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At the end of a dark pitted street in the center of San Juan, the light from the flat screen beckons. Locals flock toward it like a lighthouse, following the siren song of a rattling diesel generator. Six weeks into the nationwide blackout after Hurricane Maria, the final game of the World Series is playing at a popular dive bar called Esquina Watusi.

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The NFL continues to wrangle with its issue of players taking a knee during the national anthem, but this isn't the first time The Star Spangled Banner has collided with politics, race and a major sporting event.

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Here's something we have not heard before. The Houston Astros are World Series champions. Last night in Los Angeles, the Astros won the franchise's first-ever title by beating the LA Dodgers 5-1. Here's NPR's Tom Goldman.

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Good morning. I'm David Greene. Actually, great morning, if you're Carlos Correa. He's the shortstop for the Houston Astros, who won the World Series last night. He spoke on the field to FOX.

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