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Thursday October 28th, 2021 night edition

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(CNN) The daughter of a former top Saudi intelligence official has told CNN that representatives of the Saudi government attempted to lure her to the same consulate where Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in Istanbul, as part of a series of threats against her and her family.

Hissah Al-Muzaini, the daughter of former Saudi official Saad Aljabri, told CNN's Christiane Amanpour on Wednesday that the kingdom encouraged her to go to the "consulate in Istanbul.

They tried to encourage me to go there.".

"I'm lucky I didn't go or else my kids wouldn't have a mum and dad," she said.

Al-Muzaini's family has previously made this allegation in a civil suit filed earlier this year.

According to the suit, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman "attempted to lure Dr. Saad's daughter, Hissah Al-Muzaini to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul."

At the time of writing, the Saudi government had not responded to CNN's request for comment on the claim. »

Felony count over 43 cents’ worth of Mountain Dew is dropped

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Pennsylvania prosecutors have dropped a felony theft charge against a man who underpaid for a bottle of Mountain Dew by 43 cents.

Prosecutors in Perry County dropped the theft charge this month against Joseph Sobolewski, 38, and downgraded another charge, the Patriot-News reported Tuesday.

In August, Sobolewski went into an Exxon in Duncannon and saw a sign advertising two 20-ounce Mountain Dew bottles for $3, he said. »

'Testicle bath' birth control device earns Germany's Dyson Prize

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Oct. 15 (UPI) -- A German inventor's unique ultrasound "testicle bath" birth control device for men took the top prize at the country's James Dyson Awards.

Rebecca Weiss, an industrial design graduate from the University of Munich and inventor of the COSO male birth control device, was named Germany's winner of the James Dyson Award, which "celebrates, encourages and inspires the designers of new problem-solving ideas.".

As Germany's winner of the Dyson Award, Weiss is now shortlisted for the international award, which carries a $45,000 prize. »

The International Order Isn’t Ready for the Climate Crisis

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A shift to planetary politics will require a new, shared understanding of the duties of sovereign states, serious commitments to sustainable development and investment, and innovative international institutions.

As we plunder the planet, we risk rendering it uninhabitable—a crisis that cries out for global solidarity and collective action.

Planetary politics cannot succeed without multilateral institutions and global governance that can foster the unprecedented international cooperation demanded by the intertwined climate and biodiversity crises. »

Senate Democrats unveil plan to hit 700 billionaires like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos with major tax hikes

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Senate Democrats are chasing the growing pile of wealth held by some of the wealthiest Americans.

"The Billionaires Income Tax would ensure billionaires pay tax every year, just like working Americans," Wyden said in a statement.

"We have a historic opportunity with the Billionaires Income Tax to restore fairness to our tax code and fund critical investments in American families.". »