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Today in 5 Lines

  • Embattled Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned. “The unrelenting attacks on me personally, my family, are unprecedented and have taken a sizable toll on all of us,” Pruitt wrote in his resignation letter. Deputy Administrator Andrew Wheeler will take over as acting administrator of the agency.

  • The White House announced that Bill Shine, the former co-president of Fox News and Fox Business Network, will serve as an assistant to President Trump and deputy chief of staff for communications.

  • Trump has reportedly narrowed his search for a Supreme Court nominee to three federal appeals judges: Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh, and Raymond Kethledge. He’s expected to announce his pick on Monday.

  • Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said that as many as 3,000 migrant children separated from their parents at the U.S. border are still in government custody. The agency is in the process of reuniting families to meet deadlines imposed by a court order last week.

  • Secretary of State Mike Pompeo left for North Korea to discuss plans for denuclearization.

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