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Thousands of protestors took to the streets in hundreds of cities across the U.S. Saturday, participating in "Families Belong Together" rallies and demonstrations.

What protestors are hoping to gain: The immediate reunification of families that have been separated, the end of family detentions, and, more broadly, the dissolution of Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" policy.

What we're seeing:

Celebrities are joining up with first-time demonstrators and experienced protestors around the country. Some are marching in the streets, while others are protesting outside the offices of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

"I have no illusions of the government hearing this. But I think the people, we need to let each other know that we support people coming in. We need to give people a hand up instead of a foot down. … There’s room enough for all of us.”
Participants in the D.C. protests. Photo: Ben Geman/Axios
Demonstrators cross the Brooklyn Bridge. Photo: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AFP/Getty Images
Protestors in New York City. Photo: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AFP/Getty Images

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The House Judiciary Committee on Monday released the transcript of its closed-door interview with Geoffrey Berman, the former top federal prosecutor in Manhattan who was forced out by Attorney General Bill Barr last month.

Why it matters: House Democrats have seized on Berman's testimony, in which he claimed the attorney general sought to "entice" him into resigning so that he could be replaced by SEC chairman Jay Clayton, to bolster allegations that the Justice Department has been politicized under Barr.

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Driving the news: Los Angeles and San Diego are starting out online-only this fall, forcing 825,000 students to learn with a laptop.

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 5 p.m. ET: 12,995,037 — Total deaths: 570,435 — Total recoveries — 7,157,634Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 5 p.m. ET: 3,341,838— Total deaths: 135,425 — Total recoveries: 1,006,326 — Total tested: 40,282,176Map.
  3. World: WHO head: There will be no return to the "old normal" for the foreseeable future — Hong Kong Disneyland closing due to surge.
  4. States: California orders sweeping rollback of open businesses as virus cases surge — Cuomo says New York will use formula to determine if reopening schools is safe.
  5. Politics: McEnany denies White House issued "opposition research" on Fauci.