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Dr. Anthony Fauci and other top government health officials testify before the Senate health and education committee on Tuesday. Kevin Dietsch/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell walks back to his office after delivering opening remarks at the U.S Capitol on Wednesday. Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., attends a press conference Friday on Capitol Hill. Pelosi told NPR that she agreed with Joe Biden that mask usage should be mandated on the federal level. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images hide caption

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Nancy Pelosi Calls Trump 'Cowardly' For Not Wearing Mask, Supports Federal Mandate

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Vice President Pence holds a White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing Friday at the Department of Health and Human Services. Joshua Roberts/Getty Images hide caption

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In an NPR interview, U.S. Attorney General William Barr defended the Justice Department amid accusations of political interference, including recently in the case of former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Eman Mohammed for NPR hide caption

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Attorney General Barr Says DOJ Acts Independent Of Trump's Interests

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The scaled-down Democratic National Convention will no longer be held at the Fiserv Forum, but instead include events at the convention center in downtown Milwaukee. Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump and Polish President Andrzej Duda hold a joint press conference Wednesday in the Rose Garden of the White House. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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During a campaign rally over the weekend, President Trump used the term "kung flu" to describe the deadly coronavirus pandemic, to cheers from the audience. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., pictured last week, acknowledged how differently he, as a white man, views his interactions with police than do African Americans. Erin Schaff/The New York Times/Pool via AP hide caption

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