Here are the important stories to know for Monday, August 7:
1. Two bipartisan groups of senators have put forth bills that would make it harder to fire Mueller.
2. According to a New York Times report, Vice President Mike Pence is gearing up for a presidential run in 2020.
3. A Muslim woman made history at the Miss Universe qualifier competition by wearing a kaftan during the swimsuit round.
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