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Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) would be America's second black president if elected in 2020, but he'd also be the country's first bachelor president since Grover Cleveland was elected in 1886, who married in his first term.

Why it matters: Booker, who has never married and is reportedly dating actress Rosario Dawson, told the Washington Post that President Trump has “broken the mold” by being elected after 3 marriages. As LGBTQ political candidates reach diversity milestones in the 2020 race and other elections, the idea of a "bachelor" president bringing diversity could seem like a stretch to some. But it would still break the mold in a presidency that has been marinated in traditional nuclear family values for most of the country's existence.

What to watch: In the Post, Booker comments that single Americans are a fast-growing demographic, but adds: “I don’t know what it’s going to mean at the voting booth.” Only half of U.S. adults are currently married, according to the Pew Research Center. In 1960, 72% of adults were married.

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Trump says he's prepared to sign executive orders on coronavirus aid

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President Trump, speaking from a podium at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J., on Friday announced that he is prepared to issue executive orders suspending payroll taxes and extending enhanced unemployment benefits through the end of 2020, and halting student loan interest and payments indefinitely.

Why it matters: The impending orders come after talks between the White House and Democratic leadership collapsed Friday afternoon. But Trump said he remains committed to striking a deal with Congress on a broader stimulus package before signing the orders.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 4 p.m. ET: 19,193,661 — Total deaths: 716,735 — Total recoveries — 11,611,029Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 4 p.m. ET: 4,918,927 — Total deaths: 160,737 — Total recoveries: 1,598,624 — Total tests: 59,652,675Map.
  3. Politics: White House recommends Trump issue executive orders on coronavirus aid.
  4. Education: Cuomo says all New York schools can reopen for in-person learning.
  5. Public health: Surgeon general urges flu shots to prevent "double whammy" with coronavirus — Massachusetts pauses reopening after uptick in coronavirus cases
  6. World: Africa records over 1 million coronavirus cases — Gates Foundation puts $150 million behind coronavirus vaccine production.

Trump: "We are going a different way" on coronavirus aid

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President Trump tweeted on Friday that his administration is "going a different way" with coronavirus aid after negotiations with congressional Democrats stalled again, suggesting he will use an executive order to address stimulus spending.

What he's saying: "Pelosi and Schumer only interested in Bailout Money for poorly run Democrat cities and states. Nothing to do with China Virus! Want one trillion dollars. No interest. We are going a different way!" Trump tweeted.