Updated May 7, 2019

House Democrats agree to meet with DOJ before Barr contempt proceedings

Attorney General Bill Barr. Photo: Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) has agreed to meet with the Justice Department on Tuesday — not on Wednesday afternoon, as Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd had proposed — to "negotiate an accommodation" to Democrats' demands for the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's full, unredacted report.

Why it matters: Nadler has scheduled a vote on Wednesday for the committee to hold Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt of Congress for failing to turn over the full report. In a letter sent on Monday, Boyd noted that Nadler has yet to take the Justice Department up on its offer to privately view a less-redacted version of the report and invited him to do so before the proposed meeting.

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The Biden-Trump split screen

Photos via Getty Images: Jim Watson/AFP (L); Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency (R)

The differences between former Vice President Joe Biden and President Trump are plain as day as the two respond to recent protests.

Why it matters: Americans are seeing firsthand how each presidential nominee responds to a national crisis happening during a global pandemic.

Louisville police chief fired after body cameras found inactive in shooting of black man

Louisville police officers during protests. Photo: Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer fired the city's chief of police Steve Conrad after it was discovered that police officers had not activated their body cameras during the shooting of David McAtee, a local black business owner who was killed during protests early Monday morning.

Why it matters: Mandatory body camera policies have proven to be important in efforts to hold police officers accountable for excessive force against civilians and other misconduct. Those policies are under even greater scrutiny as the nation has erupted in protest over the killing of black people at the hands of police.

Increased armed presence planned for D.C. tonight

Demonstrators stand around a fire during a protest near the White House in response to the killing of George Floyd. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Government officials say plans are in place for a significantly heavier armed presence on the streets of Washington, D.C. tonight in response to the increasingly violent protests linked to the death of George Floyd.

What we're hearing: "Tonight you will see increased presence, both police...other agencies, and National Guard presence," a source familiar with the government's plans said.