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Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) have been re-elected as the majority and minority leaders of the Senate, respectively, reports NBC News.

What to watch: On the other side of the Capitol, House Republicans will hold their leadership elections Wednesday afternoon, while Democrats won't vote until Nov. 28.

Republican Senate leadership:

  • Majority leader: Mitch McConnell (Ky.)
  • Majority whip: John Thune (S.D.)
  • Conference chair: John Barasso (Wyo.)
  • Policy chair: Roy Blunt (Mo.)
  • Conference vice chair: Joni Ernst (Iowa)
  • NRSC chair: Todd Young (Ind.)

Democratic Senate leadership:

  • Minority leader: Chuck Schumer (N.Y.)
  • Minority whip: Dick Durbin (Ill.)
  • Assistant leader: Patty Murray (Wash.)
  • Policy chair: Debbie Stabenow (Mich.)
  • Conference vice chair: Elizabeth Warren (Mass.)
  • Conference vice chair: Mark Warner (Va.)
  • Chair of steering committee: Amy Klobuchar (Minn.)
  • Chair of outreach: Bernie Sanders (Vt.)
  • DPCC vice chair: Joe Manchin (W.Va.)
  • Conference secretary: Tammy Baldwin (Wis.)

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Deadly Hurricane Zeta slams U.S. Gulf Coast

A satellite image of Hurricane Zeta. Photo: National Hurricane Center/NOAA

Hurricane Zeta has killed at least one person after a 55-year-old man was "electrocuted by a downed power line" in Louisiana as the storm caused widespread power outages Wednesday night, per AP.

What's happening: Zeta made landfall south of New Orleans as a Category 2 hurricane earlier Wednesday before weakening to Category 1. But it was still "battering southeastern Louisiana and southern Mississippi with life-threatening storm surge, high winds, and heavy rain" late Wednesday, per the National Hurricane Center.

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  3. Business: Consumer confidence sinking Testing is a windfall.
  4. World: Europe faces "stronger and deadlier" wave France imposes lockdown Germany to close bars and restaurants for a month.
  5. Sports: Boston Marathon delayed MLB to investigate Dodgers player who joined celebration after positive COVID test.
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Fauci says U.S. may not return to normal until 2022

Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Anthony Fauci, testifies during a September Senate hearing on COVID-19 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Graeme Jennings/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

NIAID director Anthony Fauci told the Journal of the American Medical Association on Wednesday he doesn't expect a COVID-19 vaccine to be ready until January 2021 or later.

What he's saying: Fauci said during the interview that the U.S. was in a "bad position" after failing to keep case numbers down post-summer. "We should have been way down in baseline and daily cases and we’re not," he said.