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Trump announced Friday afternoon on Twitter that he was replacing Reince Priebus with John Kelly, who has been serving as Trump's Homeland Security Secretary. But Priebus told CNN's Wolf Blitzer this evening that "ultimately, I resigned yesterday," he denied Trump asked him to resign and said Trump involved him deciding who to pick as a replacement.

  • He wouldn't answer questions about whether he's the WH leaker.
  • His bottom line: He's "on team Trump." He stressed several times that he thinks bringing in a fresh face is a good thing for the White House and that he still wants to help Trump achieve his agenda for the American people. He also praised Steve Brannon's role in the White House.
  • His biggest letdown: Not getting healthcare passed. "Obviously the Republicans have to try harder."

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Axios Re:Cap digs into the state of fracking, and what it means for the future of American energy, with Bob McNally, president of Rapidan Energy Group.

Democrats sound alarm on mail-in votes

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Democrats are calling a last-minute audible on mail-in voting after last night's Supreme Court ruling on Wisconsin.

Driving the news: Wisconsin Democrats and the Democratic secretary of state of Michigan are urging voters to return absentee ballots to election clerks’ offices or drop boxes. They are warning that the USPS may not be able to deliver ballots by the Election Day deadline.

Nxivm cult leader Keith Raniere sentenced to life in prison

Carts full of court documents related to the U.S. v. Keith Raniere case arrive at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York in May 2019. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Nxivm cult leader Keith Raniere, 60, was sentenced to 120 years in prison on Tuesday in federal court for sex trafficking among other crimes, the New York Times reports.

Catch up quick: Raniere was convicted last summer with sex trafficking, conspiracy, sexual exploitation of a child, racketeering, forced labor and possession of child pornography. His so-called self-improvement workshops, which disguised rampant sexual abuse, were popular among Hollywood and business circles.