Well, it's almost Election Day, so of course, we've got our eyes on voters this morning. Most interesting to me is a story from my colleague Justine McDaniel about young people, some not even old enough to vote themselves, who are joining politics for the first time. It says a lot about our political climate. And, as we mentioned briefly yesterday, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Boston Globe have teamed up for a special report on the failures of American bishops throughout the Catholic Church's sex abuse crisis. Reporters from both newsrooms visited nine states, conducted scores of interviews, and reviewed thousands of pages of records to produce this report. It's a must-read.

— Aubrey Nagle (@aubsn, morningnewsletter@philly.com)

In 2002, America's Catholic bishops gathered for a historic conference and vowed to remove abusive priests from the church.

But they specifically excluded themselves from these landmark child-protection measures  and they failed to police themselves.

According to an examination by the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Boston Globe, 130 U.S. bishops have been accused during their careers of failing to adequately respond to sexual misconduct in their dioceses. And there have been few consequences.

Age is nothing but a number to new political activists. A wave of young people are mobilizing ahead of tomorrow's midterm elections, and some aren't even old enough to vote.

Many are energized by the issue of gun violence following the deadly shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla. in February.

But they aren't the only demographic anxiously awaiting tomorrow's poll results. Across the country, voters are angry and divided.

A mysterious disease is affecting dozens of children in the U.S. this fall, causing them to suffer from sudden muscle weakness or paralysis.

Researchers tracking the disease are fairly certain enterovirus D68 is to blame. Its symptoms are similar to what happens with polio and it has traveled through the population on a multi-year cycle, spiking every two years.

But questions about the virus still remain. Why do some patients with symptoms test negative for the virus? And why does it affect some kids and not others?

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