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After a long and rancorous campaign, a seemingly divided America will choose its next president on Tuesday. How are minorities and immigrants in North Carolina viewing this election? And, what might marijuana legalization ballot measures mean south of the US border? Also, how the voting process in Brazil differs from that in the US — for starters, voting is compulsory for Brazilians.
Pretty much everyone's got a stake in the US election, including the Middle East and China. In Iraq, we hear about families who managed to flee Mosul ahead of the battle to retake the city from ISIS. Plus, the final story in our series on women in Colombia. The World's Jasmine Garsd tells us about a woman who was raped by a guerilla fighter when she was 11, who for years wanted nothing but revenge. Despite her pain, she recently voted in favor of a peace agreement with the guerrillas. We'll hear why she thinks it's time for Colombia to move on.
We'll take a look at the Dakota Access pipeline protests, including allegations of human rights abuses committed by North Dakota authorities against Native American protesters. Have the protests galvanized more Native Americans to register to vote? Also, US intelligence officials are warning that Russian attempts to hack the US election could peak on Tuesday — Election Day itself. Specifically, there's concern that hackers could flood the internet with fabricated information about vote rigging. And, the curse is forgotten: The Cubbies are World Series champs. The last time that happened — in 1908 — the world was a completely different and yet eerily similar place.
Refugees, frustrated trying to make a life in Europe, are now paying smugglers to get them back to Syria. Plus, residents of the small Baltic country of Estonia are quietly preparing for a possible guerrilla war against Russia. And, how a Tchaikovsky piano concerto got its debut in Boston.
To start today, we'll take a look at the Iraqi Army as it inches toward Mosul. Plus, we explore why residents of US territories can participate in the primaries, but can't vote in presidential elections. And, let us introduce you to the NEW Superman — a kid from Shanghai.
Monday on The World: While the US is consumed by Trump vs. Clinton, the Dutch are watching a court case surrounding a right-wing party leader. Also, the United Arab Emirates may be rich in sunlight, but its citizens are deficient when it comes to vitamin D. Plus, the spookiest town in Spain.