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On the next episode of "Axios on HBO," Rep. Val Demings (D-Fla.) gives a surprisingly blunt answer when Alexi McCammond asks whether she'd accept an offer to be Joe Biden's running mate.

Catch the full interview on Monday, June 8, at 11pm ET/PT on all HBO platforms.

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On Tuesday's episode of "Axios on HBO," Mike Allen questioned Mark Zuckerberg about Facebook's content moderation policies before the November election — and what they're doing to stop the spread of misinformation.

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U.S. tops 88,000 COVID-19 cases, setting new single-day record

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The United States reported 88,452 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, setting a single-day record, according to data from the COVID Tracking Project.

The big picture: The country confirmed 1,049 additional deaths due to the virus, and there are over 46,000 people currently being hospitalized, suggesting the U.S. is experiencing a third wave heading into the winter months.

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