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Sen. Kamala Harris' (D-Calif.) presidential campaign raised nearly $12 million from about 279,000 donors during the second quarter of the year, her campaign said on Friday.

Why it matters: Harris' campaign is experiencing an upswing following the second night of Democratic primary debates when she confronted former Vice President Joe Biden over his record on busing to integrate schools. She saw a bump in the polls, and brought in $2 million within 24 hours of the debate.

The big picture: While these fundraising numbers are some of Harris' best, she's still behind two other top tier candidates. Biden brought in $21.5 million and Mayor Pete Buttigieg raised $24.8 million.

  • During the first quarter of the year, Harris hauled in $12 million as well — more than any other candidate except for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)

Go deeper: Track the 2020 Democrats' Q2 fundraising numbers

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Postponed vacations, holidays in isolation and back-to-back virtual meetings are taking a toll on millions of American workers.

Why it matters: As we head into the fall, workers are feeling the burnout. Such a collective fraying of mental health at work could dampen productivity and hinder economic growth across the country.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  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.
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  6. World: U.K. beats previous record for new coronavirus cases.

Mueller defends Russia investigation in rare public statement

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Former special counsel Robert Mueller in a statement on Tuesday defended his team's handling of the Russia investigation after Andrew Weissmann, a former prosecutor in his office, wrote in a new book that investigators should have done more to hold President Trump accountable.

Driving the news: In the tell-all book, “Where Law Ends,” released on Tuesday, Weissman addresses what he calls the special prosecutor office's failures in its investigation.

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