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Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories
A record 75,080 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the United States yesterday, with 9 percent of the 830,918 tests reported coming back positive. And 920 new deaths were attributed to the virus on Thursday, bringing the pandemic’s American death toll to 138,339.
A spokesman for Vladimir Putin denied the charges, but U.S., U.K., and Canadian intelligence agencies reported on Thursday persistent efforts by Russian hackers to breach organizations working on coronavirus vaccines.
An additional 1.3 million Americans filed initial jobless claims last week, per the Labor Department. More than 32 million Americans remained on some form of unemployment in the week leading up to June 27. The CARES Act’s temporary expansion of unemployment benefits is set to expire on July 31.