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Monday Headlines: 500,000.

As of yesterday, there have now been 500,000 confirmed deaths worldwide and 10 million cases of COVID-19—and record-breaking daily new infections.

Public health experts dispute Pence and Azar's claims that increased testing, not reopening, is the cause for the uptick in COVID-19 cases.

One possibility for the rise in coronavirus spread: The virus has mutated, and may have become more contagious.

California has closed bars in seven counties due to an increase in the spread of coronavirus, two weeks after reopening.

Texas bars will also close, and restaurants will revert to lower indoor dining capacities.

Florida orders its bars to stop selling alcohol.

As US confirmed cases surge, multiple states have halted their reopening plans.

An analysis finds higher rates of restaurant spending predicts a rise in coronavirus infections—and more grocery shopping shows lower rates of spread.

The Texas Medical Center revises how it reports ICU capacity, showing how reassigned staff and equipment brings current capacity from 93% to 72%.

Texas Republicans plan to move ahead with their plan for an indoor convention in Houston in mid-July, and as of now won't require face masks.

Trump tweeted—then deleted—a video of one of his supporters shouting "white power" in Florida.

China responds to US sanctions against officials curbing Hong Kong freedom, saying it will restrict visas for those with "egregious conduct" with regard to Hong Kong.

Boris Jonson wants "Rooseveltian" spending—not austerity measures—to help Britain recover from the COVID-19 economic turmoil.

Russia secretly pays Afghan militants to kill US troops. The White House has known for months, but done nothing.

The Supreme Court has blocked a Louisiana law that required doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, effectively closing almost all clinics in the state.

Mississippi lawmakers have passed legislation to remove the Confederate battle emblem from its state flag.

See also: Mississippi’s move may have been in response to NCAA and SEC statements that the flag would be a reason not to hold future sporting events in the state.

Princeton will finally remove Woodrow Wilson's name from its facilities over the former president's racist and segregationist policies.

A rundown of all the companies who are boycotting Facebook over inaction on misinformation and hate speech—along with estimates of their ad budgets.