The Presidential Daily Brief

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  1. House Republicans Nominate Ryan, Morsi’s Redemption, Germany’s Hardline and Facebook’s Latest Crusade

    Know This: Paul Ryan nominated to be re-elected as House speaker. The death sentence against Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has reportedly been overturned, with a retrial ordered. Germany has banned radical Islamic group True Religion and staged raids in 60 cities today in a massive crackdown. And a Hong Kong court has barred two controversial pro-independence legislators from taking office.

    Read This: Facebook employees have started an unofficial task force to battle the onslaught of fake news that took over social media during the campaign.

    Remember This Number: $2 million. That’s the amount of the alleged bribe over which Russia’s economy minister has been detained after he was caught in a sting operation.

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