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Inside Trump (Feb 11th, 2019)

1. California Governor Gavin Newsom will withdrawal the National Guard from the US-Mexico border. Newsom will pull almost all of the 360 troops under his control leaving only a select few to focus on drug smuggling. Newsom is not the first governor to recall troops. New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham ordered the return of her state's troops earlier this month. — NPR

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2. President Trump will hold a campaign rally in El Paso, Texas tonight. The event is expected to focus on border security as the February 15 deadline to avoid a second government shutdown draws near. Women's March El Paso will hold a one-mile walk in protest. — CNN

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3. President Trump's private schedule was leaked again. The second round of schedules showed that Trump spent the first three hours of his day from Monday to Wednesday in "executive time." President Trump defended his work ethic on Twitter saying that "when the term Executive Time is used,"  he is "generally working, not relaxing." — MSN

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4. Budget negotiations over border security resumed on Monday. The talks stalled over the weekend due to a disagreement over the number of beds in detention centers. On Twitter, President Trump referred to the dispute as a "crazy" and "brand new demand" by Democrats. — KTLA

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5. US Navy warships sailed past disputed islands in the South China Sea. Two guided-missile destroyers conducted a freedom-of-navigation operation within 14 miles of Chinese outposts. Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying accused the US of entering Chinese territory without permission. A US Navy spokesman told CNN that the US will "fly, sail, and operate wherever international law allows." — BI

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6. President Trump will sign an executive order asking federal agencies to dedicate more resources to artificial intelligence. The American AI Initiative hopes to establish standards that encourage development, provide training to workers, and engage with the global community to ensure the technology is developed with American "values and interests."

7. Trump Foundation lawyers argued that the lawsuit filed by the New York Attorney General Letitia James is politically biased. New court filings by the attorneys claim that the case should be dismissed due to the "additional facts."

8. South Korea agreed to pay more for US troops after President Trump's push. If approved by South Korea's parliament, Seoul's contribution would increase by $890 million this year.

9. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the US is still investigating the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Pompeo also said that those responsible will be held accountable. 

10. President Trump supporters gathered in New Mexico to link arms where there's a gap in border fencing. The demonstration was held on Saturday. 

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This newsletter was written and curated by Kelly Caldwell. She reports on the Trump administration for Inside.com. Kelly lives in Los Angeles, CA. Connect with her on Twitter.

Editing team: Lon Harris (editor-in-chief at Inside.com, game-master at Screen Junkies) and Susmita Baral (editor at Inside, recent bylines in NatGeo, Teen Vogue, and Quartz. Runs the biggest mac and cheese account on Instagram).

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