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CVS Health said Friday it will stop donating to the pro-Trump group, America First Policies (AFP,) after a nonpartisan research group, MapLight, revealed Thursday that the pharmacy had donated to it, per CNN.

The big picture: It’s not just CVS Health — MapLight said two other companies, Southern Company and Dow Chemical, along with CVS Health, donated a combined $1.6 million to AFP. Southern Company and Dow Chemical did not immediately respond to CNN’s requests for comment.

The backstory: CVS Health said its donations were made in 2017 in support of the GOP’s 2017 tax overhaul efforts before CVS was aware of comments made by AFP’s director of advocacy, Carl Higbie.

The buzz: Carl Higbie, who is now AFP’s director of advocacy, said before he was hired that the "black race" had "lax morals” and that Americans should be allowed to shoot undocumented immigrants crossing the border with Mexico, per CNN.

  • A policy advisor for AFP, John Loudon, said in January Obama was the "Islamchurian" candidate, per CNN.
  • An advisor for AFP, Juan Pablo Andrade, said "The only thing the Nazis didn't get right is they didn't keep f***ing going!" According to Mediaite. Andrade said he is looking for the video to provide the context of the comment.

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Bob Woodward's new book details letters between Trump and Kim Jong-un

Bob Woodward during a 2019 event in Los Angele. Photo: Michael Kovac/Getty Images

Journalist Bob Woodward has obtained "25 personal letters exchanged" between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for his new book, "Rage," publisher Simon & Schuster revealed on Wednesday.

Details: In the letters, "Kim describes the bond between the two leaders as out of a 'fantasy film,' as the two leaders engage in an extraordinary diplomatic minuet," according to a description of the book posted on Amazon.