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In an op-ed in the Sunday Telegraph, British Prime Minister Theresa May called the question of a second Brexit referendum "a gross betrayal of our democracy" and claimed that she would not make compromises on the "Chequers proposal" that wouldn't serve the U.K.'s national interest.

Why it matters: As the threat of a "no deal" Brexit looms over stalled negotiations between the U.K. and the EU, May is facing intense pressure from two sides — hardline Brexiteers like Nigel Farage, who have assailed the Chequers plan for being too weak, and EU negotiators who are pushing for more concessions. May's dismissal of the possibility of a second referendum comes as many British voters appear to be changing their tune on the benefits of leaving the EU.

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Supreme Court blocks Alabama curbside voting measure

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday evening blocked a lower court order that would have allowed voters to cast ballots curbside at Alabama polling places on Election Day.

Whit it matters: With less than two weeks until Election Day, the justices voted 5-3 to reinstate the curbside voting ban and overturn a lower court judge's ruling designed to protect people with disabilities.

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  1. Politics: Senate Democrats block vote on McConnell's targeted COVID relief bill McConnell urges White House not to strike stimulus deal before election.
  2. Economy: Why the stimulus delay isn't a crisis (yet).
  3. Health: New York reports most COVID cases since MayStudies show drop in coronavirus death rate — The next wave is gaining steam.
  4. Education: Schools haven't become hotspots — San Francisco public schools likely won't reopen before the end of the year.
  5. World: Spain becomes first nation in Western Europe to exceed 1 million cases.

U.S. officials: Iran and Russia aim to interfere in election

Iran and Russia have obtained voter registration information that can be used to undermine confidence in the U.S. election system, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe announced at a press conference Wednesday evening.

Why it matters: The revelation comes roughly two weeks before Election Day. Ratcliffe said Iran has sent threatening emails to Democratic voters this week in states across the U.S. and spread videos claiming that people can vote more than once.

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