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A deadly shooting at an Oregon community college. Putin and Obama at the UN. The capture of Kunduz. Water on Mars. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Candles spelling UCC for Umpqua Community College, are displayed at a candlelight vigil for those killed during a fatal shooting at the school, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, in Roseburg, Ore. (AP)
Candles spelling UCC for Umpqua Community College, are displayed at a candlelight vigil for those killed during a fatal shooting at the school, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, in Roseburg, Ore. (AP)

More mass shooting in America. This time, this week, Oregon. Ten dead. More wounded.The 45th shooting at a school this year. The 250th mass shooting. The President asks: What are we going to do? In Syria, Russian bombers in the air. Going after, it appears, the zone of American allies on the ground. After terror, says Moscow. We’ve got Planned Parenthood grilled in Washington. The Pope meeting Kim Davis. A tax plan from Trump. Big bucks for Sanders and Carson.  And water on Mars. This hour On Point, our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
-- Tom Ashbrook

Guests

Nancy Cordes, Congressional correspondent for CBS News. (@nancycordes)

Michael Crowley, senior foreign affairs correspondent for POLITICO. (@michaelcrowley)

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst. (@JackBeattyNPR)

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Oregon Public Broadcasting: 10 Dead In Oregon College Shooting; Shooter Identified — "A gunman opened fire inside a classroom at a rural Oregon community college Thursday, killing at least nine people before dying in a shootout with police, authorities said. One survivor said he demanded his victims state their religion before he started shooting."

CBS News: Russia accused of bombing U.S.-armed rebels — "Russian jets carried out a second day of airstrikes in Syria Thursday, but there were conflicting claims about whether they were targeting Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and al Qaeda militants or trying to shore up the defenses of President Bashar Assad. Russian jets carried out a second day of airstrikes in Syria Thursday, but there were conflicting claims about whether they were targeting Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and al Qaeda militants or trying to shore up the defenses of President Bashar Assad."

POLITICO: Obama brushed off Reid's plea on Palestinian state — "Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid on two different occasions this year went to White House chief of staff Denis McDonough seeking a public commitment from President Barack Obama that he would veto any U.N. resolution calling for an independent Palestinian state. Both times, Obama did nothing."

This program aired on October 2, 2015.

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