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Of President Trump's nominees to federal court, 91% have been white people, 81% have been men and 75% have been both — the highest rate in almost 30 years, according to an analysis by AP.

Why it matters: The Trump administration has had a record number of vacancies to fill, and these are lifetime appointments. The people he nominates will have a lasting impact on the U.S., and will be a major part of Trump's legacy. George H. W. Bush was the last president to nominate a similar number of white, male people.

Go deeper: Trump's history with racial controversies.

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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.

Bryan Walsh, author of Future
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The murder hornets are here

A braver man than me holds a speciment of the Asian giant hornet. Photo: Karen Ducey/Getty Images

Entomologists in Washington state on Thursday discovered the first Asian giant hornet nest in the U.S.

Why it matters: You may know this insect species by its nom de guerre: "the murder hornet." While the threat they pose to humans has been overstated, the invading hornets could decimate local honeybee populations if they establish themselves.