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President Trump has declared new bans or restrictions on travel from eight countries, effectively replacing the existing travel ban that is due to expire. The returning countries: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen. The new additions: North Korea, Chad and Venezuela. With the exception of Venezuela, which faces lighter restrictions, nearly all nationals of these countries will be banned indefinitely.

One obvious change is that, after the earlier policy was labeled a Muslim ban, the Trump administration has added countries that are not majority-Muslim. The policy will take effect October 18, and officials said countries will be added and removed from the list based on security conditions. The Supreme Court is still set to rule on the constitutionality of the prior ban next month.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Politics: Trump calls Fauci a "disaster" on campaign call.
  2. Health: Coronavirus hospitalizations are on the rise — 8 states set single-day coronavirus case records last week.
  3. States: California to independently review FDA-approved coronavirus vaccinesWisconsin judge reimposes capacity limit on indoor venues.
  4. Media: Trump attacks CNN as "dumb b---ards" for continuing to cover pandemic.
  5. World: Ireland moving back into lockdown as cases surge — Argentina becomes 5th country to report 5 million infections

USA Today breaks tradition by endorsing Joe Biden

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USA Today, one of the largest newspapers by circulation in America, gave Joe Biden its first-ever presidential endorsement on Tuesday.

The big picture: A slew of media companies are endorsing a candidate this year for the first time ever, citing the unprecedented nature of this election.

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Exclusive: AP to call elections for Alexa and other Big Tech channels

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Many of the world's biggest tech and telecom companies, like Google, Amazon, Microsoft and AT&T, are licensing the Associated Press' election results to power their voice, video and search products, executives tell Axios.

How it works: Because tech firms need to answer millions of unique voice commands and search queries in real time, the results will be coded through an API — an interface that a computer program can read — designed to handle "not enough results in yet" and "too close to call" cases.