Florida Governor Rick Scott speaks during the Governor's Hurricane Conference. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Florida and Mississippi have declared states of emergency in the face of Subtropical Storm Alberto as South Florida and the Florida Keys could get up to 10 inches of rain, and Cuba is expected to see 15 inches.

The details, from Axios' Andrew Freedman: The greatest threats from Subtropical storm Alberto include heavy rain, coastal flooding, and high winds. Some areas of Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi could see up to a foot of rain through Memorial Day. The difference between a subtropical storm and a tropical storm is negligible in terms of impacts, and Alberto is expected to become a full-fledged tropical storm on Monday. While this comes earlier than hurricane season's start on June 1, it's not expected to be an overly active season.

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Right-wing media defanged by dissolving anti-Biden storylines

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The three biggest anti-Joe Biden storylines in right-wing media over the last year have either fizzled or are getting less online traction than they used to, according to data from NewsWhip provided exclusively to Axios.

Why it matters: This dynamic has rendered a formidable media ecosystem less effective in boosting President Trump as we move into the heart of the 2020 campaign.

Biden clarifies comments on African American and Latino communities

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Joe Biden explained on Twitter Thursday night what he "meant" by earlier comments suggesting that "the African American community is a monolith."

What they're saying: "Unlike the African-American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly different attitudes about different things," Biden remarked in an interview hosted by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the National Association for Black Journalists, Politico reports.

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests negative for coronavirus after positive result

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Why it matters: 73-year-old DeWine was set to meet President Trump Thursday on the tarmac at an airport in Cleveland and was tested as part of standard protocol.