Near a shelter under a downtown El Paso international bridge, Beto O'Rourke challenged President Trump's immigration policies at his presidential campaign kickoff rally on Saturday, the El Paso Times reports.

What they're saying: Every single person Axios' Alexi McCammond talked to at the kickoff mentioned O'Rourke's positivity and charisma first, though some want to hear more about his policy stances.

  • Sarah Buchanan-Sasson, 32, drove from Atlanta to El Paso: "He reminds us that people are good, and of the power of inspiration and the power of believing that things can change."
  • Martha Macias said: "He reminds me a lot of Kennedy."

O'Rourke's speech, which included a Spanish interlude, rallied against giving into fear or isolating people's differences.

  • "Instead, we shall be known forever after by our ambitions, our aspirations," he said.

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The U.K. Labour Party has suspended its former leader, Jeremy Corbyn, after a watchdog report found that the party failed to properly take action against allegations of anti-Semitism during his time in charge.

Why it matters: It represents a strong break by Keir Starmer, Labour's current leader, from the Corbyn era and one of the party's most persistent scandals.

U.S. economy sees record growth in third quarter

The U.S. economy grew at a 33.1% annualized pace in the third quarter, the Commerce Department said on Thursday.

The state of play: The record growth follows easing of the coronavirus-driven lockdowns that pushed the economy to the worst-ever contraction — but GDP still remains well below its pre-pandemic level.

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  1. Health: Large coronavirus outbreaks leading to high death rates — Coronavirus cases are at an all-time high ahead of Election Day — Fauci says U.S. may not return to normal until 2022
  2. Politics: Space Force's No. 2 general tests positive for coronavirus
  3. World: Taiwan reaches a record 200 days with no local coronavirus cases
  4. Europe faces "stronger and deadlier" wave France imposes lockdown Germany to close bars and restaurants for a month.
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