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TIME shows John Lewis at age 23, in May 1963, as chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), in Clarksdale, Miss.

Why it matters: Born in Alabama to the son of sharecroppers, Lewis went on to dedicate his life toward fighting the racial injustices that labeled him as a second-class citizen. He became the chair of the SNCC in 1963 and went on to become the youngest person to speak at the March on Washington that August.

What to watch: The magazine goes on sale Friday.

Go deeper: Tom Houck discusses his longtime friend, Rep. John Lewis

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In photos: Winds fuel wildfires in California as blazes ravage U.S. West

Firefighters near Wrightwood, California battle the Bobcat Fire as it surpasses 100,000 acres on Sept. 20. Photo by David McNew/Getty Images

78 large wildfires are burning across the U.S. Cal Fire reported Monday 19,000 firefighters were battling 27 major blazes across California.

The big picture: Cooler weather and rains provided relief to firefighters and improved air quality in parts of the northwest. But strong winds have worsened conditions in California, where the Bobcat Fire prompted fresh evacuations. The blaze, one of the largest in LA County history, has burned some 105,345 acres and was only 15% contained as of Monday afternoon. The mega-fires have killed at least 36 people and charred over 5 million acres in Oregon, Washington and California.

Dion Rabouin, author of Markets
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Wall Street fears stimulus is doomed

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The fight over a new Supreme Court justice will take Washington's partisan bickering to a new level and undermine any chance for needed coronavirus relief measures before November's election, Wall Street analysts say.

What we're hearing: "With the passing of Justice Ginsburg, the level of rhetorical heat has increased, if that seemed even possible," Greg Staples, head of fixed income for the Americas at DWS Group, tells Axios in an email.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 7 a.m. ET: 31,346,086 — Total deaths: 965,294— Total recoveries: 21,518,790Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 3 a.m. ET: 6,858,130 — Total deaths: 199,890 — Total recoveries: 2,615,949 — Total tests: 95,841,281Map.
  3. Health: CDC says it mistakenly published guidance about COVID-19 spreading through air.
  4. Media: Conservative blogger who spread COVID-19 misinformation worked for Fauci's agency.
  5. Politics: House Democrats file legislation to fund government through Dec. 11.
  6. World: U.K. upgrades COVID alert level as Europe sees worrying rise in infections — "The Wake-Up Call" warns the West about the consequences of mishandling a pandemic.

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