The Morning Dispatch: The GOP Aims to Rally the Base

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Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • The United States confirmed 37,511 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday, with 5.3 percent of the 706,828 tests reported coming back positive. An additional 451 deaths were attributed to the virus on Monday, bringing the pandemic’s American death toll to 177,248.

  • Demonstrations and civil unrest erupted in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Monday night following the Sunday police shooting of a black man, Jacob Blake. Cell phone footage showed Blake being shot multiple times in the back as he walked away from police and opened the door of his car. Three of his children were inside the car at the time of the shooting. Blake is in stable condition in an intensive care unit.

  • The Berlin hospital treating Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny released a statement saying Navalny most likely fell ill due to “intoxication through a substance belonging to the group of cholinesterase inhibitors,” which are often found in neurotoxins. Navalny remains in “serious but stable condition.”

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