Powerful Gang Behind Kidnapping Of 17 US And Canadian Missionaries In Haiti, Security Source Says – CNN

(CNN)One of Haiti’s most powerful gangs is believed to be behind the kidnapping of 17 American and Canadian missionaries, a source in the Caribbean country’s security forces told CNN Sunday. Authorities believe the “400 Mawozo” gang abducted the group, which included 16 Americans and 1 Canadian, after the missionaries visited an orphanage on Saturday in Croix des Bouquets, a suburb northeast of the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince. As they were traveling…

October 18, 2021
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Facebook To Hire 10,000 In EU To Work On Metaverse – BBC News

Image source, AFP via Getty ImagesImage caption, Mark Zuckerberg has been a leading voice on the metaverse Facebook is planning to hire 10,000 people in the European Union to develop a so-called metaverse. A metaverse is an online world where people can game, work and communicate in a virtual environment, often using VR headsets. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been a leading voice on the concept. The announcement comes as…

October 18, 2021
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Dodgers Vs. Braves: Dave Roberts Explains Using Julio Urías In Relief; Max Scherzer Says His ‘arm Was Dead’ – CBS Sports

The Los Angeles Dodgers lost to the Atlanta Braves 5-4 (box score) in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series on Sunday night. The Dodgers held a 4-2 lead entering the bottom of the eighth inning, yet were unable to hold on after an interesting pitching decision by Dave Roberts involving lefty Julio Urías. It’s become standard operating procedure for managers to ask their starters to potentially appear on…

October 18, 2021
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Walmart+ Members Get First Dibs On Black Friday Deals, Which Will Start In Early November – CNBC

A Walmart worker organizes products for Christmas season at a Walmart store in Teterboro, New Jersey. Eduardo Munoz | Reuters Walmart will not only dangle discounts on giant TVs, air fryers and Legos this holiday season. It will also push its subscription service, Walmart+. The retail giant said Monday that the program’s members will be first in line for Black Friday deals this holiday season. Those customers can start shopping…

October 18, 2021
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COVID-19 Numbers Are Getting Better. But Where They Go From Here Will Depend On Vaccinations, Fauci Says – KSL.com

Dr. Anthony Fauci testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, on July 20. (J. Scott Applewhite, Associated Press) Estimated read time: 9-10 minutes WASHINGTON — The rates of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths are improving; an optimistic sign for the future of the pandemic. But with so many Americans still unvaccinated, the numbers could still go back up, Dr. Anthony Fauci told…

October 18, 2021
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China’s Economic Growth Slows To 4.9% In The Third Quarter – CNN

Hong Kong (CNN Business)China’s economy grew just 4.9% in the third quarter of 2021, the weakest rate of expansion in a year as the country contends with a major energy crunch, supply chain disruptions, and deepening debt woes in its outsized property sector. The rate of growth from a year ago in the July-to-September period was much slower than the 7.9% year-on-year increase China registered in the second quarter. It’s…

October 18, 2021
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