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The Nevada Senate Race Was Supposed To Be Easier For Democrats. It's Still Up For Grabs.

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 20:47 | HuffPost

The Nevada Senate Race Was Supposed To Be Easier For Democrats. It's Still Up For Grabs.LAS VEGAS ― It seemed like there was every indication Dean Heller was toast



Saudis Used Mole At Twitter To Track Dissidents For Troll Farm: Report

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 19:32 | HuffPost

Saudis Used Mole At Twitter To Track Dissidents For Troll Farm: ReportThe Saudi government apparently groomed a mole inside Twitter to keep tabs on



The Latest: 2 suspects charged in Georgia officer's slaying

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 00:59 | Associated Press

The Latest: 2 suspects charged in Georgia officer's slayingSNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a Georgia police officer (all times local):



Prince Harry Flies Solo In Sydney As Meghan Markle's Schedule Is Cut Back

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 10:06 | HuffPost

Prince Harry Flies Solo In Sydney As Meghan Markle's Schedule Is Cut BackSYDNEY ― Prince Harry was on his own Sunday morning, as wife Meghan Markle



Elizabeth Warren's DNA Test and the Difficult History of Looking for Answers in Blood

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 16:26 | Time

Elizabeth Warren's DNA Test and the Difficult History of Looking for Answers in BloodBy the late 19th century the ideology of biological determinism had made its way into American law, where the politics of blood reigned



Israel reopens people, goods crossings to Gaza after lull

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 20:08 | AFP

Israel reopens people, goods crossings to Gaza after lullIsrael ordered the country's goods and people border crossings with Gaza to be opened on Sunday, just four days after shuttering them following a Palestinian rocket attack that sparked retaliatory air strikes. The move followed efforts to prevent an escalation in violence that has raised fears of a new war between Israel and the Palestinian territory's Islamist rulers Hamas. "The decision comes after a decrease in the violent events in Gaza over the weekend and efforts Hamas made to restrain" demonstrators, Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman's office said in a statement.



Japan's Biggest Bank CEO Joins Exodus From Saudi Forum

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 20:27 | Bloomberg

Japan's Biggest Bank CEO Joins Exodus From Saudi ForumMUFG Bank Ltd. CEO Kanetsugu Mike won’t attend the Future Investment Initiative conference that begins Tuesday, spokesman Kazunobu Takahara said Sunday by phone, without giving a reason for his withdrawal. Eiichi Yoshikawa, deputy president of the unit of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc., will go instead, Takahara said.



Novartis drug cut death risk by 35 percent in gene mutation breast cancer

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 10:33 | Reuters

Novartis drug cut death risk by 35 percent in gene mutation breast cancerThe Swiss drugmaker's BYL719, a so-called PI3K inhibitor also known as alpelisib, combined with hormone therapy fulvestrant boosted median progression-free survival (PFS) to 11 months, up from 5.7 months for patients who got only hormone therapy, the company said on Saturday. BYL719 plus fulvestrant cut risk of death or progression in those patients by an estimated 35 percent, Novartis said. Novartis said earlier this year that this study, called SOLAR-1, of hormone receptor positive, HER2- breast cancer with mutations of the PIK3CA gene showed that YL719 helped patients.



30 Injured in South Carolina College Party Floor Collapse

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 12:36 | Inside Edition

30 Injured in South Carolina College Party Floor CollapseThe shindig at Clemson got a little too deep.



Russia: U.S. Withdrawal From Nuclear Treaty Would Be A ‘Very Dangerous Step’

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 11:21 | HuffPost

Russia: U.S. Withdrawal From Nuclear Treaty Would Be A ‘Very Dangerous Step’The risks to global security could be severe if the U.S. pulls out of the



Long queues as Afghan voters defy election day attacks, delays

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 14:00 | Reuters

Long queues as Afghan voters defy election day attacks, delaysA suicide bomber killed 15 people in Kabul, the most serious of a series of smaller-scale attacks that caused dozens of casualties across the country but did not deter voters who endured long queues to cast their ballot. "Today the people gave an unanswerable response to the enemies of Afghanistan," government spokesman Haroon Chakansuri told reporters. Voting should have been over by the time the suicide bomber struck a polling station in the north of Kabul, killing 10 civilians and five police, but polling stations were kept open longer than normal to cope with large numbers of people who had been unable to cast ballots.



6 shot on street near north Florida stadium before NFL game

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 20:16 | Associated Press

6 shot on street near north Florida stadium before NFL gameJACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Six people have been wounded in a street shooting blocks from the Florida stadium where the NFL's Houston Texans played and defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday afternoon, authorities said.



ABC News' Paula Faris interviews Texas Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 18:58 | ABC News Videos

ABC News' Paula Faris interviews Texas Senate candidate Beto O'RourkeABC News' Paula Faris sat down separately with Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke, who are competing for Cruz' U.S. Senate seat in Texas, to discuss the midterm elections, among other topics.



This fifth grader's baked potato costume is better than whatever you've planned for Halloween

