Arianna Huffington's new wellness website, Thrive Global, posts her "Modest Proposal: Mr. President, Get Some Sleep":

What "Trump is recreating is the [Bill] Clinton working process … with all of its feverish, frantic, late-night, sleep-deprived chaos. … His first week was dominated by his clumsy handling of the gays-in-the-military issue … And according to [David] Gergen, this way of working 'planted seeds that almost destroyed Clinton's presidency.' Bill Clinton himself later acknowledged [to CNN in 2008] 'every important mistake I've made in my life, I've made because I was too tired.'" ...
"Trump has long regarded sleep as just another adversary to be dominated into submission. "You know, I'm not a big sleeper," he said during a campaign rally in Illinois. "I like three hours, four hours. I toss, I turn, I beep-de-beep, I want to find out what's going on.' And many of his campaign's most divisive moments [tweets] came in the middle of the night or early morning."

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 9:30 p.m. ET: 20,004,254 — Total deaths: 733,929 — Total recoveries — 12,209,226Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 9:30 p.m. ET: 5,088,516 — Total deaths: 163,400 — Total recoveries: 1,670,755 — Total tests: 62,513,174Map.
  3. Politics: Trump claims he would have not called for Obama to resign over 160,000 virus deathsHouse will not hold votes until Sept. 14 unless stimulus deal is reached.
  4. Business: Richer Americans are more comfortable eating out.
  5. Public health: 5 states set single-day coronavirus case records last week — A dual coronavirus and flu threat is set to deliver a winter from hell.
  6. Sports: The cost of kids losing gym class — College football is on the brink.
  7. World: Europe's CDC recommends new restrictions amid "true resurgence in cases."

AOC to speak at Dem convention

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez during an April a press conference in Queens, New York City. Photo: Scott Heins/Getty Images)

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will speak at the Democratic convention next week ahead of Sen. Bernie Sanders' appearance on the Tuesday night, CNN first reported and Axios has confirmed

Why it matters: Her involvement is a strategic decision to energize young progressives without tying former Vice President Joe Biden too closely or directly with her agenda.

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Protests in Belarus turn deadly following sham election

An arrest today in Minsk. Photo: Natalia Fedosenko/TASS via Getty

Protesters and security forces are clashing across Belarus tonight, with at least one person dead, hundreds injured and thousands arrested.

Why it matters: Sunday’s rigged presidential elections have yielded political uncertainty unlike any seen in Aleksander Lukashenko’s 26-year tenure. After claiming an implausible 80% of the vote, Lukashenko is using every tool in the authoritarian arsenal to maintain his grip on power.