Sanders at the podium during a White House briefing. Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP

Press Secretary Sarah Sanders addressed the controversy that ensued after President Trump called Elizabeth Warren "Pocahontas" during an event to honor Native American war heroes, saying, "I think what most people find offensive is Elizabeth Warren lying about her heritage to advance her career." She called Warren's description of those comments as a racial slur a "ridiculous response."

It is not "appropriate" for the president to use a racial slur. "That was certainly not [his] intent," she added.

  • White House budget director Mick Mulvaney "has taken charge of the CFPB and he has the full cooperation of the staff."
  • "The legal outline shows very clearly who is in charge of that agency ... The law is extremely clear," she said. But legal analysts and U.S. senators are in disagreement over whether Mulvaney or Leandra English should lead the CFPB.
  • Does Trump doubt the authenticity of the Access Hollywood tape? "This was answered during the election by the overwhelming support for the president ... the president hasn't changed his position."
  • Trump is not planning any trip to Alabama to campaign for Roy Moore.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 12:30 p.m. ET: 11,662,574 — Total deaths: 539,058 — Total recoveries — 6,336,732Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 12:30 p.m. ET: 2,948,397 — Total deaths: 130,430 — Total recoveries: 924,148 — Total tested: 36,032,329Map.
  3. States: Arizona reports record 117 deaths in 24 hours.
  4. Public health: Trump administration invests $2 billion in coronavirus drugs.
  5. Business: Breaking down the PPP disclosure debacle
  6. World: Brazil's President Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus — India reports third-highest coronavirus case count in the world.

Mary Trump book: How she leaked Trump financials to NYT

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In her new memoir, President Trump's niece reveals how she leaked hordes of confidential Trump family financial documents to the New York Times in an effort to expose her uncle, whom she portrays as a dangerous sociopath.

Why it matters: Trump was furious when he found out recently that Mary Trump, a trained psychologist, would be publishing a tell-all memoir. And Trump's younger brother, Robert, tried and failed to block the publication of "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man."

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Brazil's Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced Tuesday that he tested positive for coronavirus.

Why it matters: Brazil's coronavirus outbreak is one of the largest in the world, topped only by the U.S., and Bolsonaro has long downplayed the effects of the virus, pushing businesses to reopen over the last few months in order to jumpstart the country's economy.