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U.S. breaks single-day August virus record

The dangers of reopening classrooms to in-person learning are being felt at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Just days after classes resumed, at least 10 students tested positive for the coronavirus, in clusters originating at two campus dormitories. It comes as the country saw more than 64,000 new cases Friday, the most in a single day in August so far. There are now more than 5.3 million infections in the U.S. Michael George reports on what the pandemic looks like in the U.S.


Gerhardt: This is a turning point

Michael Gerhardt of the University of North Carolina Law School testified in front of the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that if Congress does not punish President Trump for his actions the power of the Constitution will erode. "I want to stress that if what we're talking about is not impeachable, then nothing is impeachable," Gerhardt said. "... If Congress concludes that they're going to give a pass to the president here … every other president will say, 'OK, then I can do the same thing.' The boundaries will just evaporate, and those boundaries are set up by the Constitution. We may be witnessing, unfortunately, their erosion. And that is a danger to all of us."

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