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Officials say Saudis complicit in journalist's death, East Valley High threatened and other headlines 

click to enlarge Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, meets with King Salman of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. Pompeo met with the king, the crown prince and other top officials to discuss the disappearance of a prominent Saudi journalist who Turkish officials say was killed and dismembered inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. - LEAH MILLS/POOL VIA THE NEW YORK TIMES
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  • Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, meets with King Salman of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. Pompeo met with the king, the crown prince and other top officials to discuss the disappearance of a prominent Saudi journalist who Turkish officials say was killed and dismembered inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.

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SPORTS: The NHL announced Seattle is getting a hockey expansion yesterday.

NEWS: The Spokane County Commission is joining a forthcoming lawsuit against the state for changes that would expand it from three to five and mandate district-only elections.

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And for his cooperation...
President Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, will receive little-to-no prison time, according to the Mueller team. (New York Times)

A complicit crown
U.S. officials told reporters that the crown prince of Saudi Arabia was complicit in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi after a committee meeting. Sen. Lindsey Graham, an ally of President Trump, has said he will not support an arms deal favored by the president to Saudi Arabia. (Vox)

The news about Kashoggi's death signals a growing rift between the president and the GOP, according to the Hill.

"Rich, yet niche"
"No, it’s not the Sonics, and there will still be a huge void in Seattle until they return. But the winter sports scene has been a dreary landscape for the past 10 years, and this will be a jolt of fresh adrenaline in the cold, wet, gloomy months," writes Seattle Times columnist Larry Stone about the recent NHL news.

Inevitable threat
Most East Valley High School students stayed home yesterday after an anonymous social media post on Monday threatened a school shooting, the Spokesman-Review reports. “It’s happened to every other school around us and it was inevitable that it would happen here," one student said.
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