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Texas sets coronavirus records: 8,258 new cases, numbers in hospital reach all-time highs

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AUSTIN, Texas — Texas saw 8,258 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus Saturday and an additional 238 people who are hospitalized with the virus — the highest numbers in both categories to date.Texas coronavirus cases have spiked throughout June and into July, and the number of people hospitalized in Texas has risen nearly every day — compared with the previous day — since mid-June.Saturday’s total of cases was 191,790 after Texas added 8,258 new cases, a record high, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.The number of statewide hospitalizations also continued to rise Satu…

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Senate Republicans preparing for ‘potentially catastrophic’ election blowout with 12 seats now in play: report

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What was once four or five Republican seats in the Senate that appeared endangered or already lost on November 3rd has grown to a dozen, reports Politico as top GOP officials find themselves on their heels on multiple fronts.

According to the report, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) could be looking at his last days controlling the Senate that has been notable more for packing the courts than passing legislation that helps the country during his tenure.

While Republican Senate seats in Maine, Colorado, North Carolina and Arizona already appear to be lost causes for the GOP leadership, Politico's James Arkin reported that more GOP senators are finding themselves "scrambling" in more states than the party had planned for.

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Trump voter tells CBS she doesn’t wear a mask because ‘teeny-tiny’ virus is ‘so small’

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A voter who supports President Donald Trump's handling of COVID-19 told CBS News on Sunday that she does not wear a mask because the virus is too small.

During a panel discussion with voters on Face the Nation, host Margaret Brennan asked which panelist wore face masks.

"Beth, you don't wear a mask?" Brennan asked one of the voters.

"I do when I'm in public spaces where they insist that you do," Beth replied. "But otherwise, no."

"And so when you hear the statistics that are rattled off by the CDC director, you hear Dr. Fauci say wearing a mask could really stop the spread, why do you doubt that?" Brennan pressed.

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‘Rudy is just a moron’: Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen drops the mic on Giuliani’s very bad week

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Appearing on MSNBC with host Maria Teresa Kumar, former Donald Trump fixer Michael Cohen was asked what ex-New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is doing for Donald Trump's re-election bid, with the former Trump lawyer brutally dismissing Giuliani as both a "liability" and a "moron."

In a week that saw Giuliani's attempt to smear Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden fall apart before moving on to a cameo appearance in a Borat film that caught him in a compromising position with an actress playing a teen reporter, Cohen laughed at the week's events.

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