CORONAVIRUS: Back in March, US Congress gave the thumbs-up to a bill to try to keep the economy afloat amid the coronavirus pandemic. That bill included a measure that basically banned evictions for the next four months - plus gave a 30 day notice period. Spoiler: that measure - which currently protects 12 million people from being evicted - ended yesterday. Stay tuned. In other news, a Florida judge just struck down the governor’s order requiring schools to fully reopen by the end of the month. This comes as Florida has over 600,000 virus infections. Speaking of which, researchers say a man in Hong Kong is the first documented case of getting coronavirus twice. You read that right.
POLITICS: Yesterday, the first day of the Republican National Convention kicked off. A lot went down. Prez Trump took to the stage. The St Louis couple who pointed guns at Black Lives Matter protesters did, too. So did Donald Trump, Jr, Nikki Haley, Sen Tim Scott, and a Cuban-American who warned people about communism. There were a lot of attacks against Dem opponent Joe Biden - plus (false) claims that he’d defund the police. Now, all eyes are on night 2. Meanwhile, TikTok is suing the US gov. Quick refresher: not long ago, Prez Trump declared he’d be banning TikTok in the US. Intro some reports that Microsoft was in talks to buy the biz. Now, it looks like TikTok is straight-up suing - and claiming the ban is “politically motivated.”
PEOPLE: Meet Alekei Navalny. You know Navalny for being Russia’s opposition leader who’s been jailed a lot a lot for a looong list of reasons - including protesting the Russian gov. You also know him for mysteriously falling ill last week...being flown to Germany...and put in a medically induced coma. Yes, really. Now, German doctors are alleging Navalny was a victim of poisoning. His life reportedly isn’t in danger, but it’s not yet clear what exact toxin he was poisoned with. In other news, ICYMI, ex-Rep Duncan Hunter (R-CA) was sentenced to 11 months in prison back in March for misusing more than $200,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses. Now, his wife is being sentenced to 8 months’ home confinement after pleading guilty.