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Facebook Marketplace users in the U.S. can now search for vetted home service professionals like plumbers, handymen, home cleaners and contractors, with the workers populated by partners Handy, HomeAdvisor and Porch, TechCrunch reports.

The bigger picture: This is one of the ways Facebook's Marketplace is trying to become a stronger competitor to Craigslist — by working with partners to bring in new listings for items like cars. Amazon, Walmart and Google are also expanding in this area to connect consumers with nearby services, TechCrunch notes.

Why it matters for users: Facebook says millions of people ask for home service recommendations every year, and a lot of them are asking for them on the social network. The feature on Facebook Marketplace matches a users' needs with professionals offering the services.

Why it matters for the service professionals: The home services pros may be able to start finding customer and job leads more easily via Facebook.

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In her first week on the job, Amy Coney Barrett may be deciding which votes to count in the presidential election. By her third week, she’ll be deciding the fate of the Affordable Care Act.

Where it stands: The Senate votes on Barrett’s nomination tomorrow. If she’s confirmed, Chief Justice John Roberts is expected to swear her in at the Supreme Court within hours, an administration official tells Axios.

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The Biden campaign is rebuffing persistent pleas from Texas Democrats to spend at least $10 million in the Lone Star state, several people familiar with the talks tell Axios.

Why it matters: If Texas — which has 38 electoral votes and is steadily getting more blue, but hasn't backed a Democrat for president since 1976 — flipped to the Biden column, it would be game over. But the RealClearPolitics polling average stubbornly hovers at +2.6 for Trump — and Team Biden appears more focused on closer targets.

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A luxe election-night watch party at the Trump International Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue is being planned for President Trump's donors, friends and advisers — but Trump's hand in it is minimal because he's "very superstitious" — people familiar with the plans tell Axios.

The big picture: This "mecca for all things MAGA," as one adviser described it, is one of three hubs where they say Trumpworld will watch returns. The others are the war room at campaign HQ in Rosslyn, Virginia, and the White House residence, where Trump and the first lady will gather close family and advisers before heading to the hotel later that night, the sources said.