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During an exclusive interview on Fox News' "Fox & Friends" this morning, President Trump addressed North Korean denuclearization, saying that he’d be open to the idea of a more gradual process: “We are going to see. I would like to have it done immediately. Physically, a phase-in may be a little bit necessary. It would have to be a rapid phase-in.”

And now for something completely different: Trump also said that he approved of the NFL's decision to require players on the field to stand for the national anthem, adding that those who don't "maybe...shouldn’t be in the country."

  • His full NFL quote: "I think that’s good, I don’t think people should be staying in locker rooms … You have to stand proudly for the national anthem or you shouldn’t be playing, you shouldn’t be there — maybe you shouldn’t be in the country … The NFL owners did the right thing if that’s what they’ve done."

More from the interview:

  • On an immigration deal: "I think it’s time to get the whole package, it’s not such a big deal, Brian. It’s time to get the whole package."
  • On James Comey: "I think a thing that I’ve done for the country — the firing of James Comey — is going to go down as a very good thing."

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Trump speaking at Moon Township, Penns., on Sept. 22. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

President Trump announced late Tuesday that the White House attempt to halt federal agencies' anti-racism training would be expanded to block federal contractors from "promoting radical ideologies that divide Americans by race or sex."

Why it matters: The executive order appears to give the government the ability to cancel contracts if anti-racist or diversity trainings focused on sexual identity or gender are organized. The memo applies to executive departments and agencies, the U.S. military, federal contractors and federal grant recipients.

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GoodRx prices IPO at $33 per share, valued at $12.7 billion

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GoodRx, a price comparison app for prescription drugs at local pharmacies, on Tuesday night raised $1.14 billion in its IPO, Axios has learned.

By the numbers: GoodRx priced its shares at $33 a piece, above its $24-$28 per share offering range, which will give it an initial market cap of around $12.7 billion.

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