Legendary U.S. Political Satirist and Stand-Up Comedian Mort Sahl Dies at Age 94

Mort Sahl, a legendary political satirist and stand-up comedian in the United States, died at the age of 94 on Oct. 26 in Mill Valley, California. Lucy Mercer, a friend who has helped oversee Sahl’s affairs, confirmed the comedian’s death …

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Brazilian Senate Committee Approves Report Calling for Criminal Charges Against President Jair Bolsonaro Over COVID-19 Handling

A senate committee in Brazil approved a report calling for President Jair Bolsonaro to face criminal charges, including crimes against humanity, for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. On Oct. 26, seven of the committee’s 11 members voted to support …

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Queen Elizabeth II Will Not Attend COP26 Climate Change Summit

Queen Elizabeth II will not attend the COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow next week, the Buckingham Palace announced on Oct. 26. The Buckingham Palace said that the Queen “regretfully” decided to cancel her appearance at the summit on Nov. …

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Venezuela Reopens Borders, Colombia Braces for Migrant Influx

Aid workers in Colombia said shelters are now preparing for the influx of impoverished migrants arriving on foot after President Nicolas Maduro reopened the Venezuelan’s side of the border with Colombia early this month.  “Without doubt, this reopening is going …

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott Signs Bill Restricting Transgender Student Athletes in School Sports into Law

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill on Oct. 25 that restricts transgender student athletes in the state from playing on public school sports teams that align with their gender identities. Under House Bill 25, student athletes, who compete in …

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U.S. Congress Considers Awarding Congressional Gold Model to Prince

A bipartisan legislation introduced to the United States Congress on Oct. 25 seeks to award the Congressional Gold Medal to late pop singer-songwriter Prince. The bill, introduced by a full Minnesota delegation in Congress, seeks to award the highest civilian …

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