☀ August 8: US averaging 100,000 new COVID-19 infections a day, US Postal Service set to slow some mail deliveries

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Passengers wait in a long line to get a COVID-19 test to travel overseas at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, in Florida. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

Good morning! It’s August 8, 2021. Here’s a look at your news across the nation:

1. US averaging 100,000 new COVID-19 infections a day

Passengers wait in a long line to get a COVID-19 test to travel overseas at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, in Florida. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

2. US Postal Service to slow some mail deliveries in October

The United States Postal Service logo is seen on a mailbox outside a post office in Los Angeles, California, August 17, 2020. – The United States Postal Service is popularly known for delivering mail despite snow, rain or heat, but it faces a new foe in President Donald Trump. Ahead of the November 3 elections in which millions of voters are expected to cast ballots by mail due to the coronavirus, Trump has leveled an unprecedented attack at the USPS, opposing efforts to give the cash-strapped agency more money as part of a big new virus-related stimulus package, even as changes there have caused delays in mail delivery. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)

3. Senate edges toward vote on Biden’s $1T infrastructure bill

WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 25: MARC trains sit on tracks at Union Station on July 25, 2021 in Washington, DC. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are working to finalize an infrastructure agreement before the August recess, but may face delays due to a number of disputes, including how much to increase public transit funding, as well as highways and bridges. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images)

4. Texas child with COVID-19 airlifted 150 miles away due to hospital bed shortage

FILE – In this Sept. 14, 2018 file photo, Gov. Andrew Cuomo listens during a news conference in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

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Studies find plant-based diets slash heart disease risk in young adults, older women

Eating a nutritious plant-based diet could slash the risk of heart disease by more than half, according to a pair of new studies. Researchers with the American Heart Association find that such diets significantly cut the risk of heart problems in both young adults and postmenopausal women.

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