A Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning ll multirole fighter jet at the Lockheed Martin factory in Fort Worth. File photo: Orjan F. Ellingvag/Corbis via Getty Images

The U.S. has suspended delivery of F-35 fighter jet parts to Turkey because of Ankara's "unacceptable" acquisition of the S-400 Russian missile defense system, the Pentagon confirmed Monday.

Why it matters: This is the latest of several disagreements between Washington and Ankara, ranging from Middle East policy to Turkey demanding Fethullah Gulen's extradition over a failed 2016 Turkish coup. In March, the U.S. said Turkey would lose its trade status allowing exports to enter the United States duty-free.

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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.

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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.

Whit it matters: With less than two weeks until Election Day, the justices voted 5-3 to reinstate the curbside voting ban and overturn a lower court judge's ruling designed to protect people with disabilities during the coronavirus pandemic.