Top 5 On the Go: Friday October 2

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It's the evening of Friday, October 2 and these are the top stories you need to know right now on AOL.com.




1. Oregon shooting victims: Teens just starting out, teacher
Authorities released the identities of the nine victims of the Oregon college shooting today. They ranged from young teens just starting out to parents and an assistant professor.

2. Obama: I will not sign 'short-sighted' spending bill to keep government open
President Obama announced today he will not sign another stopgap spending bill after the current one expires on December 11. He called on Congress to "do its job" and not "flirt with another shutdown."

3. Hurricane Joaquin batters Bahamas; ship missing in storm
Hurricane Joaquin continues to destroy houses and unleash flooding in the Bahamas. A cargo ship with 33 people on board has also gone missing.

4. Obama says Putin wrong on Syria but no 'proxy war'
Russia's dramatic entry into the Syrian civil war has been creating a lot of extra tension, but President Obama said today he would not allow it to turn into a "proxy war" between the U.S. and Russia.

5. Oregon gunman may have killed more if not for hero student
The gunman who killed nine people at an Oregon community college was well armed and could have hurt more people if it hadn't been for a heroic military veteran who tried to stop him.

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ROSEBURG, OR - OCTOBER 02: Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin (C) speaks to the press about the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College on October 2, 2015 in Roseburg, Oregon. Yesterday 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer went on a shooting rampage at the campus, killing 9 people and wounding another seven before he was killed. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
ROSEBURG, OR - OCTOBER 02: Crime scene tape limits access to Umpqua Community College on October 2, 2015 in Roseburg, Oregon. Yesterday 10 people were killed and seven were wounded on the campus when 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer went on a shooting rampage. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, center, speaks during a news conference on budget negotiations at the U.S. Capitol with Senator Patty Murray, a Democrat from Washington, from right, Senator Charles Schumer, a Democrat from New York, Senator James Clyburn, a Democrat from South Carolina, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, and Representative Chris Van Hollen, a Democrat from Maryland, in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. Congress passed a stopgap U.S. government spending bill yesterday hours before a shutdown deadline Wednesday, a temporary win that provides no road map for how deeply divided lawmakers will handle their next must-do priorities. The spending measure provides only a temporary solution by funding the government through Dec. 11. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND - OCTOBER 1: Hurricane Joaquin is bringing heavy rain to the Washington, DC area. On Thursday, Oct 1, 2015 pedestrians walk past Freedom Hair Salon on Piney Branch Road in Silver Spring, MD. (Photo by Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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