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Happening Today: Cubs, Election, Afghanistan, Brexit, Subway Accident

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    Forecast for Thursday, November 3

    Chris Cimino's weather forecast for Thursday, November 3. (Published Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016)

    What to Know

    • The Chicago Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians in a nail-biting Game 7 of the World Series

    • President Obama censured FBI Director James Comey and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump at rallies

    • An MTA worker was killed when a G train hit him and another worker in a subway tunnel overnight

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    Cubs Win World Series

    Ending more than a century of flops, futility and frustration, the Chicago Cubs won their first World Series title since 1908, outlasting the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in 10 innings of a Game 7 thriller early Thursday. Cubs Manager Joe Maddon's team halted the longest title drought in baseball, becoming the first club to overcome a 3-1 Series deficit since the 1985 Kansas City Royals. Cleveland was trying to win its first crown since 1948, but lost the last two games at home. During a rain delay at the top of the 10th inning, Twitter users expressed their shock at an ominous two-year-old tweet that correctly predicted a Cubs-Indians Game 7 with extra innings. In an even weirder prophecy, a Chicago Cubs fan made a prediction in his 1993 high school yearbook that the team would win this year. “You heard it here first,” it reads. The Empire State Building honored the Cubs in lights on Thursday morning. 

    Obama Blasts Comey, Trump

    President Obama criticized FBI Director James Comey's decision to communicate to Congress that investigators have discovered new emails related to Hillary Clinton's server so close to the election. The president said, “We don't operate on innuendo. We don’t operate on incomplete information.” Obama also unloaded on Donald Trump in the battleground state of North Carolina and suggested to voters there that “the republic is at risk” if the GOP nominee makes it to the White House. Obama eked out a win in North Carolina in 2008, but narrowly lost the state four years later. Meanwhile, new analysis by the NBC News Data Analytics Lab has found that early voting has nearly doubled this year in comparison to the 2012 election.

    MTA Worker Killed by Train

    One MTA worker was killed and another worker was injured when they were hit by a G train as they were setting up a track for repairs. Police said that a preliminary investigation found that the train was traveling along a curve when it hit the two men and pinned them on the tracks.

    U.S. Service Members Killed

    NATO said Thursday that two U.S. service members were killed and two others were wounded while fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan's Kunduz province. Meanwhile, a day after Iraq said its forces had re-entered the last ISIS-held city in the country, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi emerged Wednesday with a statement calling on supporters to spread their attacks to other countries. Iraqi special forces advanced into Mosul, the only Iraqi city still in ISIS' hands, on Tuesday.

    Brexit Faces Hurdle

    In a major blow for Britain's government, the High Court ruled Thursday that the prime minister can't trigger the U.K.'s exit from the European Union without approval from Parliament. The government said it would appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court.

    Vince Vaughn on ‘Tonight’

    Jimmy Fallon and Vince Vaughn have a conversation with each other while adapting to random emotional situations.

    Bandit in Tutu

    Police in Florida said they're searching for a fruit-eating, juice-drinking, popcorn-throwing robber dressed in a tutu. The alleged bandit was caught on cam.

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