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2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) at a campaign rally last month in California. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Sen. Bernie Sanders told The New York Times in an interview on Tuesday that he will release 10 years of his tax returns by Monday, April 15, after he had promised in February during a CNN town hall to release them "sooner than later."

"We wanted to release 10 years of tax returns. April 15, 2019, will be the 10th year, so I think you will see them."

Why it matters: Sanders, who has made attacks on wealth inequality a signature issue of his political career, has been dogged by questions of why he has waited so long to release his tax returns. Though he once ranked among the least wealthy members of the Senate, Sanders acknowledged to the Times that he is now a millionaire: "I wrote a best-selling book. If you write a best-selling book, you can be a millionaire, too."

The big picture: Several of Sanders’ Democratic primary rivals have already released their 2018 returns, including Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Kirsten Gillibrand, and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. Sen. Elizabeth Warren released 10 years worth of tax returns in August 2018 — well before she officially announced her 2020 candidacy.

Go deeper: Everything you need to know about 2020 candidate Bernie Sanders

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Kenosha shooting lawsuit accuses police of coordinating with militia

Police and protesters confront in front of the Kenosha County Courthouse on Aug. 25, 2020. Photo: Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The only survivor of a fatal shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, during protests last year has accused law enforcement in a lawsuit of conspiring with a "band of white nationalist vigilantes," the Washington Post reported Saturday.

Of note: Kyle Rittenhouse, 18, is due to stand trial on Nov. 1, accused of wounding Gaige Grosskreutz, who filed the suit, and killing two other people protesting the police shooting of Jacob Blake on Aug. 25, 2020. He's pleaded not guilty to charges including homicide and attempted homicide and maintains he fired in self-defense.

Venezuela suspends talks with opposition after Maduro ally extradited to U.S.

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, in June. Photo: Gaby Oraa/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A key ally of Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro was extradited from Cape Verde to the U.S. Saturday to face money laundering charges in Florida, Bloomberg first reported.

Why it matters: Venezuela's government called off negotiations with opposition officials that were scheduled for Sunday in Mexico in response to the extradition of Alex Saab, a Colombian businessman and financial fixer for Maduro.

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5 times as many police officers have died from COVID as from guns since pandemic began

Photo: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

COVID-19 is the leading cause of death for police officers even though members of law enforcement were among the first to be eligible to receive the vaccine, CNN reports, citing data from the Officer Down Memorial Page.

Why it matters: Nearly 476 police officers have died of COVID-19 since the pandemic started, compared to the 93 deaths as a result of gunfire in the same time period, according to ODMP and CNN.