NATION: Ignoring Trump and right-wing think tanks, red states are expanding vote by mail services.
NATION: This was supposed to be the year that self-driving cars transformed transportation. But the pandemic derailed that effort.
U.S death toll
82,536 people nationwide have died from COVID-19. (Johns Hopkins University)
Social media is clogged with misinformation about a COVID-19 vaccine before one even exists. (New York Times)
While children have largely been spared by COVID-19, doctors are finding that some kids are getting severely ill with symptoms like inflammation in the skin, eyes and heart. (New York Times)
Washington has close to the 1,500 contact tracers it needs to help isolate and suppress COVID-19 outbreaks, Gov. Jay Inslee said yesterday. (Seattle Times)
Spokane Regional Health District Health Officer Bob Lutz has indicated that a mask-wearing mandate could be enacted "in the next week or two." (Spokesman-Review)
IN OTHER NEWS...
Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law, isn't ruling out postponing the November election, comments that play into Democrats' fears that the current administration will use the pandemic to keep power. (New York Times)
The Federal Reserve chair said Congress may need to approve more financial support for families and businesses to guard against a worst-case-scenario recession. (New York Times)
Free to leave
Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign chairman who was serving a prison sentence for lobbying and financial violations, was released from custody due to coronavirus concerns. (New York Times)