Good morning! It’s Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Here’s a look at your news across the nation and the world:
1️⃣💵 Democrats and the White House are negotiating a stimulus deal. Senate Republican leaders rolled out a plan, which has the party divided. Why it matters: The clock still ticks this week for the expiration of the $600 unemployment checks on Friday. The week could end with a piecemeal plan.
2️⃣🟠 Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis lies in state at U.S. Capitol. Monday saw a display of bipartisan unity among congressional leaders. A public viewing is being held again Tuesday on the steps of the Capitol. Why it matters: Lewis was the first Black lawmaker to lie in state in the Rotunda.
3️⃣🚨 North Korea leader Kim Jong Un said his country’s hard-won nuclear weapons were a solid security guarantee and a “reliable, effective” deterrent that could prevent a second Korean War. Kim said in his speech that his country has tried to become “a nuclear state” with “an absolute might” to prevent another war and that it has now built such a deterrent, according to the Korean Central News Agency. Why it matters: His comments show he has no intention of abandoning his weapons as prospects dim for resuming diplomacy with the United States.
4️⃣🍴 Coronavirus-linked hunger is leading to the deaths of 10,000 more children a month over the first year of the pandemic, according to an urgent call to action from the United Nations. The analysis published Monday found about 128,000 more young children will die over the first 12 months of the virus. Why it matters: The rise in child deaths worldwide would reverse global progress for the first time in decades. Deaths of children younger than five had declined steadily since 1980.
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⚾ Major League Baseball has postponed a second scheduled game between Miami and Baltimore. More than a dozen Marlins players and staff tested positive for the coronavirus, prompting the club to lock down in Philadelphia.
“The health of our players and staff has been and will continue to be our primary focus as we navigate through these unchartered waters,” said Marlins CEO Derek Jeter in a statement about the postponement.
📅 What to watch for today
🔴 Attorney General William Barr is expected to testify before the House Judiciary Committee. It’s expected he will defend the federal law enforcement response to civil unrest in America, saying “violent rioters and anarchists have hijacked legitimate protests” sparked by George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police. This is scheduled for 10 a.m. (ET), but could be delayed or canceled due to the viewing for Rep. Lewis.
🔴 The public viewing for Rep. Lewis continues on the East Front Steps of the U.S. Capitol.
🔴 The nominations for the Emmys, the highest awards in television, will be announced in a virtual event at 11:30 a.m. (ET). The Emmy Awards ceremony is due to take place in Los Angeles on September 20.
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