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CNN10 - 10/19/21

CNN10 - 10/19/21

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LeBron James, Kevin Love and Draymond Green To Buy Pickleball Team [Video]

LeBron James, Kevin Love and Draymond Green To Buy Pickleball Team

LeBron James, Kevin Love and Draymond Green , To Buy Pickleball Team. LeBron James, Kevin Love and Draymond Green , To Buy Pickleball Team. LeBron James, Kevin Love and Draymond Green , To Buy Pickleball Team. CNN reports that pickleball is quickly becoming America's new favorite pastime. Amid the height of the pandemic between 2018 and 2021, USA Pickleball membership nearly doubled. Amid the height of the pandemic between 2018 and 2021, USA Pickleball membership nearly doubled. It's estimated that 4.8 million Americans currently play the sport. It's estimated that 4.8 million Americans currently play the sport. James, Love, Green and others are part of a consortium that has decided to invest in Major League Pickleball (MLP) as the organization adds four teams to its roster. James, Love, Green and others are part of a consortium that has decided to invest in Major League Pickleball (MLP) as the organization adds four teams to its roster. James, Love, Green and others are part of a consortium that has decided to invest in Major League Pickleball (MLP) as the organization adds four teams to its roster. James, Love, Green and others are part of a consortium that has decided to invest in Major League Pickleball (MLP) as the organization adds four teams to its roster. MLP founder Steve Kuhn defined the NBA stars' investment as a "watershed moment for pickleball.". MLP founder Steve Kuhn defined the NBA stars' investment as a "watershed moment for pickleball.". Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in the country, building communities in cities and towns all over the world, Steve Kuhn, MLP founder, via CNN. This investment and the platform that this group provides will significantly help us with our goal to reach 40 million pickleball players by 2030, Steve Kuhn, MLP founder, via CNN. Other sports figures to have previously invested in the league include Drew Brees, Marc Lasry and James Blake. Other sports figures to have previously invested in the league include Drew Brees, Marc Lasry and James Blake. Other sports figures to have previously invested in the league include Drew Brees, Marc Lasry and James Blake

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US Embassy Tells Americans To Leave Russia [Video]

US Embassy Tells Americans To Leave Russia

US Embassy Tells Americans , To Leave Russia. CNN reports that the U.S. Embassy in Moscow is urging Americans to get out of Russia while they still can. The alert was issued in the early hours of Sept. 28. It comes on the heels of Russian President Vladimir Putin's partial military mobilization order. . It comes on the heels of Russian President Vladimir Putin's partial military mobilization order. . Russia may refuse to acknowledge dual nationals’ U.S. citizenship, deny their access to U.S. consular assistance, prevent their departure from Russia, and conscript dual nationals for military service, U.S. Embassy in Moscow, security alert, via CNN. Russian authorities have arrested U.S. citizens who have participated in demonstrations, U.S. Embassy in Moscow, security alert, via CNN. Americans are advised to “avoid all political or social protests and do not photograph security personnel at these events” because “the right to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression are not guaranteed in Russia.”. Americans are advised to “avoid all political or social protests and do not photograph security personnel at these events” because “the right to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression are not guaranteed in Russia.”. The embassy said that it “has severe limitations on its ability to assist U.S. citizens, and conditions, including transportation options, may suddenly become even more limited.”. If you wish to depart Russia, you should make independent arrangements as soon as possible, U.S. Embassy in Moscow, security alert, via CNN

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Facebook Says It Removed Accounts From China That Attempted to Interfere in US Midterms [Video]

Facebook Says It Removed Accounts From China That Attempted to Interfere in US Midterms

Facebook Says It , Removed Accounts From China That , Attempted to Interfere in US Midterms. NBC News reports that Facebook parent company Meta made the announcement on Sept. 27. According to Meta, fake accounts were set up with Chinese individuals posing as Americans. Those individuals then attacked politicians from both sides of the aisle and posted controversial material. Those individuals then attacked politicians from both sides of the aisle and posted controversial material. According to Meta, there were only about 84 Facebook accounts within the fake network and they were taken down before they had a chance to widen their reach. What this operation was doing was targeting U.S. domestic politics, targeting both sides, Ben Nimmo, Meta’s head of threat intelligence, via NBC News. What this operation was doing was targeting U.S. domestic politics, targeting both sides, Ben Nimmo, Meta’s head of threat intelligence, via NBC News. And it’s the first time we’ve seen that from a Chinese operation in this way. So even though it was small, even though we caught it early, it’s a significant change in what we’ve seen from Chinese operations, Ben Nimmo, Meta’s head of threat intelligence, via NBC News. The fake accounts were not attributed to Chinese intelligence agencies, but the posts came from individuals who worked 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in China. Ben Nimmo, Meta’s head of threat intelligence, says the tech giant is in a better position to assess these threats than in the past. . The difference between 2016 and now is that in 2016, there wasn’t really a defensive team at all. There were a few open-source researchers like me, they were a few people at the platforms, but there wasn’t any kind of joined-up effort. , Ben Nimmo, Meta’s head of threat intelligence, via NBC News. The difference between 2016 and now is that in 2016, there wasn’t really a defensive team at all. There were a few open-source researchers like me, they were a few people at the platforms, but there wasn’t any kind of joined-up effort. , Ben Nimmo, Meta’s head of threat intelligence, via NBC News. What I see now is there really is that joined-up approach. There’s a team effort that goes across platforms, news outlets, open-source institutions. So there’s far more people playing defense, Ben Nimmo, Meta’s head of threat intelligence, via NBC News

