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Former Vice President Joe Biden raised $6.3 million during the first 24 hours of his 2020 presidential campaign, his campaign announced Friday.

The big picture: Biden raised more than any other candidate in the Democratic field over their first 24 hours, besting Beto O'Rourke ($6.1 million) and Sen. Bernie Sanders ($5.9 million). While the campaign said that 97% of its online donations were under $200 — with an average online donation of $41 — it's worth noting that Biden held a big-money fundraiser in Philadelphia on Thursday night, headed by Comcast executive David Cohen.

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Fauci says if people won't wear masks, maybe it should be mandated

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NIAID director Anthony Fauci told CNN on Friday evening that if "people are not wearing masks, then maybe we should be mandating it."

Why it matters: Fauci made the comments the same day the U.S. hit its highest daily COVID-19 case count since the pandemic began.

Harris to Black voters: Casting a ballot is about honoring your ancestors

Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris speaks at a "Get Out The Vote" rally at Morehouse College. Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/AFP via Getty Images

Sen. Kamala Harris appealed to Black voters in Georgia on Friday, urging them to "honor the ancestors" by casting ballots, and again calling President Trump a "racist."

Why it matters: The U.S. saw a significant decline in African-American voter turnout between 2012 and 2016, reaching its lowest point since 2000. Higher turnout among Black Americans this year could tip the balance in favor of Democrats in key battleground states, including Georgia.

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