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FirstFT – Trump refuses to commit to accepting vote, Airbnb faces NYC eviction and a plea against helicopter parenting

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Sign up to receive FirstFT by email hereDonald Trump refused to guarantee that he would accept the result of the US election if he loses, in a fiery third and final presidential debate in which Hillary Clinton accused her Republican rival of being a “puppet” of Russian President Vladimir Putin.According to a YouGov poll, 49 per cent of respondents said Mrs Clinton won the debate, while 39 per cent thought Mr Trump the victor. Here is what FT readers thought. (FT, YouGov) In the newsAirbnb faces fight for survival in NYC Governor Andrew Cuomo is preparing to sign a bill that would in effect end the home-sharing company’s business in New York City. The San Francisco-based company has waged a last-minute campaign to thwart the law, which would impose fines of up to ,500 on any host who advertised short-term accommodation through Airbnb. (FT)Alleged Russian hacker held in Prague A Russian citizen accused of hacking targets in the US was arrested by police in the Czech Republic, less than two weeks after Washington formally accused Moscow of cyber attacks against US organisations. (FT)BHP Billiton aims for 50% of workforce to be women by 2025 The Anglo-Australian miner said raising the proportion of women among its 65,000 employees was “the right thing to do” and would improve performance. Women make up about 17 per cent of BHP staff.

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Bryan Harris is a lead writer at Financial Times. He is a Hong Kong-based journalist with a penchant for international crime stories.

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