The 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature goes to Bob Dylan for what the Nobel Committee describes as "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."
- A new Pew Research Center survey finds 57 percent of Americans favor marijuana legalization, nearly twice as many as a decade ago.
- Boko Haram has "released 21 of more than 200 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists in 2014," Reuters reports based on a Thursday statement from the Nigerian government.
- Florida millennials want no part of this election: "More than Trump or Johnson, indifference may be the biggest challenge Clinton faces to win millennials' support."
- The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights said Delaware's Wesley College violated Title IX by denying due process to students accused of sexual misconduct.
- A bevy of women, including People magazine reporter Natasha Stoynoff, have come forward this week accusing Donald Trump of non-consensual kissing, touching, and groping them. Trump's campaign is demanding an apology and a retraction from The New York Times for its story about two of the women, including now 74-year-old Jessica Leeds, who described Trump's advances as "like an octopus. His hands were everywhere."
Trump campaign just released this letter from his lawyers demanding a full retraction/apology from the New York Times. pic.twitter.com/QobvFbCllb
— McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins) October 13, 2016
- Guess which presidential nominee said it? "I happen to be a clean hands freak. I feel much better after I thoroughly wash my hands, which I do as much as possible."