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Total U.S. coronavirus deaths reported each day this week: Monday, 850,605; Tuesday, 851,730.
U.S. fatalities from COVID-19 have risen more than 5 percent in one month, based on available data. As public health experts prepare for 1 million COVID-19 deaths, journalists and Boston University collaborated for a USA Today series that disclosed some counties in the South and the West that underreported the number of people dying from the coronavirus.
The time to vote — or at least stage a real debate — is nigh for Senate Democrats, who are set to plow ahead in the coming days with what will be an unsuccessful bid to alter the filibuster and enact an overhaul of voting rights and elections.
Fresh off the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the Senate will reconvene this afternoon as Democrats continue to weigh how to proceed on the issue in the hope of holding a vote on a bill in the coming days. What isn’t in doubt is how this will end: Sens. Kyrsten SinemaKyrsten SinemaSenate Democrats eye talking filibuster NAACP president presses senators on voting rights: ‘You will decide who defines America’ Schumer tees up showdown on voting rights, filibuster MORE (D-Ariz.) and Joe ManchinJoe ManchinSenate Democrats eye talking filibuster NAACP president presses senators on voting rights: ‘You will decide who defines America’ Schumer tees up showdown on voting rights, filibuster MORE (D-W.Va.) are against nixing the 60-vote requirement to end debate, effectively putting to bed any chance to pass the voting rights changes.
Senate Majority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerThe Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – Voting rights week for Democrats (again) Kelly takes…