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U.S. “still knee-deep in the first wave”

The current surge of coronavirus infections and hospitalizations in the U.S. is still part of the initial outbreak, said Dr. Anthony Fauci. Miami ordered gyms and indoor dining to close, while West Virginia mandated face masks. Atlanta’s mayor tested positive for the virus. ABC NEWS

After facing pressure to be more transparent, the Treasury released the names of some companies that received loans from the government’s emergency small-business fund. Wealthy and politically connected firms were among those on the list. THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

How scientists handle everyday risks, plus a map of COVID-19’s spread, in our always-updating coronavirus hub. APPLE NEWS SPOTLIGHT

THE SUPREME COURT RULED that members of the electoral college who defy the state vote when casting their ballots can be punished. The cases arose in 2016 when “faithless” electors attempted to do just that. VOX

A WHITE WOMAN WHO CALLED THE POLICE on a Black man in New York City’s Central Park is being charged with filing a false report. A widely shared video showed Amy Cooper telling birdwatcher Christian Cooper she would report that “an African American man” was threatening her life after he asked her to put her dog on a leash. THE GUARDIAN

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS taking classes entirely online this fall won’t be allowed to enter the U.S., or must leave if they’re already in the country, government officials said. Some universities, including Harvard and Princeton, have already moved fall classes online because of the pandemic. BUZZFEED NEWS

TECH COMPANIES ARE GETTING TOUGH on Hong Kong in response to China’s new national security law. TikTok said it will pull out of the territory, while Google, Facebook, and Twitter stopped processing user-data requests from authorities. SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST

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