The Morning Dispatch: Polls Look Good for Biden Ahead of Debate

Happy Tuesday! Tonight’s the night! After months of anticipation, Trump and Biden are set to duke it out on the debate stage in Cleveland.

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Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • The United States confirmed 33,575 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday per the Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 Dashboard, with 3.2 percent of the 1,043,622 tests reported coming back positive. An additional 281 deaths were attributed to the virus on Monday, bringing the pandemic’s American death toll to 205,031.

  • President Trump announced Monday that the federal government will begin shipping Abbott Laboratories rapid coronavirus tests to states, with 6.5 million expected to go out this week and 100 million expected to be shipped over the next month. The administration is strongly encouraging states to use the tests to aid in the reopening of K-12 schools.

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