Jul 20, 2018

Few Trump originals left 18 months in

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Today marks 18 months since the inauguration, a wild and historic ride that has produced record White House turnover.

By the numbers: 61% of President Trump’s senior-most aides have left the White House, the White House Transition Project’s Martha Joynt Kumar tells AP. That's much higher attrition at this point than the last five presidents, with Bill Clinton in second at 42%.

Very, very few top aides are left who were there on Jan. 20, 2017, Jonathan Swan notes.

  • Those who were: Jared Kushner, Kellyanne Conway, Stephen Miller, Don McGahn, Dan Scavino, Johnny DeStefano, Sarah Sanders, Raj Shah, Avi Berkowitz, Lindsay Walters, Madeleine Westerhout, Bill Stepien, Derek Lyons, Peter Navarro, Andrew Bremberg, and Jessica Ditto.

Today is the last official day for Deputy Chief of Staff Joe Hagin and Legislative Affairs Director Marc Short.

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Washing your hands is the best way to protect against the novel coronavirus, according to doctors and health officials, as the virus continues to spread around the globe.

Why it matters: Clean hands can stop germs from spreading in a community, a known characteristic in COVID-19 and influenza.

Major League Soccer embarks on its 25th season

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As Major League Soccer begins its 25th season, the league is financially stable and surging in popularity, and its 26 teams have gorgeous facilities and rapidly increasing valuations.

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Wall Street falls 3% as coronavirus correction worsens

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Stocks fell more than 3% on Friday morning, pushing stocks further into correction territory.

Why it matters: It continues the ugly stretch for Wall Street that began after a spike in coronavirus cases around the world. The S&P is over 12% below its recent peak, edging closer to the mark that would technically end the market’s decade-long rally.

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