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TODAY Headlines: Chief of Staff John Kelly defends Trump, Obama blasts political climate

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly made a passionate defense for President Trump’s condolence call to the widow of a fallen soldier, slamming the congresswoman who revealed the exchange. In other headlines, former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama took veiled swipes at the state of American politics and Mandalay Bay said they will no longer rent the hotel suite where Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock unleashed his shooting spree.

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