Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg earlier this year. Photo: Noah Berger/AP

On Monday, Congressional investigators will receive Facebook ads bought during the 2016 presidential campaign by Russian operatives, the company says. Lawmakers will get roughly 3,000 ads purchased by a Russian troll farm that focused, in part, on divisive political issues. The company is also providing data on how the ads were paid for and targeted to users on Facebook.

The bigger picture: Facebook initially said it wouldn't hand over the ads, but it's under intense political pressure to provide as much information as possible as part of the probe into Russian election interference. Twitter also briefed investigators last week and is facing similar pressure. Lawmakers could choose to make details about the ads public.

Go deeper: What we've learned so far about how Russian operatives' alleged used social media to divide Americans.

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A hinge moment for America's role in the world

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The world may be living through the last gasps of America First — or just getting a taste of what's to come.

Why it matters: President Trump's message at this week's virtual UN General Assembly was short and relatively simple: global institutions like the World Health Organization are weak and beholden to China; international agreements like the Iran deal or Paris climate accord are "one-sided"; and the U.S. has accomplished more by going its own way.

New York daily coronavirus cases top 1,000 for first time since June

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New York on Friday reported more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases for the first since June.

Why it matters: The New York City metropolitan area was seen as the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the spring. But strict social distancing and mask mandates helped quell the virus' spread, allowing the state to gradually reopen.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 2 p.m. ET: 32,647,382 — Total deaths: 990,473 — Total recoveries: 22,527,593Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 2 p.m. ET: 7,053,171 — Total deaths: 204,093 — Total recoveries: 2,727,335 — Total tests: 99,488,275Map.
  3. States: U.S. reports over 55,000 new coronavirus cases.
  4. Health: The long-term pain of the mental health pandemicFewer than 10% of Americans have coronavirus antibodies.
  5. Business: Millions start new businesses in time of coronavirus.
  6. Education: Summer college enrollment offers a glimpse of COVID-19's effect.