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As William Shatner prepares to be beamed up Wednesday for his first real-life spaceflight, and to become at 90 the oldest person ever to enter the final frontier, he's bringing out the awe in the small handful of people around a rural Texas spaceport.

By CODY JACKSON and ANDREW DALTON Associated Press October 12, 2021
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Cross-country traveler Gabby Petito was strangled, a Wyoming coroner announced Tuesday.

By MEAD GRUVER, Associated Press October 12, 2021
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With the governor of Texas leading the charge, conservative Republicans in several states are moving to block or undercut President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates for private employers before the regulations are even issued.

By LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press October 12, 2021
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Hunger and food insecurity across the United States have dropped measurably over the past six months, but the need remains far above pre-pandemic levels.

By ASHRAF KHALIL, Associated Press October 12, 2021
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Southwest Airlines canceled more than 350 flights Monday following a weekend of major disruptions that it blamed on bad weather and air traffic control issues. The pilots union accused the company of a botched response to what it said would have been a minor challenge for other airlines.

By DAVID KOENIG, AP Airlines Writer October 11, 2021
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Indigenous people across the United States marked Monday with celebrations of their heritage, education campaigns and a push for the Biden administration to make good on its word.

By FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press October 11, 2021
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Texas clinics on Saturday canceled appointments they had booked during a 48-hour reprieve from the most restrictive abortion law in the U.S., which was back in effect as weary providers again turn their sights to the Supreme Court.

October 9, 2021
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A man upset over the impeachment of former President Donald Trump, illegal immigration and the direction he thinks the country is headed is accused of threatening the lives of Alaska's two Republican U.S. senators in a series of profanity-laced voicemails that included saying he would hire an assassin to kill one.

By MARK THIESSEN Associated Press October 9, 2021
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The Taliban on Saturday ruled out cooperation with the United States to contain extremist groups in Afghanistan, staking out an uncompromising position on a key issue ahead of the first direct talks between the former foes since America withdrew from the country in August.

By KATHY GANNON Associated Press October 9, 2021
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After a crude oil sheen was detected on the waters off the Southern California coast, environmentalists feared the worst: A massive spill that would wreck the ecosystem.

By AMY TAXIN Associated Press October 9, 2021
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A spotlight that has been thrown on how many of the rich and powerful shield their wealth is also intensifying a fear among philanthropy experts: That the tax havens being used by the wealthy will increasingly siphon money away from charitable causes.

By By HALELUYA HADERO AP Business Writer October 9, 2021
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The number of Americans getting COVID-19 vaccines has steadily increased to a three-month high as seniors and people with medical conditions seek boosters, and government and employer mandates push more workers to take their first doses.

By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press October 9, 2021
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U.S. employers added just 194,000 jobs in September, a second straight tepid gain and evidence that the pandemic has kept its grip on the economy, with many companies struggling to fill millions of open jobs.

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER Associated Press October 8, 2021
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Running out of time to get its products on store shelves ahead of the holidays, the Basic Fun toy company made an unprecedented decision: It’s leaving one-third of its iconic Tonka Mighty Dump Trucks destined for the U.S. in China.

By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO The Associated Press October 8, 2021
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Wall Street capped a wobbly day of trading with a broad slide for stocks Friday, after a weak jobs report raised questions about the Federal Reserve’s timeline to pare back its immense support for markets.

By STAN CHOE, DAMIAN J. TROISE and ALEX VEIGA Associated Press October 8, 2021
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The Senate Thursday night voted to extend the government's borrowing authority into December and temporarily avert an unprecedented federal default that experts warned would devastate the economy and harm millions of Americans.

By KEVIN FREKING, ALAN FRAM and ALEXANDRA JAFFE Associated Press October 7, 2021
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A federal judge on Wednesday ordered Texas to suspend the most restrictive abortion law in the U.S., which since September has banned most abortions in the nation's second-most populous state.

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press October 6, 2021
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A powerful earthquake early Thursday shook a remote mountainous part of southwestern Pakistan dotted with coal mines and mud houses, killing at least 11 people and injuring more than 200, an official said.

October 6, 2021
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An 18-year-old student opened fire during a fight at his Dallas-area high school on Wednesday, injuring four people and then fleeing before being taken into custody hours later, authorities said.

By JAMIE STENGLE and JILL BLEED, Associated Press October 6, 2021
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A summer of labor unrest at U.S. food manufacturers has stretched into fall, as pandemic-weary workers continue to strike for better pay.

By DEE-ANN DURBIN and GRANT SCHULTE, Associated Press October 6, 2021
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COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. are coming down again, hospitalizations are dropping, and new cases per day are about to dip below 100,000 for the first time in two months — all signs that the summer surge is waning.

By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press October 6, 2021
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Calling opponents of his plans "complicit in America's decline,” President Joe Biden made the case Tuesday for his ambitious building and social spending proposals by framing them as key to America’s global competitiveness and future success.

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and ALEXANDRA JAFFE, Associated Press October 5, 2021
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The six-hour outage at Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp was a headache for many casual users but far more serious for the millions of people worldwide who rely on the social media sites to run their businesses or communicate with relatives, fellow parents, teachers or neighbors.

By MAE ANDERSON, AP Business Writer October 5, 2021
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Eight days into the school year, all five of Amber Cessac’s daughters, ages 4 to 10, had tested positive for COVID-19.

By TALI ARBEL, Associated Press October 5, 2021
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Calls grew Monday for an end to the financial secrecy that has allowed many of the world’s richest and most powerful people to hide their wealth from tax collectors.

By PAUL WISEMAN and MARCY GORDON, AP Business Writers October 4, 2021

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