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10/5: Facebook is under pressure after a massive outage and stunning allegations from a whistleblower. Oil spill in southern CA shuts down beaches and puts animals in danger.

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A massive outage froze Facebook for more than six hours, along with Instagram and Whatsapp, yesterday. The company blames a technical issue. And today, a whistleblower is testifying before Congress. Congressional Democrats are still at odds over two huge spending plans, as President Biden bashes Republicans for delaying an urgently required increase in the national debt limit. There’s a new theory about what may have caused a large oil spill — which is having a major impact on the southern California coast. In France, an investigation has found a horrifying number of abuse cases linked to the Roman Catholic Church. More Americans could soon be eligible for covid booster shots. Johnson & Johnson has officially submitted data to the FDA — recommending a booster for its single-dose shot. Right now, Pfizer is the only vaccine authorized for booster shots in select groups of people. The FBI is investigating a shooting that killed a federal Drug Enforcement Agent at Tucson, Arizona’s Amtrak station. We continue our reporting on the thousands of migrants, most of them from Haiti, making their way through a dangerous stretch of Latin America right now. More than 90,000 people have crossed from Colombia to Panama this year — an unprecedented number.

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