MPR News AM Update: Trump rally is ‘fully approved’

President Trump disembarks from Air Force One
President Trump disembarks after arriving on Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on Sept. 26, 2019, after returning from New York.
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Good morning and happy Wednesday. Here’s what you need to know to start your day in 250 words.

Afternoon showers moving in. Statewide highs in the mid 60s and lower 70s. In the Twin Cities, it’ll be quite windy. More on Updraft.

Trump’s rally is “fully approved,” once again. Legal threats and Twitter battles appear for naught as President Trump’s reelection campaign backed off on a potential lawsuit against the Target Center, the site for his Thursday night rally. Catch up on the hectic day of news here.

The president also says he “cannot participate” in his impeachment inquiry. A White House lawyer says Democrats’ probe "lacks any legitimate constitutional foundation" and is an attempt to "nullify the outcome of the democratic process.”

Minnesota’s attorney general is suing a north Minneapolis landlord. Keith Ellison says the landlord manages dilapidated houses for which he requires high rent payments and security deposits. "He's bullying low-income moms, threatening to throw them out if they don't do what he says," Ellison said.

Can companies fire employees for being gay or transgender? While “no” might seem like the obvious answer, U.S. Supreme Court justices heard legal arguments on a case focusing on that question.

Our neighbors to the West could get a blizzard on Wednesday. As the Fargo Forum reports, Grand Forks, N.D., could see 8 to 10 inches of snow this week. In early October. Let the season sink in.

The U.S. can learn from Australia’s flu deaths. More than 650 Aussies have died from the flu this season, and it’s pushing U.S. officials to encourage people to get their vaccinations early.

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