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Thursday's Mini-Report, 6.25.20

Today's edition of quick hits.


Today's edition of quick hits:

* Texas: "The governor of Texas hit the brakes on reopening his state Thursday as hospitals were inundated with 'an explosion' of new COVID-19 cases and officials warned there might not be enough beds available."

* CDC: "The true number of Americans who've been infected with COVID-19 may top 20 million, according to new estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."

* SCOTUS: "The Supreme Court on Thursday gave a victory to the Trump administration on the president's signature issue of immigration, ruling that some people seeking asylum in the U.S. can be deported without additional court hearings."

* Trump's niece's book: "A New York judge on Thursday rejected on jurisdictional grounds a legal effort by President Donald Trump's brother to halt the publication next month of a tell-all book by the president's niece, Mary Trump -- but the brother's lawyer said the case will be refiled in another court."

* On Capitol Hill: "Democrats in the House are set to vote Thursday on a far-reaching policing overhaul, a moment heavy with emotion and symbolism after the collapse of a Senate GOP effort to address the global outcry over the deaths of George Floyd and other Black Americans."

* Something to look forward to: "Attorney General William Barr will testify before the House Judiciary Committee for the first time next month, the Justice Department said Wednesday, as two of his employees testified that he has politicized the department and allowed special treatment for Roger Stone, a friend of President Donald Trump."

* New Jersey: "The White House said Wednesday that President Donald Trump will not change his plan to travel to New Jersey this weekend despite a new order by the governor requiring visitors who have been in states with high numbers of coronavirus cases to quarantine for 14 days."

* West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice (R) "forced out the commissioner of his public health bureau on Wednesday, hours after he publicly questioned the accuracy of the state's coronavirus data and detailed growing outbreaks in about a dozen counties."

* What a dreadful story: "Three members of a North Carolina police department have been fired after a department audit of a video recording captured one of the officers saying a civil war was necessary to wipe Black people off the map and that he was ready."

See you tomorrow.