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The leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

The Senate Intelligence Committee expects to host executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google for a hearing later this year on election interference.

Why it matters: Another hearing would put tech platforms back in the spotlight as they grapple with how to prevent election disruption ahead of the midterms.

The details: A spokesperson for Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), the chairman of the Intelligence Committee, confirmed that the hearing would likely be in September and that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Google CEO Sundar Pichai had been invited. A second source said that Dorsey and Sandberg have agreed to attend. Details of the lineup were first reported by BuzzFeed News.

  • On Tuesday, The Hill reported that committee vice chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) was pushing for another hearing. The panel heard from lawyers for Twitter, Facebook and Google last year.

What they're saying: A spokesperson for Facebook declined to comment. Google and Twitter did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Editor's note: This story has been updated with information about witnesses and a no-comment from Facebook.

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Trump sues New York Times and his niece over tax report

Former President Trump hosting a boxing match in Hollywood, Florida on Sept. 11. Photo: Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images

Former President Trump filed a $100 million lawsuit against the New York Times and his niece Mary Trump on Tuesday over the news outlet's 2018 reporting on his tax records, the Daily Beast first reported.

Details: The suit, filed in New York's Dutchess County, alleges NYT journalists "engaged in an insidious plot to obtain confidential and highly-sensitive records" and that they "convinced" Mary Trump to "smuggle records out of her attorney's office and turn them over to The Times."

Brazil's health minister tests positive for COVID during UN summit in N.Y.

President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro (L) and Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga in Brasilia, Brazil, in May. Photo: Andressa Anholete/Getty Images

Brazil's Health Minister Marcelo Queirog has tested positive for COVID-19 while in New York City for the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), he confirmed Tuesday night.

Why it matters: Hours earlier, Queirog had accompanied Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to the UNGA. The Biden administration expressed concern last week that the gathering of world leaders could become a coronavirus "superspreader event."

House passes government funding, debt ceiling bill

Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

The House passed a bill on Tuesday to fund the government through early December, along with a measure to raise the debt ceiling through December 2022.

Why it matters: The stopgap measure, which needs to be passed to avoid a government shutdown when funding expires on Sept. 30, faces a difficult journey in the Senate where at least ten Republicans would need to vote in favor.