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Tom Perez will be the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee. He defeated Keith Ellison.

Why this matters: Ellison is a House member from Minnesota and the first Muslim elected to Congress. He was backed by Bernie Sanders. Perez was President Obama's Labor secretary and had the backing of former Vice President Biden. So the race was seen as a contest between the party establishment and its left wing.

But, but, but... Perez picked Ellison to be his deputy chair.

Who to watch: Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, used his speech today to drop out of the running for chair and then didn't endorse. A lot of sharp political minds called that a good move. He got noticed as a rising star, avoided a distant-third place finish, and didn't antagonize the eventual winner.

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Rural America has its own coronavirus problem

It's often easier to socially distance in rural America, but it can simultaneously be more challenging to get medical care.

Axios Re:Cap digs into the pandemic's urban-rural divide with microbiologist Amber Schmidtke, who has found that coronavirus-related morbidity is higher in many of Georgia's rural counties than in Atlanta.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 3:30 p.m. ET: 12,373,722 — Total deaths: 556,863 — Total recoveries — 6,794,982Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 3:30 p.m. ET: 3,156,234 — Total deaths: 133,746 — Total recoveries: 969,111 — Total tested: 38,032,966Map.
  3. Public health: The U.S.'s new default strategy: herd immunity — 23 states and D.C. are mandating face coverings.
  4. ✈️ Travel: Delta CEO says Trump administration should issue mask mandate for air travelAirlines say air quality, cleanliness lower risk.

Biden and Trump point fingers over "buy American" proposals

Joe Biden at a campaign event in Wilmington, DE. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

President Trump and Joe Biden are going back and forth over the former vice president's "buy American" economic proposal, which Trump claims Biden "plagiarized" from him.

Why it matters: Biden is directly challenging Trump and his "America First" agenda with the release of his latest plan, focused on economic recovery and re-investing in American manufacturing in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.