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VOTE 2016
--The final presidential debate is Wednesday night at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Donald Trump campaigned the day before; Hillary Clinton was debate-prepping, or as Trump calls it, "resting."
-- "I'd advise Mr Trump to stop whining and go try to make his case to get votes." That's President Obama reaction to what he calls "unprecedented" statements by Trump...that the election is rigged. Trump blames the Democratic party and the media.
--ABC News has contacted election officials in all 50 states to ask if the election could be rigged in their state; we’ve heard back from 25 states. All say no. Indiana's Secretary of State says she's seen an unexplained jump in the number of changes to voter registration forms; Connie Lawson says they could be legitimate, but she expressed concern of possible voter fraud.

CLINTON EMAILS
Ecuador acknowledges it "temporarily restricted" Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's internet access. WikiLeaks claims Secretary of State John Kerry asked Ecuador to stop Assange from releasing more documents related to Hillary Clinton. A State department spokesman said any suggestion that Kerry or the State Department were involved in shutting down Wikileaks is false.

SAMSUNG
Angry owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 are making a federal case out of it. A class action lawsuit filed in New Jersey alleges that because it took a while for Samsung to roll out a recall, owners were charged monthly fees for an unusable phone.

PA UNIVERSITIES
More than 100,000 students at 14 state universities are bracing for the possibility of a faculty strike at 5am ET Wednesday morning.  The faculty union and the chancellor for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education are trying to hash out an 11th hour agreement, but it's not looking promising.

SF HIGH SCHOOL SHOOTING
Police are investigating a shooting in San Francisco's Excelsior District near June Jordan School for Equity that left four students injured...on a 15-year-old was left in critical condition. Police say one student may have been targeted; they are looking for four suspects.

IRAQ
The battle for Mosul continues. Iraqi troops are pushing forward in the offensive to re-take Mosul from ISIS, the battle now in its third day. Officials say it is going faster than planned, but advancing troops are facing IEDs, mortars and booby-trapped villages.

GREAT PUMPKIN
A special anniversary for a beloved holiday TV tradition: the 50th anniversary of The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.