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News You Need to Know

Monday, December 18, 2017

Philip Rucker
The Washington Post
President Trump on Sunday sought to douse speculation that he may fire special counsel Robert S. Mueller III amid an intensifying campaign by Trump allies to attack the wide-ranging Russia investigation as improper and politically motivated.
David Sanger
The New York Times
Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson let slip last week a few tantalizing details about one of the nation’s most secret military contingency plans: how the United States would try to race inside North Korea to seize its nuclear weapons if it ever saw evidence that Kim Jong-un’s government was collapsing.
Jeff Zeleny
Sen. Joe Manchin said Monday fellow Sen. Al Franken should not resign in the wake of allegations of sexual misconduct. Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, told CNN's "New Day" that Franken should have remained in the Senate and proceeded through an ethics review.