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Former President Obama tweeted a rare rebuke of President Trump on Tuesday over the current administration's rollback of Obama-era vehicle emissions standards.

What he said: "We've seen all too terribly the consequences of those who denied warnings of a pandemic," Obama tweeted, linking to a Los Angeles Times article addressing the rollback. "We can't afford any more consequences of climate denial. All of us, especially young people, have to demand better of our government at every level and vote this fall."

The big picture: The Trump administration has made weakening and eliminating climate policies enacted under Obama a priority over the past three years. The most recent rollback targets a 2012 rule that called for annual emissions standards to increase by 5% per year — weakening it to 1.5% annually.

  • The administration suggested Monday that the rule change would result in new cars costing approximately $1,000 less, per CNN.

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Supreme Court blocks Alabama curbside voting measure

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday evening blocked a lower court order that would have allowed voters to cast ballots curbside at Alabama polling places on Election Day.

Of note: With 13 days until Election Day, the court voted 5-3 against the measure. Liberal Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan and Stephen Breyer dissented.

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U.S. officials: Iran and Russia aim to interfere in election

Iran and Russia have obtained voter registration information that can be used to undermine confidence in the U.S. election system, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe announced at a press conference Wednesday evening.

Why it matters: The revelation comes roughly two weeks before Election Day. Ratcliffe said Iran has sent threatening emails to Democratic voters this week in states across the U.S. and spread videos claiming that people can vote more than once.