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House Speaker Paul Ryan zeroed in on his commitment to solve the Dreamers problem and find a DACA fix Thursday, but said he only wants to bring a bill that the president supports to the floor:

"To anyone who doubts my intention to solve this problem and bring up a DACA and immigration reform bill, do not," said Ryan. "I want to make sure it gets done right the first time. I don't want to risk a veto."

Quick hits:

  • Pelosi’s marathon Dreamers speech: "That was pretty darn impressive and she wasn’t wearing these kinds of shoes. I would’ve gone to the bathroom way before that."
  • Budget deal: "Guess what? In order to shift our focus and get on to the next big priority, which is a DACA solution, we gotta get this budget agreement done." Ryan added he thinks the bipartisan deal will get enough votes in the house.
  • Does his political future (which some say is uncertain) play a role in what immigration bill he brings to the floor? "It doesn’t. Not at all. I don’t think about it at all."

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The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has released an unclassified report assessing that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) approved the operation to "capture or kill" Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018.

Driving the news: The White House also announced sanctions on entities implicated in the murder, though not on MBS directly. Officials also announced a new "Khashoggi ban" under which individuals accused of harassing journalists or dissidents outside their borders can be barred from entering the U.S.

About 20% of U.S. adults have received first vaccine dose, White House says

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Nearly 1 in 5 adults and nearly half of Americans 65 and older have received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, White House senior adviser Andy Slavitt said on Friday.

The big picture: The Biden administration has previously said it has secured enough doses to vaccinate most of the American population by the end of July.

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