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LAX Shooting Latest, Prepping for Superstorms—THE EDGE Brought to you by America's Natural Gas

November 1, 2013

By Patrick Reis (@Patrick_C_Reis) and Dustin Volz (@dnvolz)

TODAY IN ONE PARAGRAPH: A TSA agent was killed today in a shooting at Los Angeles's primary airport. The lone gunman involved in the shooting has reportedly been taken into custody. His condition remains unknown. Seven people were treated for incident-related injuries, six of whom were taken to the hospital. Some flights were diverted from the airport, which is experiencing major delays. Elsewhere, the leader of the Pakistani Taliban was killed by a U.S. drone strike, according to reports from Pakistan's intelligence service. And the end of daylight saving time is upon us this weekend, offering an extra hour between Saturday night and Sunday morning.*

TOP NEWS

LAX SHOOTING LATEST: TSA AGENT DEAD, SUSPECT IN CUSTODY: A gunman opened fire in with a semiautomatic rifle at the L.A. airport, killing at least one and wounding more than a dozen others before being shot by police. Motives are currently unclear, but the shooter is not believed to have been a TSA employee, despite earlier media reports suggesting otherwise. A live blog on the Los Angeles Times' site is chronicling the latest updates. (LA Times)

DRONE STRIKE BELIEVED TO KILL PAKISTANI TALIBAN CHIEF: Pakistani intelligence say a U.S. drone killed Hakimullah Mehsud, the leader of the Pakistani Taliban. His death could be seen as a boon to the covert CIA program at a time when it is facing a surge of scrutiny due to reports of civilian deaths. (NYT)

 

OBAMA ORDERS U.S. TO PREP FOR CLIMATE CHANGE: The president issued an executive order today supporting efforts to prepare the country for storms and other extreme weather events linked to climate change. (Ben Geman, The Hill)

THE WEEKEND IN ONE PARAGRAPH: Mitt Romney appears in an exclusive on NBC's Meet the Press, while stat guru Nate Silver makes his first ABC appearance on This Week since joining ESPN. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Rep. Mike Rogers, and NSA Director Michael Hayden will talk surveillance on CBS's Face the Nation. Set your clocks back one hour going into Sunday; daylight savings demands it.

TOP LINES

HILLARY CLINTON: Can she prevent a challenge from the far Left in 2016? Her plan involves a lot of posturing and rhetoric, but can she cakewalk her way to the nomination? (Isaac Chotiner, TNR)

EAT OR DRINK? Climate change may soon force you to choose between the two. (Todd Woody, Quartz)

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS: It's awful--and a terrible thing for economies. Here's how to fix it. (Allison Schrager, Quartz)

TOP READS

BLOWING UP THE CONSTITUTION—A HOW-TO GUIDE: Thomas Jefferson never intended for our Constitution to stand for centuries. So what would a U.S. Constitution look like if we started from scratch? Follow us down the rabbit hole. (Alex Seitz-Wald, NJ)

PAUL RYAN 2.0: How the budget wonk planned to change Washington and ended up having Washington change him. (Tim Alberta, NJ)

TOP VIEW

LAST NIGHT'S LATE-NIGHT FUNNIES IN UNDER 3 MINUTES: Between the NSA and the Obamacare site woes, it was one of the scariest Halloweens ever. But that didn't keep the Obama admin from getting into the holiday spirit. (Reena Flores, NJ)

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