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For October 17, 2011 – Racing vet Dan Wheldon dies in crash at Vegas IndyCar race, Iran willing to look at Saudi plot evidence, St. Louis Cardinals are headed to the World Series...
• Racing vet Dan Wheldon dies in crash at Vegas IndyCar race: "Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon died Sunday of "unsurvivable injuries" sustained during a multi-car wreck at the Las Vegas Indy 300. He was 33. The rest of the race - the marquee event of the IZOD IndyCar World Championships - was canceled."
• Iran willing to look at Saudi plot evidence, minister says: "Iran is willing to look at evidence that an Iranian man plotted to kill Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States, the country's foreign minister said Monday, even as he denied the allegations had 'the necessary basis in fact.'"
• Investors on edge over Europe, earnings: "U.S. stocks opened lower Monday as investors remain worried about Europe's debt crisis, while digesting mixed earnings reports from Citigroup and Wells Fargo."
• Americans urged to live MLK's ideals at memorial dedication: "As the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial was officially dedicated Sunday, speakers called for carrying on King's ideals and values and confronting issues including bullying and social and economic justice for all Americans. "Nearly 50 years after the March on Washington, our work - Dr. King's work - is not yet complete," President Barack Obama said at the dedication ceremony."
• 'Improbable postseason' continues for Cards with World Series birth: "With power and bullpen pitching, the Cards won Game 6 12-6. The Brewers self-destructed early, giving up nine runs in the first three innings. Once a postseason long shot, St. Louis now has a World Series date with Texas."
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