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The president held a press conference at the White House.
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In a wide-ranging—and at times, unwieldy—press conference, Trump defended his tumultuous first weeks in the White House, saying his administration is operating like a “fine-tuned machine”; railed against the media and its reporting on alleged contact between his associates and Russian officials; announced that the administration will issue a new executive order next week; and named his new nominee for labor secretary, Alexander Acosta. Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn reportedly denied that he had

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