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President Joe Biden delivers remarks at NJ Transit Meadowlands Maintenance Complex to promote his "Build Back Better" agenda, Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, in Kearny, N.J.
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Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., speaks to reporters following a Democratic strategy meeting at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021.
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Lava flows from a volcano as it continues to erupt on the Canary island of La Palma, Spain, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. Officials say a volcano erupting for the past five weeks on the Spanish island of La Palma is more active than ever. New lava flows have emerged following a partial collapse of the crater and threaten to engulf previously unaffected areas.
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The South Lawn of the White House is lit during a Halloween celebration at the White House in Washington. Ghosts and goblins can scratch the White House from their trick or treating routes this year. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden will be in Europe on Halloween and won't be around to help hand out candy and other treats. Instead, the first lady's spokesperson says the Pennsylvania Avenue side of the White House will be lit up in orange to celebrate the spooky holiday.
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A medical worker administers a shot of Russia's Sputnik Lite coronavirus vaccine at a vaccination center in the GUM, State Department store, in Red Square with the St. Basil Cathedral in the background, in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. The daily number of COVID-19 deaths in Russia hit another high Tuesday amid a surge in infections that forced the Kremlin to order most Russians to stay off work starting this week.
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A Deutsche Bank sign and logo are seen on the outside of their building in London. Deutsche Bank saw its net profit increase 6%, to 329 million euros ($381 million), in the third quarter despite a sharp increase in restructuring costs. The bottom line at Germany's largest bank benefited from fewer loans going bad as the economy rebounds from the coronavirus pandemic and credit support from governments and the European Central Bank. The bank said Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 that its years long effort to streamline its business was on track and that 90% of the costs of its transformation were already accounted for.
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Students wear mouth-to-nose coverings while sitting close to each other during the lecture 'BWL 1' in lecture hall H1 of the Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet in Muenster, Germany. The German parliament will not extend the 'epidemic situation of national scope' when it expires next month, but keep in place certain measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. (Rolf Vennenbernd/dpa via AP)
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Congress party workers shout slogans during a protest accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government of using military-grade spyware to monitor political opponents, journalists and activists in New Delhi, India. India’s top court on Wednesday, Oct. 27, established a committee of experts to look into the accusations.
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A student receives a Pfizer vaccine jab at Cu Chi district in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. Vietnam on Wednesday started to vaccinate children as part of an effort to reopen schools after more than half a year of closures due to COVID-19. (Thu Huong/VNA via AP)
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Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, returns a shot to Daniil Medvedev, of Russia, during the men's singles final of the US Open tennis championships in New York. A potential backflip on border entry requirements for the Australian Open may allow unvaccinated players to compete at the first tennis major of 2022 after undergoing 14 days in quarantine.
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Australia's shadow climate change minister Chris Bowen speaks to the media during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Monday, Oct. 25, 2021. Australia's opposition party said a looming election will be fought on greenhouse gas reduction targets as Prime Minister Scott Morrison comes under criticism from scientists over the modest goals he will take to a U.N. climate summit. (Lukas Coch/AAP Image via AP)
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Signs advising vaccination and face mask requirements and no indoor dining are displayed on the door of an In-N-Out restaurant in San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf. The restaurant's indoor dining was shut down this month by health authorities for not demanding proof of vaccination.
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Allen Sills, Chief Medical Officer for the NFL, speaks to reporters during the NFL football owners meeting in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021.
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Hawaii Attorney General Clare Connors speaks during a news conference in Honolulu. Native Hawaiians whose protests stopped one of the world's most advanced telescopes from being built in Hawaii are objecting to President Joe Biden's choice for U.S. attorney in the 50th state. They say Clare Connors, as state attorney general, treated dozens of elders who who were practicing their constitutionally protected right to protest as criminals when her office prosecuted them for blocking a road to the construction site on the state's tallest mountain.
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Kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine in Puurs, Belgium. The U.S. moved a step closer to expanding vaccinations for millions more children as a panel of government advisers on Tuesday, Oct. 26, endorsed kid-size doses of Pfizer's shots for 5- to 11-year-olds. (Pfizer via AP, File)
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Crew 3 astronauts, from left, European Space Agency astronaut Matthias Maurer, of Germany, NASA astronauts Tom Marshburn, Raja Chari, and Kayla Barron speak to the media after arriving at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. The mission with a crew of four astronauts will launch aboard a Crew Dragon spacecraft on SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy's Launch Complex 39A early Sunday morning to the International Space Station.
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A wave crashes into the retaining wall of a home in Fairhaven, Mass. on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021 as a powerful nor'easter makes its way across the Northeast. (Peter Pereira/The Standard-Times via AP)
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A gopher frog at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans. The Biden administration is canceling two environmental rollbacks under former President Donald Trump that limited habitat protections for imperiled plants and wildlife. The dusky gopher frog survives in just a few ponds in Mississippi.
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Vice President Kamala Harris speaks after dropping in on a meeting in the Eisenhower Executing Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, to surprise those attending a climate meeting.
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Workers leave the Tyson Foods pork processing plant in Logansport, Ind. Meatpacking giant Tyson Foods says more than 96% of its workers have been vaccinated ahead of a Nov. 1 deadline for them to do so. The Springdale, Ark., based company said the number of its 120,000 workers who have been vaccinated has nearly doubled since it announced its mandate on Aug. 3. At that point, only 50% of Tyson workers had been vaccinated.
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An electronic screen at Nasdaq displays Robinhood in New York's Times Square following the company's IPO, Thursday, July 29, 2021. The meteoric growth of Robinhood Markets is coming back to earth, much like its stock price. The company whose easy-to-use app has brought new generations of investors into the stock and cryptocurrency markets said Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021 that its revenue growth slowed to 35% in the July-September quarter, down from 131% in the spring and 309% at the start of the year.
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Ginger Pigg moves boxes of shopping bags in the storage room of her gift boutique The Perfect Pigg in Cumming, Ga. on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 22, 2021. The bags should have been delivered in four weeks, but took 14 weeks.
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Astronauts arrive for SpaceX Halloween launch