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Ivanka Trump secretly requested a meeting with the president of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards, following her father's inauguration, Politico first reported and Axios confirmed. Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of Planned Parenthood, revealed the details of the meeting:

"The purpose of the meeting, from Cecile's point of view, was to make sure that Ivanka fully understood what Planned Parenthood does... [Richards] was explaining that the money doesn't actually go to abortions — we get reimbursed the same way a hospital does. We were clearing up misinformation about how this works."

Why it matters: While it's unclear how receptive Ivanka was to the meeting, it's known that she has influence over her father, and her willingness to try to find common ground with the organization that Republicans' want to defund could have an impact on the Trump administration's views.

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Why it matters: With the Center for Disease Control and Prevention warning of a more contagious variant of the coronavirus, Biden is trying to establish how he’ll approach the pandemic differently than President Trump.

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D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said Friday that the city should expect a "new normal" for security — even after President-elect Biden's inauguration.

The state of play: Inaugurations are usually a point of celebration in D.C., but over 20,000 troops are now patrolling Washington streets in an unprecedented preparation for Biden's swearing-in on Jan. 20.

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Vice President Mike Pence called Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Thursday to congratulate her and offer assistance in the transition, the New York Times first reported.

Why it matters: The belated conversation came six days before the inauguration after a contentious post-election stretch. President Trump has neither spoken with President-elect Joe Biden, nor explicitly conceded the 2020 election.