Lil Nas X Shuts Down 50 Cent Over Nicki Minaj Halloween Costume Hate

Lil Nas X is causing a stir with his Halloween costume—a practically flawless homage to 2011 Nicki Minaj.

The “Old Town Road” artist cut no corners in replicating the look Minaj sported in her music video for “Super Bass.” From hair to hips to ice motorcycle, Lil Nas’s Halloween getup has got to be one of the best and most iconic we’ve seen from a celebrity so far this spooky

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$4.2M Superfund settlement helps pay to expand Sourland Mountain preserve

A multi-million dollar settlement stemming from long-standing pollution in Central Jersey is paying for the expansion of protected open space at a nearby preserve.

Wyeth Holdings, a subsidiary of Pfizer, has agreed to pay $4.2 million to New Jersey to compensate for natural resource damages related to groundwater pollution at the American Cyanamid Superfund site, state Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine McCabe announced on Friday.

“This agreement demonstrates how

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San Diegans reminded to celebrate Halloween safely during COVID-19

Halloween is not canceled it’s just a little different this year. There are still plenty of ways to celebrate safely.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, California — As San Diego County heads into a Halloweekend, public health officials are urging members of the public to practice COVID-19 protocols — including avoiding large gatherings such as Halloween parties and door-to-door trick-or-treating.

“These activities involve face-to-face interactions with people from different households,” said Dr.

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Initiative closes off some streets in Durham to give residents more space outdoors

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in North Carolina, Durham started an initiative that has closed off some residential streets to give residents more space to social distance outdoors.

The City of Durham’s Shared Streets Initiative has fully launched as a total of seven residential streets have closed to thru traffic so that families can have more space for running, walk, jogging, and

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‘Super polls’ open for in-person voting this weekend around county

SAN DIEGO — All 235 “super poll” locations across San Diego County will be open for in-person voting Saturday through Election Day as part of the many ways officials are trying to make it easier to safely cast a ballot during the coronavirus pandemic.

While the county’s registrar of voters still recommends dropping off a mail-in ballot in drop boxes around the county, people who want to vote in person

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9 horror movies to look out for

Many film festivals have gone virtual this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but so far only one new festival has emerged during quarantine: Nightstream. The inaugural edition of the online horror festival came together over Oct. 8-11 thanks to a collaboration between a group of prolific regional genre festivals that included the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival and the Overlook Film Festival. 

The beauty of attending a film festival, whether

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Opinion | As coronavirus tears through the country, public health measures can save lives

After several days, the plant partly came back online, and we squeaked through. We took our public health responsibility extremely seriously. We were ready to do whatever was necessary to preserve the public health.

Strong public health powers are vital for government to have and use. Every day we see the results of the failure to use them aggressively as the novel coronavirus rips through our country. Criminal law protects

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Wilderness survival expert trains others to be prepared for weather changes, emergencies | Cheyenne Edition

Survival skills are important to know at any time, but they seem especially needed during this time of rampant wildfires and global pandemic.

Colorado native Jason Marsteiner, founder, owner and operator of Colorado Mountain Man Survival in Cripple Creek and The Survival University in Colorado Springs, has the skills and knowledge to share.

He’s set to instruct an Introduction to Wilderness Survival class designed to teach basic outdoor survival skills

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Trump puts ‘his people first’

This story is part of “Every 30 Seconds,” a collaborative public media reporting project tracing the young Latino electorate leading up to the 2020 presidential election and beyond. 

For months, 18-year-old Marlene Herrera has been anticipating this moment. Recently, she finally got to open up the envelope sent to her from the state, revealing her double-sided ballot.

“It feels so weird grabbing it because I was like, okay, this is

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After 7 months without a COVID-19 case, Ann Arbor homeless shelter bracing for what’s next

ANN ARBOR, MI — The Delonis Center homeless shelter in downtown Ann Arbor hasn’t had a COVID-19 case since March when two guests tested positive.

