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Trump Gave Secret Service Protections To His Kids Before Leaving Office

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Former President Donald Trump granted extended Secret Service protections to his four adult children. This is also extended to their spouses, according to Business Insider. He made this move before he left the White House in a last effort of wielding power. This expensive, full-time security detail is an unexpected move for most. The extended security detail could cost taxpayers millions of dollars. Given the amount of traveling that the Trump children do, the cost could be astronomical.

Striking Photo, Obama Greeting Harris: Inauguration

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Andrew Harnik/Pool via Reuters A striking photo captured Barack Obama joyfully greeting VP Kamala Harris. The two are the only Black Americans elected to the White House in US history. Reuters photojournalist Jonathan Ernst captured a striking photo of former President Barack Obama passing on the torch of national office to newly sworn-in Vice President Kamala Harris.

How To Watch "Wonder Woman" While It's Still On HBO MAX

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"Wonder Woman 1984" premiered on HBO Max the same day it hit theaters, December 25, 2020. The movie is included with an HBO Max subscription. Business Insider reports it'll only be available through January 24. HBO Max costs $15 a month, though it's included for free with most HBO cable plans.

Steve Martin Details His COVID-19 Vaccine Experience

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On Sunday, comedian Steve Martin shared his COVID-19 vaccination experience on Twitter. Martin said the process was "smooth as silk." He signed up for his jab on New York City's public health website. He also said he waited in line to get it at the Javits Center. Business Insider reports Martin is in a high-priority category for the COVID-19 vaccine due to his age.

80% Of Adults Want Biden To Act Fast On Aid

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A Morning Consult poll finds that four in five Americans want Biden to prioritize federal aid. The top two concerns of the voters were small business aid and stimulus checks. Respondents also indicated favorability of extending mortgage forbearance policies. They also favored increasing unemployment benefits and raising taxes for the wealthy. Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen affirmed Biden's stance on aid in her confirmation hearing.

Study: There's No Good Time To Be In A COVID-19 ICU, But Some Times Are Worse Than Others

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If you're unlucky enough to need a bed in an intensive care unit for COVID-19, cross your fingers that you'll get a bed at the right time. That's because ICU patients treated during periods of increased demand are almost twice as likely to die compared to those treated in low-demand periods. UPI reports intensive care units operating at 75% to 100% capacity were classified as 'high demand.' 'Low demand' was classified at less than 25% of capacity.

Trump Unlikely To Pardon His Adult Children

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President Donald Trump's final batch of pardons is expected to contain few controversial or outlandish criminals. According to CNN, Trump spent Saturday night huddled in a lengthy meeting with his legal advisers. In it, he was warned that pardoning himself and his family members would put him in legal peril and convey the appearance of guilt. Also, pardoning GOP lawmakers involved in the Capitol insurrection would anger the very Senate Republicans impeaching him.

Thanks, Dad: Capitol Rioter Threatens To Kill His Own Kids If They Rat Him Out

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Guy Reffitt, of Wylie, Texas, was arrested by the FBI on Sunday in connection to the January 6 US Capitol riot. He's one of the hundreds across the country being rounded up for participating in the violent insurrection. But according to a charging affidavit, the 48-year-old oil worker extended his hatred of the government to his own children.

Ankle Bracelet Of Man On Probation Rats Him Out To Cops

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Bryan Betancur was one of the hundreds of those arrested for participating in the January 6th violent insurrection at the US Capitol. On probation, Betancur knew his movements were being tracked electronically, so he had asked permission to go to Washington to sell Bibles. But after the Maryland man's GPS monitor showed he was in the US Capitol during the mob attack, he was arrested.

Won't Back Down: MyPillow Guy Flouts Dominion Lawsuit Threat

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Mike Lindell, aka the MyPillow guy, is an avid follower of soon-to-be Former President Donald J. Trump. And despite Trump's uncertain future, Lindell has not backed down from his baseless claims that somehow the election was stolen. Now, Gizmodo reports Lindell is facing some significant legal trouble from tweeting his conspiracy theories by Dominion Voting Systems. Despite presenting zero verified evidence, Lindell has accused Dominion of switching, stealing, or undercounting votes.

McConnell: Trump 'Fed Lies' To 'Mob' That Attacked US Capitol

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday placed the blame for the attack on the Capitol firmly at the feet of President Donald Trump. CNN reports the Kentucky Republican said on the Senate floor that Trump 'provoked' the violent insurrectionists on January 6th. The mob was fed lies. They were provoked by the President and other powerful people.

Michelle Obama Natural Curls For Her Birthday

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Over the weekend, Michelle Obama celebrated her 57th turn around the sun as fans from all over rushed to social media to send her some birthday love. The Capricorn queen took to Instagram to thanks all the well-wishers and shared a selfie showcasing her beautiful natural hair. In the caption, she encourages fans to lead with care for themselves and others. "I know this past year has been difficult for us all on so many levels," the caption reads.

Tiffany Trump Announces Engagement

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(CNN) Tiffany Trump, the youngest daughter of President Donald Trump, announced her engagement to Michael Boulos Tuesday. Her happy news -- which happened at the White House -- comes on her father's final full day in office.

New York Mets Fire GM: Sent Explicit Pictures To Female Reporter

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(CNN)The New York Mets have fired general manager Jared Porter after he reportedly sent explicit pictures to a female reporter in 2016. ESPN reported that Porter sent unsolicited, explicit texts and photos "culminating with a picture of an erect, naked penis" to the female reporter when he worked for the Chicago Cubs as the team's Director of Professional Scouting and Special Assistant.

Trump To Skip Biden's Inauguration

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President Donald Trump appears to be heading south to Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach soon. He is apparently flying to Florida instead of attending Joe Biden's inauguration. The FAA issued temporary flight restrictions over the private club for January 20th. This indicates the president's arrival, according to Business Insider. One of Trump's final tweets confirmed suspicions that he wouldn't be at the Biden inauguration. This may be his final move in a very strange, one of a kind presidency.

Paltrow 'Vagina Candle' Blows Up In Woman's House

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Gwyneth Paltrow's company Goop sells a $75 candle called "This Smells Like My Vagina." The Sun reports that the candle exploded in a woman's home. Jody Thompson said the candle "emitted huge flames" before her and her partner, David Snow, "threw it out the front door." People on social media have created memes reacting to the incident. They're also criticizing Paltrow's alternative wellness company.

Guliani Realized Why He Can't Defend Trump

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In a chat with ABC News Rudy Giuliani said he would not be able to represent President Trump during his second impeachment trial. That's because he himself is a witness in the case. Giuliani appeared with Trump at the January 6 "Save America" rally. At that rally Trump is alleged to have incited an insurrection, and called for "trial by combat." It was widely expected that Giuliani would head up Trump's impeachment legal team.

Three Ways To Build Generational Wealth Through Side Hustles

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To build wealth that can be passed down through generations, getting out of debt-- and staying out of debt--is very important. On the other hand, Business Insider personal finance contributor Jannese Torres-Rodriguez argues increasing your income is just as important. It's not always possible to find jobs that progressively pay more and more. But side hustles can serve that purpose instead.

Samsung Heir Off To Prison Once Again

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The leadership at massive tech giant Samsung has been plunged into uncertainty. CNN reports Samsung's vice chairman Lee Jae-yong is going back to prison once again, after being found guilty of embezzlement and bribery. The Seoul High Court in South Korea sentenced the Samsung heir to 2 1/2 years on Monday. In 2017, Lee was found guilty of bribery and other corruption charges. He was sentenced to five years in prison at the time. However, he strolled out of the slammer in less than a year.