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World 5 things to know for October 28: Election, Covid-19, Philadelphia, economy, Nigeria

13:20  28 october  2020
13:20  28 october  2020 Source:   cnn.com

Nigeria's anti-police protesters storm prison, free inmates

  Nigeria's anti-police protesters storm prison, free inmates LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's protests against police brutality turned violent Monday when a crowd stormed a prison and freed inmates in Benin City in southern Nigeria. Some prisoners jumped from a high fence of the institution while others were seen running away on the street, according to videos from the scene. Local media reports say as many as 200 prisoners may have escaped. Nigerian officials have not announced if there were casualties from the prison break.Protesters also attacked police stations and police trucks in other parts of the country.

See how Covid - 19 changed their sense of smell 02:20. Get ' 5 Things ' in your inbox. If your day doesn't start until you're up to speed on the latest headlines, then let us introduce you to your new Anti-police violence protests in Nigeria have been going on for nearly two weeks, and things are getting ugly.

Here's what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. (You can also get " 5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox daily. US averaging nearly 69,000 new Covid - 19 cases per day.

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a sign on a pole: A woman walks past a © Eva Marie Uzcategui/AFP/Getty Images/FILE A woman walks past a "Vote Here" sign at Miami Beach City Hall in Miami Beach, Florida on October 19, 2020. - President Donald Trump lashed out at "stupid" critics from within his own party and called for unity on Sunday after growing Republican criticism and warnings of a "bloodbath" in the November 3 election. Trump issued the comments as he and his Democratic opponent Joe Biden hit the ground in crucial swing states in the final stretch before an election that opinion polls show the real estate mogul is at serious risk of losing. (Photo by Eva Marie UZCATEGUI / AFP) (Photo by EVA MARIE UZCATEGUI/AFP via Getty Images)

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Nigerians in the diaspora join #EndSARS protests

  Nigerians in the diaspora join #EndSARS protests The #EndSARS protests against police brutality that have erupted in Nigeria have spilled beyond the country's borders.People hold banners as they demonstrate on the street to protest against police brutality in Lagos, Nigeria, Oct. 19, 2020.

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1. Election 2020

More than 65.5 million people have cast their votes for next week's presidential election, already more than the total number of early voters in 2016. As we enter the last mail-in voting stretch, a federal judge has ordered the US Postal Service to ensure ballots are delivered quickly ahead of voting deadlines by allowing extra and late delivery trips. Meanwhile, President Trump tried to appeal to women voters during a campaign rally in Lansing, Michigan, last night. He also attacked Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and appeared to both downplay and take credit for thwarting the recent plot to kidnap her. The Trump campaign also suffered an attack of its own when its campaign website was briefly defaced in an apparent hack. In Georgia, Joe Biden gave a closing argument at the home where FDR healed from polio, saying the "soul of the nation" is at stake in this election.

Opinions | The roots of the #EndSARS protests in Nigeria

  Opinions | The roots of the #EndSARS protests in Nigeria Police and military brutality have propped up regimes for more than a century. The massacre at Lekki punctuated more than two weeks of protest of police brutality in Nigeria. The hashtag #EndSARS began trending (again) on social media on Oct. 4. The immediate trigger was a video that showed a SARS officer shooting a young motorist in Ughelli, Delta State, then pushing his body out of the car and driving off with the dead man’s Lexus Jeep. Within days, crowds of young people gathered in Nigerian cities to demand the abolition of SARS.

Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. More than a third of those who died in ICE custody last year had tested positive for Covid - 19 . While ICE officials maintain that deaths in custody are extremely rare, the agency has faced growing scrutiny for how it handles

Economy . Lilly blamed increased costs to develop Covid - 19 treatments and lower demand for some its medicines. With seven days to go until Election Day, Joe Biden is pushing into states that Trump had once been expected to win again. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. More In 5 Things to Know .

2. Coronavirus

There are 44 potential Covid-19 vaccines in human trials, but experts say we may not know which ones work best -- or whether they work at all -- until after people start getting them. That may mean settling for a vaccine that prevents severe infections instead of providing outright immunity. The Trump administration is set to announce soon that Medicare and Medicaid will cover out-of-pocket costs for any potential coronavirus vaccine that's granted emergency use authorization. And help can't come soon enough. More than half of US states reported their highest daily number of coronavirus cases ever this month. Some areas are back to the way they were at the first dark peak of the pandemic, with packed ICUs, taxed medical systems and victims' remains filling refrigerated units.

3. Police violence protests

Demonstrators took to the streets of Philadelphia for a second night after the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr. The 27-year-old Black man was killed Monday during a confrontation in West Philadelphia. His family said he suffered from bipolar disorder and was in crisis at the time. Some largely peaceful protests in the city devolved into violence and looting, leading police to ask residents in some districts to stay indoors. City officials acknowledge the shooting raises questions and are investigating. The case draws fresh attention to fatal use of force by police after months of protests over how officers treat Black people.

