Simone Biles warms before the Women's Senior competition of the 2019 U.S. Gymnastics Championships at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri, Sunday. Photo: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Olympic champion Simone Biles clinched her 6th all-round U.S. women's gymnastics title in Kansas City, Missouri, in style Sunday night — with a double backflip with 3 twists. 

Why it matters: The 4-time Olympic gold medalist is the first female athlete to land a triple double in competition on the floor — and she's the first woman in almost 70 years to win 6 U.S. titles, per USA Gymnastics. Biles is clearly in peak form ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games.

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Reality check: While some countries have thus far managed to keep cases under control after opening up, dozens of countries that had initially turned a corner are now seeing a worrying rebound. They have to decide if and how to return to lockdown — and whether their populations will stand for it.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. ET: 12,128,406 — Total deaths: 551,552 — Total recoveries — 6,650,675Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. ET: 3,088,913 — Total deaths: 132,934 — Total recoveries: 953,420 — Total tested: 36,979,745Map.
  3. Public health: More young people are spreading the virus Cases rise in 33 statesFlorida reports highest single-day death toll since pandemic began.
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