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Photo: Oliver Contreras-Pool/Getty Images

The McCain Institute issued a lengthy fact sheet on John McCain Wednesday in an apparent response to President Trump's attacks on the late senator — but the commander-in-chief shows no sign of stopping.

Details: As the think-tank, which operates in partnership with Arizona State University, published the piece on McCain's record, Trump increased his attacks on the senator and his policies during a visit to the tank factory in Lima, Ohio.

What he's saying: "I endorsed him at his request, and I gave him the kind of funeral he wanted, which as president I had to approve," he said. "I don't care about this. I didn't get a thank-you. That's OK. We sent him on the way. But I wasn't a fan of John McCain."

The other side: A a growing number of Republicans have come to the defense of McCain, including Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), chairman of the Veteran Affairs Committee, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and Sen. Martha McSally, who was appointed to McCain's former seat.

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Robinhood's valuation is now just over $11 billion, a fraction of where it traded in August and below that of its last private round of funding. Cue the M&A mongers.

Why it matters: It's not just Robinhood—falling values of growth-oriented tech stocks have raised speculation that formerly high-flying fintechs could be snapped up by more well-capitalized buyers.

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A Connecticut student's death has renewed calls for schools to stock and administer naloxone, a drug that can quickly reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.

Why it matters: U.S. drug overdose fatalities reached six figures in a 12-month period for the first time in November, and synthetic or natural opioids were the cause of a majority of the overdoses.

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