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A day after Gen. John Kelly was named the new chief of staff, he called Attorney General Jeff Sessions to let him know his job was safe, according to the AP. President Trump had attacked Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia probe, venting in a New York Times interview, in a press conference and on Twitter.

Kelly reportedly delivered the call on Saturday. On Monday, incoming Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said that Trump has "100 percent confidence" in all of his Cabinet.

Why it matters: The call shows that Kelly is intent on getting the White House in working order by eliminating sources of controversy and internal division.

This sounds familiar: After incurring Trump's wrath, other administration figures, notably Steve Bannon, were also able to escape the president's doghouse (though it's not certain that Sessions is fully in the clear).

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The National Association of Letter Carriers, the union representing roughly 300,000 current and former postal workers, on Friday endorsed Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election, calling him "a fierce ally and defender of the U.S. Postal Service," reports NBC News.

Why it matters: The endorsement comes as President Trump has vowed to block additional funding for the USPS in the next coronavirus stimulus package, linking it to his continued baseless claims that increased mail-in voting will lead to widespread voter fraud.

Lawmakers demand answers from World Bank on Xinjiang loan

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U.S. lawmakers are demanding answers from the World Bank about its continued operation of a $50 million loan program in Xinjiang, following Axios reporting on the loans.

Why it matters: The Chinese government is currently waging a campaign of cultural and demographic genocide against ethnic minorities in Xinjiang, in northwest China. The lawmakers contend that the recipients of the loans may be complicit in that repression.

Obama: Americans could be "collateral damage" in Trump's war on mail-in voting

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Former President Barack Obama tweeted Friday that everyday Americans could become "collateral damage" if President Trump continues to attempt to slash funding for the U.S. Postal Service as part of his campaign against mail-in voting.

Why it matters: Trump linked his baseless claims that increased mail-in voting will lead to widespread voter fraud on Thursday to the current impasse in coronavirus stimulus negotiations.