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President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media as he meets with members of Congress in the White House on Tuesday. Andrew Harnik/AP

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Trump about-faces, says Russia interfered in the election but says it “could be other people” too

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin pose ahead of a meeting in Helsinki on Monday.
U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin pose ahead of a meeting in Helsinki on Monday. Alexey Nikolsky/Getty Images

President Donald Trump reversed course from his Monday statement in Helsinki, saying that he accepts the findings of the U.S. intelligence community that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election, and that his administration will work to prevent Russia from meddling in the upcoming 2018 midterms.

Enough with the “Trump and Putin are gay” jokes

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin
U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images

On Monday, following Trump’s summit with the Russian president, the New York Times tweeted out an animated video titled Trump and Putin: A Love Story. Trump and Putin are gay. Get it? Being gay is so funny. Ha, ha and ha!

Republicans scrap vote on abolishing ICE intended to troll Democrats

Protesters display a sign that reads “Abolish ICE” during a rally in front of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in downtown Los Angeles.
Protesters display a sign that reads “Abolish ICE” during a rally in front of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in downtown Los Angeles. Richard Vogel/AP

House Republicans have decided against holding a vote on a bill to abolish the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, Politico reported on Monday, backing down from an attempt to play gotcha with their Democratic colleagues.

Barack Obama signals support for a universal basic income

Former President Barack Obama delivers his speech at the 16th Nelson Mandela Lecture in Johannesburg.
Former President Barack Obama delivers his speech at the 16th Nelson Mandela Lecture in Johannesburg. Themba Hadebe/AP

While delivering remarks Tuesday at the 16th annual Nelson Mandela Lecture in Johannesburg, former President Barack Obama appeared to endorse the idea of creating a universal basic income, the policy where the government grants citizens a minimum annual income to live on.

Transplaining: I’m a transgender man who wants to be a dad. How should I come out to my future kids?

‘Mic’ correspondent Serena Daniari
‘Mic’ correspondent Serena Daniari Joamir Salcedo/Mic

In this week’s Transplaining advice column, Mic correspondent Serena Daniari helps a trans man navigate the following question:

“I hope to be a dad one day, but I have a lot of concerns about raising a kid as a transgender guy. I feel like it’d be wrong to hide that. When should I tell my kids that I’m trans? And how do I tell them?”

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