HILLARY CLINTON TO CALL FOR MORE GUN CONTROL "Hillary Clinton will call Monday for substantial new limits on the availability and distribution of firearms, stepping aggressively into the debate over gun control in the wake of last week's mass shooting at a community college in Oregon." [Sam Stein, HuffPost]
THREE WIN NOBEL PRIZE IN PHYSIOLOGY OR MEDICINE William C. Campbell and Satoshi Omura, who pioneered therapy against roundworm parasites, will share the prize with YouYou Tu, for her work "reducing the mortality rates of patients suffering from malaria." [AP]
U.S. DIALING UP THE PRESSURE IN SYRIA "The American-led coalition fighting the Islamic State has begun preparing to open a major front in northeastern Syria, aiming to put pressure on Raqqa, the terrorist group’s de facto capital, according to military and administration officials." [NYT]
SOUTH CAROLINA FLOODING WORST 'IN 1,000 YEARS' At least eight people have died in the torrential downpour, according to South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who called the amount of rain the worst "in 1,000 years." Check out photos from the historic flooding. [Kim Bellware and Lydia O'Connor, HuffPost]
FOUR CALIFORNIA HIGH SCHOOLERS ARRESTED FOR MASS SHOOTING PLOT The teenagers were busted after classmates heard them discussing their plan to shoot and kill classmates and teachers. And in Philadelphia, all major universities are on alert after the FBI warned of a potential threat of violence. [Reuters]
DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS LEAVES KUNDUZ AFTER DEADLY BOMBING The loss of medical services after an alleged U.S. airstrike, which killed 22 patients and staff, will be catastrophic for a region already lacking in medical support. And hear what a nurse who survived the bombing Saturday has to say about the tragedy. [NYT]
WATCH HUFFPOST'S MORNING NEWSBRIEF Check out the top news in today's video roundup. [HuffPost]
ANYBODY CAN BE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE... EVEN KANYE "Little-known fact: The Constitution does not require that the Speaker of the House be a member of Congress." Check out First to Last's outside-the-box picks for the job. [Howard Fineman, Jason Linkins and Lauren Weber]
AMERICAN APPAREL FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY Never good when the store based on things made in America is going under. [Reuters]
BUY YOUR HOLIDAY TICKETS We know, it's crazy early, but we're all about your holiday savings. [USA Today]
THE WORLD IS ABOUT TO GET LAZIER "Imagine if, instead of sweating on the treadmill and forcing yourself through repetitive sit-ups, you could have the benefits of exercise without any of the effort. That scenario isn’t a ridiculous fantasy but a serious scientific goal, and researchers have recently published a major breakthrough: They have created a blueprint of the molecular reactions to exercise." [Quartz]
TINA FEY HAS ANOTHER COMEDY SERIES IN THE HOPPER What can't she do? [HuffPost]
HAS GOOGLE LOST ITS 'DON'T BE EVIL' MANTRA? The phrase has disappeared from the code of conduct of Alphabet, Google's new parent company. [The Verge]
CHINA IS MAKING MINI PIGS FOR US ALL Don't lie, you want one. You really kind of want one. [HuffPost]
THE HISTORY OF SHARKS "Fossil records suggest more than 3,000 types of shark and their relatives existed at one time. And some of the ancestors of modern sharks were even weirder and more wonderful than those swimming today." [BBC]
GLOBAL POVERTY TO HIT NEW LOW "Less than 10 percent of the world's population will be living in extreme poverty by the end of 2015, the World Bank forecast on Sunday. The Washington-based institution's latest projections expect the number of people who survive on $1.90 a day to drop from 12.8 percent of the human population in 2012 to 9.6 percent this year." [HuffPost]
ON THE BLOG
'DEAR DAD' "I remember your steady spiral into addiction. The way it gripped you and pulled you under. The way it numbed your pain, the way it made you chase the high, the way it stole your soul and turned you into someone I couldn't recognize." [HuffPost]
BEFORE YOU GO
~ How the latest mass shooters got their guns.
~ The richest state in the country has a bit of a pension problem.
~ This Danish ad appeals to wannabe grandparents to fund their kids, ahem, fun vacations.
~ How Donald Trump came to rule Twitter.
~ Inside Zappos, where all the bosses are gone.
~ Congrats to Brooklyn Decker and Andy Roddick on the birth of their son!
~ Hillary Clinton brought down the house as your neighborhood bartender Val on this weekend's "Saturday Night Live" premiere.
~ It's officially fall, so here are some lumbersexuals carving a stool out of wood. You're welcome.
~ It's not just you -- it's impossible to look away from this Segway dance to Justin Bieber's "What Do You Mean?"
~ You'll be reaching for the tissues at the end of this viral Craigslist ad.
~ Yes, hamsters doing the "Friends" opener makes the fact that it's Monday a tad bit more bearable.
~ Demi Lovato strips down for a no makeup, no retouching nude shoot for Vanity Fair.
~ Khaleesi and Khal Drogo reunited this weekend, and it was so much better than all the Jorah friend-zoning.
~ The annual pass to Disneyland just got a whole lot more expensive. So much for it's a small world, after all.
~ The trick for getting nail polish out of everything.
~ This kid has us convinced he doesn't need a nap.
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