Good afternoon: Today's PM — edited by Justin Green — is 416 words, a 2-minute read.
Situational awareness: Joe Biden is apologizing for saying that "you ain't black" if "you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or [President] Trump."
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President Trump wants to throw open the houses of worship "right now," claiming they are essential services.
Why it matters: Social distancing is hard at places of worship and there's an ongoing legal fight over how they should be treated in plans to lift coronavirus lockdowns.
The big picture: In California, a "group of federal attorneys wrote a letter to [Gov. Gavin] Newsom warning him that prolonged church closures likely violate the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment due to the fact that similar non-religious businesses are receiving the green light to reopen in Stage 2," per the San Francisco Chronicle.
Screenshot: Collin County District Court/YouTube via AP
Here's a new one: A suburban Dallas jury conducted a trial by video this week, AP reports.
Searches for "covid" are beginning to catch up to "coronavirus" and have surpassed it in some states as the top term users are entering on Google, Axios' Neal Rothschild notes.