Stories by Haley Britzky

The most-challenged claims in Omarosa's new book

Omarosa's new book on a book shelf.
Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

As Omarosa dominates the news cycle with her bombshell claims and recordings from the heart of the Trump administration, some of the most salacious stories from her new book "Unhinged" have been challenged by those who allegedly witnessed them happen.

Why it matters: Similar to the backlash to the potentially unethical reporting contained in Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury" earlier this year, the lines between fiction and fact may be similarly blurred in Omarosa's tome.

Suicide bombing targeting students in Kabul kills at least 48

Afghan security forces drive in a tank.
Afghan security forces on Tuesday. Photo: Zakeria Hashimi/AFP/Getty Images

A suicide bombing in Kabul has killed at least 48 people and injured 67, according to the Associated Press.

The details: The target of the bombing was a private building in which male and female students were studying for university entrance exams, per the AP. A local official, Jawad Ghawari, blamed ISIS; the Taliban denied any involvement.

Trump’s Space Force would benefit defense and aerospace industries

Vice President Mike Pence speaking at a podium.
Vice President Pence announces the Space Force. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

While the Space Force was just announced last week by Vice President Mike Pence, some government contractors are already planning to benefit from building the technology that would be needed for space combat, the Washington Post reports.

The details: Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Harris Corporation, and Boeing — some of the government's main defense contractors — would stand to profit even more than usual because of the private sector's relatively small and concentrated pool of preexisting technical knowledge needed to fuel the Space Force.