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At 6:30 p.m. from the White House press room, President Trump will publicly make himself the face of America's response to the coronavirus crisis.
Back in the Ebola crisis of 2014, Trump did the opposite:
Reality check: The total U.S. Ebola fatality count was two, and not a single American died from contracting it in the U.S.
Now in 2020, Trump is expected to hold tonight's briefing with HHS Secretary Alex Azar, who is running point on the U.S. coronavirus response.
The big picture: Barring a miracle, coronavirus will spread within our own borders.
Between the lines: Europe isn't rushing to close borders, and the U.S. is still allowing flights from Italy, South Korea and Japan.
What's next: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer wants $8.5 billion to combat the coronavirus. The Trump administration's request is $2.5 billion, including repurposing existing funds.
Go deeper: Axios' latest coronavirus coverage
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Pope Francis' suggestion for Catholics on Ash Wednesday: Give up online trolling for Lent.
Inter Miami CF co-owners Jorge Mas (left) and David Beckham (right) with MLS commissioner Don Garber. Photo: Richard Drew/AP
Bold predictions: The owner of the Los Angeles FC predicts Major League Soccer will surpass Major League Baseball within 10 years, AP reports.