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Sen. Bernie Sanders told The Daily Beast that Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls Andrew Gillum and Stacey Abrams lost their races — in Florida and Georgia, respectively — because "there are a lot of white folks out there who are not necessarily racist who felt uncomfortable for the first time in their lives about whether or not they wanted to vote for an African-American."

The big picture: Sanders, attempting to explain the losses Democrats suffered in the midterm elections, compared Gillum's and Abrams' losses to the defeats suffered by more conservative Democratic candidates in red states, saying that they "did not bring the kind of new people, new energy that they needed and ended up doing quite poorly. In admittedly difficult states. Missouri and Indiana are not easy states, but neither is Florida or Georgia or Texas."

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The Rockefeller Foundation announced on Monday that it will allocate $1 billion over the next three years to address the pandemic and its aftermath.

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Fox News President Jay Wallace and anchors Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum are among those recommended to get tested and quarantine after possible exposure to COVID-19, the New York Times first reported Sunday night.

The big picture: The Fox News contingent, which also included "The Five" show hosts Juan Williams and Dana Perino, were on a charter flight from Nashville to New York following Thursday's presidential debate with a person who later tested positive for the coronavirus.