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The News Roundup — Domestic

Swimmers enjoy the water in Miami Beach. Florida is reporting record daily totals of new coronavirus cases.
Swimmers enjoy the water in Miami Beach. Florida is reporting record daily totals of new coronavirus cases.

Texas set coronavirus records this week when 5,000 new cases were confirmed in the state in a single day for the first time. The hospitalization rate in the state was so high that the largest pediatric hospital in the country began treating adult patients.

Aaron Zelinsky, a federal prosecutor, told the House Judiciary Committee in testimony given this week that senior officials in the Justice Department said that they were being pressured into going easy in the case of longtime Donald Trump associate Roger Stone.

President Donald Trump promised this week to sign an executive order that would protect Confederate statues and monuments from vandalism. Details about when the order would be signed or its specifics weren’t offered.

We cover the biggest stories from around the country on the News Roundup.

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