A mural of Kobe Bryant at Auto Club Speedway on Feb. 29 in Fontana, California. Photo: Stacy Revere/Getty Images

NBA star Kobe Bryant will be inducted into the 2020 class of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, per a Saturday announcement.

The big picture: Bryant’s selection comes nearly 3 months after his death in a helicopter crash. The announcement would normally take place at the NCAA's Final Four weekend, but the tournament was cancelled due to the novel coronavirus.

Driving the news: The 2020 Hall of Fame class also includes WNBA champion and Olympic gold medalist Tamika Catchings and coaches Kim Mulkey, Barbara Stevens, Eddie Sutton and Rudy Tomjanovich.

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Senate to vote on Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation on Oct. 26

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in the Capitol on Oct. 20. Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images

The Senate will vote to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court next Monday, Oct. 26, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced Tuesday.

The big picture: The Senate Judiciary Committee will vote this Thursday to advance Barrett's nomination to the full Senate floor. Democrats have acknowledged that there's nothing procedurally that they can do to stop Barrett's confirmation, which will take place just one week out from Election Day.

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Meadows confirms Trump's tweets "declassifying" Russia documents were false

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White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows confirmed in court on Tuesday that President Trump's tweets authorizing the disclosure of documents related to the Russia investigation and Hillary Clinton's emails "were not self-executing declassification orders," after a federal judge demanded that Trump be asked about his intentions.

Why it matters: BuzzFeed News reporter Jason Leopold cited the tweets in an emergency motion seeking to gain access to special counsel Robert Mueller's unredacted report as part of a Freedom of Information Act request. This is the first time Trump himself has indicated, according to Meadows, that his tweets are not official directives.