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ACLU donations on demand: A crafty tinkerer, Nathan Pryor, has engineered an Amazon Dash button so that it donates $5 to the ACLU every time he presses it. Pryor has published the code and instructions for anyone who wants to build their own. The ACLU raised $24 million in donations over the course of a single weekend after Trump's executive order on immigration. As Pryor explains in a blog post, his button was inspired by the idea that donating to the organization can be a gratifying response to the recent avalanche of news coming out of Washington.

Apple beefs up its TV unit: The company has hired former Amazon Fire TV chief Timothy D. Twerdahl to head its Apple TV product marketing, according to Bloomberg. Apple was recently rumored to be working on its own "skinny bundles," though the efforts never materialized. This could be a sign that it's getting serious about content again.

Sean Spicer's online troubles: The WH press secretary found himself at the receiving end of money requests and payments via the mobile app Venmo on Tuesday. On the same day, tech news site Mashable reported that Spicer has omitted to hide publicly available information about websites he's previously registered, along with his phone number and home address. As BuzzFeed outlines, Spicer's troubles on Venmo also highlight the online safety holes in the app.

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Updated 2 hours ago - World

Pandemic plunges U.K. into "largest recession on record"

The scene near the Royal Exchange and the Bank of England in the City of London, England. Photo: Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images

The United Kingdom slumped into recession as its gross domestic product GDP shrank 20.4% compared with the first three months of the year, the Office of National Statistics (ONS) confirmed Wednesday.

Why it matters: Per an ONS statement, "It is clear that the U.K. is in the largest recession on record." The U.K. has faired worse than any other major European economy from coronavirus lockdowns, Bloomberg notes. And finance minister Rishi Sunak warns the situation is likely to worsen.

Updated 2 hours ago - Health

World coronavirus updates

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

The United Kingdom slumped into recession on Wednesday, as its gross domestic product GDP shrank 20.4% compared with the first three months of the year.

By the numbers: Over 741,400 people have died of the novel coronavirus globally and more than 20.2 million have tested positive, per Johns Hopkins. Almost 12.6 million have recovered from the virus.

Updated 3 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 3 a.m. ET: 20,294,091 — Total deaths: 741,420— Total recoveries: 12,591,454Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 3 a.m. ET: 5,141,207 — Total deaths: 164,537 — Total recoveries: 1,714,960 — Total tests: 63,252,257Map.
  3. States: Georgia reports 137 coronavirus deaths, setting new daily record Florida reports another daily record for deaths.
  4. Health care: Trump administration buys 100 million doses of Moderna's coronavirus vaccine.
  5. Business: Moderna reveals it may not hold patent rights for vaccine.
  6. Sports: Big Ten scraps fall football season.
  7. World: Anthony Fauci "seriously" doubts Russia's coronavirus vaccine is safe