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The Supreme Court dismissed a challenge to President Trump's previous travel ban, which expired on September 24, saying "the appeal no long presents a 'live case or controversy,'" according to the Washington Post.

Why it matters: The Post reports that "the legal battle over [Trump's] latest efforts to ban some immigrants will need to start anew." Opponents to the ban urged the court to let the lower-court rulings, which blocked the executive order, stand. The administration requested it be thrown out. In a statement following Tuesday's dismissal, the court said the case was being returned to the U.S. Court of Appeals of the Fourth Circuit "with instruction to dismiss as moot the challenge."

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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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