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Cindy Parlow Cone became the first female president of the U.S. Soccer Federation after former President Carlos Cordeiro’s sudden resignation on Thursday, The Washington Post reports.

Why it matters: Parlow Cone is taking charge of the organization amid a legal battle over equal pay involving the women's national team, as well as other administrative roadblocks. She was serving as vice president of the organization prior to Cordeiro's resignation.

Who is Cindy Parlow Cone:

  • Parlow Cone has three NCAA titles, two Olympic gold medals and a World Cup championship under her belt, per the Post.
  • She helped lead the Portland Thorns to a title during her first season as head coach, and served as assistant coach with the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill women's soccer team, helping them secure an NCAA title.

What's next: Parlow Cone will remain in the role through Feb. 2021, when the federation will hold an election during their annual general meeting to decide who will complete Cordeiro's term, Yahoo Sports reports.

Go deeper: Judge: U.S. women's soccer team subject to discriminatory working conditions

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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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