Steph Curry celebrating the Warriors' NBA championship in June. Photo: Thearon W. Henderson / Getty Images

The Golden State Warriors, the reigning NBA champions, plan to visit with D.C. children while in town playing the Wizards next week instead of making a traditional celebratory trip to the White House, the team told ESPN.

The backstory: President Trump and the Warriors have had a tense relationship after members of the team expressed public opposition to the president. Trump tweeted in September that their invitation to the White House — that hadn't yet been formally extended — was "withdrawn!" That prompted the Warriors to respond with a statement explaining that they would not discuss a potential visit to the White House saying, "we accept President Trump has made it clear that we are not invited."

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Supreme Court clears way for first federal execution since 2003

Lethal injection facility in San Quentin, California. Photo: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via Getty Images

The Supreme Court ruled early Tuesday that federal executions can resume, reversing a lower court decision and paving the way for the first lethal injection since 2003 to take place at a federal prison in Indiana, AP reports.

The big picture: A lower court had delayed the execution, saying inmates had provided evidence the government's plan to carry out executions using lethal injections "poses an unconstitutionally significant risk of serious pain."

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More Republicans say they're wearing masks

Data: Axios/Ipsos poll; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

Nearly two-thirds of Americans — and a noticeably increasing number of Republicans — say they’re wearing a face mask whenever they leave the house, according to the latest installment of the Axios-Ipsos Coronavirus Index.

Why it matters: A weakening partisan divide over masks, and a broad-based increase in the number of people wearing them, would be a welcome development as most of the country tries to beat back a rapidly growing outbreak.

Buildings are getting tested for coronavirus, too

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

Testing buildings — not just people — could be an important way to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Why it matters: People won't feel safe returning to schools, offices, bars and restaurants unless they can be assured they won't be infected by coronavirus particles lingering in the air — or being pumped through the buildings' air ducts. One day, even office furniture lined with plants could be used to clean air in cubicles.