Happy Wednesday! There was a whole thing about Trump and “mini-strokes” yesterday that we’re not going to touch with a 10-foot pole. You’re welcome.
Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories
The United States confirmed 44,254 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday, with 6.3 percent of the 703,946 tests reported coming back positive. An additional 1,050 deaths were attributed to the virus on Tuesday, bringing the pandemic’s American death toll to 184,629.
Facebook and Twitter announced the removal of several accounts and pages they traced back to Russian officials. The accounts circulated misinformation about race relations, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, and President Trump’s policies. A portion of the disinformation campaign, according to Graphika researchers, attempted “to build a left-wing audience and steer it away from Biden’s campaign.”
An appeals court panel granted President Trump’s request to temporarily block Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance from accessing Trump’s financial records as part of Vance’s investigation into the Trump Organization and then-candidate Trump’s hush money payments to various women.