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The new Rose Garden. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

The White House on Saturday unveiled its newly renovated Rose Garden, spearheaded by First Lady Melania Trump and the National Park Service, and funded by a series of private donations.

The state of play: The design reflects the garden's original layout. Noticeably missing are crabapple trees that had been on-site since the 1960s, but have been removed to an off-site gardening center for care and will eventually be replanted on White House grounds, per CNN's Kate Bennett.

What to watch: The first lady will deliver her speech for the Republican National Convention on Tuesday from the newly embellished green space.

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White House outlines COVID-19 precautions for annual Halloween event

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The White House each year welcomes waves of trick-or-treaters, but festivities for the end of this October will adapt to the spookiest thing of all: COVID-19.

The big picture: The White House plans to open its grounds to military personnel, local children and families of frontline health care workers. An announcement notes that all persons over 2-years-old will be "required to wear a face covering and practice social distancing during their visit to the White House complex."

Wisconsin recount reaffirms Biden's victory in the state

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The two recounts in Wisconsin requested by the Trump campaign were completed Sunday and confirmed that President-elect Joe Biden won the state, the Washington Post reports.

Driving the news: Biden won Wisconsin by more than 20,000 votes. Recounts in the state's most populous and liberal areas — Dane and Milwaukee counties — netted him an additional 87 votes.

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Congressional Hispanics want Lujan Grisham at HHS

Michelle Lujan Grisham arriving on Capitol Hill. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

Hispanic lawmakers are openly lobbying to have New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham be named Health and Human Services secretary, according to a letter obtained by Axios.

Why it matters: These members are now following the example some Black lawmakers have used for weeks: trying to convince Joe Biden his political interests will be served by rewarding certain demographic groups with Cabinet picks.