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AMERICA • Today
Tributes pour in for 'trailblazer' Colin Powell
October 19, 2021
The ex-US secretary of state, the first African-American in that role, dies of Covid complications.
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Murder trial for the killing of Ahmaud Arbery begins with jury selection in Georgia
October 19, 2021
Three White men accused of chasing down and killing Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man out for a jog, are set to stand trial for murder in Georgia this week in a case thick with issues of racism, self-defense and cellphone video.
Murder trial for the killing of Ahmaud Arbery begins with jury selection in Georgia
October 19, 2021
• A timeline of the killing of Ahmaud Arbery and the case against 3 men accused of his murder
North Korea has fired at least one ballistic missile from the country's east coast, authorities say
October 19, 2021
North Korea fired at least one ballistic missile from its eastern coast on Tuesday morning, according to South Korean and Japanese officials.
Myanmar to release 5,600 prisoners held for anti-junta protests
October 19, 2021
Myanmar's junta has freed hundreds of political prisoners from Yangon's Insein prison, Reuters reported Tuesday, citing local media. It follows the junta's announcement Monday that it would free more than 5,600 people arrested for protesting against military rule.
There was a 7.2% jump in assaults on law enforcement officers in 2020, FBI says
October 19, 2021
More than 60,000 law enforcement officers were assaulted in the line of duty last year, up 7.2% from 2019, according to a report released Monday by the FBI.
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"CBS Evening News" headlines for Monday, October 18, 2021
October 19, 2021
Here's a look at the top stories making headlines on the "CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell."
How Colin Powell's cancer may have limited COVID vaccine's effectiveness
October 19, 2021
Colin Powell died from COVID-19 complications despite being vaccinated. Dr. Megan Ranney, an emergency room doctor at Brown University, explains how his age and cancer may have weakened his immune system and the vaccine's effectiveness.
Missionaries kidnapped by powerful Haitian gang
October 19, 2021
The FBI and U.S. State Department have joined efforts to free 17 missionaries who were kidnapped in Haiti. Violence and crime have spun out of control there since Haiti's president was assassinated in July. Manuel Bojorquez reports.
Some parents protest California's student vaccine mandate
October 19, 2021
Some parents are pushing back over a California order requiring all students to get vaccinated against COVID-19 once they are eligible and the FDA gives full approval. Carter Evans has the latest.
Police unions and city officials across U.S. clash over vaccine mandates
October 19, 2021
Tensions are mounting between police unions and city officials nationwide as COVID-19 vaccination mandates go into effect. Michael George has the details.

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AMERICA • Business
'We are on a war on combating greenwashing,' says climate tech entrepreneur
October 19, 2021
A Swedish start-up that's been backed by Google claims that its carbon emissions tracker can help to put an end to corporate greenwashing.
How NASA’s Lucy asteroid mission will help tell the story of our solar system
October 19, 2021
Lori Glaze, director of NASA’s planetary science division, talks about the agency's Lucy asteroid mission.
Apple listened to its most loyal customers and fixed its laptop problems from the last five years
October 18, 2021
The new machines appear to be Apple addressing longstanding user complaints, especially from programmers and other professional-level users.

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The support groups helping Big Tech workers blow the whistle
October 19, 2021
Lawyers, researchers and publicists show current wave of whistleblowers how to achieve maximum impact
‘Squid Game’ hit raises stakes for Netflix in broadband battle
October 18, 2021
SK Broadband sues US company over cost of network traffic surge in potential precedent-setting case
Apple cements break from Intel with laptops powered by own chips
October 18, 2021
New 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro notebooks feature ‘M1 Pro’ processor
Foxconn’s electric vehicles face an uphill struggle
October 18, 2021
Apple supplier enters the competitive EV market as profits from consumer electronics decline
State Street/asset management: strong results ease pressure to find a deal
October 18, 2021
Finding a partner could have some merit but could also be messy
Asda to take on extra £500m debt after petrol station sale collapses
October 18, 2021
Supermarket will also shell out £250m as result of failed deal with its owners EG Group
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US stocks moving higher after being flat early in aftermarket session
October 19, 2021
U.S. equity futures are trading slightly higher, but continue to search for direction ahead of the Tuesday session on Wall Street.
Power squeeze curbs Chinese growth, leaves Europe in a gas bind
October 19, 2021
China's power shortages hit growth in the world's second-biggest economy, threatening more pain for global supply chains, while Europe's gas squeeze looked set to continue as Russia's Gazprom showed no sign of hiking exports to the region in October.
Samsung SDI, Stellantis agree joint electric vehicle battery deal -source
October 19, 2021
South Korean battery maker Samsung SDI Co Ltd and global automaker Stellantis NV have agreed to jointly produce electric vehicle (EV) batteries for the North American market, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday
Rent the Runway targets valuation of up to $1.5 billion in IPO
October 19, 2021
Rent the Runway Inc. is seeking a valuation of as much as $1.5 billion in its initial public offering next week, in what would cap a comeback for the clothing-rental business.
‘CoComelon’ owner Moonbug weighs sale, IPO
October 19, 2021
Moonbug Entertainment Ltd., the company behind the hit children’s show “CoComelon,” is looking to cash in on its popularity by either selling itself or going public, according to people familiar with the matter.
SEC says GameStop meme stock frenzy fueled by ‘investor sentiment’
October 18, 2021
The SEC said enthusiastic investors drove GameStop shares into the stratosphere earlier this year but acknowledged the events provide "an opportunity to reflect" on controversial market structure issues.
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AMERICA • Markets
China Launches Dollar-Bond Sale
October 19, 2021
China launched a sale of U.S. dollar bonds, in a test of investor appetite after data showed the world’s second-largest economy is cooling rapidly.
Rent the Runway Targets Valuation of Up to $1.5 Billion in IPO
October 19, 2021
The company’s IPO would cap a comeback for the clothing-rental business.
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European Shares Set To Open On Firm Note
October 19, 2021
European stocks may open on a steady note Tuesday as Treasury yields declined and a flattening in the yield curve paused.
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AMERICA • Economy
China's Scripted Homicides Become a Popular Pastime
October 19, 2021
“Scripted homicide” clubs have opened around the country as young people look for ways to escape and connect. Naturally, the government has questions.
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AMERICA • Insights
Colin Powell was the most prominent American soldier of his generation
October 18, 2021
He served as national security adviser, top military officer and secretary of state
Striketober: American workers take to the picket lines
October 18, 2021
In a tight labour market strikers have some more leverage than before
Samsung Electronics wants to dominate cutting-edge chipmaking
October 17, 2021
The South Korean dynasty’s third generation is taking on TSMC and Intel. Can it succeed?
How Adobe became Silicon Valley’s quiet reinventor
October 16, 2021
From an also-ran to the world’s fourth-most-valuable software firm
How to run better meetings
October 16, 2021
The jury system offers clues to managers everywhere
Why does Tata Group want Air India back?
October 16, 2021
After a long delay, the loss-making flag-carrier flies free of state ownership
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