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At a meeting with state and local officials over school safety, President Trump claimed the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency is getting no help from California in the fight against gangs like MS-13, and that he would consider pulling federal agents from the state to prove a point.

Yes, but: There is no evidence that the administration actually has plans to penalize California by withdrawing ICE officials, as the LA Times notes, but his remarks reflect growing frustration from the Justice Department about a lack of cooperation from sanctuary cities.

"Frankly, it's a disgrace, the sanctuary city situation, the protection of these horrible criminals... that if we ever pulled our ICE out, if we ever said 'hey, let California alone, let them figure it out for themselves,' in two months they'd be begging for us to come back...And you know what, I'm thinking about doing it."
— President Trump

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Americans reflect on Independence Day amid racism reckoning

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America's leaders are rethinking how they view Independence Day, as the country reckons with the historic, unequal treatment of people of color during a pandemic which has disproportionately affected nonwhite Americans.

Why it matters: The country’s legacy of racism has come into sharp focus in the weeks of protests following the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody. From Confederate statues to Mount Rushmore, Americans are reexamining the symbols and traditions they elevate and the history behind them.

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  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 7 p.m. ET: 2,788,395 — Total deaths: 129,306 — Total recoveries: 790,404 — Total tested: 34,213,497Map.
  3. States: ICU beds in Arizona's hot spot reach near capacity.
  4. Public health: The states where face coverings are mandatory Fauci says it has been a "very disturbing week" for the spread of the coronavirus in the U.S.
  5. Economy: The economy may recover just quickly enough to kill political interest in more stimulus.
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Washington Redskins to review team name amid public pressure

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The Washington Redskins have announced they will be conducting a review of the team's name after mounting pressure from the public and corporate sponsors.

Why it matters: This review is the first formal step the Redskins are taking since the debate surrounding the name first began. It comes after weeks of discussions between the team and the NFL, the team said.