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Colossal Crowds Expected at Giants World Series Victory Parade

San Francisco Giants fans celebrate after the Giants won Game 7 to win the World Series baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals at Civic Center Plaza on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in San Francisco.  (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
San Francisco Giants fans celebrate after the Giants won Game 7 to win the World Series baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals at Civic Center Plaza on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

SAN FRANCISCO—Police say up to 2 million Giants fans could turn out to cheer the World Series champions in a downtown San Francisco parade featuring...




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  • Kaci Hickox, a nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa (L) and boyfriend Ted Wilbur take questions from the media outside her home in Fort Kent, Maine, on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Hickox, the first person forced into New Jersey's mandatory quarantine for people arriving at the Newark airport from three West African countries, vowed to defy Maine's voluntary quarantine. (AP Photo/Portland Press Herald, Whitney Hayward)

    Maine in Standoff With Nurse Over Ebola Safeguards

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  • Firefighters try to put out a fire at Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kan., Thursday. Oct. 30, 2014, shortly after a small plane crashed into the building killing several people including the pilot. (AP Photo/The Wichita Eagle, Mike Hutmacher)

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  • An aerial view of the lava flow over Cemetery Road near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii, on Oct. 29, 2014. Rain fell Wednesday on a red-hot river of lava as it threatened to consume its first home on its slow advance into a rural Hawaii town. (AP Photo/US Geological Survey)

    Guard Troops Sent to Site of Hawaii Lava Flow

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  • US Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (R) and her Republican challenger Scott Brown talk during a live televised debate hosted by New England Cable News, the Concord Monitor, and the University of New Hampshire at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, N.H., on Oct. 21, 2014. New Hampshire’s Senate race, which includes media markets in Maine and Massachusetts - is seeing, on average, a three-fold increase in spending on political advertising, but prime ad time is far more saturated. (AP Photo/Concord Monitor, Geoff Forester)

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  • People make their way through a scaffolding over a footpath in New York on Oct. 30, 2014. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • In the image from video provided by KAKE News black smoke billows from a building at Mid-Continent Airport where officials say a plane crashed Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 in Wichita, Kan. AP Photo/KAKE News) MANDATORY CREDIT

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  • Boston Mayor Tom Menino (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds, File)

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    Kansas Plane Crash Photos: Wichita at Flight Safety Building Accident at Mid-Continent Airport (Pictures, Video, Live Stream)

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  • An American Airlines jet prepares to land as a Spirit Airlines jet taxis at O'Hare International Airport on September 19, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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  • This Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows an aerial view of the lava flow over Cemetery Road and Apa?a Street near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii. Rain fell Wednesday on a red-hot river of lava as it threatened to consume its first home on its slow advance into a rural Hawaii town. (AP Photo/U.S. Geological Survey)

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  • Nurse Kaci Hickox rides away from the home she is staying in on a rural road in Fort Kent, Maine, to take a bike ride, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.  Hickox went on an hour-long ride with her boyfriend Ted Wilbur, followed by state police who were monitoring her movements and public interactions.( AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

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