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President Trump met with a group of bipartisan House and Senate members on Tuesday to discuss immigration ahead of next week's spending bill deadline. He told the press: "I hope we're going to come up with an answer for DACA."

Be smart: This meeting seemed to produce no real immigration agreement, which threatens any potential deals on the spending cap.

  • Trump also supported a two-phase DACA and border security deal. Once those are passed, he said, attention will turn to comprehensive immigration reform "the next afternoon."
  • On the border wall, Trump said he'd "love not to build the wall, but you need the wall," though he said it did not need to cover the entire border. At this point in negotiations, the wall seems to be the primary obstacle to getting any reform passed.
  • One more thing: Trump said Rep. Bob Goodlatte will be introducing a bill in the next few days. The president said he hopes it's a "bill of love," but one that also ends chain migration and closes loopholes.

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15 states broke single-day coronavirus records this week

Data: Compiled from state health departments by Axios; Map: Danielle Alberti/Axios

At least 15 states broke their single-day novel coronavirus infection records this week, according to state health department data reviewed by Axios.

The big picture: The number of coronavirus cases increased in the vast majority of states over the last week, and decreased in only two states plus the District of Columbia, Axios' Andrew Withershoop and Caitlin Owens report.

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 3 p.m. ET: 11,143,945 — Total deaths: 527,681 — Total recoveries — 6,004,593Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 3 p.m. ET: 2,818,588 — Total deaths: 129,584 — Total recoveries: 883,561 — Total tested: 34,213,497Map.
  3. States: Photos of America's pandemic July 4 ICU beds in Arizona's hot spot reach near capacity.
  4. Public health: U.S. coronavirus infections hit record highs for 3 straight days.
  5. Politics: Trump extends PPP application deadlineKimberly Guilfoyle tests positive.
  6. World: Mexican leaders call for tighter border control as infections rise in U.S.
  7. Sports: 31 MLB players test positive as workouts resume.
  8. 1 📽 thing: Drive-in movie theaters are making a comeback.
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In photos: America celebrates July 4 during global pandemic

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The U.S. has already celebrated Easter, graduations and so much more during the coronavirus pandemic, and now it can add July 4 to the list.

The state of play: Axios' Stef Kight writes public parades and fireworks displays around much of the country are being canceled to prevent mass gatherings where the virus could spread. Hot-dog contests and concerts will play to empty stands and virtual audiences — all while American pride treads an all-time low.