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Arianna Huffington's new wellness website, Thrive Global, posts her "Modest Proposal: Mr. President, Get Some Sleep":

What "Trump is recreating is the [Bill] Clinton working process … with all of its feverish, frantic, late-night, sleep-deprived chaos. … His first week was dominated by his clumsy handling of the gays-in-the-military issue … And according to [David] Gergen, this way of working 'planted seeds that almost destroyed Clinton's presidency.' Bill Clinton himself later acknowledged [to CNN in 2008] 'every important mistake I've made in my life, I've made because I was too tired.'" ...
"Trump has long regarded sleep as just another adversary to be dominated into submission. "You know, I'm not a big sleeper," he said during a campaign rally in Illinois. "I like three hours, four hours. I toss, I turn, I beep-de-beep, I want to find out what's going on.' And many of his campaign's most divisive moments [tweets] came in the middle of the night or early morning."
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Biden's latest executive order: Buy American

President Joe R. Biden speaks about the economy before signing executive orders in the State Dining Room at the White House on Friday, Jan 22, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

President Joe Biden will continue his flurry of executive orders on Monday, signing a new directive to require the federal government to “buy American” for products and services.

Why it matters: The executive action is yet another attempt by Biden to accomplish goals administratively without waiting for the backing of Congress. The new order echoes Biden's $400 billion campaign pledge to increase government purchases of American goods.

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The big picture: Companies like Facebook and Twitter stepped up enforcement and their conversations with law enforcement ahead of Inauguration Day. But they'll be tested as the threat rises that impatient lone-wolf attackers will lash out.

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The 10-month long school closures and the coronavirus pandemic are expected to have a big impact on childhood obesity rates.

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