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2:20 PM ET, October 3, 2015


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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 …
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.
Sune Engel Rasmussen / Guardian:
Death toll rises in suspected US airstrike on Afghan hospital  —  Nine staff dead and up to 37 injured in Médecins Sans Frontières hospital as charity says bombing continued for 30 minutes after it raised alarm … A US airstrike appears to have hit a hospital run …
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  —  Responding to a mass shooting at an Oregon community college that left 10 people dead, Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey on Friday encouraged fellow Christians who are serious about their faith to consider getting a gun.
USA Today:
Official: Oregon gunman left angry note glorifying mass killers
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 …
New York Times:
Jeb Bush Is Criticized for Saying ‘Stuff Happens’ in Reaction to Shootings  —  GREENVILLE, S.C. — Jeb Bush invited a firestorm on Friday by saying that “stuff happens” in reference to renewed calls for legislative action after tragedies like the mass shooting in Oregon.
New York Times:
Obama Rebukes Bush on ‘Stuff Happens’ Reaction to Oregon Shootings
Discussion: Political Wire
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 …
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.
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.
New York Times:
Firefighters' Union Backs Away From Endorsement of Hillary Clinton  —  The International Association of Fire Fighters, one of the country's more politically powerful unions, has abandoned its initial plans to endorse Hillary Rodham Clinton for president, according to union sources.
Peter Nicholas / Wall Street Journal:
Some Hillary Clinton Donors Defect to Movement to Draft Joe Biden
Discussion: NY State of Politics
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 …
Discussion: protein wisdom
Tom Boggioni / Raw Story:
Armed vet destroys gun nuts' argument on mass shooters by explaining why he didn't attack Oregon killer  —  DON'T MISS STORIES.  FOLLOW RAW STORY!  —  A veteran who says he was carrying a concealed weapon on the UCC campus Thursday when 26-year-old Christopher Harper Mercer went on a murderous rampage …
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