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Snap Inc. is laying off 100 people, Bloomberg reports. Most of the jobs being eliminated are in sales, but a few are in other functions, according to sources within the company.

Why it matters: This is the latest of several rounds of layoffs at the company, as it undergoes a restructuring both to bring more people to its headquarters in Los Angeles and to focus more on new company priorities, like Snapchat's redesign. Sources say this round of layoffs will largely be the last for now.

Our thought bubble: Snap has done a lot of restructuring to its ad product, including shifting more of its resources to automated ad sales, which require less people to execute. According to Snapchat, 90% of its ads are now sold programmatically — in an automated fashion.

  • The layoffs follow the elimination of roughly 120 engineering jobs earlier this year. Around two dozen human resources staffers were also let go in January, as the company announced plans to slow hiring as it reached a point of maturity post-IPO.
  • The 3,000-person company is led by 27-year-old CEO and founder Evan Spiegel. Spiegel said last year that all managers would be assessing their team sizes and locations.

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With President Trump planning to nominate his third Supreme Court justice nominee this week, key Republican senators are indicating their stance on replacing the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with less than 50 days until Election Day.

The state of play: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) has vowed that "Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate." Two GOP senators — Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) — have said they oppose holding a vote before the election, meaning that two more defections would force McConnell to delay until at least the lame-duck session of Congress.

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Biden to Senate GOP after RBG passing: "Please follow your conscience"

Joe Biden made a direct appeal to Senate Republicans in a speech addressing the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, urging them to "cool the flames that have been engulfing our country" by waiting to confirm her replacement until after the election.

The state of play: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said soon after the news of Ginsburg's death that President Trump's nominee would get a vote on the Senate floor.