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Floyd Mayweather (left) and Conor McGregor face off during a weigh-in yesterday in Vegas (AP's John Locher)

Problems with the pay-per-view system were delaying the much anticipated match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor on Saturday night, ESPN reported.

"Due to the overwhelming demand, capacity of cable systems around country are being overwhelmed. They are shutting down and rebooting some of these cable systems," Showtime executive vice president Stephen Espinoza told ESPN.

High profile complaints: Among those complaining on Twitter was ESPN commentator Dick Vitale, who launched a tirade on Twitter lambasting his service provider, Frontier.

Why it matters: Millions of households forked over $100 apiece to watch the fight using UFC Pass; Much of that revenue is due to the two participants. ESPN notes that PPV issues also delated the start of Mayweather's 2015 fight with Manny Pacquiao.

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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.