News Round-Up: October 26, 2021

Some news items you might have missed:

USA Today: Google’s ‘FrightGeist’ lists the most popular 2021 Halloween costumes. Is yours one of them?

NBC News: Campus Pride, an LGBTQ nonprofit which advocates for inclusivity and safety at US colleges and universities, has released its annual Worst List naming 180 schools as “the absolute worst, most unsafe campuses for LGBTQ youth.”

Reuters: Facebook and YouTube have removed from their platforms a video by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro in which the far-right leader falsely claimed that COVID-19 vaccines cause AIDS.

New York Times: An expert committee advising the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday recommended that regulators authorize Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine for 5- to 11-year-olds.

CNN: Almost all employees at United Airlines have complied with the company’s vaccine mandate — and they do not want to fly with unvaccinated co-workers, according to the airline.

NPR: A judge has ruled that prosecutors will not be allowed to refer to the people Kyle Rittenhouse shot as “victims.” But defense attorneys will be able to call them “arsonists,” “looters,” or “rioters.”

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