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The Indiana Republican Party's quest for Affordable Care Act "horror stories" didn't really go according to plan, the Indianapolis Star reports. When the party in Vice President Mike Pence's home state put out a Facebook request for stories about bad things — rising premiums, fleeing insurers, burdensome regulations — it instead got flooded with stories about good things, like people getting health insurance.

Why it matters: The outcome was predictable, given how the Internet works — you're never, ever just reaching like-minded people. But it's also a good measure of where the energy is in the ACA debate right now. Sure, the Indiana GOP will find people who suffered premium hikes or lost their insurers, because that is part of what's happening. But there are also a lot of people who were personally helped by the ACA — and that's the side that is now fighting back.

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Why it matters: President Trump's message at this week's virtual UN General Assembly was short and relatively simple: global institutions like the World Health Organization are weak and beholden to China; international agreements like the Iran deal or Paris climate accord are "one-sided"; and the U.S. has accomplished more by going its own way.

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New York on Friday reported more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases for the first since June.

Why it matters: The New York City metropolitan area was seen as the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the spring. But strict social distancing and mask mandates helped quell the virus' spread, allowing the state to gradually reopen.

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  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 2 p.m. ET: 7,053,171 — Total deaths: 204,093 — Total recoveries: 2,727,335 — Total tests: 99,488,275Map.
  3. States: U.S. reports over 55,000 new coronavirus cases.
  4. Health: The long-term pain of the mental health pandemicFewer than 10% of Americans have coronavirus antibodies.
  5. Business: Millions start new businesses in time of coronavirus.
  6. Education: Summer college enrollment offers a glimpse of COVID-19's effect.