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.
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.
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.
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.
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.