THREE INJURED IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SHOOTING A teenager is in custody after shooting a teacher and two students in Townville, South Carolina. One of the boys who was shot is in critical condition. The shooter killed his father before beginning the shooting spree. Volunteer firefighter Jamie Brock is credited with stopping the shooting before it got any worse. And here are photos from the tragic scene. [Sam Levine, Andy Campbell and Sebastian Murdock, HuffPost]
CONGRESS HANDED OBAMA THE FIRST VETO OVERRIDE OF HIS PRESIDENCY “Congress delivered a powerful rebuke to President Barack Obama on Wednesday by overriding his veto of a bill allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for its alleged ties to the terrorist attacks.” Akbar Shahid Ahmed details how “there are consequences to this kind of pandering.” [Jennifer Bendery, HuffPost]
GARY JOHNSON HAD ANOTHER ALEPPO MOMENT When asked to name a foreign leader he admires, the Libertarian candidate could not come up with a single one. Not a single one. [Mollie Reilly, HuffPost]
LOOKS LIKE CONGRESS WON’T SHUT DOWN AFTER ALL The House and Senate passed a continuing resolution which will fund the government until December 9. [Matt Fuller, HuffPost]
SUDAN USED CHEMICAL ATTACKS “Sudan’s government has carried out at least 30 likely chemical weapons attacks in the Jebel Marra area of Darfur since January using what two experts concluded was a probable blister agent, Amnesty International said on Thursday.” [Reuters]
AUTHORITIES HAVE IDENTIFIED THE TWO MEN WHO ACCIDENTALLY DISMANTLED THE NYC BOMB Turns out they were foreign tourists who have since returned to Egypt. [NYT]
‘WHY SO MANY CHILDREN ARE BEING KILLED IN ALEPPO’ “Among the roughly 250,000 people trapped in the insurgent redoubt of the divided northern Syrian city are 100,000 children, the most vulnerable victims of intensified bombings by Syrian forces and their Russian allies.” [NYT]
YOU’RE WELCOME Here are the wifi passwords to airports around the world. [HuffPost]
BUT WE’RE SORRY ABOUT THE HIKES AROUND SAID AIRPORTS That we can’t fix ― blame more gates and more shops for more hassle. [WSJ | Paywall]
WATCH OUT FOR YOUR WASHING MACHINE It could explode. [HuffPost]
THIS VANITY FAIR SLIDE SHOW OF DONALD TRUMP’S HAIR THROUGH THE YEARS IS ODDLY MESMERIZING And yet, terrifying. [Vanity Fair]
SO THE SECURITY QUESTION ISN’T VERY SECURE Turns out it’s not really hard to figure out your pet’s name. [Wired]
YOU CAN NOW PAY MORE TO GET MORE LOVE ON TINDER Because nothing is sacred. [Vanity Fair]
BEFORE YOU GO
~ A harrowing look at an Aleppo rescue after a bomb, minute by minute.
~ The latest HuffPost/YouGov poll gives Hillary Clinton the debate win.
~ What do FARC rebel fighters do now? Inside their struggle to return to a normal life.
~ Another Miss Universe contestant says she was fat-shamed by Donald Trump.
~ Rethinking fast fashion.
~ Kate Hudson can SING.
~ What the cleaner saw.
~ The Backstreet Boys finally explained why “I Want It That Way” definitely doesn’t make any sense.
~ Courtney Cox chimed in on the Brangelina drama dragging her friend Jennifer Aniston into the fray.
~ Turns out some mammals have a murdering problem.
~ And enjoy a free cup of joe this morning ― it’s National Coffee Day.