Happy Monday! On this day 206 years ago, British soldiers fighting in the War of 1812 engaged in a “mostly peaceful protest” by burning the White House to the ground.
Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories
The United States confirmed 30,682 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday, with 4.9 percent of the 622,311 tests reported coming back positive. An additional 425 deaths were attributed to the virus on Sunday, bringing the pandemic’s American death toll to 176,797.
Two major storms—Tropical Storms Marco and Laura—are expected to hit Louisiana within days of each other, with the former expected to make landfall as early as today.
Firefighting crews in Northern California are struggling to contain some of the state’s worst wildfires on record. At least six people are dead, and nearly 1 million acres of land have been blazed.