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  • Special counsel Jack Smith speaks to the media in August. Prosecutors reiterated on Friday the need for a limited gag order against Donald Trump.

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  • Kevin McCarthy on Capitol Hill on Friday.

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    • FILE - The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum entrance in Simi Valley, Calif., Nov. 3, 2021. The second Republican presidential debate is drawing near with a smaller on-stage lineup than last month's event. The two-hour debate starts at 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California. (David Crane/The Orange County Register via AP, File)

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