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J. Scott Applewhite / AP

Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz wrote a resolution, to be filed today, which calls for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to recuse himself from investigations into the Obama administration's deal that gave Russians control of a significant portion of the U.S.'s uranium supply, according to the Washington Post. Two other House Republicans have signed the resolution, which claims that Mueller has a conflict of interest due to serving as FBI chief when the deal was made.

Why it matters: House committees have launched two probes looking into whether or not the FBI investigated the deal. Gaetz thinks the matter should be investigated by a special counsel — just not by Mueller.

Go deeper: What to know about the Uranium deal.

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Biden explains justification for Syria strike in letter to Congress

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President Biden told congressional leadership in a letter Saturday that this week's airstrike against facilities tied to Iranian-backed militia groups in Syria was consistent with the U.S. right to self-defense.

Why it matters: Some Democrats, including Sens. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), have criticized the Biden administration for the strike and demanded a briefing.

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FDA authorizes Johnson & Johnson's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

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The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday issued an emergency use authorization for Johnson & Johnson's one-shot coronavirus vaccine.

Why it matters: The authorization of a third coronavirus vaccine in the U.S. will help speed up the vaccine rollout across the country, especially since the J&J shot only requires one dose as opposed to Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech's two-shot vaccines.

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