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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton's campaign planes at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas ahead of the third and final presidential debate Wednesday night.

What Time The Last Presidential Debate Starts And More About The Showdown

9 p.m. ET (We know you were wondering).

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump debate Wednesday night for the last time before Election Day in Las Vegas.

Here's what else you need to know to get caught up ahead of the third and final debate:

The final presidential debate is Wednesday night on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) in Las Vegas.

Third Debate Guests Include Trump Tormentor, Benghazi Mom, Obama Half-Brother

Psy-ops in the guest box continues at the third and final presidential debate.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are both using guest tickets in a calculated effort to rattle their rivals, or at least send a signal to voters watching on TV.

The in-your-face guest list includes two billionaire critics of Trump, the mother of a Benghazi victim, and President Obama's Kenya-born half-brother.

A view of the Caribbean is among the things attracting new buyers to high-priced Havana real estate along the city's famous seaside strip, the Malecón.

Amid A Struggling Economy, Cuban Real Estate Is Booming

If the old real estate adage holds true — it's all about location, location, location — then about 100 miles off the tip of Florida, it's boom time. The real estate market in Havana, Cuba, is roaring.

The communist country is seeing its colonial-style mansions and Art Deco apartments selling in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Add a Caribbean sea view or a prized spot in a pre-revolution, exclusive neighborhood, and the price can top a million bucks. The prices are soaring, along with speculation in this budding and risky all-cash real estate market.

Don't Look Now! How Your Devices Hurt Your Productivity

I'll admit it. I even take my phone with me when I head to the restroom, to fire off a few texts. Or I'll scroll through my email when I leave the office for lunch. My eyes are often glued to my phone from the moment I wake up, but I often reach the end of my days wondering what I've accomplished.

Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is urging other Republicans not to use the WikiLeaks revelations given that U.S. intelligence officials say the emails are a product of a hack with foreign government influence.

Marco Rubio Warns GOP On WikiLeaks: 'Tomorrow, It Could Be Us'

Live by the leak, and you may die by the leak.

That's the message Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is sending to his fellow Republicans, as he swears off using campaign material that originates with WikiLeaks.

"Today it is the Democrats. Tomorrow, it could be us," Rubio said in a statement.

A visualization shows what the European Space Agency hopes Schiaparelli's Mars landing looks like. The probe will be making its 6-minute descent through the atmosphere on Wednesday.

Scientists Wait To See If Probe Successfully Landed On Mars

After a seven-month voyage through space and a three-day cruise to approach Mars, the European Space Agency's Schiaparelli lander is getting ready for the final leg of its journey: a six-minute trip through the red planet's atmosphere.

It's the make-it-or-crash-land-it moment for the probe, which is designed to collect data on Mars' atmosphere and dust storms. If it succeeds, it would be Europe's first successful Mars landing.

Schiaparelli was expected to enter the atmosphere at 10:42 a.m. ET on Wednesday, and make its landing at 10:48.

Protesters lie on the ground after being hit by a police van during a rally in front of the U.S. Embassy in Manila on Wednesday. A Philippine police van rammed and ran over several protesters.

Police Van Rams Protesters At Anti-U.S. Demonstration In Philippines

Outside the U.S. Embassy in Manila, a protest against the U.S. military presence in the Philippines ended with a violent police crackdown, including a police van ramming into protesters.

Police also used tear gas against the crowds and arrested dozens of protesters, according to NPR's Anthony Kuhn.

The Associated Press reports that several demonstrators were taken to the hospital after they were struck by a police van — reportedly driven by a Philippine police officer — that rammed into the protest:

The Girl From Venice by Martin Cruz Smith (Raquel Zaldivar/NPR)

A Fisherman And His Beautiful First Mate, On The Run In 'Girl From Venice'

You think you've read every permutation of a World War II novel possible — then along comes a Venetian fisherman and his unlikely first mate, a beautiful Jewish teenaged girl on the run from the last few Nazis occupying Italy. Venerable author Martin Cruz Smith has chosen, in The Girl from Venice, to put aside his usual spy stories (e.g. Gorky Park and Three Stations) for a straightforward wartime chase-cum-romance, a slice of La Serenissima life so perfectly researched that details melt into action like the local goby fish into risotto.

Armed militants seized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon earlier this year as part of what they said was a political protest over the federal government's control of public lands in the West.

Here's One Controversy You May Not Hear About In The Final Clinton-Trump Debate

When Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump meet for their third and final debate in Las Vegas on Wednesday — the only one held in the West — they'll be sparring in an important swing state where six electoral votes are up for grabs.

But there's another number you should know about that likely won't get much attention, even though it's hugely important to many Westerners: 81 percent. That's the amount of land in Nevada that's currently owned, operated and controlled by the federal government.

The area around Reno, Nev., is seeing some of the demographic changes that have been at the center of some of the most contentious debates of this campaign.

Across A Divide On Immigration, Trump Inspires Hope And Fear In A Changing Nevada

Brent Harger of Washoe County, Nev., says he has always voted, but until this year, he'd never really gotten involved in politics.

"I've always been told my voice means nothing. I don't believe that," Harger says. "And there's a lot of people that are scared to even say anything today because they don't think their voice means anything."