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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaking at a daily news briefing at the White House. Photo: Carolyn Kaster / AP

Sarah Sanders addressed Steve Bannon's 60 Minutes interview during her Monday briefing, noting that President Trump has seen clips of it, and that she's unsure whether he was "disappointed" by his former chief strategist's comments.

Briefing highlights:

  • On Steve Bannon's claim that firing James Comey was a historic error: "I think it's been shown in the days after that the president was right in firing Comey," based on new information about his "conduct."
  • Does Trump still seek Bannon's counsel? "I think they've had one conversation [since Bannon's departure] but not anything beyond that."
  • On Bannon saying DACA could create a "civil war" within the GOP: "Steve always likes to speak in the most extreme measures."
  • Trump's views on climate change following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma: "I don't think that's changed."

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Special Envoy for Haiti resigns over Biden deportations

Daniel Foote testifies during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on May 26, 2016. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

The Special Envoy for Haiti on Wednesday resigned from his position, writing in his resignation letter obtained by PBS that he "will not be associated with the United States inhumane, counterproductive decision to deport thousands of Haitian refugees."

Why it matters: Ambassador Daniel Foote's resignation comes amid heightened anger over the treatment of Haitian migrants and asylum-seekers living in a temporary encampment in Del Rio, Texas — especially after images surfaced of Border Patrol agents whipping at the migrants from horseback.

First-time homebuyers shrink as prices spike

Data: National Association of Realtors; Chart: Axios Visuals

Home sales cooled as prices continued to heat up in August.

Driving the news: The share of first-time existing homebuyers (29%) last month was the smallest in two years, according to new data from the National Association of Realtors.

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Airbnb co-founders double Afghan refugee program to 40,000

Afghan refugees arriving at Dulles International Airport in Virginia in August 2021. Photo: Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky and co-founder Joe Gebbia said during a visit to Washington on Wednesday that they're offering temporary housing to 40,000 Afghan refugees worldwide, doubling a previous commitment.

The big picture: The housing typically lasts several weeks, and Airbnb and Airbnb.org provide subsidies to hosts. Hosts and donors also help pay.

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