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Hear All Of Wednesday's McMorris Rodgers-Brown Debate

On Wednesday night, the two candidates for Washington’s Fifth Congressional District seat held a respectful, but sometimes pointed debate about economic and health care issues. The forum was sponsored by Greater Spokane Incorporated, in conjunction with KXLY.

Seven-term Republican Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers and her Democratic opponent, former state Senator Lisa Brown, answered questions about federal farm policy, business and regulations, health care, the future of Fairchild Air Force Base and a variety of other issues.

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The Department of Justice has launched an investigation of child sex abuse within Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic Church, sending subpoenas to dioceses across the state seeking private files and records to explore the possibility that priests and bishops violated federal law in cases that go back decades, NPR has learned.

Boston's pitchers held the Houston Astros to just five hits, and Red Sox third-baseman Rafael Devers continued his surprising postseason with a three-run homerun Thursday night as the Red Sox won the American League Championship Series.

Boston will advance to the World Series, where they'll face the National League series winner. The Los Angeles Dodgers lead the Milwaukee Brewers 3-1 in that series, and can wrap it up in Game 5 on Friday (Fox Sports, 8:30 p.m. ET).

The Washington Post has published the last column Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi wrote before he disappeared on Oct. 2 after entering the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul.

"We held on to this column he filed the day before he entered the consulate in the hopes that we could edit it with him, as we normally did," Fred Hiatt, who runs the Post's Opinions section, told NPR.

Bar Poll Rating Spokane Judicial Candidates Released

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Voters who aren't lawyers often don’t have good ways to evaluate judicial candidates. One way is to see how their fellow attorneys rate them, which is one reason why bar associations evaluate candidates.

The Spokane County Bar Association recently released the results of its annual judicial candidates’ poll.

What Percent Minority Can You Claim?

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On Thursday, Californians took part in an annual statewide earthquake preparedness event called The Great Shake Out. The event encouraged people to practice safety drills, check quake supplies and go over emergency plans with family, schools and employers.

While many Californians now know the mantra to "drop, cover and hold on," there's growing concern that people and companies are not adequately covered for the days after.

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Sears And The Future Of American Malls

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