Things you should know today: 10/2/17


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At least 50 killed as gunman opens fire at Las Vegas concert

John Locher
Police officers advise people to take cover near the scene of a shooting near the Mandalay Bay resort and casino on the Las Vegas Strip, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

A gunman killed at least 50 people in attendance at a country music festival from his 32nd floor hotel room of a Las Vegas casino. More than 400 others were injured. This is the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Catalonia calls for Spain mediation amid referendum dispute

Felipe Dana
Independence supporters march during a demonstration in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Oct. 2, 2017. Catalan leaders accused Spanish police of brutality and repression while the Spanish government praised the security forces for behaving firmly and proportionately. Videos and photographs of the police actions were on the front page of news media outlets around the world. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

The leader of Catalonia called for the European Union to mediate in the dispute concerning the region’s secession from Spain. Spain deployed 5,000 extra police officers to Catalonia for as long as necessary.

Google drops “first click free,” loathed by many publishers

Marcio Jose Sanchez
FILE – This Tuesday, July 19, 2016, file photo shows the Google logo at the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Google said Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, it is ending its so-called “first click free,” a policy loathed by many publishers and media because it required a limited amount of free content from them before readers could be subjected to a paywall. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Google announced an ending to its decade-old policy requiring newspapers to provide a limited amount of free content before people had to pay a subscription fee. Publishers will now have the freedom of choosing how many free articles, if any, they want to offer readers.

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