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Last week, Jeff Sessions' Justice Department declined to charge two officers in the death of Alton Sterling, police officer Michael Slager pleaded guilty to the use of excessive force in the death of Walter Scott, and the Dallas PD dismissed the officer who shot and killed 15-year old Jordan Edwards.

  • In the coming months, Sessions' DOJ will face the cases of two black men who were killed by police officers: Eric Garner, who died after being put in a chokehold in NYC, and 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was fatally shot in Cleveland.
  • A new administration: Many are worried that under Trump, who promoted "blue lives matter," and AG Sessions, who faced charges of racism when nominated to a federal judge slot in 1986, these kinds of cases won't make it to court.
  • Black Lives Matter: Now includes and defends immigrants and other minority groups. They are focusing their efforts on lobbying and legislation, the Washington Post reported.

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At least 48 local public health leaders have quit or been fired during pandemic

Former California public health director Dr. Sonia Angell on Feb. 27 in Sacramento, California. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

At least 48 local and state-level public health leaders have retired, resigned or been fired across 23 states since April, according to a review by the AP and Kaiser Health News.

Driving the news: California public health director Dr. Sonia Angell resigned on Sunday without explanation, a few days after the state fixed a delay in reporting coronavirus test results that had affected reopenings for schools and businesses, AP reports.

House will not hold votes until Sept. 14 unless stimulus deal is reached

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House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) announced Monday that the House will not hold any floor votes until Sept. 14, though members will remain on 24-hour notice to return to Washington in case a deal on coronavirus stimulus is reached.

Why it matters: Democrats and the Trump administration remain deadlocked and have not met since negotiations broke down without a deal on Friday.

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 3 p.m. ET: 19,936,547 — Total deaths: 732,467 — Total recoveries — 12,144,510Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 3 p.m. ET: 5,063,770 — Total deaths: 163,156 — Total recoveries: 1,656,864 — Total tests: 61,792,571Map.
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  6. World: Europe's CDC recommends new restrictions amid "true resurgence in cases."