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President Donald Trump continued his criticism of Democrats and the news media at a campaign rally in Wisconsin Wednesday night, as law enforcement officials across the country grapple with a slew of potentially explosive devices sent to a number of prominent Democratic Party figures as well as CNN.

"The media also has a responsibility to set a civil tone and to stop the endless hostility and constant negative and oftentimes false attacks and stories. Have to do it. They’ve got to stop. Bring people together."

The details: In his speech to party supporters, Trump denounced the attempted attacks and vowed to bring those responsible to justice. But the president didn’t name any of the intended recipients: former President Barack Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and Former Attorney General Eric Holder.

  • CNN’s New York headquarters also received a suspicious package on Wednesday, addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan. The packages resembled an explosive device sent earlier this week to billionaire George Soros, a prominent Democratic donor.

Ahead of the rally, audience members and Trump supporters chanted "lock her up," an attack aimed at Hillary Clinton, while senate candidate Leah Vukmir was speaking.

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Trump says he's prepared to sign executive orders on coronavirus aid

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President Trump, speaking from a podium at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J., on Friday announced that he is prepared to issue executive orders suspending payroll taxes and extending enhanced unemployment benefits through the end of 2020, and halting student loan interest and payments indefinitely.

Why it matters: The impending orders come after talks between the White House and Democratic leadership collapsed Friday afternoon. But Trump said he remains committed to striking a deal with Congress on a broader stimulus package before signing the orders.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 4 p.m. ET: 19,193,661 — Total deaths: 716,735 — Total recoveries — 11,611,029Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 4 p.m. ET: 4,918,927 — Total deaths: 160,737 — Total recoveries: 1,598,624 — Total tests: 59,652,675Map.
  3. Politics: White House recommends Trump issue 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.

Trump: "We are going a different way" on coronavirus aid

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President Trump tweeted on Friday that his administration is "going a different way" with coronavirus aid after negotiations with congressional Democrats stalled again, suggesting he will use an executive order to address stimulus spending.

What he's saying: "Pelosi and Schumer only interested in Bailout Money for poorly run Democrat cities and states. Nothing to do with China Virus! Want one trillion dollars. No interest. We are going a different way!" Trump tweeted.