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Jared Kushner — the president's son-in-law and the husband of Trump's daughter Ivanka — was expected to play the role of first friend — someone whose only agenda was to help the president. Instead, Kushner was given a vast policy portfolio, and now finds himself right in the middle of the Russia investigation.

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During the campaign, President Trump vowed to, quote, "cancel U.S. participation" in an historic international agreement, the Paris climate accord. Today, he did it.

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The Senate is under more pressure this morning to come up with a health care plan that will satisfy their constituents.

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President Trump has had, according to the White House, a successful maiden trip outside the U.S. But the bad news is he has to come home. Back in Washington, the ongoing Russia investigations await him along with another appeals court setback for his travel ban.

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And let's begin with a new job for a former FBI director.

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Official Washington is consumed with the firestorm that President Trump started when he fired FBI director James Comey earlier this week.

But Washington, D.C. is also an actual place where actual people live and work. Sometimes those people react to the news in very personal ways.

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Today, reporters got a chance to ask President Trump why he did it.

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UNIDENTIFIED JOURNALIST: Why did you fire Director Comey?

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Right now we have NPR's Mara Liasson, who is at the White House. And Mara, are we expected to hear anything more tonight from White House Spokesman Sean Spicer or anyone else?

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