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Fifty-five years ago this week, the world came to the brink of nuclear war in what became known as the Cuban missile crisis. In October 1962, President Kennedy responded to reports of the Soviets setting up nuclear ballistic missiles in Cuba with an order to blockade the island. The standoff lasted nearly two weeks.

In a piece in The New York Times on Thursday, Lupita Nyong’o became the latest high-profile actress to speak out against her experiences with Harvey Weinstein and sexual harassment in Hollywood.

It has been a tough week for two major American businesses: General Electric and United Airlines. GE saw its shares drop around 8 percent on Thursday after third-quarter earnings came out. The stock price of United Airlines also dropped Thursday after an earnings call with CEO Oscar Munoz.

The Orionid Meteor Shower will reach its peak on Friday night and Saturday morning, with the best viewing shortly before dawn (wherever you are).

Last year, the annual show was less than spectacular — a bright gibbous moon hung in the sky for most of the night, stealing the glory from the meteors.

But this year, there's barely a sliver of moon in sight — the new moon was just on Thursday. And much of America can expect a nearly cloudless sky, to boot.