What Mattered Today: October 24, 2019

Rep. Elijah Cummings became the first African American to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol, Vice President Pence criticized China and the NBA over its responses to the Hong Kong protests, and the 39 bodies found in a tractor trailer in the U.K. were identified as Chinese nationals. Plus, Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan dropped out of the 2020 presidential race, Syrian Kurds accused Turkey of violating the cease-fire, and mass evacuations and power outages continued as wildfires spread in California. Stay up to date here with our round-up of the latest daily headlines.

What Mattered Today: October 24, 2019