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News You Need to Know

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Jeff Zeleny, Kaitlan Collins
President Donald Trump was infuriated after it quickly leaked that he had been directly instructed by his national security advisers in briefing materials not to congratulate Russian President Vladimir Putin on his recent election victory during their call Tuesday morning, a source familiar with the President's thinking said.
Jonathan Swan
President Trump is ending the week with a flop — nowhere close to the border wall funding he wanted in the DACA-less spending bill that congressional leaders released last evening. But he's fulfilling one of his most aggressive campaign promises with his anti-China trade action.
Carrie Johnson
A New York judge has ruled that a lawsuit filed by a woman who alleges the president sexually assaulted and defamed her can go forward. On another front, a former Playboy model who claims she had an affair with Donald Trump is suing to be released from a legal agreement requiring her silence.