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AARP is launching a campaign against Congress' proposed State Age Rating Flexibility Act, what it's calling an "age tax," that lets health insurance companies make premiums 5 times more expensive for adults, up from the 3x increased rates they are currently allowed to charge.

The group argues that the new legislation — which is expected to be a big part of Obamacare debate — will unfairly hurt middle class families in order to "line the pockets" of big insurance companies.

Why it matters: Opposition from a politically powerful interest group adds to the headaches of Republicans as they work to repeal and replace Obamacare.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 10:30 a.m. ET: 33,417,386 — Total deaths: 1,002,864 — Total recoveries: 23,193,238Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 10:30 a.m. ET: 7,150,824 — Total deaths: 205,107 — Total recoveries: 2,794,608 — Total tests: 102,342,416Map.
  3. Health: Americans won't take Trump's word on the vaccine, Axios-Ipsos poll finds.
  4. Media: Fauci: Some of what Fox News reports about COVID-19 is "outlandish"
  5. States: Cuomo extends New York moratorium on evictions until 2021.
  6. World: More than 1 million people have now died from coronavirus — India the second country after U.S. to hit 6 million cases.

Media prepares to fact check debates in real time

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From live blogs to video chyrons and tweets, media companies are introducing new ways to fact check the presidential debates in real time this year.

Between the lines: The debates themselves are likely to leave less room for live fact-checking from moderators than a traditional news interview would.

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