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House Republicans emerged from two hours of talks with Vice President Mike Pence tonight without much to show for it — but nobody was ready to kill off the Trumpcare revival, either. Instead, they're going to meet again tomorrow, perhaps with legislative text, which they didn't review at this meeting. "There were no agreements tonight," Freedom Caucus chairman Mark Meadows said after the meeting.

What they talked about: They spent most of the time discussing what to do about the Obamacare insurance regulations, which are the biggest sticking point. The group mostly agreed on the need to beef up money for high-risk pools to cover people with pre-existing conditions, according to Republican Study Committee chairman Mark Walker.

Who was there: Pence, Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney, House Speaker Paul Ryan, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Ways and Means Committee chairman Kevin Brady, Energy and Commerce Committee chairman Greg Walden, Budget Committee chairwoman Diane Black, and Freedom Caucus and RSC members,

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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

Data: COVID Tracking Project and state health department data compiled by Axios; Map: Danielle Alberti and Naema Ahmed/Axios

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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