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U.S. women's national soccer team player Megan Rapinoe formally endorsed Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) for president in a tweet on Friday.

What they're saying: Rapinoe posted a video of a call with Warren in which she told the 2020 candidate she doesn't think the country can get to a better place "by walking this moderate line."

  • "I appreciate you being out front and being big and bold," Rapinoe said.
  • "You have shown such great leadership this year," Warren responds in the video.

The big picture: Rapinoe has made headlines for her political stances — especially her outspoken opposition to President Trump. She famously refused to attend the White House ceremony celebrating her team's 2019 World Cup win, before Trump rescinded his invitation.

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The pandemic is getting worse again

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Data: The COVID Tracking Project, state health departments; Note: Due to a database error, Missouri had a 3 day gap in reporting from Oct. 11-13; Map: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

Every available piece of data proves it: The coronavirus pandemic is getting worse again, all across America.

The big picture: As the death toll ticks past 212,000, at a moment when containing the virus ought to be easier and more urgent than ever, we are instead giving it a bigger foothold to grow from.