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Brad Parscale during February's CPAC 2020. Photo: Samuel Corum/Getty Images

Brad Parscale is stepping away from the Trump campaign after he was detained in a Florida hospital over the weekend for threatening to harm himself, Politico first reported Wednesday.

The big picture: Parscale was President Trump's campaign manager until July, after which he remained as a senior adviser on digital projects. "I am stepping away from my company and any role in the campaign for the immediate future to focus on my family and get help dealing with the overwhelming stress," Parscale said in a statement to Politico. Trump campaign spokesperson Tim Murtaugh said in an emailed statement to Axios, "We hope for nothing but the best for Brad and his family."

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) provides 24/7, free and confidential support for anyone in distress, in addition to prevention and crisis resources. Also available for online chat.

Editor's note: This article has been updated with Murtaugh's comment.

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President Biden on Tuesday held his first call since taking office with Vladimir Putin, pressing the Russian president on the arrest of opposition leader Alexey Navalny and the Russia-linked hack on U.S. government agencies.

The state of play: Biden also raised arms control, bounties allegedly placed on U.S. troops in Afghanistan and the war in Ukraine, according to a White House readout. The statement said Biden and Putin agreed maintain "consistent communication," and that Biden stressed the U.S. would "act firmly in defense of its national interests in response to actions by Russia that harm us or our allies."