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The Morning Briefing: Start your Friday the 13th Here

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2017, file photo, a man walks next to a burning house in Silverado Crest subdivision in Napa, Calif. For many residents in the path of one of California's deadliest blazes, talk is of wind direction, evacuations and goodbyes. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Good Friday the 13th morning.

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

  • In the morning, President Donald J. Trump will depart the White House for the 2017 Values Voter Summit at the Omni Shoreham Hotel.
  • In the afternoon, the President will deliver remarks on the Iran Strategy.
  • Later in the afternoon, the President and the First Lady will visit the United States Secret Service James J. Rowley training facility.

Today’s current events:

Trump

Trump plans sweeping takedown of Iran in upcoming speech

Trump administration ending key Obamacare cost-sharing subsidies

8 ways Trump is undercutting Obamacare without Congress

New York, California threaten to sue over health-care subsidies

Trump to extend March 5 deadline to end DACA protections if Congress doesn’t act, GOP senator says

Four U.S. ‘sanctuary cities’ may be violating law: U.S. Attorney General

New whistleblower protections head to Trump’s desk

Legal Group Files FOIA Requests on Whether Trump Is a Moron

Vegas

Casino condenses timeline of start of mass shooting in Las Vegas

Bullet from Las Vegas shooting passed through man, stuck in wallet

Zappos offers to cover funeral cost for all 58 mass shooting victims

NRA balks at bipartisan plans to ban ‘bump stock’ devices

Weinstein

Rose McGowan to Jeff Bezos: I told the head of your studio Harvey Weinstein raped me (Update: Studio head on leave)

Amazon Studios head suspended after harassment allegations

Weinstein’s contract allowed for misconduct if he paid damages

French Actress Claims Weinstein Propositioned Her With His Wife In Next Room

New footage of Weinstein: ‘We all make mistakes’

Anthony Bourdain goes after Hillary Clinton for Weinstein comments

Historical picture of the day:

The main operating console in the control center coordinates and processes all the traffic date in Tokyo, Oct. 13, 1977, that is gathered and relayed to drivers. The map on the right hand side of the console shows one area of the pilot run the traffic situation on those routes. (AP Photo)

Other Morsels:

Bernie Sanders will headline the Women’s March convention — and some leftist activists are mad

Washington DC Is SWAMPED With Teenagers Who Have Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Half-smoked Winston Churchill cigar sells for $12K

Former Playboy Playmate accuses Oliver Stone of sexual assault

IRS suspends contract with Equifax after malware discovered

Facebook scrubbed potentially damning Russia data before researchers could analyze it further

At least 31 dead in horrific California wildfires, hundreds missing

Jane Skinner, Roger Goodell’s wife, had secret Twitter acc’t to fire back at media critics of NFL commish

And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!