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Elon Musk has until Oct. 28 to close the deal to purchase Twitter, a judge ruled on Thursday. Here, the Tesla CEO smiles while on stage at an event in Norway in August. CARINA JOHANSEN/NTB/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Judge gives Elon Musk and Twitter until the end of the month to close their deal

The judge overseeing Twitter's lawsuit against the Tesla CEO has halted the trial scheduled to begin in less than two weeks. She's told Musk to complete his purchase of Twitter by Oct. 28.

Doctors walk in the Ebola isolation section of Mubende Regional Referral Hospital, in Mubende, Uganda, on Sept. 29. Ugandan health officials have declared an Ebola outbreak in several regions of the country. Hajarah Nalwadda/AP hide caption

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Travelers coming to the U.S. from Uganda will face enhanced screening for Ebola

With an outbreak of the deadly disease declared in Uganda, travelers who have been to the African country within 21 days of arriving in the U.S. will be subject to enhanced screening.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, left, and Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, leave the chamber after a vote on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 10, 2017. Two Russians who said they fled the country to avoid compulsory military service have requested asylum in the U.S. after landing on a remote Alaskan island in the Bering Sea, Alaska U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski's office said Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Two Russians looking to avoid military service seek asylum after reaching Alaska

Two Russians who said they fled the country to avoid compulsory military service have requested asylum in the U.S. after landing on a remote Alaskan island in the Bering Sea, a senator's office said.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says international development banks need new strategies to help countries finance the transition to low-carbon sources of energy like this rooftop solar project in Jordan. KHALIL MAZRAAWI/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Yellen says development banks need overhauling to deal with global challenges

Development banks need new strategies to address problems that cut across national borders, U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said.

Iranian demonstrators protest in Tehran on Sept. 21, after Mahsa Amini died in custody of the country's so-called morality police. AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. announces new sanctions on Iran, even as it seeks a new nuclear deal

Thursday's announcement of new U.S. sanctions follows pressure from activists for the U.S. to support the protests, following the death of Mahsa Amini in custody of Iran's so-called morality police.

U.S. announces new sanctions on Iran, even as it seeks a new nuclear deal

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An oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia. The country, along with other OPEC+ members, plans to cut production against the wishes of the U.S. Simon Dawson/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption

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Some Democrats push to punish Saudi Arabia after OPEC+ move to cut oil production

OPEC+ announced a cut of 2 million barrels a day starting next month. Some Democrats on Capitol Hill want to retaliate by cutting off military aid and reexamine ties to Saudi Arabia.

Farmers near Nairobi offload livestock manure that will be used to fertilize crops. Because of the war in Ukraine, where a lot of fertilizer is produced, the price of it has skyrocketed, and Kenyan farmers say they now cannot afford to buy it. Brian Inganga/AP hide caption

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One of Kenya's luckier farmers tells why so many farmers there are out of luck

Erratic weather is just one problem. Many farmers can no longer keep pace with the rising cost of fuel and fertilizer (which previously has been largely imported from Ukraine). What's the solution?

Alva Sulaty points to the damage in her home in North Port, Fla., on Wednesday, after Hurricane Ian flooded her neighborhood. Carlos Osorio for NPR hide caption

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North Port residents start sorting through the wreckage of Hurricane Ian

The town of North Port, Fla., was hit hard by Hurricane Ian, and then days of river flooding. As the waters start to recede, residents are starting to dry out and take stock of the damage.

North Port residents start sorting through the wreckage of Hurricane Ian

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A protester holds a drawing of Mahsa Amini during a demonstration in Berlin, Germany, on Sept. 23. Amini was arrested by Iranian authorities in Tehran on Sept. 13 for not wearing her headscarf properly. She died three days later, apparently due to a severe head injury. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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Why a scholar banished from Iran 15 years ago is hopeful about the current protests

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Iranian American scholar Pardis Mahdavi was once arrested in Tehran for lecturing about Iran's sexual revolution. She wonders if the country's current wave of protests might result in regime change.

Why a scholar banished from Iran 15 years ago is hopeful about the current protests

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President Joe Biden participates in a meeting on Feb. 22, 2022. Biden's approval rating is up to 44%, which marks a third straight month of increases to Biden's approval rating. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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NPR poll shows Biden's approval rating is up but there are warning signs for Democrats

The president's approval rating is up to 44%, but 7-in-10 people say the country is going in the wrong direction, and young and Black voters are among the least likely to vote this fall.

NPR poll shows Biden's approval rating is up but there are warning signs for Democrats

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DeSoto County Commissioner J.C. Deriso turns his airboat around before heading out to help hurricane survivors stranded on newly-created islands brought on by the flooding Peace River. Quil Lawrence/NPR hide caption

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When flooding from Ian trapped one Florida town, an airboat navy came to the rescue

After Ian dumped record levels of rain across Florida, rivers flooded, leaving thousands stranded on newly created islands.

When flooding from Ian trapped one Florida town, an airboat navy came to the rescue

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Justice Department's Civil Rights Division announced a new initiative to combat unlawful acts of hate in the Western District of New York. Here, a memorial for the supermarket shooting victims is set up outside the Tops Friendly Market on Thursday, July 14, 2022, in Buffalo, N.Y. Joshua Bessex/AP hide caption

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After a deadly mass shooting, the DOJ is launching an anti-hate initiative in Buffalo

The new initiative is a broader effort by the Justice Department that it plans to launch across all 94 United States attorneys' offices over the next year.

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