4 Things To Know: Final Presidential Debate, Saving Dorothy’s Slippers & More

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — From the final presidential debate to the retaking of Mosul from ISIS, here are the four stories to know for Tuesday, Oct. 19.

Final Presidential Debate Tonight

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off tonight in Las Vegas in their third and final presidential debate. Both candidates will try to shift the focus away from their looming controversies: Trump’s multiple allegations of sexual assault and harassment and Clinton’s so-called quid-pro-quo deal with the FBI over her email scandal. With three weeks to the election, the latest CBS News Poll has Clinton leading Trump by nine points nationally.

Retaking Mosul

President Obama says the battle to regain control of the Iraqi city of Mosul from ISIS will be successful but difficult. Iraqi troops and Kurdish forces are now surrounding Iraq’s second largest city which fell to the terror group two years ago. They’re being helped by American airstrikes and U.S. Special Forces.

Unity Day

Schools across the Twin Cities are standing up to bullying as part of Unity Day. They’ll be hosting events and wearing orange to show their commitment to the cause. The 35W and Lowry bridges will also be lit up orange tonight. According to PACER’s national Bullying Prevention Center, one in four students in bullied in the U.S.

Saving Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers

The Smithsonian needs help preserving Dorothy’s ruby slippers that whisked her back to Kansas at the end of the Wizard of Oz. This week, the museum launched a kickstarter campaign to raise $300,000 to help save the slippers. So far, donors have pledged $114,000. The money will be used to keep the shoes from deteriorating and to build an advanced display case.


One Comment

  1. Peg says:

    Make that WEDNESDAY, October 19 ………………….. just sayin

  2. Rob says:

    Will more flies be landing on Hillary’s face?

    She is disgusting in so many ways.

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