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4:50 PM ET, October 2, 2015

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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 …
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.
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.
New York Times:
Chris Mercer, Oregon Gunman, Hinted of Anger and Loneliness  —  TORRANCE, Calif. — Chris Harper Mercer, the man identified as the gunman in the deadly rampage at Umpqua Community College in Oregon on Thursday, was a withdrawn young man who neighbors said wore the same outfit every day …
CNN:
American deaths in terrorism vs. gun violence in one graph  —  (CNN)During his presidency, President Barack Obama has had to deliver statements on gun violence 15 times.  —  After a gunman opened fire at Oregon's Umpqua Community College, killing nine people and injuring seven …
CNN:
Father of Umpqua college shooting victim: Gunman singled out Christians
Washington Post:
Oregon shooter said to have singled out Christians for killing in ‘horrific act of cowardice’
Chris Perez / New York Post:
Oregon gunman singled out Christians during rampage
Daniel Burke / CNN:
CNN Exclusive: Pope met privately with gay couple - CNN.com  —  The day before Pope Francis met anti-gay clerk Kim Davis in Washington, he held a private meeting with Yayo Grassi, an openly gay man.
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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 …
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 …
Philip Pullella / Raw Story:
Vatican feels ‘sense of regret’ for pope's meeting with Kim Davis
Discussion: Shakesville and addictinginfo.org
Numbers / Pew Research Center:
Contrasting Partisan Perspectives on Campaign 2016  —  In a Shift, Republicans Now Prefer ‘New Ideas’ to ‘Experience’  —  With four months to go before the first presidential nomination contests, Republican and Democratic voters have sharply different perspectives on their parties' campaigns …
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Pew Research Center:
Republicans Ideologically Divided in Views of Candidate Positions
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Mediaite
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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John Bresnahan / Politico:
Chaffetz prepares long-shot bid for House speaker  —  <p>House Oversightand Government Affairs Chairman Jason Chaffetz is planning to run for House speaker, taking on Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy in what appears to be a long-shot bid to lead House Republicans, according to multiple sources.</p><p …
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Sheriff In Charge Of Oregon Massacre Probe Posted Sandy Hook Truther Video  —  The sheriff investigating a mass shooting at an Oregon community college that left at least nine people dead posted a video to Facebook in 2013 that raised questions about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
Discussion: addictinginfo.org
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Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
The Sheriff Investigating The Oregon Shooting Believes Some Seriously Fringe Things About Guns
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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Kevin Cirilli / The Hill:
Dem economists attack Elizabeth Warren over Brookings firing  —  Five top Democratic economists are criticizing Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and the left-leaning Brookings Institution for forcing one of its nonresident economic fellows to resign.  —  Warren raised concerns earlier this week …
Discussion: Shadowproof
Katherine SkibaContact / Chicago Tribune:
Education Secretary Arne Duncan stepping down, returning to Chicago … Education Secretary Arne Duncan will step down in December, a White House official said Friday.  —  Duncan is the former Chicago Public Schools chief.  He has served as U.S. education secretary since President Barack Obama took office in 2009.
Discussion: Education Next
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Josh Lederman / Associated Press:
Education Secretary Leaving, Sources Say
 
 
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Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Ted Cruz: “Radical” Obama “Seeks To Tear Us Apart” With Comments On Oregon Shooting
Discussion: Mediaite
Daily Mail:
David Cassidy involved in a hit-and-run crash while his license was suspended
Discussion: Hollywood Life, TMZ.com and CBS Miami
Zeke J Miller / TIME:
EXCLUSIVE: TIME Guide to Official 2016 Republican Nomination Calendar
Discussion: Frontloading HQ and Political Wire
Lawrence Lessig / Politico:
I'm Trying to Run for President, but the Democrats Won't Let Me
Discussion: Moe Lane and Hit & Run
Justin McCarthy / Gallup:
Disapproval of Supreme Court Edges to New High
Bristol Palin:
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Weekly Standard:
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Jeff McAdam / fox13now.com:
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Jordan Schachtel / BREITBART.COM:
Obama Pulled John Kerry and Samantha Power From Netanyahu UN Speech