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Tuesday's Mini-Report, 9.29.20

Today's edition of quick hits.

Today's edition of quick hits:

* Breonna Taylor case: "A recording of the grand jury in the Breonna Taylor case will be made public after Kentucky's Attorney General Daniel Cameron agreed to comply with a judge's ruling to release it. Cameron added that he was concerned that the release planned for Wednesday could hamper the ongoing federal investigation and lead to a 'poisoning of the jury pool.'"

* A new milestone: "More than 1 million people have died from Covid-19 since the coronavirus was first identified late last year in China, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. With more than 200,000 deaths, U.S. continues to lead the global death toll, followed by Brazil at 142,000 and India at 95,500, the tally on Monday showed."

* Flynn case: "The federal judge overseeing the prosecution of former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn suggested during a hearing Tuesday that he is not yet prepared to let the government abandon the prosecution and still has more questions about the case."

* I'll have more on this tomorrow: "Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe on Tuesday declassified a Russian intelligence assessment that was previously rejected by Democrats and Republicans on the Senate Intelligence Committee as having no factual basis, according to two sources familiar with the matter."

* Census Bureau: "U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross says the 2020 census will end Oct. 5, despite a federal judge's ruling last week allowing the head count of every U.S. resident to continue through the end of October, according to a tweet posted on the Census Bureau's website Monday."

* DHS subpoenas: "House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff on Tuesday issued a pair of subpoenas to the Department of Homeland Security to try and force the department to turn over documents and compel testimony related to a whistleblower complaint that the administration sought to downplay evidence of Russian election interference and white supremacist violence."

* The Phase IV process is apparently still ongoing: "House Democrats unveiled a $2.2 trillion pandemic relief package Monday night as part of a last-ditch attempt to secure new aid before the Nov. 3 elections."

* Curious diplomacy: "American efforts to persuade more Arab countries to normalize relations with Israel before the November election are focused on Sudan, where negotiations have stalled over the amount of a financial incentive promised to Sudan in exchange for recognizing Israel, officials said Saturday."

* Seriously? "Scientists developing a compact version of a nuclear fusion reactor have shown in a series of research papers that it should work, renewing hopes that the long-elusive goal of mimicking the way the sun produces energy might be achieved and eventually contribute to the fight against climate change."

See you tomorrow.