People stand in front of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

When Nikolas Cruz began firing shots inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Broward Deputy Scot Peterson told cops, “Do not approach the 12 or 1300 building, stay at least 500 feet away,” according to a Miami Herald review of police radio records.

Why it matters: This is a different story than Peterson has previously told, which was that he thought the shots were coming from outside the school. But audio review reveals he was aware shots were being fired from within the buildings.

More details from the Miami Herald:

  • “The records appear to support Broward Sheriff Scott Israel’s contention that Peterson, a longtime school-resource officer, should have entered Building 12 to engage Cruz and try to prevent deaths."
  • "They also appear to show that other deputies may have refrained from rushing into the school at Peterson’s direction."

Go deeper: Read the complete timeline of events from the Broward Sheriff's Office.

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Supreme Court denies Pennsylvania GOP request to limit mail-in voting

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The Supreme Court on Monday denied a request from Pennsylvania's Republican Party to shorten the deadlines for mail-in ballots in the state. Thanks to the court's 4-4 deadlock, ballots can be counted for several days after Election Day.

Why it matters: It's a major win for Democrats that could decide the fate of thousands of ballots in a crucial swing state that President Trump won in 2016. The court's decision may signal how it would deal with similar election-related litigation in other states.

Microphones will be muted during parts of Thursday's presidential debate

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The Commission on Presidential Debates adopted new rules on Monday to mute microphones to allow President Trump and Joe Biden two minutes of uninterrupted time per segment during Thursday night's debate, AP reports.

Why it matters: In the September debate, Trump interrupted Biden 71 times, compared with Biden's 22 interruptions of Trump.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Politics: Trump says if Biden's elected, "he'll listen to the scientists"Trump calls Fauci a "disaster" on campaign call.
  2. Health: Coronavirus hospitalizations are on the rise — 8 states set single-day coronavirus case records last week.
  3. States: Wisconsin judge reimposes capacity limit on indoor venues.
  4. Media: Trump attacks CNN as "dumb b*stards" for continuing to cover pandemic.
  5. Business: Consumer confidence surveys show Americans are getting nervousHow China's economy bounced back from coronavirus.
  6. Sports: We've entered the era of limited fan attendance.
  7. Education: Why education technology can’t save remote learning.