5 Things to Know for October 25: Rishi Sunak, Student Loans, Filming, Ukraine, Shampoo
People who had a fever, chills or muscle aches after receiving Covid-19 vaccines tend to have a greater antibody response than those who had no symptoms, a new study has found. But if your arm wasn’t sore after the vaccine, don’t worry — the vaccine still elicits robust immune responses, regardless of side effects, the researchers say.
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Britain today welcomes a new Prime Minister after Rishi Sunak won the latest Conservative leadership race. Sunak takes over during a tough time for the country’s economy after a disastrous six-week tenure led by Liz Truss. Truss gave his farewell speech today, calling it a “huge honour” to lead the country. She went on to say that “in a short time, this government has acted urgently and decisively” to help working families. Truss’ policies, however, caused the pound to fall to its lowest level in decades. Sunak will now lead a divided party and will immediately face demands to call elections and seek his own mandate. The ultra-wealthy former banker is also the first person of color to rule the UK.
The Biden administration argues it should be allowed to implement its student loan debt relief plan while the policy dispute unfolds. In a new brief filed with the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which considers a legal challenge to the program brought by six Republican-led states, the administration defended the policy and argued there were serious flaws in the case of challengers. A district court dismissed the Republican states’ case last week, finding the states had failed to show they would suffer direct harm from the policy. After a call from the challengers, the 8th Circuit on Friday suspended the policy, preventing the Biden administration from canceling any loans under the program for now. Meanwhile, the Biden administration has encouraged borrowers to still seek relief despite the suspension. A response from Republican-led states is expected today.
A 15-year-old girl and a 61-year-old woman were killed Monday in a shooting at a St. Louis high school. Officers arrived at the school four minutes after the first 911 call and it took them eight minutes to find the shooter, Police Commissioner Michael Sack said. After a two-minute shootout, the suspect was reported and later died in a hospital. The shooter was identified as a 19-year-old who graduated from school last year and had no criminal history, police said. When the shooter stormed campus, he was armed with a long gun and nearly a dozen high-capacity magazines — enough ammunition for a “much worse” situation, Sack said.
Video shows students evacuated after school shooting
A group of 30 liberal House members are calling on President Joe Biden to change course in his Ukraine strategy and pursue direct diplomacy with Russia to end the months-long conflict. In a letter sent to Biden on Monday, the group of Democrats praised the president’s efforts to support Ukraine while avoiding direct US involvement on the ground. But they suggest a more forceful attempt to end the war through diplomacy is needed. The letter comes at a critical time in the war as Russia increasingly targets civilian infrastructure – with particular emphasis on cutting off power to Ukrainian citizens before winter.
Several brands of dry shampoos have been recalled due to the potential presence of benzene, a chemical that can cause cancer. Consumer products company Unilever has issued a voluntary recall of certain Dove, Nexxus, Suave, TIGI and TRESemmé spray dry shampoos. The affected products were manufactured before October 2021 and were distributed to retailers nationwide, the FDA said in a statement. According to the recall notice, benzene is a human carcinogen which, if exposed, could cause cancer. The FDA said consumers should immediately stop using the affected aerosol dry shampoos. Last year, Procter & Gamble also recalled more than 30 aerosol hair care products, also warning they may contain benzene.
Brittney Griner Appeal Hearing
Brittney Griner is set to appeal her case today in a Russian court, nearly three months after the US basketball star was convicted of drug trafficking in the country and sentenced to nine years in prison. jail. The Moscow court hearing the appeal can choose to leave Griner’s verdict in place, overturn it and send it back to the lower court, or reduce Griner’s prison sentence. Griner will attend the hearing via video conference from his detention center.
Adidas cuts ties with Kanye West
After West targeted Jews in a series of anti-Semitic remarks, more brands are moving away from him by the day – including Adidas.
The last solar eclipse of the year can be seen today
But those in the US will have to miss this one… It will be visible in parts of Greenland, Iceland, most of Europe, Northeast Africa and parts of Asia.
Mariah Carey does limited engagement holiday shows
All I want for Christmas is… to be at that concert. Carey has announced that she will be performing her signature holiday songs at two shows this winter.
Henry Cavill confirms his return as Superman
He is back! The British actor will reprise the role of Clark Kent in the DC Comics Extended Cinematic Universe.
Ancient Korean Silk Paintings Take a Stunning Contemporary Twist
These works give a modern twist to historic painting styles. Looked.
Leslie Jordan, beloved comedian and actor known for his work on “Will and Grace,” has died, his agent has announced. He was 67 years old. Jordan was involved in a car crash Monday in Hollywood and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Los Angeles County coroner who identified him and a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Fire Department. Jordan was a fan favorite for her recurring role as Karen’s friend Beverley Leslie on “Will & Grace.” He also appeared in “American Horror Story” and “The Cool Kids.” His star shone even brighter during the height of the pandemic when his social media presence took off on Instagram, attracting him millions of followers.
Watch actor Leslie Jordan bring joy and laughter to millions
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This is the level to which mortgage rates are expected to fall by the end of 2023, according to a new forecast from the Mortgage Bankers Association. The average rate for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage is currently 6.94%. While the forecast is a positive sign for potential buyers, financial analysts are warning that rates will still face high volatility in the months ahead as the Federal Reserve is expected to continue raising interest rates this year.
“I understand that not everyone is going to be born into perfect circumstances, but I would like everyone to have a chance.”
– Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, defending his state’s abortion ban on Monday during a heated debate with the governor. The hour-long debate produced a handful of notable moments as DeSantis and Democrat Charlie Crist clashed over abortion, the response to Hurricane Ian, the state’s ongoing culture wars and the possible DeSantis’ 2024 presidential election. Asked what week abortion access should be cut in Florida, DeSantis said he was “proud” of the state’s 15-week ban that he had enacted earlier this year. The law provides exemptions in cases of fatal fetal abnormality or when a pregnancy poses a “serious risk” to the mother. It does not allow exemptions for rape, incest or human trafficking.
Severe storm threat for the south as rain and snow hit the Pacific Northwest
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Peaceful piano for an 80-year-old elephant
For a few minutes, relax and watch this pianist play Debussy’s “Clair de Lune” for a friendly elephant. (Click here to see)
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