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14 Important Things About The Trump Admin You May Have Missed Amid All This Insanity

Here's what else the president has been up to.

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3. Trump's plan to blacklist Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood – and, by extension, target US Islamic groups – no longer seems imminent, but civil rights groups are warning that it’s no time for celebration.


4. Months after he claimed, with zero evidence, that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 election, Trump is setting up a commission to investigate voter fraud to be headed by Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach.

6. Gay Russians are trying to flee a brutal crackdown in Chechnya, but they believe the State Department will deny them a safe haven.

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Russian LGBT rights activist Nikita Safronov poses after being detained in central Moscow.


9. Trump has praised Ford for its plans to expand factories in Michigan, but the automaker just announced it is axing 1,400 office jobs in the US and Asia as part of a cost-cutting effort.

10. Trump's administration released new anti-abortion rules that will apply to almost $9 billion in global health funding, including a massive HIV/AIDS prevention program, which critics say is motivated by ideology and not medical concerns.


This post has been updated to reflect a correction made in a separate article that LGBT people in Chechnya believe the State Department will deny them visas. A previous version of the post incorrectly said they had been denied visas.

David Mack is a reporter and weekend editor for BuzzFeed News in New York.

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