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AllScripts yesterday said that it will pay $100 million in cash to acquire Practice Fusion, an early electronic health records company that raised over $200 million in venture capital funding (including at a $700 million valuation in 2014).

What happened: Practice Fusion rival eClinicalWorks last May paid $155 million to settle a suit brought regulators in Vermont, for allegedly misrepresenting the capabilities of its software and paying kickbacks to certain customers in exchange for product promotion. AllScripts notes in an SEC filing that Practice Fusion last March received its own document request from those same Vermont authorities, "pursuant to a civil investigative demand."

But Practice Fusion was having unrelated troubles beforehand, having booted its founding CEO in mid-2015 and focusing on small/mid-sized customers that kept getting scooped up by larger systems that didn't integrate with Practice Fusion (i.e., they sold to the least sticky buyers).

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Senate to vote on Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation on Oct. 26

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The Senate will vote to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court next Monday, Oct. 26, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced Tuesday.

The big picture: The Senate Judiciary Committee will vote this Thursday to advance Barrett's nomination to the full Senate floor. Democrats have acknowledged that there's nothing procedurally they can do to stop Barrett's confirmation, which will take place just one week out from Election Day.

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Meadows confirms Trump's tweets "declassifying" Russia documents were false

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White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows confirmed in court on Tuesday that President Trump's tweets authorizing the disclosure of documents related to the Russia investigation and Hillary Clinton's emails "were not self-executing declassification orders," after a federal judge demanded that Trump be asked about his intentions.

Why it matters: BuzzFeed News reporter Jason Leopold cited the tweets in an emergency motion seeking to gain access to special counsel Robert Mueller's unredacted report as part of a Freedom of Information Act request. This is the first time Trump himself has indicated, according to Meadows, that his tweets are not official directives.

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