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 13:00 | Mashable

This fifth grader's baked potato costume is better than whatever you've planned for HalloweenThis is One Good Thing , a weekly column where we tell you about one of the few nice things that happened this week. Halloween is fast approaching and while you may think your planned costume's impressive, there's a very good chance it won't top this fifth grader who dressed as a baked potato. Reddit user seal2781, a 24-year-old named Celia, recently shared a throwback Halloween picture from 2004 — the year she followed her heart and dressed as a baked potato wrapped in foil with a li'l pat of butter on top. Precious! Delicious! All around wholesome! The costume is one of the closest things we've seen to absolute Halloween perfection, and the kind of ensemble we should all strive to put together this time of year. If you're having doubts about how great it is, we're not exaggerating. See for yourself... SEE ALSO: This Kevin from 'The Office' Halloween costume for babies needs to exist IRL Celia told Mashable via Reddit that she fashioned the wearable baked potato for her elementary school Halloween costume contest. The costume won first prize and for that, she received a whole $5!  "The day before the contest I decided I wanted to be a baked potato," she wrote. "I'm not really sure why — I just thought it would be funny." She says her dad Ron helped make the costume out of cardboard boxes. "We covered the boxes in wide plastic wrap to hold it all together, and then covered it in foil and added the fluff and brown paper 'skin.' The pad of butter was just a small pizza box covered in yellow cellophane paper." The baked potato has everything you'd want from a good costume. The homemade aspect shows off your resourceful side, it'll give people a good laugh, and you'll also stand out from a crowd of store bought superheroes, princesses, and more. Though it does have one downfall... "The main thing I remember about the costume was how hot it was. I really felt like a baked potato wearing it," Celia said. But still, an overall success. Celia's family has been cranking out next-level costumes for years, she explained, recalling her brother's most memorable ensemble: a massive five-foot tall baseball bat. Stunning. Image: seal2781/reddit Want more clever culture writing beamed directly to your inbox? Sign up here for the twice-weekly Click Click Click newsletter. It's fun – we promise. WATCH: Nightmares Fear Factory continues to serve us amazing haunted-house reaction photos







Today's Horoscope

Aries Horoscope for Sunday, October 21, 2018

A loud voice doesn`t carry as far as a soft one right now. Don`t overwhelm people, Aries. Although you`re still in charge at the moment, you don`t want to ride roughshod over potential future allies. When the Moon is in your own Sign, your strong suit is most often your subtlest strength. Of course, a small dose of exuberance is fine as well, unless it leads to a careless or thoughtless mistake. Whatever you want to accomplish today, it`s important to attempt to strike some kind of balance.
Taurus
A slow, steady pace is perfectly fine with you for the time being. These days, you feel more like a scavenger than a hunter. As far as you`re concerned, you`ll be perfectly happy to take what the environment has to offer instead of grabbing it by force. Your current strategy is to shuffle the cards and then let them fall where they may. Keep the positive attitude going, and you`ll be just fine.
Gemini

This is getting a lot more complicated than you ever imagined it would be, isn`t it, Gemini? As the Moon makes its way through the current Sign, a new layer of meaning covers what everyone thinks should be obvious. Keep in mind that words are only symbols for the actual event. This is a good time to pick up on subliminal messages and subtle body language. It`s in your best interest to notice the behavioral nuances of people who come from a different place than you do.
Cancer
Sure, you`re in a hurry, but it`s extremely important for you to heed all traffic signs and signals. The last thing that you need right now is a brush with the law, Cancer. Find a way to behave yourself in public even if your private life is in turmoil. As long as you know the truth, that should be good enough for now. Sooner or later you`ll meet up with someone who wants to believe you -- until then, rest assured that you are in a safe place.
Leo

This is a high-energy day for the Lion. Try to be a little considerate of others, though, as you may find yourself stomping through the day with no purpose. You have too much time on your hands and too little to do. Watch yourself, or you may spend the day idly, indulging in your love for rich foods or in meaningless gossip. Instead of lazing about, why not find the time to do that ambitious task you`ve been putting off? No time like the present, unless you`re really determined to loaf.
Virgo
A big issue becomes more confusing as you break it down. You might have thought you had all of the details in place, but there`s no way you could have planned for something like this. Unfortunately, you`re in no position to decide anything when a rational discussion may not even be possible. With current conditions, Virgo is uncomfortable around emotionally intense people. Find a quiet place to be alone if the party you are attending starts to get out of control.
Libra

Are you absolutely sure you know what the rules are in this game? As the Moon makes its way through Aries, you are slowly pushing at the boundaries of what`s appropriate. Keep in mind that no matter what you do behind the scenes, appearances are everything right now. Put on a smile and do whatever else it takes to send all the guests home with a resounding impression of how wonderful you are -- you can clean up all of your dirty laundry after they`ve gone home.
Scorpio
The dreamer inside of you finally realizes that it`s time to face up to reality, Scorpio. Besides, what is the point of wasting these next days waiting for events that will never happen? By forcing the issue, you could be stuck with something worse. If you must lead with your head, be sure to wear a padded helmet. Your competitors might have gear that is newer and more high-tech than yours, but you have the leading edge when it comes to brainpower.
Sagittarius

Pay attention to all of the subtle nuances that exist in the world around you today. Nothing is insignificant -- even the tiniest, most microscopic things matter right now. Colors seem to be good mood indicators, and laughter is music to your ears right now. This is a great time to begin a project that`s close to your heart. Tackle a formidable task that suddenly seems easy early in the day. Romance and fun are your best friends this evening.
Capricorn
The best part about today is that you don`t have to do anything that you don`t really want to do. When no one is looking, it`s possible for you to bend the bars of your obligations and slip away to freedom. When the Moon is in its current Sign, the Universe has a tendency to finally recognize your desires. Branch out on your own, or step back along your old path with new vigor. Now is the time to prove how much you really do care.
Aquarius

Take some time for yourself today and contemplate the ways in which you are truly free. Take a look inside your mind; you may be seeking insight that you already have. Thinking out loud can lead to solutions where you thought there were problems. The element of surprise plays an important role in your life, so keep your options open and make room for some excitement. Write about or verbally describe your moment of inspiration; this will lead to increased self-awareness and clarity.
Pisces
You can learn a lot from just observing, Pisces. If given the opportunity, this is a great time to follow the example of someone you admire. You may not be doing the most original work, but you`ll certainly feel better about yourself when the day is done. As the Moon makes its way through its current Sign, you can look forward to the next several days with optimism. A handful of great things are still possible if you`re willing to reach for them.