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Verlander, Altuve help Astros top Yanks to force ALCS Game 7

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HOUSTON (AP) -- Justin Verlander stayed perfect with the Houston Astros when they couldn't afford anything else. The ace right-hander pitched seven shutout innings and Jose Altuve homered and drove in three runs during a 7-1 victory over the New York Yankees on Friday night that extended the AL Championship Series to a decisive Game 7.

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Jonah Goldberg: Trump is the ‘talent,’ not head of state

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In high school civics I was taught that, in America, the president has many roles, often divided in other countries. He's commander in chief, head of state, chief administrator and executive, the head of his party, chief diplomat, legislative leader and, according to some lists, "the guardian of the economy."

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Letters to the editor, October 21

Letters to the editor, October 21

So-called "chain migration" will be a major player in the overpopulation problem because it allows an immigrant's family members to be legal residents, allowing them to collect welfare and government assistance.

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Protect baseball fans from foul balls

Protect baseball fans from foul balls

When Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant and Kyle Schwarber connect at the plate, their exit velocity -- the speed at which the ball leaves the bat -- often exceeds 100 mph. A ball hit that hard travels 146 feet in about a second. And spectators sitting far closer to home plate than that are unprotected and virtually helpless.