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Steph Curry celebrating the Warriors' NBA championship in June. Photo: Thearon W. Henderson / Getty Images

The Golden State Warriors, the reigning NBA champions, plan to visit with D.C. children while in town playing the Wizards next week instead of making a traditional celebratory trip to the White House, the team told ESPN.

The backstory: President Trump and the Warriors have had a tense relationship after members of the team expressed public opposition to the president. Trump tweeted in September that their invitation to the White House — that hadn't yet been formally extended — was "withdrawn!" That prompted the Warriors to respond with a statement explaining that they would not discuss a potential visit to the White House saying, "we accept President Trump has made it clear that we are not invited."

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The Justice Department is being pressed to enforce its own demand that the U.S. arm of Qatari broadcaster Al Jazeera register as a foreign agent.

Why it matters: The launch of Al Jazeera's new right-of-center U.S. media venture, Rightly, has refocused attention on the media company's alleged links to Doha, and DOJ's efforts to crack down on media outlets viewed as foreign interest mouthpieces.

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Immigration was found to be the most polarizing issue in America based on new polling from Populace.

Why it matters: Americans have surprisingly similar priorities for the U.S., but immigration stands out as one of the few issues with clear partisan differences. It underscores the challenge for advocates and lawmakers hoping to pass immigration reform in the coming weeks amid narrow margins in Congress.

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The state of play: Most are holding their fire and punting to state Attorney General Letitia James' investigation into sexual harassment allegations. They expect the inquiry to be credible and thorough — and buy Cuomo badly needed breathing room.