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Bitcoin plummets as global selloff continues over Evergrande

Bitcoin plummets as global selloff continues over Evergrande

Bitcoin is falling as fears of the Evergrande crisis sweep through global markets. The digital currency has dropped 5.7% in the last 24 hours, and was trading at $42,955 per coin as of 2:43 am ET on Tuesday, according to cryptocurrency tracker Coindesk. Earlier, it was down as much as 12%. Other cryptocurrencies are tumbling,…MORE

FBI cart away possible evidence from Gabby Petito’s fiancé’s home as the search for him continues

FBI cart away possible evidence from Gabby Petito’s fiancé’s home as the search for him continues

After many hours spent and many items removed, the FBI’s search of the family home of Gabby Petito’s fiancé, Brian Laundrie, in Florida ended Monday. But authorities are continuing to look for the man who, according to his family, disappeared a week ago, three days after Petito was reported missing. On Sunday, human remains that…MORE

The FDA could authorize Covid-19 vaccines for young children in weeks, expert says

The FDA could authorize Covid-19 vaccines for young children in weeks, expert says

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could soon authorize a Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for young children, experts said — a development that offers hope in the midst of a dangerous time in the pandemic for kids, who account for a quarter of all cases reported last week. “It is conceivable that by Halloween, we…MORE

Cleaning out the attic, journalist discovers two letters written to him by the Unabomber

Cleaning out the attic, journalist discovers two letters written to him by the Unabomber

As part of a pandemic project suggested by his wife, Jack Epstein began last month going through his papers that were taking up space in their attic. While cleaning out old letters from readers of his budget travel book on Latin America, the journalist with the San Francisco Chronicle made an unexpected discovery, that he’d…MORE

A nurse’s training didn’t protect her from vaccine misinformation. Now, she’s one of the victims of Covid-19

A nurse’s training didn’t protect her from vaccine misinformation. Now, she’s one of the victims of Covid-19

Natalie Rise was a registered nurse in Idaho who loved her job as a home health care worker before she decided to stay at home with her special-needs twins, according to her brother, Daryl Rise. But her science-based training to become an RN was apparently no match for the disinformation about Covid-19 vaccines being shared…MORE

A new focus of news coverage: Are there double standards for Covid protocols?

A new focus of news coverage: Are there double standards for Covid protocols?

A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter. You can sign up for free right here. Monday was a day full of pandemic dissonance. Tuesday probably will be, too. On the same day we learned about a major step forward for public health — Pfizer saying that its Covid-19 vaccine is…MORE

Brian Laundrie, Gabby Petito’s fiancé, has been missing for a week. Here’s why it’s been so hard to find him

Brian Laundrie, Gabby Petito’s fiancé, has been missing for a week. Here’s why it’s been so hard to find him

Brian Laundrie, the fiancé of Gabby Petito, has been missing for almost a week. His disappearance comes after he and Petito embarked on a cross-country trip in June, only for him to return alone in September. The search for Petito has made national headlines with daily developments, and Laundrie’s disappearance has only added to the…MORE

January 6 committee chairman says panel could start issuing subpoenas ‘within a week’

January 6 committee chairman says panel could start issuing subpoenas ‘within a week’

The Democratic chairman of the House Select Committee investigating the deadly January 6 attack on the US Capitol said Monday that the panel could start issuing subpoenas to companies and individuals who have not cooperated with records requests “within a week.” “We will probably as a committee issue subpoenas either to witnesses or organizations within…MORE

GOP operatives charged with funneling $25,000 from Russian citizen to Trump campaign in 2016
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GOP operatives charged with funneling $25,000 from Russian citizen to Trump campaign in 2016

The Justice Department on Monday charged two prominent Republican operatives who allegedly helped a Russian citizen illegally donate $25,000 to the Trump campaign in 2016. Jesse Benton, 43, and Doug Wead, 75, were charged in a six-count indictment and made their first appearance in DC District Court. They’re accused of conspiring to violate campaign finance…MORE

White House says it’s seeking more information on ‘horrific’ footage of Border Patrol agents confronting Haitian immigrants
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White House says it’s seeking more information on ‘horrific’ footage of Border Patrol agents confronting Haitian immigrants

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday that the White House is seeking more information on the “horrific” viral videos that appear to show US Border Patrol agents on horseback confronting Haitian refugees at the US border. “I’ve seen some of the footage. I don’t have the full context. I can’t imagine what context…MORE

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