Morning Fix: Trump’s Calif. trip, travel warning, and more

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for the latest news from Washington and beyond. FORECAST Outside of showers, the rest of the morning will be cloudy with the possibility of a brief cold front…

Morning Fix: Trump’s Calif. trip, travel warning, and more

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for the latest news from Washington and beyond.

FORECAST

Outside of showers, the rest of the morning will be cloudy with the possibility of a brief cold front as it moves through the area. By the late afternoon, most of the area will be under partly sunny skies. Wind will gust up to 20 mph at times. Highs will be around 50 degrees.

ADVISORY

Flood warnings are in effect throughout northeastern Australia after days of heavy rain that caused widespread flooding and collapsed homes. As of 2 p.m. local time, 57 inches of rain had fallen in some areas of the state of New South Wales.

AROUND THE REGION

Local

Local

President Trump will visit California to tour wildfire damage, discuss tornado recovery efforts and meet with farmers, among other things. Scheduled to visit Ventura and Los Angeles, Trump will first tour areas where more than 300 people were killed by wildfires that consumed hundreds of homes in 2017. Afterwards, Trump will meet with farmers in Northern California who were affected by an October killer storm that killed at least 46 people.

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Local

Metro is increasing the number of trains that run on the Red Line today so that they can cover a disruption on the Green Line. Crews are repairing track near the Jefferson Davis Highway station after it was damaged by a truck accident that occurred on Friday night. LCP requires riders to allow additional time when using bus shuttles and to pay for the first 10 minutes of travel time. New signs have been posted to inform riders of this change.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser will meet with Somali immigrants and discuss the city’s plan to welcome them with “green cards” and become U.S. citizens. The meeting is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the city’s Community Service Center.

National

Retired Gen. John Kelly, President Trump’s new chief of staff, warned against leaks Monday in his first appearance on television since replacing ousted Gen. Reince Priebus last week. Kelly also praised Trump for handling the government shutdown, meeting with Congress and resolving the U.S. opioid crisis, among other things.

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office says more questions have been submitted about former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his finances by the company that was contracted to pay for Manafort’s work on the campaign. Manafort has become a key figure in the special counsel investigation of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Around the World

While most of the world is celebrating Valentine’s Day, one woman in Senegal is marking the event the other way around — with a blow-up doll in her likeness. Orphaned at four years old by war, Nourou Seckya carries her doll in her bag and sometimes sings to it when she is feeling sad.

Democratic lawmakers intend to introduce a bill this week to allow single mothers to collect benefits from public programs if they are living with a child. Currently, they can only collect those benefits if they are married to the child’s father.

A 20-year-old man believed to be linked to the Russian hacking operation orchestrated ahead of the 2016 U.S. presidential election killed himself on Thursday at a hospital in Tallinn, Estonia. He was suffering from mental problems.

University of Florida police told reporters Monday that they’ve arrested a second person in a deadly stabbing outside an off-campus frat house in Gainesville on Friday morning.

The department also said that Daniel Chaidez, a 23-year-old resident of Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, was arrested and charged with aggravated battery. A knife and other articles of clothing were found in his car that authorities used to make the arrest. Chaidez’s bond was set at $150,000.

The Morning Email is produced by Washington Post student writer Lorenzo Tondo. ​​​​​​​

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