2017 White House Correspondents' Association dinner. Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

The 2020 White House Correspondents' Association dinner has been canceled after originally being postponed from April to Aug. 29 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Why it matters: The dinner brings together journalists who cover Washington, D.C., and often features influential hosts. The event is the primary source of revenue for the White House Correspondents' Association.

  • The WHCA says it is working to host a virtual event "that would allow us to salute award-winning journalism, toast an impressive group of scholarship winners, and still enjoy a few laughs."

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Exclusive: Trump campaign seeks early September presidential debate

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The Trump campaign is asking the Commission on Presidential Debates to move up the last presidential debate to the first week in September to get ahead of an expected surge in early voting.

Driving the news: President Trump's personal attorney, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, made the request in a letter dated Wednesday and obtained by Axios.

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N.Y., N.J. and Conn. to require travelers from 35 states to quarantine

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Travelers from 35 states are now required to quarantine for 14 days when traveling to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, per New York state's health department.

What's new: New York City will set up bridge and tunnel checkpoints to enforce the quarantine order, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday, per the Wall Street Journal.

When U.S. politicians exploit foreign disinformation

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U.S. political actors will keep weaponizing the impact of widespread foreign disinformation campaigns on American elections, making these operations that much more effective and attractive to Russia, China, Iran or other countries backing them.

Why it matters: Hostile powers’ disinformation campaigns aim to destabilize the U.S., and each time a domestic politician embraces them, it demonstrates that they work.