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10 Things to Know for Today | October 29, 2018

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today

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Shooting victims remembered: ‘The loss is incalculable’

They were professors and accountants, dentists and beloved doctors serving their local community. A day after the shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that left 11 dead, officials released the names of the victims. The oldest of them was 97. The youngest was 54. They included a pair of brothers and a husband and wife.

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DNA, fingerprint match helped lead FBI to mail bomb suspect

A Florida man with a criminal history and a fervor for President Donald Trump sent at least 13 mail bombs to prominent Democrats, Justice Department officials said, crediting DNA, a fingerprint match and misspellings for the key break in a case that spread fear of election-season violence with little precedent in the U.S.

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Migrants nix offer to stay in Mexico, continue trek to US

More than a hundred Mexican federal officers carrying plastic shields abandoned a blockade they had formed on a bridge Saturday, allowing a caravan of thousands of Central American migrants to advance toward the United States.

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Bomb scare rattles those touched by past political violence

No one has been hurt or killed. But the wave of mail bombs targeting prominent Democrats this week has angered and dismayed some of the people affected personally by past acts of political violence in the United States.

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AP sources: At least 10 dead in Pittsburgh synagogue attack

A shooter opened fire during a baby naming ceremony at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday, and people with knowledge of the investigation said at least 10 people were killed.

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Bomb suspect: Ex-stripper with cash problems, Trump devotion

Cesar Sayoc is an amateur body builder and former stripper, a loner with a long arrest record who showed little interest in politics until Donald Trump came along

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Person detained in the mail-bomb case

Federal authorities arrested a man in Florida on Friday in connection with the mail-bomb scare that widened to 12 suspicious packages

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10 Things to Know for Today | October 26, 2018

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today

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Investigators search for person who sent mail bombs, motive

Investigators have been searching coast to coast for the culprit and motives behind the bizarre mail bomb plot aimed at critics of the president

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After long losing streak, US stocks surge on solid earnings

Strong results from major companies including Microsoft, Visa and Comcast are sending U.S. stocks sharply higher Thursday. The rally wiped out most of the market’s plunge from the day before, but stocks are still down sharply over the past three weeks.

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UN: Death toll from Saudi airstrike in Yemen at 21

A Saudi-led coalition airstrike at a fruit-and-vegetable market near Yemen’s flashpoint Red Sea port of Hodeida killed at least 21 civilians, including children, the U.N. humanitarian aid agency said Thursday.

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Issue of married Catholic priests gains traction under pope

As the Vatican copes with the growing clergy sex abuse scandal and declining number of priests worldwide, it is laying the groundwork to open formal debate on an issue that has long been taboo: opening up the priesthood to married men in parts of the world where clergy are scarce.

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Saudi Arabia again changes its story on Khashoggi killing

Signaling a major pivot in its narrative, Saudi Arabia on Thursday said evidence shows that the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was premeditated, an apparent effort to ease international outrage over the death of a prominent critic of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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Mail-bomb scare widens as packages to Biden, De Niro seized

The mail-bomb scare widened Thursday as law enforcement officials seized three more suspicious packages — two addressed to former Vice President Joe Biden and one to actor Robert De Niro — as part of a sprawling investigation into a plot that appears to be aimed at targets of conservative anger.

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10 Things to Know for Today | October 25, 2018

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today

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Bomb threats put spotlight on vitriolic political rhetoric

The discovery of pipe bombs targeting prominent Democratic politicians and CNN is raising the threat of election-season violence

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Willa dissipates, but evacuations continue, towns cut off

Emergency workers struggled to reach beach towns left incommunicado by a blow from Hurricane Willa on Wednesday, and the storm continued to force evacuations due to fear of flooding even as it dissipated over northern Mexico.

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Tech companies lead another steep sell-off in US stocks

Another torrent of selling gripped Wall Street Wednesday, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeting more than 600 points and erasing its gains for the year.

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Crude pipe bombs sent to Obama, Clintons, CNN; no injuries

Crude pipe bombs targeting Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, CNN and others were intercepted Tuesday night and Wednesday in a rash of attacks aimed at prominent Democrats and a cable news network often criticized by political conservatives.

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10 Things to Know for Today | October 24, 2018

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today

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Migrants pause to honor dead man, rest, still far from US

Still more than 1,000 miles from their goal of reaching the United States, a caravan of Central American migrants briefly halted their arduous journey Tuesday to mourn a fellow traveler killed in a road accident, and to rest weary, blistered feet and try to heal illnesses and injuries suffered on the road.

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Stocks mostly recover from an early plunge on Wall Street

A turbulent day on Wall Street ended Tuesday with stocks climbing nearly all the way out of a steep, broad sell-off that at one point erased more than 500 points from the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

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'Call my lawyer,' says sweater seized with stolen sneakers

A Virginia store has had 20 right-foot shoes stolen over the course of three break-ins this year.

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Willa roars over Mexico prison island, heads for resort area

Hurricane Willa roared over an offshore penal colony and closed in on Mexico's Pacific coast with 120 mph winds Tuesday, threatening a major resort area along with fishing villages and farms.