Sen. John McCain told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union" that he wants to be remembered for having served his country, "and I hope we can add, 'honorably.'"

  • On his health: "The prognosis is very good," but "this is a very virulent form of cancer. It has to be fought against ... I'm not trying to paint this as a rosy picture."
  • On Trump's deal with "Chuck and Nancy": "The proposal that the president accepted, the Speaker of the House had just categorically rejected. That's not the way we need to do business."
  • On North Korea: "Make sure that Kim Jong-Un knows if he acts in an aggressive fashion, the price will be extinction."
  • On DACA: "It is not conscionable to tell young people, who came here as children, that they have to go back to a country that they don't know."

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Federal judge blocks DOJ from defending Trump in Carroll rape defamation case

E. Jean Carroll in Warwick, New York. Photo: Eva Deitch for The Washington Post via Getty Images

A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed the Justice Department's attempted intervention on behalf of President Trump in writer E. Jean Carroll's defamation lawsuit against him, after she accused him of raping her in a dressing room in the mid-1990s.

Catch up quick: The agency argued that Trump was "acting within the scope of his office" as president when he said in 2019 that Carroll was "lying" about her claim.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Politics: Axios-Ipsos poll: Federal response has only gotten worse — The swing states where the pandemic is raging.
  2. Health: The coronavirus is starting to crush some hospitals — 13 states set single-day case records last week.
  3. Business: Where stimulus is needed most.
  4. Education: The dangerous instability of school re-openings.
  5. States: Nearly two dozen Minnesota COVID cases traced to 3 Trump campaign events.
  6. World: Unrest in Italy as restrictions grow across Europe.
  7. Media: Fox News president and several hosts advised to quarantine.

Pre-bunking rises ahead of the 2020 election

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Tech platforms are no longer satisfied with debunking falsehoods — now they're starting to invest in efforts that preemptively show users accurate information to help them counter falsehoods later on.

Why it matters: Experts argue that pre-bunking can be a more effective strategy for combating misinformation than fact-checking. It's also a less polarizing way to address misinformation than trying to apply judgements to posts after they've been shared.