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It's 6 days until the election and the media are still in the tank for Joe Biden.

The cases, involving three men, appear linked to threats against Alicia Garza, a Black Lives Matter movement co-founder.

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said right now, government is borrowing at a rate of R2.1-billion per day. Courtesy #DStv403 

Nicola Sturgeon says restriction levels for areas of Scotland will be confirmed tomorrow, as Scotland's new five-tier lockdown system comes into force on Monday 2 November. Scotland's new lockdown system explained:

Dr. Fauci Tells Australians That Covid in the US is 'Getting Worse and Worse' and Might Not Get Close to Normal Until 2022

Some refrigerators are especially guessable, but so far it seems others are trickier. Take our full quiz to see how you compare to other New York Times readers — and to see the top correctly guessed fridges, and which ones the most people got wrong.

A conviction of manslaughter is no justice for Claire Parry and her family. We are appalled by the perpetrator’s description of her murder as a 'kerfuffle', and the judge saying it was a ‘loss of self-control’. It is a myth that people have no control over their physical actions.

A robust international investigative mechanism would help to identify those responsible, preserve evidence for use in future criminal proceedings, bring an end to the cycle of impunity in Nigeria, and establish a measure of accountability.

DEVELOPING: Zeta, a Category 1 hurricane, is expected to strengthen to a Category 2 storm this morning as it races toward the Gulf Coast. The fast-moving hurricane could make landfall in southeast Louisiana Wednesday afternoon. Complete coverage tonight.

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Scoops of the Day

Meet the Palestinian cobbler who shows his disapproval of US President Trump by inking his name on shoes.

"I really feel that the goodness of this country is what's on the ballot," says @Clyburn  of the Biden-Harris ticket. "This campaign is about restoring America's goodness so that we can maintain America's greatness. Donald Trump is not a good person."

“They let the president do whatever he wants: line his pockets by shaking down the government, shred our democratic institution, destroy the country’s pandemic coping capacity," Chris Hayes says of Republicans. "As long he gives them judges and justices."

URGENT ALERT❗️ Have you seen this child? Ayden Ruiz 5-year-old Ayden was last seen on September 16, 2020 in Rosemont, IL. He may be in the company of his mother. @RSMTpolicefire 

'We've never had enough critical care nurses'. Nicki Credland, Chair of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses disputes a govt claim that there are nearly 14,000 more nurses than last year, saying there is "no evidence". #KayBurley :

The US reported 73,240 new Covid-19 cases and 985 deaths on Tuesday, according to Johns Hopkins University.

'REPREHENSIBLE BEHAVIOR': Transportation officials in New York state share video of DOT worker intentionally struck while directing traffic at a crash scene, using it as a reminder to motorists to slow down and be patient. No serious injuries reported.

Obama tells Orlando crowd that U.S. is "numb" to Trump's "bizarre behavior" "We wouldn't tolerate it from a high school principal....Even Florida Man wouldn't be doing some of this stuff. Why would we accept it from the president of the United States?"

Obama: "Here's the truth — the pandemic would have been challenging for any president. But this idea that somehow this White House has done anything but completely screw this thing up is nonsense."

What politicians do and try to do matter, but how they do it also matters, at least to me. My closing argument for why I voted for Biden:

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Scoops of the Week

Women and other people who might need abortions in Poland have sustained attacks against their rights again and again, and will not stop fighting for their right to abortion care. We stand with them every step of the way. #Poland 

‘You may win this vote ... But you will never, ever, get your credibility back … You walk a perilous road. I know you think this will eventually blow over. But you're wrong. The American people will never forget this blatant act of bad faith.’ — Sen. Schumer

“They let the president do whatever he wants: line his pockets by shaking down the government, shred our democratic institution, destroy the country’s pandemic coping capacity," @chrislhayes  says of Republicans. "As long he gives them judges and justices."

‘Enough is enough with the hatred. Enough is enough with the bigotry. Enough is enough with the division’ — Jaime Harrison took a fierce stand against his opponent Lindsey Graham at this pick-up truck rally

BJP wins 15 seats & Congress wins 9 seats in Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council election. Independent candidates win 2 seats. Elections were held for a total of 26 seats.

BREAK THE ICE: Canadian photographer's footage captures a beaver emerging from a frozen pond in Saskatchewan.

"It's okay. Take a deep breath." A two-year-old and his baby sibling are getting love from millions on TikTok after their mother posted a video of the toddler's talent for keeping his sister from crying.

The Supreme Court should be expanded by at least as many seats as the number of women who have credibly accused current justices of sexual harassment and assault.

Adding @BarackObama ’s mockery to the video of our weak, failed President running scared from Leslie Stahl truly brings home the humiliation of the #TrumpCollapse . @realDonaldTrump  is simply too mentally feeble to be our President.

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