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Take the weekend to catch up on some of Axios' best stories from the week:

  1. Mike Allen got the inside scoop on the West Wing's attempts to discredit a NYTimes article.
  2. We played Go Fish with 12 cards that explain the populist movement consuming Europe.
  3. We rounded up all of the Russian diplomats who have been dying unexpectedly...
  4. We studied the Yin and Yang of Trump's brain
  5. The Sessions situation got sticky... we tracked all of the top lawmakers who want him out.
  6. We took a closer look at the Stephens, the ministers of Trump's truths.
  7. Stock markets have gone bananas for Trump so far, we looked at why that's likely to change.
  8. Snap went public... it was quite the spectacle.
  9. We highlighted the 12 things that mattered in Trump's Tuesday address.
  10. We got a hold of the leaked draft of the Obamacare repeal and replace plan... and broke it down into one fancy chart.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Politics: Americans feel Trump's sickness makes him harder to trustFlorida breaks record for in-person early voting — McConnell urges White House not to strike stimulus deal before election — Republican senators defend Fauci as Trump escalates attacks.
  2. Health: The next wave is gaining steam.
  3. Education: Schools haven't become hotspots — University of Michigan students ordered to shelter-in-place.
  4. World: Ireland moving back into lockdown — Argentina becomes 5th country to report 1 million infections.

Trump threatens to post "60 Minutes" interview early after reportedly walking out

Trump speaks to reporters aboard Air Force One, Oct. 19. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

President Trump tweeted on Tuesday that he was considering posting his interview with CBS' "60 Minutes" prior to airtime in order to show "what a FAKE and BIASED interview" it was, following reports that he abruptly ended the interview after 45 minutes of taping.

Why it matters: Trump has escalated his war on the media in the final stretch of his re-election campaign, calling a Reuters reporter a "criminal" this week for not reporting on corruption allegations about Hunter Biden and disparaging CNN as "dumb b*stards" for the network's ongoing coronavirus coverage.

2 hours ago - Politics & Policy

McConnell urges White House not to strike stimulus deal before election

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has urged White House negotiators not to cut a deal with Democrats on new coronavirus stimulus before the election.

Driving the news: McConnell informed Senate Republicans of the move at a closed-door lunch on Tuesday, two people familiar with his remarks tell Axios. McConnell's remarks were first reported by the Washington Post.

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