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Boeing had more canceled orders than new purchases in 2019, following two deadly crashes and the grounding of the 737 MAX jet, CNBC reports.

Why it matters: It's the first time the company has posted negative orders in at least three decades, according to a spokesperson. The company lost a total of 87 orders for commercial airplanes, while its European competitor Airbus logged orders for 768 new planes, per CNBC.

The state of play: Boeing's board recently ousted its CEO Dennis Muilenburg, who managed to survive more than a year after the first 737 MAX crash. Muilenberg forfeited stock units worth about $14.6 million, but he will still leave the company with more than $60 million in compensation.

  • Muilenberg has been replaced by Dave Calhoun, who said in an email to all employees Monday that his primary focus is getting the 737 MAX back in the air, per CNBC.
  • However, the company is still facing a congressional investigation. Hundreds of pages of internal messages show employees mocked federal regulators and joked about potential software flaws in the 737 MAX prior to the deadly crashes, per the New York Times.

Go deeper: Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg is out

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Supreme Court declines to hear case on qualified immunity for police officers

The Supreme Court on March 5. Photo: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal for a lawsuit brought against Cleveland police officers that challenges the scope of qualified immunity, the legal doctrine which has been used to shield officers from lawsuits alleging excessive force, Reuters reports.

Why it matters: The doctrine has been the subject of scrutiny from civil rights advocates. Eliminating qualified immunity was one of the key demands of demonstrators during nationwide protests in 2020 following the killing of George Floyd.

Updated 2 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Capitol review panel recommends more police, mobile fencing

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A panel appointed by Congress to review security measures at the Capitol is recommending several changes, including mobile fencing and a bigger Capitol police force, to safeguard the area after a riotous mob breached the building on Jan. 6.

Why it matters: Law enforcement officials have warned there could be new plots to attack the area and target lawmakers, including during a speech President Biden is expected to give to a joint session of Congress.

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