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There's a framed TIME Magazine cover from March 2009 featuring Donald Trump and the headline, "Trump is hitting on all fronts... even TV!" hanging in at least four of his golf clubs — but it's a fake, WashPost uncovered. Trump wasn't on the cover of TIME at all in 2009.

Why it matters: Donald Trump has been quick to call out "fake news," and now is caught promoting fake news when it makes him look good. Trump has prided himself in the past for being on the cover of TIME Magazine, thanking the company on Twitter for naming him person of the year last December.

The giveaways: A thinner red border than is usual; no thin white border around the image; summary of headlines on the right side of the cover instead of at the top; and two exclamation points.

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A new Washington

Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Getty Image

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said Friday that the city should expect a "new normal" for security — even after President-elect Biden's inauguration.

The state of play: Inaugurations are usually a point of celebration in D.C., but over 20,000 troops are now patrolling Washington streets in an unprecedented preparation for Biden's swearing-in on Jan. 20.

Mike Pence calls Kamala Harris to offer congratulations and help

Mike Pence. Photo: Chip Somodevilla via Getty

Vice President Mike Pence called Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Thursday to congratulate her and offer assistance in the transition, the New York Times first reported.

Why it matters: The belated conversation came six days before the inauguration after a contentious post-election stretch. President Trump has neither spoken with President-elect Joe Biden, nor explicitly conceded the 2020 election.

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The coronavirus variants: What you need to know

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New variants of the coronavirus circulating globally appear to increase transmission and are being closely monitored by scientists.

Driving the news: The highly contagious variant B.1.1.7 originally detected in the U.K. could become the dominant strain in the U.S. by March if no measures are taken to control the spread of the virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.