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on October 3, 2015 in Roseburg, Oregon.
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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

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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


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 and her history, with cameos from Miley Cyrus and "Bill Clinton"

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Rain, Wind and Flooding Hits East Coast

Flooding from days of record-setting rain along the heavily populated East Coast washed out bridges and homes, and forecasters warned wind gusts topping 35 mph could down trees and power lines across the Carolinas and Virginia


19 Dead in Bombing of Doctors Without Borders Hospital

The charity said at least 19 people including 12 local staffers and 7 patients were killed when its clinic came under "sustained bombing" Kunduz, Afghanistan. The charity says the hospital was likely bombed by U.S.-NATO forces

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

Pedestrians stroll by a Starbucks Coffee shop on the corner of Broadway and East 17th Street in Union Square in New York, New York, U.S., on Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Photographer: Craig Warga/Bloomberg *** Local Caption ***

Starbucks Says Eggs Will Be Cage-Free by 2020

Starbucks has announced that all of its eggs will be cage-free by the year 2020. The company's statement comes in the wake of similar pledges from restaurants like McDonald's and Burger King

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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


Asteroid and Volcanic Eruptions Both Killed Dinosaurs

A new study published in the journal Science examining volcanic eruptions and the infamous dinosaur-killing asteroid proposes a compromise in which both were responsible for the great extinction that occurred about 65 million years ago