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  • Steve Bannon has launched a scathing attack on George W Bush, calling his presidency the most “destructive” in history. The former White House adviser made the remarks following Mr Bush’s speech in New York earlier this week, in which he denounced bigotry in Trump-era American politics and warned that the rise of “nativism” had clouded the nation’s true identity. Mr Bannon told the California Republican Party convention Mr Bush had embarrassed himself and did not know what he was talking about.

  • US public health advocates are hoping to pivot after a major setback in Chicago, where local lawmakers repealed a soda tax after only two months following fierce industry-backed lobbying. On October 11, the Cook County Board of Commissioners, which includes Chicago, nullified the penny-an-ounce levy, which was seen as a means to discourage consumption of sugary drinks that can lead to obesity, diabetes and other ills. "It's a setback," said Jim O'Hara, director of health promotion policy at the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest.

  • GAINESVILLE, Fla. ― About five hours before his companion allegedly fired a bullet toward several protesters, and a day before police charged him with attempted homicide, Colton Fears, in an interview with HuffPost, laid out the grievances that had brought him to town.

  • A young California couple who vanished during a hiking trip in the desert almost three months ago died in a murder-suicide near a trail, investigators said Friday.

  • Whether you’re living paycheck to paycheck or managing a healthy nest egg, there are certain classic money blunders you’ll want to avoid.

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