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Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday that Google should "immediately end development of the 'Dragonfly' app [for the Chinese search market] that will strengthen Communist Party censorship and compromise the privacy of Chinese customers," per Reuters.

The big picture: Google's reported look at re-entering the Chinese search market has become a flashpoint for the company in Washington, with lawmakers expressing concerns about the project. Google has said it's not close to launching a search product in China.

Go deeper: Google's China project unites angry employees and frustrated Congress

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Murkowski says she'll vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

Sen. Lisa Murkowski. Photo: Alex Edelman/AFP via Getty Images

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said Saturday that she'll vote to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Monday, despite her opposition to the process that's recently transpired.

The big picture: Murkowski's decision leaves Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) as the only Republican expected to vote against Barrett.

Post-debate poll finds Biden strong on every major issue

Joe Biden speaks Friday about "The Biden Plan to Beat COVID-19," at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

This is one of the bigger signs of trouble for President Trump that we've seen in a poll: Of the final debate's seven topics, Joe Biden won or tied on all seven when viewers in a massive Axios-SurveyMonkey sample were asked who they trusted more to handle the issue.

Why it matters: In a time of unprecedented colliding crises for the nation, the polling considered Biden to be vastly more competent.

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