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Man predicts 2016 Cubs World Series win in 1993 yearbook quote

More than two decades ago, who could have guessed that the Cubs would make it to the World Series this year? 

Mike Lee, that's who.

According to WGN, the Chicago resident's senior quote in his 1993 high school yearbook offered a prediction that may very well come true.

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"Chicago Cubs. 2016 World Champions," reads the quote under Lee's photo in the 1993 annual for California's Mission Viejo High School. "You heard it here first."

Marcos Meza, Lee's friend and a fellow Mission Viejo alum, shared a photo and video of the yearbook page with WGN.

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"Way to call it, Mike. Way to call it," Meza says in the video. "You heard it here second. Mike Lee called it out first."

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Lee told WGN that the quote was inspired by a dream he had as a kid. The year 2016 "was up on that red scoreboard they have ... with Harry Caray blasting away, 'Cubs win the World Series,'" Lee said.

"It was pretty vivid," Lee added. "That's why I remembered it all the way through high school."

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Officer's dog missing after burglar stole guns, truck and patrol car keys

An officer with Jacksonville Sheriff's Office called police after he came home from work and found his back door kicked in around 3 a.m. on Tuesday.

He found blood smeared on a door, a large pool of blood on the floor and a shell casing, but his dog was not at the house.

The person who broke in stole the officer's 2010 Toyota Tacoma, two handguns and keys to a JSO patrol car, according to the report.

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Officers said they saw the stolen truck leaving an apartment complex at approximately 10:45 p.m.

The driver fled and intentionally hit officers' patrol cars before hitting and knocking down a telephone pole, JSO said.

One suspect was arrested and a second fled on foot.

Officers said they found a gun inside the truck.

The dog has not been found.

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Newt Gingrich says Megan Kelly is 'obsessed with sex'

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and Fox News host Megyn Kelly got into a terse exchange Tuesday after Kelly asked Gingrich about the women accusing GOP nominee Donald Trump of sexual misconduct.

Gingrich was a guest on Kelly's Fox Channel show, talking about Donald Trump in the last weeks of the election.

The exchange went something like this after Gingrich complained about the coverage of accusations against Trump:

“As a media story, we don’t get to say that 10 women are lying. We have to cover that story, sir,” said Kelly.

“Sure. Okay,” Gingrich said. “So, so it’s worth 23 minutes of the three networks to cover that story, and Hillary Clinton had a secret speech in Brazil to a bank that pays her 225,000, saying her dream is an open border where 600 million people could come to America — that’s not worth covering …”

“That is worth covering,” interjected Kelly. “And we did.”

 “ … I mean, you want to go back through the tapes of your show recently, you are fascinated with sex, and you don’t care about public policy," Gingrich said.

“Me? Really?” Kelly said.

“Well, that’s what I get out of watching you tonight,” Gingrich said.

“You know what, Mr. Speaker, I’m not fascinated by sex. But I am fascinated by the protection of women …”, Kelly said. “ … and understanding what we’re getting in the Oval Office …”

“Okay," Gingrich injected.

 “ … and I think the American voters would like to know …”

“And, therefore, we’re going to send Bill Clinton back to the East Wing, because after all, you are worried about sexual predators," Gingrich interrupted.

“Yeah, listen, it’s not about me,” Kelly said. “It’s about the women and men of America. And the poll numbers show us that the women of America, in particular, are very concerned about these allegations and, in large part, believe that they are a real issue. And don’t dismiss the women …”

" ... do you want to comment on whether the Clinton ticket has a relationship to a sexual predator," Gingrich asked.

“We on “The Kelly File’ have covered that story as well, sir. I will tell you, the polls …”

“No," Gingrich said. "I just want to hear you use the words. I want to hear you use the words ‘Bill Clinton, sexual predator.’ I dare you.  “Say ‘Bill Clinton, sexual predator.’”

 “ … excuse me, sir. We on ‘The Kelly File’ have covered the Clinton matter as well. We’ve hosted Kathleen Willey …," Kelly said.  “ … in the deeds of Hillary Clinton’s husband than they are in the deeds of the man who asks us to make him president, Donald Trump. We’re going to have to leave it at that, and you can take your anger issues and spend some time working on them, Mr. Speaker. Thanks for being here.”

 “And you, too," Gingrich said.

Message in a bottle returned after 55 years and 1,400 miles

It's been more than 50 years since Paula Pierce's parents bought the Beachcomber Motel on Hampton Beach.

But thanks to one man, stories from 1960 are back in her life.

"We were really close and I spent a lot of years working that motel," she said.

