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There may be a new ethnicity box on the 2020 Census form. It's for people of Middle Eastern and North African descent. But not everyone's so sure that new census box is a good idea. Plus, some folks are really fed up with Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio. And we meet one of Pakistan's few female lawmakers.
Today, we take a look at a surprise attack on a police academy in Pakistan. Both an ISIS affiliate and a Taliban splinter group have claimed responsibility. Plus, we continue our "Balance of Power" series that looks at how US foreign policy affects women around the globe. We meet a young woman in Pakistan who was forced into marriage at the age of 17, but remains determined to pursue her own career and to keep her daughter from marrying in her teens. Also, why singer-songwriter Randy Newman penned a song about Vladimir Putin.
French officials moved in today to clear a refugee camp in Calais known as "The Jungle." In Pakistan, there's a push to get more women on the police force, and in Haiti, a woman named Madame Ertha is making a huge difference helping her less fortunate neighbors after Hurricane Matthew.
Residents of the Iraqi city of Mosul continue to flee for safety. We hear from some of them. And as ISIS loses ground in Iraq and in Syria, we hear how its appeal to potential recruits is taking a major hit. Plus, we meet one of the few Pakistani women in professional sports. She's captain of the national women's cricket team.
The final presidential debate is over. We'll hear reaction to Republican candidate Donald Trump refusing to say whether he will accept the outcome of the election. Plus, there's been some lively reaction on social media to Trump's "bad hombres" comment during last night's debate. Also, Boise, Idaho, is taking in a lot of Syrian refugees — 122 so far this year. We'll check in on how it's going.
Russia tests long-range missiles and moves nuclear-capable missiles closer to the West. We learn why. Also, on day three of the Mosul offensive, we learn what a post-ISIS future might look like. Plus, we make some multicultural stops on the US campaign trail — with Hindus for Donald Trump and Danes for Hillary Clinton.