10 things you need to know today: October 5, 2017

Trump visits victims and first responders in Las Vegas, Rex Tillerson denies he ever considered resigning, and more

Rex Tillerson speaks at the State Department
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1. Trump visits Las Vegas victims and praises first responders

President Trump met Wednesday with victims of Sunday's mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip, and with first responders and civilians who helped in the aftermath of the massacre, which left 59 people dead and hundreds wounded. "We met patients that were absolutely terribly wounded," Trump said after he and first lady Melania Trump toured University Medical Center in Las Vegas. "And the doctors, the nurses, all of the people at the hospital have done a job that's indescribable." The visit came as investigators questioned Marilou Danley, the girlfriend of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock, seeking elusive clues about his thinking and planning of the attack. She said it "never occurred" to her he was planning violence. Paddock, 64, killed himself as SWAT officers closed in on the 32nd-floor hotel suite from which he fired on people.

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