A war veteran walks by the statue of the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C. Photo: Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty Images

President Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday to create a Cabinet-level task force to prevent veteran suicide.

The big picture: The initiative follows a Government Accountability Office report released in December that found Veteran Affairs suicide prevention outreach “dropped off” after Trump took office, per USA Today. The "President’s Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide," or PREVENTS Initiative, will be led by VA Secretary Robert Wilkie and aims to create a national plan to lower the number of veteran suicides.

Don't forget: If you are a veteran in crisis, or you’re concerned about one, support is available 24/7 via the VA Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1 after calling), via text message at 838255, or through online chat.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 1 a.m. ET: 30,935,011 — Total deaths: 959,565— Total recoveries: 21,159,459Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 1 a.m. ET: 6,804,814 — Total deaths: 199,509 — Total recoveries: 2,590,671 — Total tests: 95,108,559Map.
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  4. Education: What we overlooked in the switch to remote learning.
  5. Health: The dwindling chances of eliminating COVID-19 — 7 states set single-day coronavirus case records last week.
  6. World: England sets £10,000 fine for breaking self-isolation rules — The countries painting their pandemic recoveries green.
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Biden raises $141 million more than Trump

Combination images of President Trump and his 2020 presidential rival Joe Biden. Photo: Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images/Alex Wong/Getty Images

Joe Biden's campaign, the Democratic National Committee and joint fundraising committees raised $466 million cash on hand, the presidential candidate's team announced late Sunday.

Why it matters: President Trump's campaign raised $325 million, his campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh announced Friday. In the spring, Biden was $187 million behind Trump and the Republican National Committee.

Virtual Emmys address chaotic year for American TV and society

Emmy Host Jimmy Kimmel during rehearsals Friday for the 72nd Annual Emmy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Photo: Al Seib/ Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

The Emmy Awards Sunday night addressed the major U.S. issues this year — including the protests on systemic racism and police brutality, the wildfires engulfing parts of the West Coast, the census, the pandemic, essential works and the election.

Why it matters: Award shows have always addressed wider cultural issues, but this year — amid unprecedented stress and uncertainty — that trend has accelerated.