The TAPS Daily - October 19, 2020


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Today's Highlights

 

  1. U.S. Coronavirus Cases Climb Toward A New Peak
    NPR
    The U.S. is now climbing steadily toward a new peak in cases that may soon rival the summer surge — when the country hit more than 60,000 infections on average a day for weeks in a row.
  2. COVID-19 stimulus updates: Pelosi sets deadline, McConnell pushes bill
    USA Today
    The clock is ticking to reach a COVID-19 stimulus deal after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi set a Tuesday deadline for both sides to agree on urgently needed benefits before Election Day.
  3. Vets suicide prevention training, 3-digit emergency mental health crisis line signed into law
    Military Times
    President Donald Trump signed into law bills to help prevent veterans suicide, including establishing a new three-digit national crisis line similar to 911 for mental health emergencies. TAPS has provided key support on both pieces of legislation.
  4. Supreme Court to hear case over use of DoD funds for Trump border wall
    Military Times
    The Supreme Court agreed to hear the Trump administration’s appeal of a lower court ruling that it improperly diverted defense money to build portions of the border wall with Mexico.
  5. Joint Chiefs members cleared to return to work at Pentagon after self-quarantine
    Military Times
    The nation’s top military leaders have been cleared to return to work at the Pentagon after having self-quarantined following the positive COVID-19 test of a senior Coast Guard official.
  6. Trump says Sudan will be removed from terrorism list
    AP
    President Trump says Sudan will be removed from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism after it paid $335 million to U.S. terror victims and families.
  7. New monument at Arlington National Cemetery honors women in military
    ABC News
    The life-size bronze sculpture, titled "The Pledge," shows a woman in full combat uniform bonding with a service dog.
  8. This 14-year-old girl won a $25K prize for a discovery that could lead to a cure for COVID-19
    CNN
    As scientists race to find a treatment for the coronavirus, a young girl among them stands out.
  9. How To Vote In The 2020 Election
    FiveThirtyEight
    A state-by-state guide to voting in the age of COVID-19.

 

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