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While U Slept: Big 5 News Breaking Overnight. Friday, October 29, 2010

October 29, 2010

MEEK SAYS CLINTON ISN’T TO BLAME FOR DROPPING OUT OF FLA SENATE RACE Florida Democratic Rep. Kendrick Meek says it was his independent opponent who suggested that he drop out of the race for Senate–not Bill Clinton. (AP)

GIANTS TAKE 2-0 LEAD IN WORLD SERIES Powered by starting pitcher Matt Cain, the San Francisco Giants overwhelm the Texas Rangers 9-0, to take a 2-0 lead in the best of seven World Series. (BostonGlobe)

EU ANNOUNCES PLANS TO AMEND LISBON TREATY The European Union announces plans to amend the Lisbon treaty, and to create a new system to prevent future financial crises. (Reuters)

JAPAN AND CHINA TO HOLD BILATERAL TALKS Japan and China’s prime ministers are to hold bilateral talks today, in an attempt to ease ongoing tensions between the neighboring countries. (Reuters)

NORTH, SOUTH KOREA EXCHANGE GUNFIRE AT BORDER North and South Korean troops stationed at the militarized border exchange gunfire. South Korea claims that Pyongyang’s soldiers fired first. (NYT)

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