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Snap's IPO roadshow gets underway: Snapchat's parent company arrived at New York's Mandarin hotel on Tuesday to pitch dozens of investors who piled in to listen to the presentation over a turkey lunch. At stake is the $3.2 billion Snap hopes to raise in a couple of weeks, at a likely valuation of about $20 billion.

  • As expected, Snap's executives fielded many questions about its app's user growth, which they attempted to blame some of the slowdown on problems with the Android app. However some investors, according to Bloomberg, thought it was "not addressing the elephant in the room"—Instagram, that is.
  • On the subject of its multi-billion deals with Google and Amazon for cloud services, Snap told investors that it expects those costs to decrease over time and that it's open to building its own data centers.
  • CEO Evan Spiegel also shared a taste of what the company could do in the future as a "camera company:" Building three-dimensional maps of locations like theme parks, according to Bloomberg, though he didn't say there are any plans to pursue mapping.

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

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in the Capitol on Oct. 20. Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images

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 that 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.