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Police tape surrounds an apartment complex after a floor collapsed early Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, during a party in Clemson, S.C., near the campus of Clemson University. (Mollie Simon/The Independent-Mail via AP)
Dozens hurt in floor collapse at S. Carolina condo partyAbout 30 people have been taken to hospitals after a floor collapsed during a party at a condominium clubhouse in South Carolina near the campus of Clemson University
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Patriots' Gronkowski out vs. BearsThe New England Patriots have ruled out tight end Rob Gronkowski against the Chicago Bears because of ankle and back injuries.
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2018 file photo, Jordan's King Abdullah II arrives to attend India Jordan business meeting in New Delhi, India. Abdullah said Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, that he has decided not to renew parts of his country's landmark peace treaty with Israel. In a statement Jordan's King said that he would be pulling out of two annexes from the 1994 peace agreement that allowed Israel to lease two small areas, Baqura and Ghamr, from the Jordanians for 25 years. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)
Jordan cancels part of peace agreement with IsraelJordan's King Abdullah II says he has decided not to renew parts of his country's landmark peace treaty with Israel
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This undated photo provided by Gwinnett County Police Dept. shows Isaiah Pretlow. Authorities say two suspects, including one still being sought by police, have been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a George police officer. Gwinnett County Police said in a statement early Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, that 19-year-old Pretlow was arrested about 11: 30 p.m. Saturday and charged with aggravated assault. A second suspect, 18-year-old Tafahree Maynard remains on the loose. (Gwinnett County Police Department via AP)
Authorities hunt for 2nd suspect in Georgia police shooting2 men charged in connection with fatal shooting of Georgia police officer
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A security guards stands behind barriers blocking the road leading to Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee says Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman "crossed a line" in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and must pay a price. Tennessee Republican Bob Corker says that based on his briefings he believes the royal known as MBS was behind the killing of the Saudi critic. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
The Latest: Saudi FM regrets 'rogue' killing of writerSaudi Arabia's foreign minister has called the killing the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi earlier this month at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul a "rogue operation" and an "aberration."
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Today is Sunday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2018. There are 71 days left in the year.

On Oct. 21, 1971, President Richard Nixon nominated Lewis F. Powell and William H. Rehnquist to the U.S. Supreme Court. (Both nominees were confirmed.)


the U.S. Navy frigate Constitution, also known as "Old Ironsides," was christened in Boston's harbor.


Thomas Edison perfected a workable electric light at his laboratory in Menlo Park, N.J.


schoolchildren across the U.S. observed Columbus Day (according to the Gregorian date) by reciting, for the first time, the original version of "The Pledge of Allegiance," written by Francis Bellamy for The Youth's Companion.


members of the 1st Division of the U.S. Army training in Luneville (luhn-nay-VEEL'), France, became the first Americans to see action on the front lines of World War I.


superheroine Wonder Woman made her debut in All-Star Comics issue No. 8, published by All-American Comics, Inc. of New York.


the Seattle World's Fair closed after six months and nearly 10 million visitors. (President John F. Kennedy, scheduled to attend the closing ceremony, canceled because of what was described as a "head cold"; the actual reason turned out to be the Cuban Missile Crisis.)


144 people, 116 of them children, were killed when a coal waste landslide engulfed a school and some 20 houses in Aberfan, Wales.


the Israeli destroyer INS Eilat was sunk by Egyptian missile boats near Port Said (sah-EED'); 47 Israeli crew members were lost. Tens of thousands of Vietnam War protesters began two days of demonstrations in Washington, D.C.


pro-Iranian kidnappers in Lebanon abducted American Edward Tracy (he was released in Aug. 1991).


American hostage Jesse Turner was freed by his kidnappers in Lebanon after nearly five years in captivity.


President Clinton's "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays in the military survived its first Supreme Court test.


Washington, D.C., postal worker Thomas L. Morris Jr. died of inhalation anthrax as officials began testing thousands of postal employees.

Ten years ago:

Dozens of members of the Mongol motorcycle gang were arrested by federal agents in six states on a variety of charges following a three-year investigation in which undercover agents infiltrated the group. Iraq's Cabinet decided to ask the U.S. for changes to the draft agreement that would keep American troops there for three more years. The former prime minister of Thailand, Thaksin Shinawatra (TAHK'-sin SHIN'-uh-wah), was convicted in absentia of corruption and sentenced to two years in prison.

Five years ago:

A seventh-grader at Sparks Middle School in Sparks, Nevada, shot and killed a teacher and wounded two classmates before taking his own life. Same-sex weddings began in New Jersey, the 14th state to recognize nuptials between gay partners. The San Francisco Bay Area's main commuter train system and its unions reached a tentative agreement on a new contract.

One year ago:

The five living former presidents appeared together for the first time since 2013 at a concert in Texas to raise money for victims of devastating hurricanes. The Houston Astros reached the World Series for just the second time in the team's history, beating the New York Yankees 4-0 in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series.

Today's Birthdays:

Actress Joyce Randolph is 94. Rock singer Manfred Mann is 78. Musician Steve Cropper (Booker T. & the MG's) is 77. Singer Elvin Bishop is 76. TV's Judge Judy Sheindlin is 76. Actor Everett McGill is 73. Musician Lee Loughnane (LAHK'-nayn) (Chicago) is 72. Actor Dick Christie is 70. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is 69. Actress LaTanya Richardson Jackson is 69. Musician Charlotte Caffey (The Go-Go's) is 65. Movie director Catherine Hardwicke is 63. Singer Julian Cope is 61. Rock musician Steve Lukather (Toto) is 61. Actor Ken Watanabe (wah-tah-NAH'-bee) is 59. Actress Melora Walters is 58. Rock musician Che (chay) Colovita Lemon is 48. Rock singer-musician Nick Oliveri (Mondo Generator) is 47. Christian rock musician Charlie Lowell (Jars of Clay) is 45. Actor Jeremy Miller is 42. Country singer Matthew Ramsey (Old Dominion) is 41. Actor Will Estes is 40. Actor Michael McMillian is 40. Reality TV star Kim Kardashian (kahr-DASH'-ee-uhn) West is 38. Actor Matt Dallas is 36. Actress Charlotte Sullivan is 35. Actor Aaron Tveit (tuh-VAYT') is 35. Actor Glenn Powell is 30. Country singer Kane Brown is 25.

Thought for Today:

"There are different kinds of wrong. The people sinned against are not always the best." — Dame Ivy Compton-Burnett, English author (1892-1969).

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