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Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 8:45 am

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. IRAQI FORCES PAUSE MOSUL ADVANCE

The front lines to the east of the IS-held city were largely quiet, with gains being consolidated, a day after Iraqi Kurdish forces advanced amid a barrage of U.S.-led airstrikes and heavy artillery.

2. RUSSIA, SYRIA HALT ALEPPO STRIKES

A Russian official says a temporary truce later in the week would enable militants to leave the besieged northern Syria city and open humanitarian corridors.

3. CLIMATE CHANGE COULD WREAK HAVOC ON 'SPACE FENCE'

Scientists tell AP rising seas from global warming could threaten a nearly $1 billion radar installation that the U.S. Air Force is building in the Pacific to track dangerous space junk.

4. MICHELLE OBAMA EMERGES AS CLINTON'S GO-TO SURROGATE

In a divisive political year, the first lady is wowing voters with her powerful rhetoric — and emotional center.

5. WHO OBAMA IS RESERVING FINAL STATE DINNER FOR

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi will be attending a glitzy affair that features celebrity chef Mario Batali in the kitchen and a performance by Gwen Stefani.

6. US POLICING LEADER LAMENTS HISTORICAL RACIAL ABUSE

Leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement say words need to be backed by actions, while the head of an officers' union in Minnesota says there was no need to apologize.

7. THIS CO-PILOT UNAFFECTED BY THE HUMAN CONDITION

Government and industry officials are collaborating on an effort to replace the second human pilot in two-person flight crews with robots.

8. UPCOMING COLA RAISES NEGLIGIBLE

For the fifth straight year, millions of Social Security recipients and federal retirees will get only tiny increases in benefits next year.

9. BILLY BUSH GETS WALKING PAPERS

NBC News fires the "Today" show host, who was caught on a 2005 tape in a vulgar conversation about women with Trump before an "Access Hollywood" appearance.

10. INDIANS ONE WIN FROM FIRST PENNANT SINCE 1997

Jason Kipnis and Mike Napoli homer, and Cleveland's bullpen pulls off its most impressive feat yet in these AL playoffs, holding off Toronto 4-2.

 

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