Reading While Eating for Oct. 10: Freedom

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Free Jack Welch! The former General Electric CEO has quit his contributor post at Fortune (TIME’s sister publication) and taken up with Dow Jones, after everybody made fun of him over his jobs numbers conspiracy theory. (Wall Street Journal)

Free (the Rest of) Pussy Riot! A Moscow appeals court has released Yekaterina Samutsevich, one of the three incarcerated members of the feminist punk collective. Two more must serve out their sentences. (The Guardian)

Unskewed: Funny how now that Romney is gaining momentum, anti-polling folks aren’t complaining as much. (BuzzFeed)

Meet the Bravest 14-Year-Old Girl in Afghanistan: Malala Yousufzai spoke out against Taliban attacks on girls’ schools, only to be shot in the head Tuesday on her way home from school. TIME’s Krista Mahr has more. (TIME.com)

Ladies and Gentlemen, Your 2012 National Book Awards Finalists. Find out who made the cut. (Publisher’s Weekly)

Buying the FarmVille: Is gaming giant Zynga this generation’s Pets.com? (Slate)

After the Bali Bombings: Ten years ago, on Oct. 11, 2002, a massive terror attack killed more than 200 people on the Indonesian resort island. Here’s a firsthand account from the aftermath. (The Global Mail)

Don’t Call That Number: The surprisingly lengthy history of politicians who have accidentally given out sex phone numbers. (Daily Intel)

The Sex Scandal of Marie Curie: Really. (Mental Floss)

The Second Coming of Zuckerberg: Two charts that show why the $1 billion purchase of Instagram was a brilliant move. (Business Insider)

Personal Foul: Next time you’re dealing with people who have clearly never used a sidewalk before, hand out one of these Pedestrian Penalty Cards. You’re welcome. (Flavorwire)

What I Learned from a Guy Who Went to My High School: Luckily for Deadspin’s Sam Page, that guy was R.A. Dickey. Read the awesome story about an awesome knuckleballer who’s making the most of his second chance. (Deadspin)

Cuddly as a Skyscraper: 10 buildings shaped like cute animals. (Flavorwire)

Scary/Brilliant CPR Ad of the Day: Yes, heart attacks are frightening. But heart attacks during the zombie apocalypse? Now we’re paying attention. (The Daily Wh.at)

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