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News On The Move: Muted mics in last presidential debate, PA mail-in ballots, Jeff Bridges diagnosed with lymphoma

Yahoo Finance’s Adam Shapiro and Julie Hyman highlight Tuesday’s trending headlines.

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JULIE HYMAN: It's time for News On The Move now. The final presidential debate is happening Thursday night, and a new rule is aimed at limiting chaotic interruption that characterized the first match-up between President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden. The men will have their microphones muted during their two-minute introductory statement in each of the six segments of the debate. Trump's reaction to the change? "I'll participate, he said. "I just think it's very unfair."

ADAM SHAPIRO: A 4-4 US Supreme Court decision allows Pennsylvania to count ballots through Friday after the November 3 presidential election, as long as those ballots are postmarked by November 3. The Pennsylvania Republican Party lost its case to suppress the ballot count in a lower court ruling, and appealed to the US Supreme Court. Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court's liberal justices, resulting in that 4-4 decision, which now allowed the lower court's ruling to stand.

JULIE HYMAN: Actor Jeff Bridges said he is being treated for lymphoma. In a statement on Twitter, the 70-year-old referenced his iconic role as The Dude in The Big Lebowski, and he said his prognosis is good. Bridges has been nominated for seven Academy Awards. He won an Oscar in 2010 for the movie Crazy Heart.