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Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch holds the championship trophy after Game 7 of baseball's World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Astros won 5-1 to win the series 4-3. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Here’s a look at the news for Nov. 2.

Astros take Game 7, win first World Series

The Houston Astros won their first World Series championship on Wednesday night, defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in the final game of the series.

Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said the fans made this victory worth it, according to USA Today.

“Our fans were waiting for our process to start working and the players to start coming up,’’ he said after the game.

Astros star George Springer said he couldn’t believe they won the series.

“This has been a crazy journey, a wild ride,’’ Springer told USA Today. “The organization has come so far in three years, it’s awesome to be a part of. To look back on 2014 and to look back on the huge jump we made in 2015 to now, it’s incredible.’’

Read more at USA Today.

Trump responds to NYC attacker

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that the New York terror attack suspect should face the death penalty, according to CNN.

Trump tweeted his thought on Wednesday night: "NYC terrorist was happy as he asked to hang ISIS flag in his hospital room. He killed 8 people, badly injured 12. SHOULD GET DEATH PENALTY!"

Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, the driver who ran down and killed eight people on a New York walkway, said he was inspired by ISIS videos and hoped "to inflict maximum damage against civilians," court documents show.

Saipov said he started planning for the attack a year ago.

Read more at CNN.

Utah GOP to drop lawsuit?

The Utah Republican Party plans to drop its ongoing lawsuit against the state that focused on SB54, a controversial law that "allows candidates to bypass the party's nominating process," according to the Deseret News.

GOP Chairman Rob Anderson initially said this was going to happen.

But Phill Wright, who serves on the State Central Committee, said only members of the committee can make that decision.

The SB54 case is currently sitting before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver.

"I've already called the attorney, and we're setting up a meeting tomorrow," Anderson told the Deseret News.

Read more at the Deseret News.

Robotic arm used in Utah

A Utah hospital became the second hospital worldwide to use a surgical robotic arm for spinal surgery, according to the Deseret News.

Back on Oct. 6, St. Mark’s Hospital completed a spinal fusion surgery on patients using a robotic arm called the Globus Medical ExcelsiusGPS.

The arm uses guiding technology to help surgeons with their accuracy, the Deseret News reported.

“It makes good surgeons better,” said Dr. Kade Huntsman, the first doctor to use the technology. “It’s incredibly accurate and pretty simple to use.”

Read more at the Deseret News.

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