As we go on the air, Hurricane Matthew hasn't yet caused the death and damage that's been predicted, but President Obama has reminded millions of people they're still in danger. Meantime the disruption already caused by Matthew is having political consequences in a crucial swing state. Republican Governor Rick Scott — who's also chair of a super PAC backing Donald Trump — has refused to extend next Tuesday's deadline for voter registration. Matt Dixon, in Panama City for Politico, has more on who asked for the extension and why.
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The US is one of the only countries on Earth without some nationwide form of paid leave for the parents of newly born children. Donald Trump would go where Republicans have refused to tread, by offering paid leave for mothers. Hillary Clinton would pay fathers, too. They're also offering childcare -- in plans detailed enough on both sides to provide a rare chance for meaningful comparisons. Does Trump favor the middle and upper class? Would Clinton's plan be too expensive? We'll hear some contrasting answers to those and other questions.
President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 -- when he was barely in office. It was seen more as encouragement to the new leader than a reward for his accomplishments. In Oslo today, the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced this year's award to the President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos "for his resolute efforts to bring the country's more than 50 year long civil war to an end, a war that has cost the lives of at least 220,000 Colombians and displaced close to six million people."
But here's the irony. Just last Sunday, Santos' historic peace deal with FARC rebels was rejected by Colombia's voters. Nick Miroff, Latin American correspondent for the Washington Post, reports on the ironic circumstances surrounding this year's Nobel Prize for Peace.
President Juan Manuel Santos reacts after learning that he was
awarded the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize.
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