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We're a long way from candidate Trump calling NATO "obsolete," but when President Trump's Defense secretary visits Europe next month he'll still have some tough words for U.S. allies. That's because none of them spend what they're required to on defense — candidate and President Trump have criticized other countries for not paying their fare share. As far as Nato, according to the FT:

Nato's current long-term objective is to bring defence annual spending in all 28 member states to 2 per cent of economic output. At present, only by the US, UK, Estonia, Poland and Greece meet this target.

By one accounting cited by the FT, Germany should spend $30 billion more each year by 2024, Italy and Canada would have to spend $18 billion, Spain would need to spend $16 billion and France is on the hook for $6 billion. However boosting their defense spending would probably put them in violation of EU budget rules.

Why this matters: This was something the Obama administration pressed Europe on as well, but as one diplomat told the FT: "There is an understanding that this matters to this American administration even more than it did to the previous one."

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Biden raises $141 million more than Trump

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks during a September campaign event in Wilmington, Delaware. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Joe Biden's campaign, the Democratic National Committee and joint fundraising committees raised $466 million cash on hand, the presidential candidate's team announced late Sunday.

Why it matters: President Trump's campaign raised $325 million, his campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh announced Friday. In the spring, Biden was $187 million behind Trump and the Republican National Committee.

Driving the news: Slower spending by Biden's campaign and heavy spending by Trump's in the spring and record summer fund-raising hauls that spiked after he named Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) as his running mate contributed to the turnaround, notes the New York Times, which first reported the news.

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Virtual Emmys address chaotic year for American TV and society

Emmy Host Jimmy Kimmel during rehearsals Friday for the 72nd Annual Emmy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Photo: Al Seib/ Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

The Emmy Awards Sunday night addressed the major U.S. issues this year — including the protests on systemic racism and police brutality, the wildfires engulfing parts of the West Coast, the census, the pandemic, essential works and the election.

Why it matters: Award shows have always addressed wider cultural issues, but this year — amid unprecedented stress and uncertainty — that trend has accelerated.

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  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 9:30p.m. ET: 6,799,141 — Total deaths: 199,474 — Total recoveries: 2,590,671 — Total tests: 95,108,559Map.
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  4. Education: What we overlooked in the switch to remote learning.
  5. Health: The dwindling chances of eliminating COVID-19 — 7 states set single-day coronavirus case records last week.
  6. World: England sets £10,000 fine for breaking self-isolation rules — The countries painting their pandemic recoveries green.