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Thursday’s News: President Donald Trump lashed out at officials of two swing states, Michigan and Nevada, Wednesday over their moves to make it easier for people to vote through mail-in ballots.

Trump vents as more states move to expand vote-by-mail ahead of November election by CNN's Abby Phillip

"President Donald Trump on Wednesday lashed out at officials in two swing states, Michigan and Nevada, over their moves to make it easier for more voters to cast their ballots by mail ahead of the November election." https://cnn.it/36nW3Nl

House and Senate lawmakers begin efforts to rework Paycheck Protection Program so businesses can have more flexibility by The Washington Post's Erica Werner

"House and Senate lawmakers are preparing new legislation that would make it easier for the government to forgive emergency loans to small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic after a lobbying blitz by firms who argued they needed more assistance." https://wapo.st/36l2d0O

Supreme Court temporarily blocks Mueller grand jury material from being turned over to House by NBC News' Pete Williams

"The Supreme Court blocked a House committee Wednesday from receiving grand jury material gathered by Robert Mueller's special counsel investigators, issuing a stay while a legal dispute over the records is on appeal." https://nbcnews.to/3bPXZPR

Biden's outreach to Dems lags as Trump syncs up with GOP by POLITICO's Burgess Everett and Heather Caygle

"President Donald Trump is lunching with Senate Republicans in the Capitol and prodding them to launch subpoenas against his enemies. Joe Biden is stuck in Delaware and has yet to hold even a conference call with House or Senate Democrats." https://politi.co/36l2y3A

Reopening guidance for churches delayed after White House and CDC disagree by The Washington Post's Josh Dawsey, Lena Sun and Michelle Boorstein

"Guidance for reopening houses of worship amid the coronavirus pandemic has been put on hold after a battle between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the White House, which was resistant to putting limits on religious institutions, according to administration officials." https://wapo.st/2WP8Rcs