Dec 6, 2017

Bannon rallies for Moore, Jones responds

Steve Bannon was in Alabama Tuesday night, campaigning for U.S. senate candidate Roy Moore and railing against the Republican establishment, Democrats, and "the opposition party" — the media.

Bannon on Jones: "This election's going to boil down to something very simple: Do you support the program of Donald J. Trump that Judge Moore supports, or do the good folks in Alabama support the program of Hillary Clinton - already rejected on November 8, 2016 - that Doug Jones represents?"

Bannon also went after Mitt Romney for not serving in Vietnam: "You hid behind your religion. You went to France to be a missionary while guys were dying in rice paddies."

What's next: The event came one week before the Senate special election. The RNC and many senior officials temporarily abandoned Moore over allegations of child sexual abuse, but President Trump has voiced support for him and the RNC followed suit. Trump is holding an event in Pensacola, Florida, on Friday, and his daughter-in-law Lara Trump recorded a robocall for Moore, inviting supporters to the rally, according to CBS.

Go deeper: How the Republican party came back to Roy Moore.

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George Floyd updates

Protesters in Washington, D.C. on June 6. Photo: Samuel Corum/Getty Images

Thousands of demonstrators are gathering in cities across the U.S. and around the world to protest the killing of George Floyd. Huge crowds have assembled in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Chicago for full-day events.

Why it matters: Twelve days of nationwide protest in the U.S. has built pressure for states to make new changes on what kind of force law enforcement can use on civilians and prompted officials to review police conduct.

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Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 7:30 p.m. ET: 6,852,810 — Total deaths: 398,211 — Total recoveries — 3,071,142Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 7:30 p.m. ET: 1,917,080 — Total deaths: 109,702 — Total recoveries: 500,849 — Total tested: 19,778,873Map.
  3. Public health: Why the pandemic is hitting minorities harder — Coronavirus curve rises in FloridaHow racism threatens the response to the pandemic Some people are drinking and inhaling cleaning products in attempt to fight the virus.
  4. Tech: The pandemic is accelerating next-generation disease diagnostics — Robotics looks to copy software-as-a-service model.
  5. Business: Budgets busted by coronavirus make it harder for cities to address inequality Sports, film production in California to resume June 12 after 3-month hiatus.
  6. Education: Students and teachers flunked remote learning.

Why the coronavirus pandemic is hitting minorities harder

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios. Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images

The coronavirus’ disproportionate impact on black and Latino communities has become a defining part of the pandemic.

The big picture: That's a result of myriad longstanding inequities within the health care system and the American economy.