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David Taintor

David Taintor is a news editor at Talking Points Memo. Previously, he worked at NBC News and Adweek. He's a native of Minnesota. Reach him at taintor@talkingpointsmemo.com.

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President Trump backed away from his effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census but said he would determine how many citizens are in the U.S. another way — by signing an executive order to gather the data.

Today, I will be issuing an executive order to put this very plan into effect immediately. I’m hereby ordering every department and agency in the federal government to provide the Department of Commerce with all requested records regarding the number of citizens and non-citizens in our country,” Trump said in the Rose Garden alongside Attorney General Bill Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.

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Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer on Tuesday announced he is running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, arguing that corporations have wrested too much political power from the people.

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Soccer star Megan Rapinoe dissing President Trump was a bridge too far for Fox Business Network’s Stuart Varney.

After Rapinoe, co-captain of the U.S. women’s national soccer team, preemptively declined an invitation to the White House if team USA wins the Women’s World Cup, Varney said Wednesday she doesn’t deserve to lead the team.

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The Navy released dramatic footage on Friday of a Russian warship coming dangerously close to an American vessel in the Philippine Sea.

As CNN reported, the Russian ship came within 50 to 100 feet of the American ship. The Russians claimed they had the right of way, according to CNN.

The U.S. Navy called the Russian approach “unsafe and unprofessional.”

“This unsafe action forced Chancellorsville to execute all engines back full and to maneuver to avoid collision,” Navy spokesman Clayton Doss told CNN.

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At least one person has been killed near a training site around the West Point Military Academy north of New York City, West Point confirmed on Thursday.

Twenty cadets and two soldiers were wounded in the accident, according to West Point.

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