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California Gov. Gavin Newsom. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Washington, Oregon and California are all sending ventilators to New York and other states experiencing a more immediate need for the potentially life-saving machines amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Why it matters: New York is facing severe shortages of medical equipment. It remains the epicenter of the pandemic in the U.S. with 122,911 cases reported and 4,161 deaths as of noon Monday, per Johns Hopkins University.

Details: The three states will send a total of more than 1,000 ventilators to states who need them.

  • California announced Monday it will send 500 of its state-owned ventilators to the Strategic National Stockpile inventory.
  • Oregon will send 140 ventilators to help New York, Gov. Kate Brown tweeted Saturday.
  • Washington announced Sunday it was returning more than 400 ventilators it received from the national stockpile.

What they're saying: "The state of Oregon is sending 140 ventilators to NY. We are so grateful to @OregonGovBrown and the people of Oregon. On behalf of the people of NY, I thank you and rest assured that NY will repay the favor when Oregon needs it," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo tweeted.

  • In another tweet to the Oregon governor, Cuomo added: "From the bottom of my heart, thank you."

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Resurrecting Martin Luther King's office

King points to Selma, Alabama on a map at his Southern Christian Leadership Conference office in Atlanta in January 1965. Photo: Bettmann/Getty Contributor

Efforts to save the office where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., planned some of the most important moments of the civil rights movement are hitting roadblocks amid a political stalemate.

Why it matters: The U.S. Park Service needs to OK agreements so a developer restoring the historic Prince Hall Masonic Lodge in Atlanta — which once housed King's Southern Christian Leadership Conference — can tap into private funding and begin work.

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Episode 4: Trump turns on Barr

Photo illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios. Photos: Drew Angerer, Pool/Getty Images

Beginning on election night 2020 and continuing through his final days in office, Donald Trump unraveled and dragged America with him, to the point that his followers sacked the U.S. Capitol with two weeks left in his term. Axios takes you inside the collapse of a president with a special series.

Episode 4: Trump torches what is arguably the most consequential relationship in his Cabinet.

Attorney General Bill Barr stood behind a chair in the private dining room next to the Oval Office, looming over Donald Trump. The president sat at the head of the table. It was Dec. 1, nearly a month after the election, and Barr had some sharp advice to get off his chest. The president's theories about a stolen election, Barr told Trump, were "bullshit."

In photos: Protests outside fortified capitols draw only small groups

Armed members of the far-right extremist group the Boogaloo Bois near the Michigan Capitol Building in Lansing on Jan. 17. About 20 protesters showed up, AP notes. Photo: Seth Herald/AFP via Getty Images

Small groups of protesters gathered outside fortified statehouses across the U.S. over the weekend ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration Wednesday.

The big picture: Some protests attracted armed members of far-right extremist groups but there were no reports of clashes, as had been feared. The National Guard and law enforcement outnumbered demonstrators, as security was heightened around the U.S. to avoid a repeat of the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riots, per AP.