A Saudi woman getting a drivers lesson. Photo: Amer Hilabi/AFP/Getty Images

Saudi Arabia issued drivers' licenses to 10 women as the kingdom moves closer to removing its longstanding ban against women driving in three weeks, reports Bloomberg. The women had already received licenses from other countries, including the United States.

The big picture: Despite that move and a wider push toward modernity under Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, the Saudi government still has detained multiple women's rights activists in recent weeks, alleging that they were attempting to undermine the nation's security.

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SurveyMonkey poll: Trump improves, but not enough

Trump and Biden during the final debate. Photo: Xinhua/Liu Jie via Getty Images

President Trump's final debate performance exceeded Americans' expectations, but it wasn't enough to shift the dynamics that left him trailing Joe Biden across most measures, according to a new Axios-SurveyMonkey poll.

What they're saying: "Liar" was the word used most by debate watchers to describe Trump's performance, followed by "lies," "strong," "presidential" and "childish." "Presidential" was the word used most to describe Biden's performance, followed by "liar," "weak," "expected" and "honest."

Hunter Biden saga dominates online debate

Data: NewsWhip; Table: Axios Visuals

The mainstream media turned away. But online, President Trump's charges about Hunter Biden were by far the dominant storyline about the final presidential debate, according to exclusive NewsWhip data provided to Axios.

  • Coverage of business dealings by Joe Biden's son — and pre-debate allegations by one of his former business associates, Tony Bobulinski — garnered more than twice as much online activity (likes, comments, shares) as the runner-up.