About half of the doctors and nurses in the U.S. — 54% — experience substantial symptoms of burnout, according to a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.

Why it matters: Overworked doctors are more likely to make medical errors, face malpractice claims, and to experience absenteeism, substance abuse or, in some cases, a suicide attempt.

Details: Health care workers are prone to burnout because the bulk of the U.S. health care system's dysfunction lands on them, "resulting in long hours, mounting paperwork and bureaucratic hurdles, fear of malpractice lawsuits and insufficient resources," the Washington Post reports.

  • Among medical students and residents, burnout is as high as 60%.
  • Separately, a study published in July shows medical residents are more likely to implicate racial bias in their practice as burnout increases.

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Senate to vote on Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation on Oct. 26

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the Capitol on Oct. 20. Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images

The Senate will vote to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court next Monday, Oct. 26, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced Tuesday.

The big picture: The Senate Judiciary Committee will vote this Thursday to advance Barrett's nomination to the full Senate floor. Democrats have acknowledged that there's nothing procedurally they can do to stop Barrett's confirmation, which will take place just one week out from Election Day.

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Meadows confirms Trump's tweets "declassifying" Russia documents were false

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White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows confirmed in court on Tuesday that President Trump's tweets authorizing the disclosure of documents related to the Russia investigation and Hillary Clinton's emails "were not self-executing declassification orders," after a federal judge demanded that Trump be asked about his intentions.

Why it matters: BuzzFeed News reporter Jason Leopold cited the tweets in an emergency motion seeking to gain access to special counsel Robert Mueller's unredacted report as part of a Freedom of Information Act request. This is the first time Trump himself has indicated, according to Meadows, that his tweets are not official directives.