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Roger Stone was asked to explain to a D.C. District judge Monday a new book edition and Instagram posts that may have breached his gag order banning him from discussing his case.

The big picture: In response to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s legal team, who alerted Judge Amy Berman Jackson, Stone said his book, "The Myth of Russian Collusion: The Inside Story of How Donald Trump REALLY Won," did not violate the order because the relevant passages were published online in January before she had signed it, The New York Times reports. The judge will also consider whether he breached the order with two new posts that appeared on Stone's Instagram account Sunday before being deleted — one containing the title “who framed Roger Stone,” in a nod to the 1988 movie "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" The other featured T-shirts containing the phrase "Roger Stone did Nothing Wrong" and the caption, "The proceeds will go to defend Stone against the deep state hit squad."

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Primary races to watch in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Washington

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Primary elections on Tuesday in fives states see crowded fields of both Republicans and Democrats hoping to make the ballot in 2020.

What to watch: Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) is "fighting for her political life" in a tight primary race against Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones, who Tlaib beat by 900 votes in 2018, The New York Times writes. Senate Republicans are also watching the primary race in Kansas to see who could replace retiring Republican Sen. Pat Roberts.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 8:30 p.m. ET: 18,448,084 — Total deaths: 698,023 — Total recoveries — 11,048,174Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 8:30 p.m. ET: 4,765,170 — Total deaths: 156,668 — Total recoveries: 1,528,979 — Total tests: 57,543,852Map.
  3. States: New York City health commissioner resigns in protest of De Blasio's coronavirus response — Local governments go to war over schools.
  4. Public health: 59% of Americans support nationwide 2-week stay-at-home order in NPR poll.
  5. Politics: Trump's national security adviser returns to work after coronavirus recovery Republicans push to expand small business loan program.
  6. Sports: Indy 500 to be held without fansRafael Nadal opts out of U.S. Open.
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At least 50 killed, 3,000 injured after massive explosion rocks Beirut

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A major explosion has slammed central Beirut, Lebanon, damaging buildings as far as several miles away and injuring scores of people.

Driving the news: Lebanon's health minister said in televised remarks that more than 50 people have been killed and over 3,000 injured. Prime Minister Hassan Diab said the explosions occurred at a warehouse that had been storing 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate for the past six years, per NBC.