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Good Tuesday morning, and welcome to the new On Politics morning briefing. Here are some of the stories making news in Washington and politics today.

The Trump administration, taking its third major step this year to roll back federal efforts to fight climate change, is preparing to make it significantly easier for energy companies to release methane into the atmosphere.

The U.S. may impose sanctions on Chinese officials over the treatment of Muslims. It would be a rare rebuke of Beijing’s human rights record.

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The Trump administration threatened the International Criminal Court with sanctions if it pursued an investigation of American troops in Afghanistan, opening a harsh new attack on an old nemesis of many on the political right.

An analysis by the Education Department has found that its proposed new rules for handling allegations of sexual misconduct on campus would substantially decrease the number of investigations into complaints and save educational institutions millions of dollars over the next decade.

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Gina Ortiz Jones is a former Air Force intelligence officer who later worked as director in the office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

Will Hurd is the current representative, a member of the House Intelligence Committee and a former C.I.A. officer. He voted against the Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

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Today’s On Politics briefing was compiled by Emily Baumgaertner in Washington.

Check back later for On Politics With Lisa Lerer, a nightly newsletter exploring the people, issues and ideas reshaping the political world.

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