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The Morning Briefing: Social Media's Troubles Grow and Much, Much More

Central American migrants traveling with the annual "Stations of the Cross" caravan pack up their belongings as they prepare to depart from the sports club where they have been camping out, in Matias Romero, Oaxaca State, Mexico, Thursday, April 5, 2018. Migrants in a caravan that drew criticism from U.S. President Donald Trump began packing up their meager possessions and boarding buses to the Mexican capital and the nearby city of Puebla on Thursday.(AP Photo/Felix Marquez)

Good Friday morning.

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

  • The president receives his intelligence briefing

I have a condensed version of the briefing today.

GET PRUITT: the beat goes on

Pruitt fell behind on payments for his $50-a-night condo rental

Pruitt sidelined EPA officials who questioned his spending habits

Scott Pruitt asked to use sirens in D.C. traffic and was told no for non-emergency

Social media woes

Pulse nightclub attack survivors sue Google, Facebook, Twitter over ‘material support’ to ISIS

Why Google — not Facebook — should be your main concern

Google employees plead with CEO to drop out of Pentagon AI project

RUSSIA investigation

Daily Beast Sues Department of Justice Over Nunes Memo

Andrew McCabe’s GoFundMe Campaign Was Put Together by K Street PR Firm

Justice Department misses deadline to hand over FBI documents on FISA, Clinton Foundation

Historical picture of the day:

The declaration of war against Germany, signed by President Woodrow Wilson signals the U.S.’s entry into the Great War, April 6, 1917. (AP Photo)

Other morsels:

Trump says he was unaware of Stormy Daniels payment

Trump is not the first president to deploy the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border

The Latest: Israeli snipers, tanks deploy along Gaza border

New Jersey couple awarded $37 million in talcum powder case

Trump seeks additional tariffs on $100 billion of Chinese goods in escalation of trade confrontation

Spielberg: You know, Indiana Jones could be a woman

City councilwoman accused of yelling obscenities at teen girls over one wearing a pro-Trump shirt

Another city strikes back against California ‘sanctuary’ laws for illegals – here’s how

High School Admins COVERED UP Students’ Pro-2nd Amendment Message

Tourist learns he took ‘ISIS selfie’ after FBI knocks on his door

GOP consultant reportedly turned ex-fiancée into sex slave

Handgun used by YouTube shooter Nasim Aghdam was purchased months ago

The Atlantic fires Kevin Williamson, columnist who said women who had abortions should be hanged

Magnitude 5.3 earthquake hits off Southern California coast, shakes Los Angeles

Video shows Chicago student yelling ‘f–k you all!’ after being shot by cops

‘Black Panther’ will be the first movie publicly shown in Saudi Arabia after a 35-year ban on cinema

Officer who confronted Maryland school shooter throws 1st pitch at Nationals game

Missing CDC worker Timothy Cunningham likely drowned, no signs of foul play: Officials

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