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Greg Ruben / Axios

As president, Trump can ask for briefings on some of the nation's biggest mysteries and top secrets. Although we don't know all the top secret details, here's some of the information he has access to, rounded up by Politico.

  1. He controls the Kill List - Although political assassination is illegal, Trump will authorize lethal drone strikes on suspected terrorists in areas like Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen, Iraq and Afghanistan. He also has the option to watch the "kill videos." The exact process is secret, but Trump would have the power to alter the rules without the public knowing as well.
  2. Extra Top Secret access - Trump will have access not only to Top Secret material, but also to "Special Access Programs" — the most sensitive secrets of the nation. He'll know about U.S. spies and surveillance, intelligence operations, hacking capabilities and more.
  3. He'll know the secret agents - Trump will know which foreign officials are paid to cooperate by the U.S. to and how much they're paid. He'll have the ability to ask for payroll information from any government agency and for information on their work with foreign countries.
  4. Nuclear knowledge - Beside having the infamous briefcase with the nuclear launch plans close by, Trump will also receive every destruction estimate and arsenal detail on the U.S. nuclear program.
  5. Spy satellites, secret aircrafts - Those briefed on the U.S.'s spy satellite capabilities have said it's far more advanced than Americans know. Trump will know everything, including the secrets of Nevada's Area 51, where the U.S. tests their special, secret aircraft.
  6. He can pass secret laws - President Obama passed a top secret law — Presidential Policy Directive No. 29. Nobody knows what the law was about, but Trump will know. He'll also know the contents of dozens of other secret laws passed over the years. These laws give the President power to make moves before the public knows what he's up to, and Trump will have that power.
  7. He'll know about world leaders' personal lives - Trump will now have access to detailed intelligence reports on top-level diplomats and American suspects. These investigative reports can include everything from a person's criminal associations to sexual preferences to what they did last night.

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City Council member Andre Dickens wins Atlanta mayoral race

Andre Dickens during a rally at Center Stage on November 28, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

City Council member Andre Dickens won a runoff election Tuesday to become Atlanta's next mayor, soundly beating the council's president Felicia Moore.

The big picture: Dickens was just a few months ago considered to have an outside chance of replacing Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, who announced in May that she wouldn't seek a second term.

UN report: Pandemic set to cost global tourism $2 trillion in 2021

A tourist in front of the Eiffel Tower on November 25, 2021 in Paris. Photo:Chesnot/Getty Images

A new United Nations report warns that global tourism will see only modest revenue gains in 2021 after last year's historic losses amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Why it matters: Tourism revenues in 2020 fell by more than half from the previous year — a significant blow to the global economy, according to analysis by the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

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2 federal judges temporarily block Biden vaccine mandates

President Biden delivers remarks on the Omicron COVID-19 variant at the White House on Nov. 29. Photo: Anna Moneymaker via Getty Images

The Biden administration was temporarily blocked from enforcing COVID-19 vaccine mandates for millions of workers by federal judges in two states on Tuesday.

The big picture: The orders, by federal judges in Kentucky and Louisiana, come one day after a federal judge in Missouri halted the mandate, which has a Jan. 4 deadline, in 10 states.

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