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A Tesla Model 3 on the production line. Photo: Mason Trinca for The Washington Post via Getty Images

Tesla produced 53,239 Model 3 sedans in the third quarter and delivered 55,840, the company announced Tuesday, meeting its goal of producing between 50,000 and 55,000 Model 3s in the quarter.

Why it matters: Tesla delivered 83,500 vehicles in Q3, which the company said is 80% more than what they delivered during all of 2017. This comes at the height of a tumultuous few months for the electric car-maker following CEO Elon Musk's "go-private tweet," that resulted in an SEC settlement under which Musk was forced to pay a $20 million penalty and step down as chairman of the company.

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Biden picks up his pen to change the tone on racial equity

Vice President Harris looks on as President Biden signs executives orders related to his racial equity agenda. Photo: Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images

President Biden is making a down payment on racial equity in a series of executive orders dealing with everything from private prisons to housing discrimination, treatment of Asian Americans and relations with indigenous tribes.

The big picture: Police reform and voting rights legislation will take time to pass in Congress. But with the stroke of his pen, one week into the job Biden is taking steps within his power as he seeks to change the tone on racial justice from former President Trump.

Most Senate Republicans join Rand Paul effort to dismiss Trump's 2nd impeachment trial

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Forty-five Senate Republicans, including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, supported an effort to dismiss former President Trump's second impeachment trial.

Why it matters: The vote serves as a precursor to how senators will approach next month's impeachment trial, making it highly unlikely the Senate will vote to convict. The House impeached Trump for a second time for "incitement of insurrection" following events from Jan 6. when a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol.

Texas judge temporarily halts Biden's 100-day deportation freeze

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A federal judge in Texas has temporarily blocked the Biden administration's 100-day freeze on deporting unauthorized immigrants.

Why it matters: Biden has set an ambitious immigration agenda, but he could face pushback from the courts.