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Scott Pruitt listens to Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers president and CEO Mitch Bainwol speak. Photo: Jason Andrew/Getty Images

Scott Pruitt's month isn't getting any easier as the Washington Post is reporting that lawmakers will soon investigate the Environmental Protection Agency chief for having four different email addresses. But that's not all. A former EPA staffer told Politico he was fired because he refused to upgrade a flight to first class for another EPA official.

Why it matters: Bad headlines continue to stack up for Pruitt right as his No. 2 is set for confirmation. This could increase pressure to fire Pruitt because the agency will have an effective acting chief, who will largely continue the same policies as Pruitt, as Axios' Amy Harder reported in her Harder Line column Monday.

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Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin arrived for his first visit in Jerusalem amid nuclear talks in Vienna and growing tensions between Israel and Iran.

Why it matters: Austin met his counterpart Benny Gantz and will meet later with Prime Minister Netanyahu to discuss Iran and regional security issues.

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An Army officer is suing two Virginia police officers after he said they drew their guns and pepper-sprayed him during a traffic stop in December.

Why it matters: Footage of the incident has drawn widespread criticism from leaders and groups in the state. Caron Nazario, who is Black and Latino, is heard saying “I’m honestly afraid to get out," to which a police officer responds “Yeah, you should be," in a video from a body-worn camera.

Chauvin trial leaves cities, activists across America on edge

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The impact of the Derek Chauvin trial is reverberating far beyond the walls of the downtown Minneapolis courtroom.

The state of play: With the trial set to enter its third week, activists across America are watching the proceedings unfold with heavy skepticism that what they perceive as justice will be served.