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Quickly catch up on the day's news: Friday, October 27

Posted October 27, 2017 7:30 a.m. EDT

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The convoy carrying US soldiers ambushed in Niger became separated during the attack, US officials and a Nigerien soldier who was at the scene told CNN.

A vote for independence

The Catalan Parliament voted to declare independence from Spain, as Madrid prepared to take unprecedented measures to quash the split.

Economy posts impressive growth

Despite hurricanes, the US economy grew at a 3% annual rate in the third quarter, the Commerce Department said.

The President and the informant

Trump pressed for an FBI informant's gag order to be lifted, sources say. In an interview with CNN, Kellyanne Conway defended Trump's interest in the probe of an Obama-era uranium deal.

Is a comet? An asteroid? NASA's not sure

A mystery object zipping around space may be our first visitor from another solar system.

'I'm just like you'

Actress Rose McGowan gave a rousing speech at The Women's Convention in Detroit, Michigan, in her first public appearance since accusing Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault.

'The numbers just don't add up'

The official death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico is 51 people. CNN visited every funeral home in one town to test the government's count.

JFK assassination revelations

A mob hit on Fidel Castro, sabotaged plane parts and a CIA intercept: Check out the highlights from the 2,800-plus documents released relating to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

A Big Apple swamp?

Significant floods could strike NYC every five years, a new climate study warns.

In other news...

Another new study says regular marijuana users have more sex.