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It took them 108 years, but the Chicago Cubs finally won the World Series after what reporters are describing as "the greatest World Series Game 7 ever."

This is how the Chicago Tribune described the decisive game against the Cleveland Indians that lasted into the early hours Thursday: It "lasted almost five hours, featuring some wacky plays, a blown four-run lead, a 17-minute rain delay and some 10th inning heroics that sealed the deal. ... This is not a dream. The Cubs did it."

"At Last!" was the headline on the hometown daily's front page, capturing the feeling every living Cubs fan is sharing this morning.

After going down three games to one in the series, the Cubs won the final three games, including the last two in Cleveland. With its World Series win, the 2016 Cubs ended the worst championship drought in baseball history. They also handed over the mantle of longest-reigning winless team to their just defeated rivals — the Cleveland Indians haven't won a World Series since 1948.

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Fifty-five Russian servicemen arrive in Russia, after a mass prisoner swap with Ukraine on Wednesday, the largest since the beginning of the invasion on Feb. 24.

Chloé Touchard, Lisa Berdet, Lila Paulou and Anne-Sophie Goninet

👋 Cześć!*

Welcome to Thursday, where Ukraine and Russia announce the war's largest prisoner swap, the Trump family faces a lawsuit for fraud and Europe’s largest salt-water lagoon is now legally a “person.” Meanwhile, Argentine journalist Ignacio Pereyra reflects on his struggles as a stay-at-home father with a three-year-old and what it says about himself, and society’s evolving ideas about masculinity.

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