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Photo: Evan Vucci / AP

President Trump addressed the country Monday from the White House Diplomatic Reception Room following the attack on Las Vegas late Sunday night when a shooter opened fire on an outdoor concert.

His quote: "My fellow Americans. We are joined together today in sadness, shock and grief... It was an act of pure evil."

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  • "The FBI and the Department of Homeland security are working closely with local authorities to assist in the investigation."
  • "I want to thank the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the all of the first responders for their courageous efforts... the speed in which they acted was miraculous and prevented further loss of life... it shows what true professionalism is all about."
  • "In memory of the departed I have asked that our flag be flown at half staff... in moments of tragedy and sorrow, America comes together as one, and it always has."
  • "Our unity cannot be shattered by evil. Our bonds cannot be broken by violence. And though we feel such great anger at the senseless murder of our fellow citizens, it is our love that defines us today, and always will, forever."
  • Trump said he will visit Vegas on Wednesday.

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  2. Politics: States beg for Warp Speed billions.
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States beg for Warp Speed billions

A COVID-19 drive-thru testing center yesterday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. Photo: David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP

Operation Warp Speed has an Achilles' heel: States need billions to distribute vaccines — and many say they don't have the cash.

Why it matters: The first emergency use authorization could come as soon as next month, but vaccines require funding for workers, shipping and handling, and for reserving spaces for vaccination sites.

Court rules Minnesota absentee ballots must be received by 8 p.m. Election Day

An election judge drops a ballot in a ballot box at a drive through drop-off for absentee ballots in Minneapolis. Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

An appeals court on Thursday ruled that Minnesota absentee ballots must be received by 8 p.m. on Election Day to be counted.

Why it matters: The ruling, which comes just five days before the election, blocks the state's plan to count absentee ballots arriving late so long as they're postmarked by Nov. 3 and delivered within a week of the election. Now those ballots must be set aside and marked late.