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Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh is resigning amid multiple investigations into a scandal involving the sale of her children's books, reports the Baltimore Sun.

Backdrop: The Baltimore Sun revealed earlier this year that health provider Kaiser Permanente bought $114,000 worth of Pugh's children's books at the same time it was looking to strike a deal with the city of Baltimore. Pugh was on the city's spending board when it awarded Kaiser the $48 million deal in 2017. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan asked Pugh to resign following an IRS and FBI raid of her home.

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Post-debate poll finds Biden strong on every major issue

Joe Biden speaks Friday about "The Biden Plan to Beat COVID-19," at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

This is one of the bigger signs of trouble for President Trump that we've seen in a poll: Of the final debate's seven topics, Joe Biden won or tied on all seven when viewers in a massive Axios-SurveyMonkey sample were asked who they trusted more to handle the issue.

Why it matters: In a time of unprecedented colliding crises for the nation, the polling considered Biden to be vastly more competent.

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The murder hornets are here

A braver man than me holds a speciment of the Asian giant hornet. Photo: Karen Ducey/Getty Images

Entomologists in Washington state on Thursday discovered the first Asian giant hornet nest in the U.S.

Why it matters: You may know this insect species by its nom de guerre: "the murder hornet." While the threat they pose to humans has been overstated, the invading hornets could decimate local honeybee populations if they establish themselves.

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