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UK government borrowing rises to record due to…

U.K. government borrowing rose to the highest level on record in the first half of the financial year as tax revenue fell and authorities spent billions of pounds to prop up an economy ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic

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Florida Cop Faces Suspension for Trump Mask

A Miami police officer who wore a Trump campaign mask at a voting station will be disciplined, the mayor says. "There were people claiming it was voter intimidation," Mayor Francis Suarez says, per Fox News . "Officers have a responsibility … to protect our residents and they have to do that...

On This Day: 21 October 2015

Stars of 'Back to the Future' gathered to mark the day the trilogy's Marty and Doc travel to the 'future.' (Oct. 21)

Carole Baskin Comes Out As Bisexual

In a candid interview with the U.K.-based publication Pink News, Carole Baskin broke big news. The “Tiger King” star revealed that she has “always considered myself to be bisexual.” “Even though I’ve never had a wife, I could just as easily have a wife as a husband.” Baskin then described herself as a “tomboy” growing up, according to HuffPost. The 59-year-old Baskin said she began to explore her sexuality in the 1980s. She was then engaged to a psychologist who worked with members of the LGBTQ community.

EU to UK on Brexit talks: 'You can't have cake…

The European Union is taking a defiant tone as the standoff over resuming post-Brexit trade negotiations with the United Kingdom continues

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Adele to Host ‘SNL’ for First Time Ever

Adele to Host ‘SNL’ for First Time Ever . On October 18, Adele took to Instagram to confirm that she would be hosting this week’s episode of ‘SNL.’. In her post, Adele said she was “so excited” for the opportunity to do her “first ever hosting gig.” . if there was ever a time for any of us to jump head first into the deep end with our eyes closed and hope for the best it’s 2020 right?, Adele, via Instagram. The 32-year-old singer last appeared on ‘SNL’ on November 21, 2015, also during an election cycle. . Adele credited that appearance with “break[ing]” her career in America. She said the opportunity to host “feels full circle” and that she “couldn’t possibly” pass up the opportunity. . Adele also used her post to gush about the musical guest, H.E.R., saying she was going to melt into a “flaming hot mess.” . I am besides myself that H.E.R will be the musical guest!! I love her SO much I can’t wait to melt into a flaming hot mess when she performs, Adele, via Instagram

Breonna Taylor's Grand Jury Never Presented With…

A juror in the Breonna Taylor case said Tuesday that prosecutors skipped a major step. Prosecutors never presented the grand jury with homicide charges against three police officers. The three officers being the ones involved in Taylor’s killing, reports HuffPost. The new allegations raise additional questions over how prosecutors handled the killing of Taylor. Breonna Taylor, a Black woman, was shot by police in her own apartment in Louisville, Kentucky. Only one was eventually charged in connection with the incident, and it wasn't for her death.

Grand Jurors in Breonna Taylor Case: Here's Our…

Grand jurors in the Breonna Taylor case are telling their side of the story. After a Kentucky judge ruled Tuesday that jurors could come forward to talk about the proceedings publicly, a lawyer representing two of the jurors, who are so far remaining anonymous, released a statement, ABC News reports....

Epsilon becomes 10th hurricane of the season

Hurricane Epsilon will approach Bermuda with increasing seas and surf later Wednesday into Wednesday night

Expert Warns the 'Darkest' Time of the Pandemic…

Expert Warns the 'Darkest' Time of the Pandemic , Will Be the Holidays. According to CNN, 10 states reported their highest single-day COVID-19 counts on Oct. 16. The nation as a whole is averaging over 55,000 new cases of the virus per day. Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. told NBC's 'Meet the Press' that he thinks the worst is yet to come. The next six to 12 weeks are going to be the darkest of the entire pandemic, Michael Osterholm, via CNN. Osterholm said that between now and the holidays, . America's COVID-19 cases will grow "much, much larger than even the 67 to 75,000 cases" that were reported on Friday. He also believes the government's inability to coordinate a response to the virus has played a role in subduing the pandemic. People don't know what to believe, and that's one of our huge challenges going forward, is we've got to get the message to the public that reflects the science and reflects reality, Michael Osterholm, via CNN

Stampede kills 11 Afghans seeking visas to leave…

Afghan officials say at least 11 women were trampled to death when a stampede broke out among thousands of Afghans waiting in a soccer stadium to get visas to leave the country

AP Top Stories October 21 A

Here's the latest for Wednesday October 21st: CDC says 300,000 more deaths than usual in US during pandemic; Trump says US is crushing the coronavirus; Pelosi says COVID aid talks progressing; Virus outbreak in Kansas nursing home.

