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NASA announced Monday that its Kepler telescope has found 10 new planets outside our solar system that appear to be the right size and temperature to support life. Several of them circle stars similar in size to our sun.

Why it matters: Kepler scientist Mario Perez says, "we are probably not alone" since four years of data show how prevalent these kinds of planets are.

NASA has observed a total of 49 planets in the so-called "Goldilocks zone," meaning they are potentially habitable.

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Obama: The rest of us have to live with the consequences of what Trump's done

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Campaigning for Joe Biden at a car rally in Miami on Saturday, Barack Obama railed against President Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic, saying "the rest of us have to live with the consequences of what he's done."

Driving the news: With less than two weeks before the election, the Biden campaign is drawing on the former president's popularity with Democrats to drive turnout and motivate voters.

Murkowski says she'll vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said Saturday that she'll vote to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Monday, despite her opposition to the process that's recently transpired.

The big picture: Murkowski's decision leaves Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) as the only Republican expected to vote against Barrett.

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