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Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. October 22, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX2Q192
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Trump Slumps

Hillary Clinton has jumped into a 12-point lead against rival Donald Trump in a new poll, pushed largely by disapproval of the Republican nominee. The poll, one of many with a large deficit for Trump, shows his support dropping to a new low as Clinton's soars

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Back-to-Back Explosions Hit Japanese City

Two apparent explosions hit the Japanese city of Utsunomiya, killing one person and injuring three others in what police are viewing as a possible suicide. The victim, believed to be a 72-year-old former military officer, may have set his house on fire

Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Pedro Strop celebrates after Game 6 of the National League baseball championship series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Chicago. The Cubs won 5-0 to win the series and advance to the World Series against the Cleveland Indians. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Cubs Advance to World Series

The Chicago Cubs took their first pennant since 1945, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 Saturday night to win the National League Championship Series in six games. The team will face the Cleveland Indians in the World Series

FILE - In this May 27, 2003, file photo, Junko Tabei, the first woman to summit Mount Everest in 1975, receives a gift from a Kathmandu city official during ceremonies in Kathmandu, Nepal. Tabei, who died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, at 77, devoted her adult life to scaling peaks, climbing the tallest mountains in more than 70 countries. (AP Photo/Binod Joshi, File)

The First Woman to Climb Everest Has Died

Junko Tabei, a mountaineer who reached the summit of the world's highest peak in 1975, died of cancer, according to Japanese public broadcaster NHK. She was 35 when she reached the 29,000 foot summit of Mount Everest

Nightfall in calais refugee camp la jungle. youngsters are playing football in the restricted container habitation part of the camp. Calais/ FRANCE 17/10/2016 The French government is gradually deporting migrants without right to asylum and relocating the rest to more than 160 centers around France. It is expected to close the camp in the coming weeks but no official dates have been announced. (Sipa via AP Images)

The 'Left Behind' Refugees of the Jungle in Calais

The so-called "left-behinds," as the relief workers in Calais' refugee camp call the youth still hunkered down in tents in the Jungle, have deepened the tension roiling the camp, as French officials prepare to demolish the settlement forever

Hillary Clinton Campaigns In Ohio Ahead Of Election

'Non-Hazardous' White Powder Found at Clinton HQ

White powder sent to Hillary Clinton's campaign office in New York City on Friday has been deemed "non-hazardous," police said. Four campaign staffers were examined by medical personnel and released. No health issues have been reported

Spain's acting Prime Minister and People's Party (PP) leader Mariano Rajoy attends the executive committee meeting at his party headquarters in Madrid, Spain September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Susana Vera - RTSPIIQ

Spain’s Socialist Party Votes to End Political Impasse

Spain's Socialist party says it will stop blocking the conservative Popular Party from forming a minority government, ending the country's nearly 10-month political impasse. The party will abstain from voting against acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy during a confidence vote

Denasia Lawrence

National Anthem Singer Kneels During Performance

A woman performing the national anthem prior to an NBA preseason game in Miami did so while kneeling. Denasia Lawrence opened her jacket just before she started to sing, revealing a "Black Lives Matter" shirt, then dropped to her left knee and sang