Good Wednesday morning.
Breaking: Mark Cuban, owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, denies knowing about misogynistic behavior by the team and vows to get it fixed, per the Dallas Morning News: "The Mavericks ... were stung by an investigative report from Sports Illustrated about inappropriate conduct in the workplace, including a culture of sexual harassment, prompting the team to [acknowledge] the allegations."
Teen hero: Anthony Borges, 15, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, was shot five times during last week's massacre and is credited with saving the lives of at least 20 other students. (Broward County Sheriff's Office via AP)
President Trump has told associates that he doesn’t think high school kids should be able to buy guns, and is open to the idea of imposing a minimum purchase age of 21 for guns like those used in the Florida high school massacre, a source close to the president tells Axios' Jonathan Swan and me.
Trump announced yesterday that he had ordered the Justice Department to write regulations banning devices like the rapid-fire bump stocks used in last year’s Las Vegas massacre, saying: “We can do more to protect our children. We must do more to protect our children."
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders left the door open to a change in the law when she was asked about age limits at the podium yesterday:
Inside Trump's thinking: The Parkland deaths — and the constant coverage of the tragedy that he has been consuming — inflames his instincts to act, even if it contradicts what he campaigned on.
The calculus: Trump's closeness to the NRA gives him the political leeway to act, and would give him the bipartisan love he craves.
Be smart: All that said, Trump is ultimately unlikely to do anything dramatic on guns. He might play footsie with the gun control lobby, but he knows his absolutist Second Amendment stance played a big role in his election victory.
"[T]hree buses filled with 100 students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were greeted with cheers by a huge crowd at Leon High School in [the Florida capital of] Tallahassee when their buses pulled in just before 10 p.m.," the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel reports:
Why it matters: The Parkland students are motivating Florida legislators to act, per the Miami Herald:
Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, "is resisting giving up his access to highly classified information, prompting an internal struggle" with Chief of Staff John Kelly, the N.Y. Times reports:
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said at yesterday's briefing: "I can tell you that nothing that has taken place will affect the valuable work that Jared is doing."
Be smart: Kelly is in a weak position, with President Trump and the senior staff, because of his botched handling of domestic violence allegations against former Staff Secretary Rob Porter. Colleagues expect Jared to win this one.
Senate Democrats are generally from states with higher immigrant populations than Senate Republicans, partially explaining why the effort to pass an immigration bill tanked last week, according to Axios' Chris Canipe and Caitlin Owens:
Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of President Trump, in India to meet promoters and buyers of Trump-brand luxury homes, on Indian television channel CNBC-TV 18, per AP:
Trump. Jr. said that when critics talk about his brother, Eric, and him "profiteering from the presidency and all this nonsense," they forget about "the opportunity cost of the deals that we were not able to do."
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After 109 years, Yale’s Whiffenpoofs, the nation’s oldest collegiate a cappella group, adds a woman, per N.Y. Times:
During Vice President Pence's trip to the Winter Olympics, he and his team came within two hours of meeting with Kim Yo Jong, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, before the North Koreans pulled out, the WashPost's Ashley Parker reports:
Exercise makes our memory stronger, per the N.Y. Times' Phys Ed column:
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