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2020 Democratic contender Sen. Kamala Harris' campaign announced Tuesday that she will take part in a Sept. 4 CNN town hall on climate change after initially declining due to a scheduling conflict.

Why it matters: She has said rather little about her climate platform compared to detailed plans from some other top-tier hopefuls.

What they're saying: "We were happy to change our schedule to accommodate such a critical conversation," Harris spokesperson Lily Adams told multiple outlets. "As Harris has said, this is a climate crisis and is one of the most urgent reasons we need a new president."

The intrigue: Harris' reversal followed criticism from some climate activists, including the Sunrise Movement, over her initial decision against participating.

  • It's still unclear whether Harris will have unveiled details about her plans ahead of the event. The campaign did not respond to inquiries.

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Fund managers start to board the stock bandwagon

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Asset managers at major U.S. investment firms are starting to get bullish with their clients, encouraging stock buying and trying not to get left behind right as the metrics on tech stocks rise back to highs not seen since the dot-com crash of 2000.

What's happening: Appetite for stocks is starting to return, but slowly as institutional money managers were overwhelmingly sitting on the sidelines in cash during April and May.

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China bans Cruz and Rubio over Xinjiang criticism

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China said Monday that it will ban entry to Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) over their criticisms of human rights abuses in Xinjiang, the AP reports.

The big picture: The move seems to be retaliatory after the U.S. announced sanctions on four Chinese officials for human rights abuses against Uighur Muslims and other ethnic minorities in the region last week.

Roger Stone says he plans to campaign for Trump

Roger Stone appears yesterday outside his home in Fort Lauderdale. Photo: Johnny Louis/Getty Images

Roger Stone told Axios in a phone interview that he plans to write and speak for President Trump's re-election now that Stone "won't die in a squalid hellhole of corona-19 virus."

"I'm asthmatic," said Stone, 67. "Sending me to a prison where I could not be socially distanced ... would, I think, be a death sentence."