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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. Man linked to Saudi prince at consulate when writer vanished

A man who previously traveled with Mohammed bin Salman's entourage to the U.S. entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul just before writer Jamal Khashoggi vanished there, published images show.

2. Crimea school attack probe widens

Authorities are searching for a possible accomplice of the student who carried out a shooting and bomb attack on a vocational school, killing 20.

3. 'I’ll walk in my broken shoes’

AP chronicles Sandra Cadiz and her 10-year-old daughter's 2,700-mile trek from Venezuela to Peru, the two among nearly 2 million migrants to attempt the perilous journey in the past three years.

4. Marijuana industry eyes global prospects

Canada's decision to legalize marijuana could influence other countries — namely Mexico and New Zealand — as they mull whether to end their own bans on the drug.

5. Where it’s least affordable to live

The city of Salinas is one of America's most expensive places to live and some Californians hope a November ballot measure on rent control provides relief, AP learns.

6. 'Basically, we lost “old Florida.” It’s all gone’

Stunned and teary-eyed, residents of Mexico Beach return home for the first time since Hurricane Michael and are finding very little.

7. Job growth no cure for poverty

New research suggests that poor Americans are frequently left behind even when their cities or communities benefit from hiring booms.

8. 'This is why I struggle’

Hameeda Danesh, a candidate in Afghanistan's parliamentary elections, says the outcome is critical to bring about change for women in the ultraconservative country.

9. Red Sox outfielder saves the day for Boston

Andrew Benintendi makes a diving catch in left field with the bases loaded for the final out, and Boston holds off Houston 8-6 to take a 3-1 lead in the ALCS.

10. This one’s for the girls

CMT honors all female stars, from Loretta Lynn to Carrie Underwood and Kelsea Ballerini, at their annual Artists of the Year show in an empowering night of lifting up each other.

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