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FBI agent Peter Strzok, who was removed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation due to his anti-Trump text messages, said in a letter today that he'd be willing to testify before Congress without invoking his Fifth Amendment rights, per The Washington Post.

The big picture: House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte had been considering subpoenaing Strzok to testify before Congress, per Politico. Strzok reentered the public eye this week after the Justice Department's inspector general singled out some of his anti-Trump text messages as negatively affecting the public's perception of the FBI, though his political biases ultimately did not tarnish the bureau's 2016 Hillary Clinton email probe.

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The coronavirus is starting to crush some hospitals

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Some states are seeing dangerous levels of coronavirus hospitalizations, with hospitals warning that they could soon become overwhelmed if no action is taken to slow the spread.

Why it matters: Patients can only receive good care if there's enough care to go around — which is one reason why the death rate was so much higher in the spring, some experts say.

Scoop: The Lincoln Project is becoming a media business

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The Lincoln Project is looking to beef up its media business after the election, sources tell Axios.

Driving the news: The group recently signed with the United Talent Agency (UTA) to help build out Lincoln Media and is weighing offers from different television studios, podcast networks and book publishers.

Trump, Biden strategies revealed in final ad push

Data: Bully Pulpit Interactive; Chart: Danielle Alberti/Axios

President Trump is pouring hundreds of thousands of dollars into Facebook ads on the Supreme Court and conservative judges in the final stretch of his campaign, while Joe Biden is spending over a million on voter mobilization, according to an analysis by Axios using data from Bully Pulpit Interactive.

The big picture: Trump's Facebook ad messaging has fluctuated dramatically in conjunction with the news cycle throughout his campaign, while Biden's messaging has been much more consistent, focusing primarily on health care and the economy.

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