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Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday that the Trump administration is ending the Obama-era DACA program.

His big quote: "We cannot admit everyone who would like to come here. That is an open border policy and the American people have rightly rejected it... it's just that simple."

Reaction from the nationalist right, per a source close to the White House: "In one amazing press conference, Jeff Sessions lit up the entire institutional left, the mainstream media and probably caused a couple tears to hit the floor from some West Wing Democrats."

Leadership reactions:

  • House minority Leader Nancy Pelosi: "The president's cruel and heartless decision to start deporting DREAMers in six months demands an immediate response from the Republican Congress. Speaker Ryan and the Republican House leadership must bring the DREAM Act to the floor for a vote without delay."
  • House Speaker Paul Ryan: "President Obama's DACA program was a clear abuse of executive authority, an attempt to create law out of thin air... It is my hope that the House and Senate... will be able to find consensus on a permanent legislative solution that [ensures]... those who have done nothing wrong can still contribute as a valued part of this great country."
  • Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer: "The human and economic toll of rescinding DACA will be far reaching and Democrats will do everything we can to prevent President Trump's terribly wrong order from becoming reality."
  • As of noon Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has yet to issue a statement.

Key excerpts from Sessions' statement:

  • "The executive branch, through DACA, deliberately sought to achieve what the legislative branch specifically refused to authorize... such an open-ended circumvention of immigration laws was an unconstitutional exercise of authority."
  • "The nation must set and enforce a limit on how many immigrants we admit each year and that means all can not be accepted.

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Developed countries reveal $100 billion climate finance plan ahead of COP26

Alok Sharma, head of the UN Climate Summit in Glasgow, speaks in Paris on Oct. 12. ( Li Yang/China News Service via Getty Images)

After 12 years of fits and starts, industrialized nations on Monday put forward a detailed plan to provide at least $100 billion annually in climate aid to developing countries starting by 2023.

Why it matters: The plan, presented by representatives of Canada and Germany, is aimed at defusing one of the biggest sources of tension at COP26, which is the failure of industrialized nations to follow through on their financial commitments.

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Moderna says COVID vaccine shows strong immune response in kids

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Moderna on Monday released trial results for its coronavirus vaccine for children aged 6 to 11, saying it provides a "robust" immune response after two doses.

Why it matters: Moderna said it will officially submit the results to the Food and Drug Administration for authorization in "the near term," meaning we could soon see two coronavirus vaccines available to protect approximately 28 million more kids in the U.S.

Live list: The "Facebook Papers" arrive

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

Reports based on leaked whistleblower documents from Facebook, known as the Facebook Papers, appeared in a broad range of news outlets Monday, shedding light on what company knew about harms caused on its platform and how it handled that information.

Why it matters: The reports paint a detailed picture of Facebook's efforts over the years to grapple with major problems — from hate speech to inciting violence — while continuing to pursue its business objectives.