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Michael Daly / The Daily Beast:
Forget Oregon's Gunman.  Remember the Hero Who Charged Straight at Him.  —  No amount of murder seems likely to result in gun control any time soon.  So let's do what we can to stop the lunacy—by reserving the limelight for the vet who rushed Thursday's shooter.
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myfox8.com:
Randleman victim in Oregon community college shooting tried to stop gunman, family says … RANDLEMAN, N.C. — A man originally from Randleman was shot and injured in the Oregon community college shooting Thursday that resulted in 10 fatalities.  —  Seven other people were injured when a gunman …
NBC News:
Oregon Shooting: ‘Heroic’ Veteran Chris Mintz Was Shot 7 Times  —  An Army veteran was shot seven times while trying to save other students during the deadly Oregon community college rampage, according to his aunt.  —  Chris Mintz “tried to protect some people,” his aunt Sheila Brown told NBC News in a telephone interview.
Chris Perez / New York Post:
Oregon gunman singled out Christians during rampage  —  Authorities carry a shooting victim away from the scene after a gunman opened fire at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore. on Oct. 1.  —  The gunman who opened fire at an Oregon community college was forcing people to stand …
Alexandra Lewis / Q13 FOX News:
Oregon community college shooting victim, shot 5 times, says he stood up to shooter  —  ROSEBURG, Ore. — As we learn more about the Umpqua Community College shooter, we are also learning more about men and women who stood up to protect their classmates.  —  All brave souls have a calling.
CNN:
Father of Umpqua college shooting victim: Gunman singled out Christians  —  Roseburg, Oregon (CNN)The gunman who opened fire at Oregon's Umpqua Community College singled out Christians, according to the father of a wounded student.  —  Before going into spinal surgery …
Ruben Vives / Los Angeles Times:
Oregon college gunman Chris Harper Mercer liked target shooting, ex-neighbors say  —  Neighbors at a sprawling apartment complex in Torrance thought it was odd a few years ago when they saw Chris Harper Mercer and his mother carrying black cases that they suspected held firearms.
Daily Mail:
Chris Mintz was shot as he charged the Umpqua Community College shooter in Oregon
Washington Post:
Oregon shooter said to have singled out Christians for killing in ‘horrific act of cowardice’
Cassandra Vinograd / NBC News:
What We Know About the Oregon College Shooter
Eric Holder / CBS News:
Oregon shooting on college campus leaves 10 dead
Ian Campbell / The News-Review:
UCC SHOOTING RAMPAGE: At least 13 reported dead including shooter (VIDEO)
David Edwards / Raw Story:
Less than 90 minutes after Oregon shooting, CNN analyst suggests school's ‘gun free zone’ to blame
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Mediaite
Mike Ramsey / CBS Chicago:
Vatican Source: Pope Blindsided By Meeting With Controversial Kentucky Clerk  —  (CBS) — Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich is on his way to Rome tonight.  Before he left, he spoke out for the first time on that controversial meeting between Pope Francis and Kim Davis, the county clerk …
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New York Times:
Pope Francis' Meeting Wasn't an Endorsement of Kim Davis's Views, Vatican Says  —  VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis' encounter with Kim Davis last week in Washington, which was interpreted by many as a subtle intervention in the United States' same-sex marriage debate, was part of a series …
Philip Pullella / Raw Story:
Vatican feels ‘sense of regret’ for pope's meeting with Kim Davis
Discussion: addictinginfo.org
Bureau of Labor Statistics:
Employment Situation Summary  —  Transmission of material in this release is embargoed until USDL-15-1912 8:30 a.m. (EDT) Friday, October 2, 2015  —  Technical information:  —  Household data: (202) 691-6378  • cpsinfo@bls.gov  • www.bls.gov/cps
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Patricia Cohen / New York Times:
Jobs Report Is Lackluster, Raising Concern on Economy's Course
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Jason Lange / Reuters:
U.S. job growth cools in last two months, raising doubts on economy
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Hot Air
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Voodoo Never Dies  —  So Donald Trump has unveiled his tax plan.  It would, it turns out, lavish huge cuts on the wealthy while blowing up the deficit.  —  This is in contrast to Jeb Bush's plan, which would lavish huge cuts on the wealthy while blowing up the deficit, and Marco Rubio's plan …
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Michael Falcone / ABC News:
The Note: The Politics of Mass Shootings
Marc Caputo / Politico:
Rubio campaign boots Bush-backing tracker from Iowa event  —  MIAMI — The Florida family feud between Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio took a surprising turn on Thursday night when a tracker for a super PAC supporting the former governor tried to slip into an Iowa event for Rubio, whose staff quickly spotted and removed him.
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Kathy Frankovic / YouGov US Opinion Center News:
Trump still leads as Rubio and Fiorina rise
Weekly Standard:
Rather Shameful  —  ‘Truth’ is out there somewhere  —  When CBS's 60 Minutes Wednesday broadcast its lead story—reported by Dan Rather and produced by Mary Mapes—on the evening of September 8, 2004, it was given the anodyne title “For the Record,” as though it constituted little more than a disinterested historical footnote.
Discussion: Power Line
Guy Benson / Townhall.com:
‘Hostage Takers:’ Dems Block Bill to Fund Veterans, Demanding More Spending Elsewhere  —  If and when Washington is pushed to the brink of another government shutdown in December, as the just-passed stopgap funding measures approach their expiration, we'll inevitably hear a lot of sound …
Jeff McAdam / fox13now.com:
Residents in Murray furious after HOA fines homeowner for flying American Flag  —  MURRAY, Utah — Homeowners in Murray say they are being fined by their home owner's association for flying the American Flag.  —  Chestnut Place is a condominium community consisting of about 60 homeowners.
Discussion: KFOR-TV
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Obama: Mass shootings are ‘something we should politicize’  —  President Obama on Thursday made an impassioned case that gun violence is “something we should politicize” following a mass shooting at a community college in Oregon.  —  A visibly angry Obama blasted Congress for being unwilling …
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