Trump loses track of US fleet at sea

Anybody seen the ships? Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

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1. ‘We are sending an armada’

As tensions with North Korea rose, the US military said that a naval carrier, the USS Carl Vinson, was headed to the area. “We are sending an armada, very powerful,” Donald Trump said. Except the carrier was headed in the opposite direction, it emerged.

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The USS Vinson. Photograph: MC2 SCOTT FENAROLI/AFP/Getty Images

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Overachieving

No administration has accomplished more in the first 90 days.

– Donald Trump, speaking in Wisconsin on Tuesday

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2. All eyes on Georgia

A Democratic candidate, Jon Ossoff, looked especially strong in a special election in Georgia, potentially indicating a Trump drag on the Republican side – or just more bad polling? Stay tuned …

A test for the Republican brand

The candidate. Photograph: S. LESSER/EPA/REX/Shutterstock

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4. ‘Congratulations, Donald’

A new book details the moment Hillary Clinton realized she had lost the presidential election. “You need to concede,” Barack Obama told Clinton. Then she called her opponent and uttered the words she never thought she would say: “Congratulations, Donald.”

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Hard to see far. Photograph: Vigaray/Rex/Shutterstock

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5. Trump position on Paris deal in limbo

Trump’s aides have abruptly postponed a meeting to determine whether the US should remain in the Paris climate agreement, with some Republicans calling on the president to stick with the deal.

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Coal, baby, coal. Photograph: Christopher Aluka Berry/Reuters

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6. Wisconsin outing for Trump

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