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House Committee on the Budget Chairman Tom Price, Georgia Republican (Associated Press) **FILE**

House budget-minders tee up moves to dismantle Obamacare

- The Washington Times

House Republicans announced Friday they will forge ahead next week with efforts to dismantle Obamacare through a fast-track budget process, wasting little time after three panels recommended ways to repeal the 2010 law’s most unpopular mandates, taxes and regulations.

Hispanic Chamber dings Trump for passing on forum

- The Washington Times

The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce said Friday that Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of a question and answer session scheduled for next week “only deepens our community’s already negative perceptions of him.”

Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, listens as he gets the endorsement of former New Hampshire Sen. Gordon Humphrey, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole) ** FILE **

John Kasich calls for Syria no-fly zones, warns Russia to comply

- Associated Press

Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Friday the United States should establish no-fly zones and sanctuaries along Syria’s border with Jordan and Turkey, and warn aggressors, specifically Russian President Vladimir Putin, that they violate those buffers at their own risk.

Republican presidential candidates Ben Carson, left, and Donald Trump talk before the start of the CNN Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) ** FILE **

Donald Trump leads Ben Carson by 9 points: poll

- The Washington Times

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has a 9-point lead in the race for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination over retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, among a potential GOP electorate that now says it prefers new ideas and a different approach over experience and a proven record, according to a poll released Friday.

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson speaks during a campaign rally at the Sharonville Convention Center, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) ** FILE **

Ben Carson: Gun control ‘doesn’t work for crazies’

- The Washington Times

Retired neurosurgeon and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson said incidents like the Thursday shooting at a community college in Oregon should be analyzed in hopes of preventing similar ones from happening, but that gun control only works for law-abiding citizens and not “crazies.”

Syrian rebels attend a training session in Maaret Ikhwan near Idlib, Syria, on Dec. 17, 2012. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Senators tell Obama to halt Syrian rebel training

- The Washington Times

President Obama’s program to train Syrian rebels is a total failure and needs to be scrapped, a bipartisan group of senators said in a letter to the administration Friday, saying it’s time the national security team acknowledge the disaster and come up with a new strategy.

Republican presidential candidate, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson speaks during a campaign stop at the University of New Hampshire, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, in Durham, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole) ** FILE **

Ben Carson says ‘no’ to Syrian refugees in U.S.

- Associated Press

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said the U.S. should bar refugees from war-torn Syria because they are “infiltrated with Jihadists,” who seek to harm America.

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump signs autographs after speaking to campaign supporters, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Franklin, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Trump defends 2nd Amendment following Oregon shootings

- Associated Press

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday channeled 1970s action star Charles Bronson in defending Second Amendment rights in the aftermath of the shooting at an Oregon community college that left nine dead.

FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2013 file photo, Troy Newman, head of the Kansas-based Operation Rescue, holds an anti-abortion sign outside his headquarters housed in a closed abortion clinic in Wichita, United States. American anti-abortion activist Newman is expected to be deported from Australia amid concerns that he could incite violence. Newman was detained at Melbourne Airport on Thursday, Oct. 1 after trying to enter Australia even though officials had canceled his visa. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Australia to deport American anti-abortion activist

Associated Press

An American anti-abortion activist is expected to be deported from Australia, after the nation's highest court ruled Friday that he posed a threat to public order amid concerns he could incite violence against women.

This image made from footage taken from Russian Defense Ministry official website on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, shows another attack made from a fighter jet in Syria. The Russian Defense Ministry says its aircraft have carried out 18 sorties in Syria in the past 24 hours, including 10 overnight in which seven sites were bombed. The annotations on the image were made by the source and indicate the center of the target, and its direction, yellow. (AP Photo/ Russian Defense Ministry Press Service)

Russia launches new wave of air raids in Syria

- Associated Press

Russian warplanes have attacked the Islamic State group and other insurgents in central and northern Syria with a wave of new airstrikes, Syrian and Russian military officials said Saturday as an activist group said Russia's air raids have killed 39 civilians over the three past days.

1965 Immigration Act, presented as symbolic, changed nation

- Associated Press

It was considered a symbolic move - President Lyndon Johnson going to the Statue of Liberty and signing an immigration bill that gave people from every country in the world an equal chance to come to America.

Editorials from around New England

- Associated Press

Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers:

US attorney appears to focus on political favors in New York

- Associated Press

With a widening probe of New York state government, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara appears to be taking aim at the nebulous relationship between money and politics itself - a long and murky association in Albany and in capitals across the nation.

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2014, file photo, people walk outside the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court is starting a new term on Oct. 5, 2015, that promises a steady stream of divisive social issues, and also brighter prospects for conservatives who suffered more losses than usual in recent months.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Abortion, birth control, race top Supreme Court's agenda

- Associated Press

Abortion, birth control and race are among the most divisive issues the Supreme Court will confront over the next nine months, amid a presidential election campaign in which some candidates are talking pointedly about the justices and the prospect of replacing some of them in the next few years.

Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin addresses the media following a deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015.   (AP Photo/Jeff Barnard)

Sheriff maintains support for gun rights after mass shooting

- Associated Press

This small town in southern Oregon's timber country strongly supports gun rights, and that hasn't changed for the county's top law enforcement officer since a gunman killed nine people at a local community college.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter drives his car into the garage of the FIFA headquarters on his way to work in Zurich, Switzerland, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. Blatter was questioned by Swiss investigators on Friday about why FIFA paid 2 million Swiss francs (about $2 million) to UEFA President Michel Platini in 2011 for work supposedly carried out at least nine years earlier. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Blatter defies calls from FIFA sponsors to quit immediately

- Associated Press

Sepp Blatter defied calls from FIFA sponsors Budweiser, Coca-Cola, McDonald's and Visa to quit immediately as president of world soccer's governing body on Friday rather than cling on until the emergency election in February.

Clinton campaign wants N. Carolina immigration bill vetoed

Associated Press

Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign wants North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory to veto a measure that restricts acceptable identification documents for immigrants and prevents local policies directing police not to ask about a person's immigration status.