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A Malaysian national flag is on display outside FGV Holdings Berhad, one of Malaysia's largest palm oil companies, in Kuala Lumpur, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. Malaysian palm oil producer FGV Holdings Berhad vowed Thursday to “clear its name” after the U.S. banned imports of its palm oil over al…

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A couple talks outside FGV Holdings Berhad, one of Malaysia's largest palm oil companies, in Kuala Lumpur, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. Malaysian palm oil producer FGV Holdings Berhad vowed Thursday to “clear its name” after the U.S. banned imports of its palm oil over allegations of forced labor…

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The building of FGV Holdings Berhad, one of Malaysia's largest palm oil companies, stands in Kuala Lumpur, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. Malaysian palm oil producer FGV Holdings Berhad vowed Thursday to “clear its name” after the U.S. banned imports of its palm oil over allegations of forced labor…

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian palm oil producer FGV Holdings Berhad vowed Thursday to “clear its name” after the U.S. banned imports of its palm oil over allegations of forced labor and other abuses.

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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, center right, greets students as they arrive for in-person classes outside Public School 188 The Island School, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in the Manhattan borough of New York. Hundreds of thousands of elementary school students are heading back to classrooms sta…

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A sign displaying protocols for combating COVID-19 hangs beside students arriving for in-person classes outside Public School 188 The Island School, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in the Manhattan borough of New York. Hundreds of thousands of elementary school students are heading back to classroo…

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Students arrive for in-person classes outside Public School 188 The Island School, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in the Manhattan borough of New York. Hundreds of thousands of elementary school students are heading back to classrooms starting Tuesday as New York City enters a high-stakes phase of…

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School staff greet students as they arrive for In-person classes outside Public School 188 The Island School, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in the Manhattan borough of New York. Hundreds of thousands of elementary school students are heading back to classrooms starting Tuesday as New York City en…

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School staff members wear protective masks as they wait for students to arrive for in-person classes outside Public School 188 The Island School, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in the Manhattan borough of New York. Hundreds of thousands of elementary school students are heading back to classrooms …

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A teacher leads her students into PS 179 elementary school in the Kensington neighborhood, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Hundreds of thousands of elementary school students are heading back to classrooms Tuesday as New York City enters a high-stakes phase of r…

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A student has his temperature taken before entering PS 179 elementary school in the Kensington neighborhood, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Hundreds of thousands of elementary school students are heading back to classrooms Tuesday as New York City enters a high…

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Teachers, right, ask parents and students if they have completed health surveys before the students enter PS 179 elementary school in the Kensington neighborhood, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Hundreds of thousands of elementary school students are heading back…

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Kindergarten student Katalina Vidal holds her father's hand as she waits to enter PS 179 elementary school in the Kensington neighborhood, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Hundreds of thousands of elementary school students are heading back to classrooms Tuesday …

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A student is comforted by her mother as she waits to enter PS 179 elementary school in the Kensington neighborhood, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Hundreds of thousands of elementary school students are heading back to classrooms Tuesday as New York City enters…

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The two largest school districts in the U.S. are rolling out ambitious and costly plans to test students and staff for the coronavirus, bidding to help keep school buildings open amid a rise in infections among the nation's school-age children.

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Supporters welcome Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden to Amtrak's Pittsburgh Train Station, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Pittsburgh. Biden is on a train tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania today.

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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden greets supporters on the platform outside the Amtrak's Greensburg Train Station, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Greensburg, Pa. Biden is on a train tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania today.

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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks with Steve Columbus, Administrative Manager for Western Pennsylvania IUOE Joint Apprenticeship & Training Program, right, as he tours the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 66, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 202…

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President Donald Trump walks from the Oval Office before boarding Marine One at the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Washington, for the short trip to Andrews Air Force Base en route to Minnesota.

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Mark McCloskey, left, and his wife Patricia, St. Louis homeowners who confronted protesters with guns, speak during a Team Trump bus tour campaign stop in Hazleton, Pa., Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, At right is former Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta.

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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks with United Steelworkers Union President Thomas Conway and school teacher Denny Flora of New Castle, Pa., aboard his train as it travels to Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Biden is on a train tour through Ohio an…

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden kept up their debate-stage sniping from the road and the rails, fighting for working-class voters in the Midwest while both parties — and the debate commission, too — sought to deal with the most chaotic presidential faceoff in memory.

