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  1. ‘Racist’ Diplomacy, Return of DACA and Manning for Senate

    The Week Ahead: President Trump, signing a proclamation Friday ahead of Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day, was confronted with the question, “are you a racist?” — after reportedly admonishing legislators for a proposal to allow immigration from “sh*thole countries” like Haiti and African nations. On Wednesday, the president plans to announce Fake News Awards, which ethics experts warn could cause legal trouble. And Friday is the latest deadline for Congress to agree on a budget, averting a partial government shutdown.

    Know This: The U.S. immigration agency has said that undocumented immigrants brought into the country as children may now renew their DACA protected status after a federal court blocked a presidential order to phase the program out. Convicted, then pardoned military secrets leaker Chelsea Manning has filed to run for U.S. Senate. And a Wall Street Journal article claims that a month before the 2016 election, candidate Donald Trump’s lawyer paid $130,000 to a porn star keep quiet about an alleged sexual encounter a decade earlier.

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