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Cuban leader Fidel Castro dead at 90

FIDEL CASTRO speaking in Havana, Cuba, in 1978 (Wikipedia photo by Marcelo Montecino).

FIDEL CASTRO speaking in Havana, Cuba, in 1978 (Wikipedia photo by Marcelo Montecino).

Fidel Castro, the communist revolutionary who led Cuba for 50 years, died Friday at age 90. His death was announced on state television Friday by his brother and current Cuban President Raul Castro.

oct-news-updateCastro, who at one time aspired to become a major league baseball player, led the overthrow of the Batista regime in Cuba in 1959, and presided over his nation through the failed 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion and the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, as well as embargos and assassination attempts.

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The Hillary Clinton presidential campaign will participate in the requested recount effort in Wisconsin, according to the Washington Post.

HILLARY CLINTON (Gage Skidmore photo).

HILLARY CLINTON (Gage Skidmore photo).

Clinton lost Wisconsin, usually a reliable Democratic state, by a margin of 27,000 votes to Donald Trump. The recount was requested by Jill Stein, candidate of the Green Party. She’s suggested she may ask for recounts in Michigan and Pennsylvania, other states in which the Republican nominee posted narrow wins.

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In selecting the members of his Cabinet, President-elect Donald Trump is leaning away from academics and more

DONALD TRUMP (Gage Skidmore photo).

DONALD TRUMP (Gage Skidmore photo).

toward people with wide experience in this business world, according to Fox News.

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