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Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

President Trump announced in a Friday tweet that he plans to nominate conservative economist and 2016 campaign adviser Stephen Moore to the Federal Reserve board.

Our thought bubble, via Axios' Courtenay Brown: If nominated and confirmed, Moore, who previously called Fed Chairman Jerome Powell incompetent, would fill one of the two vacancies on the Fed’s board of governors. Trump has not backed down on his unprecedented criticism of Powell, even though the Fed has indicated it will pause interest rate hikes — one of Trump’s gripes with the Fed.

Go deeper: Trump works to fill out the Fed board

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Updated 3 hours ago - Health

DeSantis issues order barring Florida schools from mandating masks

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Friday issued an executive order that bars local school districts from requiring students to wear masks when they return to the classroom next month.

Why it matters: The spread of the Delta variant has led to a spike in new infections across the United States, triggering another round of debate about COVID guidelines in schools.

Updated 4 hours ago - Economy & Business

More corporations are requiring workers to get vaccinated

Graphic: Axios Visuals

Life for the unvaccinated could get more difficult as bosses increasingly move to make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory.

The big picture: The federal Government in May said that it is legal for companies to require employees to get vaccinated for coronavirus.

Updated 4 hours ago - Politics & Policy

DOJ sues Texas over restrictions on undocumented migrant travel

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The Justice Department sued Texas on Friday over Gov. Greg Abbott's (R) executive order restricting transportation of undocumented migrants.

Driving the news: The DOJ is asking a federal judge to block the order immediately. It's the latest clash between Texas and President Biden's Justice Department.