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Paul Ryan seemed as in the dark as the rest of the country regarding the Senate GOP's plan for health care during his weekly press conference. When asked if a "skinny repeal" plan would actually fulfill the promises of the last seven years, he replied: "I'm going to reserve judgment until I see what the Senate actually produces…it's anybody's guess what they actually come out with."

  • Trump's transgender troop ban: "The DoD is reviewing this with the White House. I look forward to seeing what it is they produce."
  • On the White House palace intrigue: "I believe [Reince Priebus] has the president's confidence…I think Reince is doing a great job as chief of staff."
  • The Russia/Iran/NK sanctions bill: "[W]hat we're saying is we need to sanction these regimes because of what they've done."
  • Trump's tweets: "I don't read that stuff."

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Trump commutes Roger Stone's sentence

Roger Stone arriving at his sentencing hearing on Feb. 20. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

President Trump on Friday evening commuted the sentence of his longtime associate Roger Stone, according to two senior administration officials. Stone in February was sentenced to 40 months in prison for crimes including obstruction, witness tampering and making false statements to Congress.

Why it matters: The controversial move brings an abrupt end to the possibility of Stone spending time behind bars. He had been scheduled to report to prison on July 14.

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Which states have set single-day coronavirus records this week

Data: COVID Tracking Project and state health department data compiled by Axios; Map: Danielle Alberti and Naema Ahmed/Axios

13 states this week surpassed records set just last week for their highest number of coronavirus infections in a single day, according to the COVID Tracking Project and state health department data. 16 states in total reported new highs.

The big picture: The United States' alarming rise in coronavirus cases isn't just due to increased testing — particularly where the number of cases has grown fastest over the last month, Axios' Andrew Witherspoon and Caitlin Owens report.

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Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 6:30 p.m. ET: 12,389,660 — Total deaths: 557,279 — Total recoveries — 6,830,596Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 6:30 p.m. ET: 3,169,611 — Total deaths: 133,885 — Total recoveries: 983,185 — Total tested: 38,856,341Map.
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