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T.J. Warren of the NBA's Phoenix Suns, before a game yesterday in Minneapolis. Photo: David Berding/Getty Images

A new display of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s papers in Atlanta is a window inside the thoughts behind the civil rights leader's famous speeches, AP's Kate Brumbach writes.

Details: "The Meaning of Hope: The Best of the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection," opened this weekend at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, in the Voice to the Voiceless gallery.

Drafts of typed and longhand speeches include:

  • King's Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech
  • "Beyond Vietnam" speeches
  • His eulogy for four girls who died when Ku Klux Klan members bombed a church in Birmingham, Alabama
  • An already published copy of "Letter from Birmingham Jail" with further handwritten edits

Also included: "King’s school transcripts — including one from Crozer Theological Seminary where he got a C in public speaking," AP writes.

Go deeper: Martin Luther King, Jr. was a deep thinker on economics

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Four more years of President Trump would almost certainly kill the Iran nuclear deal — but the election of Joe Biden wouldn’t necessarily save it.

The big picture: Rescuing the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is near the top of Biden's foreign policy priority list. He says he'd re-enter the deal once Iran returns to compliance, and use it as the basis on which to negotiate a broader and longer-lasting deal with Iran.

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Progressive leaders see Sen. Kamala Harris, if she's elected vice president, as their conduit to a post-Biden Democratic Party where the power will be in younger, more diverse and more liberal hands.

  • Why it matters: The party's rising left sees Harris as the best hope for penetrating Joe Biden's older, largely white inner circle.

If Biden wins, Harris will become the first woman, first Black American and first Indian American to serve as a U.S. vice president — and would instantly be seen as the first in line for the presidency should Biden decide against seeking a second term.

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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 — U.S. tops 88,000 COVID-19 cases, setting new single-day record.
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