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The 'Lucky One'

After fatally shooting several people during his rampage at an Oregon Community College, gunman Christopher Sean Harper-Mercer spared a student and gave the "lucky one" something to deliver to authorities


Flooding Brings Chaos to South Carolina

A dangerous rainstorm drenching the East Coast brought more misery to South Carolina — cutting power to thousands, forcing dozens of water rescues around the capital city and closing "too many roads to name" because of floodwaters


Israeli Police Bar Palestinians from Jerusalem's Old City

In an unprecedented measure, Israeli police barred Palestinians from Jerusalem's Old City on Sunday in response to stabbing attacks that killed two Israelis and wounded three others, as Israel's prime minister vowed a "harsh offensive" to counter rising violence

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Hillary Clinton Jokes Around in SNL Skit

Hillary Clinton took on the role of Val the bartender last night in a Saturday Night Live skit, making fun of herself, her history, and her desire to win the 2016 election with cameos from Miley Cyrus and "Bill Clinton"

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French Riviera Flash Floods Kill at Least 16

Flash flooding around the French Riviera has killed at least 16 people, some drowned in a retirement home and others trapped in cars and campsites, while emergency crews worked to rescue survivors

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New Google Parent Company Drops 'Don't Be Evil' Motto

Alphabet, which took over as Google's new holding company on Friday, has dropped the tech giant's "Don't Be Evil" mantra from its code of conduct. Google used the motto as a showcase of their company's independence

UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 29: Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, becomes emotional during an opening statement at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing in Rayburn Building on whether Planned Parenthood Federation of America should be federally funded, September 29, 2015. In the statement, he recalled his mother's battle with cancer and his wife's work with the disease. PPFA President Cecile Richards, testified. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Utah Congressman Announces Run for House Speaker

GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah says he's running for House speaker in a longshot challenge to Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California. Chaffetz is chairman of the high-profile House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

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Over Half of E.U. Countries Are Opting Out of GMOs

16 countries have alerted the European Union that they want to opt out of E.U.-approved GM crops from major companies like Monsanto, Dow, Syngenta and Pioneer. The deadline for informing the E.U. of the decision is Oct. 3

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FIFA President Won't Heed Sponsors Calls to Resign

FIFA President Sepp Blatter will not resign ahead of February's emergency presidential election despite calls Friday from major sponsors Coca-Cola, McDonald's and Visa to go now, according to a statement from Blatter's lawyer