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Susan Walsh / AP

Highlights from President Trump's press conference with the Italian Prime Minister, in which he warned Iran and said he plans to meet the Pope when he travels to Italy.

  • Health care or government funding next week? "I want both." Trump said there'd be a health care vote "next week or shortly thereafter."
  • On the shooting in Paris: "Again, it's happening, it seems…It looks like another terrorist attack. What can you say? It just never ends."
  • On Iran: "Iran has not lived up to the spirit of the agreement and they have to do that. They have to do that."
  • On the US role in "stabilizing" Libya: "I do not see a role in Libya. I think right now the United States has enough roles. We have roles everywhere."
  • His message to China: "You'll get a much better deal on trade if you do something about this menace that is North Korea."
  • On Gentlioni being asked about NATO spending: "I love the question you asked the prime minister. I look forward to his answer."
  • On refugees: "A responsible approach to refugees is one that seeks the eventual return of refugees to their home nation."
  • His upcoming trip to Italy: "I look very much forward to meeting the pope."

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Why it matters: The recommendation from the FDA, which also authorized booster shots for people who received Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines on Wednesday, paves the way for an expansion of booster shots.

GOP congressman forfeits committee seats after indictment

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Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.) on Wednesday stepped down from his committee assignments after being indicted for lying to federal investigators amid a probe into illegal campaign donations.

What they're saying: In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Fortenberry said he is "grateful for the outpouring of support from my friends and colleagues as we work against the injustice confronting me."

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Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke about the murder of Laquan McDonald during his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday to become the U.S. ambassador to Japan, saying that "there's not a day or a week that has gone by in the last seven years I haven't thought about this."

Catch up quick: McDonald was a Black teenager who was fatally shot 16 times by Chicago police during Emanuel's tenure as the city's mayor. The 2014 shooting triggered massive protests, both because of its nature and the fact that the officers' body-cam footage was concealed for years.