While shelters elsewhere have had outbreaks and Washtenaw County has seen several thousand coronavirus infections, the Delonis Center’s seven-month streak is sort of shocking, said Dan Kelly, executive director of the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County, the nonprofit that runs the shelter.

He’s proud of

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Almost here: Resorts plan for ski season with new rules because of COVID-19

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The holidays aren’t canceled. How to adapt amid COVID-19

Despite the fact that holiday gatherings have been putting the fun in dysfunction for decades, telling folks not to gather due to COVID-19 precautions is bound to ruffle a few turkey feathers.

After eight months and counting, our inability to participate in rituals both happy and sad is likely to make many of us yearn for turkey and trimmings, dreidels and latkes, tamales and pozole — with family and friends.

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Why nature is our best ally for a post-Covid recovery

Investments that protect and restore nature can deliver good economic returns and employment benefits

Patrick Verkooijen

CEO of the Global Center on Adaptation

National leaders are increasingly promising a green industrial revolution to drive their economies’ post-Covid recovery. They are right in believing we cannot go back to our bad old ways. But expensive investments in technologies such as offshore wind turbines and carbon capture and storage risk overlooking

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Move United Offers Over 1,000 Virtual Programs During Coronavirus Pandemic

Effort Impacts Over 250,000 Individuals with Physical Disabilities, Encouraging Health and Fitness

ROCKVILLE, Md. (PRWEB) October 29, 2020

As an adaptive sports organization, Move United knows all about adapting, so the organization was quickly able to pivot its programs and activities online when the Coronavirus pandemic hit the nation back in March 2020. In the last six months, the national nonprofit organization has offered over 1,000 virtual programs to individuals

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Voting safely: How to protect yourself from Covid-19 while casting your ballot | News Headlines

(CNN) — Are you ready to make your mark on history? When you exercise your right to vote on November 3, you will have done something that no American has done for more than 50 years: voted during a deadly pandemic.

The “Hong Kong flu” hit the United States in September 1968, and while it ultimately killed more than 100,000 Americans over the next two years, the impact on the

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Santa visits get a pandemic makeover in person and online – for a safer, more inclusive Christmas

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Bay Area children hoping to sit on Santa’s lap this year are in for some big changes, but it is still possible to get quality time with Saint Nick.

A lot of Santa’s helpers who usually staff malls and department stores are older and at high risk for COVID-19. So to keep both them and visiting children safe, the old traditions are undergoing a major revamp.

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Alliance-area news in brief for Oct. 30

The Alliance Review

WEST BRANCH – West Branch Local Schools Board of Education plans a special meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at West Branch High School, 14277 S. Main St. in Beloit. Purpose of the meeting is to consider the employment, discipline of a public employee or official; investigation of charges or complaints against a public employee; and discussion with the board’s legal counsel of disputes involving the board that

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17 Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Kansas

Kansas, also known as “The Sunflower State” and “The Wheat State”, offers some of the most beautiful and spectacular sights and places to visit! Just browse through these awesome pictures and be amazed by it’s beauty. Did you know the state has the longest railroad bridge, called the Rock Island Bridge.

Monument Rocks National Natural Landmark

Monument Rocks National Natural Landmark, Kansas

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Monument Rocks National Natural Landmark, Kansas

The Monument Rocks

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Speak up for Liberty State Park | Opinion

By Michele S. Byers

Can a state park be all things to all people? Can it be an international destination as well as a local park? Can a large urban park provide the serenity of nature, active ballfields and priceless iconic views?

These are a few of the questions the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is working to answer in the coming months, as it unveils plans to restore

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As D.C. begins early voting, older poll workers join young volunteers despite covid

“I’m responsible for everything that is in that poll center,” said Hubbard, 72. “If someone needs help ­— if we’re overwhelmed and someone needs to take a break — I can step in.”

Long lines formed early outside some polling places, including Ballou, but had mostly dissipated by early afternoon, elections officials said.

They said they hope many Washingtonians will take advantage of early voting over the next week, rather

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