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For Trump, it’s among allies at the National Rifle Association convention in Indianapolis. Plus: A new software program is about to revolutionize refugee resettlement.
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What We’re Following Today

It’s Friday, April 26.

‣ The Russian agent Maria Butina was sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to attempting to infiltrate conservative political circles and promote Russian interests during the 2016 election cycle.

‣ The U.S. economy grew by 3.2 percent in the first quarter of 2019, exceeding economists’ expectations.

Here’s what else we’re watching:

(Jonathan Bachman / Reuters)

President Donald Trump defended on both sides of the conflict. “If you look at what I said you will see that that question was answered perfectly,” Trump outside the White House on Friday. “I was talking about people that went because they felt very strongly about the monument to Robert E. Lee, a great general.”

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