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The DOJ unveiled an indictment of eight current and former Navy officials on corruption and other crimes in a case known as the "Fat Leonard" bribery case, The Washington Post reports. The charges span from 2006 to 2014 and now have more than 200 people under scrutiny.

The Navy personnel are accused of taking lavish gifts, prostitutes, and luxury hotel stays from a Singapore-based defense contractor who defrauded tens of millions of dollars from the Navy. One narrative that stuck with us: five Navy officers drank their hotel's entire supply of Dom Perignon and rang up charges over $50,000 in one night that also included a "rotating carousel of prostitutes."

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U.S. hits highest daily COVID-19 case count since pandemic began

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The U.S. confirmed at least 83,010 coronavirus cases on Friday, the country's highest daily total since the pandemic started, according to data from the COVID Tracking Project.

By the numbers: Friday's total surpassed the U.S.'s previous record set on July 17 when 76,842 cases were recorded. 

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Fauci: Trump hasn't been to a COVID task force meeting in months

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President Trump has not attended a White House coronavirus task force meeting in “several months,” NIAID director Anthony Fauci told MSNBC on Friday.

Why it matters: At the beginning of the pandemic, the task force, led by Vice President Mike Pence, met every day, but in the "last several weeks," members have held virtual meetings once a week, Fauci said, even as the number of new cases continues to surge in the country.