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Deputy Chief Ken Bernard, of the Sacramento Police Department, discusses the stabbing of Spencer Stone, during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. Stone, one of three Americans who thwarted a terrorist attack on a Paris bound train in August, was stabbed and seriously wounded outside a bar early on Thursday in what police said was an alcohol-related fight that had nothing to do with terrorism. Stone was transported to a the University of California, Davis Medical Center, where he is listed in stable condition.
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Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah answers questions from reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, as he reacts to news that House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy will not run as a nominee for House Speaker replacing John Boehner. In a stunning move, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy withdrew his candidacy for House speaker Thursday, throwing Congress' Republican leadership into chaos.
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Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett speaks at a news conference, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel, background, listens in Chicago. The former CEO has been indicted on corruption charges following a federal investigation into a $20 million no-bid contract. Bennett was indicted Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, nearly four months after she resigned amid an investigation into the contract between the district and SUPES Academy, a training academy where she once worked as a consultant.
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Animal rights activist Kirby Kotler, with his daughter Kirra, 12, from Malibu, Calif., holds up signs as opponents and supporters fill the room during a California Coastal Commission meeting, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, in Long Beach, Calif. The commission is considering a vast expansion to the tanks that SeaWorld uses to hold killer whales in San Diego.
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Douglas County Commissioners Tim Freeman, from left, Susan Morgan and Chris Boice hold a news conference in Roseburg, Ore., Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. President Obama plans to travel to Roseburg on Friday to meet with victims' families. Obama's calls for stricter gun laws in the wake of the shootings did not sit well with many people in this conservative region, where gun ownership is pervasive. The county commissioners tried to tamp down any suggestion that Obama was not welcome. (Michael Sullivan/The News-Review via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
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Jimmy Sanders checks on his flooded home in Bucksville, S.C., by boat Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. Much of the area is flooded from the rising Waccamaw River. (Jason Lee/The Sun News via AP) LOCAL PRINT OUT (MYRTLE BEACH HERALD OUT, HORRY INDEPENDENT OUT, CAROLINA FOREST CHRONICLE, GEORGETOWN TIMES OUT); MANDATORY CREDIT.
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FIFA president Sepp Blatter, right, and UEFA president Michel Platini talk before the semi final soccer match between Real Madrid and Cruz Azul at the Club World Cup soccer tournament in Marrakech, Morocco. On Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 file photo FIFA provisionally banned President Sepp Blatter and UEFA President Michel Platini for 90 days.
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A couple walks past the front entrance to the Tribune Tower in Chicago. Tribune Media said, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, that it's hired a real estate investment banker to explore the sale of its Tribune Tower, its headquarters that sits on three acres along Chicago's Michigan Avenue.
Barack Obama The Associated Press
President Barack Obama greets the crowd after speaking at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's (CHCI) 38th Anniversary Awards Gala in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. The Awards Gala is the signature event in its Hispanic Heritage Month list of events that include the Public Policy Conference.
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United Nations envoy for Libya Bernardino Leon, left, and Mohammed Chouaib, head of delegation from the U.N.-recognized government in the eastern city of Tobruk, Libya, chat in Skhirat, Morocco, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. The U.N. envoy for Libya has proposed a national unity government for Libya after months of difficult talks between the north African country's two rival governments, but now it's up to the two sides and Libyans themselves to approve it.
Selena Gomez The Associated Press
Selena Gomez arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles. Gomez has revealed that she’s battling the debilitating immune system disorder lupus. “I was diagnosed with lupus, and I’ve been through chemotherapy,” the 23-year-old singer told Billboard magazine in an interview published Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
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Hardline Conservatives Cause Turmoil in House
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Pakistan's former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, center in black, prays for his nephew who died September 2015 in a stampede during the hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, during a funeral prayer in Multan, Pakistan. The crush and stampede outside the holy city of Mecca killed at least 1,399 people from around the world during the hajj pilgrimage, a new tally Thursday, Oct. 8, showed, more than 600 more than the kingdom’s official toll.
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Cookbooks by Chef Paul Prudhomme are displayed in a window at K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. The proprietor, famed New Orleans Chef Paul Prudhomme, passed away Thursday. He was 75.
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Hollywood Celebration for Kool & The Gang
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Men smoke cigarettes outside of an office building in Beijing. Research published in the medical journal The Lancet says one in three of all the young men in China are likely to die from tobacco, but that the number can fall if the men quit smoking.
Ben Carson The Associated Press
Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson speaks in Ankeny, Iowa. Carson says he would have sacrificed his life to help stop last week’s deadly attack in Oregon. But he’s joined the rest of the GOP’s 2016 class in refusing to support new measures to stop mass shootings.
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Provided by John Braumann, a lone, ring tailed lemur sits on a branch in its cage at Cricket Hollow Zoo in Manchester, Iowa. A federal lawsuit against the privately owned zoo that houses hundreds of animals, including exotic tigers and lemurs, could provide the first definitive court ruling in the country on how so-called “roadside zoos” must care for animals considered endangered. (Courtesy John Braumann via AP)
Josh Donaldson The Associated Press
Toronto Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson lies on the ground after breaking up a double play during the fourth inning of Game 1 of the American League Division Series in Toronto on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
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Surveillance Video Shows Hero Airman in Brawl
Andrew Luck The Associated Press
Indianapolis Colts' Andrew Luck watches from the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in Indianapolis.
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