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The California Senate voted to pass a bill on Thursday that would require presidential candidates to publicly share their tax returns from the past 5 years to appear on the primary ballots, the AP reports.

The big picture: This is part of a growing trend around the country where states are trying to pass similar bills to prevent President Trump from appearing on the 2020 ballot. Such proposals are also a response to Trump's refusal to release his tax returns.

The backdrop: California previously tried to pass a similar bill in 2017, but it was vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown in 2007, concerned it could be considered unconstitutional, the AP reports. The state's current Gov. Gavin Newsom has recently called himself a "positive alternative," to Trump. His office, however, did not commit to signing this most recent bill. Illinois's state senate also passed a similar bill in April 2019. Already, many 2020 Democratic candidates have released their most recent returns.

Go deeper: Tax return bills could kick Trump off the ballot in some blue states

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U.S. daily coronavirus cases top 50,000 for first time

Medical staff change a patient's bed sheets in the Covid-19 intensive care unit at the United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, on Tuesday. Photo: Go Nakamura/Getty Images

A record 50,655 tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the United States on Wednesday, Johns Hopkins data shows.

Of note: State governors across the country have been pausing or adjusting reopening plans in response to surging coronavirus cases across the U.S. in recent days.

Editor's note: This is a developing news story. Please check back for updates.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of midnight ET: 10,667,217 — Total deaths: 515,646 — Total recoveries — 5,464,367Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of midnight ET: 2,685,806 — Total deaths: 128,061 — Total recoveries: 729,994 — Total tested: 32,827,359Map.
  3. Federal government: Trump says he still thinks coronavirus will "just disappear" at some point, supports another round of direct payments to Americans.
  4. Public health: Thanks to coronavirus, your home is now your gymFormer FDA chief says 500,000 Americans may be contracting coronavirus a day.
  5. States: Georgia and Arizona report record new coronavirus cases — California shuts down bars and indoor dining for most residents.
  6. 1 ⚽️ thing: 6 players test positive for coronavirus before MLS comeback tournament.
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Biden outraises Trump again with record $141 million June haul

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden at Philadelphia City Hall in Pennsylvania in June. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

Former Vice President Joe Biden and the Democratic Party raised $141 million in June, his campaign announced on Wednesday night.

Why it matters: It's the most the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee has raised in a month. It's also more than the record $131 million President Trump's re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee raised last month.