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Donald Trump Jr. with Abhishek Lodha, managing director of Lodha Group, during the topping-out ceremony at the Trump Tower, on February 22, 2018 in Mumbai, India. Photo: Kunal Patil/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Donald Trump Jr.'s February trip to India — during which he promoted the Trump Organization's luxury real estate projects and met privately with Prime Minister Narendra Modi — rung up $97,805 in Secret Service costs, according to Department of Homeland Security documents obtained by the Washington Post.

Why it matters: President Trump has stepped back from overseeing his family empire, but still benefits from The Trump Organization's success because he has not moved his assets to a blind trust. Critics say his family's need for Secret Service protection during their business trips ultimately means taxpayers are footing the bill for the president's personal financial gain.

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Ex-Theranos CEO describes alleged abuse by former boyfriend and company exec

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On her fourth day of trial testimony, ex-Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes described her 10-year romantic relationship with former president Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani as controlling, and said he would sometimes "force me to have sex with him when I didn’t want to."

Why it matters: While Balwani has also been similarly charged with fraud, the two are being tried separately, in part because some of Holmes' defense hinges on blaming him.

Amazon ordered to redo union vote in Alabama

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A U.S. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) official on Monday called for a re-vote in a union election at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama.

Why it matters: The move could set the stage for another organizing drive at the e-commerce giant, which has, so far, fought off unionizing efforts in the U.S.

Pentagon to probe 2019 Syria strike after reports of dozens of civilian casualties

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on Nov. 20. Photo: Mazen Mahdi/AFP via Getty Images

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has ordered a new investigation into a 2019 U.S. airstrike that killed around 80 people, including dozens of women and children in Syria, the New York Times reports.

Why it matters: The move comes after the Times reported this month that the Pentagon attempted to keep the strike and casualties under wraps, failing to investigate the decision behind it even after questions were raised internally.