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President Trump in the Blue Room of the White House on August 18. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

President Trump on Tuesday posthumously pardoned suffragist Susan B. Anthony, who was arrested in 1872 for illegally voting, at an event with First Lady Melania Trump to commemorate the 19th amendment.

The big picture: Trump made the announcement on the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women age 21 and over the right to vote in the U.S. However, many women of color were still unable to vote at the time due to restrictive state and local laws.

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Oct 6, 2020 - Economy & Business

Quantifying women's workplace crisis

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We're starting to see evidence of the coronavirus' erosion of women's workplace gains: 865,000 American women left the labor force in September, compared with 216,000 men.

Why it matters: Many of the women dropping out hold senior-level positions at companies, and their exit from the workforce means the already-abysmal representation of women in leadership at U.S. firms will get even worse.

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  2. Economy: U.S. economy adds 245,000 jobs in November as recovery slows — America's hidden depression: K-shaped recovery threatens Biden administration.
  3. Education: Devos extends federal student loan relief to Jan. 31
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  6. World: UN warns "2021 is literally going to be catastrophic"
  7. 🎧 Podcast: Former FDA chief Rob Califf on the vaccine approval process.