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Spicer said the warning Barack Obama gave President Trump about Michael Flynn did not give Trump any pause, and said any blame for flawed vetting should fall on the Obama administration.

  • On Obama and Flynn: "It's true that President Obama made it known that he wasn't exactly a fan of General Flynn's, which shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone...if they were concerned why didn't they take any steps" to take away his security clearance?
  • Was Trump suggesting that Sally Yates leaked classified info? "I think the tweet speaks for itself."
  • Trump-Macron phone call: Spicer announced Trump spoke with incoming French President Emmanuel Macron over the phone.
  • On the American citizen detained in North Korea: "We're going to work through Sweden that has an Embassy in North Korea."

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Two officers shot in Louisville amid Breonna Taylor protests

Police officers stand guard during a protest in Louisville, Kentucky. Photo: Ben Hendren/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Louisville Metro Police Department said two officers were shot downtown in the Kentucky city late Wednesday, just hours after a grand jury announced an indictment in the Breonna Taylor case.

Driving the news: Metrosafe, the city's emergency services, said it received reports of a shooting at South Brook St. and Broadway Ave., near the area where protests were taking place. A police spokesperson told a press briefing the injuries of both officers were not life-threatening. One officer was "alert and stable" and the other was undergoing surgery, he said.

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Biden: Breonna Taylor indictment "does not answer" call for justice

Former Vice President Joe Biden. Photo: Leigh Vogel/Getty Images

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday condemned the grand jury indictment of a Louisville police officer who entered Breonna Taylor's home in March in a botched drug raid that led to her death, saying in a statement the decision "does not answer" for equal justice.

The big picture: Biden called for reforms to address police use of force and no-knock warrants, while demanding a ban on chokeholds. He added that people "have a right to peacefully protest, but violence is never acceptable."

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