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J. Scott Applewhite / AP

The conservative House Freedom Caucus met tonight to supposedly get everybody onboard with the Republican plan for Obamacare repeal and replace. If that was the goal, it didn't go according to plan. Here's Rep. Mo Brooks after the meeting:

Right now the Speaker of the House does not have the votes to pass this bill unless he's got substantial Democratic support.

What this means: It means what Mo says. House Speaker Paul Ryan has a Republican Obamacare bill that's not backed by enough Republicans to pass the House.

Members coming out of the meeting, which was attended by OMB Director Mick Mulvaney, said the administration had expressed a willingness to negotiate on the bill. However, committee markups start tomorrow morning.

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Chauvin's defense attorney Eric Nelson opened his closing argument on Monday by reminding the jury that Derek Chauvin "does not have to prove his innocence."

Why it matters: The jury's verdict in Chauvin's murder trial is seen by advocates as one of the most crucial civil rights cases in decades.

Merrick Garland: Domestic terror is "still with us"

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In his first major speech, Attorney General Merrick Garland warned the nation Monday to remain vigilant against the rising threat of domestic extremism.

Why it matters: Domestic terrorism poses an "elevated threat" to the nation this year, according to U.S. intelligence. Garland has already pledged to crack down on violence linked to white supremacists and right-wing militia groups.