Sep 2, 2018

Theresa May: "There will be no second referendum on Brexit"

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In an op-ed in the Sunday Telegraph, British Prime Minister Theresa May called the question of a second Brexit referendum "a gross betrayal of our democracy" and claimed that she would not make compromises on the "Chequers proposal" that wouldn't serve the U.K.'s national interest.

Why it matters: As the threat of a "no deal" Brexit looms over stalled negotiations between the U.K. and the EU, May is facing intense pressure from two sides — hardline Brexiteers like Nigel Farage, who have assailed the Chequers plan for being too weak, and EU negotiators who are pushing for more concessions. May's dismissal of the possibility of a second referendum comes as many British voters appear to be changing their tune on the benefits of leaving the EU.

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America's future looks a lot like Nevada

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Today's Nevada caucus will foreshadow the future of American politics well beyond 2020.

Why it matters: The U.S. is in the midst of a demographic transformation, and the country's future looks a lot like Nevada's present. Today's results, in addition to shaping the 2020 race, will help tell us where politics is headed in a rapidly changing country.

Coronavirus spreads to more countries, and U.S. ups its case count

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. Note: China numbers are for the mainland only and U.S. numbers include repatriated citizens.

The novel coronavirus continues to spread to more nations, and the U.S. reports a doubling of its confirmed cases to 34 — while noting those are mostly due to repatriated citizens, emphasizing there's no "community spread" yet in the U.S. Meanwhile, Italy reported its first virus-related death on Friday.

The big picture: COVID-19 has now killed at least 2,359 people and infected more than 77,000 others, mostly in mainland China. New countries to announce infections recently include Israel, Lebanon and Iran.

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