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Sen. Bill Nelson and Gov. Rick Scott. Photos: Johnny Louis/FilmMagic and Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Florida's Secretary of State Ken Detzner on Thursday ordered a hand recount of the votes in the highly contested U.S. Senate race between incumbent Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson and his Republican opponent Gov. Rick Scott.

Why it matters: The recount further escalates the partisan tension in the deeply divided state. Thursday's machine tallies show Scott leading Nelson by just 12,603 votes, or .15%. That falls under the 0.25% margin that automatically triggers a manual recount.

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Rep. Lou Correa tests positive for COVID-19

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Rep. Lou Correa (D-Calif.) announced on Saturday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Why it matters: Correa is the latest Democratic lawmaker to share his positive test results after last week's deadly Capitol riot. Correa did not shelter in the designated safe zone with his congressional colleagues during the siege, per a spokesperson, instead staying outside to help Capitol Police.

Far-right figure "Baked Alaska" arrested for involvement in Capitol siege

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The FBI arrested far-right media figure Tim Gionet, known as "Baked Alaska," on Saturday for his involvement in last week's Capitol riot, according to a statement of facts filed in the U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia.

The state of play: Gionet was arrested in Houston on charges related to disorderly or disruptive conduct on the Capitol grounds or in any of the Capitol buildings with the intent to impede, disrupt, or disturb the orderly conduct of a session, per AP.