• US says it will block palm oil from large Malaysian producer

    US says it will block palm oil from large Malaysian producer0

    The United States will detain shipments of palm oil and its products from a major producer in Malaysia after a wide range of labor abuse indicators were found, including physical and sexual violence and forced child labor, an official said Wednesday. The withhold release order against FGV Holdings Berhad goes into effect immediately following a

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  • Biden, Trump press contrasts in Midwest after debate chaos

    Biden, Trump press contrasts in Midwest after debate chaos0

    CLEVELAND – Fresh off their chaotic debate-stage clash, President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden targeted voters across the Midwest on Wednesday, hitting hard at their contrasting messages as millions of voters cast early ballots. Biden headed out on his most aggressive day on the campaign trail all year, with eight stops planned for a

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  • Florida reports 1,948 new cases Wednesday, 174 resident deaths

    Florida reports 1,948 new cases Wednesday, 174 resident deaths0

    Florida reported 1,948 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, along with 174 more residents’ deaths. The state is now up to 706,516 confirmed cases, 14,317 resident deaths and 171 non-resident deaths from COVID-19 that occurred here, according to the health department’s dashboard. At least 44,108 hospitalizations have been attributed to the novel coronavirus since the

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  • Kaczynski joins new Polish Cabinet as deputy prime minister

    Kaczynski joins new Polish Cabinet as deputy prime minister23

    WARSAW – Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki presented a reshuffled Cabinet on Wednesday that formally brings the conservative ruling party’s leader into a government position, together with a new education minister who has said LGBT people are “not equal” to others. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the behind-the-scenes strategist of the government since his Law and Justice party

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  • Hot, dry conditions stoke devastating California wildfires

    Hot, dry conditions stoke devastating California wildfires0

    SAN FRANCISCO – Flames devoured swaths of brush and trees in Northern California on Wednesday amid unseasonably hot and dry weather. High winds that spread new fires this week in the Napa and Sonoma wine country and in a far northern area of the state were reduced to breezes, but vegetation remained ripe for burning

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  • Rihanna wants to cheer up a troubled world with fashion show

    Rihanna wants to cheer up a troubled world with fashion show0

    NEW YORK – With help from Lizzo, Travis Scott, Rosalia and some of the biggest names in modeling, Rihanna said she decided to forge ahead with a new digital-only Savage X Fenty lingerie show to bring something good into a troubled world. Insofar as well-priced intimates in a broad range of sizes can achieve that

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