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Here's the latest for Sunday, October 25: Senate votes to advance SCOTUS nominee Barrett; Italy imposes new virus restrictions; Protesters mark one year of anti-government rallies in Iraq; Pope Francis names 13 new cardinals in surprise address.

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ANGIE WANG: This is "AP News Minute." Senate Republicans have voted overwhelmingly to advance Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett toward final confirmation despite Democratic objections just over a week before the presidential election.

Italy's leader imposed new restrictions across the country on Sunday to fight rising coronavirus infections. Gyms, pools, and movie theaters will shut down, and cafes and restaurants will close early under a 6:00 PM curfew.

In Iraq, thousands of protesters took to the streets to mark one year since mass anti-government demonstrations swept Baghdad and other cities, sparking hope for change and calls to end rampant corruption.

And Pope Francis has named 13 new cardinals, including one who would become the first Black US prelate to earn the coveted red hat, in a surprise announcement from his studio window to faithful standing below in St. Peter's Square.

Angie Wang, Associated Press, with "AP News Minute."