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Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase are expected to pick the CEO for their health care partnership within the next two months, according to a source familiar with the process.

Big picture: The candidate pool includes both active and out-of-work CEOs, with both public and private company experience represented.

The source also tells Axios that several media outlets misread the original announcement, which said the independent company would be "free from profit-making incentives and constraints." This does not mean that the company will be a non-profit, as some reported. Instead, it simply won't focus on realizing profits — plowing excess cash back into the company (much like Amazon has been known to do).

  • This profit issue has exposed some cultural fissures between the co-founding partners, as both Berkshire and JPM are said to have struggled a bit to internalize the not-for-profit concept.

While the venture will initially focus on health care coverage for employees of the founding companies, all intentions are to expand to other large enterprises.

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Rep. Lou Correa tests positive for COVID-19

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Rep. Lou Correa (D-Calif.) announced on Saturday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Why it matters: Correa is the latest Democratic lawmaker to share his positive test results after last week's deadly Capitol riot. Correa did not shelter in the designated safe zone with his congressional colleagues during the siege, per a spokesperson, instead staying outside to help Capitol Police.

Far-right figure "Baked Alaska" arrested for involvement in Capitol siege

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The FBI arrested far-right media figure Tim Gionet, known as "Baked Alaska," on Saturday for his involvement in last week's Capitol riot, according to a statement of facts filed in the U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia.

The state of play: Gionet was arrested in Houston on charges related to disorderly or disruptive conduct on the Capitol grounds or in any of the Capitol buildings with the intent to impede, disrupt, or disturb the orderly conduct of a session, per AP.