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October 12, 2021: Texas Governor, San Diego crash, U.S. Navy, Indigenous Peoples' Day, Afghanistan

Reuters, 12 Oct 2021
October 12, 2021: Texas Governor, San Diego crash, U.S. Navy, Indigenous Peoples' Day, Afghanistan

1. Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott, responding to what he called "bullying" by the Biden Administration, barred all COVID-19 vaccine mandates in the state by any entity, including private employers.

2. A small aircraft crashed blocks from a high school campus near San Diego, killing at least two people and injuring two others, while also destroying homes, officials and local media said.

3. Former U.S. Navy nuclear engineer and his wife are scheduled to face their first court hearing on charges they attempted to sell secrets about nuclear submarines to a foreign power in exchange for cryptocurrency.

4. Christopher Columbus Day drew crowds with U.S. city parades marking the explorer's voyage and Italian-American culture, as the focus increasingly turned to the heritage and plight of indigenous people subjugated by European settlers.

5. Afghanistan's foreign minister appealed to the world for good relations but avoided making firm commitments on girls' education despite international demands to allow all Afghan children to go back to school.

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