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Charter Communications confirms it plans to release wireless service next year thanks to a deal it has to resell Verizon service to its customers. "We have a very good MVNO relationship with Verizon and intend to launch wireless services to cable customers next year," said a spokesperson in a statement.

The bigger picture: The confirmation comes as the company rejects an overture from Sprint parent company SoftBank that would have combined the wireless carrier with the cable giant. The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that SoftBank chief Masa Son could still make an offer despite the cold reception the idea has gotten from Charter.

The even bigger picture: Comcast has started offering wireless service to its customers via a similar deal.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 8 a.m. ET: 33,396,784 — Total deaths: 1,002,628 — Total recoveries: 23,182,295Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 8 a.m. ET: 7,150,117 — Total deaths: 205,091 — Total recoveries: 2,794,608 — Total tests: 102,342,416Map.
  3. Business: Companies are still holding back earnings guidance.
  4. Health: Trump announces plan to distribute 150 million rapid tests —The childless vaccine.
  5. Media: Fauci: Some of what Fox News reports about COVID-19 is "outlandish"
  6. States: Cuomo extends New York moratorium on evictions until 2021.
  7. World: More than 1 million people have now died from coronavirus — India the second country after U.S. to hit 6 million cases.

Media prepares to fact check debates in real time

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From live blogs to video chyrons and tweets, media companies are introducing new ways to fact check the presidential debates in real time this year.

Between the lines: The debates themselves are likely to leave less room for live fact-checking from moderators than a traditional news interview would.