Who will face Mitch McConnell? What to watch in Tuesday's primaries.
Voters cast their ballots in Kentucky, New York and Virginia on Tuesday after the coronavirus pandemic pushed multiple states to postpone their primary elections. The most closely watched race will likely be the one between the Democrats trying to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the fall. Amy McGrath, Charles Booker and Mike Broihier are considered the top contenders for the chance to end McConnell's 36-year Senate career. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will face three challengers including former journalist Michelle Caruso-Cabrera who has raised about $2 million. Still, Ocasio-Cortez has remained a popular figure and is one of the House’s biggest fundraisers with $10.5 million raised. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump heads to Arizona Tuesday as his campaign tries to regain momentum after underwhelming turnout at a rally last weekend in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Who will face Mitch McConnell? 3-way Kentucky Democratic primary comes to a head Tuesday.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez faces first reelection test as progressives work to maintain their movement.
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, CDC director to testify on coronavirus response
Top health leaders are scheduled to testify before House lawmakers Tuesday regarding the Trump administration's coronavirus response. The House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing comes as states continue to ramp up reopening efforts despite spikes in the number of cases nationwide. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top infectious-disease expert at the National Institutes of Health, will be joined by Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Stephen Hahn, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, and Brett Giroir, assistant secretary for Health and Human Services, are also scheduled to testify. Last month, Fauci warned senators that reopening efforts by states need to be done cautiously because it presents a "real risk that you will trigger an outbreak."
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Bolton book: Trump White House 'like living in a pinball machine'
Former National Security Adviser John Bolton mercilessly criticizes President Donald Trump in his new book, “The Room Where it Happened: A White House Memoir,” out Tuesday. In an exclusive interview with USA TODAY, Bolton said working in the Trump White House was "like living inside a pinball machine." Bolton’s book portrays Trump, his former boss, as incompetent, enamored with foreign strongmen, obsessed with his re-election and driven solely by self-interest. In response to the book, Trump said Bolton was someone seen by his White House colleagues as "totally nuts." Earlier, the Trump administration had filed a lawsuit asking the judge to seize Bolton's proceeds from the book. But a federal judge over the weekend cleared the way for publication of the book.
Vice President Mike Pence is a rare White House official not skewered in Bolton's memoir.
A private, family-only funeral to be held for Rayshard Brooks
A private, family-only funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Atlanta for Rayshard Brooks, the Black man fatally shot by police responding to a call that he had fallen asleep in a fast-food drive-through. Brooks' death on June 12 sparked widespread outrage and protests in Atlanta and beyond. Within days of the shooting, Police Chief Erika Shields stepped down from her post, officer Garrett Rolfe was fired and charged with with 11 counts including felony murder, and officer Devin Brosnan was placed on administrative duty and faces three charges. The family's attorney has said that Tyler Perry would be paying for the funeral costs.
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NBA timeline: Coaches can start working with players
Beginning on Tuesday, head coaches could be one of the two participating coaches for voluntary individual workouts. The NBA informed teams about how it will resume the 2019-20 season by outlining specific dates that included the beginning of training camp (July 9-20), a 22-team eight-game season (July 30) and a 16-team postseason (Aug. 17) at the World of Sports Complex at the Disney World Resort outside of Orlando. Teams will hold voluntary individual workouts through June 30, but players will have to undergo testing for the coronavirus between June 23 through July 30.
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