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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Dan Balz
The Washington Post
Can you name them? Can you name even half of them? Do you know where they come from or what they do or have done? Do you know what they stand for or how they differ?
David Sanger
The New York Times
Pressed this week to define President Trump’s goals in escalating military and economic pressure on Iran, one of his top foreign policy aides ticked through a familiar list: End the country’s support for terrorism, stop its missile launches and then, most important, keep Iran more than a year away from the capability to build a nuclear weapon.
Kaitlan Collins, Pamela Brown, Jeremy Herb, Katelyn Polantz
CNN
While he was cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn contacted at least one member of Congress who was publicly criticizing the special counsel probe, according to messages obtained by CNN.