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Other News: Giants Win World Series; Syrian 'Ceasefire' Ending

San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval was the World Series' most valuable player. <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/10/25/163611545/boom-boom-boom-kung-fu-panda-joins-elite-club-with-three-homers">He hit three home runs in Game 1</a>.
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San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval was the World Series' most valuable player. He hit three home runs in Game 1.
Mike Pesca on 'Morning Edition'

While we continue to monitor Hurricane Sandy, we wanted to pass on some of the morning's other top headlines:

-- Giants Sweep The Tigers: In Detroit last night, San Francisco won 4-3 in the 10th inning. As NPR's Mike Pesca reported on Morning Edition, the Giants' pitching and strong defensive play dominated throughout the series.

Update at 8:15 a.m. ET. Our colleagues at KQED in San Francisco pass along word about two posts they've published:

"Photos, Video: Celebrations of Giants' World Series Win Get Rowdy."

"Fans React to 10th Inning Heroics, Celebrate Giants' World Series Win."

-- Presidential Race: "Lawyers Gird For Possible Recounts." (Politico)

-- Assad Regime's Jets Bomb Parts Of Damascus On Last Day Of "Ceasefire." (BBC News)

-- Publishers Penguin And Random House To Combine. (The Wall Street Journal)

-- " BBC Opens Inquiry Into Savile Sex Abuse Case." (The New York Times)

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