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Zakaria: When rhetoric leads to violence

After 13 bombs were mailed to prominent left-leaning figures and CNN, Fareed Zakaria breaks down how political rhetoric can lead to violence.

Posted: Oct 29, 2018 11:42 AM
Updated: Oct 29, 2018 11:56 AM

A man opened fire in a synagogue while shouting anti-Semitic slurs. Another is accused of killing two African-Americans after trying unsuccessfully to enter a predominantly black church. And a third, who referred to himself as a white supremacist, allegedly mailed 14 pipe bombs to critics of President Trump. It was 72 hate-filled hours in America. Here's hoping this week is better.

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ALL WEEK

The investigation continues after suspect Cesar Sayoc's arrest in connection with suspected explosive packages sent to critics of President Donald Trump and CNN.

Pittsburgh is reeling after a shooting left 11 people dead at a synagogue in a historic Jewish neighborhood.

• Saudi Arabia, Turkey, the United States and others press on in the inquiry into the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

• A caravan of migrants treks slowly through Mexico toward the United States as a second one prepares to leave from El Salvador.

• Some 50,000 NATO troops conduct a readiness exercise in Norway amid Russia's increased submarine presence in the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans.

• It's also candidates' last push ahead of the November 6 midterms. A rally against voter suppression is set for today in Georgia, where absentee ballot rejections have sparked an outcry. Big names will also be on the trail, with former Vice President Joe Biden stumping Monday in Ohio and Tuesday in Wisconsin, while Trump rallies Wednesday in Florida. The October jobs report, due out Friday, also could affect the elections.

TODAY

The World Series battle is still on, with the Red Sox marching back into Dodger Stadium for Game 5. You can judge every pitch for yourself starting at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.

Brazilians head to the polls for a presidential runoff in their country's most divisive race since its military dictatorship ended in the 1980s. The front-runner is Jair Bolsonaro, who's known for making racist, sexist and homophobic remarks and who was stabbed in the abdomen while campaigning last month. He faces Fernando Haddad, who's backed by supporters of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Lula da Silva was barred from running while he serves a 12-year sentence for corruption and money laundering.

Formula One heads south to Mexico City for a showdown at the historic Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. All eyes will be on Lewis Hamilton as he aims for his fifth world championship. Grand prix coverage begins at 2:30 p.m. ET on ABC.

• Do we sense a whiff of Michael Cohen? "Ray Donovan," the ultimate "fixer," returns with some Trump-style baggage as it makes the move to New York. The crime drama airs at 9 p.m. ET on Showtime.

MONDAY

• It's the wedding day of Japan's Princess Ayako, who will marry shipping employee Kei Moriya in a traditional Shinto-style ceremony at the Meiji Shrine. Because her betrothed is a commoner, their marriage will force Ayako to renounce her royal status. She's the second Japanese princess in two years to announce she's marrying a nonroyal.

TUESDAY

• Your holiday shopping list might get longer when Apple is expected to announce new iPads, Macs and perhaps second-generation AirPods. The event, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York, aims to show off products Apple couldn't fit into its splashier iPhone event last month when the company unveiled its new iPhone XS, XS Max and XR.

WEDNESDAY

• It's Halloween. Still don't have a Halloween costume? If you have a cardboard box, you can whip one up by the time trick-or-treating gets underway.

• The fate of DACA recipients could be headed to the US Supreme Court. The Justice Department warned a federal appeals court that if judges can't rule by this date, it would ask the high court to weigh in this term on its push to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which protects from deportation some 700,000 young, undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children.

• As Americans launch into Halloween, celebrations begin for Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. The cultural holiday, which originated in Mexico, is observed with elaborate altars as well as sweets and costumes adorned with skull designs and bright colors to remember loved ones who have died.

• Americans Harrison Maurus, Mattie Rogers and Sarah Robles are hoping for repeat success as the International Weightlifting Federation World Weightlifting Championships begin in Turkmenistan. The trio last year ended a 12-year medal drought.

