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5:30 PM ET, October 3, 2015


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Alissa J. Rubin / New York Times:
Airstrike Hits Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Afghanistan  —  KABUL, Afghanistan — A United States airstrike appeared to have badly damaged a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders in the Afghan city of Kunduz early Saturday, killing at least nine hospital staff members and wounding dozens, including patients and staff.
Afghanistan: MSF Staff Killed, Hospital Partially Destroyed in Kunduz  —  AFGHANISTAN: MSF INFORMED ALL FIGHTING PARTIES OF GPS COORDINATES  —  OCTOBER 3, 2015 — Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) condemns in the strongest possible terms the horrific bombing …
Air attacks kill at least 19 at Afghanistan hospital; U.S. investigating
Discussion: Liberaland, Slantpoint and Refinery29
Liz Kreutz / ABC News:
Hillary Clinton Mocks Ben Carson, Ted Cruz on Gay Rights  —  Hillary Clinton on Saturday mocked Republican presidential candidates Ben Carson and Ted Cruz over their positions on gay rights during remarks to the Human Rights Campaign, where she also called for new laws to support and protect the rights of transgendered people.
Discussion: BuzzFeed and Joe.My.God.
Peter Nicholas / Wall Street Journal:
Some Hillary Clinton Donors Defect to Movement to Draft Joe Biden
Discussion: NY State of Politics
Anne Gearan / Washington Post:
Hillary Clinton: Those kicked out of military for being gay should get honorable discharges
Discussion: Towleroad and The Week
Matthew Boyle / BREITBART.COM:
IAmAChristian: Dr. Ben Carson Lights Up Facebook in Response to Oregon School Shooting  —  Dr. Ben Carson, a 2016 GOP presidential candidate and world-renowned neurosurgeon, has launched a social media response effort to the Oregon gunman's reported targeting of Christians in his shooting spree on a community college campus on Thursday.
Joey Garrison /
Ron Ramsey: Christians should consider arming themselves
USA Today:
Official: Oregon gunman left angry note glorifying mass killers
Mark J. Rozell / Politico:
Illegal Immigrants Could Elect Hillary  —  <p>Illegal immigrants—along with other noncitizens without the right to vote—may pick the 2016 presidential winner.  Thanks to the unique math undergirding the Electoral College, the mere presence of 11-12 million illegal immigrants and other noncitizens …
Paul Theroux / New York Times:
The Hypocrisy of ‘Helping’ the Poor  —  EVERY so often, you hear grotesquely wealthy American chief executives announce in sanctimonious tones the intention to use their accumulated hundreds of millions, or billions, “to lift people out of poverty.”  Sometimes they are referring to Africans …
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Pamela Geller:
VIDEO: Final moments of Jihadi DANCING “JOYOUSLY,” shouting “Allahu Akbar” as he EXECUTES Aussie police worker  —  Muslim Farhad Jabar Khalil Mohammed was dancing joyously and shouting “allahu akbar” as he murdered police employee Curtis Cheng, who was leaving police headquarters.
Philip Pullella / Reuters:
Vatican sacks priest after he comes out as gay  —  The Vatican dismissed a priest from his post in a Holy See office on Saturday after he told a newspaper he was gay and urged the Catholic Church to change its stance on homosexuality.  —  Monsignor Krzystof Charamsa was removed from his position …
Kimberly Hefling / Politico:
Nation's largest teachers union endorses Clinton for president  —  <p>The National Education Association defied some of its state affiliates Saturday with an endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president, which came after an in-person, closed-door conversation between members and Clinton herself.</p> <p> …
Discussion: Bloomberg Business
Eugene Volokh / Washington Post:
Guns and alcohol  —  After various highly publicized shootings, those of us who are skeptical about gun controls are often asked: So what are we suggesting should be done about the shootings?  If we're not suggesting gun controls (as opposed to proposals such as letting teachers or professors be armed …
John Wagner / Washington Post:
BOSTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said Saturday that he opposes a unilateral American no-fly zone in Syria, offering a less hawkish stance on the war-torn region than Hillary Rodham Clinton, his chief rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, and a position more in line with President Obama.
Discussion: Liberal Values
The Hill:
Chaffetz's pitch for Speaker to highlight anti-establishment cred  —  Rep. Jason Chaffetz's bid to become the next Speaker of the House will highlight his Tea Party roots and anti-establishment credentials.  —  The Utah Republican's late entry into the race to replace outgoing Speaker John Boehner …
Discussion: Hot Air and Joe.My.God.
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Record 94,610,000 Americans Not in Labor Force; Participation Rate Lowest in 38 Years
Mollie Hemingway / The Federalist:
Why Do The Media Keep Helping Nancy Pelosi Avoid Abortion Questions?
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