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The Senate will be voting on two dueling proposals Thursday to reopen the government. The first is President Trump's proposed compromise for border wall funding in exchange for an extension of DACA and TPS, while the second is a clean continuing resolution that would fund agencies through Feb. 8.

The state of play: Neither bill is expected to get the 60 votes necessary to pass. Democrats have said they will not negotiate on border funding until the government is reopened, and are expected to have the votes necessary to block Trump's proposal. Neither Trump nor Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will be supporting the second bill, which originated in the Democrat-controlled House, CNN's Manu Raju reports.

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Biden enters final stretch with huge cash advantage over Trump

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in Wilmington, Delaware, on Monday. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden had $177.3 million in the bank at the end of September, per the latest Federal Election Commission filings.

Why it matters: President Trump's re-election campaign reported having $63.1 million in the bank at the end of last month.

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Court allows North Carolina mail-in ballots deadline extension

An absentee ballot election worker stuffs ballot applications at the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections office in Charlotte, North Carolina, in September. Photo: Logan Cyrus/AFP via Getty Images

North Carolina can accept absentee ballots that are postmarked Nov. 3 on Election Day until Nov. 12, a federal appeals court decided Tuesday in a 12-3 majority ruling.

Why it matters: The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling against state and national Republican leaders settles a lawsuit brought by a group representing retirees, and it could see scores of additional votes counted in the key battleground state.

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