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  • The Dow Jones hit a record high toward the end of Comey's testimony before dipping.
  • Voters in the U.K. are going to the polls to decide between Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
  • Iran's foreign minister called President Trump's statement about attacks in Tehran "repugnant." Trump had said, "We underscore that states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote."
  • The House of Representatives is preparing to vote on the Financial Choice Act, a bill that will overturn Dodd-Frank regulations. It is expected to pass with just Republican support.
  • Kris Kobach, Kansas' Secretary of State, announced that he will run for governor, citing a need to "drain the swamp" in Topeka.
  • The National Domestic Workers Alliance released a report which concluded that black women are underrepresented in elected office despite high rates of political engagement, per the Washington Post.

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Twitter launches warnings on election misinformation and delays

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Twitter will start pinning notices to the top of all U.S. Twitter users’ timelines warning that results in next week’s election may be delayed and that they may encounter misinformation on mail-in voting.

Why it matters: Delayed election results are expected across many states that are handling unprecedented amounts of absentee and mailed ballots, which President Trump has baselessly called "very dangerous" and "corrupt."

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NASA confirms water exists on sunny parts of the Moon

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Why it matters: NASA is aiming to send people back to the Moon as part of its Artemis program by 2024, with plans to eventually create a sustainable presence on the lunar surface. That sustainability relies on mining the moon for its resources, like water.