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(Photos: Abdulhamid Hosbas/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images, Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton both are slated to speak on the Wednesday of the Democratic convention — Aug. 19 — four sources familiar with the planning told Axios.

Why it matters: That's the same night Joe Biden's running mate (to be revealed next week) will address the nation. Clinton and Warren represent two of the most influential wise-women of Democratic politics with the potential to turn out millions of establishment and progressive voters in November.

  • Clinton was the 2016 nominee.
  • Warren, who ran against Biden in the primary, later moved to his all-female shortlist of potential running mates. People familiar with the planning cautioned against reading into the night of her speaking slot providing any clues about who the VP pick will be.

Don't forget: Warren made Clinton's VP shortlist in 2016.

Driving the news: Several former Biden primary rivals will give testimonials about him in either live or pre-taped videos that will play at the convention, sources tell Axios.

  • Warren, Sens. Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders have fuller-format speaking slots in addition to appearing with other former 2020 contenders.

The big picture: Democrats announced this week that their convention will be entirely virtual because of the coronavirus, so they're scrambling to finalize the lineup of speakers and events.

  • Because the event won't come with the usual, baked-in fanfare of an in-person convention, Dems are brainstorming about how to be creative and put out compelling content — facing the reality that it'll take a lot more to draw folks into the process this time around.
  • Clinton and Warren's appearances on the eve of Biden's convention speech also create another way for the campaign and Democratic National Committee to boost fundraising and viewership for the virtual event.

Go deeper: Joe Biden will no longer travel to Milwaukee for the convention

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Updated Nov 7, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Joe Biden elected president, AP projects

Biden in Los Angeles in March. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

The Associated Press projects Joe Biden has been elected the 46th president of the United States, ousting President Trump after a single term marked by impeachment, constant battles, a disastrous response to the deadly coronavirus pandemic and an unexpectedly close election.

Kamala Harris will join him as the first woman and first female person of color to be elected vice president — a historic breakthrough largely overshadowed by the turmoil surrounding the election. The news drew cheering crowds to the White House, while Biden made plans to address the nation at 8 pm Eastern.

Joe Biden wins Nevada, AP projects

Joe Biden. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

Joe Biden has won Nevada, a battleground state that has swung increasingly to Democrats in recent elections, AP projects.

Why it matters: Biden collected the state's six electoral votes and was declared the winner of the presidential election on Saturday morning, defeating President Trump.

This story is developing. Please check back for updates.

Thousands without power as "hazardous" winter storm lashes East Coast

Winter view from Charlotte as winter storm Izzy creates dangerous conditions in Charlotte, N.C. on Jan. 16. Photo: Peter Zay/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

A major winter storm was lashing much of the East Coast on Sunday, causing widespread power outages and disrupting travel over the holiday weekend.

The big picture: Heavy snow and ice accumulations were "likely to produce hazardous travel," downed trees and more outages from the Mid-South to the Northeast, per the National Weather Service. Some parts of the U.S. can expect to see up to a foot of snow through Monday.

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