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Oprah Winfrey isn't planning on endorsing a 2020 candidate anytime soon, but is reading up on South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, the Hollywood Reporter writes in a Q&A.

The big picture: Winfrey — who at one point considered a run for the White House and has been known to stump for Democratic candidates — said she's "quietly figuring out where I'm going to use my voice in support." She also has Kamala Harris' book and interviewed Beto O'Rourke in February. For now, Mayor Pete seems to have piqued Winfrey's interest: she's reading his book, Shortest Way, has discussed him with Hollywood director Steven Spielberg and believes his name — which she jokes and says "Buttabeep, Buttaboop" — could ultimately help him in the race.

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Biden clarifies comments on African American and Latino communities

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Joe Biden explained on Twitter Thursday night what he "meant" by earlier comments suggesting that "the African American community is a monolith."

What they're saying: "Unlike the African-American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly different attitudes about different things," Biden remarked in an interview hosted by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the National Association for Black Journalists, Politico reports.

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests negative for coronavirus after positive result

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) tested negative for the coronavirus after initially testing positive earlier Thursday, his office announced.

Why it matters: 73-year-old DeWine was set to meet President Trump Thursday on the tarmac at an airport in Cleveland and was tested as part of standard protocol.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 9:30 p.m. ET: 18,996,008 — Total deaths: 712,476— Total recoveries — 11,478,835Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 9:30 p.m. ET: 4,877,115 — Total deaths: 159,990 — Total recoveries: 1,598,624 — Total tests: 59,652,675Map.
  3. Politics: Pelosi rips GOP over stimulus negotiations: "Perhaps you mistook them for somebody who gives a damn" — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests positive.
  4. Public health: Majority of Americans say states reopened too quicklyFauci says task force will examine aerosolized spread Study finds COVID-19 antibodies prevalent in NYC health care workers.
  5. Business: The health care sector imploded in Q2More farmers are declaring bankruptcyJuly's jobs report could be an inflection point for the recovery.
  6. Sports: Where college football's biggest conferences stand on playing.