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Fighting continued as Iraq’s special forces began their assault on Mosul’s eastern outskirts today, part of operations to drive the Islamic State group from the country’s second largest city. Inside the village, white flags still hung from some buildings, put up a day earlier by residents eager to show they wouldn’t resist Iraqi forces. Some residents stood outside their homes, and children raised their hands with V-for-victory signs.
Folks in some parts of the country are bracing for huge rate hikes as open enrollment starts today in the Affordable Care Act. Others are preparing to change insurers and likely doctors. The 2017 changes — come as enrollment needs a big boost, especially of younger, healthier people to help offset insurers’ costs of covering the people who are sick and have signed up so far. There has been quite a bit of criticism over the rising cost of Obamacare.
It’s been 108 years since the Chicago Cubs were able to call themselves World Series champions. If the ‘loveable losers’ wish to end their epic championship drought, they’ll have to win the next two games in Cleveland, starting with Game 6 Tuesday (7 p.m. CT / 5 p.m. PT)
A trick or Treater was hit by a car in Tacoma. A bystander held the driver at gunpoint until the police arrived. The child, who is 7 years old, was taken to Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital.