Top 5 on the Go: Tuesday October 20

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It's the evening of Tuesday, October 20 and these are the top stories you need to know right now on AOL.com.



1. Ryan to seek speakership if unity candidate of House GOP
Rep. Paul Ryan told House Republicans tonight that he will run for House speaker if the factions of his divided party can share his vision and if he gets the endorsement of the major caucuses.

2. El Faro reported 'hull breach' before sinking in hurricane
Investigators revealed today that the captain of the El Faro cargo ship, which sank during a hurricane earlier this month, reported "a hull breach" and was taking on water.

3. US ends probe of Wal-Mart on 'Made in USA' logo
A probe into Wal-Mart's controversial "Made in USA" logos came to a close today after the retail giant made some changes to products that weren't actually made in the U.S.

4. Russia, US sign deal to minimize risks in Syrian skies
Russia and the United States came together to sign a deal aimed at helping prevent air collisions during their separate operations in Syria.

5. Former Senator Webb ends 2016 Democratic presidential bid
Former U.S. Senator Jim Webb announced he's dropping his long-shot bid for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, and is instead looking at the option of running as an independent.

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UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 20 - Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaks at a news conference following a House Republican meeting, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015. Ryan is stating that he will run for speaker only if he receives enough GOP support by the end of the week. (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)
ALEPPO, SYRIA - OCTOBER 18: Damaged buildings are seen after the Russian war crafts hit the village of Al-Hader south of Aleppo, Syria, on October 18, 2015. (Photo by Ahmed Hasan Ubeyd/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - OCTOBER,19: Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during the State Concil Presidium meeting on fish industry development in Novo Ogaryovo State Residence on October 19, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. A top Russian military official said on Friday that the Kremlin sees no moderate opposition in Syria, leaving only terrorists and the pro-Assad forces Moscow is backing. (Photo by Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images)
Representative Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin, center, walks to a meeting in the basement of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015. Ryan is set to meet with a group of House conservatives Tuesday as he weighs a potential run to replace Speaker John Boehner under pressure from fellow Republicans. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A cashier scans school supplies for a customer at a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. location in the Porter Ranch neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Thursday, August 6, 2015. More U.S. parents are planning to increase back-to-school spending this fall than at any time in at least the past four years, according to a survey released Tuesday by the International Council of Shopping enters. Photographer: Patrick Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Customers browse school supplies at a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. location in the Porter Ranch neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Thursday, August 6, 2015. More U.S. parents are planning to increase back-to-school spending this fall than at any time in at least the past four years, according to a survey released Tuesday by the International Council of Shopping enters. Photographer: Patrick Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Signage is displayed outside of the Wal-Mart Stores Inc. headquarters building in Bentonville, Arkansas, U.S., on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is scheduled to release earnings figured on Aug. 18. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images
PORTLAND, ME - OCTOBER 7: Anthony Boyd, 9, blows out a candle after a vigil is held for Mike Davidson, the captain of El Faro, in the neighborhood where his family lives in Windham. (Photo by Derek Davis/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)
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