Updated Nov 14, 2019

Donald Trump Jr.'s "Triggered" debuts at No. 1 on NYT bestseller list

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Donald Trump Jr.'s "Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us" topped the New York Times' nonfiction bestseller list on Wednesday.

The big picture: Trump's book was released on Nov. 5 and outlines his view of the left, their tactics and what he sees as a series of tricks meant to push conservatives out of the public arena.

  • Throughout the book, Trump defends his father's administration, bashing the Mueller report and dismissing accusations of Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Of note: The book's rise to the top comes just days before "A Warning" is set to release, penned by the anonymous author of a controversial op-ed that infuriated President Trump in 2018.

Go deeper: "Anonymous" Trump book "does not re-create many specific episodes in vivid detail"

Editor's note: This article has been updated with Trump's reaction to his son's book news.

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Biden formally secures Democratic presidential nomination

Joe Biden speaks at Delaware State University's student cente on June 5. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

Former Vice President Joe Biden became the formal Democratic presidential nominee on Friday evening, per AP.

The big picture: Biden has been the presumptive frontrunner to take on President Trump since Sen. Bernie Sanders suspended his campaign in early April.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 9 p.m. ET: 6,724.516 — Total deaths: 394,018 — Total recoveries — 2,996,832Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 9 p.m. ET: 1,894,753 — Total deaths: 109,042 — Total recoveries: 491,706 — Total tested: 19,231,444Map.
  3. Public health: WHCA president says White House violated social-distancing guidelines to make reporters "a prop" — Jailing practices contribute to spread.
  4. Sports: How coronavirus could reshuffle the sports calendar.
  5. Jobs: Better-than-expected jobs report boosts stock market.
  6. Media: The Athletic lays off 8% of staff, implements company-wide pay cut.

Scoop: German foreign minister to travel to Israel with warning on annexation

Heiko Maas. Photo: Michael Kappeler/picture alliance via Getty Images

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is expected to travel to Israel next week to warn that there will be consequences if Israeli leaders move forward with plans to annex parts of the West Bank, Israeli officials and European diplomats tell me.

Why it matters: Israeli and European officials agree that if Israel goes ahead with unilateral annexation, the EU will respond with sanctions.