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Morning Buzz: 5 things to know for October 19

Posted at 11:22 AM, Oct 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-19 11:20:58-04

1. Tensions remain at an all-time high as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump take center stage in their third and final presidential debate at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas tonight.

Trump, who faces multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against women, made headlines this week after claiming Clinton’s campaign, the media, and the political establishment was conspiring to rig the election against him.

Clinton has taken a more low-key approach heading into the prime-time debate, preparing in New York as her staff deals with a steady stream of embarrassing disclosures from WikiLeaks.

You can see the debate on Fox 17 at 9 p.m.

2. As President Obama counts his final days in office, he hosted his last state dinner at the white house last night.

The president and the first lady welcomed the Italian prime minister and his wife as their final guests.

The guest list also included celebrities, such as comic Jerry Seinfeld, singer Frank Ocean and auto racing legend Mario Andretti.

Celebrity chef Mario Batali was responsible for the actual dinner.

President Obama has hosted 13 state dinners over his eight year presidency.

3. So on Tuesday we talked about a survey that said women find men with full beards attractive, but what about hairy legs?

A new study shows more guys across the nation are starting to shave their legs.

According to Men's Health Magazine, 15 percent of men shave their legs completely and 30 percent of men do some light trimming, or “manscaping.”

The study's creator says shaving can help guys look buff by accentuating muscles.

Women's Health also surveyed woman on the topic, and found more than 50 percent of women actually liked a man who shaves his legs.

4. Want to get some exercise in before sitting down for your Thanksgiving meal this year?

Registration is now open for the 24th annual Turkey Trot 5K Run-Walk that takes place in downtown Grand Rapids.

Last year around 2,400 runners and walkers joined the race.

The event's proceeds go to support the more than 6,000 student athletes across Grand Rapids Public Schools.

5. It looks like a vegetarian diet might not necessarily be healthier than one that includes meat.

Researchers looked at national survey data from nearly 12,000 adults, comparing vegetarians to meat eaters.

They found vegetarians' overall heart risk wasn’t different.

The study says vegetarians have lower risks of obesity, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, but that may be partly because more vegetarians are younger women, a group that's already at a lower risk for heart disease.

Experts say studies following people over time are needed in order to better assess the benefits of vegetarian diets.