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TLC(ATLANTA) -- Even with the cameras dark in her house, Alana Thompson, better known as Honey Boo Boo, is still trying to make people laugh. The pint-sized former reality star recently released her first song and music video, "Movin' Up." 

The video -- which also features her mother, Mama June Shannon, her father, Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson, and her sister, Lauryn "Pumpkin" Shannon -- tells fans to "Do the Honey Boo Boo Bop."

Thompson with the help of singer/songwriter Adam Barta, sings, "Started out as a pageant queen/Then on TV doing my thing/Now movin' up in the world/New fun times with my girls." 

This is the first we've seen of the 10-year-old since her hit TLC show, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, was cancelled in October 2014 after reports revealed June Shannon was dating a convicted child molester.

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iStock/Thinkstock(ROSEBURG, Ore.) -- A male student killed multiple people at a shooting Thursday at a community college in Roseburg, Oregon, authorities said.

The shooter is now dead, police said. The shooter's identity has not been publicly released, though Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced that he was 20 years old.

Gov. Brown’s spokeswoman Kristen Grainger confirmed that the shooter was a student at the school.

Grainger also said that the number of fatalities and injuries totaled 20 people, but would not specify how many were dead and how many were injured. Neither the sheriff's office, governor's office or state police would specify the number of fatalities, though earlier on Thursday, State Police Lt. Bill Fugate told ABC News affiliate KATU-TV that at least seven people were killed.

"It is believed there is only one shooter who is no longer a threat," the Oregon state police said in a statement. "There is no current threat to the community."

Mercy Medical Center, a hospital located 5 miles from the school, reported that it has received nine patients and another three are en route.

"Please continue to pray," the hospital wrote in a post on its Facebook page.

Another local facility, Sacred Heart Medical Center, also tweeted that it was expecting at least three patients from the shooting.

The Douglas County Sheriff's office confirmed to ABC News that they responded to reports of a shooting at Umpqua Community College at 10:38 a.m. local time Thursday.

Sheriff John Hanlin said that the shooter was initially located in one of the school buildings and Hanlin confirmed that the shooter fired at officers.

"Police units from multiple jurisdictions have responded," the sheriff's department said in a post on its official Facebook page.

Students and faculty members are being bused to a local fairgrounds site, and relatives are being told to pick their loved ones up there. There will be counselors at the fairgrounds "for UCC students, staff and their families who need them," the sheriff's office tweeted.

Umpqua Community College Interim President Dr. Rita Cavin said that there is still one last bus of students and faculty that has not yet arrived at the fairgrounds.

"It is extremely sad right now to watch these families wait for the last bus," Cavin said at a news conference.

President Obama has been briefed on the situation, a White House official told ABC News.

Federal agents from the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are responding to the scene. Due to the location, many agents are travelling great distances to get to the scene. U.S. Customs and Border Protection has offered a chopper from Blaine, Washington, which will transport additional ATF agents and a K-9 to the scene.

Since the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, federal law enforcement agencies have taken a forward leaning approach to these types of incidents, pushing resources into the field as quickly as possible.

Umpqua Community College has about 3,300 full-time students and 16,000 part-time students. It is located about 70 miles south of Eugene.

The school has since announced that it will close its campus until Monday.

The situation at Umpqua Community College is the first school shooting with multiple fatalities since late October of last year. At that time, five people were killed and one injured at a shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Washington state.

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The White House(WASHINGTON) --  President Obama lamented the fact that he was making comments about yet another shooting – this time at a community college in Oregon – saying the process has become “routine” for him and new families who mourn the loss of loved ones.

“There’s been another mass shooting in America,” the president said in the White House briefing room.

“There are more American families – moms, dads, children – whose lives have been changed forever. That means there’s another community stunned with grief – and communities across the country forced to relive their own anguish and parents across the country who are scared because they know it might have been their family or their children.”

“I hope and pray that I don’t have to come out again in my tenure as president to offer my condolences to families under these circumstances. But based on my experience as president, I can’t guarantee that,” the president said in the White House briefing room.

The president said that just as his remarks on shootings have become routine, so too have the reactions from politicians and opponents of stricter gun regulations.

“Somebody somewhere will comment and say, ‘Obama politicized this issue.’ Well, this is something we should politicize. It is relevant to our common life together, to the body politic,” he said.

Rather than shying away from the political dimension to mass shootings, the president leaned in to it, saying that Thursday’s events were direct products of political decisions – those made by lawmakers and by those who elect them.

“We collectively are answerable to those families, who lose their loved ones because of our inaction,” he said.

In a veiled reference to groups like the National Rifle Association which has opposed most of the president’s efforts to tighten gun purchasing laws, he urged firearms owners to reconsider their affiliation with the group.

“I would particularly ask America’s gun owners, who are using those guns properly, safely, to hunt, for sport, or protecting their families, to think about whether your views are properly being represented by the organization that suggests it’s speaking for you,” he said.

The shooting, which left at least 20 people dead and injured, according to the governor's office, took place Thursday morning at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon.

The identity of the 20-year-old shooter has not been released.

The president has said the failure to pass more stringent gun safety laws is one of the greatest frustrations of his presidency thus far.

"If you ask me where has been the one area where I feel that I've been most frustrated and most stymied, it is the fact that the United States of America is the one advanced nation on Earth in which, we do not have sufficient common-sense gun safety laws, even in the face of repeated mass killings," he told the BBC in July.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers that dietary supplements meant to improve sexual performance may contain ingredients that are found in prescription erectile dysfunction pills like Viagra, Cialis and Levitra.

