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  1. White House briefings staying put...for now: Spicer committed to holding "the first couple of briefings" in the West Wing.
  2. 50 senior Obama officials staying on: To help until replacements named. A highlight is Brett McGurk as special envoy on ISIS.
  3. Remember SCOTUS? He chided Dems for delaying Cabinet confirmations, specifically citing Chao, Carson, and Haley as "unbelievably qualified" consensus nominees.
  4. Conflicting statements on conflicts: First: "What he has done is extraordinary to ensure that his focus is entirely on this country moving forward." Then: "I think the idea that he's going to his own hotel shouldn't be a shocker."
  5. On Israel: "Stay tuned" regarding the possibility of an embassy move to Jerusalem.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 12 a.m. ET: 33,282,969 — Total deaths: 1,000,867 — Total recoveries: 23,066,203Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 12 a.m. ET: 7,148,009 — Total deaths: 205,069 — Total recoveries: 2,794,608 — Total tests: 102,342,416Map.
  3. Business: Companies are still holding back earnings guidance.
  4. Health: Trump announces plan to distribute 150 million rapid tests —The childless vaccine.
  5. Media: Fauci: Some of what Fox News reports about COVID-19 is "outlandish"
  6. States: Cuomo extends New York moratorium on evictions until 2021.
  7. World: More than 1 million people have now died from coronavirus — India the second country after U.S. to hit 6 million cases.

Bob Woodward: "I was not going to hide" my opinion on Trump

Bob Woodward didn't want to join Senate Republicans in privately condemning President Trump but declining to do so publicly, he told Jonathan Swan in an interview for "Axios on HBO."

Why it matters: Woodward has covered 9 presidents, but Trump is the first that Woodward explicitly described as "the wrong man for the job."

Watch the full Jonathan Swan interview with Bob Woodward

In the latest episode of "Axios on HBO," Jonathan Swan interviews Bob Woodward about his new book, "Rage," which was based on 19 interviews with President Trump.

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