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The Trump administration revealed new offshore drilling requirements it's pushing for on Friday, Bloomberg reports, which would relax some rules put in place after the Deepwater Horizon accident, but reject other changes requested by oil companies.

The details: Environmentalists disagreed with the changes, per Bloomberg, arguing that they "could jeopardize safety improvements." But director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Scott Angelle, told Bloomberg: "People were concerned we'd take a sledgehammer to it. Absolutely not. This is a very delicate scalpel to the process."

What's being changed: Per Bloomberg, some of the changes include loosening "measures safety advocates and environmentalists said were necessary" to avoid another Deepwater Horizon. Another change will not require third-party vendors who test underwater blowout preventers to be certified by the safety bureau.

What wasn't accepted: The oil industry requested that the standard for an appropriate "drilling margin" be rewritten, which the administration rebuffed, Bloomberg reports. The administration is instead mandating a "60-day public comment period" for oil companies and stakeholders to take questions on the standard.

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Justice Department sues Google over alleged search monopoly

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The Justice Department and 11 states Tuesday filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google, accusing the company of using anticompetitive tactics to illegally monopolize the online search and search advertising markets.

Why it matters: The long-awaited suit is Washington's first major blow against the tech giants that many on both the right and left argue have grown too large and powerful. Still, this is just step one in what could be a lengthy and messy court battle.

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In photos: Florida breaks record for in-person early voting

Voters wait in line at John F. Kennedy Public Library in Hialeah, Florida on Oct. 19. Photo: Eva Marie Uzcategui/AFP via Getty Images

More Floridians cast early ballots for the 2020 election on Monday than in the first day of in-person early voting in 2016, shattering the previous record by over 50,000 votes, Politico reports.

The big picture: Voters have already cast over 31 million ballots in early voting states as of Tuesday, per the U.S. Elections Project database by Michael McDonald, an elections expert at the University of Florida.