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Florida GOP Rep. Vern Buchanan. Photo: Bill Clark/Roll Call

The progressive group Swing Left added six new GOP-held districts to their list of targeted races where they're channeling the energy of their 500,000 volunteers to try to help Democrats take back the House — they're now targeting a total of 84 races.

Why it matters: Although all of the districts are favorable to Republicans, per Cook Political Report ratings, Swing Left co-founder Ethan Todras-Whitehill says they're seeing a surge of grassroots activists in these areas who "can move the needle to secure critical wins."

The six districts are: Florida's 16th, Illinois' 14th, New York's 1st, Ohio's 12th, Pennsylvania's 16th, and Texas' 31st.

Go deeper: Swing Left has now raised more than $1 million for Democrats in competitive races who have raised less than their Republican opponents.

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North Korea fires short-range missile to sea, slams "hostile" U.S. policy

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Photo: API/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said Tuesday that North Korea's military had fired a short-range missile toward its eastern sea, per AP.

Why it matters: North Korea's ambassador to the United Nations defended the latest launch in remarks to the UN General Assembly, demanding the U.S. and South Korea end their "hostile policy" against the country.

Arizona Judge: Adding mask mandates ban to budget bill is unconstitutional

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) Photo: Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

An Arizona judge ruled Monday that the state's ban on mask mandates in schools, and other measures put into the state budget by Republicans, are unconstitutional, the Arizona Republic reports.

Why it matters: The sweeping ruling voids a ban on vaccine requirements for public universities, community colleges and local governments, and strikes down some non-COVID-related measures like a ban on teaching critical race theory in classrooms and anti-fraud measures for ballots.

Activision to set up $18M victims fund in response to harassment suit

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Activision Blizzard announced plans Monday to settle a sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission hours after it was filed.

Why it matters: This is Activision's most visible acknowledgment of problems at the company, in the wake of a series of workplace misconduct lawsuits, complaints and investigations initiated against the "Call of Duty" and "World of Warcraft" maker since the summer.