Editor's note: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will meet for their third and final presidential debate at 9 p.m. ET, and Fox News’ Chris Wallace will moderate the match at the University of Las Vegas in Nevada. The stakes are high tonight, with just 20 days left until voters head to the polls. The candidates are both set to be on the offensive, a little more than a week after sparring in what the New Yorker’s John Cassidy dubbed “the nastiest presidential debate of all time.” Trump reportedly has invited President Obama’s half-brother, Malik Obama, to tonight’s debate, along with Patricia Smith, the mother of a Benghazi victim who has accused Clinton of “murdering” her son. Clinton has invited Meg Whitman, Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO and former Republican California gubernatorial candidate, and Mark Cuban, the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks. Topics that have been set include debt and entitlements, immigration, the economy, the Supreme Court, foreign hot spots and each candidate’s “fitness to be president.” We’ll have live video of the debate and will bring you updates here on our feed. - Rebecca
Editor's note: Donald Trump is planning to hold a Facebook Live broadcast at 8:30 p.m., just before he's scheduled to join Hillary Clinton in Las Vegas at the third presidential debate. We'll watch for updates. - Rebecca
Las Vegas (/lɑːsˈveɪɡəs/, also locally /lɑːsˈvɛɡᵻs/; Spanish: [laz ˈβeɣas], Spanish for "The Meadows"), officially the City of Las Vegas and often known as simply Vegas, is a city in the United States, the most populous city in the state of Nevada, the county seat of Clark County, and the city proper of the Las Vegas Valley. Las Vegas is an internationally renowned major resort city known primarily for gambling, shopping, fine dining, and nightlife and is the leading financial, commercial, and cultural center for Southern Nevada.
The city bills itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World, and is famous for its mega casino–hotels and associated entertainment. A growing retirement and family city, Las Vegas is the 29th-most populous city in the United States, with a population of 603,488 at the 2013 United States Census Estimates. The 2013 population of the Las Vegas metropolitan area was 2,027,828. The city is one of the top three leading destinations in the United States for conventions, business, and meetings. In addition, the city's metropolitan area has more AAA Five Diamond hotels than any other city in the world, and is a global leader in the hospitality industry. Today, Las Vegas is one of the top tourist destinations in the world.
Established in 1905, Las Vegas was incorporated as a city in 1911. At the close of the 20th century, Las Vegas was the most populous American city founded in that century (a similar distinction earned by Chicago in the 19th century). The city's tolerance for numerous forms of adult entertainment earned it the title of Sin City, and has made Las Vegas a popular setting for films, television programs, and music videos.
"Las Vegas" is generally used to describe not just the city itself, but areas beyond the city limits—especially the resort areas on and near the Las Vegas Strip—and the Las Vegas Valley. The 4.2 mi (6.8 km) stretch of South Las Vegas Boulevard known as the Las Vegas Strip is in the unincorporated communities of Paradise, Winchester, and Enterprise.