Start your week smart: Coronavirus, Alec Baldwin, World Series, Supreme Court, China

Updated 9:23 AM ET, Sun October 31, 2021

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The weekend that was

• At least 89% of vaccinated American adults will qualify for coronavirus booster shots.
• American Airlines canceled hundreds of flights this weekend, citing weather and staffing shortages.
• China and the United States are the world's two biggest greenhouse gas emitters. Here's how they stack up.
• Alec Baldwin answered questions about guns on set and cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
• The mother of siblings left in a home with their brother's body says she checked on them biweekly.

The week ahead

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Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins,