House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said on CBS' "Face the Nation" that he dismisses what Attorney General William Barr wrote about clearing President Trump of obstruction of justice, calling Barr "a biased defender of the administration."

"Remember, he is a biased person. He is someone who is an agent of the administration. He is a political appointee of the president, whose interests he may very well be protecting here. ... I dismiss what he said. He's a biased defender of the administration, and he's entitled to be a defender of the administration, but he's not entitled to withhold the evidence from Congress.

Why it matters: Special counsel Robert Mueller chose not to exonerate Trump on the question of whether he obstructed justice. Barr's decision to take the matter into his own hands and clear the president has sparked outcry from Democrats and invigorated their efforts to obtain the full Mueller report, especially in the wake of media reports that Mueller's team expressed frustration at Barr's characterization of the obstruction findings.

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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.