Wyclef Jean, Slim Jim, and Cycling

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Top Stories: Opinions on the vice presidential debate might come down to how viewers feel about the way the candidates behaved.

World: Currently on a promotional tour to promote his book, Wyclef Jean is not mentioning two things about his charity Yéle: "a continuing New York attorney general’s investigation has already found financial improprieties at Yéle, and the charity effectively went out of business last month, leaving a trail of debts, unfinished projects and broken promises."

U.S.: New Orleans is "cracking down" on tours highlighting damage from Hurricane Katrina "saying buses damage newly paved streets and cross the line into disaster voyeurism."

New York: Bronx residents are undertaking their own forms of animal control as the borough as no shelters.

Media & Advertising: Slim Jim is targeting their key audience, young men, through video games.

Sports: For cycler Christian Vande Velde, the sport took an ugly turn as doping became pervasive.

Opinion: David Brooks says the vice presidential debate was a look at "was a look at two different eras in American family life" — The Honeymooners versus Family Ties.

Movies: Manohla Dargis takes on Argo, which she calls a "a smart, jittery thriller."

Theater: Ben Brantley reviews Douglas Hodge in Cyrano de Bergerac and describes him as a "gale force" that is "inhabiting, enlivening and almost exploding the title character of Edmond Rostand’s beloved chestnut of a play from 1897."

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