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TECH: Uber's no-good, very-bad week:

The scandal that rocked Silicon Valley this week started with an essay by former Uber engineer Susan Fowler Rigetti documenting a widespread culture of sexism at the high-flying ride-sharing company. The week spiraled downhill from there, with investors calling for an independent investigation (which the company hired Eric Holder to conduct), a scathing NYT story detailing the company's toxic work environment for women and a confrontational meeting between CEO Travis Kalanick and frustrated female employees. Oh, and to top off the week for Uber, Google has accused it of stealing some of its technology (via proprietary files) with the purchase of self-driving truck startup Otto.

HEALTH: Obamacare replacement plan

The best piece on the politics of Obamacare repeal was this Bloomberg story Friday about Republicans acknowledging their replacement plan won't cover as many people. The story didn't reveal new details that weren't already known (that happened later when Politico got a leaked draft). But the Bloomberg story is valuable because it has candid quotes from congressional Republicans admitting that they're not really trying to cover as many people. As Rep. Michael Burgess put it: "We're not going to send an IRS agent out to chase you down and make you buy health insurance."

POLITICS: 3 things
  1. The Department of Homeland Security gave out more detailed guidance for dealing with undocumented immigrants, erasing all prior guidance except for Obama's DACA policy.
  2. Town halls across the country erupted with Obamacare supporters who worry about the repeal and replacement plan.
  3. And Trump rescinded Obama's guidance to allow transgender students to decide which bathroom they want to use.

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Updated 49 mins ago - Politics & Policy

Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

  1. Politics: Ex-FDA chief: Pence campaigning after COVID exposure puts others at risk — Mark Meadows: "We are not going to control the pandemic"— COVID-19 looms over White House Halloween celebrations.
  2. Health: 13 states set single-day coronavirus case records last week — Fauci says maybe we should mandate masks if people don't wear them — America was sick well before it ever got COVID-19.
  3. World: Italy tightens restrictions Spain declares new state of emergency.
Updated 54 mins ago - Health

13 states set single-day coronavirus case records last week

Data: Compiled by Axios; Map: Danielle Alberti/Axios

13 states set new highs last week for coronavirus infections recorded in a single day, according to the COVID Tracking Project (CTP) and state health departments. Kansas, Montana, North Dakota and Wyoming surpassed records from the previous week.

The big picture: The pandemic is getting worse again across the country, and daily coronavirus cases have risen in the U.S. for six straight weeks, according to a seven-day average tracked by Axios. The U.S. reported over 80,000 new cases on both Friday and Saturday.

Senate advances Amy Coney Barrett nomination, setting up final confirmation vote

Photo: Xinhua/Ting Shen via Getty Images

The Senate voted 51-48 on Sunday to advance the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, setting up a final confirmation vote for Monday.

Why it matters: It's now virtually inevitable that the Senate will vote to confirm President Trump's third Supreme Court nominee before the election, which is just nine days away.