With its relentless jabs and seemingly unyielding barrage of insults, the presidential race has seen its fair share of comic renditions.
But now, the election is being sung to a different tune.
The third presidential debate got an auto-tuned take in a recent music video from comedian "Weird Al" Yankovic out Thursday.
Titled "Bad Hombres, Nasty Women" -- an homage to the name-calling flung from both sides during the final presidential debate -- the three-minute remix features the entertainer as the debate moderator, flanked with hooded men to each side, as the candidates respond in song.
In the video, Yankovic asks Clinton and Trump about Russia, Supreme Court appointments and the possibility rigged elections systems.
At the end, Yankovic dances among his shadowy backup dancers, flailing his arms in front of a fiery background, reminding viewers that there are just under two weeks to go until Election Day.
This isn't the first time the race to the White House has been immortalized in comedy: late night programs like Saturday Night Live have focused much of their recent programming on the presidential candidates.
Thursday evening's Al Smith dinner also showcased a different side for each candidate -- though it could be said that both lobbed cloaked insults rather than employing the typical light-hearted and self-deprecating humor that is traditional of the event.
ISIS executed 284 men and boys as coalition forces closed in on Mosul, an Iraqi intelligence source told CNN.
Those killed Thursday and Friday had been rounded up near and in the city for use as human shields against attacks that are forcing ISIS out of the southern sections of Mosul, the source explained.
ISIS used a bulldozer to dump the corpses in a mass grave at the scene of the executions -- Mosul's defunct College of Agriculture in the north of the city, the intelligence source said.
The victims were all shot and some were children, said the source, who wanted anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the media. CNN could not independently confirm the claim.
• Iraqi army troops advance toward the town of Tal Kayf to storm it.
• A large scale offensive is launched early Saturday to re-take al-Hamdaniya.
• US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter arrives in Baghdad on Saturday on an unannounced visit.
UN 'gravely worried' over human shield use
The United Nations said Friday it is "gravely worried" that ISIS has taken 550 families from villages around Mosul and is using them as human shields as Iraqi and Kurdish forces battle the terror group for control of Iraq's second-largest city.
Two hundred families from Samalia village and 350 families from Najafia were forced out Monday and taken to Mosul in what appears to be "an apparent policy by ISIS to prevent civilians escaping," Ravina Shamdasani, deputy spokeswoman for the UN Human Rights Office, told CNN.
Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said his office had evidence of several instances since Monday where ISIS forced civilians to leave their homes in outlying villages and head to Mosul. It also had received reports that civilians suspected of disloyalty had been shot dead.
"We are gravely worried by reports that (ISIS) is using civilians in and around Mosul as human shields as the Iraqi forces advance, keeping civilians close to their offices or places where fighters are located, which may result in civilian casualties," Hussein said.
"There is a grave danger that (ISIS) fighters will not only use such vulnerable people as human shields but may opt to kill them rather than see them liberated," he said.
His office is examining reports that ISIS shot dead at least 40 civilians in a village outside Mosul.
Any ISIS fighters who are captured or surrendered "should be held accountable in accordance with the law for any crimes they have committed," he said.
Iraqi forces move on al-Hamdaniya
The Iraqi military launched a large offensive early Saturday to retake al-Hamdaniya city-- also known as Qaraqosh -- from ISIS, the Iraqi Joint Operations Command center said in a statement.
Al-Hamdaniya city is about 15 kilometers (nine miles) southeast of Mosul.
Iraqi troops entered the al-Askary neighborhood and liberated the mayor's building and the city's main hospital, and raised the Iraqi flag over these buildings, said Lt Gen. Qassim al-Maliky.
At least 50 ISIS militants were killed and some of their equipment destroyed by Iraqi troop advancement, he added.
Tal Kayf is next target
Iraqi troops are also advancing toward Tal Kayf town and plan on storming it, the Iraqi Joint Operations Command said Saturday.
The Chaldean town of Tal Kayf is approximately 10 kilometers (six miles) north of Mosul.
CNN analysis indicates this is the closest Iraqi Security Forces have come yet to the city of Mosul.
US defense chief pays a visit
US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter arrived in Baghdad on Saturday on an unannounced visit.
Carter is expected to receive an update on the Mosul offensive and meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi before attending a troop event.
US forces in Iraq are providing air support for the Mosul operation as part of an international coalition. US special operations forces are also advising Iraqi and Kurdish units on the ground.
Clashes in Kirkuk, Laylan
At least 40 people were killed and 76 others wounded, the majority of them security forces, in attacks by ISIS on several neighborhoods in Kirkuk since Friday, several security sources told CNN on Saturday.
ISIS fighters targeted four police stations and Kurdish security offices Friday, spreading themselves out through several neighborhoods. Kirkuk is 175 kilometers (109 miles) southeast of Mosul.
The media wing of ISIS, Amaq, said online that ISIS fighters had attacked Kirkuk before dawn and taken control of 10 neighborhoods as well as carried out attacks to the north and south of the city.
Previous attacks by ISIS militants on Kirkuk have been attempts either to capture the city from the Peshmerga, as the Kurdish fighters are known, or divert Kurdish troops from the fight in Mosul.
ISIS militants also tried to infiltrate Laylan town, 20 kilometers (12 miles) east of Kirkuk, but Peshmerga forces, Kirkuk police officers and Shiite Turkman paramilitary forces engaged with them, killing nine of the attackers, Mohammed Wais Laylan, the mayor of Laylan town, told CNN.
Some members of the security forces were injured during this attack, among them the commander of the Turkman paramilitary forces, Wais added.
The most likely reason for the assault in Kirkuk is disruption, with ISIS demonstrating it can deploy resources far behind the front lines, CNN's Michael Holmes said near Mosul.
A white powdery substance that was sent to Hillary Clinton's campaign office in New York tested negative for harmful substances in a preliminary investigation, police said.
Clinton campaign workers had opened an envelope containing the white substance Friday, police said.
The envelope had first been delivered to Clinton's midtown Manhattan office, said Lt. Thomas Antonetti of the New York Police Department. It was then transferred to her Brooklyn headquarters, where it resulted in the evacuation of the building's 11th floor during the evening.
"The four individuals involved have reported no health issues and, following a full examination by medical personnel, were each released to go home," said Clinton campaign spokesman Glen Caplin in a statement.
Federal and local officials found the substance "to be non-hazardous," according to the statement.
"Our office remained open throughout this period and will remain open without interruption (Saturday) morning," said Caplin.
Initials reports indicated that the envelope had been opened in the campaign's Manhattan office and then passed on to its headquarters in Brooklyn. It wasn't clear why the opened envelope had been transferred.
The NYPD is investigating the incident. The U.S. Secret Service and the Office of Emergency Management are also involved, according to the NYPD.