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Experts rank Trump as worst president, Obama 8th best

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The first couples on Inauguration Day 2017. Photo: Kevin Dietsch / Pool via Bloomberg

A panel of 170 presidential politics experts considers Trump the worst president in history, according to rankings published by the New York Times. Obama is 8th, with Lincoln, Washington and Franklin Roosevelt holding the top three spots. The same experts ranked Buchanan last and Obama 18th in 2014.

Notable movements: Clinton slid from 8th to 13th and Jackson from 9th to 15th, "arguably the result of contemporary scorn for [Clinton's] treatment of women, and for evolving attitudes on [Jackson's] treatment of Native Americans," per the Times. George W. Bush moved from 35th up to 30th.

Top 10:

  1. Lincoln
  2. Washington
  3. F.D. Roosevelt
  4. T. Roosevelt
  5. Jefferson
  6. Truman
  7. Eisenhower
  8. Obama
  9. Reagan
  10. L.B. Johnson

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Trump wants to meet Putin in "not too distant future"

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In an Oval Office meeting with Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman Tuesday, President Trump said he wants to meet Vladimir Putin in the "not too distant future" to discuss the "arms race" and North Korea. Trump also said he spoke with the Russian president earlier today and congratulated him on his recent election victory.

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Shooter dead, 2 injured in Maryland high school shooting

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Students board a school bus in Great Mills, Maryland. Photo: Marvin Joseph / The Washington Post via Getty Images

Two students are in critical condition following a shooting on Tuesday morning at Great Mills High School in St. Mary's County, Maryland, per the AP. A school resource officer "engaged" the shooter, who was confirmed dead by St. Mary's County Sheriff Tim Cameron in a press conference Tuesday afternoon.

The context: This incident comes days before schools across the country participate in the nationwide March for Our Lives demonstrations on Saturday in response to last month's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.