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In Venezuela, baseball is in crisis. The game can be a nice diversion from everyday troubles. But most of the eight teams are in financial trouble. Fans can't afford tickets. And homeless people have moved into stadiums.

The White House touts Chief of Staff John Kelly's military background as evidence of his credibility and apolitical nature. But Kelly's recent statements call that portrayal into question.

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Laura Rosenberger about a project of the Alliance for Securing Democracy — part of The German Marshall Fund in Washington. The group created a public dashboard to track websites, trolls and bots it suspects of being linked to the Kremlin.

There are reports that at least six people are dead after a rented Home Depot van plowed down a bike path in New York City. Police say the driver of the van got out after hitting another vehicle and had what have been described as "imitation firearms." The suspect was shot by NYPD and is now in custody.

Game 6 of the World Series is tonight as the Los Angeles Dodgers face the Houston Astros in L.A. It's been a thrilling series so far with both teams having offensive explosions and defensive stops.

This fall in New Jersey and Virginia, Republican candidates aligned with party's business-friendly wing are campaigning against illegal immigration. The attack ads in both statewide gubernatorial elections claim their Democratic opponents wouldn't enforce immigration laws.

Social media companies could be penalized by as much as $58.3 million if they don't remove a malicious post from their platforms soon after it is reported — in some cases within 24 hours.

The former head of the Catalan government is reported to have fled Spain together with some of his ministers, ahead of charges of rebellion, sedition and the misuse of public funds.

To get perspective on how unusual Paul Manafort's lobbying activities were, we turn to Republican strategist John Feehery.

What are the next steps for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation? NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.




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