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Special counsel Robert Mueller's report is more than 300 pages long, according to U.S. officials with knowledge on the issue, the New York Times first reported and CNN later confirmed.

The big picture: With that length, the Mueller report would follow the playbook of Ken Starr's 445-page report on former President Bill Clinton and the 567-page commission report on the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. But there are key differences in the structure of the reports — namely, their summaries.

There was no succinct, 4-page summary of the Starr report given by a serving attorney general, since it was directly released to Congress (and then the public) via the Ethics in Government Act — which expired the following year. Now, the rules for special prosecutors are different.

Worth noting: House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler described the length of the Mueller report as less than 1,000 pages to reporters on Wednesday.

Go deeper: Attorney General William Barr's summary of the Mueller report

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 4 p.m. ET: 19,193,661 — Total deaths: 716,735 — Total recoveries — 11,611,029Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 4 p.m. ET: 4,918,927 — Total deaths: 160,737 — Total recoveries: 1,598,624 — Total tests: 59,652,675Map.
  3. Politics: White House recommends Trump issue executive orders on coronavirus aid.
  4. Education: Cuomo says all New York schools can reopen for in-person learning.
  5. Public health: Surgeon general urges flu shots to prevent "double whammy" with coronavirus — Massachusetts pauses reopening after uptick in coronavirus cases
  6. World: Africa records over 1 million coronavirus cases — Gates Foundation puts $150 million behind coronavirus vaccine production.

Trump: "We are going a different way" on coronavirus aid

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President Trump tweeted on Friday that his administration is "going a different way" with coronavirus aid after negotiations with congressional Democrats stalled again, suggesting he will use an executive order to address stimulus spending.

What he's saying: "Pelosi and Schumer only interested in Bailout Money for poorly run Democrat cities and states. Nothing to do with China Virus! Want one trillion dollars. No interest. We are going a different way!" Trump tweeted.

Trump's swift, sweeping China offensive

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President Trump's rhetoric on China has tended to run hotter than his actions — until now.

Why it matters: Even at the height of Trump's trade war, his administration never hit China as hard, as fast, and on as many fronts as it is right now.