Sanders holds court in the White House briefing room. Photo: Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg via Getty Images

Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Trump "wasn't a part of the decision-making process" surrounding Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe's decision to step down Monday.

On a nationalized 5G network, plans for which Axios reported Sunday: "We discussed the need for a secure network. Right now we're in the very earliest stages of the conversation. There are absolutely no decisions made on what that would look like."

  • Did Trump express a desire to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller to his staff? “Not that I’m aware of,” Sanders said.
  • On Rep. Devin Nunes' FBI memo: "No one at the White House has actually seen the memo. If and when its time for the White House to weigh in, we'll do that through the proper protocol."
  • On Trump's confidence in Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein: "When the President no longer has confidence in someone, you'll know."

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Students say they'll sacrifice fun if they can return to campus

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College students overwhelmingly plan to return to campus this fall if their schools are open — and they claim they'll sit out the fun even if it's available, according to a new College Reaction/Axios poll.

Why it matters: For many, even an experience devoid of the trappings of college life is still a lot better than the alternative.

Jeff Sessions loses Alabama Senate primary runoff

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Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions has lost the Republican nomination for Senate to Tommy Tuberville in Alabama in Tuesday night’s primary runoff, AP reports.

Why it matters: Sessions had been the underdog in the race against former Auburn University head football coach Tommy Tuberville, who had the backing of President Trump. Tuberville will now face off against Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) in November, who is considered to have one of the most vulnerable Democratic Senate seats in the country.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 9 p.m. ET: 13,273,537 — Total deaths: 577,006 — Total recoveries — 7,367,106Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 9 p.m. ET: 3,424,304 — Total deaths: 136,432 — Total recoveries: 1,049,098 — Total tested: 41,764,557Map.
  3. Politics: Biden welcomes Trump wearing mask in public but warns "it’s not enough"
  4. Public health: Four former CDC heads say Trump's undermining of agency puts lives at risk — CDC director: U.S. could get coronavirus "under control" in 4–8 weeks if all wear masks.