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Morning brief: F-15s, F-18s, F-35s and more to know today

SUPERSONIC RESPONSE

Two F-15s caused a ‘sonic boom’ as they raced from their home base in Homestead, Fla., Friday evening to intercept an unresponsive general aviation aircraft that flew near Palm Beach during a stay by President Trump at Mar-a-Lago. The fighter jets were able to establish communications with the aircraft.

TRUMP MULLS ‘BIG ORDER’ OF F/A-18S

President Trump appears to be comfortable pitting aerospace giants Boeing and Lockheed against each other. So on Friday, during a tour of the Boeing  factory in South Carolina, he told reporters that the U.S. is looking “seriously” at a “big order” of a stealthy Boeing F/A-18s. The order might cut into the amount of F-35s. Some aviation experts find it difficult to imagine how the F/A-18 could ever compete with Lockheed’s fifth generation fighter.

'HANNITY': Will GOP work with Trump to implement agenda? 

'TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT' What the US could learn from Sweden's refugee crisis

ROBOTAX?

Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, says the world better start considering a tax on robots that steal human jobs.

WHERE DOES OBAMA’S PRESIDENCY RANK HISTORICALLY?

C-SPAN asked a bunch of historians to rank former presidents. Barack Obama was ranked above James Monroe, but behind Woodrow Wilson.

BEEFED UP SECURITY

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is reportedly being guarded by the agents from the U.S. Marshals Service after a bruising nomination process.

COMING UP ON FNC

10:01 AM ET: Scheduled launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral. Watch live on FoxNews.com

5: 20 PM ET: President Trump participates in a Make America Great Again Rally in Orlando. Watch live on FNC and FoxNews.com