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The World Health Organization reported 36 new cases of Ebola in the Congo amid an ongoing outbreak with six cases being reported in children between the ages of two and 17 years old, the Associated Press reports.

Why it matters: Children are not normally known to catch the disease. The virus typically effects adults, the AP reports, because of more likely exposure to the virus. However, some children come in contact with the virus when infected adults act as care givers. Few cases have been reported in babies but experts believe the disease can be transmitted through breast milk from caregivers. The response to the ongoing outbreak has been slowed by violence in the region in which it‘s occurring.

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Twitter launches warnings on election misinformation and delays

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Twitter will start pinning notices to the top of all U.S. Twitter users’ timelines warning them that results in next week’s election may be delayed and that they may encounter misinformation on mail-in voting.

Why it matters: Delayed election results are expected across many states that are handling unprecedented amounts of absentee and mailed ballots, which President Trump has baselessly called "very dangerous" and "corrupt."

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NASA confirms water exists on sunny parts of the Moon


Water on the Moon might be more easily accessible than previously thought, opening up new possible avenues for future human exploration, according to a new study.

Why it matters: NASA is aiming to send people back to the Moon as part of its Artemis program by 2024, with plans to eventually create a sustainable presence on the lunar surface. That sustainability relies on mining the moon for its resources, like water.

Updated 48 mins ago - Politics & Policy

Pence no longer expected at Amy Coney Barrett's final confirmation vote

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Vice President Mike Pence no longer plans to attend the Senate's final confirmation vote for Judge Amy Coney Barrett a Pence aide confirmed to CNN and Politico on Monday. On Sunday, Senate Democrats' claims that his presence after possible exposure to the coronavirus would be a "violation of common decency."

Driving the news: Five of Pence's aides were recently diagnosed with COVID-19, including his chief of staff, who is currently quarantining. Pence has continued his campaign travel despite his possible exposure, which goes against CDC guidelines.