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At least 50 killed in Las Vegas shooting, Catalonia votes to break from Spain despite police violence, Trump at odds with State Department over North Korea, and more.

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Oct 2 2017, 2:56pm

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US News

At Least 50 People Killed in Las Vegas Shooting
At least 50 people were killed and over 400 wounded when a gunman opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel shortly after 10 PM Sunday night. The sole shooter, named as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, is believed to have committed suicide just before midnight. Many of the victims were attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival taking place below the hotel.—VICE News/Associated Press

Trump at Odds with Tillerson Over North Korea
After Secretary of State Rex Tillerson revealed the US had established channels of communication with Pyongyang, President Trump rejected the idea of talks in a series of tweets Sunday. "Save your energy Rex, we'll do what has to be done!" An administration official explained that "the president does not think now is the time to negotiate with them."—Reuters

Facebook to Release Russian Ads as Zuckerberg Apologizes
The social media giant was set to give congressional investigators copies of 3,000 ads Monday believed to have been bought by Russians to undermine the US election. Facebook was also poised to supply data on the users who clicked on the ads. In a post to mark the end of Yom Kippur, CEO Mark Zuckerberg asked for forgiveness for "the ways my work was used to divide people."—The Washington Post / The Hill

NFL Stars Continue to (Mildly) Protest
Players across the league kneeled before or during the national anthem Sunday, with some on the Cleveland Browns raising a fist while the song was played. Cam Newton marked his record-setting 50th rushing touchdown for the Carolina Panthers with the same black power salute, while the Oakland Raiders' Marshawn Lynch reportedly arrived at his game wearing a T-shirt that read "EVERYBODY VS. TRUMP."—CNN

International News

Catalonia Votes to Break from Spain
Catalonia's regional government said over 90 percent of the 2.26 million people who voted in Sunday's referendum have opted for independence from the central government in Madrid. At least 844 people were injured in national police raids prompted by the controversial vote, according to the Catalan authority, with video showing riot cops attacking people at polling stations. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy refused to acknowledge the legitimacy of the referendum and said police had acted with "firmness and serenity."—The Guardian / Reuters

Somali Refugee Accused of Terror Attack in Canada
Canadian police have charged a 30-year-old Somali refugee with attempted murder and terrorism-related crimes after an officer was stabbed and four people were struck by a car in Edmonton Saturday night. The suspect was on the radar of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police two years ago after allegedly expressing extremist ideas.—Reuters

Accused Kim Jong Nam Assassins Plead Not Guilty
The two women entered their pleas in a court in Malaysia, where the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was poisoned and killed using a VX nerve agent at Kuala Lumpur airport in February. Both Indonesian citizen Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese citizen Doan Thi Huong have told lawyers they believed they were participating in a reality TV show.—The Guardian

Palestinian Prime Minister Visits Gaza
Rami Hamdallah, prime minister of the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank, was meeting with officials in the Gaza Strip Monday in an effort to reconcile fragmented Palestinian leadership. While the PA was said to be on the cusp of assuming bureaucratic and administrative control of the area, Hamas's military primacy there was unlikely to change.—Al Jazeera

Everything Else

OJ Simpson Released on Parole
The former NFL star was freed from a Nevada prison Sunday after serving nine years for a 2007 armed robbery. Simpson was set to live in the Las Vegas area, at least initially. "He's not going to hide," his friend Tom Scotto said.—CNN

Marilyn Manson Recovering After Stage Accident
The artist has been forced to cancel nine upcoming shows after two large stage prop pistols fell on him at his concert in New York City. "He was treated for the injury at a local hospital and will be recuperating at home in Los Angeles," the singer's rep said in a statement.—Rolling Stone / Noisey

The Killers Get Their First No.1 Album
The band's new album Wonderful Wonderful debuted at the top of the Billboard 200, notching up 118,000 equivalent sales. The Killers' previous highest placing happened in 2006 when Sam's Town reached No. 2.—Billboard

The Simpsons Urge Viewers to Donate to Puerto Rico
TV's most famous cartoon family held up a Puerto Rican flag at the end of the season opener Sunday night. The Fox show also displayed social media information for Save the Children, UNICEF, and the One America Appeal providing relief for the recovering US territory.—Entertainment Weekly

Macklemore Backs Same-Sex Marriage in Australia
The rapper told the crowd "equality for all" while performing "Same Love" at the National Rugby League final's pre-game show in Sydney. Macklemore pledged to give earnings to the "Yes" campaign, as Australians vote on same-sex marriage.—Noisey

Jagmeet Singh Wins Canadian Party Leadership Contest
The Sikh politician won 53 percent of members' votes to head up the New Democratic Party and become the nation's first non-white major party leader. "It's an incredibly profound honour," Singh said in his victory speech.—VICE News

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