Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Oct. 17-23


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Ben Roethlisberger (7) being tripped up by Miami Dolphin Jordan Phillips (97) during the Steelers' week six matchup.

By Sofia Ketels, Intern

  1. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to face off in final presidential debate

On Wednesday, the final debate of this election season premieres. The debate will be moderated by Fox News correspondent Chris Wallace and will include topics such as the economy, naming a new Supreme Court justice, and the candidate’s qualifications.  To learn more about the debate, click here

     2.  FBI Files motion to dismiss lawsuit filed by Charleston church shooting victims  

Charleston church shooting victims are suing the FBI because of the cracks in their background check system that, while delaying Dylan Roof’s purchase of the gun he used in the massacre, did not stop the sale and allowed him to ultimately purchase it.  The FBI claims that it had no authority to stop the sale if no evidence was found that could make it against federal or state law.  To read about the lawsuit read this Buzzfeed story.

   3.  Roethlisberger’s injury puts Steelers season in question

With the discovery that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger needs surgery on his meniscus, the team is now facing the next few weeks without Roethlisberger, as their offense often centered around him. With a possible four-week recovery, Roethlisberger would be on the sideline for games against the Patriots, the Ravens, and the Cowboys. Click here for more information.

   4.  Ouija: Origin of Evil to open in Theatres on Friday

The horror-thriller film tells the story of a widowed mother and her daughters efforts to save themselves after a Ouija board brings an unwanted possessor into their home. Set in the 1960s, the film features Elizabeth Reaser, Lulu Wilson, and Annalise Basso. For tickets and information, click here.

   5.  Refusal to support Trump cost Michigan GOP vice-chair her job

Wendy Day was ousted late Monday by party chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel due to her controversial decision to neither support or endorse Donald Trump as the party’s nominee. This decision was announced to the committee in an email saying that Day was no longer fit to serve. For more information, click here.