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Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said on Wednesday that there are "potential carve-outs for Mexico and Canada based on national security," regarding the tariffs announced by President Trump.

Why it matters: The tariffs announced on steel and aluminum have been a controversial topic, getting backlash abroad and at home. Sanders said Trump "will sign something by the end of the week."

  • Sanders said the White House "sounds like a very functioning place of business to me," despite historic turnover, and top economic advisor Gary Cohn planning to resign soon.
    • She said the White House isn't "closing the door" on on the possibility of Cohn being brought back by the administration in another capacity.
  • The White House buckled down on denying the allegations from Stormy Daniels, who is suing Trump. Sanders said Trump had "no knowledge of any payments" to Daniels.
  • Sanders confirmed Trump will be traveling to California next week, for the first time of his presidency.

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Driving the news: The pandemic is accelerating across the U.S., with the Sun Belt being hit particularly hard. Daily coronavirus case records were reported on Wednesday in Texas (8,076), Arizona (4,878), Georgia (2,946), North Carolina (1,843) and Tennessee (1,806).

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Biden outraises Trump again with record $141 million June haul

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Former Vice President Joe Biden and the Democratic Party raised $141 million in June, his campaign announced on Wednesday night.

Why it matters: It's the most the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee has raised in a month. It's also more than the record $131 million President Trump's re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee raised last month.