Top 5 On the Go: Tuesday, October 27

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It's the evening of Tuesday, October 27 and these are the top stories you need to know right now on AOL.com.


1. Feds probing videotaped arrest of disruptive student
The Justice Department opened a civil rights investigation today after a South Carolina police officer allegedly tossed a student across the floor after refusing to leave the classroom.

2. Senate approves major cybersecurity bill
The U.S. Senate took its first serious step toward combating computer hacks that have hit businesses and government agencies in recent years.

3. Walgreens buying Rite Aid, creating drugstore giant​
Walgreens announced it's buying competitor Rite Aid, creating a drugstore giant with nearly 18,000 stores around the world.

4. Convicted 'Air Cocaine' French pilots flee Dominican Republic
A French pilot who was convicted of drug trafficking, fled the Dominican Republic on a speedboat and spoke out saying he wants his story to be heard.

5. House committee chairman moves to impeach IRS chief
A powerful House Republican wants the head of the IRS to be impeached for allegedly allowing documents to be destroyed and misleading the public about the treatment of conservative groups including the tea party.


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French pilot Pascal Fauret (R) and his lawyers Jean Reinhart (C) and Eric Dupond-Moretti give a press conference on October 27, 2015 in Paris. Two French pilots sentenced to 20 years in jail in the Dominican Republic for cocaine trafficking have managed to get out of the country and return home, their lawyer said in Paris on October 26. Pascal Fauret, 55, and co-pilot Bruno Odos, whose age was not given, were among four Frenchmen handed 20-year terms in Santo Domingo in August in a case dubbed 'Air Cocaine' in France. AFP PHOTO / BERTRAND GUAY (Photo credit should read BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images)
French pilot Jean Pascal Fauret, accused of trying to fly dozens of suitcases packed with cocaine from the Dominican Republic to France, is seen after finishing the audience in Santo Domingo on August 13, 2015. Castany and other three French citizens and 37 Dominicans are involved in a drug trafficking case which the French media have dubbed the 'Air Cocaine' affair. AFP PHOTO/ERIKA SANTELICES (Photo credit should read ERIKA SANTELICES/AFP/Getty Images)
French pilot Bruno Odos (2nd R), accused of trying to fly dozens of suitcases packed with cocaine from the Dominican Republic to France, is seen after finishing the audience in Santo Domingo on August 13, 2015. Odos and other three French citizens and 37 Dominicans are involved in a drug trafficking case which the French media have dubbed the 'Air Cocaine' affair. AFP PHOTO/ERIKA SANTELICES (Photo credit should read ERIKA SANTELICES/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 29: Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen testifies before the Senate Judiciary's Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts Subcommittee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill July 29, 2015 in Washington, DC. Koskinen continued to face questions about alleged IRS targeting of political groups for extra scrutiny when applying for tax-exempt status. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 15: IRS Commissioner John Koskinen (R) shakes hands with Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI)(2ndL) and Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE)(L) while a Senate staffer sits in the middle, during Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill April 15, 2015 in Washington, DC. On the sixtieth anniversary of the Internal Revenue Services April 15th deadline the committee is hearing testimony on the IRSs challenges in implementing the Affordable Care Act. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
BOULDER, CO - OCTOBER 27: A Rite Aid is shown October 27, 2015 in Boulder, Colorado. Walgreens Boots Alliance will acquire Rite Aid for $9.4 billion in cash in a deal announced today that combines the largest U.S. drugstore chain Walgreens with the nation's third largest. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
BOULDER, CO - OCTOBER 27: A Walgreens is shown October 27, 2015 in Boulder, Colorado. Walgreens Boots Alliance will acquire Rite Aid for $9.4 billion in cash in a deal announced today that combines the largest U.S. drugstore chain Walgreens with the nation's third largest. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

In this Monday, Oct, 26, 2015 photo made from video taken by a Spring Valley High School student, Senior Deputy Ben Fields tries to forcibly remove a student who refused to leave her high school math class, in Columbia S.C. The Justice Department opened a civil rights investigation Tuesday after Fields flipped the student backward in her desk and tossed her across the floor. (AP Photo)

 

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 29: Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work (L) and Adm. Michael Rogers, commander of the U.S. Cyber Command (R) confer prior to testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee September 29, 2015 in Washington, DC. The committee heard testimony on the topic of 'United States Cybersecurity Policy and Threats.' (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 29: Adm. Michael Rogers, commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, director of the National Security Agency and chief of Central Security Services, testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee September 29, 2015 in Washington, DC. The committee heard testimony on the topic of 'United States Cybersecurity Policy and Threats.' (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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