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Sen. Jeff Flake says a bipartisan group of senators has reached a deal on an immigration bill that includes a replacement for DACA, NBC News reports.

"We've got this bipartisan group, we're at a deal. So we'll be talking to the White House about that and I hope we can move forward with it, it's the only game in town. There's no other bill."

Reality check: As Axios' Jonathan Swan points out, we don’t know where Trump is on this, and Flake could not be a worse messenger to sell the deal to POTUS. Another reason for caution — immigration hardliner Sen. Tom Cotton has said it's a "joke of a proposal," per NBC News' Frank Thorp.

The senators involved in the deal, per Politico: Democrats Durbin, Bennet and Menendez, and Republicans Flake, Graham and Gardner.

From Press Secretary Sarah Sanders: "There has not been a deal reached yet however we still think we can get there."

From majority whip John Cornyn: "I think it's a good idea for them to share that with everybody else. My job is to count the votes, and I think until people are comfortable with the product, they're not gonna commit to voting for it, and that's what I think our goal should be, is to get it passed. So I welcome their contribution, but it's not gonna be something that's agreed to by just a handful of people."

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Coronavirus cases rise in 22 states

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Data: The COVID Tracking Project, state health departments; Map: Andrew Witherspoon, Sara Wise/Axios

The coronavirus is surging once again across the U.S., with cases rising in 22 states over the past week.

The big picture: There isn't one big event or sudden occurrence that explains this increase. We simply have never done a very good job containing the virus, despite losing 200,000 lives in just the past six months, and this is what that persistent failure looks like.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 3:30 a.m. ET: 31,870,904 — Total deaths: 976,311 — Total recoveries: 21,979,888Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 3:30 a.m ET: 6,934,205 — Total deaths: 201,909 — Total recoveries: 2,670,256 — Total tests: 97,459,742Map.
  3. Health: CDC director says over 90% of Americans have not yet been exposed to coronavirus — Supply shortages continue to plague testing.
  4. Politics: Missouri Gov. Mike Parson tests positive for coronavirus — Poll says 51% of Republicans trust Trump on coronavirus more than the CDC.
  5. Technology: The tech solutions of 2020 may be sapping our resolve to beat the coronavirus
  6. Vaccines: Johnson & Johnson begins large phase 3 trial — The FDA plans to toughen standards.
  7. World: Justin Trudeau says Canada's second wave has begun
  8. Future: America's halfway coronavirus response

Two officers shot in Louisville amid Breonna Taylor protests

Police officers stand guard during a protest in Louisville, Kentucky. Photo: Ben Hendren/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Louisville Metro Police Department said two officers were shot downtown in the Kentucky city late Wednesday, hours after a grand jury announced an indictment in the Breonna Taylor case.

Details: A police spokesperson told a press briefing a suspect was in custody and that the injuries of both officers were not life-threatening. One officer was "alert and stable" and the other was undergoing surgery, he said.

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