Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. waves to the crowd at 1963's March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Photo: Francis Miller / The LIFE Picture Collection / Getty Images

42% of employers will close in the United States in observance of Martin Luther King Day, making the holiday slightly more popular than February's Presidents Day, per Bloomberg. But there's a huge difference in who gets the day off: 72% of civil and nonprofit workers could sleep in this morning while just 16% of manufacturing workers could do the same.

Why it matters: MLK Day's jump over Presidents Day comes at a fraught political time for issues relating to race, given the violence surrounding last summer's white nationalist rally in Charlottesville and the Trump administration's attempts to clamp down on immigration.

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Obama: The rest of us have to live with the consequences of what Trump's done

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Campaigning for Joe Biden at a car rally in Miami on Saturday, Barack Obama railed against President Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic, saying "the rest of us have to live with the consequences of what he's done."

Driving the news: With less than two weeks before the election, the Biden campaign is drawing on the former president's popularity with Democrats to drive turnout and motivate voters.

Murkowski says she'll vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said Saturday that she'll vote to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Monday, despite her opposition to the process that's recently transpired.

The big picture: Murkowski's decision leaves Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) as the only Republican expected to vote against Barrett.