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A Florida judge has ordered that 32 of 67 counties in the state are required to provide election materials and assistance to Spanish-speaking voters ahead of the 2020 presidential primaries.

Why this matters: This is a milestone win for voting rights groups in Florida. The state is trying to make it harder for felons who have completed their sentences to vote, even though a resolution passed with majority support in the 2018 midterm elections.

The backdrop: Last year, civic engagement groups and individuals sued Florida's Secretary of State and the state elections board citing a violation in the Voting Rights Act of 1965 because bilingual materials were not provided to voters, reports NBC.

Details: The legal argument focuses on the influx of Puerto Ricans, who moved to Florida after Hurricane Maria. These individuals are American citizens, but predominantly spoke Spanish. As citizens they are legally allowed to register to vote, but struggled to do so because of the language barriers.

Go deeper: Report finds protections for minority voters have plunged since 2013

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Americans reflect on Independence Day amid racism reckoning

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America's leaders are rethinking how they view Independence Day, as the country reckons with the historic, unequal treatment of people of color during a pandemic which has disproportionately affected nonwhite Americans.

Why it matters: The country’s legacy of racism has come into sharp focus in the weeks of protests following the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody. From Confederate statues to Mount Rushmore, Americans are reexamining the symbols and traditions they elevate and the history behind them.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 7 p.m. ET: 11,031,905 — Total deaths: 523,777 — Total recoveries — 5,834,337Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 7 p.m. ET: 2,788,395 — Total deaths: 129,306 — Total recoveries: 790,404 — Total tested: 34,213,497Map.
  3. States: ICU beds in Arizona's hot spot reach near capacity.
  4. Public health: The states where face coverings are mandatory Fauci says it has been a "very disturbing week" for the spread of the coronavirus in the U.S.
  5. Economy: The economy may recover just quickly enough to kill political interest in more stimulus.
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Washington Redskins to review team name amid public pressure

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The Washington Redskins have announced they will be conducting a review of the team's name after mounting pressure from the public and corporate sponsors.

Why it matters: This review is the first formal step the Redskins are taking since the debate surrounding the name first began. It comes after weeks of discussions between the team and the NFL, the team said.