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House Republican conservatives aren't the only ones saying they won't vote for an Obamacare repeal bill that's less sweeping than the 2015 version. A growing number of Senate Republicans are taking a hard line, too — including Sen. Rand Paul, who's joining Ted Cruz and Mike Lee in that camp. "I agree completely. I think that should be the minimum that we do, to repeal what we did in 2015. No less," Paul said this afternoon.

Why it matters: Senate Republicans can't afford to lose more than two votes if they want to repeal Obamacare through a budget "reconciliation" bill, which can pass with only 51 votes. But they also need to keep more moderate Republicans on board, who may want to be sure a repeal bill doesn't get rid of Medicaid expansion or the law's taxes.

So if Cruz, Lee and Paul actually vote against a repeal bill they don't think is strong enough — that sinks the bill.

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Americans reflect on Independence Day amid racism reckoning

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America's leaders are rethinking how they view Independence Day, as the country reckons with the historic, unequal treatment of people of color during a pandemic which has disproportionately affected nonwhite Americans.

Why it matters: The country’s legacy of racism has come into sharp focus in the weeks of protests following the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody. From Confederate statues to Mount Rushmore, Americans are reexamining the symbols and traditions they elevate and the history behind them.

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  4. Economy: The economy may recover just quickly enough to kill political interest in more stimulus.
  5. States: Florida reports more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases, and its most-infected county issues curfew.
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Washington Redskins to review team name amid public pressure

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The Washington Redskins have announced they will be conducting a review of the team's name after mounting pressure from the public and corporate sponsors.

Why it matters: This review is the first formal step the Redskins are taking since the debate surrounding the name first began. It comes after weeks of discussions between the team and the NFL, the team said.