Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanagh. Photo: Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images

Chuck Schumer and Dianne Feinstein are among the Senate Democrats expected to meet with President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, upon returning from August break, the AP reports citing a senior Democratic aide.

Why it matters: Democrats had previously refused to meet with the nominee after the administration refused to consider nominating former President Obama's choice to fill a Supreme Court vacancy, Merrick Garland. According to the aide, "senators will demand the records in dispute from Kavanaugh directly and question him about their contents during their meetings with him." Kavanaugh recently turned over thousands of documents that are now in review.

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Less travel is causing the NBA to see better basketball

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Why it matters: General managers, athletic trainers and league officials believe the lack of travel is a driving force behind the high quality of play — an observation that could lead to scheduling changes for next season and beyond.

Senate Republicans release report on Biden-Ukraine investigation with rehashed information

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.). Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

Senate Republicans, led by Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), on Wednesday released an interim report on their probe into Joe Biden and his son's dealings in Ukraine.

Why it matters: The report's rushed release ahead of the presidential election is certainly timed to damage Biden, amplifying bipartisan concern that the investigation was meant to target the former vice president's electoral chances.

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The high-wage jobs aren't coming back

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The pandemic has caught up with high-wage jobs.

The big picture: Early on, the pandemic walloped hiring across the wage spectrum and in every sector. Now, states have opened up, and the lower-wage retail and restaurant jobs have slowly come back — but higher-paying jobs are lagging behind.

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