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February 21, 2017

It’s Tuesday, hope everyone had a good Presidents’ Day break. Over the weekend, the president discussed a nonexistent terrorist attack at a campaign rally; news outlets reported on a secretive plan to ease tensions between Ukraine and Russia; the Russian ambassador to the UN died unexpectedly on the eve of his 65th birthday; California has been on flood watch due to recent rainstorms; and President Trump named Army Lt. General H.R. McMaster as his next National Security Advisor.

Anyway, good luck with the week ahead.


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