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Walmart announced on Wednesday it will now require consumers to be at least 21 to buy tobacco and vaping products after the Food and Drug Administration put the supermarket on notice for selling tobacco products to underage consumers, reports AP.

The big picture: Other retailers have been either removing tobacco products from their shelves or raising the minimum purchase age requirement. Walgreens also received a warning from the FDA and announced it will be raising the minimum age to 21, reports CNBC. In April, Rite-Aid said it would start phasing out the sale of e-cigarettes and vaping products.

Details: Walmart's new policy will take affect in July at its 5,300 stores, including Sam's Club warehouses, per AP.

Go deeper: The growing push to raise the smoking age to 21

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Trump signs 4 executive actions on coronavirus aid

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President Trump on Saturday signed four executive actions to provide relief from economic damage sustained during the coronavirus pandemic after talks between the White House and Democratic leadership collapsed Friday afternoon.

Why it matters: Because the Constitution gives Congress the power to appropriate federal spending, Trump has limited authority to act unilaterally — and risks a legal challenge if congressional Democrats believe he has overstepped.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 2. p.m. ET: 4,968,413 — Total deaths: 161,858 — Total recoveries: 1,623,870 — Total tests: 60,415,558Map.
  3. Public health: Fauci says chances are "not great" that COVID-19 vaccine will be 98% effective.
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What's next for Lebanon after the Beirut explosion

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Beirut residents are still clearing rubble from streets that appear war-torn, days after a blast that shocked the country and horrified the world.

Why it matters: The explosion is likely to accelerate a painful cycle Lebanon was already living through — discontent, economic distress, and emigration.