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A woman dressed as a character from "The Handmaid's Tale." Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Margaret Atwood will release a sequel to her novel "The Handmaid's Tale" titled "The Testaments" next September, she announced on Twitter Wednesday morning.

The big picture: The gender-driven political commentary of "The Handmaid's Tale" became an inspiration for women resisting the Trump administration and protesting patriarchal norms. Atwood's publicist told NPR last year that the book had seen a 200% increase in sales since the 2016 presidential election, and its television adaptation won the Emmy for Best Drama Series in 2017, becoming the first show on a streaming service to take home the top prize.

Go deeper: The resistance books coming in 2018

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Senate pulls all-nighter on amendments to COVID relief package

Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Democratic leaders struck an agreement with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) on emergency unemployment insurance late Friday, clearing the way for Senate action on President Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus package to resume after an hours-long delay.

The state of play: The Senate continued to work through votes on a marathon of amendments overnight into Saturday morning.

The elusive political power of Mexican Americans

Data: Pew Research Center, U.S. Census Bureau; Chart: Michelle McGhee/Axios

Mexican Americans make up the nation's largest Latino group, yet they remain politically outshined by more recently arrived Cuban Americans.

Why it matters: The disparities in political power between Mexican Americans and Cuban Americans reflect the racial, historical, geographical and economic differences within Latino cultures in the U.S.