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Elon Musk delivered a mixed bag to America's governors on Saturday — telling them both that their cars will all drive themselves within a decade and that they should be worried about artificial intelligence.

Another mixed message: Musk lectured against excessive regulation in general, but added that he wanted more regulation when it comes to artificial intelligence.

Relationship with Trump: I managed to get in a question, asking Musk what it was that led him to engage with, then disengage from, President Trump. "It was worth trying," he said.

"I did my best, and I think in a few cases I did make some progress," he said. But, he added that he just couldn't justify staying on the advisory panel after Trump exited the Paris accord. "The country needs to keep its word. There's just no way I could stay on after that."

Go deeper: Here's a video of the whole thing, which is worth a watch. (Musk starts at about 35 minutes in and I make a cameo with my question on Trump at around 1:31.)

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Biden enters final stretch with huge cash advantage over Trump

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in Wilmington, Delaware, on Monday. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden had $177.3 million in the bank at the end of September, per the latest Federal Election Commission filings.

Why it matters: President Trump's re-election campaign reported having $63.1 million in the bank at the end of last month.

Go deeper: The green tsunami

Editor's note: This is a developing news story. Please check back for updates.

Court allows North Carolina mail-in ballots deadline extension

An absentee ballot election worker stuffs ballot applications at the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections office in Charlotte, North Carolina, in September. Photo: Logan Cyrus/AFP via Getty Images

North Carolina can accept absentee ballots that are postmarked Nov. 3 on Election Day until Nov. 12, a federal appeals court decided Tuesday in a 12-3 majority ruling.

Why it matters: The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling against state and national Republican leaders settles a lawsuit brought by a group representing retirees, and it could see scores of additional votes counted in the key battleground state.

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