New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D). Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday proposed new restrictions on the sale of guns and ammunition in the wake of Saturday's mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, reports the Wall Street Journal.

The details: New Jersey already has some of the country’s strictest gun control measures, but Murphy said, “no matter how strong we think our gun laws are, we must always look to close loopholes that escaped our prior efforts.” The governor is advocating for a law that would mandate people to present a photo ID when purchasing ammunition, and he has pledged to launch a $15 million grant program to support gun violence-intervention efforts in some cities.

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Trump's new TikTok threat

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President Trump said twice Monday that the U.S. Treasury would need to get a portion of the sale price of TikTok, as a condition of regulatory approval.

Why it matters: This is akin to extortion — the sort of thing you'd expect to hear on a wiretap, not from the White House in front of reporters.

Ford names James Farley as new CEO amid ongoing turnaround effort

James Hackett, left, is retiring as Ford CEO. Jim Farley, right, takes over Oct. 1. Photo: Ford

Ford announced Tuesday that James Farley will take over as its next CEO, replacing James Hackett, 65, who is retiring after three years in the job.

Why it matters: It leaves Farley to complete the company's ongoing turnaround effort. The transition will be that much harder as the industry tries to navigate the coronavirus-induced economic slowdown which shuttered Ford plants for two months on the eve of some of its most important vehicle launches.

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Watch the full "Axios on HBO" interview with President Trump

In this episode of “Axios on HBO”, President Trump discusses his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, the upcoming election and much more with National Political Correspondent Jonathan Swan.

The interview was filmed on Tuesday, July 28 and aired Monday, Aug. 3 on HBO.