Happy Thursday! The Chicago Cubs have won six games in a row and are tied for the best record in baseball. We (editor’s note: “We”) just thought that merited a mention.
Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories
The United States confirmed 54,968 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday, with 8.1 percent of the 681,537 tests reported coming back positive. An additional 1,478 deaths were attributed to the virus on Wednesday, bringing the pandemic’s American death toll to 158,249.
The Trump administration and Democrats are still “trillions of dollars apart” on any coronavirus relief package, per White House chief of staff Mark Meadows. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters the Senate will push back its scheduled recess to remain in session next week.
Joe Biden will forgo a trip to Milwaukee later this month for the Democratic National Convention, according to the DNC, opting instead to accept the Democratic nomination from his home state of Delaware.