- The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to spare Richard Glossip, an Oklahoma man set to be executed today despite strong evidence suggesting he's innocent. (Read more about Glossip's story here.)
- Congress is allegedly making progress on avoiding fiscal shutdown, after the Senate passed a continuing resolution Wednesday morning to fund the government next fiscal year at this one's levels. The House is expected to pass a short-term spending bill ahead of the midnight deadline Wednesday evening.
- The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court ruling allowing NCAA member schools to pay student athletes up to $5,000 per year.
- Kim Kardashian told Ellen Degeneres Wednesday that her husband Kanye West is "serious" about running for president in 2020.
- The next Republican presidential debate, set to air on CNBC on October 28, may feature fewer candidates than the previous two debates have.
- New York magazine wonders what happened to Rand Paul?
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