A child insured by CHIP gets an examination at a doctor's office in Burke, Va. Photo: Matt McClain / The Washington Post via Getty Images

House Republicans are expected to release a temporary spending bill as soon as today that includes a six-year renewal of the Children's Health Insurance Program, according to two House GOP aides. Republicans are also discussing delays for the Affordable Care Act's taxes on medical devices and health insurers, as well as the "Cadillac tax" on generous health plans, though the plan remains in flux.

What to watch: The reauthorization of CHIP has gotten easier now that the Congressional Budget Office has lowered its cost estimates for extending the program. But the spending bill is still caught up in broader political fights — especially over immigration — so this is not a done deal yet.

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Case growth outpacing testing in coronavirus hotspots

Data: The COVID Tracking Project. Note: Vermont and Hawaii were not included because they have fewer than 20 cases per day. Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

The United States' alarming rise in coronavirus cases isn't due to increased testing — particularly not where cases have grown fastest over the last month.

Why it matters: The U.S. doesn't yet know what it looks like when a pandemic rages on relatively unchecked after the health system has become overwhelmed. It may be about to find out.

The impending retail apocalypse

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

Because of the coronavirus and people's buying habits moving online, retail stores are closing everywhere — often for good.

Why it matters: Malls are going belly up. Familiar names like J.C. Penney, Neiman Marcus and J. Crew have filed for bankruptcy. Increasingly, Americans' shopping choices will boil down to a handful of internet Everything Stores and survival-of-the-fittest national chains.

Biden campaign using Instagram to mobilize celebrity supporters

Collins appears on the Build live interview series in November 2019. Photo: Gary Gershoff/Getty Images

The Biden campaign is launching a new initiative today that will draft Hollywood celebrities for Instagram Live chats with campaign officials and other Biden supporters.

Why it matters: The campaign, called #TeamJoeTalks, is an attempt to open up a new front on social media, drawing on celebrities’ Instagram followers to help find and motivate voters while large parts of the country remain locked down.