Things you should know today: 10/3/17

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Dems push for gun safety bills; GOP legislation in limbo

Susan Walsh
Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., right, listens as her husband Mark Kelly, left, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, about the mass shooting in Las Vegas. Giffords, was a congresswoman when she was shot in an assassination attempt in 2011. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Democrats are calling for gun safety legislation in response to the attack in Las Vegas, but the Republican-controlled Congress has yet to respond.

Acts of heroism saved countless lives at Las Vegas shooting

Gregory Bull
University of Nevada Las Vegas students Raymond Lloyd, right, and Karla Rodriguez take part in a vigil Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, in Las Vegas. A gunman on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay casino hotel rained automatic weapons fire down on the crowd of over 22,000 at an outdoor country music festival Sunday. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Numerous heroes put their own lives at risk to help others during the mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday, Oct. 1.

Tom Petty, down-to-earth rock superstar, dies at 66

Amy Harris
FILE – In this Sept. 17, 2017, file photo, Tom Petty of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers appears at KAABOO 2017 in San Diego, Calif. Petty has died at age 66. Spokeswoman Carla Sacks says Petty died Monday night, Oct. 2, 2017, at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles after he suffered cardiac arrest. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)

Rock superstar Tom Petty passed away Monday night at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles after suffering cardiac arrest. He was 66.

Future still uncertain as Catalonia urges international community to accept succession

Spain’s Catalan region has requested international mediation after the passing of its independence referendum and the violent, crackdown response issued by the Spanish government.

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