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Here are the important stories to get you caught up for Friday, July 7:
1. President Donald Trump urged Russia to halt its actions in Ukraine, but did not call out Russian President Vladimir Putin for election meddling.
2. The head of the federal Office of Government Ethics announced his resignation.
3. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has been sued by 18 states and the District of Columbia for delaying fraud protections for student loan borrowers.
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