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A new C-SPAN/PSB poll about the Supreme Court finds that while a vast majority of Americans believe that SCOTUS has a lasting influence on the nation, the institution itself still remains a mystery. By the numbers…

  • 90% agreed that the Supreme Court has an impact on their daily lives.
  • Only 43% can name at least a single Supreme Court justice. Stephen Breyer must be especially disappointed — no one surveyed could name him.
  • While the open Supreme Court seat impacted the 2016 presidential vote of 83% of those surveyed, only 28% could name Neil Gorsuch as Trump's eventual pick for that seat.

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A just-published Brookings Institution analysis of U.S. cities' pledges to cut carbon emissions reveals very mixed results.

Why it matters: The potential — and limits — of city and state initiatives have gotten more attention amid President Trump's scuttling of Obama-era national policies.

New state unemployment filings fall to 787,000

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First-time applications for unemployment fell last week, according to Department of Labor data released on Thursday.

Between the lines: The overall number of Americans relying on unemployment also fell to a still-staggering 23 million. But there are continued signs of labor market strain, with more people shifting to an unemployment program designed for the long-term jobless.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Politics: Chris Christie: Wear a mask "or you may regret it — as I did" — Senate Democrats block vote on McConnell's targeted relief bill.
  2. Business: New state unemployment filings fall.
  3. Economy: Why the stimulus delay isn't a crisis (yet).
  4. Health: Many U.S. deaths were avoidable — The pandemic is getting worse again.
  5. Education: Boston and Chicago send students back home for online learning.
  6. World: Spain and France exceed 1 million cases.