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Spain records over 23,500 COVID-19 cases in biggest daily rise so far

A man receives medical treatment from Merce Lopez, 42, who is a volunteer doctor doing health check-ups for people suffering economic hardship inside Santa Anna Church, after Catalonia’s government imposed new restrictions in an effort to control the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Barcelona, Spain October 29, 2020. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s coronavirus tally climbed by 23,580 cases on Thursday, marking a new one-day record as the hard-hit country struggles to control its second wave of infections, Health Ministry data showed on Thursday.

While the cumulative tally rose to 1,160,083, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has said the real total is likely above 3 million, as many infections aren’t captured in the national statistics.

The death toll rose by 173 to 35,466, accelerating from the previous day but below Tuesday’s figure of 267, which was the sharpest one-day rise of the second wave.

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Three states ? Maryland, Virginia, N. Carolina ? to collaborate on offshore wind projects

“Harnessing the power of offshore wind is key to meeting the urgency of the climate crisis and achieving 100 percent clean energy by 2050,” Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) said. “Virginia is well-positioned to scale up offshore wind development with a 12-megawatt wind demonstration project already built off our coast.”

“Maryland has been leading the charge when it comes to real, bipartisan, common sense solutions, and we are proud to continue setting an example for the nation of bold environmental leadership,” said Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R). “Joining this multistate partnership to expand offshore wind development will further our strong record of supporting responsible energy projects that provide jobs, clean air benefits and energy independence.”

The Mid-Atlantic states already have a competitor in New Jersey, which announced in June that it wants to be known as the hub of the nation’s offshore wind energy industry. Rhode Island has five turbines

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Trump Trade Policy Gets Failing Grades

Donald Trump may believe his trade agenda is a success, but a new analysis gives his administration’s trade policies poor marks. The analysis finds the Trump administration’s policy of raising tariffs and misusing U.S. trade laws have harmed consumers, disrupted supply chains and failed to achieve objectives that are important to the United States.

“The Trump administration deserves failing grades in many areas of its trade policies,” according to a new analysis by the National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP). “A better trade policy would have focused on remaining in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and confronting objectionable Chinese trade, investment and intellectual property actions in concert with allies and through the World Trade Organization.”

The new analysis graded the Trump

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Hurricane Zeta Leaves 3 Dead as It Knocks Out Power for Millions Across the Gulf Coast

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Three people are dead and are millions without power as a result of Hurrican Zeta.

On Wednesday, the hurricane made landfall along the Gulf Coast as a Category 2 storm, where it left a path of destruction in its wake.

The hurricane, which has since been demoted back to a tropical storm since it hit, has destroyed homes and businesses in the Gulf Coast region, as it also knocked out power lines and flooded streets, according to The Weather Channel.

As of Thursday morning, millions of homes and businesses are without power across several states, per PowerOutage.us. In Georgia, just under one million customers are without power while Louisiana is showing more than 480,000 outages. Meanwhile, Alabama has more than 300,000 without power.

In addition to destruction and power outages, the storm has also killed three people.

According to The Associated Press, a 55-year-old Louisiana man was electrocuted

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Waukegan police shooting: Car chase preceded killing of Marcellis Stinnette in Illinois, video shows

“Hey, they just ran me over,” says the officer, who has his hand on Williams’ vehicle when she takes off.

The next clip begins with a squad car speeding toward Williams’ car. She pulls out in front of the police cruiser, passes another police car, red-and-blues flashing, and blows through a stop sign. She takes a right turn, drives onto the opposite shoulder and hits a telephone pole guy wire.

The officer tailing her exits his car and begins to order the pair to, “Get out of the f**king–” before an engine revs and seven shots are fired, followed by a crash. Because the police car’s dashcam is facing to the right of the shooting, the shooting is not captured and the officer’s orientation to Williams’ car is not clear.

Surveillance video shows, after the shooting, Williams drives backward into a building.

