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First Edition Oct 5: National Polls for 2016 Presidential Race; Child Shot in Waverly

Catalina Byrd and Sean Breeze join Sean Yoes for national politics and local news. In the national polls, Clinton is fighting back and we continue to wait on the possible Joe Biden run. And in Baltimore, a 9-year-old was shot in Waverly. Yoes, Byrd, and Breeze discuss the role law enforcement plays in the community, and the ongoing struggle against violence and homicide.
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A bill proposed Wednesday by two U.S. senators would require drugmakers and medical device manufacturers to publicly disclose their payments to nurse practitioners and physician assistants for promotional talks, consulting, meals and other interactions.

Michael Horn, the CEO of Volkswagen's U.S. business, is appearing in Congress Thursday morning to answer lawmakers' questions about the German automaker's use of software in its diesel vehicles to fool emissions tests. VW has said some 11 million vehicles worldwide have the software.

Volkswagen has "withdrawn the application for certification of our model year 2016 vehicles," Horn says, adding that the company is still working with U.S. agencies on the certification process.

Updated at 11:52 a.m. ET.

Corrections officials in Oklahoma used the wrong drug to execute Charles Warner back in January.

The revelation was included in Warner's autopsy report, which was just made public by the Oklahoma Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. According to the report, officials used potassium acetate — not potassium chloride, as state protocol calls for — to stop Warner's heart.

These are critical days for the presidential campaign of Jeb Bush.

The former Florida governor has been traversing Iowa this week, in effect reintroducing himself to voters, with the first-in-the-nation caucuses in that state now less than four months away.

This is not where Bush and his advisers expected to be when he got into the race early this year. Back then he was quickly labelled the front runner — the man to beat.

No one calls Bush that anymore, with the topsy-turvy, crowded GOP field with outsiders named Trump, Carson and Fiorina sitting atop the polls.

Alone, Together

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Dave Chappelle walks down the "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" and Bobby Fischer meets Eleanor Rigby in this musical game about well-known recluses. Jonathan Coulton sings clues about famously solitary people set to songs about being alone.

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Elementary My Dear Emma Watson

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Ever notice how Hollywood is always trying to spruce up old films? They colorize black and white movies, reboot franchises, and now it turns out they're inserting celebrities into famous lines! We give clues from a film plus celebrity names for our contestants to combine.

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No Expiration Date

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Like Simon & Garfunkel, the legendary folk act they're often compared to, The Milk Carton Kids have a timeless quality to them. But the duo didn't start their careers working together.

Guitarist Joey Ryan first met Kenneth Pattengale at the latter's solo show in Los Angeles.

The Sorrow And The Pity

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In the critically acclaimed Rocky III, Mr. T uttered the immortal line, "I pity the fool," and a catchphrase was born. In this game we ask our contestants to channel their best Mr. T impersonation and answer questions about things that rhyme with "fool." I pity the spool!

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The Most Important Quiz Of The Day

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West Egg on a Seabiscuit with Lady Marmalade―yum! For our final round, every correct answer is a word, phrase, or proper noun that contains the name of a breakfast food or beverage.

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I Saw The Seinfeld

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In this game we put our VIPs, The Milk Carton Kids, on the same team. Kenneth describes famous Seinfeld catchphrases to Joey, who must guess the line. But there's a catch: Kenneth has never really seen Seinfeld.

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