Top 5 On the Go: Friday, October 23

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It's the evening of Friday, October 23 and these are the top stories you need to know right now on AOL.com


1. Hurricane Patricia slams into Mexican coast as dangerous Category 5 storm
Hurricane Patricia, the most powerful tropical cyclone ever measured in the Western Hemisphere, slammed into Mexico's Pacific coast today, making landfall as a Category 5 storm.

2. Hundreds at candlelight vigil for Swedish school stabbings
Hundreds of people gathered for a candlelight vigil in Sweden today in honor of those who were killed and wounded when a masked man went on a rampage yesterday armed with a sword and knife.

3. Report: Pilots in deadly Black Hawk crash disobeyed orders
An investigation into the Black Hawk helicopter crash that killed all 11 service members on board last March revealed the pilots had disobeyed direct orders.

4. Carter: Soldier heroically entered Kurdish-ISIS firefight
Defense officials said today the U.S. soldier who died during a hostage rescue mission in Iraq heroically ran into a firefight to defend Kurdish forces.

5. Mitt Romney makes surprising comment about Obamacare
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney made an eyebrow-raising comment today in which he partially took credit for Obamacare.

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PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO - OCTOBER 23: People take safety measures before the arrival of Hurricane Patricia, which is already considered by Mexican authorities as 'unprecedented'. All government agencies are on high alert in Mexico. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on October 23, 2015. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, VA - OCTOBER 23: U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter holds a news conference at the Pentagon October 23, 2015 in Arlington, Virginia. Carter went into further detail about a raid by U.S. and Iraqi Kurdish fighters on an ISIS compound that resulted in the release of 70 captives and the death of Master Sgt. Joshua Wheeler, the first American to die in combat operations against the terror group. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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