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Jeh Johnson, Obama's former Homeland Security secretary, has been asked to testify in front of the House Intelligence Committee regarding their investigation into Russian meddling in the election and potential collusion with Trump's team, per Politico.

The details: Johnson will likely answer questions about any attempts by Russia to hack into U.S. election systems, Politico notes. Earlier this week, Johnson appeared before the Senate Intelligence Committee during a closed testimony. Johnson previously acknowledged that he was aware of some Russian attempts to hack voter registration bases, but he told MSNBC earlier this month that he wasn't certain of any actual changes to vote counts because of Russian interference.

Why it matters: Johnson's testimony could give the House key insights into previous election hacking strategies by Russia, which would better inform their current investigation.

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What to watch in tonight's debate

Joe Biden (left) and President Trump (right) are facing off in Cleveland for the first presidential debate. Photos: Alex Wong (of Biden) and David Hume Kennerly (of Trump)/Getty Images

President Trump will try to break Joe Biden's composure by going after his son Hunter and other family members in tonight's first presidential debate — a campaign source tells Axios "nothing will be off the table" — while Biden plans to stick to the economy, coronavirus and new revelations about how Trump avoided paying taxes.

Driving the news: Biden and Trump are set to debate at 9 p.m. ET at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, and it will be moderated by Fox News' Chris Wallace.

Massive layoffs hit Disney theme parks

A person posing for a photo in front of the iconic Disney castle at Disneyland Resort in Hong Kong on Sept, 25. Photo: Miguel Candela Poblacion/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Disney is laying off 28,000 workers at its theme parks and experiences and consumer products divisions, the company said in a statement Tuesday.

Why it matters: The coronavirus pandemic has forced the company to close its California theme parks and limit attendance at re-opened parks elsewhere around the U.S. Around 67% of the 28,000 laid off workers are part-time employees, according to Josh D’Amaro, chairman of Disney's parks, experiences and products division.

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United States of burnout

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Postponed vacations, holidays in isolation and back-to-back virtual meetings are taking a toll on millions of American workers.

Why it matters: As we head into the fall, workers are feeling the burnout. Such a collective fraying of mental health at work could dampen productivity and hinder economic growth across the country.

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