EndSARS: How Nigeria's youth found its voice with the protest movement.

  EndSARS: How Nigeria's youth found its voice with the protest movement. For nearly two weeks angry young Nigerians have taken to the streets, blocking major roads across cities in Africa's most populous nation. They marched in tens of thousands chanting "Enough is Enough" against police brutality and violence. The group's initial demands were for a notorious police unit known as the Special Anti Robbery Squad, or SARS, to be shut down, but the marches have since morphed into protests campaigning for police reform and an end to bad governance in Africa's most populous country.

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4. Economy

The US economy has rebounded over the last few months, but experts worry the recovery is losing steam. To add to the uncertainty, the ongoing stimulus scuffle in Washington could lead to further pain in struggling sectors like the travel industry and among small businesses if aid isn't issued soon. A CNN analysis shows hotel occupancy is 29% below pre-crisis levels, and OpenTable reservations are down 56% from before the pandemic. If the 2009 recession is any measure, it could take the airline industry five years to recover from the economic toll of the pandemic. Eased coronavirus restrictions have boosted oil demand, and oil companies like BP have seen slim profits. But with Covid-19 cases on the rise again, the oil sector's slow recovery could reverse course at any minute.

5. Nigeria

A judicial panel in Lagos, Nigeria, has begun hearings into the killing last week of activists protesting police brutality. Human rights group Amnesty International told CNN that at least 12 demonstrators were shot dead at two places in the city last Tuesday by soldiers, who then took the bodies away. Witnesses also say they saw the killings. The Nigerian army claimed on Twitter that these reports were "fake news." Protests gripped Nigeria's largest city for two weeks as people called for the end of the country's Special Anti Robbery Squad, or SARS, which has been accused of serious human rights violations. Amnesty says at least 56 people have died across the country since protests began. The judicial panel will look into the claims against SARS, which was disbanded earlier this month, and investigate last week's deaths.

The massive protests in Nigeria, explained

  The massive protests in Nigeria, explained What is the SARS unit, and why do Nigerians want to #EndSARS? The sequence of events leading to what Nigerians now call the #LekkiMassacre suggests that this appears to be a carefully planned attack. While protesters were standing on the road, dancing to songs from a live DJ, the Lagos state governor imposed a curfew, to start at 4 p.m. The protesters refused to leave. Next, operators of the toll removed all CCTV cameras from the toll booths and the lights cut out. Soldiers arrived and opened fire between 6:45 and 9 p.m.

Economy . 4. 37 states see Covid - 19 case spikes of at least 5 % over the past week. U.K. pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca said Monday its potential Covid - 19 vaccine produced a similar immune response in older and younger adults.

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TODAY'S WEATHER

Zeta heads for the US

Hurricane Zeta is due to hit the Gulf Coast later today. Hurricane warnings stretch from Morgan City, Louisiana, to the Mississippi/Alabama line, including metro New Orleans. Strong winds and heavy rain are expected, and some places may see storm surges of up to 8 feet.

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BREAKFAST BROWSE

The Los Angeles Dodgers have won the World Series

Congrats, Dodgers fans. You earned this one.

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are engaged

The couple that stars on "The Voice" together, stays together.

Krispy Kreme offers free doughnuts and 'I Voted' stickers on Election Day

Mmm, tastes like civic duty.

Bud Light Seltzer has launched holiday flavors including Apple Crisp, Peppermint Pattie and Gingersnap

Peppermint ... seltzer? Intriguing.

Billionaire accused of blaring 'Gilligan's Island' theme song on a loop at his neighbor during feud over $1 million sculpture along their shared property line that may block ocean views

Wow, wealthy people's neighborhood disputes really are something else.

TODAY'S NUMBER

$270 million+

That's how much debt President Trump has had forgiven since 2010 after he failed to repay his lenders for a Chicago skyscraper development, according to a tax analysis from The New York Times.

TODAY'S QUOTE

"Keith Raniere will not be able to victimize people anymore after today's sentence and we're very grateful for that."

Acting US Attorney for Eastern District of New York Seth DuCharme, at the sentencing of Nxivm founder Keith Raniere. The former cult leader was sentenced to 120 years in prison after being convicted in 2019 of counts including racketeering, sex trafficking, sexual exploitation of a child and human trafficking.

AND FINALLY

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Philadelphia officials release 'traumatic' bodycam video, 911 recordings in police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr. .
Philadelphia officials on Wednesday released officers' bodycam video and the 911 recordings in the police shooting death of Walter Wallace Jr.The video depicts Walter Wallace Jr. walking out of a home, at the rear of a parked car and then across a street in the direction of two police officers. One officer repeatedly implores the 27-year-old to "put the knife down.

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