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Carolyn Kaster / AP

Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are set to meet at Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida next week. This is the second time that the extravagant resort, owned by the President, will host a foreign dignitary — the first time being Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. While the move might seem unprecedented, Trump isn't the first president to choose an alternative getaway to meet with a foreign leader.

Camp David, named after President Eisenhower's grandson, has been the go-to place for hosting foreign leaders since Roosevelt. It's located in the backwoods of Maryland and has welcomed leaders such as Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Egyptian President Anwar al-Sadat, Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin.

Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

The Sunnylands Resort in Rancho Mirage, California served as a "Western White House" for several U.S. presidents. President Nixon fled there after the Watergate scandal broke, Ronald Reagan spent his New Years Eves there and George H. W. Bush entertained then-Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa at the resort. Obama particularly enjoyed visiting the golf course at the desert resort. He hosted both Chinese President Xi Jinping and King Abdullah of Jordan there.

Rodrigo Peña / AP

George W. Bush's ranch. Trump isn't the first President to invite a foreign leader to his own property. George W. Bush famously used his Texas ranch for diplomacy, hosting leaders such as Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, the socialist Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and even Vladimir Putin.

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President Biden — the second Catholic U.S. president — will meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Friday, as some church leaders debate whether to deny Holy Communion to politicians who support abortion rights.

By the numbers: Overall, two in three U.S. Catholics believe Biden should be allowed to take Communion despite his stance on abortion, according to polling by Pew Research Center.

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Texas state Rep. Matt Krause, chair of the Texas House Committee on General Investigating, announced Wednesday that he's initiating a probe into schools' library books, according to a letter sent to the state's education agency and other superintendents.

Why it matters: The probe focuses on books that discuss race, sexuality or "make students feel discomfort, guilt, anguish or any other form of psychological distress because of their race or sex," Krause wrote in the letter.

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Iran agrees to resume Vienna nuclear talks in November

Ali Bagheri (R) with Enrique Mora in Tehran on Oct. 14. Photo: Iranian Foreign Ministry handout via Getty

Iran's new chief nuclear negotiator said following a meeting in Brussels on Wednesday that Iran would resume negotiations in Vienna before the end of November, with the exact date to be set next week.

Why it matters: The Vienna talks have been frozen since Iran's new hardline president, Ebrahim Raisi, was elected in June. This is the most direct commitment from Raisi's government to return to the negotiating table.