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The Morning Briefing: Latest on Harvey and Much, Much More

August 31, 2017: A resident paddles a kayak in his home during rescue operations from flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, TX. John Glaser/CSM. (Cal Sport Media via AP Images)

Good Friday Morning.

Here’s is what is on the President’s agenda today:

  • In the morning, President Donald J. Trump will receive his daily intelligence briefing.
  • The President will then speak with President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan by telephone.
  • In the afternoon, the President will receive an update from disaster relief organizations on Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts.

Welcome to a holiday weekend edition of The Morning Briefing.

Harvey Round-Up

White House preparing $5.9B request for Harvey recovery aid

After Hurricane Harvey, Port Arthur residents remain stranded and homes still flooded, mayor says

Chick-fil-a rescues elderly Houston couple after they order food and a boat

Pence shows Trump how to sweat it out with Texas victims

Hotel apologizes for refusing to let Harvey victims’ dogs stay

Woman sings “Amazing Grace” to lift spirits of Harvey flood victims

Behold a true humanitarian in Texans star J.J. Watt He’s raised more than $12M!

$99 for a case of water: Texas officials report price gouging post-Harvey

Jet Ski-riding heroes reunite with Houston grandparents they rescued from flood zone

Picture of the day:

People evacuate a neighborhood inundated after water was released from nearby Addicks Reservoir when it reached capacity due to Tropical Storm Harvey on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Other morsels:

Trump to cut pay raises for government workers

Outgoing sheriff Clarke expected to take job in Trump administration

Donald Trump just retaliated against Russia. Here’s what he did.

Four companies selected to build prototypes for Trump’s border wall

Comey drafted conclusion in Hillary Clinton probe before key interviews, top Republicans say

FDA Recalls Nearly 500,000 Pacemakers Due To Hacking Risk

Jesse Jackson: Trump ‘Would Not Qualify to Get Into Jesus’ Kingdom’

People will take 1.2 trillion digital photos this year

Trump administration plans on making 90 percent cut to Obamacare ad budget

Petition to Declare George Soros a Terrorist is One of Most Popular on WhiteHouse.gov

No joke: Robbers walk into bar full of off-duty cops

Los Angeles cancels Columbus Day

Enjoy your holiday weekend!