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Today in 5 Lines

  • The New York Times reports that at least five officials at the Environmental Protection Agency were reassigned or demoted “after they raised concerns about the spending and management” of the agency’s administrator, Scott Pruitt.

  • The National Guard in Texas said that the deployment of troops to the U.S.-Mexico border is in “very early planning stages.”

  • During a tax-reform event in West Virginia, President Trump repeated unsubstantiated claims that voter fraud was a problem in the 2016 presidential election and criticized Democratic Senator Joe Manchin for voting against the GOP tax-reform bill.

  • Trump told reporters that he didn’t know that his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, made a $130,000 payment to adult-film actress Stormy Daniels in exchange for her silence about an alleged affair.

  • A total of 309 women from the two major parties have filed paperwork to run for the House, more than any other time in history.

Today on The Atlantic

  • How Do I Talk to My Child About Climate Change?: An environmental reporter grapples with how to explain the issue to her 9-year-old daughter.

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