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Keith Valentine, a 37-year-old Las Vegas Democrat who said he turned off the debate after 10 minutes, poses in front of his apartment Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Valentine, who was a supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., in the Democratic primary, said he is reluctantly voting for Biden, d…

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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Amtrak's Pittsburgh Train Station, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Pittsburgh. Biden is on a train tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania today.

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People wait to ride a revolving swing at the Perry State Fair in New Lexington, Ohio, Friday, July 24, 2020. In the towns that speckle the Appalachian foothills of southeast Ohio, the pandemic has barely been felt. Coronavirus deaths and racial protests _ events that have defined 2020 nation…

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Brittany Cunningham 31, walks down the street with her nephew and his dog in Nelsonville, Ohio, on Friday, July 24, 2020. Brittany, a heroin addict, has been homeless for ten years. Her stories range from across a life steeped in addiction and badly chosen boyfriends to a deep love for music.

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A Dollar General store sign is illuminated along a street in Zanesville, Ohio, on Sunday, July 26, 2020. Often, the most crowded parking lots are at the ubiquitous Dollar General and Family Dollar stores, signposts of financial hardship.

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The headlights of an abandoned car peek through an overgrowth of vines and shrubs in Rendville, Ohio, on Sunday, July 26, 2020. Unemployment skyrocketed to highs of nearly 18 percent amid early virus shutdowns, doubling in some counties from March to April. While those rates have come down s…

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Larry Steele parks his truck outside his mother's trailer home in New Marshfield, Ohio, on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Larry is a quiet man with a gravelly voice and armfuls of tattoos, a couple of them illegible because "the guy doing the tattoo was drunk." A bout with COVID-19, including three…

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The evening sun shines on a toy car in front of a home in Shawnee, Ohio, on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Shawnee was a coal town that once boasted an opera house, a vaudeville theater, dozens of stores and plenty of taverns.

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Tarah Nogrady's Pekinese dogs wait in her car while she collects water from a trough in Athens, Ohio, on Sunday, July 26, 2020. Nogrady doubts that the coronavirus is a real threat - it's "maybe a flu-type deal," she says.

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Tasha Lamm, 30, covers her face, becoming self-conscious while posing for a portrait, in Bidwell, Ohio, on Monday, July 27, 2020. Lamm dreams of taking her family and leaving Ohio, the scene of so much personal pain. "I'm ready to leave this hellhole and everyone in it because I know there's…

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Tarah Nogrady collects water from a trough in Athens, Ohio, on Sunday, July 26, 2020. People have been using it for at least a century, since horses were watered and coal miners would stop by to wipe off grime and dust. They still come - some they think the water is healthier, or makes bette…

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Cars are parked in front of a building with a banner which reads "Hotel" in front in Shawnee, Ohio, on Sunday, July 26, 2020. Unemployment skyrocketed to highs of nearly 18 percent amid early virus shutdowns, doubling in some counties from March to April. While those rates have come down sin…

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Christmas decorations lie scattered inside an abandoned shop, seen through its broken window in Shawnee, Ohio, on Friday, July 24, 2020. Appalachian Ohio has some of the poorest counties in the state, with child poverty rates higher than 30 percent.

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A confederate flag hangs in the window of a home of a young Black woman in Shawnee Ohio, on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Confederate flags have become a symbol of a certain America: white, often rural, sometimes southern, normally conservative. This time, though, it turned out to be a young Black…

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Geoffrey West, 34, second left, cuts the hair of customer Bayione Rogers, 22, at the Court Barbershop in Athens, Ohio, on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. West, 34, runs the establishment serving the city's Black community on the third floor of an old downtown office building. West likes Athens, an…

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Abandoned shops line Main Street in Shawnee, Ohio, on Friday, July 24, 2020, near abandoned homes, empty schools and boarded-up churches. Shawnee was a coal town that once boasted an opera house, a vaudeville theater, dozens of stores and plenty of taverns.

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Angel statues stand beside a gravestone at the Hollister Cemetery in Glouster, Ohio, on Thursday, July 23, 2020. A 2019 study done across Appalachia found that the death rate in 2017 for opioid overdoses was 72 percent higher in Appalachian counties compared those outside the region. Ohio, m…