Sen. Ron Wyden and Sen Kamala Harris. Photo: Chip Somodevilla, Tom Williams/Getty Images

Democratic Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) are unveiling a bill Wednesday that seeks to block Immigration and Customs Enforcement from using information collected by Health and Human Services to arrest family members or others who come forward to care for unaccompanied migrant children.

Why it matters: Between July and September of this year ICE reportedly arrested 41 potential caretakers of unaccompanied migrant children — most of whom were in the U.S. illegally. Critics worry that the arrests have deterred potential sponsors from coming forward to take custody of these children, which has contributed to the record number of migrant minors in HHS centers and tent cities. The Families Not Facilities Act would also transfer $220 million to HHS and FBI programs intended to care for and protect children and child migrants.

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Twitter launches warnings on election misinformation and delays

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Twitter will start pinning notices to the top of all U.S. Twitter users’ timelines warning that results in next week’s election may be delayed and that they may encounter misinformation on mail-in voting.

Why it matters: Delayed election results are expected across many states that are handling unprecedented amounts of absentee and mailed ballots, which President Trump has baselessly called "very dangerous" and "corrupt."

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NASA confirms water exists on sunny parts of the Moon


Water on the Moon might be more easily accessible than previously thought, opening up new possible avenues for future human exploration, according to a new study.

Why it matters: NASA is aiming to send people back to the Moon as part of its Artemis program by 2024, with plans to eventually create a sustainable presence on the lunar surface. That sustainability relies on mining the moon for its resources, like water.

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Pence no longer expected at Amy Coney Barrett's final confirmation vote

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Vice President Mike Pence no longer plans to attend the Senate's final confirmation vote for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a Pence aide confirmed to CNN and Politico on Monday. On Sunday, Senate Democrats claimed that his presence after possible exposure to the coronavirus would be a "violation of common decency."

Driving the news: Five of Pence's aides were recently diagnosed with COVID-19, including his chief of staff, who is currently quarantining. Pence has continued his campaign travel despite his possible exposure, which goes against CDC guidelines.