Jun 13, 2018

Corey Stewart wins Virginia GOP Senate primary

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Corey Stewart won the Republican Senate primary race in Virginia, defeating his challenger Nick Freitas. He will face Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine in November.

The big picture: Hillary Clinton won Virginia in 2016 and Democrats won multiple state-level elections in 2017. Both leading GOP candidates weren't guaranteed to win in November. Stewart was fired as Trump's Virginia campaign manager, and Freitas has made controversial comments about mass shootings in the state home to the Virginia Tech shooting.

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Coronavirus kills 2 Diamond Princess passengers and South Korea sees first death

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. U.S. numbers include Americans extracted from Princess Cruise ship.

Two elderly Diamond Princess passengers have been killed by the novel coronavirus — the first deaths confirmed among the more than 600 infected aboard the cruise ship. South Korea also announced its first death Thursday.

The big picture: COVID-19 has now killed more than 2,200 people and infected over 75,465 others, mostly in mainland China, where the National Health Commission announced 118 new deaths since Thursday.

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SoftBank to cut its stake to get T-Mobile's Sprint deal done

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T-Mobile and Sprint announced a revised merger agreement that will see SoftBank getting a smaller share of the combined company, while most shareholders will receive the previously agreed upon exchange rate. The companies said they hope to get the deal as early as April 1.

Why it matters: The amended deal reflects the decline in Sprint's business, while leaving most shareholders' stake intact and removing another hurdle to the deal's closure.