Morning Must Reads: October 30

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Giants Tower Over Royals

Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief on short rest and the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series for their third championship in five seasons

How Press Gets the Pope Wrong

The “Pope Francis supports evolution” story is just the latest example of the press getting the Catholic Church completely wrong

Cheating Fears Rock SAT

All students in China and South Korea who took the SAT on Oct. 11 will have their test scores reviewed due to allegations of cheating

Ebola Brings Another Fear: Xenophobia

The arrival of Ebola in the U.S. has sparked backlash against some Africans in the country, from violence to subtler forms of discrimination. Among the recent instances is the bullying in the Bronx of two school boys from Senegal, which is Ebola-free

U.S. Conceals Afghan Military Capabilities

The American-led military command in Afghanistan has suddenly made information about the country’s military capabilities a secret, according to a congressional watchdog, just as the U.S. prepares to withdraw most of its 34,000 troops still there

Terminally Ill Woman May Not End Her Life, After All

A terminally ill 29-year-old woman who has said she plans to commit physician-assisted suicide on Nov. 1 implies in a heart-wrenching new video that she may not go through with it in the end

Lava Flows Near Hawaii Main Road

A breakout of the lava flow was about 100 ft. from a Pahoa residence — about the length of a basketball court — said Hawaii County civil-defense director Darryl Oliveira. Dozens of homes, business and other structures are within the area

Jennifer Lopez ‘Felt Abused’ in Past Relationships

The singer and actress says in her upcoming book True Love that she has “felt abused” in past relationships, even if she’s never been physically harmed like other women. “I’ve never gotten a black eye or a busted lip,” she writes

Uber Allowed to Roll on in Las Vegas

Ride-sharing app Uber received a minor breakthrough in Nevada on Wednesday when a Clark County judge ruled that the company will be able to continue operating in the Las Vegas area. The service launched on Friday in the gambling hub despite state opposition

Dissident Says He Was Tortured for Challenging Putin

From London to Berlin, exiled opponents of Russia are increasingly fearing for their safety. Not since the Cold War have Russian operatives been accused of such violence and intimidation abroad. The story of one man who says he was tortured for challenging Putin

Sweden Says It Recognizes Palestinian State

The Swedish government became the first E.U. member to officially recognize a Palestinian state on Thursday. Newly elected Prime Minister Stefan Lofven first announced the move at his swearing-in ceremony on Oct. 3, but he was not expected to follow through so soon

IBM, Twitter Sign Pact to Turn Tweets Into Business Decisions

Computing goliath IBM has signed a deal with Twitter to use tweets to make smarter business decisions. The agreement will let IBM’s 10,000 consultants access the some 500 million tweets the social-media company sees each day

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