Breitbart's immigration reporter Julia Hahn is set to join the White House team, a source with direct knowledge tells Axios. Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon recruited her and she'll likely work under him as an adviser on policy issues like trade and immigration and on the speechwriting team. Politico first reported the news.

Within a team of aggressive nationalist populist reporters at Breitbart, Hahn stands out for her aggression. And she really, really, loathes Paul Ryan.

She's launched attack after attack after attack against the House Speaker — portraying him as a "globalist" who wants to sell out America via open borders and free trade. They include a story criticizing Ryan for building a "border fence" around his Janesville, Wis., home, while not being sufficiently supportive of Trump's immigration and border protection ideas. Shortly before the election Hahn dedicated almost 3,000 words to an attack on Ryan that accused him of being a secret Hillary Clinton supporter.

Why this matters: Given what she's written about Ryan, Hahn's appointment shows Trump is happy to continue the policy tensions between his inner circle and GOP leadership. Her installation also reflects the ascendant nationalism within Trump's inner circle. She's an acolyte of Jeff Sessions and in her work at Breitbart hammering at illegal aliens she was in near constant contact with the Sessions office. She's close to the former Sessions aide, and now top Trump adviser, Stephen Miller.

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Trump commutes Roger Stone's sentence

Roger Stone arriving at his sentencing hearing on Feb. 20. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

President Trump on Friday evening commuted the sentence of his longtime associate Roger Stone, according to two senior administration officials. Stone in February was sentenced to 40 months in prison for crimes including obstruction, witness tampering and making false statements to Congress.

Why it matters: The controversial move brings an abrupt end to the possibility of Stone spending time behind bars. He had been scheduled to report to prison on July 14.

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Which states have set single-day coronavirus records this week

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13 states this week surpassed records set just last week for their highest number of coronavirus infections in a single day, according to the COVID Tracking Project and state health department data. 16 states in total reported new highs.

The big picture: The United States' alarming rise in coronavirus cases isn't just due to increased testing — particularly where the number of cases has grown fastest over the last month, Axios' Andrew Witherspoon and Caitlin Owens report.

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  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 6:30 p.m. ET: 3,169,611 — Total deaths: 133,885 — Total recoveries: 983,185 — Total tested: 38,856,341Map.
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