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GEO Group, one of the country's biggest private-prison companies, held its annual leadership conference at one of President Trump's Florida properties, the Washington Post reports.

  • GEO saw a setback in business when the Obama administration looked to phase out private prisons. But the company "has had newfound success in Trump's Washington," per the Post. Its stock price has tripled, and they won the first immigration detention facility contract of the administration.
  • GEO told WaPo its does "not take a position on, or advocate for or against, criminal justice, sentencing, immigration enforcement or detention policies." Ian Prior, a DOJ spokesman, told WaPo the Bureau of Prisons "does not give preference to any company or organization."

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China bans Cruz and Rubio over Xinjiang criticism

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China said Monday that it will ban entry to Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) over their criticisms of human rights abuses in Xinjiang, the AP reports.

The big picture: The move seems to be retaliatory after the U.S. announced sanctions on four Chinese officials for human rights abuses against Uighur Muslims and other ethnic minorities in the region last week.

Roger Stone says he plans to campaign for Trump

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Roger Stone told Axios in a phone interview that he plans to write and speak for President Trump's re-election now that Stone "won't die in a squalid hellhole of corona-19 virus."

"I'm asthmatic," said Stone, 67. "Sending me to a prison where I could not be socially distanced ... would, I think, be a death sentence."

Facebook's plan: Make nice, but don't give in

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Facebook last week took steadily intensifying heat from fleeing advertisers and boycott leaders and received a big thumbs-down from its own civil-rights auditors. Its response, essentially: We hear you, but we'll carry on.

The big picture: Early on in Facebook's rise, CEO Mark Zuckerberg learned to handle external challenges by offering limited concessions and soothing words, then charging forward without making fundamental changes.