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Americans are "undoubtedly" better off today than they were than two years ago, Ivanka Trump told Fox News in an interview broadcast Sunday evening, as she touted President Trump's economic record.

Driving the news: In her interview on "The Next Revolution with Steve Hilton," Trump's elder daughter and White House senior adviser pointed to the policies of his administration, such as the Workforce Development Initiative she is spearheading, which she believes will set him apart from rivals in the 2020 election campaign.

What she's saying: "America is doing very well. And it stands in quite sharp contrast to the rest of the world.  ... [W]hen you think about the foreign policy agenda, when you think about -- the interest in domestic security and then you think about our economic agenda, Americans are better off today than they were in the past ..."

Why it matters: President Trump needs to reinforce messages about his administration's economic strengths ahead of the 2020 election. A Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released Sunday shows only 4 in 10 voters would re-elect him.

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Biden releases 2019 tax returns ahead of debate

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Joe Biden's campaign released his 2019 tax returns on Tuesday, showing that he and his wife, Jill, paid nearly $300,000 in federal taxes last year.

Why it matters: The release, timed just hours before the first presidential debate, comes days after a bombshell New York Times report said that President Trump paid only $750 in federal taxes in 2016 and 2017. Biden's team is hoping to make the tax contrast a sticking point during their showdown.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 1 p.m. ET: 33,443,701 — Total deaths: 1,003,337 — Total recoveries: 23,200,183Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 1 p.m. ET: 7,159,222 — Total deaths: 205,345 — Total recoveries: 2,794,608 — Total tests: 102,342,416Map.
  3. Health: Americans won't take Trump's word on the vaccine, Axios-Ipsos poll finds.
  4. States: NYC's coronavirus positivity rate spikes to highest since June.
  5. Sports: Tennessee Titans close facility amid NFL's first coronavirus outbreak.
  6. World: U.K. beats previous record for new coronavirus cases.

NYC's coronavirus positivity rate spikes to highest since June

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New York City's coronavirus positivity rate has ticked up to 3.25%, its highest since June, Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference on Tuesday.

Why it matters: The jump — from 1.93% on Monday — came on the first day that public elementary classrooms reopened in the city after months of closures, but guidelines state that all public schools will have to shut if the citywide seven-day positivity rate stays above 3%.