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US secretary of state meets Saudi king, Wisconsin girl missing, Instagram has harassment problem and more

• Updated Oct 16, 2018 at 11:03 PM

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THE GUARDIAN: Jamal Khashoggi: US secretary of state meets Saudi king for crisis talks

The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has arrived in Saudi Arabia for crisis talks with King Salman, as reports emerged that the kingdom was poised to acknowledge that the missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi died inside a diplomatic building in Istanbul.

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USA TODAY: Wisconsin girl missing, 'endangered' after parents found dead in home, police say

A 13-year-old Wisconsin girl who has been missing since Monday, when police found her parents dead inside their home, is considered "endangered."

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THE RICHLAND SOURCE: Man arrested, 7 injured, after Ashland County horse-drawn buggy crash

SULLIVAN TOWNSHIP -- A West Salem man was arrested and seven people were injured, some of them seriously, after a vehicle collided with a horse-drawn buggy in Ashland County on Sunday night, according to Ashland Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

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THE ATLANTIC: Instagram has a massive harassment problem

The platform has cast itself as the internet’s kindest place. But users argue harassment is rampant, and employees say efforts to stem it aren’t funded well or prioritized.

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ONE COOL THING: The original ‘Humungous Fungus’ is even bigger and older than we thought

In a new paper under review and posted to bioRxiv, the authors posit that the titanic organism weighs four times as much and is about 1,000 years older. For reference, that makes this single individual more massive than three large blue whales, and just a little smaller than Vatican City.

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