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The Trump administration is moving forward with an Obama-era law, championed by former First Lady Michelle Obama, that would require calorie counts to appear on labels or with food in restaurants, stores, and pizza delivery chains throughout the U.S., per the AP. This comes as a contrast to Trump's administration's recent tact of rolling back Obama-era initiatives.

Why it matters: "When you arm consumers with reliable information, they are going to make better decisions, smarter and more informed decisions about their diet," FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb told the AP. "Providing this information is more important now than ever because more people are eating their meals away from the home."

Where things stand now: Tuesday the FDA posted suggestions to help business comply with the law, which some businesses had been trying to impact by suggesting they only post calorie counts online, which the FDA has rejected. The rules look like they're on track to go into effect May of next year with a 60-day comment period moving forward. Some major chains, such as Starbucks, McDonald's, and Subway, are already posting their calorie counts. This comes after years of delays from the FDA on rule-writing after the initial law that jumpstarted this process was issued in 2010.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 9:45 p.m. ET: 19,282,972 — Total deaths: 718,851 — Total recoveries — 11,671,491Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 9:45 p.m. ET: 4,937,441 — Total deaths: 161,248 — Total recoveries: 1,623,870 — Total tests: 60,415,558Map.
  3. Politics: Trump says he's prepared to sign executive orders on coronavirus aid.
  4. Education: Cuomo says all New York schools can reopen for in-person learning.
  5. Public health: Surgeon general urges flu shots to prevent "double whammy" with coronavirus — Massachusetts pauses reopening after uptick in coronavirus cases.
  6. World: Africa records over 1 million coronavirus cases — Gates Foundation puts $150 million behind coronavirus vaccine production.

Warren and Clinton to speak on same night of Democratic convention

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton both are slated to speak on the Wednesday of the Democratic convention — Aug. 19 — four sources familiar with the planning told Axios.

Why it matters: That's the same night Joe Biden's running mate (to be revealed next week) will address the nation. Clinton and Warren represent two of the most influential wise-women of Democratic politics with the potential to turn out millions of establishment and progressive voters in November.

Trump considering order on pre-existing condition protections, which already exist

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President Trump announced on Friday he will pursue an executive order requiring insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions, something that is already law.

Why it matters: The Affordable Care Act already requires insurers to cover pre-existing conditions. The Trump administration is currently arguing in a case before the Supreme Court to strike down that very law — including its pre-existing condition protections.