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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Tropical Storm Harvey is bringing "a historic rainfall if not an all-time record" in a press conference Sunday afternoon. The storm hit Texas' southeastern coast and barreled through Houston this weekend. Texans in the affected areas, including Houston, "will continue to receive incredibly heavy rain that will lead to even more flooding and more danger," Abbott said.

  • At least 5 people have been reported dead in the storm. "There obviously have been reported fatalities, but I'm not in position to confirm that they are related to the storms," Abbott said.
  • There have been 316,000 power outages, not including those who lost power today in Houston.
  • 50 counties have been declared emergency areas by the state of Texas; 19 of those are federal emergency areas
  • Texas has received help from Nebraska, Tennessee, Utah, California, Missouri, Ohio, Arizona and New York, in addition to federal resources.

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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.

Why it matters: The mishandled pandemic and the effects of climate change threaten to reverse global progress and push more than 100 million people into poverty around the world. Governments and big NGOs need to ensure that the COVID-19 recovery reaches everyone who needs it.

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  2. Health: 13 states set single-day coronavirus case records last week — U.S. reports over 80,000 new cases for second consecutive day.
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  4. Media: Fox News president and several hosts advised to quarantine after possible COVID-19 exposure

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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.