Minor league pitcher dies in car crash in Dominican Republic

(CNN)A minor league pitcher in MLB’s Cincinnati Reds’ organization has died and two other baseball players were hospitalized after a car crash in the Dominican Republic on Saturday morning, the Reds said. “We received this terrible news and send our condolences and support to the families, friends and teammates of…

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5 things to know for October 9: Hurricane Michael, Kavanaugh, New York limo crash, Saudi journalist, climate change

(CNN)Congrats to New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees. On Monday night, hebroke Peyton Manning’s recordto become the NFL’s all-time leader in passing. Here’s what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. This morning Hurricane Michael is a Category 1 hurricane, but it will…

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In a town where 51% voted for Trump, one official takes a knee during the Pledge of Allegiance in protest

(CNN)Melissa Schlag won’t stand for President Trump. And since last month, she won’t stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, either. But the criticism isn’t stopping her. As long as Trump’s in office, she says she’ll keep kneeling. “I don’t see anything changing,” she told CNN. “I don’t see me standing…

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Initiative to break California into 3 states to go on November ballot

(CNN)An initiative that would divide California into three separate states qualified Tuesday to appear on the ballot in November’s general election. The reasons for wanting to split California up? Draper has said that partitioning California into three states would allow regional communities to make better and more sensible decisions for…

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She says federal officials took her daughter while she breastfed the child in a detention center

McAllen, Texas (CNN)The undocumented immigrant from Honduras sobbed as she told an attorney Tuesday how federal authorities took her daughter while she breastfed the child in a detention center, where she was awaiting prosecution for entering the country illegally. “The government is essentially torturing people by doing this,” Cornelio said.…

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Alleged shooter at Texas high school spared people he liked, court document says

(CNN)The teenager who allegedly used a shotgun and a revolver to kill 10 people and wound 10 others at a Texas high school Friday admitted he didn’t shoot people he liked and meant to kill the ones he did target, a probable cause affidavit says. The probable cause affidavit says…

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