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Homeland Security says a program that protects children of undocumented immigrants "will remain in effect," adding work permits will not be cut in advance of their current expiration dates.

  • That news along with the Thursday cancelation of a never-implemented Obama-era program for undocumented parents of Americans or green card holders in the U.S.
  • Caveat: "There has been no final determination made about the DACA program," the assistant secretary for public affairs for the DHS told the NYT. Dan Stein, the Federation for American Immigration Reform president, told Axios "If there is no legal basis for DAPA, then DACA remains vulnerable to legal challenge on the same grounds."
  • Bottom line: Trump still could make good on a campaign promise that those who illegally entered the U.S. "cannot obtain legal status" and they will have to "return home and apply for reentry like everybody else."

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  3. Business: Surge is sinking consumer confidence Testing is a windfall.
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Parties trade election influence accusations at Big Tech hearing

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A Senate hearing Wednesday with Big Tech CEOs became the backdrop for Democrats and Republicans to swap accusations of inappropriate electioneering.

Why it matters: Once staid tech policy debates are quickly becoming a major focal point of American culture and political wars, as both parties fret about the impact of massive social networks being the new public square.

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Germany goes back into lockdown

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel will enact one of Europe's strictest coronavirus lockdowns since spring, closing bars and restaurants nationwide for most of November, Reuters reports.

Why it matters: Germany is the latest European country to reimpose some form of lockdown measures amid a surge in cases across the continent.