Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) came out against President Trump and Attorney General Bill Barr's presentation of the Mueller report, saying Trump "has engaged in impeachable conduct," on Saturday afternoon.

The big picture: Amash is the first Republican congressman to speak out in favor of impeaching Trump.

Our thought bubble per Axios' David Nather: Amash has departed from the party line many times, and he’s unlikely to bring a lot of House Republicans with him. But don’t underestimate the significance of this coming from a Republican with a history of independence. Amash was the only Republican to sign onto a Democratic bill that would've stopped Trump from declaring a national emergency to pay for the border wall, reports the Washington Post.

What he is saying:

  • Amash also tweeted that Barr's "misrepresentations are significant but often subtle," and that special counsel Robert Mueller's report shows that Trump "engaged in specific actions and a pattern of behavior that meets the threshold for impeachment."
  • He also took aim at congressional members who didn't bother to read the report because "their minds were made up based on partisan affiliation."
  • Amash also blamed Republican partisanship from preventing the system of checks and balances to take effect.

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The Pac-12, which includes universities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon, Utah and Washington state, will play football starting Nov. 6, reversing its earlier decision to postpone the season because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Why it matters: The conference's about-face follows a similar move by the Big Ten last week and comes as President Trump has publicly pressured sports to resume despite the ongoing pandemic. The Pac-12 will play a seven-game conference football season, according to ESPN.

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Global coronavirus vaccine initiative launches without U.S. or China

Data: Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance; Map: Naema Ahmed/Axios

A global initiative to ensure equitable distribution of coronavirus vaccines now includes most of the world — but not the U.S., China or Russia.

Why it matters: Assuming one or more vaccines ultimately gain approval, there will be a period of months or even years in which supply lags far behind global demand. The COVAX initiative is an attempt to ensure doses go where they're most needed, rather than simply to countries that can produce or buy them at scale.

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Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 6:15 p.m. EST: 32,062,182 — Total deaths: 979,701 — Total recoveries: 22,057,268Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 6:15 p.m EST: 6,967,103 — Total deaths: 202,558 — Total recoveries: 2,670,256 — Total tests: 97,459,742Map.
  3. Health: Cases are surging again in 22 states — New York will conduct its own review of coronavirus vaccine.
  4. Business: America is closing out its strongest quarter of economic growth.
  5. Technology: 2020 tech solutions may be sapping our resolve to beat the pandemic.
  6. Sports: Here's what college basketball will look like this season.
  7. Science: During COVID-19 shutdown, a common sparrow changed its song.

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