President Donald Trump waves as he leaves the White House in Washington, Oct. 24, 2018, to attend a campaign rally in Mosinee, Wisconsin.
President Donald Trump waves as he leaves the White House in Washington, Oct. 24, 2018, to attend a campaign rally in Mosinee, Wisconsin.

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Border-bound and (maybe) blocked

The travelers walking north from Honduras are still on the move through Mexico, headed for the U.S., where President Donald Trump wants members of the military on the border to block them. But U.S. and international law allows for asylum-seekers — which many of the migrants say they are — to actually reach the border and claim asylum. With an administration that showed it's willing to act first and face questions about legality later (as it did with the travel bans), this could turn into a showdown, either on the border or in court. It's heated enough that the U.N. is on the ground in Mexico, helping process paperwork for caravan members.

Wrist wraps for refugees 

A U.S. college student saw potential in the life vests migrants discarded on Greek beaches. Now he sells bracelets made from the jackets — and donates half the proceeds to a refugee charity. 

'Yeah, we happen to be Indian'

In a diverse Illinois district, on the ballot is a rare — though increasingly less so — find: two Indian-Americans, facing off for a seat in Congress. 

'Wild West' in a swing state

You just never know which way Nevada might swing when election time approaches. And the candidates are fighting scrappily to eke out a lead.