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House GOP Unveils Plan for Regaining the Majority [Video]

House GOP Unveils Plan for Regaining the Majority

House GOP , Unveils Plan for , Regaining the Majority. Politico reports that House Republican leaders plan to formally unveil an agenda focused on ramping up fossil-fuel production, curbing immigration and fighting crime. Politico reports that House Republican leaders plan to formally unveil an agenda focused on ramping up fossil-fuel production, curbing immigration and fighting crime. This is not just talking points. It’s actually a real agenda. It’s not a political agenda — it’s an agenda of what we want to do starting on Day One, Mario Diaz-Balart, House Representative From Florida, via Politico. On September 22, GOP leaders briefed members, highlighting that crime was a "top issue" alongside reducing reliance on foreign oil. On September 22, GOP leaders briefed members, highlighting that crime was a "top issue" alongside reducing reliance on foreign oil. Republicans believe the blueprint offers critical direction while the party fights to regain the majority. Politico reports that after the blueprint's soft launch, GOP representatives quickly started posting the plan's topline points across social media. Politico reports that after the blueprint's soft launch, GOP representatives quickly started posting the plan's topline points across social media. I think the American people, once they see that we mean business with this. I think it’s gonna restore trust, Bill Johnson, House Representative From Ohio, via Politico. Even Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell chimed in on Twitter to highlight key tenets of the plan. . Less inflation. More law and order. Parents’ rights. Border security. American energy, Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader, via Twitter. The plan has reportedly received broad endorsement across both the conference and candidate slates. The blueprint was authored by Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy alongside Minority Whip Steve Scalise and Conference Chair Elise Stefanik. The blueprint was authored by Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy alongside Minority Whip Steve Scalise and Conference Chair Elise Stefanik. The blueprint was authored by Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy alongside Minority Whip Steve Scalise and Conference Chair Elise Stefanik

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Fed Approves Third-Straight Massive Rate Hike [Video]

Fed Approves Third-Straight Massive Rate Hike

Fed Approves , Third-Straight , Massive Rate Hike. On September 21, the Federal Reserve made history by approving a third consecutive 75-basis-point hike. CNN reports that the aggressive move is meant to tackle out-of-control inflation that has been decimating America's economy. The massive hike takes the central bank's lending rate to a new target range of 3% to 3.25%. According to CNN, that's the highest the federal funds rate has been since the worldwide financial crisis of 2008. The decision is likely to bring economic hardship for millions of Americans, driving the cost of borrowing higher. While higher interest rates, slower growth, and softer labor market conditions will bring down inflation, they will also bring some pain to households and businesses, Jerome Powell, Federal Reserve Chairman, via CNN. While higher interest rates, slower growth, and softer labor market conditions will bring down inflation, they will also bring some pain to households and businesses, Jerome Powell, Federal Reserve Chairman, via CNN. These are the unfortunate costs of reducing inflation. But a failure to restore price stability would mean far greater pain, Jerome Powell, Federal Reserve Chairman, via CNN. According to Moody’s Analytics, consumers are now spending about $460 more per month on groceries than at the same time in 2021. According to Moody’s Analytics, consumers are now spending about $460 more per month on groceries than at the same time in 2021. On September 21, the Fed released its updated Summary of Economic Projections which forecast interest rates will remain high for years to come. On September 21, the Fed released its updated Summary of Economic Projections which forecast interest rates will remain high for years to come. The data also showed that Core Personal Consumption Expenditures, the Fed’s favored measure of rising prices, is expected to hit 4.5% this year and 3.1% in 2023. CNN reports that the news comes amid the growing threat of a hard landing, where tightening monetary policy triggers a recession

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