Illinois Catholic Bishops Sued Over Alleged Sex Abuse Cover-Up

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The Los Angeles Dodgers outlasted the Milwaukee Brewers 5-1 in the deciding Game 7 of the National League Championship Series Saturday night.

With the win, the Dodgers will return to the World Series for the second year in a row, to face off against the Boston Red Sox — and look to rewrite last year's fate, after losing Game 7 of the World Series to the Houston Astros.

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Guatemala's president says 2,000 migrants have returned to Honduras following a tense standoff on Friday between the mass caravan they had been traveling in and officers on Mexico's border with Guatemala.

The president of Honduras said another 486 members of the convoy were also en route back to Honduras, according to Reuters. The migrants were part of a group of thousands that attempted to cross a border bridge over the Suchiate River along the border between Guatemala and Mexico.

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Finally today, we're going to head into the Barbershop. That's where we talk to interesting people about what's in the news and what's on their minds.

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Finally today, we're going to head into the Barbershop. That's where we talk to interesting people about what's in the news and what's on their minds.

Anticipation is growing along with the zeros in the Mega Millions lottery winnings. The prize hit $1.6 billion after no one won the jackpot in a drawing on Friday night.

That's the largest lottery jackpot in history, surpassing the $1.586 billion Powerball prize in January 2016.

Mega Millions lead director Gordon Medenica called it "uncharted territory."

A winner who wants the money in a lump sum can opt for the cash option of about $905 million.

The next drawing will be on Tuesday at 11 p.m. ET.

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American lawmakers and European leaders have reacted with skepticism following the Saudi government's confirmation of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death.

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Now, panel, who will be the next person to take a DNA test, and what will they find? Hari Kondabolu.

HARI KONDABOLU: West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin will find out he's two-thirds chicken, which explains his vote in the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings.

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Now on to our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can; each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

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