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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15 states broke single-day coronavirus records this week

Data: Compiled from state health departments by Axios; Map: Danielle Alberti/Axios

At least 15 states broke their single-day novel coronavirus infection records this week, according to state health department data reviewed by Axios.

The big picture: The number of coronavirus cases increased in the vast majority of states over the last week, and decreased in only two states plus the District of Columbia, Axios' Andrew Withershoop and Caitlin Owens report.

Updated 10 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 3 p.m. ET: 11,143,945 — Total deaths: 527,681 — Total recoveries — 6,004,593Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 3 p.m. ET: 2,818,588 — Total deaths: 129,584 — Total recoveries: 883,561 — Total tested: 34,213,497Map.
  3. States: Photos of America's pandemic July 4 ICU beds in Arizona's hot spot reach near capacity.
  4. Public health: U.S. coronavirus infections hit record highs for 3 straight days.
  5. Politics: Trump extends PPP application deadlineKimberly Guilfoyle tests positive.
  6. World: Mexican leaders call for tighter border control as infections rise in U.S.
  7. Sports: 31 MLB players test positive as workouts resume.
  8. 1 📽 thing: Drive-in movie theaters are making a comeback.
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In photos: America celebrates July 4 during global pandemic

Photo: Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images

The U.S. has already celebrated Easter, graduations and so much more during the coronavirus pandemic, and now it can add July 4 to the list.

The state of play: Axios' Stef Kight writes public parades and fireworks displays around much of the country are being canceled to prevent mass gatherings where the virus could spread. Hot-dog contests and concerts will play to empty stands and virtual audiences — all while American pride treads an all-time low.