Photo: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. VASILY MAXIMOV/AFP via Getty Images

Russian authorities raided the Moscow office of opposition leader Alexei Navalny Thursday, using power tools to enter the premises before taking laptops and other materials, the BBC reports.

The big picture: Navalny, an anti-corruption lawyer and politician, is the face of Russia's domestic opposition to President Vladimir Putin and has been jailed dozens of times as a result of his activism. Navalny was hospitalized in July after his doctor said he was poisoned with "undefined chemical substances."

Details: Navalny said the raid is connected to his refusal to remove a documentary film accusing Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and billionaire businessman Alisher Usmanov of corruption, per BBC. A court ordered the video to be removed in 2017.

  • Navalny was removed from the office, but not detained. Video posted by a Navalny ally showed sparks flying as authorities appeared to force the door open with power tools.
  • It is the fourth raid on the office in the last six months, said Navalny ally Lyubov Sobol.

Of note: Navalny's foundation was deemed a "foreign agent" by the Russian government in October, making it susceptible to checks like these, according to BBC.

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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.