A supporter of Sharif's demonstrates in Lahore. Photo: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam submitted themselves for arrest and were taken into custody after arriving in Lahore from the UK on Friday evening.

Why it matters: In a landmark verdict, the Sharifs were convicted last week by an anti-corruption court for not being able to prove a legitimate source for funds used to buy a set of upscale London apartments. The arrest will be a blow to the PML-N, which is contesting a July 25 general election as the incumbent party, but alleges that it has been the victim of "political engineering" by its opponents during the campaign.

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13 states set single-day coronavirus case records last week

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13 states set new highs last week for coronavirus infections recorded in a single day, according to the COVID Tracking Project (CTP) and state health departments. Kansas, Montana, North Dakota and Wyoming surpassed records from the previous week.

The big picture: The pandemic is getting worse again across the country, and daily coronavirus cases have risen in the U.S. for six straight weeks, according to a seven-day average tracked by Axios. The U.S. reported over 80,000 new cases on both Friday and Saturday.

Senate advances Amy Coney Barrett nomination, setting up final confirmation vote

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The Senate voted 51-48 on Sunday to advance the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, setting up a final confirmation vote for Monday.

Why it matters: It's now virtually inevitable that the Senate will vote to confirm President Trump's third Supreme Court nominee before the election, which is just nine days away.

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