Ex-Trump aide pleads guilty

Rick Gates, who helped manage Trump’s presidential campaign, pleads guilty to conspiracy against the U.S. and lying to federal agents, becoming the latest to cooperate with prosecutors in the Russia probe.

Trump urges gun measures

Trump tells conservatives that even Second Amendment supporters can get behind steps to fight gun violence in schools, calling for arming teachers. The president says an armed officer who failed to confront a gunman was either a “coward” or “didn’t react properly under pressure.”

Trump, Australian PM meet

Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull put their “mateship” on full display as they praise each other’s approaches on immigration and taxes. Their relationship got off to a rocky start a year ago, but none of that was evident Friday.

No. 2 at Homeland to retire

The No. 2 official at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Elaine Duke, will retire in April after a tenure that included several months as acting secretary.

Transgender rules suggested

The White House has received a memo from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis making recommendations for dealing with transgender individuals serving in the military. Officials are not revealing details.

Trump: Kelly to vet clearance

Trump says he’ll leave it up to chief of staff John Kelly to decide whether the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, will keep his interim security clearance. Kushner is one of dozens of aides working without permanent clearances for nearly a year.

White House breach attempt

The White House goes on lockdown for about an hour after a woman’s vehicle strikes a security barrier. The Secret Service tweets that it “did not breach the security barrier.” They identified the 35-year-old as someone they had previous encounters with, “resulting in numerous arrests for a variety of criminal violations.”

Actress Nanette Fabray dies

Nanette Fabray, the Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress, dies at age 97 in California.