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FILE - In this Saturday, July 31, 2010, file photo, a ribbon of oil lines the bottom stalks of marsh grass at low tide in a cove in Barataria Bay on the coast of Louisiana. The April 20, 2010, explosion at the BP Deepwater Horizon offshore platform killed 11 men, and the subsequent leak released an estimated 172 million gallons of petroleum into the Gulf of Mexico. Louisiana will get nearly $215 million in BP oil spill money for two projects that will restore more than 4,600 acres of marsh and other habitat in the New Orleans area. Gov. John Bel Edwards says work on the projects should begin in 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
$215M in BP oil spill money to restore Louisiana marshesLouisiana will get nearly $215 million in BP oil spill money for two projects that will restore more than 4,600 acres of marsh and other habitat in the New Orleans area
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FILE - In this May 26, 2020 file photo, a historic marker for Wall Street is shown in New York's financial district. Stocks are off to a mixed start on Wall Street Tuesday, Sept. 29 as the market cooled off following a rally the day before and as investors waited for the presidential debate between former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump. Banks and industrial companies had some of the biggest losses shortly after the opening bell Tuesday, while several big technology and communications companies were higher. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Markets mixed after Trump-Biden debate; data lifts China Stocks are mixed in Asia after the debate between President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden, with little sign the clash did much to sway investors
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President Donald Trump gestures while speaking during the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Analysis: Trump leans on tone that turns off voters he needsPresident Donald Trump stepped onto the debate stage needing to urgently make up ground in his race against Democrat Joe Biden and shift the attention away from himself and onto his rival
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FILE - In this April 8, 2019, file photo, Seagram's liquor fortune heiress Clare Bronfman leaves Brooklyn Federal Court, in New York. Bronfman, the wealthy benefactor of Keith Raniere, the disgraced leader of a self-improvement group in upstate New York convicted of turning women into sex slaves branded with his initials, will be in court, on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, for sentencing on federal conspiracy charges. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Heiress faces sentencing in upstate New York sex slave caseA wealthy benefactor of the disgraced leader of an upstate New York self-improvement group is facing sentencing in a federal sex slave case
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An employee is protected by a plexiglass shield while processing a skier at the reopening of Arapahoe Basin Ski Resort, which closed in mid-March to help in the effort to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, in a Wednesday, May 27, 2020 file photo, in Keystone, Colo. An executive order signed y President Donald Trump that temporarily bans a wide variety of foreign visas has thrown another obstacle in the path of ski resorts as they try to hire enough temporary workers to fill crucial jobs in the era of COVID-19. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
Ski resorts struggle to hire amid Trump's student visa banAs ski resorts try to regain their footing after being knocked down by the coronavirus pandemic last season, another obstacle is looming heading into the winter
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FILE- In this June 26, 2016, photo, civil rights activist James Meredith sits in front of a 1966 photograph of himself during a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of his 1966 March Against Fear at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. "Walk Against Fear: James Meredith," scheduled to air Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, on the Smithsonian Channel, examines the life of a U.S. Air Force veteran-turn-human right agitator whose admission into the University of Mississippi forced President John F. Kennedy to send federal troops into the state to quell a white supremacy uprising. It was one of the most violent moments of the Civil Rights Movement and it forever changed life in the American Deep South. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
James Meredith film weighs 'complicated' civil rights figureA new documentary is diving into the complicated and sometimes contradictory life of James Meredith, a Black civil rights figure who helped change Mississippi
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Freddy Vallejo Jr., right, poses for a photograph with his brother Joel, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, at the family vacation home in Key Largo, in the Florida Keys. Their grandfather Jorge Vallejo, a retired OB-GYN, and uncle Carlos Vallejo, who practiced internal medicine, died of the coronavirus within weeks of one another in South Florida. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Lives Lost: Father, son doctors started as Cuban refugeesA father and son who left Cuba and became doctors in the U.S. have died of the coronavirus
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, file photo, acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf is sworn in before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee during his confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. A federal judge on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, halted major fee increases for citizenship and other immigration benefits three days before they were to take effect, saying the last two chiefs of the Homeland Security Department, including Wolf, were likely appointed illegally. (Shawn Thew/Pool Photo via AP, File)
Judge blocks big fee hikes for citizenship, other benefitsA federal judge has halted major fee increases for citizenship and other immigration benefits three days before they were to take effect
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Salon owner Shelley Luther begins to speak to the media after she was released from jail in Dallas, Thursday, May 7, 2020. Luther was jailed for refusing to keep her business closed amid concerns of the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Salon owner who defied lockdown makes Texas Senate runoffA Dallas salon owner who was sent to jail for defying coronavirus lockdown orders has advanced to a runoff election for a state Senate seat
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2013, file photo, Helen Reddy arrives at the G'Day USA Gala at the JW Marriot LA Live on in Los Angeles. Reddy, the Australian-born singer who scored an enduring hit with her feminist anthem “I Am Woman,” has died at 78 in Los Angeles. Reddy’s children announced their mother’s death Tuesday evening, Sept. 29, 2020, saying that while they are heartbroken, they “take comfort in the knowledge that her voice will live on forever.”  (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
'I Am Woman' singer Helen Reddy, '70s hitmaker, dies at 78Helen Reddy, the Australian-born singer who scored an enduring hit with her feminist anthem “I Am Woman,” has died at 78 in Los Angeles
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FILE - In this Monday, June 29, 2020, file photo, law enforcement respond to a report of a shooting at the Amazon Fulfillment Center on Pecan Park Road near the Jacksonville International Airport in Jacksonville, Fla. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Department said on its Twitter account late Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, that there was a report of a shooting at the Amazon Fulfillment Center. The center was also the site of a shooting in June. (Bob Self/The Florida Times-Union via AP, File)
1 killed, 1 injured in shooting at Florida Amazon facilityAuthorities in Florida say a woman has been killed and a man hospitalized following a shooting at an Amazon Fulfillment Center in Jacksonville
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Marine jet crashes after mid-air collision in CaliforniaThe Marine Corps says one of its fighter jets collided in mid-air with another plane during a refueling operation in a remote desert area of Southern California
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