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Mindaugas Kulbis / AP

When asked during a press conference today if he finds Trump to be "naive" and a disappointment, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Trump is "not my bride, and I'm not his groom," according to AP. He refused to comment on how he would feel if Trump were impeached.

Why it matters: U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that Russia attempted to interfere in the election process to help Trump win, and Trump has repeatedly praised Putin for being a tough leader, saying that he wants to have better relations with Russia. But recently there has been a series of sanctions between the two countries. (Read about that here.) And of course, Putin's comments also come in the middle of an ongoing U.S. intelligence investigation into the Trump campaign's possible dealings with the Russian government.

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Former President Trump and former first lady Melania Trump were both vaccinated at the White House in January, a Trump adviser tells Axios.

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Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas announced Monday that the Biden administration will explore "lawful pathways" to allow migrant families separated under the Trump administration to reunite in the U.S.

Why it matters: Biden has pledged to reunite the hundreds of families still separated as a result of the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy, and signed an executive order last month creating a family separation task force chaired by Mayorkas.