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The FBI Agents Association released a 72-page report Tuesday regarding the partial government shutdown's effect on the agency, with one agent saying it "has eliminated any ability to operate."

The big picture: The FBI has had to cancel training and halt operations. The U.S. Attorney's Office is unable to issue grand jury subpoenas. The association already sent a petition to the White House and congressional leaders urging them to come to an agreement to fund the FBI immediately, saying that not funding the agency is a threat to national security.

What they're saying:

  • "FBI offices … are having investigations stalled, to include delayed forensic interviews of child victims and delaying grand jury indictments on homicides and child sexual assault prosecutions."
  • "We have lost several sources who have worked for months, and years, to penetrate groups and target subjects."
  • The central region is operating a long-term MS-13 investigation without a translator. "We have indicted 23 MS-13 gang members. … Since the shutdown, I have not had a Spanish speaker in the Division."
  • "Our mechanics are cannibalizing out of service vehicles in an effort to replace flat tires."

Go deeper: All the ways Americans are feeling the effects of the shutdown

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Supreme Court blocks Alabama curbside voting measure

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday evening blocked a lower court order that would have allowed voters to cast ballots curbside at Alabama polling places on Election Day.

Whit it matters: With less than two weeks until Election Day, the justices voted 5-3 to reinstate the curbside voting ban and overturn a lower court judge's ruling designed to protect people with disabilities during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Politics: Senate Democrats block vote on McConnell's targeted COVID relief bill McConnell urges White House not to strike stimulus deal before election.
  2. Economy: Why the stimulus delay isn't a crisis (yet).
  3. Health: New York reports most COVID cases since MayStudies show drop in coronavirus death rate — The next wave is gaining steam.
  4. Education: Schools haven't become hotspots — San Francisco public schools likely won't reopen before the end of the year.
  5. World: Spain becomes first nation in Western Europe to exceed 1 million cases.

U.S. officials: Iran and Russia aim to interfere in election

Iran and Russia have obtained voter registration information that can be used to undermine confidence in the U.S. election system, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe announced at a press conference Wednesday evening.

Why it matters: The revelation comes roughly two weeks before Election Day. Ratcliffe said Iran has sent threatening emails to Democratic voters this week in states across the U.S. and spread videos claiming that people can vote more than once.

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