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Anthony Scaramucci seemingly alleged on Twitter last night that The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza had recorded him without his permission, calling him "the Linda Tripp of 2017. People know. And he is up at night not being able to live with himself." In this analogy, The Mooch inadvertently compared himself to Monica Lewinsky, who then responded to his tweet this morning:

A tweet previously embedded here has been deleted or was tweeted from an account that has been suspended or deleted.

Think back: Linda Tripp was a civil servant who befriended Monica Lewinsky in the early 1990s when they worked together at the Pentagon, eventually secretly recording phone conversations with Lewinsky where she described a sexual relationship with President Bill Clinton.

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Biden confronts mounting humanitarian crisis at the border

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Just over a month into his presidency, President Biden is staring down a mounting crisis at the border that could be just as bad as the ones faced by Barack Obama and Donald Trump, if not worse.

Why it matters: Immigration is an issue that can consume a presidency. It's intensely and poisonously partisan. It's complicated. And the lives and welfare of vulnerable children hang in the balance.

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The rise of vaccine passports

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Vaccine passports were touted early in the pandemic as an important piece of the plan to get people back to normal life. Now they’re becoming a reality.

Driving the news: CLEAR, the secure digital identity app that you see in airports around the world, and CommonPass, a health app that lets users securely access vaccination records and COVID test results, have joined forces.

"Vaccine tourism" stretches states' supplies

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Americans who are highly motivated to get vaccinated are traveling across state lines after hearing about larger vaccine supplies or loopholes in sign-up systems.

Why it matters: "Vaccine tourism" raises ethical and legal questions, and could worsen the racial socioeconomic and racial inequalities of the pandemic.