Sterling Brown playing against the Miami Heat. Photo: Ron Elkman/Sports Imagery via Getty Images

Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown is suing the Milwaukee Police Department, claiming that officers used excessive force — they stunned him with a taser and arrested him — over a parking violation, the Associated Press reports.

What they're saying: The lawsuit, filed by Brown and his attorney in federal court Tuesday, argues that the officers involved in his arrest targeted him because he is black, and that they gave a false account of the incident in their report to make it appear as though Brown was resisting their efforts.

The backdrop: The police department apologized to Brown after body camera footage, released last month, revealed images of his arrest. Brown was released from prison the same day, and played in a game the Bucks that night.

Be smart: Brown's situation offers a glimpse of the struggles minorities face every day. And while Brown is fighting his arrest through litigation — many others don't have the resources and finances to do.

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Commission releases topics for first presidential debate

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Fox News anchor Chris Wallace has selected what topics he'll cover while moderating the first presidential debate between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden next week.

What to watch: Topics for the Sept. 29 debate will include Trump and Biden's records, the Supreme Court, COVID-19, economic policy, racism and the integrity of the election, the Commission for Presidential Debates announced on Tuesday. Each topic will receive 15 minutes of conversation and will be presented in no particular order.

Fed chair warns economy will feel the weight of expired stimulus

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Fed Chair Jay Powell bump elbows before House hearing on Tuesday. Photo: Joshua Roberts/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told the House Financial Services Committee on Tuesday that the expiration of Congress' coronavirus stimulus will weigh on the U.S. economy.

Why it matters: Powell warned that the effects of dried-up benefits are a looming risk to the economy, even if the consequences aren't yet visible.

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Beijing draws Chinese companies even closer

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Chinese Communist Party Secretary Xi Jinping announced last week that the party must strengthen its leadership over private companies, and that entrepreneurs must meet the party's needs. 

Why it matters: Xi's new announcement will increase fears that Chinese businesses may serve as a Trojan horse for the CCP.

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