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The GOP health care plan passed the House today. Now it's up to the Senate to decide whether the bill will become law. If it passes, some people and businesses will emerge as clear winners, while others will lose out on certain benefits.

  1. Trump and Paul Ryan: The leaders have pushed to make repealing and replacing Obamacare the administration's first big legislative feat.
  2. High-income earners: The bill gets rid of two taxes on individuals earning more than $200,000, or couples earnings more than $250,000 — a 0.9 percent increase on Medicare payroll tax, and a 3.8 percent tax on investment income.
  3. Large employers: The bill eliminates Obamacare's employer mandate, which required large companies to offer affordable coverage for their workers.
  4. People who don't want health insurance: The bill would eliminate the individual mandate.
  5. Reps. Bill Long and Fred Upton: The congressman switched their "no" votes to "yes" votes after their amendment was added.

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NIAID director Anthony Fauci told CNN on Friday evening that if "people are not wearing masks, then maybe we should be mandating it."

Why it matters: Fauci made the comments the same day the U.S. hit its highest daily COVID-19 case count since the pandemic began.

Harris to Black voters: Casting a ballot is about honoring your ancestors

Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris speaks at a "Get Out The Vote" rally at Morehouse College. Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/AFP via Getty Images

Sen. Kamala Harris appealed to Black voters in Georgia on Friday, urging them to "honor the ancestors" by casting ballots, and again calling President Trump a "racist."

Why it matters: The U.S. saw a significant decline in African-American voter turnout between 2012 and 2016, reaching its lowest point since 2000. Higher turnout among Black Americans this year could tip the balance in favor of Democrats in key battleground states, including Georgia.

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  1. Politics: Fauci: Trump hasn't been to a COVID task force meeting in months.
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  5. World: Spain and France exceed 1 million cases.

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