A storm that's dumping almost a foot of snow across much of the Midwest has killed at least nine people as it tracks toward the Northeast, AP reports.

The state of play: The storms have caused schools to close and caused traffic chaos across the region, AP notes.

  • Nine people were killed in crashes on icy conditions Sunday — three in Missouri, three in Nebraska, two in Indiana and one in Kansas.
  • Missouri State Highway Patrol tweeted it had responded to over 660 calls for help from stranded motorists and attended 685 traffic crashes.

What to expect: "A swath of wintry precipitation will affect areas from the Central Plains to the Northeast through Tuesday, with locally heavy snowfall over interior Northeast and New England," the National Weather Service said in a statement.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in state in Capitol's National Statuary Hall

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Monday that the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in state in the Capitol's National Statuary Hall on Friday, making Ginsburg the first woman to ever receive the honor.

The state of play: The Supreme Court also announced Monday that Ginsburg will lie in repose on the front steps of the building on Wednesday and Thursday, allowing the public to pay respects to the late justice outside.

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Trump announces new Iran sanctions in effort to maintain international arms embargo

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President Trump signed an executive order on Monday that would impose sanctions on any person or entity that contributes to the supply, sale, or transfer of conventional arms to or from Iran or is engaged in providing training and financial support related to those weapons.

Why it matters: The executive order is the first step by the Trump administration to put teeth into its claim that international sanctions on Iran were restored over the weekend, one month after the U.S. initiated the "snapback" process under a United Nations Security Council resolution.

Exclusive: Conservative group launches $2M Supreme Court ad

Screengrab of ad, courtesy of Judicial Crisis Network.

The Judicial Crisis Network is launching a $2.2 million ad campaign to put pressure on vulnerable Senate Republicans in battleground states to support a quick confirmation when President Trump announces his Supreme Court nominee.

The big picture: "Follow Precedent," previewed by Axios, is one of the first national and cable television ads to run following Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg's death Friday.