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WATCH: Houston greets Beto O’Rourke like a rock star after Ted Cruz chickened out on MSNBC’s Texas town hall

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Rep. Beto O'Rourke greeted by Shasta, the mascot of the University of Texas Cougars at a MSNBC town hall.

Representative Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) received a hero’s welcome at an MSNBC town hall meeting at the University of Houston in Texas.

O’Rourke was greeted with cheers from the crowd, college cheerleaders and even a marching band.

Wearing a “Houston” baseball cap, O’Rourke high-fived Shasta — the mascot of the Houston Cougars.

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O’Rourke is challenging Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in the midterm elections. Cruz was invited to attend the town hall, but declined.

Cruz also declined to attend a CNN town hall in McAllen, Texas.

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The FDA repeatedly stood up to Trump on coronavirus — and even won some victories: NYT

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President Donald J. Trump has repeatedly tried to undermine the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (F.D.A.) and now, with just two weeks until Election Day, the world is learning more about the behind-the-scenes battles that have shaken these governmental entities to the core.

Approximately two weeks after Trump's release from Walter Reed Medical Center, there is no "cure," as the president stated, and he is not "immune." No one is immune - and there is no successful vaccine, regardless of how much Trump claims one will arrive before Nov. 3. The F.D.A. published the guidelines in briefing materials to an advisory committee that will discuss them on Thursday, effectively making them official. To be clear, the F.D.A.has not approved Trump's miraculous cure of a cocktail - even though he has claimed differently.

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Lawmakers more optimistic on COVID stimulus as election day looms

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Chances for approving a new spending package to support the US economy improved dramatically on Tuesday after the senior Democratic lawmaker said a bill is in the works and the top Senate Republican said he would bring it to a vote.

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Bloomberg TV that legislators are starting to commit the measure to paper and she is optimistic it can win bipartisan support.

Whether policymakers can complete the negotiations in time for Congress to approve the package before the November 3 presidential election, however, remains a question mark.

"Our economy needs it. Hopefully by the end of the day today, we will know where we are," she said in an interview. "We are starting to write the bill."

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America is on pace for record-shattering early voter turnout — including in critical states: report

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On Tuesday, The Washington Post reported that voters are casting early ballots in numbers on track to set a historic record — including in some critical battleground states.

"Early-voting counts suggest a record level of civic participation before Election Day. The tens of millions of ballots already cast show highly enthusiastic voters are making sure their votes are counted amid a pandemic," said the report.

15.8 million people in battleground states have already voted, and in some states, like Michigan and Wisconsin, more people have voted early so far than did in the entire early voting period of 2016. In North Carolina, meanwhile, 2 million ballots have been cast — more than double the same amount at this point in 2016.

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