May 7, 2019

Trump awards Tiger Woods Presidential Medal of Freedom

Tiger Woods and President Trump. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

President Trump presented golfing great Tiger Woods with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at a White House ceremony in Washington, D.C. Monday

Details: Trump praised Woods for his "relentless will to win," as he awarded the 43-year-old the highest U.S. civilian honour. "Tiger Woods is a global symbol of American excellence, devotion and drive," Trump said. "These qualities embody the American spirit of pushing boundaries, defying limits and always striving for greatness."

The big picture: This year has seen an tremendous turnaround in Woods' fortunes. Last month, he won his 5th Masters title at Augusta — ending an 11-year drought to claim his 15th major.

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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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