Elon Musk above ground. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File

Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted this morning that the Tesla 3 passed regulatory requirements 2 weeks ahead of schedule and the first production model will roll off the assembly line on Friday. First delivery to customers will be July 28. Musk says production will hit 100 cars/month in August, 1,500 in September and 20,000 in December.

Why it matters: The Tesla 3, at around $35,000, aims to be a more mass-market electric car than Tesla's other, more-expensive versions. The key test will be whether the company can hit its ambitious production targets (Tesla is aiming for 500,000 cars in 2018 vs. more than 10 million made by each of the largest automakers).

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Trump dons face mask during Walter Reed visit

Trump wearing a face mask in Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on July 11. Photo: Alex Edelman/AFP via Getty Images

President Trump wore a face mask during his Saturday visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, according to AP.

Why it matters: This is the first occasion the president has appeared publicly with a facial covering as recommended by health officials since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Supreme Court expands religious freedoms in schools, employment

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The Supreme Court ended its term with a series of rulings on religion's role in schools, the workplace and access to health care.

Why it matters: The decisions elevated protections for people and employers of faith, while curtailing those of religion teachers, the nonreligious taxpayer and women who rely on their workplaces' health care plans for contraception.