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  • The special counsel's memo on Manafort had a midnight Friday deadline set by a federal court, but the report was not publicly released - The public will have to wait a little longer to read Paul Manafort's sentencing memo from special counsel Robert Mueller.
  • Analysis: The White House's new argument against collusion with Russia is nonsensical - On Friday morning, this exchange happened between White House press secretary Sarah Sanders and CNN's Joe Johns:
  • Justice Dept. official: Mueller report not expected next week - Special counsel Robert Mueller is not expected to deliver his report on the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election next week, a Justice Department official briefed on the plans told CNN.
  • See Trump's confident response to looming report - According to a Justice Department official, special counsel Robert Mueller is not expected to deliver his report on the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election next week. CNN's Kaitlan Collins reports.
  • Opinion: Trump's fate depends on Mueller's report - Former FBI Director Robert Mueller has accomplished precisely what those of us who once worked for him fully expected. Thrust into the national spotlight to investigate a presidential campaign, Mueller has ignored the Washington political noise and has allowed his work to speak for itself.
  • Anderson Cooper: Things are getting very serious, very quickly - CNN's Anderson Cooper reacts after a judge ordered longtime President Donald Trump associate, Roger Stone, to appear in court to address an Instagram post on Stone's account while other former Trump associates are facing the possibility of prison time.
  • Dianne Feinstein's climate change talk with a group of kids gets heated - Sen. Dianne Feinstein clashed Friday with a group of children over climate change policy, criticizing their requests that she back the Green New Deal, accusing them of presenting an ultimatum and contrasting their inability to vote with her three decades in office.
  • Trump picks a new ambassador to the UN - President Donald Trump said Friday he intends to nominate the current American ambassador to Canada to be the new US ambassador to the United Nations.
  • Bolton cancels South Korea trip 'to focus on events in Venezuela' - US national security adviser John Bolton has canceled his trip to South Korea next week, even as preparations ramp up for a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
  • Klobuchar ate salad with comb, told staffer to clean it, NYT reports - The New York Times reports that Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) berated a staffer after they forgot her eating utensils, ate her salad with a hair comb then directed a staffer to clean it.
  • Opinion: What 2020 Democrats can't afford to ignore about Bernie Sanders - Sen. Bernie Sanders launched his second presidential bid on Tuesday and turned heads by raising $5.9 million right out of the gate. Within 24 hours of his announcement, more than 223,000 people had donated to the campaign. The numbers easily outpaced his rivals. Sen. Kamala Harris, for instance, raised $1.5 million in 24 hours, while Sen. Amy Klobuchar received $1 million in donations in the first 48 hours of her campaign launch.
  • Trump responds to arrest of man who prosecutors say is a white supremacist - President Trump responded to the arrest of Christopher Paul Hasson, who is alleged to be a white supremacist, that had a hit list that included prominent Democratic politicians as well as several journalists from CNN and MSNBC.
  • US is close to defunding Planned Parenthood - The US Department of Health and Human Services issued its draft final rule to revise the Title X family planning program Friday, jeopardizing a decades-old program that serves millions of low-income people, critics say.
  • Lindsey Graham changes tune on Trump's strategy - President Donald Trump has agreed to keep about 400 US troops in Syria after the withdrawal of most US forces there this spring, a senior administration official said. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.
  • R. Kelly to appear in court hours after his arrest on sexual abuse charges - Singer R. Kelly is scheduled to appear in court Saturday for a bail hearing after he was indicted on charges of sexual abuse spanning from 1998 to 2010.