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What We’re Reading Today: House Mugs Barr, Coronavirus Infections Up, 2nd Stimulus Check May Be Coming . . . And More

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Some headlines that caught our eye. – —

William Barr, House Chaos & (More) Impeachment Threats

Andrew McCarthy: Roger Stone House hearing – here’s what’s really going on — Fox News

House hearing explodes as Dems, witnesses accuse Barr of choosing politics over justice — Fox News

Jerry Nadler opens door to impeaching Barr — Washington Examiner

House members bicker amid whistleblower hearing — The Hill

Barr agrees to testify in front of House Judiciary Committee after Nadler flashes subpoena — Washington Examiner

Coronavirus Outbreak

Gov. Abbott says Texas is facing ‘massive’ COVID-19 outbreak — Fox26, Houston

Texas hospitalizations increase for 10 consecutive days — The Hill

Gov. Abbott allows local leaders to put limits on outdoor gatherings with more than 100 people amid ongoing COVID-19 surge in Texas — KVUE.com

Coronavirus Cases Are Accelerating Across U.S. — Wall Street Journal

Top U.S. health official Fauci warns of ‘disturbing’ new surge — BBC News, Via YouTube

Police Reform

Sen. Tim Scott makes plea for police reform bill after Democrats block debate in Senate — ABC News, Via YouTube

Senate Republicans’ police reform bill fails on test vote amid Dem opposition — Fox News

Treasury, IRS & Coronavirus

Is July 15th still tax day? Treasury may consider delaying deadline to Sept. 15, Mnuchin says — USA Today

The IRS will pay you interest if your refund is delayed this tax season — Business Insider

Chances Of A Second Stimulus Check Just Got A Whole Lot Better — Forbes

Riots, Immigration & Misc.

D.C. police clear out fledgling autonomous zone near the White House — Washington Post

Trump’s foreign visa restrictions take effect today: Here’s what to know about the immigration ban — Fast Company

H-1B: Minimal effects expected from Trump’s visa suspensions, green card freeze — Mercury News

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