A supporter of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments wears a colorful headdress during a rally in Utah. Photo: Rick Bowmer / AP

A coalition of five Native American tribes are suing President Trump for his decision to shrink Utah's Bears Ears National Monument by millions of acres — the largest-ever reduction of a national monument. The tribes argued in a lawsuit filed late Monday night that a U.S. president only has the legal power to create a national monument, not to downsize one, per the Associated Press.

The backdrop: The lawsuit isn't a surprise, as several tribes and conservation groups had threatened to go to court if Trump moved forward with the reduction. An alliance of environmental groups also sued Trump Monday over his order to downsize Grand Staircase by 50%.

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McConnell announces Senate will adjourn until Sept. 8

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced Thursday that the Senate will not hold any more votes until Sept. 8, though members will remain on 24-hour notice in case a coronavirus stimulus deal is reached.

Why it matters: With millions of Americans unemployed, the Trump administration and Democrats remain hopelessly deadlocked and unlikely to reach a deal any time soon.

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Why it matters: Trump directly linked Democrats' desired $3.6 billion for mail-in voting and $25 billion for the USPS to his continued baseless claims that increased mail-in voting will lead to widespread voter fraud.

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Why it matters: In a joint statement hailed as "historic" by President Trump, Israel said it would not move ahead with annexations as part of a deal for "the full normalization of relations" between Israel and the UAE. But Netanyahu and UAE Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed (MBZ) have since offered diverging statements.