Jun 15, 2017

Trump says Rep. Scalise is "in some trouble"

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Before signing an executive order, President Trump said that Rep. Steve Scalise is "in some trouble" and his condition is "more difficult than people even thought at the time." Scalise remains in critical condition after being shot yesterday morning during a GOP congressional baseball practice.

The EO details: Proclaiming that he wouldn't be in the White House without "the American worker," Trump said that today's executive order is meant to "expand apprenticeships and vocational training to help all Americans earn a rewarding career." It's meant to remove federal restrictions that have prevented some industries from implementing apprenticeship programs for their workers.

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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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