White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaking at a daily news briefing at the White House. Photo: Carolyn Kaster / AP

Sarah Sanders addressed Steve Bannon's 60 Minutes interview during her Monday briefing, noting that President Trump has seen clips of it, and that she's unsure whether he was "disappointed" by his former chief strategist's comments.

Briefing highlights:

  • On Steve Bannon's claim that firing James Comey was a historic error: "I think it's been shown in the days after that the president was right in firing Comey," based on new information about his "conduct."
  • Does Trump still seek Bannon's counsel? "I think they've had one conversation [since Bannon's departure] but not anything beyond that."
  • On Bannon saying DACA could create a "civil war" within the GOP: "Steve always likes to speak in the most extreme measures."
  • Trump's views on climate change following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma: "I don't think that's changed."

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Hundreds gather to pay tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg along Supreme Court steps

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At the Supreme Court steps Friday night hundreds of people gathered to pay tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — singing in a candlelight vigil, with some in tears.

Details: If there is a singular mood at the Supreme Court tonight, it’s some kind of a daze manifested by silence. 

A court fight for the ages

The flag flies at half-staff as people mourn on the Supreme Court steps last night. Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

Ruth Bader Ginsburg — feminist icon, legal giant, toast of pop culture — left this statement with granddaughter Clara Spera as cancer closed in: "My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed."

The big picture: For all that the nation owes "Notorious RBG" — the hip-hop-inspired nickname she enjoyed and embraced — Republicans are planning to do their best to be sure her robe is quickly filled, despite that last wish, with her ideological polar opposite.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 8:15 a.m. ET: 30,539,903 — Total deaths: 952,629— Total recoveries: 20,800,482Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 8:15 a.m. ET: 6,726,353 — Total deaths: 198,603 — Total recoveries: 2,556,465 — Total tests: 92,163,649Map.
  3. Politics: In reversal, CDC again recommends coronavirus testing for asymptomatic people.
  4. Health: The dwindling chances of eliminating COVID-19 — Massive USPS face mask operation called off The risks of moving too fast on a vaccine.
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  6. Education: At least 42% of school employees are vulnerable.