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Here's a new twist in the Trumpcare ad wars: Instead of pressuring Republicans for or against it, a pro-Trump group is launching a $3 million ad campaign praising GOP members who are trying to get it passed. America First Policies, a nonprofit started by some of President Trump's former campaign aides, is running TV and digital ads urging supporters to thank the Republicans for their "courage."

Who's on the list: It includes Reps. Gary Palmer and Dave Schweikert, the two Republicans who wrote the latest Trumpcare amendment (giving extra help to insurers with expensive patients."

Between the lines: It's a signal from Trump's allies about the importance of passing something — because it shows they'll help Republicans who might get blowback over the bill.

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Ilhan Omar wins Minnesota primary

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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) won the Democratic primary against lawyer Antone Melton-Meaux on Tuesday evening, AP reports.

Why it matters: The race is one that's played out across the U.S. as progressives continue to sweep party nominations. Omar's win officially means all four progressive members of "The Squad" have won their primary elections.

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25 face felony charges after downtown Chicago hit by looters

Police officers inspect a damaged Best Buy in Chicago that was looted and vandalized. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Local police officers are seeking felony charges in 25 cases following the arrest of 100 people in the wake of widespread looting and property damage in Chicago on Monday, per the Washington Post.

Driving the news: Law enforcement said the event involving hundreds of people was a coordinated response after an officer shot a suspect Sunday evening, according to CBS Chicago.

Marjorie Taylor Greene wins Georgia's 14th district runoff

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Gun-rights activist Marjorie Taylor Greene defeated physician John Cowan in a runoff election for the Republican nomination in Georgia's deep-red 14th Congressional District on Tuesday, AP reports.

Why it matters: Greene, a vocal QAnon conspiracy theorist who has been condemned by GOP leaders for making multiple offensive remarks about Black people, Jews and Muslims in Facebook videos, is likely to win a seat in the House come November.