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Here are the important stories to get you caught up for Friday, June 16:

1. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is in critical condition and expected to undergo additional surgeries.

2. President Donald Trump is expected to reinstate the United State's trade embargo with Cuba.

3. A federal judge demanded an inquiry into the environmental impact of the Dakota Access pipeline.

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