10 Things to Know for Tuesday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:
1. WHY MOSUL IS MORE THAN A KEY MILITARY BATTLE
Recapturing the main Islamic State stronghold in northern Iraq could prove a decisive test of the Obama administration's theory that the extremists can be defeated without U.S. ground troops.
2. MELANIA BREAKS HER SILENCE
Melania Trump dismisses her husband's sexually aggressive language as "boy talk."
3. WHY CLINTON'S CAMPAIGN IS EXPANDING INTO RED STATES
Hillary Clinton advances into states that Democrats haven't won in decades, aiming to help her party win back control of Congress.
4. WHERE A US JUDGE CALLED A STATE'S VOTING LAW 'ILLOGICAL'
A federal judge orders Florida to give thousands of voters a chance to make sure their vote-by-mail ballots are counted.
5. WHO APOLOGIZED FOR ABUSE OF MINORITIES
The president of a group representing tens of thousands of law enforcement officers calls the mistreatment of people of color a "dark side of our shared history."
6. GOP OFFICE REOPENS AFTER FIREBOMBING IN NC
Investigators are trying to determine who torched a local Republican Party office by throwing a flammable device through the window.
7. WIKILEAKS SAYS ASSANGE'S INTERNET LINK 'SEVERED'
The group says founder Julian Assange, who is holed up at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, has had his web access cut by an unidentified state actor.
8. ROCKET LAUNCHES FOR SPACE STATION SHIPMENT
It's the first flight of an Antares rocket since one of them exploded on the launch pad two years ago.
9. NBC FIRES 'TODAY' HOST BILLY BUSH
The split with Bush comes 10 days after a tape surfaced from 2005 showing him and Donald Trump in a vulgar conversation about women.
10. WHICH COLLEGE CONFERENCE WON'T EXPAND
After three months of vetting possible new members, The Big 12 Conference decides against expansion.