Actor Jussie Smollett and his attorney Tina Glandian in court. Photo: by E. Jason Wambsgans/AFP/Getty Images

A letter from the city of Chicago’s legal department on Thursday to "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett and his attorneys requests more than $130,000 for "overtime hours in the investigation" of his reported attack, which authorities previously called staged.

Details: The demand came just hours after Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the city would seek to recoup the money it spent on the probe. Cook County prosecutors on Tuesday abruptly dropped 16 felony counts against Smollett for making a false police report when he claimed he was the victim of a racist, anti-gay hate crime on Jan. 29. If he fails to pay within the next 7 days, the letter said the city "may prosecute you for making a false statement to the city."

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 9:45 p.m. ET: 19,282,972 — Total deaths: 718,851 — Total recoveries — 11,671,491Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 9:45 p.m. ET: 4,937,441 — Total deaths: 161,248 — Total recoveries: 1,623,870 — Total tests: 60,415,558Map.
  3. Politics: Trump says he's prepared to sign executive orders on coronavirus aid.
  4. Education: Cuomo says all New York schools can reopen for in-person learning.
  5. Public health: Surgeon general urges flu shots to prevent "double whammy" with coronavirus — Massachusetts pauses reopening after uptick in coronavirus cases.
  6. World: Africa records over 1 million coronavirus cases — Gates Foundation puts $150 million behind coronavirus vaccine production.

Warren and Clinton to speak on same night of Democratic convention

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton both are slated to speak on the Wednesday of the Democratic convention — Aug. 19 — four sources familiar with the planning told Axios.

Why it matters: That's the same night Joe Biden's running mate (to be revealed next week) will address the nation. Clinton and Warren represent two of the most influential wise-women of Democratic politics with the potential to turn out millions of establishment and progressive voters in November.

Trump considering order on pre-existing condition protections, which already exist

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President Trump announced on Friday he will pursue an executive order requiring insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions, something that is already law.

Why it matters: The Affordable Care Act already requires insurers to cover pre-existing conditions. The Trump administration is currently arguing in a case before the Supreme Court to strike down that very law — including its pre-existing condition protections.