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A top Russian diplomat lambasted the U.S. decision to provide Ukraine with lethal weapons including Javelin anti-tank missiles, arguing that the move would only further fuel the conflict in the country's east, per The Associated Press.

Why it matters: Ukraine has long been seeking weapons for its fight against pro-Russian separatists in the eastern part of the country, which has killed more than 10,000 since April 2014, AP reports. Former President Obama was reportedly considering to send lethal weapons to Ukraine. The Trump administration's decision would deepen American involvement and further strains U.S. relations with Russia.

What they're saying: Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin told the state RIA Novosti news agency on Saturday, according to the AP, that the administration's decision "raises the danger of derailing the process of peaceful settlement in Ukraine."

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The Rockefeller Foundation announced on Monday that it will allocate $1 billion over the next three years to address the pandemic and its aftermath.

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Fox News President Jay Wallace and anchors Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum are among those recommended to get tested and quarantine after possible exposure to COVID-19, the New York Times first reported Sunday night.

The big picture: The Fox News contingent, which also included "The Five" show hosts Juan Williams and Dana Perino, were on a charter flight from Nashville to New York following Thursday's presidential debate with a person who later tested positive for the coronavirus.