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1. EUROPEAN UNION WINS NOBEL PEACE PRIZE
In the midst of its greatest crisis since its beginnings in the 1950s, the committee cited the EU’s record on peace, democracy and human rights.
2. WHERE THE CANDIDATES ARE TODAY
After last night’s spirited vice presidential debate, all four candidates hit the road — from Richmond, Va., to La Crosse, Wis. — to amplify their messages.
3 RYAN ASKED FOR FEDERAL HELP AS HE CHAMPIONED CUTS
AP’s Jack Gillum reports that the vice presidential candidate asked for federal programs as he pushed for smaller government with Romney.
4. U.S. AFFIRMS IRANIAN CYBERATTACK
A former U.S. government official says the computer-based assaults against oil and gas companies in the Persian Gulf were in retaliation for U.S. sanctions against the country.
5. CDC LOCATES MOST PEOPLE AT RISK IN MENINGITIS OUTBREAK
But federal officials warn that patients will need to watch for symptoms of the deadly infection for months.
6. SEASIDE COMMUNITY BRACES FOR JOHNS REPORT
Police in Kennebunk, Maine, are expected to release the names of men who frequented a prostitute who allegedly ran her business out of her Zumba fitness studio, but lawyers are trying to block the move.
7. IT’S THE END OF THE LINE FOR ENDEAVOUR
The space shuttle’s two-day, 12-mile road trip to the California Science Center began when it departed from Los Angeles International Airport early this morning.
8. FOCUS SHIFTS IN JESSICA RIDGEWAY CASE
Authorities are appealing for help in finding the person who apparently kidnapped the 10-year-old Colorado girl.
9. BABS RETURNS TO ROOTS
Barbra Streisand makes a triumphant return to her hometown of Brooklyn, N.Y., performing her hits before 18,000 adoring fans at the newly built Barclays Center.
10. ROARING BACK TO A FAMILIAR PLACE
Detroit ace Justin Verlander pitches the Tigers back to the American League Championship Series as they blank the Oakland Athletics 6-0 in a deciding Game 5.
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Lisa Montgomery embraces her nephew Thursday after a tornado tore apart her home in Cleburne, Texas. The twister killed six people and destroyed entire swaths of the North Texas town.
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Jack McMahon, the defense attorney for abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, speaks outside the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia Tuesday. His client was convicted of killing three babies in his clinic, and will serve multiple life sentences.
Credit: AP/Matt Rourke
A photo taken Monday captures Vice President Joe Biden's response to a Milwaukee second-grader's innovative proposal to end America's epidemic of gun violence. This guy!
Credit: AP/Jenny Aicher
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., flanked by a grouper-eyed Michele Bachmann, addresses the IRS' admission that it targeted Tea Party groups in advance of the 2012 election. In an op-ed for CNN Thursday, the Kentucky senator slammed the president for his faux outrage.
Credit: AP/Molly Riley
Ousted IRS chief Steven Miller is sworn in on Capitol Hill Friday. Miller testified before the House Ways and Means Committee on the extra scrutiny the agency gave conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status.
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Attorney General Eric Holder pauses as he testifies on Capitol Hill before the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday. Holder is under fire, among other things, for the Justice Department's gathering of phone records at the Associated Press.
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O.J. Simpson sits during an evidentiary hearing at Clark County District Court in Las Vegas, Nev., Thursday. Simpson, who is currently serving a nine-to-33-year sentence in state prison for armed robbery and kidnapping, is using a writ of habeas corpus to seek a new trial.
Credit: AP/Las Vegas Review-Journal/Jeff Scheid
Major Tom to ground control: On Sunday astronaut Chris Hadfield recorded the first music video from space, a cover of David Bowie's "Space Oddity."
Credit: AP/NASA/Chris Hadfield
When it rains it pours. President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference Thursday with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, inexplicably inspiring an #umbrellagate Twitter meme.
Credit: AP/Jacquelyn Martin
A smoke plume rises high above a road block at the intersection of County A and Ross Road east of Solon Springs, Wis., Tuesday. No injuries were reported, but the the wildfire caused evacuations across northwestern Wisconsin.
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