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President Trump on Monday returned to the campaign trail for the first time since his coronavirus diagnosis, staging a rally in Florida. Democratic nominee Joe Biden was in Ohio, another battleground state, as he kicked off a week of events in several states that Trump captured in 2016 but that Democrats argue they can win this year.

Vice President Pence also campaigned in Ohio on Monday, while Biden’s running mate, Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.), remained in Washington to participate in a confirmation hearing for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court.

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  • Trump’s doctor, Sean Conley, said in a memo released by the White House that the president had tested negative for the virus “on consecutive days,” using the Abbott rapid testing machine, and was no longer contagious.
  • Voters waited for as long as 10 hours on Georgia’s first day of early voting on Monday, raising questions about whether election officials were prepared for what is shaping up to be a historic early-voting season.
  • Barrett’s confirmation hearings this week offer Trump and Senate Republicans one of their final chances before the election to shift the fall agenda away from the pandemic and toward an issue they believe is more politically beneficial.
  • Biden leads Trump by 12 percentage points nationally, 54 percent to 42 percent, according to an average of national polls since Oct. 1. Biden’s margin is smaller in key states: eight points in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, seven in Michigan, and three in Arizona and Florida.