Happy Friday! Today's newsletter — edited by Shane Savitsky — is 603 words, a 2.5-minute read.
🇨🇳 Situational awareness: "The U.S. and China reached a partial agreement Friday that would broker a truce in the trade war and lay the groundwork for a broader deal." (Bloomberg)
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A panel of federal appeals judges upheld this morning a House subpoena for President Trump's financial records to Mazars USA, the president's longtime accounting firm.
It's just one of many ongoing battles to gain access to Trump's tax returns and financial records — but it might be Democrats' best chance.
The other side: The Trump administration's position is that the requests for his returns serve no "legitimate legislative purpose," and therefore don't have to be fulfilled.
What we do know: A decade of Trump's tax documents received by the New York Times in May revealed that he racked up $1.17 billion in losses from 1985 to 1994.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson takes part in an art class at a primary school in Beaconsfield, England.
Beyoncé performs on stage during the "On the Run II" tour in Cardiff last year. Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images For Parkwood Entertainment
It's only October, but this week has seen a slew of publications kick off the turn-of-the-decade debate a little early by releasing their lists of the best albums of the 2010s.