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The President Sets Off Fireworks, Texas Mandates Masks, Corona Cases Surge

President Trump delivered an acrimonious speech stoking divisions at Mount Rushmore, and mentioning the pandemic only once. As coronavirus cases surge in Texas the governor mandates the use of masks. And ahead of a holiday weekend, we'll talk about how human behavior shapes the trajectory of the pandemic.

The President Sets Off Fireworks, Texas Mandates Masks, Corona Cases Surge

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Texas Mask Rule, California Counties Shut Down, Arrest In Epstein Case

After a major surge in COVID-19 cases, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered nearly all residents to wear masks. Meanwhile, large parts of California are shutting down again due to a rise in cases there. The FBI has arrested Ghislaine Maxwell, an associate of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Texas Mask Rule, California Counties Shut Down, Arrest In Epstein Case

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Jobs Report, Campaign Fundraising, Police Dismantle Protest Zone In Seattle

After a June full of economic starts and stops, the jobs report will tell us more about the economic outlook. Next, the Biden campaign saw huge fundraising numbers this month, but can they turn dollars into votes? Finally, Seattle police have dismantled the Capitol Hill Organized Protest zone.

Jobs Report, Campaign Fundraising, Police Dismantle Protest Zone In Seattle

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Intelligence on Russian Bounties, Facebook Boycott, COVID-19 Community Tracker

To understand more about Russia's bounty program, we take a closer look at how intelligence is gathered and shared. Advertisers are boycotting Facebook saying it fails to deal with hate speech on its platform. And as COVID-19 infection rates balloon, there's a new tool tallying local outbreaks.

Intelligence on Russian Bounties, Facebook Boycott, COVID-19 Community Tracker

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U.S. Testing, Briefing on Russia Bounties, Hong Kong Security Law

Coronavirus testing in the U.S. is up, but not up enough. Meanwhile, some Democrats head to the White House to learn more about what the president knew about a Russian bounty program. Elsewhere, China has passed a new law aimed at cracking down on dissent in Hong Kong.

U.S. Testing, Briefing on Russia Bounties, Hong Kong Security Law

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Coronavirus Surge, Russia Pays To Kill US Troops, President Re-Tweets Racist Slogan

As coronavirus cases top 10 million, how does the US fare in the global outbreak? Russia offered bounties to Taliban-linked fighters in Afghanistan for the lives of coalition troops. How many US soldiers were killed? President Trump re-tweeted a video including a white supremacist slogan.

Coronavirus Surge, Russia Pays To Kill US Troops, President Re-Tweets Racist Slogan

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BONUS: THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY

In this bonus episode brought to you by NPR's Throughline, hosts Rund Abdelfatah and Ramtin Arablouei bring us the story of Mary Mallon, an Irish immigrant who refused to cooperate with public health officials..and became the notorious "Typhoid Mary."

BONUS: THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY

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First Coronavirus Briefing In Months, V.P. Takes Center Stage, E.U. May Ban Americans

The number of new coronavirus cases in the U.S. hits an all time high, says the White House task force. Yet Vice President Pence defends large political rallies that could spread COVID-19. And the European Union says it may not admit Americans because the U.S. doesn't have the virus under control.

First Coronavirus Briefing In Months, V.P. Takes Center Stage, E.U. May Ban Americans

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Attorney General Barr Defends His Actions, COVID-19 Vaccine Tests, Military Extremism

Attorney General William Barr says he is responsible for a series of actions that appear to benefit President Trump. But he insists there's no political influence in those decisions from the White House. The race to find a vaccine for COVID-19 has yielded 16 promising candidates. With cases soaring across the United States, are any of those new drugs viable? And a soldier in Kentucky faces federal terrorism-related charges. Prosecutors say Ethan Melzer was part of a satanic white supremacist network and planned to attack his own unit.

Attorney General Barr Defends His Actions, COVID-19 Vaccine Tests, Military Extremism

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COVID-19 Cases Soar In Texas, Colleges Prepare To Reopen, Police Reform In Congress

Texas Governor Greg Abbott says another lockdown will be a last resort. But coronavirus cases in the Lone Star state have soared to more than 5,000 per day. The number of young people getting sick with COVID-19 is on the rise, making it even more difficult for universities to plan for a fall return. And despite weeks of protests calling for police reform, lawmakers can't seem to reach consensus. What, if anything, will Congress do in this moment?

COVID-19 Cases Soar In Texas, Colleges Prepare To Reopen, Police Reform In Congress

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