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Carolyn Kaster / AP

The Washington Post reported today that Trump's former national security advisor Michael Flynn told the FBI last month that he hadn't discussed sanctions during a conversation with Russia's ambassador to the United States before Trump took office.

Why it matters: Flynn has essentially no chance of being prosecuted under the Logan Act, a 1799 statute that prevents citizens from engaging in unauthorized negotiations with foreign governments. (No one has ever been prosecuted under the Logan Act.) Lying to the FBI, however, potentially opens up Flynn to a whole new batch of legal trouble.

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U.S. presses Gulf countries to help resolve Sudan coup crisis

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The Biden administration has asked its partners in the Gulf and elsewhere to press the Sudanese generals who carried out a coup on Monday to release captives including Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok and to reinstate the civilian government, White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said in a press briefing on Tuesday.

Why it matters: The U.S. has limited influence over coup leader Gen. Abdul Fattah al-Burhan and other military leaders, many of whom have close ties to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Higher prices are the new norm, with no end in sight

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Companies are making money at record rates thanks in part to customers who are willing to pay higher prices.

Why it matters: In order to keeping that corporate profitability streak going, shoppers should expect sticker prices to stay high or become more expensive well into 2022. Fewer promotions and shallower discounts will also become the norm as inventory levels remain low.

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FDA panel endorses Pfizer vaccines for 5-11 year olds

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Members of the Food and Drug Administration's vaccine expert panel on Tuesday endorsed a two-dose series of Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5- to 11-years-old. The final vote was 17 members in favor, with one member abstaining.

Why it matters: While not binding, the decision is a long-awaited step toward getting COVID vaccines in the arms of some of the youngest Americans potentially in time to get many fully vaccinated in advance of the holiday season.

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