Trump announced he will now release all of the JFK files. Photo via AP

President Trump announced via Twitter today that he will be releasing all of the JFK files instead of just a fraction of what's available. "After strict consultation with General Kelly, the CIA and other Agencies, I will be releasing ALL #JFKFiles other than the names and...addresses of any mentioned person who is still living. I am doing this for reasons of full disclosure, transparency and...in order to put any and all conspiracy theories to rest."

Why it matters: John Tunheim, the federal judge who coordinated the collection of JFK's assassination files, told POLITICO that it's "disappointing" Trump decided to withhold releasing the entire collection. There are approximately 3,100 files that have been "withheld in full," POLITICO notes, as well as 30,000 more that were partially released, but with some information redacted.

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Fauci says if people won't wear masks, maybe it should be mandated

Anthony Fauci. Photo: Graeme Jennings- Pool/Getty Images

NIAID director Anthony Fauci told CNN on Friday evening that if "people are not wearing masks, then maybe we should be mandating it."

Why it matters: Fauci made the comments the same day the U.S. hit its highest daily COVID-19 case count since the pandemic began.

Harris to Black voters: Casting a ballot is about honoring your ancestors

Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris speaks at a "Get Out The Vote" rally at Morehouse College. Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/AFP via Getty Images

Sen. Kamala Harris appealed to Black voters in Georgia on Friday, urging them to "honor the ancestors" by casting ballots, and again calling President Trump a "racist."

Why it matters: The U.S. saw a significant decline in African-American voter turnout between 2012 and 2016, reaching its lowest point since 2000. Higher turnout among Black Americans this year could tip the balance in favor of Democrats in key battleground states, including Georgia.

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