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Spicer began with an olive branch, calling on April Ryan first after his widely-criticized response to her questions yesterday. The takeaways:

  • On Nunes and the Russia probe: Looking into Nunes' controversial White House visit would be a "slippery slope" because it could be viewed as interfering with his investigation, said Spicer. "We're damned if we do, damned if we don't."
  • On working with Dems on health care: "There's a balancing" act to add votes without compromising main components, but not impossible.
  • Trump's renewed sense of optimism on health care: The president "was having a little bit of fun" in saying there would be an "easy deal" on health care. But there will be "consequences" for Republicans who refused to back the bill.
  • Trump the peacemaker: "There used to be a time that you could sit down and share a meal together" he says of Dems who declined a WH dinner invite.

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Joe Biden's campaign, the Democratic National Committee and joint fundraising committees raised $466 million cash on hand, the presidential candidate's team announced late Sunday.

Why it matters: President Trump's campaign raised $325 million, his campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh announced Friday. In the spring, Biden was $187 million behind Trump and the Republican National Committee.

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The Emmy Awards Sunday night addressed the major U.S. issues this year — including the protests on systemic racism and police brutality, the wildfires engulfing parts of the West Coast, the census, the pandemic, essential works and the election.

Why it matters: Award shows have always addressed wider cultural issues, but this year — amid unprecedented stress and uncertainty — that trend has accelerated.

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  4. Education: What we overlooked in the switch to remote learning.
  5. Health: The dwindling chances of eliminating COVID-19 — 7 states set single-day coronavirus case records last week.
  6. World: England sets £10,000 fine for breaking self-isolation rules — The countries painting their pandemic recoveries green.