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President Donald Trump announced today his intent to nominate Charles P. Rettig as Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, replacing acting commissioner David Kautter.

Background: Rettig is a California tax attorney with more than 35 years of experience with Beverly Hills firm Hochman, Salkin, Rettig, Toscher & Perez. He has served as chair of the IRS Advisory Council for almost 20 years and will succeed former IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, who was heavily criticized by Republicans for his harsh scrutiny of conservative groups that applied for nonprofit status.

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Pence no longer expected at Amy Coney Barrett's final confirmation vote

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Vice President Mike Pence no longer plans to attend the Senate's final confirmation vote for Judge Amy Coney Barrett on Monday, following Senate Democrats' claims that his presence after possible exposure to the coronavirus would be a "violation of common decency," a Pence aide confirmed to CNN and Politico on Monday.

Driving the news: Five of Pence's aides were recently diagnosed with COVID-19, including his chief of staff, who is currently quarantining. Pence has continued his campaign travel despite his possible exposure, which goes against CDC guidelines.

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  4. Education: The dangerous instability of school re-openings.
  5. World: Restrictions grow across Europe.
  6. Media: Fox News president and several hosts advised to quarantine.
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Bond investors see brighter days

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U.S. government bonds could breakout further after yields on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note ticked up to their highest since early June last week.

But, but, but: Strategists say this move is about an improving outlook for economic growth rather than just inflation.

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