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11:05 AM ET, October 20, 2011

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Rania El Gamal / Reuters:
Gaddafi captured and wounded near Sirte: NTC official  —  (Reuters) - Deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was captured and wounded in both legs near his hometown of Sirte at dawn on Thursday, National Transitional Council official Abdel Majid said.  —  Majid reported the capture …
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Aljazeera:
Muammar Gaddafi killed in gun battle  —  NTC military chief says toppled leader died of wounds following capture near his hometown of Sirte.  —  Abdul Hakim Belhaj, a NTC military chief, has confirmed that Muammar Gaddafi has died of his wounds after being captured near Sirte.
Kareem Fahim / New York Times:
Qaddafi Is Dead, Libyan Officials Say  —  TRIPOLI, Libya — Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, the former Libyan strongman who fled into hiding after rebels toppled his regime two months ago in the Arab Spring's most tumultuous uprising, was killed Thursday as fighters battling the vestiges …
BBC:
Libyan forces ‘capture Gaddafi’  —  The BBC's Caroline Hawley in Tripoli: “We've heard quite a lot of celebratory gunfire” (Still shoto shows NTC troops celebrating the capture of Sirte)  —  Commanders for Libya's transitional authorities say they have captured ousted leader Col Muammar Gaddafi.
Guardian:
Gaddafi ‘captured’ after fall of Sirte  —  • Pictures and video ‘show body of dictator’  —  • Final pro-Gaddafi stronghold Sirte falls to NTC  —  • Jibril hints he may resign today as interim leader  —  • Read a summary of today's key events  —  • Watch Reuters footage from Tripoli below
Telegraph:
Libya live: Muammar Gaddafi ‘killed’ as Sirte falls  —  Live rolling coverage from Libya as rebels claim to have killed ousted dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, following the fall of his stronghold Sirte.  —  Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi … 13:44 Official confirmation from NATO on an attack …
Fox News:
Conflicting Reports Say Libyan Dictator Muammar Qaddafi Has Been Captured or Killed
Times LIVE:   Gaddafi dead: Libya rebels
Doug Stanglin / USA Today:
Reports: A wounded Moammar Gadhafi arrested
Discussion: Firedoglake, Hot Air and BBC
Alex Alvarez / Mediaite:
Herman Cain Tells Piers Morgan That He Is Anti-Abortion, Yet Pro-Choice?  —  Tonight, Herman Cain sat down with CNN's Piers Morgan to discuss his stance on a variety of issues.  And it would appear that, where abortion is concerned, Cain is “anti-abortion in all cases,” yet “pro-choice.”
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CNN:
PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT
Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
Cain: My abortion position not ‘directive’ to the nation
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Vox Popoli
Dan Eggen / Washington Post:
Obama still flush with cash from financial sector despite frosty relations  —  View Photo Gallery —  President Obama's reelection campaign and DNC together raised $70 million in the third quarter of 2011.  Outside of fundraising, the president is ramping up support for his reelection …
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New York Times:
Romney and Perry Have History of Clashes
Charles Babington / Associated Press:
AP-GfK Poll: Public unsettled on Obama challenger
Discussion: Hotline On Call
Mj Lee / The Politico:
Hillary Clinton and Hamid Karzai chuckle over Herman Cain  —  Secretary of State Clinton and Afghan President Hamid Karzai put international diplomacy aside Thursday during their meeting in Kabul to have a few laughs at Herman Cain's expense.  —  According to the Associated Press …
Ryan Cooper / Washington Monthly:
Herman Cain and Health Care for Small Business  —  Facebook Twitter Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Delicious  —  In a surprising swing in the Republican presidential field, Herman Cain has rocketed to second place, just behind Mitt Romney.  Like all the other candidates, he has promised to repeal …
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Joshua Green / Business Week:
Herman Cain: Mine. Mine. Mine
Jason Mattera / Human Events:
All Huffy, Joe Biden Stands By Rape Reference to GOP  —  Vice President Joe Biden now says he didn't make a reference to rape, and got testy with HUMAN EVENTS when we asked if he would like to retract his comments that the number of sexual assaults would increase if Republicans don't sign on to Barack Obama's latest “jobs” proposal.
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Tim Mak / The Politico:
Goolsbee flunks ‘cash for clunkers’  —  Former Obama administration economic advisor Austan Goolsbee said Thursday that if given a second chance he wouldn't have backed the “cash for clunkers” program or the home buyer tax credit passed in 2009 to stave off further economic distress.
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Ron Scherer / CNBC:
A Long, Steep Drop for Americans' Standard of Living  —  Think life is not as good as it used to be, at least in terms of your wallet?  You'd be right about that.  The standard of living for Americans has fallen longer and more steeply over the past three years than at any time since …
Nick Timiraos / Wall Street Journal:
Foreigners' Sweetener: Buy House, Get a Visa  —  The reeling housing market has come to this: To shore it up, two Senators are preparing to introduce a bipartisan bill Thursday that would give residence visas to foreigners who spend at least $500,000 to buy houses in the U.S.
Doug MacDiarmid / KLFY-TV:
Law Bans Cash for Second Hand Transactions  —  Cold hard cash.  It's good everywhere you go, right?  You can use it to pay for anything.  —  But that's not the case here in Louisiana now.  It's a law that was passed during this year's busy legislative session.
Peter Nicholas / Los Angeles Times:
Obama ends bus tour with pitch to subdued crowd  —  President Obama visits Chesterfield's Fire Station 9 in North Chesterfield, Va. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Eva Russo / October 18, 2011)  —  Reporting from North Chesterfield, Va.— Closing out his bus tour on a low-key note …
Guy Benson / Townhall.com:
Misfire: Romney Ad Targets Rick Perry's Jobs Record  —  I think it's safe to say the Romney campaign is going for the kill with its latest attack on Rick Perry.  The former Massachusetts Governor has already gotten a fair amount of mileage out of attacking his Texan rival from the left on Social Security …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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Christina Boyle / NY Daily News:
Occupy Wall St. protesters' rights in good hands as legal minds step up to offer their support  —  Hundreds of attorneys, law students and other legal minds are volunteering their skills to protect the rights of protesters in the Occupy movement, according to the National Lawyers Guild.
Discussion: The Reaction
Karina Bland / Arizona Republic:
Latest chapter for Gabrielle Giffords: Narrating her audio memoir  —  Rep. Gabrielle Giffords reads aloud the final chapter in the audio edition of the memoir she penned with her husband, allowing people for the first time to hear for themselves how she is recovering.
 
 
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Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Pelosi's silent treatment shows breaks with President Obama
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Eric Hananoki / Media Matters for America:
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Andrew Restuccia / The Hill:
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Trip Gabriel / New York Times:
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Louise Boyle / Daily Mail:
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Jamelle Bouie / TAPPED:
What Happens if Obama Can't Fill Judicial Vacancies?
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 Earlier Items: 
Lori Montgomery / Washington Post:
Supercommittee's lack of progress on debt reduction raises alarms on Hill
Terence P. Jeffrey / CNSNews:
Obama's Approval Hits New Low Among Blacks, Says Gallup
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Anjeanette Damon / Las Vegas Sun:
Pressure building for Nevada GOP to give up its early caucus date
The Politico:
Barney Frank supports protesters, raises Wall St. cash