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LA Dodgers Defeat Milwaukee Brewers To Reach World Series

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Los Angeles held off Milwaukee 5-1 in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series. The Dodgers will go to the World Series for the second year in a row, this time facing the Boston Red Sox.

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An obit for a young mother who died after struggling with addiction gained national attention this week. Her sister wants to remind readers: "So many people with addiction don't resemble the photo."

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As Border Restrictions Tighten, Some Experts See Migrant Caravans Growing In Size

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Mexico has begun allowing members of a mass migrant caravan to cross its border, following violent clashes between the migrants and Mexican police on Friday.

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Crowdsourcing To Find Survivors Of Hurricane Michael

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According to one website, at least 300 people are still unaccounted for on the Florida panhandle in the wake of Hurricane Michael.

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At $1.6 Billion, Mega Millions Jackpot Becomes Largest In Lottery History

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After no one won the jackpot in a drawing on Friday night, the winnings surpassed the record $1.586 billion for the Powerball prize in January 2016. The next drawing will be on Tuesday night.

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World Reacts With Skepticism To Saudi Account Of Jamal Khashoggi's Death

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Saudi officials initially claimed that the journalist, who had been missing since Oct. 2, left their consulate in Istanbul alive.

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Nation's Only Independent Gov. Drops Re-Election Bid In Alaska And Backs Democrat

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Three days after his lieutenant governor resigned for an "inappropriate overture," Bill Walker, polling far behind the Republican candidate, dropped out of the race to endorse Democrat Mark Begich.

Sears Is Fading, But Memories Of Its Mail-Order Homes Endure

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In the early 1900s, Sears sold thousands of homes around the U.S. through its mail-order catalogs. Many of those houses are still around, and their owners are saddened by the retailer's bankruptcy.

Trump Sticks To Trump Country As He Pushes For GOP Wins In The Midterms

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The president goes to places where he can make the biggest impact for Republicans, which has largely meant avoiding suburban swing districts and focusing his attention on places he won in 2016.

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The Viral Obituary Of An Opioid Addict: 'She's Just One Face' Of The Epidemic

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An obit for a young mother who died after struggling with addiction gained national attention this week. Her sister wants to remind readers: "So many people with addiction don't resemble the photo."

Opinion: A President In Praise Of Strongmen And Dictators

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NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the praise that President Trump heaps on authoritarian leaders.

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Nixon's Saturday Night Massacre Casts Shadow As Trump Considers Fate Of DOJ Leaders

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President Nixon 45 years ago precipitated the departure of the attorney general, deputy attorney general and Watergate special prosecutor as the criminal investigation of his administration escalated.

A Great African Kingdom Tells Its History In Fabulous Royal Clothes

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An exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art finds political power in dizzying patterns from the Kuba Kingdom — located in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The Russia Investigations: Why Are Democrats Avoiding The Russia Imbroglio?

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Democrats have placed their chips as they try to unseat Republicans — but not on Russia red. Meanwhile, a liberal billionaire outsider has built a massive organization intent on impeaching Trump.

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ICE Appears To End Use Of Federal Prisons For Immigrant Detainees

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In June, Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they would house 1,600 immigrant detainees in federal prisons. But now nearly all detainees have been moved elsewhere, deported, or released.

Harvard Admissions Secrets Emerge; Defrauded Borrowers Can Now Seek Loan Forgiveness

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Also this week, dozens of lawmakers ask Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to look into the troubled Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.

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'It Will Be Years' Before Life At Tyndall Air Force Base Returns To Normal

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Home to 11,000 airmen and their families, the base sustained catastrophic damage when Hurricane Michael came through Florida earlier this month. Residents don't know if they will ever go back.

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Top EU Court Blocks Polish Supreme Court Law Forcing Judges To Retire

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Since going into effect in July, nearly a third of Poland's judges have been ousted. Friday's ruling orders officials to reinstate justices and raise the mandatory retirement age from 65 back to 70.

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Jamal Khashoggi's Complicated History With The Saudi Royal Family

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For generations, the Khashoggi family has had close ties to the Saudi royals. Over a long career, Jamal Khashoggi was a loyalist who worked for the monarchy — and a critic who urged reform.

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Let's Bounce: Large Metal Balls Roll Out Of Truck, Shut Down Seattle Block

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Tired of being cooped up in the back of a semi truck, dozens of what police said appear to be "just really big ball bearings," spilled onto a Seattle street, temporarily shutting it down.

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USC Reaches $215 Million Settlement Over Gynecologist Abuse Allegations

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The tentative deal would compensate current and former female students who were patients of former USC gynecologist George Tyndall. He has been accused by about 500 women of sexual misconduct.

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South Korean Women Fight Back Against Spy Cams In Public Bathrooms

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Microcameras installed in public bathrooms for surreptitious filming are an everyday concern for women. Police say the number of "illegal filming" crimes sharply increased between 2011 and 2017.

Spy Bosses Warn Of Foreign Interference As Feds Unseal New Russia Charges

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The intelligence agencies said the threat of foreign interference persists; DOJ unsealed a criminal case against a Russian accused of being the top accountant for Moscow's disinformation effort.

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Paul Manafort To Be Sentenced In February; Lawyers Cite His Health Woes In Jail

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President Trump's former campaign chairman continues cooperating with the Justice Department after his plea agreement, but it isn't clear when prosecutors might be finished with him.

Dozens Feared Dead As Train Plows Through Crowd Of Revelers In India

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One official said the local response was on par with a "war footing" as emergency workers tended to the dead and injured among crowds celebrating a Hindu festival.

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A Slow Trip To A Hot Planet: Spacecraft Launches For Mission To Mercury

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The European Space Agency's BepiColombo will take seven years to reach the innermost planet in our solar system, where temperatures at the surface can reach 800 degrees Fahrenheit.

Legal Battle Over Missouri Clinic Could Foretell Abortion Fights In Other States

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Two rules have forced closure of all but one Planned Parenthood center in the state. Abortion-rights supporters say it is an example of an "abortion desert" that could result if Roe is overturned.

The Tuberculosis That Afflicts Much Of The World Was Likely Spread By Europeans

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A new study looks at how TB has traveled the world — and the lessons that can be learned about treatment of drug-resistant forms.

Jenny Graham Cycles Around The World In Under 125 Days, Shattering Record

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It took just over one-third of a year for the Scottish cyclist to cover some 18,000 miles on her bike, enduring everything from flat tires and worn-out gear to being wary of bears in Canada.

Travis Scott And Drake Head To 'Sicko Mode' Houston, Where It's Always Nighttime

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The Dave Meyers-directed visual is a kaleidoscopic view into Scott's psychedelic, whiplashing Astroworld, with an assist from Drake — and the entire city he's from.