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14 details in ‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’ you may have missed

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Hannah Grose’s earring sizes are intentional throughout the series. Netflix
  • Netflix’s horror original “The Haunting of Bly Manor” recently made its debut on Netflix.

  • Warning: Major spoilers for “The Haunting of Bly Manor” ahead.

  • The series ends where it begins and Flora’s dollhouse is like a real-time map of Bly Manor.

  • When Dani Clayton got possessed by the Lady in the Lake, one of her eyes changed colors.  

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“The Haunting of Bly Manor,” created by Mike Flanagan (“Gerald’s Game” and “Doctor Sleep”)  recently debuted on Netflix.

Loosely based on author Henry James’ “The Turn of the Screw,” the series is an unconnected follow-up to the popular “The Haunting of Hill House” from 2018.

As with the previous season, viewers have been searching the corners for hidden ghosts and Easter eggs, while also falling in love with the manor’s inhabitants and having their hearts broken

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  • October 13, 2020
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Sparks City Council political mailer starts uproar in Ward 3 election

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A mailer paid for by the Committee to Elect Paul Anderson. (Photo: PROVIDED/Marshay Smith)

A political mailer sent out by a white Sparks City Council candidate portrays his opponent, who is Black, with darkened skin, sparking allegations of racism.

Sparks City Council Ward 3 candidate Paul Anderson approved a mailer that shows Anderson and his opponent, Quentin Smith, in side-by-side photos – but Smith’s photo appears to be altered, according to his wife, Marshay Smith.

“For you to use this picture and make my husband appear darker than he is as a scare tactic, I say ‘shame on you,’” she wrote on Facebook.  

“I think anyone who has taken a basic political science or government class in high school would agree that it has political overtones,” Quentin Smith said in a phone interview with the Reno Gazette Journal.

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  • October 13, 2020
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40 Pandemic Airport Secrets Only Insiders Know

If you’re a frequent flyer like I am, then you know that the worst part about traveling is dealing with the airport. Bumper-to-bumper traffic, long lines, extra baggage fees, delayed flights — trying to survive the airport can take the joy out of traveling. If you add a global pandemic on top of everything, it can feel downright impossible.

So to help us all travel a little easier during this confusing time, I gathered some of my best tips and I spoke to frequent travelers and money-saving experts to find out their best advice for how to save money and time while making your way through terminals.

Last updated: Oct. 13, 2020

1. Be Prepared To Social Distance

In the age of COVID, social distancing has become the norm. This is particularly important during travel, when large crowds tend to congregate in tight places. Whenever possible, try to maintain a

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  • October 13, 2020
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What It’s Like To Visit Chicago Right Now

When will this all be over and when will travel be safe again? These are questions that are top of mind for many of us as we navigate a new normal, which includes ever-changing quarantine and health guidelines for work and play. International borders continue to be closed and the pandemic has made traveling problematic, however, one thing is for certain: Americans are still traveling; we’re just doing it within our own orbit, hopefully adhering to safety protocols. And, if you’re from the Midwest, chances are, you’ll want to journey to Chicago, home of deep dish pizza, multiple parks, an expansive lake front, and impressive architecture.

There’s something resilient and hopeful about exploring in our own back yard, seeing places we might have previously overlooked and are now considering with

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  • October 13, 2020
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Supreme Court asked to extend Wisconsin absentee voting

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats and their allies asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to allow for absentee ballots in battleground Wisconsin that are received up to six days after the election to be counted — a move being fought by Republicans who have opposed other attempts across the country to expand voting.

Democrats argue that the flood of absentee ballots and other challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic make it necessary to extend the period in which ballots can be counted. Wisconsin is one of the nation’s hot spots for COVID-19, with hospitalizations treating a record high number of patients with the disease.

Republicans oppose the extension, saying voters have plenty of opportunities to cast their ballot by the close of polls on Election Day and that the rules should not be changed so close to the election.

