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OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma To Plead Guilty As Part Of $8 Billion Settlement | NBC Nightly News – NBC News

  1. OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma To Plead Guilty As Part Of $8 Billion Settlement | NBC Nightly News  NBC News
  2. Officials tell AP that OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma will plead guilty to federal charges, agree to $8 billion-plus deal  Bay News 9
  3. OxyContin maker to plead guilty to federal criminal charges, pay $8 billion, and will close the company  CNN
  4. Purdue Pharma pleads guilty in case initiated by Vermont prosecutors  WCAX
  5. NH officials question settlement agreement with Purdue Pharma  WMUR-TV
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Here’s how Disney lost Shonda Rhimes to Netflix over a Disneyland pass – MarketWatch

  1. Here’s how Disney lost Shonda Rhimes to Netflix over a Disneyland pass  MarketWatch
  2. Shonda Rhimes Opens Up About Leaving ABC: ‘I Felt Like I Was Dying’  PEOPLE
  3. Shonda Rhimes Left ABC for Netflix After a Disneyland Ticket Snub  Vulture
  4. Why Shonda Rhimes was right to leave ABC over a Disneyland pass  Quartz
  5. Shonda Rhimes Is Ready to “Own Her S***”: The Game-Changing Showrunner on Leaving ABC, “Culture Shock” at Netflix and Overcoming Her Fears  Hollywood Reporter
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How Stan Van Gundy Found His Way Back to Coaching with New Orleans Pelicans – Bleacher Report

  1. How Stan Van Gundy Found His Way Back to Coaching with New Orleans Pelicans  Bleacher Report
  2. Reacting to the Pelicans naming Stan Van Gundy head coach | The Jump  ESPN
  3. Stan Van Gundy record New Orleans Pelicans Zion Williamson  The Athletic
  4. New Orleans Pelicans: Hiring Stan Van Gundy means winning now  Pelican Debrief
  5. The Pelicans Need Stan Van Gundy to Form a F***ing Wall of Defense  The Ringer
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The Latest: Trump tells rally about ’60 Minutes’ interview – The Associated Press

  1. The Latest: Trump tells rally about ’60 Minutes’ interview  The Associated Press
  2. The *real* reason Donald Trump walked out of that ’60 Minutes’ interview  CNN
  3. Trump tweets out pictures of ’60 Minutes’ interview amid threats to release clips early  Fox News
  4. Mark Meadows nails what makes Trump different  The Washington Post
  5. Why Trump’s endgame is to rage at Lesley Stahl  The Washington Post
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At Least 15 Killed in Afghan Stampede While Waiting for Pakistan Visas

At least 15 people were killed in stampede among thousands of Afghans gathered near Pakistan’s consulate Wednesday, October 21, as jostling broke out between people applying for visas, officials in the eastern city of Jalalabad said. 

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READ MORE: Witnesses said thousands of Afghans had gathered Wednesday morning in a stadium outside the consulate in Jalalabad waiting to collect tokens required to apply for a Pakistani visa before jostling broke out between applicants. 

A provincial government spokesman told VOA at least 15 people, including 11 elderly women, were crushed to death in the ensuing stampede. Attaullah Khogyani said that many more people were trampled, including women, as they tried to exit the stadium. He expected the number of casualties to rise.   

A Pakistan Embassy statement issued in Kabul expressed “deep grief and sadness” over the loss of Afghan lives. It noted that the stadium is 5 kilometers away from the Pakistani consulate in Jalalabad where Afghan authorities gather and organize visa applicants. 

Pakistan has recently relaxed visa rules for Afghans to encourage people-to-people contacts between the two countries, which share a nearly 2,600-kilometer border. 

The new visa policy has prompted thousands of people to rush to the Pakistani Embassy in Kabul and four consulates elsewhere in Afghanistan to apply for visas to secure medical treatment, education and jobs in the neighboring country. 

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LINK: https://www.voanews.com/south-central-asia/dozens-killed-afghan-stampede-while-waiting-pakistan-visas