News Roundup: U.S. hits new pandemic record; master Senate tactician Harry Reid dead at 82

In the news today: Former Sen. Harry Reid, a giant of progressive politics, died last night at age 82. The nation’s COVID-19 pandemic has now reached yet another all-time high, with a 7-day average now topping a quarter-million new cases per day. And the mass shooter responsible for five deaths in Denver has been identified as a white supremacist who repeatedly advocated for political violence on social media–;and wrote a “book” that reveled in such violence.

Here’s some of what you may have missed:

; Rest in peace, Harry Reid, political giant and friend of Daily Kos

; COVID-19 cases are now at an all-time high–;and once again, it didn’t have to happen

; Social media show Denver shooter is a ‘white supremacist and misogynist obsessed with masculinity’

; Insurrection probe and Biden White House agree to delay part of Trump records request

; GOP lawmaker in Oklahoma hawks book-banning bill with $10,000 per day fine to school librarians

Trending from the community:

; We should thank Donald Trump Jr. for showing us the truth about white evangelical Christianity

; FBI investigating pro-Trump pastor Perry Stone for sexual misconduct

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