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Friday's Mini-Report, 9.25.20

Today's edition of quick hits.

Today's edition of quick hits:

* 7 million: "Seven months after President Donald Trump praised the Chinese for how they were handling their Covid-19 outbreak and assured the American people that 'we're in great shape,' the nation hit 7 million confirmed cases of coronavirus, the latest NBC News figures showed Thursday."

* RBG: "Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the first woman and first Jewish person to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol as she was honored on Friday. Lawmakers held a formal ceremony for Ginsburg in National Statuary Hall after her casket arrived on the plaza outside just after 9:45 a.m."

* Census: "A federal judge has stopped the 2020 census from finishing at the end of September and ordered the once-a-decade head count of every U.S. resident to continue for another month through the end of October, saying a shortened schedule likely would produce inaccurate results."

* Another ruling of note: "A federal appeals court on Friday revived a House challenge of President Donald Trump's use of Defense Department money to build a border wall after Democrats refused to provide funding he requested."

* Oh my: "A door-to-door COVID-19 testing survey has been halted due to multiple incidents in greater Minnesota of residents intimidating and shouting racial and ethnic slurs at state and federal public health survey teams."

* So typical: "The Trump administration rescinded an award recognizing the work of a journalist from Finland last year after discovering she had criticized President Trump in social media posts, then gave a false explanation for withdrawing the honor, according to a report by the State Department's internal watchdog."

* Student visas: "The Trump administration is proposing a new rule to limit student visas to two years for citizens of 59 countries, potentially complicating the path to an American college degree for tens of thousands of foreign students."

* The latest on Caputo's condition: "Michael Caputo, the health department's controversial spokesperson who took medical leave last week, has been diagnosed with cancer, according to a statement shared with reporters on Thursday."

* Michael Pack, chief executive of the U.S. Agency for Global Media, which oversees Voice of America, keeps running into trouble: "The head of the government's main international broadcasting agency flouted a subpoena for congressional testimony Thursday, angering both Democrats and Republicans already alarmed by his management tactics."

Have a safe weekend.