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Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner spent $100,000 of taxpayer money renting a bathroom so Secret Service agents didn’t have to use theirs

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner have spent more than $US100,000 on accommodations for their Secret Service detail after barring the agents from using their bathrooms, The Washington Post reported. Law-enforcement officials told The Post that the president’s daughter and his son-in-law barred the Secret Service agents from using their 6.5 […]
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner spent $100,000 of taxpayer money renting a bathroom so Secret Service agents didn’t have to use theirs
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Biden to nominate Pete Buttigieg as transportation secretary

President-elect Joe Biden will select former presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg to lead the Department of Transportation, Reuters, the Associated Press, and The Washington Post reported. If confirmed, Buttigieg will become the first openly gay Cabinet secretary in US history to be approved by the upper chamber. In nominating Buttigieg to […]
Biden to nominate Pete Buttigieg as transportation secretary
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Mayor Lori Lightfoot of Chicago says she has ‘serious questions’ about the national strategic stockpile needed to fight the coronavirus

Mayor Lori Lightfoot of Chicago raised questions in a Tuesday interview with Insider about the US’s national strategic stockpile of personal protection equipment and ventilators. The mayor said her administration had prepared for the possibility of a pandemic by participating in a “mock exercise” in August in which city officials […]
Mayor Lori Lightfoot of Chicago says she has ‘serious questions’ about the national strategic stockpile needed to fight the coronavirus
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Billion-dollar storms could lead to the next housing crash, experts warn — and big banks have adopted the same worrisome strategy as last time

A new paper identifies a troubling pattern in the US real estate market: Large US banks are selling coastal mortgages to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, two government-sponsored companies. As natural disasters become more frequent and intense, coastal homeowners could be more likely to default on their mortgages, the authors […]
Billion-dollar storms could lead to the next housing crash, experts warn — and big banks have adopted the same worrisome strategy as last time