White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House. Photo: Carolyn Kaster / AP

Sarah Sanders was choked up Monday while she detailed some of the horrific stories of the victims who were attacked in Las Vegas on Sunday night. She also pointed to the acts of heroism that were shown on the scene, stating that "The American spirit cannot and will not ever be broken."

  • On gun control: "There's a time and place for a political debate, but now is the time to unite as a country." She added that it would be "premature" to pass gun control laws that may not prevent these mass attacks, and cited Chicago as example of these restrictions not working.
  • Trump was eager to talk gun policy after the Orlando shooting, but not now? "There is a difference between being a candidate and being a president...[he] has been clear he is a strong supporter of the Second Amendment."
  • Will Trump's controversial Puerto Rico comments come up during his visit? "I expect the focus to be on the recovery effort, which we're fully committed to."
  • On North Korea: "We've been clear that now is not the time to talk."

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 10 p.m. ET: 32,471,119 — Total deaths: 987,593 — Total recoveries: 22,374,557Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 10 p.m. ET: 7,032,524 — Total deaths: 203,657 — Total recoveries: 2,727,335 — Total tests: 99,483,712Map.
  3. States: "We’re not closing anything going forward": Florida fully lifts COVID restaurant restrictions — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam tests positive for coronavirus.
  4. Health: Young people accounted for 20% of cases this summer.
  5. Business: Coronavirus has made airports happier places The expiration of Pandemic Unemployment Assistance looms.
  6. Education: Where bringing students back to school is most risky.
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Biden pushes unity message in new TV wave

A fresh Joe Biden ad, "New Start," signals an effort by his campaign to make unity a central theme, underscoring a new passage in his stump speech that says he won't be a president just for Democrats but for all Americans.

What he's saying: The ad — which began Friday night, and is a follow-up to "Fresh Start" — draws from a Biden speech earlier in the week in Manitowoc, Wisconsin:

Trump prepares to announce Amy Coney Barrett as Supreme Court replacement

Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Photo: Matt Cashore/Notre Dame University via Reuters

President Trump is preparing to nominate federal appeals court Judge Amy Coney Barrett of Indiana, a favorite of both the social conservative base and Republican elected officials, to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Republican sources tell Axios.

Why it matters: Barrett would push the already conservative court further and harder to the right, for decades to come, on the most important issues in American politics — from abortion to the limits of presidential power. If confirmed, she would give conservatives a 6-3 majority on the high court.