Human Remains Found in Search for 1921 Massacre…

On the second day of a renewed search for victims of the 1921 Tulsa race massacre , officials announced at least one set of human remains has been found. They will be analyzed to determine whether they are from a massacre victim, CNN reports; the Washington Post notes that will happen...

Polish academics protest 'fundamentalist…

University academics in Poland are protesting the conservative government’s appointment of a new education minister who has said LGBT people are not equal to “normal people,” that women were created to produce children and who has voiced support for corporal punishment

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Rejected wonky faced dog finds forever home

Picasso, the wonky faced dog finds forever home.

Trump Cuts 60 Minutes Interview Short, Calls It…

President Trump was interviewed for 60 Minutes Tuesday, for a segment airing this coming Sunday, and after multiple outlets reported the POTUS had abruptly cut the sit-down short, Trump offered his take on things. "I am pleased to inform you that, for the sake of accuracy in reporting, I am...

Today in History for October 21st

Highlights of this day in history: Thomas Edison perfects workable electric light; Anthrax scare claims first of two U.S. postal workers in Washington, DC; Britain wins Battle of Trafalgar; Actress and author Carrie Fisher born. (Oct. 21)

Trump Ends '60 Minutes' Interview After 45 minutes

Donald Trump ended his interview for "60 Minutes" abruptly on Tuesday. He walked away after just 45 minutes of filming, according to CNN. Trump was supposed to return for a "walk and talk" with Vice President Mike Pence, but did not do so. The news broke shortly after Trump tweeted a video of '60 Minutes' host Lesley Stahl. In the photo, she was not wearing a mask inside the White House.

CMT Music Awards to feature trio of hosts…

The CMT Music Awards has a new look and a trio of new hosts this year

John Ross Requests Trade From Cincinnati Bengals

John Ross Requests Trade From Cincinnati Bengals. On Tuesday, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported that Ross is frustrated with his 2020 playing time. The wide receiver's agent has reportedly talked with the Bengals about sending Ross elsewhere, but nothing has come of it yet. Ross was selected ninth overall in the 2017 draft, but he only played 24 games in his first three seasons due to injuries. Since being inactive from Weeks 3-5, Ross only played one snap in the Bengals' 31-27 loss to the Colts last weekend. . According to NFL.com, he's caught 51 passes in his career, with a single-season high of 28 (for 506 yards) in 2019. The trade deadline is Nov. 3

Derek Hough Hits The Dance Floor On 'Dancing With…

Derek Hough treated DWTS fans to a special night on Monday. The beloved host returned to the floor to perform a sexy routine with girlfriend Hayley Erbert. According to CNN, it was Hough's first time dancing on the show since 2017. The happy couple danced a paso doble to Taalbi Brothers' "Uccen." Hough and Erbert, who have been dating for five years, say they have grown even closer during the pandemic. "We grew as a couple tremendously," Hough recently said during an appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."

Bill Cosby Smiles in New Mugshot

Bill Cosby is wearing a mask around his neck and a smile on his face in his new mugshot. TMZ reports it was a routine photo update; Cosby was simply due for a new one. The pic was snapped Sept. 4 at the SCI Phoenix state prison in Pennsylvania, where...

Smoky mountain sunset

As the sun descended in Woodfin, North Carolina, on Oct. 20, it made for some beautiful views with haze from smoke in the distance.

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Rush Limbaugh Says His Stage 4 Lung Cancer Is…

Rush Limbaugh Says His Stage 4 Lung Cancer Is Terminal. On Monday, Rush Limbaugh revealed to his listeners that his stage 4 lung cancer was worsening. Prior to this, Limbaugh said his cancer had “been reduced” and “become manageable.” . Now, recent scans showed a setback that wasn’t “dramatic” but was definitely in the “wrong direction.” . Limbaugh said doctors have changed his medication in the hopes of “keeping additional progression at bay.” . I hate the way I feel every day. It's tough to realize that the days where I do not think I'm under a death sentence are over, Rush Limbaugh, via CNN. He discussed his terminal disease diagnosis further, saying he had become more philosophical about it. . We all know that we're going to die at some point, but when you have a terminal disease diagnosis that has a time frame to it, then that puts a different psychological and even physical awareness to it, Rush Limbaugh, via CNN

Worsening opioid crisis overshadowed in…

The coronavirus outbreak and the Trump administration's response to the pandemic have been a dominating theme in this year's presidential race

Trump in Pennsylvania: US 'crushing the virus'

Speaking to a crowd of thousands in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, President Donald Trump declared that the United States was "crushing" the coronavirus. (Oct. 20)