5 things to know for Oct. 7: Biden pardons, Las Vegas stabbings, Iran, Trump, Amazon



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The Nobel Peace Prize, one of humanity’s most coveted awards, was jointly awarded today to human rights activist Ales Bialiatski, the Russian human rights organization Memorial and the Ukrainian human rights organization Center for Civil Liberties. This year’s ad ranked among the most closely watched and complicated decisions made by the Nobel Committee in recent times due to Russia’s ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

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President Joe Biden on Thursday pardoned all federal crimes simple possession of marijuana, a move senior administration officials said would affect thousands of Americans charged with the crime. “No one should be in jail just for using or possessing marijuana,” Biden said in a video announcing his executive actions. As part of adBiden also encouraged governors to take similar steps to pardon those with state marijuana possession charges. The announcement comes a month before critical November elections that will determine control of Congress and as Democrats seek to push back against accusations that they are soft on crime, an issue that has risen to the top of some voters’ agendas in certain undecided districts.

A suspect is in custody after two people were killed and six others were injured in a series of stabbings in front of the Las Vegas casino on Thursday. The incident took place near the Wynn hotel and casino shortly before noon, police said. the 32 year old suspect he was booked on two counts of open murder with a deadly weapon and six counts of attempted murder with a deadly weapon. Authorities have not shared the suspect’s motive, but the stabbings appear to have been unprovoked and without any prior altercation, police said. Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said the victims were a mix of locals and tourists, and police will provide information on them after their families have been contacted.

The United States issued new sanctions on Thursday about seven senior Iranian officials for the Iranian government’s violent crackdown on mass protests and restrictions on internet access in the country. For weeks, a protest movement in Iran’s capital Tehran has gathered momentum since the death in mid-September mahsa amini, the 22-year-old Iranian Kurdish woman who died after being detained by the country’s morality police for apparently not wearing her hijab correctly. More than 1,000 people are believed to have been detained in the demonstrations. CNN has not been able to independently verify the number of deaths and injuries, but state media say 40 people have been killed since the protests began in September. The human rights group Amnesty International says at least 52 have been killed.

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Justice Department officials insist to former President Donald Trump’s lawyers that he return any pending documents marked classified, making it clear they don’t believe he returned all the materials taken when he left the White House, a person familiar with the scope told CNN. If the FBI gathered all the sensitive federal records in Trump’s possession during his search for your residence in Mar-a-Lago is a question that has hovered over the situation in recent weeks. But in numerous court filings, prosecutors indicated they were concerned that classified records might still be missing. Justice officials, including Jay Bratt, a top lawyer in the Justice Department’s national security division, have told Trump’s lawyers that he has a continuing obligation to return the documents marked classified.

Trump’s impeachment attorney weighs in on Trump’s ongoing legal battles

Amazon plans hire 150,000 new workers in the US to meet demand ahead of the busy holiday shopping season, the company said on Thursday. Openings, which include full-time, seasonal and part-time roles, range from picking and packing to sorting and shipping. While Amazon typically opens new positions each holiday season, this huge hiring spree comes in the heat of a tight job market and as rising inflation continues to put more pressure on companies to raise wages. In response, Amazon said it would increase wages to $19 an hour depending on the position, up from an average of $18 previously, and provide sign-on bonuses. Some of the states with the largest number of available jobs are California, Illinois, and Texas.

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Pet sitter is no match for rambunctious puppies

See this faceplant dog sitter while trying to fight some adorable puppies. Clearly he was having a fail day.

The teaser trailer for ‘Super Mario Bros. Movie’ is hmere

A new adaptation of the iconic Nintendo video game features Chris Pratt as Mario and several other big-name stars.

The real-life ‘Inventing Anna’ could be out of jail soon

Did you watch the Netflix show “Inventing Anna”? Well, a judge ruled that the fake heiress the show is based on can be released from jail on bail, but she not allowed on social networks.

Yayoi Kusama’s Yellow Pumpkin Sculpture Is Back on Naoshima Island

from Japan famous yellow pumpkin it has been reinstated after a typhoon swept it out to sea last summer. And the timing couldn’t be better.

Should you compost?

For some, composting food is a confusing process that may seem like it’s not worth it…but that’s why you should consider doing it.

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What new product did Tesla debut at an event this week?

A robot

b.minivan

C. Airplane

D. Submarine

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sarah lee, a former WWE wrestler and winner of the reality competition series “Tough Enough,” has died, according to a statement from her mother shared on social media. yeshe was 30. The competitive weightlifter was married to former WWE wrestler Westin Blake.

53%

That’s how many of the lower 48 US states are experiencing drought, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Amid a freak drought across the country, low water levels, particularly along the Mississippi River, have forced some barges to run aground, the US Coast Guard said. Low levels on the Mississippi also prevented than a viking river cruise to finish your trip this week, the company said.

“We have a direct threat of the use (of a) nuclear weapon if, in fact, things continue the way they are… I don’t think there is such a thing as the ability to easily (use) a tactical nuclear weapon and not end up with Armageddon. .”

– President Bidenissuing a stern warning about the dangers that lie behind the policy of Russian President Vladimir Putin. nuclear threats as Moscow continues to face military setbacks in Ukraine. Biden’s comments at a fundraiser Thursday come as the United States considers how to respond to a variety of potential scenarios, including fears that Russia could use tactical nukesaccording to three sources briefed on the latest intelligence.

Tropical Depression Thirteen heads towards Central America

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Today is World Smile Day

Celebrate the unofficial holiday by trying to make someone smile today! Here, I’ll go first. Chances are you’ll smile, maybe even laugh, after watching this epic dance battle. (Click here to see)

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