Hillary Clinton has a 90 percent chance of victory, unchanged from last week, according to Reuters/Ipsos' States Of The Nation poll. Aggregator nonpareil FiveThirtyEight gives Clinton a 72 percent chance of winning, her highest since Oct. 31.
A quick run-through of the battleground states (Reuters/Ipsos): Florida: Clinton +1 Iowa: even New Hampshire: Clinton +2 Pennsylvania: Clinton +3 Michigan: Clinton +1 Nevada: Clinton +3 North Carolina: Trump +1 Ohio: Clinton +1
The Senate is a tossup, according to FiveThirtyEight.: New Hampshire Democrat Maggie Hassan picked up a little ground on Republican incumbent Kelly Ayotte since yesterday, but ultimately it's a coin toss. This could be the race that determines which party controls the Senate. Nevada Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto slightly extended her lead for the state's open seat over Joe Heck, but it's also close. The seat was vacated by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, who is retiring. In Missouri, the Republican incumbent has a 0.7-point lead over Democratic challenger Jason Kander. Pennsylvania Democrat Katie McGinty has a 1.2-point lead over Republican incumbent Pat Toomey. Democratic challengers Russ Feingold and Tammy Duckworth are ahead in Wisconsin and Illinois. Republican incumbents Richard Burr and Todd Young lead in North Carolina and Indiana.
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"The devil himself would be astounded by Daesh's methods of torture. It is beyond the imagination." -- Riyad Ahmed, a former English teacher from the outskirts of Mosul. Daesh is an Arabic acronym for Islamic State. As a coalition of forces advance, stories of Islamic State's brutality and growing desperation are being reinforced by first-hand accounts of residents. Islamic State fighters have abducted nearly 300 former Iraqi Security Forces members near Mosul and forced 1,500 families to retreat with them from the town of Hammam al Alil toward Mosul airport, a U.N. spokeswoman said. Rurik Jutting, a former Bank of America employee, was jailed for life for the grisly murders of two Indonesian women he tortured in his Hong Kong apartment in what the judge said was one of the most horrifying cases the Chinese-ruled territory has known.
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