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This afternoon, President Trump went to see a 4th-grade class at St. Andrew Catholic School in Florida with Betsy Devos, Gov. Rick Scott, Marco Rubio, Jared Kushner and Ivanka.

According to the pool report, Trump told one girl who wanted to start her own business, "That's a good idea. Make a lot of money, right? But don't run for politics after."

Just before leaving the classroom, he told a little African American girl with braids, "Oh that hair is beautiful. I love that hair, right?" After passing another African American girl with braids, he repeated, "I love her hair!"

Trump then met with local educational officials and beneficiaries of school choice policies.

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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden had $177.3 million in the bank at the end of September, per the latest Federal Election Commission filings.

Why it matters: President Trump's re-election campaign reported having $63.1 million in the bank at the end of last month, as campaigning enters the final stretch ahead of Election Day on Nov. 3.

Court allows North Carolina mail-in ballots deadline extension

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North Carolina can accept absentee ballots that are postmarked Nov. 3, Election Day, until Nov. 12, a federal appeals court decided Tuesday in a 12-3 majority ruling.

Why it matters: The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling against state and national Republican leaders settles a lawsuit brought by a group representing retirees, and it could see scores of additional votes counted in the key battleground state.

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