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Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo during a news conference on March 21, 2017. Photo: J. Scott Applewhite / AP

Sen. Bob Corker told reporters after today's GOP lunch that he did not speak to President Trump at the lunch, and the President didn't win him back over, following their feud this morning.

Here's what GOP leadership had to say, following their lunch with the President:

  • Sen. Cory Gardner said: "In 1986, Top Gun was the number one movie at the box office; in 1986, Mitch McConnell was rocking out to 'Walk Like an Egyptian'...and we're still dealing with that 1986 tax code today. We can do better."
  • Sen. Mitch McConnell said he and Trump didn't comment on protestor who threw Russian flags at the President and shouted "Trump is treason!" while the two walked to the lunch.
  • Sen. John Barrasso said Trump spoke about Democrats' obstruction with nominees' confirmation.

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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

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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.