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Just a week after the Brewers lost reigning National League MVP Christian Yelich for the season due to a fractured knee cap, the Angels have lost perennial American League MVP Mike Trout for the season due to foot surgery.

Why it matters: In addition to winning recent MVP awards, Trout and Yelich are also frontrunners this year. In spite of his injury, Trout will likely still win the AL award, while Yelich's chances could be fading.

  • Trout: "I've been dealing with it for like the last month, and it progressively got worse. … I was just tired of having to deal with it, having to come in and worry about my foot." (LA Times)
  • By the numbers: Trout finishes the season with a .291/.438/.645 slash line, 110 runs scored, 104 RBI and a career-high 45 HR.

What's next:

  • AL MVP: Trout's absence will likely cost him the lead in a few statistical categories, but he's still comfortably ahead of his biggest challenger, Houston's Alex Bregman.
  • NL MVP: This is Dodgers slugger Cody Bellinger's award to lose now, but if he doesn't seize the moment, Yelich could still beat him out.

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Biden: The next president should decide on Ginsburg’s replacement

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Joe Biden is calling for the winner of November's presidential election to select Ruth Bader Ginsburg's replacement on the Supreme Court.

What he's saying: "[L]et me be clear: The voters should pick the president and the president should pick the justice for the Senate to consider," Biden said. "This was the position the Republican Senate took in 2016 when there were almost 10 months to go before the election. That's the position the United States Senate must take today, and the election's only 46 days off.

Trump, McConnell to move fast to replace Ginsburg

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President Trump will move within days to nominate his third Supreme Court justice in just three-plus short years — and shape the court for literally decades to come, top Republican sources tell Axios.

Driving the news: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans are ready to move to confirm Trump's nominee before Election Day, just 46 days away, setting up one of the most consequential periods of our lifetimes, the sources say.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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