Senators continue debating the merits of Amy Coney Barrett's expected confirmation to the Supreme Court. Republicans are expected to overpower Democratic opposition and vote to confirm President Trump's nominee Monday evening. (Oct. 26)
Some 100,000 pro-democracy protesters marched through Minsk in the 11th weekend in a row since August's rigged elections, prompting police attacks with stun grenades and water cannon and hundreds of arrests. The opposition leader, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, called for a nationwide strike Monday. Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko told US secretary of state Mike Pompeo Saturday that Belarus and Russia would repel external threats, insinuating the movement was being orchestrated from outside.