THURSDAY

Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, are due to head home after a two-week international tour. The couple, who are expecting their first child, visited Australia, New Zealand, Tonga and Fiji. See their whirlwind trip in pictures here.

• It's the longest song -- at 8 minutes, 55 seconds -- to enter the Top 10 on Billboard's Hot 100. This Guns N' Roses power ballad is the perfect way to ring in the new month. (Click here to rock out.)

FRIDAY

India may impose tariffs on US goods in response to US import tariffs on steel and aluminum. India has twice delayed the move, which could affect 30 products, including almonds, walnuts and apples, worth $241 million. The decision comes as Trump has rattled strong US-India ties with tariffs and pressure to halt oil imports from Iran.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 352891

Reported Deaths: 7597
CountyCasesDeaths
Hinds24704451
DeSoto23619283
Harrison21395335
Jackson15984255
Rankin15957294
Madison11224227
Lee10952180
Jones9316171
Forrest9136163
Lauderdale8211244
Lamar736590
Lowndes7253152
Lafayette6658125
Washington5681140
Pearl River5396155
Oktibbeha506598
Bolivar5022134
Warren4828128
Panola4823112
Marshall4759106
Pontotoc455773
Neshoba4487181
Hancock444488
Union441479
Monroe4390138
Lincoln4247116
Pike3771114
Leflore3696125
Alcorn362474
Tate356188
Sunflower351794
Adams350690
Scott349177
Yazoo344877
Copiah333569
Simpson329191
Itawamba318581
Tippah316569
Coahoma316385
Covington305584
Prentiss304163
Leake291976
Marion291882
George285851
Wayne282345
Grenada272488
Newton269264
Tishomingo241670
Stone240038
Winston238484
Jasper236248
Attala229974
Chickasaw222760
Clay204654
Holmes204374
Clarke190480
Tallahatchie185842
Smith184936
Calhoun184632
Yalobusha174241
Walthall151249
Lawrence146426
Greene144735
Amite140144
Noxubee137635
Perry137038
Montgomery134644
Carroll127531
Webster125132
Jefferson Davis121334
Tunica116627
Benton108425
Claiborne106131
Kemper105029
Humphreys102533
Franklin88724
Quitman86819
Choctaw83619
Wilkinson79632
Jefferson72328
Sharkey52018
Issaquena1746
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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 595816

Reported Deaths: 11561
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson865251591
Mobile50436872
Madison37905534
Shelby27652260
Tuscaloosa27422465
Montgomery26428628
Baldwin26175329
Lee17414181
Calhoun15549334
Morgan15265291
Etowah15106372
Marshall13248236
Houston12297294
Elmore11006220
St. Clair10903252
Limestone10867158
Cullman10643206
Lauderdale10374255
DeKalb9603193
Talladega9032188
Walker7873288
Autauga7635114
Blount7463140
Jackson7450117
Colbert6780142
Coffee6515132
Dale5803117
Covington4864125
Russell483543
Chilton4828117
Franklin465681
Tallapoosa4591156
Escambia457583
Chambers4007125
Dallas3756164
Clarke374663
Marion3490107
Pike336979
Lawrence3280100
Winston301973
Bibb293766
Geneva293083
Marengo263867
Barbour254361
Pickens247962
Butler243672
Hale236979
Fayette228565
Henry218845
Monroe206941
Randolph203844
Cherokee201748
Washington189439
Macon172252
Crenshaw171758
Clay167659
Cleburne161845
Lamar152638
Lowndes146555
Wilcox132731
Bullock126542
Conecuh123032
Coosa119729
Perry111228
Sumter110933
Greene99937
Choctaw64525
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Friday will be just a little warmer in the morning due to some cloud cover in the area. We will see some isolated to widely scattered showers and thunderstorms pop up over portions of our area due to a little bit of low pressure flowing through the area.
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