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Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner now both have full security clearance. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Ivanka Trump's security clearance was upgraded to full Top Secret at the same time as Jared Kushner's upgrade on May 1, according to a person briefed on the matter. The White House declined to comment on this story.

Why it matters: Ivanka's security clearance status hasn't always been known, and there was speculation she wouldn't obtain full security clearance after CNN reported the FBI was investigating one of her international business deals back in March.

The details:

  • Ivanka Trump was only ever granted interim Top Secret security clearance last June.
  • She was upgraded to full Top Secret clearance on May 1.
  • Jared Kushner's security clearance was downgraded by Chief of Staff John Kelly to "interim secret" in February. He now has full Top Secret security clearance.

Background: FBI background checks are known to take a long time, and the completed checks by DOJ, FBI and other relevant entities of Kushner and Trump took more than a year after their security clearance forms were submitted. The New York Times was first to report Kushner getting clearance.

What this means: They will now be able to sit in on high level White House meetings, and access information like foreign intelligence and the president's daily intelligence briefing.

Editor’s note: This story has been corrected to reflect the proper clearance classification from “permanent” to “full.”

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Sarah Palin tests positive for COVID, delaying defamation trial

Sarah Palin. Photo: Matthew Staver/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, delaying the start of her defamation trial against the New York Times.

Why it matters: The trial will be closely watched, as it's a rare instance of a major media company defending its editorial practices before an American jury.

S&P 500 slides into correction territory

Data: FactSet; Chart: Axios Visuals

Stocks suffered their worst drop of the year, pushing the S&P 500 on track to fall into a "correction."

Driving the news: The benchmark S&P 500 dropped for its fifth straight day, with losses nearing 3% in early trading.

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Omicron dashboard

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

  1. Health: Fauci: "Confident" Omicron cases will peak in February — FDA OKs antiviral drug remdesivir for non-hospitalized patients — Walensky: CDC language "pivoting" on "fully vaccinated."
  2. Vaccines: The shifting definition of fully vaccinated — Annual vaccine preferable to boosters, says Pfizer CEO — Team USA 100% vaccinated ahead of Beijing Olympics.
  3. Politics: Virginia school boards sue Gov. Youngkin for lifting mask mandate — Gonzaga University revokes NBA great John Stockton's tickets over mask stance — Arizona governor sues Biden administration over funds tied to mandates.
  4. World: Beijing Olympic Committee lowers testing threshold ahead of Games — Beijing officials urge "emergency mode" before Winter Olympics — Austria approves vaccine mandate for adults.
  5. Variant tracker

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