Eight Dead In Suspected Terrorist Truck Attack On Bike Path In New York City

A man driving a rented pickup truck mowed down pedestrians and cyclists on a bike path alongside the Hudson River in New York City on Tuesday, killing eight people and injuring about a dozen others in what authorities said was an act of terrorism.  

NYC terror attack leaves 8 dead, several injured; suspect’s notes pledged ISIS loyalty

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Ex-Trump Campaign Chair Paul Manafort Pleads Not Guilty To Charges In Russia Probe

Paul Manafort, the onetime chairman of the Trump campaign was indicted on 12 counts related to money laundering, including “conspiracy against the United States.”  A former Manafort colleague, Rick Gates, also has been charged. Gates and Manafort both surrendered to authorities on Monday morning.  The two men pleaded not guilty to all charges during a court appearance later that same day.

Ex-Trump Campaign Chief Manafort, Deputy Indicted on 12 Charges in Russia Probe

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U.S. Court Blocks Enforcement Of Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

A federal judge in Washington on Monday blocked President Donald Trump from banning transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, handing a victory to transgender service members who accused the president of violating their constitutional rights.

Federal Judge Blocks Enforcement of Trump Ban on Transgender Service Members

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Kevin Spacey Apologizes After Allegation Of Decades-Old Sexual Advance On A Minor

Actor Kevin Spacey apologized Sunday night for what he said “would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior” after actor Anthony Rapp accused him of making a sexual advance on him 31 years ago, when Mr. Rapp was 14 years old.  Spacey, who has long been private about his personal life, said in a statement that he did not remember any such encounter and also added that the accusation “has encouraged me to address other things about my life” and that he “choose now to live as a gay man.”

Kevin Spacey apologizes after actor accuses him of ‘sexual advance’ at 14

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More Than 900K Without Power As Major Storm Batters Northeast

More than 900,000 customers were without power in the Northeast on Monday as a major storm battered parts of the region with hurricane-force winds and torrential rain. The power outages spanned several states — including Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire.  

Fierce winds and heavy rain hit New York

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Former Fox News Host Eric Bolling’s Son’s Death Ruled Accidental

Former Fox News Channel host Eric Bolling confirmed Thursday that his son, Eric Chase Bolling Jr., died of an overdose of opioids last month in Boulder.  The Boulder County Coroner’s Office had previously confirmed that the younger Bolling, who was 19 and a student at the University of Colorado-Boulder, was indeed found dead in early September.  The elder Bolling had said initially there was “no sign of self harm” on his son when he was found.

Former Fox News host Eric Bolling says son’s death in Boulder was accidental opioid overdose

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Two Abortion Restrictions Struck Down By U.S. Judge In Alabama

On Thursday, October 26 a federal judge struck down two abortion restrictions in Alabama that limited how close clinics can be to public schools, as well as banning a procedure used to terminate pregnancies in the second trimester.  U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson in the Middle District of Alabama found the laws unconstitutional and permanently enjoined the state from enforcing the measures.

Federal judge strikes down two abortion restrictions in Alabama

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Secret JFK Assassination Files To Be Released Thursday

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that his administration will release classified government documents about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Thursday, the deadline Congress set for making the files public. Congress mandated the release to the public of the documents, including FBI and CIA files, barring any action by the President to block the release of certain documents.

Classified documents on JFK’s assassination will be released Thursday

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Journalist Mark Halperin Apologizes After Five Woman Accuse Him Of Sexual Harassment

Veteran political journalists Mark Halperin is “taking a step back” in the face of five sexual harassment accusations. The story broke as five women came forward and made the allegations to CNN.
Halperin co-wrote the best-selling book “Game Change,” about John McCain’s now infamous decision to choose Sarah Palin as his running mate in 2008 against Barack Obama.

Trump Allows Refugee Admissions To Resume With New Screening

President Donald Trump has allowed the resumption of refugee admissions into the U.S. under stricter screening rules, but ordered nationals from 11 countries believed to pose higher risk to U.S. national security to face even tougher scrutiny.

Under Trump plan, refugees from 11 countries face additional U.S. barriers

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