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At ten eastern on Bloomberg radio. The death toll is rising dramatically after a stampede at a Halloween festival in South Korea. Correspondent raf Sanchez offered more details as officials confirmed nearly 150 people were killed in the tragedy. In about a 100,000 people showed up for this Halloween festival in downtown Seoul, part of the reason this was so popular, it's the first outdoor Halloween party without masks in South Korea since the start of COVID. The disaster happened in the city's popular itaewon neighborhood Saturday night. Former president Barack Obama is on the campaign trail for Democrats in Michigan and Wisconsin today. Speaking at a rally in Atlanta on Friday, Obama warned that a Republican majority in the House and Senate could set back abortion rights and same sex marriage rights San Francisco police say the hammer attack against the husband of House speaker Nancy Pelosi was not a random attack. The suspect has been arrested and Pelosi has undergone surgery for injuries. That's the latest I'm Julie Ryan. And I'm Susanna Palmer in the Bloomberg newsroom. Hurricane sandy also known as super storm sandy hit ten years ago today since then Gotham has reports, billions of dollars worth of seawalls, jetties, breakwaters, and reinforced dunes are being erected along the waterfronts of Staten Island, Manhattan, and the rockaway Peninsula. These barriers promise to protect the coastline for several decades ahead as sea levels rapidly rise in severe storms become more frequent, but the entire 520 mile coastline of New York City faces an uncertain future amid these threats. New Twitter owner Elon Musk says there will be no account reinstatements on the social media site right away. The billionaire tweeted Friday that a content moderation council will be formed to evaluate the platform and Musk said it will include widely diverse viewpoints. Several prominent figures are banned from Twitter over controversial remarks, including former president Donald Trump. General Motors is temporarily suspending advertising on Twitter. The story from Bloomberg's Charlie pellet. It comes after the social media platform was acquired by Elon Musk, the head of rival automaker, Tesla, the Detroit automaker, which is racing to catch up with Tesla in electric vehicle development, says it is talking with Twitter to discuss how the platform will change and will stop advertising until it has a better understanding of what will happen to it with Musk now at the helm. Bloomberg's Charlie pellet. Republican election officials around New York refused to process absentee ballots amid a court challenge earlier this week, but then began opening and scanning the ballots after a warning from the state attorney general. Nationwide, there have already been more than 100 lawsuits filed this year around the November

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