10 things you need to know today: October 26, 2020

Pence plans to keep traveling despite staff coronavirus outbreak, Senate Republicans set up Monday vote on Barrett confirmation, and more

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1. Pence to continue traveling despite staff coronavirus outbreak

Vice President Mike Pence plans to continue traveling as scheduled despite a coronavirus outbreak among at least three members of his staff, including his closest aide, Chief of Staff Marc Short, Pence Press Secretary Devin O'Malley said Sunday. Pence and second lady Karen Pence tested negative Sunday morning and "remain in good health," O'Malley said. President Trump tested positive in early October, and a total of 34 people were associated with that outbreak. White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows defended an effort to limit information on the latest burst of infections, portraying information among staff members as a matter of medical privacy. "Sharing personal information is not something that we should do," Meadows said on CNN's State of the Union.

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