Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is joining Trump's personal legal team to help represent Trump in special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing Russia investigation, announced Jay Sekulow, counsel to the president, in a statement Thursday.

The details: Giuliani, a close Trump ally, will join Sekulow and Ty Cobb, another Trump attorney, in representing the president. Betsy Woodruff of The Daily Beast reported earlier that there was a delay in acquiring another lawyer, which is attributable to president being distracted by a handful of foreign policy matters.

That's not all: Sekulow's statement added that Trump has hired two additional lawyers to the presidential legal team.

  • "Jane Serene Raskin and Marty Raskin have joined the President’s legal team. Jane and Marty are highly respected former federal prosecutors with decades of experience. They have a nationwide practice and reputation for excellence and integrity," he said.

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As the coronavirus poses risks and concerns for the youngest and oldest Americans, the generations in the middle are buckling under the increasing strain of having to take care of both.

Why it matters: People that make up the so-called sandwich generations are typically in their 30s, 40s and 50s, and in their prime working years. The increasing family and financial pressures on these workers means complications for employers, too.

Why Scranton matters again in 2020

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The hometown of Joe Biden and "The Office" is polishing its perennial status as a guidepost for the nation's political mood.

Driving the news: Biden returns to Scranton, Pa., today with a campaign stop just outside the city limits at a metalworking plant, where he'll deliver remarks on a plan to create jobs and "help America build back better."

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 5 a.m. ET: 12,051,561 — Total deaths: 549,735 — Total recoveries — 6,598,230Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 5 a.m. ET: 3,055,144 — Total deaths: 132,309 — Total recoveries: 953,420 — Total tested: 37,532,612Map.
  3. 2020: Houston mayor cancels Texas Republican convention.
  4. Public health: Deaths are rising in hotspots — Déjà vu sets in as testing issues rise and PPE dwindles.
  5. Travel: United warns employees it may furlough 45% of U.S. workforce How the pandemic changed mobility habits, by state.
  6. Education: New York City schools will not fully reopen in fallHarvard and MIT sue Trump administration over rule barring foreign students from online classes.