In her first speech at the headquarters of the United Nations, the newly confirmed ambassador Nikki Haley made headlines Friday by saying she's "taking names" of countries that don't support the U.S.

Reality check: The U.S. has been taking names of such countries for a very long time. Congress wrote that into law more than 30 years ago. Check out last year's State Department report, which, per the law, "evaluates General Assembly and Security Council actions and the responsiveness of [foreign] governments to United States policy on issues of special importance to the United States."

Between the lines: Haley's threatening tone comes straight from the Trump playbook. She's signaling to the UN that this new administration will pay closer attention to disloyalty than the last one. When it would really matter and have serious consequences is with the UN budget (to which the U.S. is the largest single country contributor.)

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Why it matters: Trump's "dark and divisive" speech comes as states continue to hit new coronavirus records and a national reckoning against racial inequities pushes forward, The New York Times writes. Trump's public approval is faltering heading toward the November elections, and he made an appeal to his base at Friday's spectacle, per The Washington Post.

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Drive-in movie theaters, the symbol of a bygone era before cellphones and constant distraction, are suddenly reemerging as a popular form of entertainment during the coronavirus crisis.

Why it matters: Indoor movie theaters are closed, but people still crave entertainment and a chance to get out of their houses. Watching a movie from the safety of a car is the next best thing.

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 7:30 a.m. ET: 11,093,182 — Total deaths: 525,491 — Total recoveries — 5,890,052Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 7:30 a.m. ET: 2,795,163 — Total deaths: 129,437 — Total recoveries: 790,404 — Total tested: 34,213,497Map.
  3. States: ICU beds in Arizona's hot spot reach near capacity.
  4. Public health: The states where face coverings are mandatory Fauci says it has been a "very disturbing week" for the spread of the coronavirus in the U.S.
  5. Economy: The economy may recover just quickly enough to kill political interest in more stimulus.