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WASHINGTON (AP) — As a candidate, Donald Trump made a slew of "Day One" promises that any president would find daunting.

He declared that repealing and replacing his predecessor's health care law would be "one of his first acts as president." He released an 18-point plan for actions that would push forward sweeping ethics reforms and potentially undo scores of regulations. And he promised to fundamentally change the nation's approach to immigration and begin work on an impenetrable wall along the southern border — all on his first day.

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United States counterintelligence officials have investigated Donald Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn's communications with Russia, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday night, citing "people familiar with the matter."

The Wall Street Journal report follows the Associated Press' reporting earlier in the month that Flynn had contact with Russia's ambassador to the U.S. on the same day that former President Obama enacted sanctions against Russia over its cyber attacks during the 2016 election.

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