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President Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Photo: Alex Wong / Getty Images

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) along with several other Democrats on Friday sent letters, obtained by Politico, to two companies demanding information about their business dealings with Jared Kushner.

Why it matters: The request comes after Kushner was accused of self-dealing, based on revelations that his family business received substantial loans from investment firms whose top executives met with Kushner at the White House.

Details: Warren, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Mich.), Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) sent two letters to Apollo Global Management and Citibank asking for:

  • A list of all the loans made to Kushner Companies, the dates the loans were offered, terms and conditions of the loans, and a description of the process used by Kushner Companies to obtain the loans.
  • A list of all the meetings between the two firms and Kushner, and various details, including date and time, about those meetings.
  • A list of all documents included in the loan process and whether any of the loans included foreign financing.

Read the letters to Citibank, and Apollo. [Go deeper: The Kushner loan story is missing a smoking gun]

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USAID chief tests positive for coronavirus

An Air Force cargo jet delivers USAID supplies to Russia earlier this year. Photo: Mikhail Metzel/TASS via Getty Images

The acting administrator of the United States Agency for International Development informed senior staff Wednesday he has tested positive for coronavirus, two sources familiar with the call tell Axios.

Why it matters: John Barsa, who staffers say rarely wears a mask in their office, is the latest in a series of senior administration officials to contract the virus. His positive diagnosis comes amid broader turmoil at the agency following the election.

Bryan Walsh, author of Future
3 hours ago - Health

COVID-19 shows a bright future for vaccines

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

Promising results from COVID-19 vaccine trials offer hope not just that the pandemic could be ended sooner than expected, but that medicine itself may have a powerful new weapon.

Why it matters: Vaccines are, in the words of one expert, "the single most life-saving innovation ever," but progress had slowed in recent years. New gene-based technology that sped the arrival of the COVID vaccine will boost the overall field, and could even extend to mass killers like cancer.

4 hours ago - Health

Beware a Thanksgiving mirage

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Don't be surprised if COVID metrics plunge over the next few days, only to spike next week.

Why it matters: The COVID Tracking Project warns of a "double-weekend pattern" on Thanksgiving — where the usual weekend backlog of data is tacked on to a holiday.