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Trump just revealed two new executive actions in the Hall of Heroes after VP Pence swore in Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. He said he wanted to ensure the actions of our military are supported by the actions of our government.

1. On bolstering the armed services: This executive action will "begin a great rebuilding of the armed services of the United States, developing plans for new planes, new ships, new resources, and tools for our men and women in uniform."

2. On protection of the nation from foreign terrorist entry: "Establishing new vetting measures to keep radical Islamic terrorists outside of the United States of America. We don't want them here. We want to make sure we are not admitting the very threats our soldiers are fighting overseas."

Update: The House Homeland Security Chair Michael McCaul told CNN "it's a thirty day suspension of visa applications from high threat areas, seven specific countries." McCaul added that the majority of the refugees who will be rejected will be Muslim. He said it seems to make sense to put a priority on Christian refugees coming to the U.S.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 5 p.m. ET: 11,520,461 — Total deaths: 535,499 — Total recoveries — 6,231,052Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 5 p.m. ET: 2,911,888 — Total deaths: 130,101 — Total recoveries: 906,763 — Total tested: 35,515,075Map.
  3. Public health: Case growth outpacing testing in hotspots.
  4. States: West Virginia becomes latest state to mandate facial coverings in public.
  5. Politics: Cuomo accuses Trump of "enabling" the coronavirus surge — Sen. Chuck Grassley opts out of attending GOP convention over coronavirus concerns.

Trump ramps up culture war attacks

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President Trump's attacks are spreading to sports that are cornerstones of rural, conservative white American life.

Why it matters: The culture war that engulfed the NBA and NFL is reaching other major leagues, with teams that stonewalled activists for years suddenly showing a willingness to listen.

Foreign students could be forced to leave U.S. if colleges move online

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Foreign college students could be forced to leave the U.S. or transfer schools if their universities move classes entirely online this fall, according to guidance released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Monday.

Why it matters: Several U.S. colleges and universities — most recently Harvard — have announced plans to move most or all courses online this fall due to coronavirus concerns. Many institutions rely heavily on tuition from international students.