And it is the LEAD STORY? Really?
Tom Clancy, whose novel "The Hunt for Red October" propelled him to fame as a favorite storyteller of the military, has died, sources say. He was 66. FULL STORY
Meanwhile over at Fox, the lead story is--GASP--how bad Democrats are for shutting down the government (um, even though they did not shut it down ... seriously, that is not what happened):
IS THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION playing 'pain politics' to gain leverage in the budget battle on Capitol Hill? Republicans seem to think so, and point to the Pentagon furlough of 400,000 civilian staffers — even though Congress passed and the president signed a bill to keep them on the job.
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