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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    
1. WHO UNEXPECTEDLY WON THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE
    
The National Dialogue Quartet in Tunisia won for its contributions to the first and most successful Arab Spring movement.
    
2. ISLAMIC STATE GROUP MAKES GAINS NEAR ALEPPO
    
Militants seize several villages from rival insurgents, a surprise attack that comes despite Russian airstrikes that Moscow insists are targeting the extremist group, activists say.
    
3. ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN VIOLENCE RATCHETS UP
    
An Israeli man stabs four Arabs in the south of the country as spiking tensions in Jerusalem and the West Bank threaten to spread throughout Israel.
    
4. WHY THE GOP IS IN TUMULT
    
House Republicans are staring at turmoil and uncertainty after Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's decision to not run for speaker.
    
5. WHERE OBAMA IS HEADED TO
    
The president will comfort grieving families of victims of the shooting rampage in Roseburg, Oregon, muting his message about gun control where firearms are popular.
    
6. PROMISE VS. ETHICS: GENE EDITING SPARKS DEBATE
    
Scientists are intrigued about the potential: wiping out mosquitoes that carry malaria, treating sickle-cell disease, and preventing babies from inheriting life-threatening disorders.
 

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