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Jerry Nadler. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday refused to answer whether Democrats will move forward toward impeachment, but said that "Mueller told us a lot of what we need to hear today" when asked whether he would subpoena the special counsel to testify.

"All options are on the table, and nothing should be ruled out."

Why it matters: In his first public statement since he was appointed special counsel, Mueller reaffirmed that a Justice Department legal opinion ruled out any option of charging President Trump with a crime, saying: "The Constitution requires a process other than the criminal justice system to formally accuse a sitting president of wrongdoing." According to the opinion, that process is Congress' power to impeach, though Mueller did not explicitly say that in his remarks.

  • Mueller's claim that he would have cleared Trump if he "had confidence that the president did not commit a crime" has energized some Democrats who were previously hesitant to launch impeachment proceedings.
  • Democratic party leaders like Nadler and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, meanwhile, appear to be holding steady in their strategy of continuing to investigate Trump without a formal impeachment inquiry.
  • Some House Democrats have said they are still confident that Mueller will testify, but Nadler threw some cold water on the likelihood of that happening with his statement Wednesday.

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Broncos and 49ers the latest NFL teams impacted by coronavirus crisis

From left, Denver Broncos quarterbacks Drew Lock, Brett Rypien and Jeff Driskel during an August training session at UCHealth Training Center in Englewood, Colorado. Photo: Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the NFL season into chaos, with the Denver Broncos' quarterbacks sidelined, the San Francisco 49ers left without a home or practice ground and much of the Baltimore Ravens team unavailable, per AP.

Driving the news: The Broncos confirmed in a statement Saturday night that quarterbacks Drew Lock, Brett Rypien and Blake Bortles were identified as "high-risk COVID-19 close contacts" and will follow the NFL's mandatory five-day quarantine, making them ineligible for Sunday's game against New Orleans.

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  1. Health: WHO: AstraZeneca vaccine must be evaluated on "more than a press release."
  2. Politics: McConnell temporarily halts in-person lunches for GOP caucus.
  3. Economy: Safety nets to disappear in DecemberAmazon hires 1,400 workers a day throughout pandemic.
  4. Education: U.S. public school enrollment drops as pandemic persists.
  5. Cities: Surge in cases forces San Francisco to impose curfew — Los Angeles County issues stay-at-home order, limits gatherings.
  6. Sports: NFL bans in-person team activities Monday, Tuesday due to COVID-19 surge — NBA announces new coronavirus protocols.
  7. World: London police arrest more than 150 during anti-lockdown protests — Thailand, Philippines sign deal with AstraZeneca for vaccine.

Tony Hsieh, longtime Zappos CEO, dies at 46

Tony Hsieh. Photo: FilmMagic/FilmMagic

Tony Hsieh, the longtime ex-chief executive of Zappos, died on Friday after being injured in a house fire, his lawyer told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. He was 46.

The big picture: Hsieh was known for his unique approach to management, and following the 2008 recession his ongoing investment and efforts to revitalize the downtown Las Vegas area.

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