The Morning Dispatch: Previewing Biden’s VP Pick

Happy Tuesday! As you embark on your day today, be sure to remember the advice 86-year-old Sen. Chuck Grassley offered up on Twitter yesterday: “use LOVE not anger.”

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • The United States confirmed 47,711 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday, with 6.5 percent of the 731,690 tests reported coming back positive. An additional 547 deaths were attributed to the virus on Monday, bringing the pandemic’s American death toll to 155,388.

  • President Trump told reporters on Monday that his administration would ban social media app TikTok from the United States unless it is sold to an American company by September 15. Trump also said a “very substantial portion” of that eventual sale price will have to go to the Treasury in order for him to approve any deal because his administration is “making it possible for this deal to happen.”

  • Hurricane Isaias made landfall in North Carolina late last night, bringing with it winds up to 85 mph. The hurricane is expected to continue along the Eastern seaboard this week.

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