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Hope Hicks told the House Intelligence Committee last week that one of her email accounts was hacked, reports NBC News. It's unclear if it was her professional or personal email.

Why it matters: Per NBC, a potential hacking "raises the questions of who might have compromised her account, when, why and what information could have been obtained." Hicks has been one of President Trump's closest confidants, viewed as close as family. Hicks told Rep. Jim Himes during his questioning that she "could no longer access" the two accounts. The office of ranking member Adam Schiff declined to comment.

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U.S. hits highest daily COVID-19 case count since pandemic began

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The U.S. confirmed at least 83,010 coronavirus cases on Friday, the country's highest daily total since the pandemic started, according to data from the COVID Tracking Project.

By the numbers: Friday's total surpassed the U.S.'s previous record set on July 17 when 76,842 cases were recorded. 

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President Trump has not attended a White House coronavirus task force meeting in “several months,” NIAID director Anthony Fauci told MSNBC on Friday.

Why it matters: At the beginning of the pandemic, the task force, led by Vice President Mike Pence, met every day, but in the "last several weeks," members have held virtual meetings once a week, Fauci said, even as the number of new cases continues to surge in the country.