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Joe Biden isn't ruling out running for president in 2020, AP reports, especially if he thinks it's the "right thing to do." He recently talked about it with NBC News, saying: "I'm focused on one thing: electing a Democratic Congress ... I have plenty of time to consider whether or not to run."

A few more signs he's thinking of running:

  • He's got three political organizations up and running: the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, his domestic policy institute in Delaware and American Possibilities, his political action committee.
  • Some of Biden's longtime advisers have privately weighed the possibility of Biden serving only one term as president, if he runs and gets elected, allowing his running mate to take over in 2024, AP notes.
  • He's been more consistently outspoken about Trump, setting himself up as a formidable Democratic challenger. Last week's University of New Hampshire poll puts him as the favorite 2020 candidate among Democratic voters.

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Why it matters: This is yet another record low refugee cap. Before leaving office, President Obama set the refugee limit at 110,000 for fiscal year 2017 — a number Trump has continued to slash throughout his presidency.

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Barstool Sports was founded in 2003 as a free gambling newspaper. It later became a sports blog before growing into a media empire, and now things have come full circle with the recent launch of its own branded sportsbook.

Driving the news: The Barstool Sportsbook app saw a record 21,000 downloads per day during its first weekend (Sept. 18–20), breaking DraftKings' and Fanduel's daily records despite Pennsylvania being the only state where it was operational.

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