From left: Hoda Kotb, Robin Wright, Tina Smith and Christine Tsai. Photos: Getty Images and YouTube.

As powerful men in every industry lose their jobs due to allegations of sexual misconduct, companies are hiring women to replace them.

Why it matters: One way to combat the culture of workplace harassment revealed by these men's accusers is to replace the alleged harassers with qualified women.

  • Hoda Kotb took over for Matt Lauer as co-host of NBC's "Today" show, completing the show's first ever all-female lineup of hosts.
  • Alex Wagner, a former MSNBC anchor, will replace Mark Halperin on Showtime's "The Circus."
  • Tina Smith, former Lt. Gov. of Minnesota was sworn in Wednesday to replace Al Franken after he stepped down amid an ethics investigation into past conduct.
  • Christiane Amanpour replaced Charlie Rose as an anchor on PBS.
  • Robin Wright, House of Cards' female lead, will become the Netflix show's new star in its sixth and final season, replacing her on-screen husband Kevin Spacey.
  • Gretchen Carlson was elected chair of the Miss America organization to replace former CEO Steve Haskell after the Huffington Post leaked emails from Haskell containing sexist and disparaging comments about past pageant winners — including Carlson herself.
  • Christine Tsai took over as CEO of 500 Startups when Dave McClure was ousted after he apologized for making multiple unwanted advances toward women.

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Democrats sound alarm on mail-in votes

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Democrats are calling a last-minute audible on mail-in voting after last night's Supreme Court ruling on Wisconsin.

Driving the news: Wisconsin Democrats and the Democratic secretary of state of Michigan are urging voters to return absentee ballots to election clerks’ offices or drop boxes. They are warning that the USPS may not be able to deliver ballots by the Election Day deadline.

Nxivm cult leader Keith Raniere sentenced to life in prison

Carts full of court documents related to the U.S. v. Keith Raniere case arrive at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York in May 2019. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Nxivm cult leader Keith Raniere, 60, was sentenced to 120 years in prison on Tuesday in federal court for sex trafficking among other crimes, the New York Times reports.

Catch up quick: Raniere was convicted last summer with sex trafficking, conspiracy, sexual exploitation of a child, racketeering, forced labor and possession of child pornography. His so-called self-improvement workshops, which disguised rampant sexual abuse, were popular among Hollywood and business circles.

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Americans are moving again

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For decades, the share of Americans moving to new cities has been falling. The pandemic-induced rise of telework is turning that trend around.

Why it matters: This dispersion of people from big metros to smaller ones and from the coasts to the middle of the country could be a boon for dozens of left-behind cities across the U.S.

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