🎃⚾ Happy Halloween, and congrats to the world champion Washington Nationals, who won a wild seventh game of the World Series, 6-2, beating the Astros in Houston.
The health troubles we're seeing now — especially among young people — will continue to strain the system for years and even decades to come, Axios health care editor Sam Baker writes.
By the numbers: 18% of American kids are now obese, according to new CDC data. So are roughly 40% of adults. And it's projected to get worse.
The big picture: More obese children means there will be more adults down the road with chronic conditions like diabetes — which can’t be cured, only managed — and these diseases in turn increase the risk of further complications, such as kidney disease and stroke.
We’re only beginning to see the full costs of the opioid crisis, even though it has raged for years.
With a near party-line vote on impeachment rules expected in the House between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. today, Democrats are confident, while Republicans are focusing on swing states to shore up support, Axios' Alayna Treene reports.
Why it matters: Democrats say the vote will accelerate the inquiry, and will give them more tools to conduct their investigation.
The Trump re-election campaign is looking at impeachment largely through the lens of the swing states the president needs to win in 2020.
The campaign says it plans a massive, data-driven ground game, to hold Democrats in tough districts "accountable for their positions on impeachment."
via U.S. Central Command Twitter
In declassified Pentagon video of the daring, two-hour raid targeting ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, U.S. forces take "small arms fire from multiple locations as their helicopters approached the compound," CNN reports.
Gen. Frank McKenzie, commander of U.S. Central Command, said at a briefing:
🐶 President Trump tweets that the military working dog injured in the raid "will be leaving the Middle East for the White House sometime next week!"
For the second time, Trump posted a fake image of him putting a medal around the dog's neck.
"With one more comeback win, at the end of a comeback season for the ages, the Nationals were World Series champions," writes the Washington Post's Dave Sheinin from Houston in a victory lap for the history books.
"The fight lasted as long as it possibly could, through the final date on the baseball calendar. Washington had waited 95 years for another World Series champion. But the wait is over."
Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios
Twitter's move to ban political ads is the latest of several moves by the platform to position itself as an antidote to what critics see as Facebook's missteps and ethical lapses, Axios' Sara Fischer and Ina Fried write.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said yesterday in a series of tweets that the tech giant will no longer accept political or advocacy advertising of any kind.
Between the lines: Political ads don't make up a significant revenue stream for Twitter, so this was an easier decision than it would be f0r Facebook.
What to watch: Some argue Twitter's decision will hurt less-known candidates and groups that can't afford to buy expensive political ads on radio and TV.
The bottom line: This is a big step for Twitter, and it may put pressure on other digital platforms to follow suit.
On his confidence that President Trump won’t turn on him, Rudy Giuliani tells TIME: "He's 100% in my corner and loyal to me as I am to him."
The House Transportation Committee "presented startling new evidence from internal Boeing documents showing that, before the first crash in 2018, some company engineers had discovered that a failure in a new flight-control system could be 'potentially catastrophic,'" The Seattle Times reports.
Demonstrators across the Arab world "are using lessons from the Arab Spring, maintaining a focus on reforms and trying to avoid the pitfalls that turned hopeful uprisings in Syria, Libya and Yemen into civil wars," writes the Wall Street Journal's Dion Nissenbaum (subscription).
"The New York City Council overwhelmingly passed legislation [yesterday] that will ban the sale of foie gras in the city, one of the country’s largest markets, beginning in 2022," reports the N.Y. Times.
"House Dems decorated their Longworth office as the Senate legislative graveyard," Alex Thomas tweets (hat tip Ina Fried):
And, for Republicans ...
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