The agency expressed concern on Thursday that high dosages or unintended combinations could make taking some such supplements dangerous for consumers. In total, the FDA says, nearly 300 suppements found online, in gas stations or in vending machines could contain some of these ingredients.

The supplements take a number of forms, including pills, coffees and chewing gums and are labeled "all natural" or "herbal." By not disclosing the hidden ingredients, the FDA says, even cautious consumers would be left unaware that they may be taking excessively high doses.

"We're finding an alarming number of these products sold online and in retail stores," the FDA's National Health Fraud Coordinator Gary Coody said in a statement. "Consumers have no way of knowing which drugs or ingredients are actually in the product just by reading the ingredients on the label."

The FDA reccomends being wary of products promising quick results, being advertised as alternatives to FDA-approved drugs, have labels written in a foreign language, or are sold in single servings.

"Some of these products," Coody added, "have as many as six different ingredients contained in FDA-approved prescription drugs and analog of those ingredients." He expressed concern that the agency can't tell what danger the drugs pose, "because these combinations have never been studied before they're sold to unsuspecting consumers."

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GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Michael Horn, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, will testify before a House subcommittee next week as part of the congressional investigation into the Volkswagen emissions scandal.

Scheduled to appear before the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations at 10 a.m. on Oct. 8, Horn will provide information on the "facts and circumstances surrounding Volkswagen's reported Clean Air Act violations." Subcommittee Chair Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., said he hopes to get answers including why the "defeat-devices" were used to fool emissions testers, how the decision to install them was made and how their use went undetected for so long.

"The very notion of a carmaker intentionally violating our environmental laws is beyond belief," House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich., said. "Reports of Volkswagen selling cars with devices aimed at skirting the law cannot, and will not be tolerated."

Also scheduled to testify at the Thursday hearing is at least one representative from the Environmental Protection Agency.

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NASIR WAQIF/AFP/Getty Images(KUNDUZ, Afghanistan) — The Afghan government claims that its military forces have retaken the northern city of Kunduz that was seized by hundreds of Taliban fighters on Monday. A large Afghan force, supported by American airstrikes, retook the city in a bloody fight that the Afghan military says killed 150 Taliban fighters and injured 90. It is expected that Taliban fighters outside the city could soon launch a new offensive against Afghan military forces.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced Thursday that Afghan military forces had retaken Kunduz following a six-hour assault on hundreds of Taliban fighters.

“We thank God we had no fatalities," Ghani claimed as he praised Afghan security forces who “were able to foil one of the most significant operations to have taken place in Afghanistan in fourteen years.”

American officials had acknowledged that the Taliban’s takeover of Kunduz was a setback for Afghan security forces that have received U.S. and NATO training for more than a decade.

A U.S. official told ABC News that while Kunduz is back in the hands of the Afghan military, the city will likely remain contested as the Taliban has massed forces outside the city in an attempt to retake it.

Appearing alongside Ghani, Afghan Interior Minister Noor-ul-Haq Ulumi praised the performance of Afghan security forces.

"We never took our eyes off the ball," he said. "We had to protect citizens and so the security forces retreated."

The Afghan counteroffensive was supported by American and coalition special forces.

A U.S. military spokesman in Kabul confirmed that American military aircraft conducted as many as five airstrikes “to eliminate threats to coalition and Afghan forces.”

The U.S. still has 9,800 troops in Afghanistan, serving as part of a training mission that will conclude by the end of next year. After that planned draw down the only U.S. military presence in Afghanistan would involve several hundred personnel at the U.S. embassy in Kabul.

The Taliban takeover of Kunduz has raised concerns that the Afghan security forces may not be ready to fend off expected Taliban offensives once American troops leave at the end of next year.

U.S. officials confirm that General John Campbell, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, has prepared troop level options that could keep a U.S. military force in Afghanistan beyond 2016.

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Joe Raedle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Hurricane Joaquin could mean trouble for Eagles and Redskins fans this weekend.

NFL officials and representatives from the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles are discussing whether Sunday’s game in the D.C. area between the two teams will have to be moved due to the hurricane threatening the East Coast, according to The Washington Post.

“We are monitoring the forecast and having dialogue with both teams,” the NFL’s senior vice president of communications, Greg Aiello, told the Post.

Aiello and spokesmen for the Eagles and Redskins haven’t specified what kind of scheduling changes might be made.

The game is currently scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. at FedEx Field.

The latest update from the National Hurricane Center notes that Joaquin — now in the Bahamas — has increased by 4 mph since Thursday morning, reaching sustained winds of 124 mph but with gusts of up to 155 mph.

While the potential impact on the Bahamas is clear, with weather experts predicting huge waves of up to 30 feet and a storm surge that could go up to 8 feet, the fate of the U.S. East Coast is less certain.

At this point, the path of the storm shows a slight move to the east, further out to sea than possible paths reported overnight and Wednesday. That means there is still a chance it will pass to the East Coast of the United States.

Coaches and players from both teams are also keeping a close watch on Joaquin's path.

Eagles Coach Chip Kelly told the Post he’ll “wait until Sunday” to see what the storm will do, but noted “it’s something that we’ve been monitoring.”

Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins highlighted the challenges of playing in potential severe weather.

“I have done it in the past,” he told the Post. “Rain affects it, wind affects it, how much we get of each of those. When they start to combine and be a lot of both, it can be really difficult. Temperature also starts to change things. I’ve always been able to throw a wet ball pretty consistently. I don’t feel like it takes me off my game too much.”

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