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World Series Takeaways: Tired Dodgers bullpen forces Game 7 vs. Astros


After six games this close, it seems fitting that the 2017 World Series will go to the brink.

Facing elimination, the Dodgers got 4.1 scoreless innings from a heavily-taxed bullpen to out-duel Justin Verlander and force a seventh game. It’ll be Yu Darvish against Lance McCullers Jr. on Wednesday, but realistically everyone from Collin McHugh to Clayton Kershaw will be available in relief.

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The refinery in Baiji, northwest of Baghdad, in 2009. (Credit: Thaier Al-Sudani/Reuters)

Iraq’s biggest oil refinery fell to Islamic extremists Wednesday morning, after army helicopter gunships failed to beat back an attack on the facility 130 miles north of Baghdad, according to refinery workers, eyewitnesses and an Iraqi army officer who fled the scene.

The facility at Baiji is the first operating refinery to fall to the fighters of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, who have swe

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Dmitry Medvedev

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that Moscow and Western powers are on the brink of a new Cold War over the crisis in Ukraine.

In an interview with Bloomberg Television, Medvedev said: “Basically we are slowly but surely approaching a second Cold War that nobody needs.”

The Russian premier slammed US President Barack Obama’s response to the Ukraine crisis, saying he regretted that Washington had undone years of work in improving relations during the “reset” between

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Putin-Steps-Back-from-the-Brink-of-War-Just-a-Little.jpg?resize=500%2C250&width=260President Vladimir Putin answers journalists’ questions on current situation in Ukraine at the Novo-Ogaryovo presidential residence outside Moscow on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Putin accused the West of encouraging an “unconstitutional coup” in Ukraine, Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Moscow reserves the right to use all means to protect Russians there. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)

Stepping back from the brink of war, Vladimir Putin talked tough but cooled

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20120726-MANDELA-slide-CCVA-articleLarge-v2.jpgNelson Mandela, who led the emancipation of South Africa from white minority rule and served as his country's first black president, becoming an international emblem of dignity and forbearance, died Thursday. He was 95 .
 The South African president, Jacob Zuma, announced Mr. Mandela's death.
Mr. Mandela had long declared he wanted a quiet exit, but his final weeks in a Pretoria hospital were a clamor of quarreling family, hungry news media, spotlight-seeking politicians and a national outpou
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1382550885064.cached.jpgNot everybody has been paying attention to America's pastime. So, for those who haven't, here's a couple storylines to watch out for as the Red Sox battle the Cardinals.
Two of the most storied franchises in Major League Baseball, the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals, will face off tonight to begin the 2013 World Series. For those readers who haven't been following these two teams, we present a primer for the big game.
It's a Rematch
For those who did not care about nearly 100 years
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4798Roland Martin told his Twitter followers Tuesday that his last day as a CNN commentator will be April 6, ending speculation about his fate under new CNN President Jeff Zucker.
"Roland I am really missing not hearing your view point on @CNN," a Twitter follower wrote. Martin replied, "Sorry. Can't book myself. My last day at @cnn is April 6."
Responding to a tweeter's question about why he is leaving the network, Martin explained that the "new boss wants his own peeps," referring to Zucker and
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (R) and his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (L), smile at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas on January 9, 2012. (Juan Barreto /AFP/Getty Images)
Hugo Chavez had a friend in Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who apparently held the Venezuelan leader in such high regard that he believes he will "return on resurrection day" with Jesus Christ and will "establish peace, justice, and kindness" on earth.
After Chavez's death on Tuesday afternoo
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President Barack Obama has failed to impress his former Harvard University professor, Roberto Unger. In a YouTube video, Unger is encouraging Americans to vote against Obama in upcoming presidential elections. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
Roberto Unger called for Obama's defeat in a recent YouTube video
President Obama is getting an F from his former professor.
Roberto Unger, a Brazilian author, philosopher and politician, posted a video to YouTube last month slamming Obama for f
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Rihanna's preacher is so worried that the young star will end up dead at a young age like Whitney Houston after recent reports suggest the star is going over the rails with her hardcore partying.
Bishop Vibert Lowe, who was a childhood mentor to Rihanna has told Now magazine that it's not only him that's worried about the 'You Da One' star.
The 64-year-old told the magazine: "I'm very concerned. We all are." RiRi, 24, has been putting in the hours on the dancefloor recently, hitting up nightc
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Hundreds of millions of Christians have suffered discrimination or even persecution in lands as diverse as China and India, but mostly in countries where Islam is the top religion.

Despite this, persecution of Christians is one topic the American public doesn't hear much about. One possible reason: an anti-Christian bias among Western elites.
These Western elites often control the media and educational institutions that spread information to the general public.
But they rarely cover or discu
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The comeback is complete, and the Cardinals are the champs! St. Louis beat the Texas Rangers 6-2 in Game 7 to win its second World Series title in six years.


Lance Lynn pitches a perfect eighth, striking out Adrian Beltre to end the inning.

It's been a wild ride of a season for the Cardinals, who were 10 1/2 games out in the wild-card race on Aug. 25.

And don't forget, this team lost a legitimate

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OW.jpegOprah is on the move, like always. She's gearing up to begin her show, "Oprah's Lifeclass" on her OWN. The talk show will be used to teach viewers lessons worth learning about anything in life.


"My greatest desire is to fulfill the highest, truest expression of myself as a Human being," she wrote in a Facebook note to fans. "I'm still on that journey. If that is your desire as well, join me every night as we explore new ways of looking at Life, and how it works for all of us."
But she has oth
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JOHANNESBURG – Nelson Mandela's ex-wife has bitterly criticized the 92-year-old anti-apartheid icon as having "let us down," prompting outrage Wednesday in South Africa.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela said she could not forgive him for accepting the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 alongside F.W. De Klerk, according to Tuesday's Evening Standard, a British newspaper. The white president released Mandela and went on to participate i

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