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Shortly after Pierce's parents Paul and Tina Tsiatsios bought the motel, her father launched a message in a bottle into the and ocean only told Paula's husband Mark about it.

"I kept it close to my heart and I kept my mouth shut," Mark said.

The bottle was forgotten about after so many years, but in 2011 it washed ashore on the Caribbean Island of Turks and Caicos where it was found by Clint Buffington, a man from Utah on vacation.

Clint decoded the message and five years later was able to connect with Pierce and return the message.

"I kind of didn't know what to say, I just held it very gently and looked at it," Pierce said. "How did it end up back in my hands?"

Buffington traveled by plane, train, and bus to return it in person.

"He didn't want to mail it, he didn't want to FedEx it, didn't want to UPS it he felt this was too special," Pierce said. "He said 'I just can't mail it, I have to put this in your hands, I have to put this in your hands'. And that's what he did."

Read more on Buffington's blog: Message in a Bottle Hunter

7 things to know now: Windows 10; Gingrich vs. Kelly; missing dancer found

Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today.

What to know now:

1. Search for suspected killer: The search has widened for an Oklahoma man who is suspected of killing his aunt and uncle then wounding two police officers in a shootout. Michael Vance, who was charged in July with child sex abuse, is believed to have killed his aunt and uncle about three hours before the shootout with police. Officials say he was likely wounded in the shootout. Police also say Vance has a communicable disease that he may be trying to spread.

2. Microsoft event: Microsoft will hold a Windows 10 event Wednesday morning in New York City. Company executives are expected to talk about new features for their products, possibly including information about the HoloLens, a headset that will bring holograms to life. The event starts at 10 a.m. 

3. World Series Game 2: The Cubs and the Indians meet again Wednesday night in Game 2 of the World Series. Cleveland beat Chicago 6-0 in Game 1 Tuesday night. Jake Arrieta is set to start for the Cubs Wednesday, facing the Indian’s Trevor Bauer. The game is starting early (7:08 p.m. ET) due to a forecast of rain later in the evening.

4. Missing dancer found: Shirlene Quigley, a dancer for some of the music industry’s biggest stars, has been found safe. The 32-year-old was reported missing on Sunday. Several stars for whom she had danced asked fans to help find Quigley. She is said to be at an undisclosed medical facility.

5. Giants boot Brown: The New York Giants released kicker Josh Brown on Tuesday, about a week after the organization saw publicly released document in which Brown admitted to beating his wife. Brown had served a one-game suspension as a result of an arrest in May on domestic violence charges. Those charges were dropped. A story from, showed Brown admitted he physically, emotionally and verbally abused Molly Brown at least 20 times during their marriage. The couple are now divorced.

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Things got a little tense in an interview between former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and Fox News host Megyn Kelly Tuesday after Kelly asked Gingrich about the women accusing GOP nominee Donald Trump of sexual misconduct. "You are fascinated with sex and you don't care about public policy,” Gingrich charged after Kelly asked if Trump should be considered a sexual predator following the release of a tape in which he says that because he is a star he can grope a woman if he wants to. "You cannot defend that statement," Gingrich said. "I'm sick and tired of people like you using language that's inflammatory that's not true." Kelly answered, "You know what Mr. Speaker, I'm not fascinated by sex but I am fascinated by the protection of women and understanding what we're getting in the Oval Office.”

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Study reveals 14 craziest excuses for calling in sick to work

While many employees use the old-fashioned "not feeling well" excuse to take off work, others have come up with the weirdest excuses in the book, according to a study from CareerBuilder

In its annual survey, CareerBuilder found that more than 35 percent of workers have called in sick when they were feeling fine, and 33 percent of those employers say they have checked to see if an employee was telling the truth.

Here are the 14 craziest excuses employers reported hearing from their workers:

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1. The ozone in the air flattened my tires. 

2. My pressure cooker exploded and scared my sister, so I had to stay home. 

3. I had to attend the funeral of my wife’s cousin’s pet because I am an uncle and pallbearer. 

4. I was blocked in by police raiding my home. 

5. I had to testify against a drug dealer, and the dealer’s friend mugged me. 

6. My roots were showing, and I had to keep my hair appointment because I looked like a mess. 

7. I ate cat food instead of tuna and am deathly ill. 

8. I'm not sick, but my llama is. 

9. I used a hair remover under my arms and had chemical burns.

10. I am bowling the game of my life and can't make it to work. 

11. I am experiencing traumatic stress from a large spider found in my home. 

12. I have better things to do. 

13. I ate too much birthday cake. 

14. A duck bit me.

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