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The Morning Briefing: Travel Ban, Niger, Hollywood Harassment and Much, Much More

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, speaks to reporters about the Niger operation during a briefing at the Pentagon, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Good Tuesday morning.

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

  • In the morning, President Donald J. Trump will receive his daily intelligence briefing.
  • The President will then participate in the minority enterprise development week White House awards ceremony.
  • In the afternoon, the President will participate in a swearing-in ceremony for Callista Gingrich as U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See.
  • Later in the afternoon, the President will depart the White House en route to the U.S. Capitol, where he will participate in a Senate Republican policy lunch.
  • The President will then return to the White House.

I have a condensed version of the Morning Briefing for you today.

Historical picture of the day:

Motion picture director Roman Polanski walks past two Los Angeles County sheriffs’ deputies as he leaves court proceedings in Santa Monica, Calif., Oct. 24, 1977. Polanski was called to court to explain a recent trip to Europe, fleeing a 90-day sentence to prison for psychiatric tests relating to his earlier guilty plea to a sex crime involving a 13-year-old girl. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Other morsels:

Trump administration to announce decision on refugee program after 120-day ban

Senators claim not to know of troops in Niger

Top U.S. general cites ISIS affiliates in Niger attack

Pentagon updates Niger ambush timeline, says US troops called for air support hour after attack

Mysterious discrepancies spotted In Tillerson photographs with Afghanistan president

State Dept Admits There are 40,000 Pages of Clinton Emails They Haven’t Even Looked At

Panetta: Countries won’t trust US if Iran deal is broken

Sessions: All bets are off in hunt for MS-13 street gang

New Orleans celebrity chef John Besh steps down after sexual harassment allegations

Former assistant to Harvey Weinstein breaks her NDA after 19 years

Wow: Men are 15 points more likely than women to think accusations against Weinstein are credible

Bill O’Reilly blames God for sexual harassment allegations

“Scandal” actor Tony Goldwyn says he was sexually harassed

Disaster relief bill clears major hurdle in Senate

Eric Holder Says He ‘Will See’ About Running For Political Office

Black Man Arrested In ‘KKK’ Graffiti Case At Eastern Michigan

Woman who can’t stop sweating blood has experts perplexed

Gym rat blames protein shake for sexually assaulting woman

Teacher put on leave after allegedly bringing gun to class

Officials identify musher in dog doping case, but he denies the claim

Puerto Rico reopening some schools after hurricane devastation

Online holiday shopping is poised to beat in-store sales for the first time ever — and it’s terrible news for retailers like Sears and Macy’s

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