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Schools across the country are using the impeachment debate in Congress to teach students about the Constitution, presidential power and earlier impeachment cases, AP reports.

Why it matters: Experts say it's a good opportunity for teachers to put current events in the curriculum and strengthen debate skills on constitutional and procedural facts versus students' personal beliefs.

In a writing prompt published in the New York Times, teenagers shared their opinions on whether the impeachment inquiry is appropriate to discuss in classrooms. Many said yes, but some said they weren't interested in their teachers trying to influence their students’ opinions.

  • Still, some North Carolina high school students expressed their opinion that members of Congress "had already made up their minds and wouldn’t be swayed," AP writes.
  • If teachers want to shy away from controversy and the Trump presidency, history and impeachment is a safe bet, per AP.

Go deeper: The takeaways from the Trump impeachment inquiry's closed-door phase

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The massive early vote

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Early voting in the 2020 election across the U.S. on Saturday had already reached 65.5% of 2016's total turnout, according to state data compiled by the U.S. Elections Project.

Why it matters: The coronavirus pandemic and its resultant social-distancing measures prompted a massive uptick in both mail-in ballots and early voting nationwide, setting up an unprecedented and potentially tumultuous count in the hours and days after the polls close on Nov. 3.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Health: Ipsos poll: COVID trick-or-treat.
  2. World: Greece tightens coronavirus restrictions as Europe cases spike — Austria reimposes coronavirus lockdowns amid surge of infections
  3. Economy: Conference Board predicts economy won’t fully recover until late 2021.
  4. Technology: Fully at-home rapid COVID test to move forward.
  5. States: New York rolls out new testing requirements for visitors.

Trump's legacy is shaped by his narrow interests

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President Trump's policy legacy is as much defined by what he's ignored as by what he's involved himself in.

The big picture: Over the past four years, Trump has interested himself in only a slim slice of the government he leads. Outside of trade, immigration, a personal war against the "Deep State" and the hot foreign policy issue of the moment, Trump has left many of his Cabinet secretaries to work without interruption, let alone direction.