Mugshot of Cesar Sayoc Jr. Photo: Handout/Getty Images

Cesar Sayoc pleaded guilty on Thursday to 65 criminal counts for sending pipe bombs to 16 critics or opponents of President Trump, including Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, billionaire George Soros and 2 CNN bureaus, the AP reports.

Details: Prosecutors cited evidence connecting the 57-year-old Florida man to the crime that included DNA linking and fingerprints. Sayoc, who was charged with using weapons of mass destruction and illegal mailing of explosives with intent to kill, still faces a possible life sentence, but will no longer go on trial as scheduled in July.

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Protests in Belarus turn deadly following sham election

An arrest today in Minsk. Photo: Natalia Fedosenko/TASS via Getty

Protesters and security forces are clashing across Belarus tonight, with at least one person dead, hundreds injured and thousands arrested.

Why it matters: Sunday’s rigged presidential elections have yielded political uncertainty unlike any seen in Aleksander Lukashenko’s 26-year tenure. After claiming an implausible 80% of the vote, Lukashenko is using every tool in the authoritarian arsenal to maintain his grip on power.

Updated 8 mins ago - Health

World coronavirus updates

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins; Map: Axios Visuals

The number of COVID-19 cases surpassed 20 million worldwide on Monday evening, Johns Hopkins data shows.

The big picture: World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual press conference as the world approached the milestone that 750,000 were set to be recorded this week. "Behind these statistics is a great deal of pain and suffering. Every life lost matters," he said. "But I want to be clear: there are green shoots of hope and... it’s never too late to turn the outbreak around."

Updated 21 mins ago - Politics & Policy

Trump whisked out of press briefing after shooting outside White House

President Trump was escorted out of a coronavirus press briefing by a Secret Service agent on Monday after law enforcement reportedly shot an armed suspect outside of the White House.

What's new: The male suspect and a Secret Service officer were transported to a local hospital after the incident, the agency tweeted at 7:57 p.m. The White House complex was not breached, per the Secret Service.