A pregnant Honduran immigrant stands in line for a bus leaving McAllen, Texas in 2016. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images

16 Democratic senators have demanded that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reinstate an Obama-era rule for the presumptive release for all pregnant women, citing a stillborn birth in a Texas immigration center in February and an increase in miscarriages, NBC reports.

The big picture: President Trump "ended the presumption of release for all pregnant detainees" last March through an executive order. ICE said it now evaluates on a case-by-case basis and takes "special factors" into consideration, and provides appropriate care to pregnant women in custody. In its argument to reinstate the Obama-era rule, the letter referenced a USA Today article that states at least 28 women have had miscarriages while in ICE custody over the past 2 years.

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Jeff Sessions loses Alabama Senate primary runoff

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Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions has lost the Republican nomination for Senate to Tommy Tuberville in Alabama in Tuesday night’s primary runoff, AP reports.

Why it matters: Sessions had been the underdog in the race against former Auburn University head football coach Tommy Tuberville, who had the backing of President Trump. Tuberville will now face off against Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) in November, who is considered to have one of the most vulnerable Democratic Senate seats in the country.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 9 p.m. ET: 13,273,537 — Total deaths: 577,006 — Total recoveries — 7,367,106Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 9 p.m. ET: 3,424,304 — Total deaths: 136,432 — Total recoveries: 1,049,098 — Total tested: 41,764,557Map.
  3. Politics: Biden welcomes Trump wearing mask in public but warns "it’s not enough"
  4. Public health: Four former CDC heads say Trump's undermining of agency puts lives at risk — CDC director: U.S. could get coronavirus "under control" in 4–8 weeks if all wear masks.

Bank CEOs brace for worsening economic scenario

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon. Photo: J. Lawler Duggan/For The Washington Post via Getty Images

Wells Fargo swung to its first loss since the financial crisis — while JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup reported significantly lower profits from a year earlier — as the banks set aside billions of dollars more in the second quarter for loans that may go bad.

Why it matters: The cumulative $28 billion in loan loss provisions that banks have so far announced they’re reserving serves as a signal they’re preparing for a colossal wave of loan defaults as the economy slogs through a coronavirus-driven downturn.