Here’s the real story of how a Miss Universe became part of the presidential race

Millions of Americans heard the name Alicia Machado for the first time this week in the final minutes of the most-watched presidential debate in history. But there were actually a year of twists and turns, largely behind the scenes, that led Hillary Clinton to utter the name of the Latina beauty queen, turning her into a major figure in the final weeks of the presidential race.

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Maryanne Wright explains why she is voting for Hillary Clinton

Maryanne Wright explains why she is voting for Hillary Clinton.
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Maryanne Wright explains why she is voting for Hillary Clinton 1:37

Maryanne Wright explains why she is voting for Hillary Clinton

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A year later, flood victim recalls event and continues restoring her furniture

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