Welcome to "First Shots," a daily roundup of early-bird news and a preview of what's to come.
• North Korea and South Korea exchanged gunfire at their border this morning. North Korea fired the first shot. (AP)
• An EU official says Iran is ready to discuss its disputed uranium-enrichment program after Nov. 10. (Reuters)
• The president today will tout his proposal to allow businesses to take immediate tax deductions for the full cost of new equipment. (Bloomberg Businessweek)
• Obama also campaigns for Rep. Tom Perriello of Virginia-- the president's only event this season that features just a single House member. (NPR)
• It's going to cost Verizon $25 million to refund the 15 million customers who were incorrectly charged for data from the wireless carrier. (PC World)
• Mysterious shootings at the Pentagon, Marine museum and a military recruiting station in the D.C. area have all been linked to the same weapon. No one was injured in the middle-of-the-night firings. (CNN)
• Fear of discrimination is on the rise for Latinos, a new survey reports. (Salt Lake Tribune)
• Traveling today? Airport pat downs just got a lot more personal. (MSNBC)
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