Authorities have said the officer opened fire after

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Walter Wallace Jr.’s family has reviewed body camera footage of his fatal shooting by Philadelphia police

The family of Walter Wallace Jr., the Black man fatally shot by Philadelphia police this week, has reviewed all available police body camera footage and listened to available 911 audio recordings related to the incident, a source close to the family said Thursday.



a view of a city at night: PHILADELPHIA, USA - OCTOBER 28: A drone photo shows a view from West Philadelphia, United States on October 28, 2020 after curfew comes in effect for the city, on the third night of protesting and unrest after the fatal shooting of Walter Wallace Jr. by police. Mayor Jim Kenney announced a nighttime curfew on October 28 following two nights of unrest over the latest police killing of a Black man whose family said suffered from mental health issues. Thousands of people have taken to Philadelphia's streets, with looting and violence breaking out, since police on Monday shot dead 27-year-old Walter Wallace, who Philadelphia police officers claimed was armed with a knife. (Photo by Lokman Vural Elibol/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)


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PHILADELPHIA, USA – OCTOBER 28: A drone photo shows a view from West Philadelphia, United States on October 28, 2020 after curfew comes in effect for the city, on the third night of protesting and unrest after the fatal shooting of Walter Wallace Jr. by police. Mayor Jim Kenney announced a nighttime curfew on October 28 following two nights of unrest over the latest police killing of a Black man whose family said suffered from mental health issues. Thousands of people have taken to Philadelphia’s streets, with looting and violence breaking out, since police on Monday shot dead 27-year-old Walter Wallace,

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Psychologists Identify 11 Factors That Predict High Coronavirus Anxiety

Covid-19 has created an epidemic of worry. In China, a recent study found the prevalence of anxiety to be around 25%. Other countries show similar trends.

This is remarkable given that the typical worldwide anxiety rate is estimated to be 4%.

Who is most likely to suffer from Coronavirus-induced anxiety? New research forthcoming in the journal Personality and Individual Differences has an answer.

A team of researchers led by Marta Malesza of the University of Economics and Human Sciences in Warsaw, Poland found that the top three factors associated with high Coronavirus anxiety are:

  1. How dangerous people perceive Covid-19 to be
  2. How much information people obtain about Covid-19
  3. How likely people are to think they will contract
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Expensify employees respond to CEO’s email urging customers vote Biden

  • Expensify’s CEO, David Barrett, wrote an email to the company’s 10 million customers last week urging them to vote for Joe Biden in the US presidential election.
  • The backlash was immediate, and fell mainly on the company’s rank-and-file.
  • Expensify employees tell Business Insider they have been inundated with messages from customers, as well as from people creating accounts and pretending to be angry customers.
  • The company has lost only a handful of contracts, employees say. But two of Expensify’s competitors, Emburse and Fyle, say they have seen sales leads explode since the email went out.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

On October 22, Expensify CEO David Barrett hit send on an email to the company’s 10 million customers.

“If you are a US citizen, anything less than a vote for Biden is a vote against democracy,” Barrett wrote, adding: “a vote for Trump is to endorse voter suppression,

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Three killed in ‘terrorist attack’ on French church, local mayor says

Three people have been killed in a French church during a knife attack described by the local mayor as a “terrorist” incident.



a car driving down a busy city street: French policemen stand guard a street after the knife attack in Nice on Thursday.


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French policemen stand guard a street after the knife attack in Nice on Thursday.

The attack in the coastal city of Nice comes during heightened tensions in France over radical Islamism, secularism and freedom of speech.

The victims were stabbed in the city’s Notre-Dame Basilica. The group includes one woman who had her throat slit, a police source told CNN.

Nice’s mayor, Christian Estrosi, earlier described the woman as having been “decapitated.”

The police source told CNN that another victim was a man who died after being stabbed multiple times. The third casualty was a woman who was wounded inside the church but managed to leave the scene. She died in a nearby café, the source added.

Estrosi said the attacker was shot

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Tropical Storm Zeta cuts power to 2.5 million, races through Mid-Atlantic

New Orleans and Atlanta where hundreds of thousands of thousands of customers were in the dark, were the two big cities most severely impacted by the storm.

As of 11:00 a.m. Thursday, PowerOutage.us reported the following number of customers without power by state (rounded to the nearest thousand):

  • Louisiana: 485,000
  • Mississippi: 212,000
  • Alabama: 505,000
  • Georgia: 851,000
  • South Carolina: 170,000
  • North Carolina: 355,000
  • Virginia: 15,000

On Thursday, tropical storm warnings were issued as far north as southwest Virginia, while flood watches extend all the way to the New Jersey shore. A widespread 2 to 3 inches of rain is expected from Zeta’s remnants as they soak the Mid-Atlantic, all while unleashing strong to damaging winds in the southern Appalachians.

When it slammed ashore southeast Louisiana as a high-end Category 2 hurricane Wednesday afternoon, it was tied as the most powerful hurricane to strike the Lower 48 this late in the year,

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