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Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden defended his son's actions in Ukraine in a wide-ranging interview with CBS' "60 Minutes, broadcast Sunday, in which his wife, Jill Biden also appeared.

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On President Trump:

NORAH O'DONNELL: "President Trump says Russian interference is a hoax."
BIDEN: "He's an idiot, in terms of sayin' that. Everybody knows this. Everybody knows it. Nobody doubts it."
O'DONNELL: "President Trump has said publicly, 'Joe Biden and his son are stone cold corrupt.' ... Anything you want to say to him?"
BIDEN: "Yeah. Mr. President, release your tax returns. Let's see how straight you are, OK old buddy? I put out 21 years of mine. So show us your tax returns. ... What are you hidin'? You want to deal with corruption? Start to act like it. Release your tax returns or shut up."

On whether he's the Democratic presidential frontrunner:

BIDEN: "I know I'm the frontrunner. Find me a national poll with a notable — a couple exceptions. But look, this is a marathon."
O'DONNELL: "You can look at the last campaign finance filing. ... You have less than $9 million in the bank. Bernie Sanders has $30, nearly $34 million in the bank. Senator Warren has $26 million. How do you compete against that?"
BIDEN: "I just flat beat them. (laughs) We're on a course to do extremely well. ... I’m not worried about being able to fund this campaign. I really am not, truly."

On why former President Obama hasn't endorsed him:

BIDEN: "I want to earn this on my own."
O'DONNELL: "Did he offer to endorse you?"
BIDEN: "No, we didn't even get there. I asked him not to. He said, "OK." I think it's better — I think he thinks it's better for me. I have no doubt when I'm the nominee he'll be out on the campaign trail for me."

On Facebook removing fake accounts from Russia while permitting Trump ads on Biden:

"Facebook is running right now paid advertising by Trump that everybody knows is a flat lie. You know, I'm glad they brought the Russians down. Why don't you bring down the lies that Trump is telling and everybody knows are lies?"

On whether Trump's family conducted themselves correctly and avoided conflicts of interest:

BIDEN: "If I get elected president, my children are not going to have offices in the White House. My children are not going to sit in on Cabinet meetings. ... It's just simply improper because you should make it clear to the American public that everything you're doing is for them. For them. And the idea that you’re going to have his children his son-in-law, etc., engaged in the day-to-day operation of things they know nothing about."
O'DONNELL: "You don't think that Jared Kushner should be negotiating a Middle East peace solution?"
BIDEN: "No, I don't (laughs). ... What credentials does he bring to that?"

The other side: Trump's campaign issued a statement defending his family when Biden's remarks on them were made public last week.

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U.S. threatens to cut aid to Sudan after military takeover

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok during a 2020 news conference in Khartoum, Sudan. Photo: Mahmoud Hjaj/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Sudan's civilian Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok was put under house arrest and several other ministers were detained Monday in what appears to be a military coup in the country, per local reports.

The latest: Several hours after he was placed under house arrest, a military force took Prime Hamdok and his wife from their house to an undisclosed location, according to Hamdok's adviser Adam Harika.

Business leaders expect wages to keep going up

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Data: NABE Business Conditions Survey; Chart: Thomas Oide/Axios

America’s business leaders expect to keep shelling out higher wages to employees.

Driving the news: According a new quarterly survey released today by the National Association of Business Economists, a record high 58% of respondents increased pay at their firms during the third quarter — and nearly the same share expects to do so again in the coming months.

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27 mins ago - Health

COVID vaccines for kids are getting closer

Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

Millions of kids under 12 could begin getting COVID-19 shots "within the first week or two of November," NIAID director Anthony Fauci said on ABC News' "This Week With George Stephanopoulos" over the weekend.

Why it matters: This would be a major milestone for getting approximately 28 million more kids protected as they prepare to gather with family during the holidays and spend more time indoors due to cold weather.

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