A federal judge in September sided with Democrats and said

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  • October 13, 2020
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It Takes a Village | Local News | Bend | The Source Weekly


As families adjust to a school year centered largely around online education, Central Oregon community members are working to fill gaps in education and childcare. Tutoring businesses, pod networks and childcare programs are mobilizing to help families in need. 

At Central Oregon Tutoring, co-founder Chris Lawler and his network of tutors have been inundated with requests since March, taking on over 50 new students. During the pandemic, Lawler has worked to make services accessible to low-income families by adjusting pricing and offering free sessions either in-person or online—something he’s worked on since he first started tutoring eight years ago. 

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Jason Tierney, the founder of Central Oregon Educational Pods, helps Grayson Graham with distance learning on an outdoor patio. - COURTESY OF JASON TIERNEY

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  • Jason Tierney, the founder of Central Oregon Educational Pods, helps Grayson Graham with distance learning on an outdoor patio.


“I saw an issue where the only students

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  • October 13, 2020
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What it would take to land humans on the Red Planet

Dean Regas, Special to Cincinnati Enquirer
Published 12:33 p.m. ET Oct. 13, 2020

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Olympus Mons – the largest volcano in the solar system. (Photo: Provided)

The Mars rover named Curiosity has been rolling on the planet since 2012 and has traversed more than 14 miles. On its way to Mars right now is another rover named Perseverance that will explore the Martian terrain, take thousands of pictures and sample the soil.  

Will humans ever follow in their tire tracks? The task is daunting and would be like no adventure before it.    

Travel time from Earth to Mars is roughly six months. Once a crew reaches Mars, they must remain on the surface until the Earth orbits into closer alignment. That takes another 14 months. They would then make the six-month flight back to Earth. All in all, going to Mars and back would take more than two years and

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  • October 13, 2020
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Airline Makes Real Money on Fake Flights

Singapore Airlines is holding a ‘dining event’ later this month. Above, one of its planes lifts off in October 2019.



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Nothing brings to mind pleasure quite like the memory of bumping elbows with strangers while trying to carve up “chicken or beef” with plastic cutlery.

At least, that’s what ticket holders to

Singapore Airlines

’ dining event seem to think. The airline is offering a chance for a meal on its “largest passenger aircraft,” the A380, for two weekends starting October 24 while parked on the tarmac. Don’t get your hopes up too much, though—all seats are sold out, though one can still join a wait list.

It isn’t cheap. Dining in the economy class cabin sets you back 53.5 Singapore Dollars, or roughly $40. For six times that amount, you can dine in the more spacious business-class section. And if

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  • October 13, 2020
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Cricket South Africa pleads with their government to let England tour go ahead

England’s tour to South Africa next month is in the hands of the government in Pretoria with a decision expected by the end of the week.

The England & Wales Cricket Board remains confident the tour will go ahead and the team will be granted special dispensation to enter South Africa despite Britain being rated as high risk for Covid by the South African government.

In a four-hour meeting on Tuesday, Cricket South Africa pleaded with the government to allow the England tour to go ahead otherwise the board will face financial ruin.

Last week Tom Harrison, the ECB’s chief executive, warned that many boards around the world do not have strong relationships with their governments. Sri Lanka failed recently to have a two-week quarantine period lifted for Bangladesh’s cricketers, which led to the tour later this month being postponed. 

The ECB was given permission by the government to play

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  • October 13, 2020
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Cut cable shuts down Virginia’s online voter registration

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An accidentally severed fiber optic cable shut down Virginia’s online voter registration system Tuesday, the last day to register before the November general election, authorities said.

The Virginia Department of Elections said in statement on Twitter that a “fiber cut” was affecting connectivity for multiple agencies, including the department’s citizen portal and registrar’s offices, and technicians were working to repair the problem. The state’s information technology agency said in a tweet that the cable was inadvertently cut during a Chesterfield County roadside utilities project but had no estimate on when it would be repaired.

Voting advocates said the accident couldn’t have a come a worse time and lambasted state officials for the technological failure. The day of the deadline is when many Virginians decide to register, particularly after being reminded on social media and in the news.

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law said

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  • October 13, 2020