Neighbors stands among debris outside his destroyed home as sun sets in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. Photo: Gerald Herbert / AP

The general who helped lead relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina thinks the White House should act more swiftly on Puerto Rico, Bloomberg reports. Trump has been criticized for his response to Puerto Rico after the hurricane, and retired Gen. Russell Honore said the Department of Defense should have more authority in organizing relief for the island.

Key quote: "It's kind of like Katrina: We got it. We got it. Oh, s--t, send in the cavalry," Honore told Bloomberg. "This is a hit on White House decision making."

Puerto Rico's Governor Ricardo Rossello said that while he is please with Trump's consideration, "we still need more, and the president understands that."

Go deeper: A week after Maria, Puerto Rico is still desperate for water and supplies.

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Federal judge blocks DOJ from defending Trump in Carroll rape defamation case

E. Jean Carroll in Warwick, New York. Photo: Eva Deitch for The Washington Post via Getty Images

A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed the Justice Department's attempted intervention on behalf of President Trump in writer E. Jean Carroll's defamation lawsuit against him, after she accused him of raping her in a dressing room in the mid-1990s.

Catch up quick: The agency argued that Trump was "acting within the scope of his office" as president when he said in 2019 that Carroll was "lying" about her claim.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Politics: Axios-Ipsos poll: Federal response has only gotten worse — The swing states where the pandemic is raging.
  2. Health: The coronavirus is starting to crush some hospitals — 13 states set single-day case records last week.
  3. Business: Where stimulus is needed most.
  4. Education: The dangerous instability of school re-openings.
  5. States: Nearly two dozen Minnesota COVID cases traced to 3 Trump campaign events.
  6. World: Unrest in Italy as restrictions grow across Europe.
  7. Media: Fox News president and several hosts advised to quarantine.

Pre-bunking rises ahead of the 2020 election

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Tech platforms are no longer satisfied with debunking falsehoods — now they're starting to invest in efforts that preemptively show users accurate information to help them counter falsehoods later on.

Why it matters: Experts argue that pre-bunking can be a more effective strategy for combative misinformation than fact-checking. It's also a less polarizing way to address misinformation than trying to apply judgements to posts after they've been shared.