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On the morning of the 17th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, before departing for the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., President Trump tweeted topics from last night's edition of Fox Business' "Lou Dobbs Tonight," hitting on topics like the Russia investigation, the Department of Justice, and texts between former FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.

Worth noting: Trump commended former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani his now-lawyer on his "GREAT job" in the aftermath of the attacks — and the @realdonaldtrump account did note to "#NeverForget" the attacks, though not in Trump's trademark style.

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22 mins ago - Sports

College basketball is back

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A new season of college basketball begins Wednesday, and the goal is clear: March Madness must be played.

Why it matters: On March 12, 2020, the lights went out on college basketball, depriving teams like Baylor (who won our tournament simulation), Dayton, San Diego State and Florida State of perhaps their best chance to win a national championship.

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Scoop: Israeli military prepares for possibility Trump will strike Iran

Defense Minister Benny Gantz attends a cabinet meeting. Photo: Abir Sultan/POOL/AFP via Getty

The Israel Defense Forces have in recent weeks been instructed to prepare for the possibility that the U.S. will conduct a military strike against Iran before President Trump leaves office, senior Israeli officials tell me.

Why it matters: The Israeli government instructed the IDF to undertake the preparations not because of any intelligence or assessment that Trump will order such a strike, but because senior Israeli officials anticipate “a very sensitive period” ahead of Biden's inauguration on Jan. 20.

Wall Street bets it all on a vaccine

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

It's the time of year when Wall Street shops are rolling out predictions for where they see the stock market headed in the coming year. There's one common theme: Widespread distribution of a vaccine is the reason to be bullish.

Why it matters: Analysts say vaccines will help the economy heal, corporate profits rebound and stock market continue its upward trajectory.