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LA Dodgers Defeat Milwaukee Brewers To Reach World Series

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

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

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 Confirmation Of Jamal Khashoggi's Death

Saudi officials initially claimed that Khashoggi left their consulate in Istanbul alive.

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

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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Opinion: A President In Praise Of Strongmen And Dictators

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

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

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A Great African Kingdom Tells Its History In Fabulous Royal Clothes

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.

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

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

Tyndall Air Force base, home to 11,000 airmen and their families, sustained catastrophic damage when Hurricane Michael came through 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

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

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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USC Reaches $215 Million Settlement Over Gynecologist Abuse Allegations

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

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.

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

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

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 Poised For Mission To Mercury

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.

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

As a fight over abortion laws simmers in Missouri, both opponents and supporters say their state's battle could be replicated across the country.

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

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

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