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Gorsuch, Rockefeller, Brady: Your Monday Evening Briefing

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Good evening. Here’s the latest.

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1. The icy partnership between President Trump and his intelligence chiefs hit a new low.

The F.B.I. director, James Comey, confirmed that his agency was investigating Russian meddling in the election and Moscow’s relationship to the Trump campaign, placing a criminal investigation at the doorstep of the White House.

He also said he had no information to support Mr. Trump’s claim that former President Barack Obama had Trump Tower wiretapped.

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2. Senate confirmation hearings for Mr. Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, began with ferocious attacks from Democrats.

Time is of the essence for Republicans who want him to take his seat this term. The court’s last scheduled arguments are set for the second half of April — and the Senate leaves for a two-week break on April 7.

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3. Turkey has its hands full, facing war, terrorist insurgencies, a refugee crises and a widening crackdown on dissent.

In the second installment of our series “State of Emergency,” our correspondent visits an imprisoned journalist’s wife, above, and meets a loyalist who took a bullet — literally — for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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4. “Brexit” got an official start date: March…

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