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5 stories to follow: Oct. 23

Here's your daily look at five stories to know about:

5 stories to follow: Oct. 23

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Here's your daily look at five stories to know about:

1. Doctors' apologies: Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is set to sign a bill today that will let medical professionals apologize to patients without the apology being used against them in court.

2. Coatesville texts saga: A Philadelphia law firm will represent the Coatesville Area School District in the ongoing investigation into school finances, which began after the Chester County district attorney took note of references to kickbacks among the racist and sexist textmessages sent between the school district's former superintendent and athletic director.

3. World Series: The World Series kicks off tonight. The Cardinals and Red Sox play in Boston at 8:07 p.m.

4. Sports betting: New Jersey residents are divided on whether the state should continue to try to legal sports betting. A Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll being released today found that 37 percent of respondents thought New Jersey should appeal a federal court ruling upholding the state's ban on legalized sports betting, while 34 percent felt the state should end its efforts. Twenty-two percent were undecided.

5. Piazza killing trial: The trial in the shooting death of Maurice Kimble at the Piazza at Schmidts complex in Northern Liberties is under way. Cellphone cameras documented the June 2012 killing; defense attorney Samuel Stretton contends that his client, Steven Miller, fired his weapon in self-defense.

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