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NIH Director Francis Collins says he’s "guardedly optimistic" we’ll have at least one safe and effective vaccine by the end of the year. @jebediahreed  reports

The states where coronavirus caseloads are currently surging in the wrong direction

Despite a Trump endorsement, Scott Tipton was no match for the owner of a gun-themed restaurant called Shooters Grill who defied public health orders

As states delay, and in some cases reverse, reopening plans due to the resurgent outbreak, the type of person testing positive for coronavirus is changing in one major way: They’re a lot younger than they were

Fake crowd noise is good. So is shaming players who break the rules

As the worst of the crisis (possibly) recedes in New York, the city's future is up for grabs. @JDavidsonNYC  writes that what will happen is what we make happen

Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein's ex-girlfriend and alleged madam, has been arrested by the FBI

The U.S. added a record 4.8 million jobs in June. But there are reasons to be worried about the near-term outlook for jobs, writes @jbarro 

Each school will have a maximum number of students allowed inside at a time, which may require some to stagger schedules. Students will also be required to wear face masks

@EricLevitz : "When Trump carefully monitors Tucker Carlson’s assessment of his racial politics — while ignoring that of swing voters — he is undermining his own long-term political interests, but faithfully attending to his near-term psychological ones."


A new poll found @AOC 's proposed tax plan to be "popular in all regions of the country"

Donald Trump all but confessed that he hired Matt Whitaker to stop the “illegal” Mueller probe. writes

There is no economic theory that justifies the tax bill currently moving through the Senate, writes @EricLevitz 

Rev. William J. Barber II was arrested for protesting on behalf of higher minimum wages in front of McDonald’s corporate headquarters at about the same time as he learned he had been awarded a MacArthur “genius grant”

Jeff Sessions’s departure, and his replacement with Mark Whitaker, is Trump’s plan to corrupt the Department of Justice. It's the most dire threat to the republic since Trump’s election itself, writes

"The contrast, I think, isn’t only between what it feels like in a hot spot and in a place like this, but between what it feels like inside a hospital and literally anywhere else," notes @PeteButtigieg  about coronavirus perceptions

Ben Carson defends himself against allegations that he never attempted to murder a child:

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Trump's election has already had real-world consequences for many Americans, especially the most vulnerable

State Department aides forced journalists to leave the room when it was Tillerson's turn to speak