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Boris Johnson called U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit proposal "deranged" and "entirely preposterous" in an interview with The Sunday Times — just days after he issued his own plan for "a better Brexit" with a lengthy piece in The Telegraph.

The big picture: Johnson's comments come at the start of the Conservative Party's annual conference as it finds itself in a civil war over how to move forward with Brexit. May wants to use the conference to unite her party behind her "soft" Brexit Chequers plan, which she repeatedly defended to the BBC in response to Johnson's comments as "the best deal for Britain," even though it's already been rejected as an option by the European Union.

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U.S. reaches 200,000 coronavirus deaths

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The coronavirus has now killed 200,000 Americans, according to Johns Hopkins data.

The big picture: Whatever context you try to put this in, it is a catastrophe of historic proportions — and is yet another reminder of America's horrific failure to contain the virus.

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Mitt Romney says he'll support moving forward with Supreme Court pick

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Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) announced Tuesday that he would support moving forward with a Senate vote on President Trump's selection to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Why it matters: Barring any big surprises, Democrats have virtually no shot at stopping the confirmation process for the president’s nominee before November’s election.

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In UN address, Trump says China "unleashed this plague onto the world"

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President Trump used a virtual address to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday to defend his response to the coronavirus and call on other countries to “hold accountable the nation which unleashed this plague onto the world: China.”

Setting the scene: Trump ticked through four years of major decisions and accomplishments in what could be his last address to the UN. But first, he launched into a fierce attack on China as Beijing’s representative looked on in the assembly hall.

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