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The U.S. Supreme Court handed President Trump a big loss Thursday, ruling that he is not "categorically immune" from having his pre-presidential financial records released to a New York grand jury. But in a second decision on the House's request for similar information, the court appeared to question the breadth of congressional authority.
The Trump administration is questioning its own guidelines to try to get schools to reopen this fall, but is it logistically and financially possible? Joe Biden is working with Bernie Sanders and other progressives to improve his pitch to progressives, and finally the Supreme Court will rule today on Trump's financials. Will the public get access?
The Trump Administration is pushing for K-12 schools to open this fall. They are also threatening to expel international students who are only being offered online courses by their universities. After a legal challenge, President Trump's niece, Mary Trump, will publish a tell-all family memoir next week. What does she have to say about her uncle's family secrets? Mexico's president meets President Trump at the White House to mark the USMCA.
As coronavirus cases are surging, Miami-Dade County is rolling back reopening measures. But Florida's Governor is downplaying the spike in cases. The economy is starting to bounce back, but those gains could be jeopardized by a new surge of coronavirus infections. Economists at Goldman Sachs say requiring people to wear face masks could slow the spread of the virus, without taking a heavy toll on business. President Trump has struggled to articulate his second-term agenda. Pollsters say that strategy could backfire.
In speeches, the president painted a picture of a divided America. Scientists examine other ways COVID-19 can spread. And, Israel is criticized for focusing on West Bank annexation rather than COVID-19.
President Trump delivered an acrimonious speech stoking divisions at Mount Rushmore, and mentioning the pandemic only once. As coronavirus cases surge in Texas the governor mandates the use of masks. And ahead of a holiday weekend, we'll talk about how human behavior shapes the trajectory of the pandemic.