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The Biden administration is suing Texas over its new voting law

The Biden administration is suing Texas over the state's restrictive voting law that was signed into law in September and is set to got into effect Dec. 2.


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A New Jersey teen vanishes after a trip to a local deli. She's been missing 3 weeks

New Jersey authorities are searching for a missing teen who vanished after taking a trip to an East Orange deli last month.

JaShyah Moore, 14, of East Orange, was last seen on Oct. 14 at around 10 a.m. after she took a trip to Poppies Deli, according to a release from the city of East Orange. The teen had earlier gone to the store to pick up items for her family.


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Lawyers for Trump, Jan. 6 panel spar in federal court over records fight

Lawyers for the Democrat-led House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack told a federal judge on Thursday that President Biden — not former President Trump — is in the best position to decide what records can be released to the panel.

Last month, Trump sued the committee and the National Archives agency to stop the panel from acquiring his presidential records tied to the Jan. 6 attack.


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Borrowers say they were wrongly denied loan forgiveness. Now, help is on the way

The U.S. Department of Education says it will reach out to federal student loan borrowers who may have been prematurely denied loan forgiveness under the revamped Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program and will reprocess their applications.


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The Senate has confirmed the 1st Latino to lead the U.S. census, Robert Santos

Updated November 4, 2021 at 5:56 PM ET

The Senate has confirmed Robert Santos, President Biden's nominee to head the U.S. Census Bureau, for a historic political appointment.


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Oreos, Sour Patch Kids and other snacks will soon get more expensive

Supply chain problems are making it harder to get so many products and making them more expensive — everything from books to toys to glass bottles. Look out: Our beloved snacks are next.


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Birthday parties and sleepovers are back as parents welcome COVID vaccine for kids

Sleepovers. Birthday parties. Long-awaited family reunions.

Those are among the activities and gatherings that parents told NPR they hope to make possible for their kids following a formal recommendation of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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Here's how India is celebrating Diwali

Hindus across the world are celebrating Diwali. The five-day festival of lights is one of the most popular holidays in India, and Thursday is the main day of festivities, when the faithful pray to the Hindu goddess of wealth.

People celebrate Diwali by lighting little earthen oil lamps to mark the victory of light over darkness.


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A juror in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial was dismissed for joking about Jacob Blake

A juror in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse has been dismissed by the judge for making a joke about Jacob Blake, the Black man whose shooting by police sparked the protests in Kenosha, Wis., where Rittenhouse shot and killed two protesters.

The juror, a retired white man, made the joke to a court police officer as the officer escorted him to his car on Wednesday afternoon. The officer reported the joke to Judge Bruce Schroeder.

Called before the judge and lawyers on Thursday morning, the juror confirmed that he made the joke but declined to repeat it.


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A key source for the infamous Trump-Russia dossier is charged with lying to the FBI

Updated November 4, 2021 at 1:07 PM ET

A Russian national who was a key source of information used in the 2016 dossier of allegations about Donald Trump's alleged ties to Russia has been arrested and indicted on accusations that he lied to the FBI.

Igor Danchenko was taken into custody Thursday morning as part of special counsel John Durham's investigation into the origins of the FBI's Trump-Russia probe. Danchenko has been charged with five counts of making false statements.


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