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  1. Trump’s Iran Overture, ‘The Beatles’ Capture and the PDB Quiz

    Know This: The Trump administration secretly reached out to Iran in December to negotiate a prisoner swap but received no response, according to The Wall Street Journal. U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria have captured the final two British ISIS members from a group nicknamed “The Beatles,” wanted in two dozen hostage murders. And Chicago schools are closed as the Midwest braces for a major snowstorm that could drop 14 inches.

    Try This: Feeling presidential after a week of briefings? Prove it by taking the PDB Quiz.

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