President Trump during the national anthem prior to the CFP National Championship. Photo: Jamie Squire / Getty Images

President Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday titled "Supporting our Veterans during their Transition from Uniformed Service to Civilian Life."

Why it matters: The EO directs the Defense, Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs secretaries to provide a strategy, within 60 days, for "seamless access" for veterans to a year's worth of coverage for mental health treatment and suicide prevention resources.

  • Per the pool, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said: "Currently, up until your executive order, only 40 percent of those service members had coverage in the VA to get mental health. Now, 100 percent will have that coverage."

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Florida fully lifts coronavirus restrictions on restaurants

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) announced Friday the state will completely reopen its economy, allowing restaurants at operate full capacity and barring localities from ordering businesses to close.

Why it matters: The state became one of the world's epicenters for the virus in July, forcing DeSantis to pause its first round of reopening.

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Eyeing the end of gas-powered cars

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Gasoline-powered cars may be going the way of the woolly mammoth, even if it will take decades to replace them and seems hard to fathom today.

The big picture: Internal combustion engines (ICEs) have powered automobiles for more than 100 years. But the shift to electric vehicles, slow to materialize at first, is now accelerating due to tightening government policies, falling costs and a societal reckoning about climate change.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam tests positive for coronavirus

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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) and his wife, Pamela, both tested positive for coronavirus, his office announced on Friday.

The state of play: The Northams were tested after one of their staff "who works closely within the couple's living quarters" tested positive. The governor is asymptomatic, while his wife is "experiencing mild symptoms." They plan to isolate at home for 10 days.

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