Donald Trump called on school districts to begin reopening immediately even as he said the RNC convention in Florida would be cancelled to set an example for safety.
The president used his renewed daily press conferences to announce $105 billion funding for schools, but only if they reopen. While Trump confirmed speaking to Russian president about coronavirus, there was no mention of the bounties offered to the Taliban for attacks on US troops in Afghanistan.
Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, got a reprieve after a judge ruled his detention was retaliatory and ordered his release.
Joe Biden, meanwhile, claimed that Trump is the first racist ever to reach the White House. His campaign team clarified Mr Biden meant his rival "stands out, especially in modern history, because he made running on racism and division his calling card" in 2016.
While the president ordered a "surge" of federal agents into "communities plagued by violent crime", starting in Chicago and with Albequerque, inspectors general are launching probes into Trump administration's deployment of federal officers, and use of force, in Portland.
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