😎 Good Tuesday morning. Today's Smart Brevity™ count: 1,161 words ... 4½ minutes.
Today marks exactly one month (four Tuesdays; 29 days) since Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry on Sept. 24.
By the numbers:
Now look at the Trump timeline:
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios
The same media trends that led to President Trump's unexpected victory in 2016 are growing even stronger leading up to 2020, Axios' Sara Fischer writes.
The online realities:
"A majority of banks globally may not be economically viable because their returns on equity aren’t keeping pace with costs, McKinsey said in its annual review of the industry," Bloomberg reports.
A Leonardo Da Vinci exhibit at the Louvre, opening Thursday and marking the 500th anniversary of the Italian master's death, brings together some 160 works from around the world, AP's Claire Parker writes from Paris.
Three prominent tech critics in the Senate will introduce new legislation today requiring social media giants to give consumers ways to move their personal data to another platform at any time, Axios' Kim Hart writes.
Democratic Sens. Mark Warner (Va.) and Richard Blumenthal (Conn.), along with Republican Sen. Josh Hawley (Mo.), are introducing the Augmenting Compatibility and Competition by Enabling Service Switching (ACCESS) Act.
Above, Wing — owned by Google parent Alphabet — started using drones Friday to deliver Walgreens and FedEx orders near Virginia Tech.
Below, Wing's package-carrying drones are dispatched from a launch site called the "Nest," in Christiansburg, Va.
"The United States has been quietly reducing its troop strength in Afghanistan despite the lack of a peace deal with the Taliban, weakening its hand in any future negotiations with the insurgents," the N.Y. Times reports from Kabul.
"At the height of the war, in 2010 and 2011, more than 100,000 American troops were stationed in Afghanistan."
Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party will "govern with a strong minority" after a victory in last night's Canadian federal elections, write the Globe and Mail's Robert Fife and Marieke Walsh.
Above, the Houston Astros — who host the Washington Nationals tonight for Game 1 of the World Series — take batting practice yesterday.
All games are on Fox (ET):
The Astros opened as more than a 2-1 betting favorite in Vegas.
The final trailer for "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" debuted last night, offering montages of epic cosmic combat and a fleeting glimpse of the late Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia embracing Daisy Ridley's Rey, AP's Jake Coyle writes.
The trailer's debut on "Monday Night Football" on ESPN (which, like Lucasfilm, is Disney-owned) coincided with tickets going on sale.
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