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President Trump went after Attorney General Jeff Sessions again on Wednesday, saying he wishes he had picked someone else to head the Department of Justice because of Jeff Sessions' recusal from the Russia probe.

Why it matters: This is not the first time Trump has expressed frustration over Sessions' recusal, and it isn't even the first time he's said he regrets appointing him because of it. But it does follow a string of other grievances the president has with his own attorney general.

Why Trump has been ticked at Sessions:

  1. For asking Inspector General Michael Horowitz to investigate allegations that the FBI and DOJ abused their surveillance power: "Isn't the I.G.A an Obama guy? Why not use Justice Department lawyers? DISGRACEFUL!"
  2. For not looking into Hillary Clinton: "So why aren't the Committees and investigators, and of course our beleaguered A.G., looking into Crooked Hilarys crimes and Russia relations?"
  3. For being "weak" on Clinton's emails: "Attorney General Jeff sessions has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes (where are E-mails and DNC server) & Intel leakers!"
  4. For not investigating President Obama's administration: "If all of the Russian meddling took place during the Obama Administration...why aren’t they the subject of the investigation? Why didn’t Obama do something about the meddling? Why aren’t Dem crimes under investigation? Ask Jeff Sessions!"
  5. For not replacing Andrew McCabe: "Why didn't A.G. Sessions replace Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, a Comey friend who was in charge of Clinton investigation..."

Go deeper: The brief history of how Trump turned on Sessions.

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World coronavirus updates

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said it's too early to say whether next month's elections will be postponed after she announced Tuesday four people had tested positive for COVID-19 after no local cases for 102 days.

Zoom in: NZ's most populous city, Auckland, has gone on lockdown for 72 hours and the rest of the country is under lesser restrictions.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 8 p.m. ET: 20,188,678 — Total deaths: 738,668 — Total recoveries: 12,452,126Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 8 p.m. ET: 5,138,850 — Total deaths: 164,480 — Total recoveries: 1,714,960 — Total tests: 63,252,257Map.
  3. States: Georgia reports 137 coronavirus deaths, setting new daily record Florida reports another daily record for deaths.
  4. Health care: Trump administration buys 100 million doses of Moderna's coronavirus vaccine.
  5. Business: Moderna reveals it may not hold patent rights for vaccine.
  6. Sports: Big Ten scraps fall football season.

Voters cast ballots in Minnesota, Georgia, Connecticut, Wisconsin and Vermont

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Primary elections are being held on Tuesday in Minnesota, Georgia, Connecticut, Vermont and Wisconsin.

The big picture: Georgia and Wisconsin both struggled to hold primaries during the coronavirus pandemic, but are doing so again — testing their voting systems ahead of the general election. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) is facing a strong challenger as she fights for her political career. In Georgia, a Republican primary runoff pits a QAnon supporter against a hardline conservative.