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GUIDE: Tips for participating in and listening to round two of the presidential debates

If you're interested in interactive ways to participate in the debate, this guide is made with you in mind. Here are some outlets that are hosting live chats, conversations and commentary.

FACT CHECK: Be your own fact-checker Tuesday night

To assist in armchair fact-checking for tonight's debate at 8 p.m. CST, here's a guide to 10 of the leading misleading statements of the campaign.

INTERACTIVE CAMPAIGN FINANCE: October Quarterly Reports for Missouri races

Compare how much money candidates have raised and spent with the interactive graphic below. Contributions include money from committees, businesses and individuals, as well as in-kind donations.

Columbia College volleyball sweeps Hannibal-LaGrange

The Cougars won 25-15, 25-14, 25-18 to improve to 25-1 and 11-0 in the American Midwest Conference.

Giants manager rejects retaliation talk entering NLCS Game 3 against the Cardinals

Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro has a strained left hip after Cardinals slugger Matt Holliday plowed into him sliding to break up a double play Monday night. Scutaro is expected to play Wednesday in Game 3.

From Obama and Romney, a sharper clash at second debate

The second of three presidential debates showed more aggressive candidates Tuesday night. President Barack Obama responded with feistier jabs than his previous debate performance in Denver two weeks ago, while Republican candidate Mitt Romney pushed back during the debate with discussions of lacking job growth and economic downturn.

VIDEO: Romney, Obama meet in second presidential debate

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama took questions from voters in the second of three presidential debates Tuesday night at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.

U.S. 50 being expanded to 4 lanes in central Missouri

State highway officials broke ground Monday for the widening of nearly seven miles of U.S. 50 in Osage County, from the U.S. 63 junction to west of Linn.

Missouri adds 2,500 jobs in September

The state's unemployment rate declined to 6.9 percent, the lowest mark since late 2008.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Missouri must limit malpractice awards

Two statesand two wildly different conclusions about what is permissible when someone accuses another of medical malpractice.

Sen. Paul running pro-Akin ad in Mo. Senate race

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul's political action committee plans to begin running an ad Wednesday criticizing Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill's vote against a Paul amendment  last month that would have blocked foreign aid to Egypt, Libya and Pakistan.

5 Missouri charter schools deemed financially stressed

Four of the schools are in St. Louis — Carondelet Leadership Academy, Grand Center Arts Academy, South City Preparatory Academy and Jamaa Learning Center. The fifth is Pathway Academy in Kansas City.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Jim Murphy gave public service a good name

Former Republican state Rep. Jim Murphy believed in public service, and he gave it a good name.

Appeals court says St. Louis suburb can restrict funeral protests

A federal appeals court has ruled that Manchester, a suburb of St. Louis, can enforce a funeral protest ordinance aimed at preventing picketing by Westboro Baptist Church, an anti-gay Kansas-based church.

GUEST COMMENTARY: The contraception conversation

As someone who strives to be an involved community member and active citizen, it troubles me that our state assembly would waste so much of its time on an issue that will have little effect on the health insurance most Missouri businesses provide women employees.

Some tornado-damaged Joplin churches to reopen

Some of the nearly 25 churches in Joplin damaged or destroyed by the May 2011 tornado are close to reopening

St. Louis public school district sheds 'unaccredited' label

The Missouri Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to reclassify the district as provisionally accredited.

Isle of Capri to open casino in Cape Girardeau

The casino — set to open Oct. 30 — includes five restaurants, a 750-seat multipurpose room, 1,000 slot machines and 28 table games.

Former Cape Girardeau car dealership president pleads guilty

Federal prosecutors say 65-year-old Richard Galemore of Cape Girardeau admitted Monday that he sold more than 40 vehicles without paying a bank for the original loan.

CAMPAIGN FINANCE: 19th District October Quarterly Reports

Use the graphic to compare the campaign finance reports for the Missouri Senate's 19th District seat candidates.

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