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5 things you need to know this morning: October 23, 2020

Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.

Five things you need to know

1. White House releases ‘uncut’ version of 60 Minutes interview that Trump abruptly ended

In an unprecedented move, US President Donald Trump posted an "uncut version" of his 60 Minutes interview with Lesley Stahl on Twitter two days after reports suggested that he “abruptly ended” it around 45 minutes. CBS issued a statement in response saying it would go ahead with the scheduled airing of the program on Sunday, which will also feature VP Mike Pence, presidential nominee Joe Biden and vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris.

2. Spain and France both exceed one million confirmed COVID-19 cases

Spain has become the first country in western Europe to report over one million cases. France hit one million cases just hours later, as the country reported more than 40,000 cases in a single day for the first time.

3. Judge upholds second-degree unintentional murder and second-degree manslaughter charges against Derek Chauvin

On Thursday, a Hennepin County judge dismissed a third-degree murder charge against Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer captured on video pressing his knee against George Floyd's neck. The former police officer still faces the more serious charge of second-degree murder, as well as a second-degree manslaughter charge for the May 25 death of Floyd.

4. Alberta will pilot rapid COVID-19 testing at Calgary airport and US border crossing

The Alberta government and the federal government are collaborating on a pilot project designed to replace the mandatory 14-day quarantine for international travellers with rapid COVID-19 testing. Starting November 2, those entering the country at the Coutts border crossing or the Calgary International Airport can choose to have a rapid test, and will be allowed to leave quarantine if negative for the virus.

5. The FBI says Iran and Russia have taken 'specific actions' to influence US elections

The Federal Bureau of Investigation said Iran and Russia have obtained information of registered voters and have been sending out “spoofed emails” to influence public opinion relating to the US election.

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