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A fight to the campaign finish. The FBI Director under fire. Iraqi troops in Mosul. And the Chicago Cubs win at last. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

The Chicago Cubs celebrate after Game 7 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the Cleveland Indians Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, in Cleveland. The Cubs won 8-7 in 10 innings to win the series 4-3. (David J. Phillip/AP)
The Chicago Cubs celebrate after Game 7 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the Cleveland Indians Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, in Cleveland. The Cubs won 8-7 in 10 innings to win the series 4-3. (David J. Phillip/AP)

It’s a fight to the finish this week in the long presidential campaign. Just days to go, and the FBI stepped in. Hillary Clinton, with a wider path to the White House but a little less momentum now. Donald Trump, saying he’s got it, whatever the polls say. And many Americans saying they’re worried for the health of the democracy itself. In Washington, buzz over Paul Ryan’s future. In Mosul, Iraqi government forces are in the city. This hour On Point, our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines. -- Tom Ashbrook

Guests

Jay Newton Small, correspondent for TIME Magazine. Author of "Broad Influence." (@JNSmall)

Christina Bellantoni, assistant managing editor for politics at the Los Angeles Times, where she writes the daily Essential Politics newsletter. (@cbellantoni)

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst. (@JackBeattyNPR)

From Tom’s Reading List

TIME: Here’s What Happens If the Electoral College Ties -- " President Hillary Clinton? President Donald Trump? The choice might not be so simple. There is still a path—albeit an implausible and narrow one—for an alternative."

Los Angeles Times: The polls might seem wild right now, but this election is closing a lot like the last one did -- "In an ironic — yet, in hindsight, predictable — fashion, the 2016 campaign, after all the controversy and twists, is ending in a familiar way, almost identical to the last days of the race four years ago. The Democratic nominee is moving down the final stretch with a small lead while the Republican scrambles to find a way to flip blue states."

Chicago Tribune: Cubs' drought-ending World Series title has no peer in Chicago sports history -- "They tossed their hats and gloves into the air after the final out like joyous Little Leaguers and then threw themselves into each other's arms like brothers — and this will connect them forever. They sang along with 'Go, Cubs, Go' as thousands of fans who wouldn't miss World Series Game 7 for the world broke into song. They carried retiring catcher David Ross on their shoulders and wore wide-eyed expressions of disbelief to which every Cubs fan could relate."

This program aired on November 4, 2016.

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