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Oregon shooting victim professor Larry Levine loved nature, writingScherzer throws his 2nd no-hitter this year, Nats sweep Mets (Yahoo Sports)

Larry LevineLarry Levine, one of the victims in the Umpqua Community College shooting, loved fishing in the great outdoors and was passionate about writing.

Washington Nationals starter Max Scherzer (31) pitches against the New York Mets in the first inning of the second baseball game of a doubleheader, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

Max Scherzer pitched his second no-hitter this season for Washington, striking out a team-record 17 and leading the Nationals over the NL East champion New York Mets 2-0 Saturday night for a doubleheader sweep. Only one batter reached base against Scherzer, and that came when third baseman Yunel Escobar bounced a throw for an error on Kevin Plawecki's leadoff grounder in the sixth inning. ''These things are special,'' Scherzer said.

Obama offers condolences over 'tragic incident' in KunduzNo. 13 Alabama still a force, routs No. 8 Georgia 38-10 (Yahoo Sports)

Photograph released by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) on October 3, 2015 shows fires burning in part of the MSF hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz after it was hit by an air strikeUS President Barack Obama offered his "deepest condolences" over a suspected US airstrike on a hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz that killed 19 people, and promised a thorough probe of the incident. "On behalf of the American people, I extend my deepest condolences to the medical professionals and other civilians killed and injured in the tragic incident at a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz," he said in a statement released by the White House. "The Department of Defense has launched a full investigation, and we will await the results of that inquiry before making a definitive judgment as to the circumstances of this tragedy," Obama said.

Alabama quarterback Jake Coker warms up before an NCAA college football game against Georgia, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/Brett Davis)

With its season in the balance, No. 13 Alabama had quite a response on Saturday. The Crimson Tide is still very much a force in the national race. Jake Coker ran the offense to perfection, the defense turned in a dominating performance, and No. 13 Alabama even got a touchdown from its special teams in a 38-10 rout of No. 8 Georgia.

Guatemalan mudslide death toll reaches 69, hundreds missingElliott's big day leads No. 1 Ohio St. past Indiana 34-27 (Yahoo Sports)

A body is pulled from under the dirt by rescue workers after a mudslide in Santa Catarina Pinula, on the outskirts of Guatemala City, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. Heavy rain triggered a hillside to collapse on several of homes. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)SANTA CATARINA PINULA, Guatemala (AP) — Rescue workers using shovels and pickaxes recovered more bodies from the rubble of a collapsed hillside on the outskirts of Guatemala City on Saturday as an official said the death toll had risen to 69 with another 350 people believed missing.

Ohio State's Michael Thomas (3) celebrates with Nick Vannett (81) and Braxton Miller (1) after Thomas caught a 23-yard touchdown pass during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Indiana, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 in Bloomington, Ind. Ohio State won 34-27. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

When everything else fizzled Saturday for Ohio State, coach Urban Meyer put the ball in Ezekiel Elliott's trusted hands. The junior running back got a sluggish offense going with second-half touchdown runs of 55, 65 and 75 yards, and Eli Apple batted away a desperation pass in the end zone as time expired to preserve No. 1 Ohio State's 34-27 victory at Indiana. The Buckeyes have won 18 straight games and 15 in a row on the road, both the longest active streaks in the FBS, but the style points could cost them in the next poll.

Gunman in Oregon college massacre committed suicideNo. 2 Michigan State holds off Purdue 24-21 (Yahoo Sports)

Oregon college shooting suspect Chris Harper-Mercer is seen in a photo taken from his Myspace accountBy Courtney Sherwood and Emily Flitter ROSEBURG, Ore. (Reuters) - The gunman who killed his English professor and eight others at an Oregon community college committed suicide after a shootout with police who were on the scene within five minutes and exchanged fire with him almost immediately, authorities said. Investigators had previously said the 26-year-old shooter was killed by the officers who raced to the rampage at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, which ranks as the deadliest among dozens of U.S. mass shootings in the past two years. Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin told a news conference on Saturday the state medical examiner had determined that the gunman, Christopher Harper-Mercer, took his own life.

Michigan State running back LJ Scott (3) runs into the end zone for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Purdue, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in East Lansing, Mich. Scott ran for 146 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 2 Michigan State held on to beat Purdue 24-21. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Arjen Colquhoun thought he'd sealed a win for Michigan State after defending a fourth-down pass late in the final quarter. Then his brief celebration was halted by a penalty flag: holding on Colquhoun. Moments later, it was fourth down again, and Purdue threw another pass Colquhoun's way.

Hurricane Joaquin threatens Bermuda, U.S. hit by separate stormsAngels score 5 in 9th, beat Rangers 11-10 (Yahoo Sports)
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - Powerful Hurricane Joaquin headed toward Bermuda on Saturday after hammering the Bahamas and leaving a cargo ship with 33 mostly American crew members missing in its wake. Meanwhile, vast swaths of U.S. Southeast and mid-Atlantic states were grappling with heavy rains and flooding from a separate weather system which has already caused at least two deaths, washed out roads and prompted evacuations and flash flood warnings. President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency in South Carolina, making federal emergency funds available.

Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout, center, celebrates with teammates David DeJesus (3) and Kaleb Cowart (41) after a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. The Angels won 11-10. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

After their biggest rally this season, the Los Angeles Angels are going into the final day of the regular season with a chance to reach the playoffs. ''It's almost surreal to come back in that situation,'' said Johnny Giavotello, whose tiebreaking RBI single capped a five-run ninth inning for the Angels in an 11-10 victory over the playoff-bound Texas Rangers on Saturday. Erick Aybar and Kole Calhoun started the ninth with consecutive homers off Shawn Tolleson, the Rangers closer appearing in his fifth consecutive game.

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Why U.S. Engagement Policy Is The Correct One

Invariably, when one thinks of the efficacy of a nation’s military, the mind’s eye is drawn to the ability of that country to deliver a \"warhead onto the forehead\" of their enemies. Indeed, owing to the Pentagon’s slick packaging of the First Gulf War, modern conflict, in the American mind, became synonymous with high-tech toys, grainy videos of successful missile shots, and a quick resolution of hostilities.

Capitalism and The Wealth Gap

When it comes to the efficient delivery of goods and services, capitalism is the proven economic model that puts people to work and products on the shelves. Whether those jobs end up paying enough money to purchase the items on those shelves is another matter, however.

Living Wages Are A Global Problem

The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.

Ukraine: Not What It Seems

After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.

Religious Freedom Bill - Protecting The Faithful or Legalized Discrimination?

After a much heated national debate, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed the controversial bill that would have allowed people and businesses in the state to refuse services to LBGT people based on their religious belief.

Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.


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