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Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images

President Trump called on governors to work to reopen schools, taking issue with Dr. Anthony Fauci's caution against moving too quickly, AP reports. The president accused Fauci of wanting "to play all sides of the equation."

  • Fauci warned in Senate testimony: "We don't know everything about this virus and we really better be pretty careful, particularly when it comes to children."

Trump said: "I was surprised by his answer, actually, because, you know, it’s just — to me, it’s not an acceptable answer, especially when it comes to schools."

  • He told Fox Business: “I totally disagree with [Fauci] on schools.”

Go deeper: Trump pushes for schools to reopen, despite caution from Fauci

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Kim Hart, author of Cities
Aug 20, 2020 - Economy & Business

Poll: School reopening plans will factor into voting decisions

Data: Murmuration/Morning Consult national tracking poll; Chart: Danielle Alberti/Axios

Candidates' positions on reopening schools could affect how people vote in November, according to new poll results from a Morning Consult/Murmuration national survey of 2,200 voters.

Details: 34% of adults said they would be much less likely to support a candidate for local office who pushed for schools to open for in-person learning in the fall, and 25% said they'd be much more likely to support a candidate who backed online-only learning.

Aug 20, 2020 - Health

Fauci must rest voice to recover after vocal cord surgery

Photo: Kevin Dietsch/AFP via Getty Images

Anthony Fauci is recovering from a minor operation on Thursday to remove a vocal cord polyp, CNN reports.

The state of play: The procedure, which required general anesthesia, means that Fauci will have to rest his voice in order to recovery for "a while," according to CNN's Sanjay Gupta. A vocal cord polyp is a tissue growth that has various causes, including vocal overuse or vocal cord trauma, according to the Cleveland Clinic.

Scoop: Inside the GOP's plan to retake the House

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg via Getty Images

House Republicans will reclaim their majority in 2022 by offering candidates who are women, minorities or veterans, a memo obtained by Axios says.

Why it matters: The document, drafted by a super PAC blessed by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, names top Democrats to target — Jared Golden of Maine, Matt Cartwright of Pennsylvania and Ron Kind of Wisconsin — and the type of Republican candidates to beat them.