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Debt Disaster Avoided, Ex-NBA Players Charged & Tesla Moves HQ - Friday, October 8th, 2021

• 12 min

The news to know for Friday, October 8th, 2021! What to know about the next step in allowing younger children, ages 5 to 11, to get a COVID-19 vaccine, the latest action to avoid a debt disaster in the U.S., and deadly flooding in Alabama. Plus: why more than a dozen former NBA players are now facing federal charges, why Tesla is moving its headquarters, and what you may get to see if you look up at the sky tonight… Those stories and more in around 10 minutes! Head to for sources and to read more about any of the stories mentioned today. This episode is brought to you by and (Listen for the discount code) Become a NewsWorthy INSIDER! Learn more at       Sources:  Pfizer Seeks OK for Kids 5-11: NPR, LA Times, AP  U.S. Debt Disaster Avoided, For Now: WSJ, Politico, AP, WaPo Biden to Restore Monuments' Protection: WaPo, NYT, NBC News Deadly Alabama Flooding: USA Today, Accuweather  Ex-NBA Players Charged: AP, CNN, WSJ, NY Post Nobel Prize in Literature: BBC, Reuters, Nobel Peace Prize (Watch Live): PBS News CDC Urges Flu Shot: USA Today, AP, NY Times, NFID United Ramps Up Schedule: CNBC, NY Times, Fox Business, United Airlines Tesla HQ Moves to TX: The Verge, TechCrunch YouTube Won’t Pay for Climate Denial Videos: Axios, The Verge, Engadget Draconid Meteor Shower: USA Today, People, Earth Sky, American Meteor Society Indigenous People’s Day or Columbus Day: History, Smithsonian Magazine, Reuters, NPR, National Geographic Feel Good Friday: Children Discovered Ancient Giant Penguin: Guardian, Live Science, Smithsonian Magazine, EurekAlert      

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