An Amtrak train en route from New York to Miami collided with a freight train early Sunday morning, killing two individuals, injuring 70 others and causing a large fuel spill. The crash occurred at 2:35 a.m. near Cayce, South Carolina, and people were taken to local hospitals for injuries ranging from minor scratches to broken bones, the New York Times reports.

The backdrop: This is the third high-profile Amtrak incident in recent weeks. On Wednesday, a train carrying GOP lawmakers to a retreat in West Virginia collided with a garbage truck, killing one of the truck's drivers. In December, 12 cars of an Amtrak train derailed off a bridge and onto a highway between Tacoma and Olympia in Washington state. Three people died and nearly 100 sustained injuries.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 5 p.m. ET: 11,520,461 — Total deaths: 535,499 — Total recoveries — 6,231,052Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 5 p.m. ET: 2,911,888 — Total deaths: 130,101 — Total recoveries: 906,763 — Total tested: 35,515,075Map.
  3. Public health: Case growth outpacing testing in hotspots.
  4. States: West Virginia becomes latest state to mandate facial coverings in public.
  5. Politics: Cuomo accuses Trump of "enabling" the coronavirus surge — Sen. Chuck Grassley opts out of attending GOP convention over coronavirus concerns.

Trump ramps up culture war attacks

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President Trump's attacks are spreading to sports that are cornerstones of rural, conservative white American life.

Why it matters: The culture war that engulfed the NBA and NFL is reaching other major leagues, with teams that stonewalled activists for years suddenly showing a willingness to listen.

Foreign students could be forced to leave U.S. if colleges move online

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Foreign college students could be forced to leave the U.S. or transfer schools if their universities move classes entirely online this fall, according to guidance released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Monday.

Why it matters: Several U.S. colleges and universities — most recently Harvard — have announced plans to move most or all courses online this fall due to coronavirus concerns. Many institutions rely heavily on tuition from international students.