TODAY IN 5 HEADLINES: OCT. 26

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  1. BUYING TIME.
    Congressional leaders are approaching a budget deal that will “raise the coun­try’s bor­row­ing au­thor­ity ahead of a cru­cial dead­line next week and in­crease spend­ing over the next two years.” http://njour.nl/s/91442
  2. CARSONMENTUM.
    A new Monmouth University poll shows Dr. Ben Carson with a 14-point lead over Donald Trump in Iowa. That’s a 9-point bump from August for the former neurosurgeon. (Rebecca Shabad, CBS News) http://cbsn.ws/1LT3OZg
  3. HOSPITAL STRIKE.
    The Army troops who called for an airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan this month reportedly thought the building was occupied by Taliban forces. Officers reportedly discussed the hospital with the aid group the day before the strike. (Ken Dilanian, Associated Press) http://apne.ws/1Mf3Iun
  4. BACON LOVERS, BEWARE.
    A new report from the World Health Organization found a possible link between the consumption of processed meat and colon cancer. (Christine Hauser, The New York Times) http://nyti.ms/1ORmcaY
  5. KAYAKERS FOR HILLARY.
    Yes, that’s a real organization. The Clinton campaign is microtargeting specific groups, like yogis and runners. In 2016, it seems, the Clin­ton cam­paign wants to be the life­style brand for every life­style." http://njour.nl/s/91249