A look at the news you need to know today. Read more: http://nyti.ms/1Ma0rxc
  1. It’s Election Day
    A close contest for governor of Kentucky, where Republicans hope to win an office that Democrats have held for 40 of the last 44 years, is among today’s elections in the U.S. http://nyti.ms/1MF61gO
  2. The Republican race
    For the second time in a week, Ben Carson took the lead in a national poll, drawing 29% in an NBC/Wall Street Journal survey and eclipsing Donald Trump, who had 23% http://nyti.ms/1GJFQmL
  3. Where deaths are rising
    Small towns across the U.S. face rising suicide rates http://nyti.ms/1l6iOwn
  4. Transgender students’ rights
    Federal education authorities have found that an Illinois school district violated anti-discrimination laws when it did not allow a transgender student to change and shower in the girls’ locker room without restrictions http://nyti.ms/1P7QKFm
  5. Scripture as rule of law
    For generations, religious tribunals have been used in the U.S. to settle family disputes and spiritual debates. Today, religion is being used to sort out secular problems like claims of financial fraud and wrongful death http://nyti.ms/1MF6AXZ