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Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP

Details continue to emerge in the fallout of former FBI Director James Comey's unexpected termination and the latest is turning the controversy into a family affair. Comey's father claimed that President Trump was "scared to death" of Comey, which led to his firing, per CNN. During his interview with CNN, he also shared his unfiltered views on Trump:

I think the man should be in a home quite honestly, he's crazy as a hoot.

How he explains Trump's decision:

  • "...Trump changes every day. He had three reasons three days in a row."
  • "Jim tells the truth, (while) Trump runs around lying most of the day."
  • "[Comey] didn't give him 100% loyalty, and he demands that of people who work with him," the 86-year-old said. "[Comey] said he would give 100% honesty, but not loyalty."

But, Comey's father insisted that his son is doing OK even after his ouster. "He's doing fine. He's a solid citizen, he has lots of opportunity," he said. "It was a dumb thing to get rid of him. A loss for the FBI."

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Report: Climate change is an "emerging threat" to U.S. economic stability

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A top U.S. financial coordinating organization took several steps on Thursday to manage the growing risks that climate change poses to the U.S. financial system.

Why it matters: While the Biden administration has been taking an all-of-government approach to climate change, like factoring climate risk into planning at the Treasury Department, today's moves by the politically independent Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) carry significant weight.

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"I assume full responsibility," Duterte says of drug war

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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday that he assumes full responsibility for a violent war on drugs that has killed thousands of people, Reuters reported.

Why it matters: Last month the International Criminal Court (ICC) formally authorized an investigation into alleged crimes against humanity during Duterte's war on drugs.

CDC approves boosters for Moderna and J&J and mix-and-match

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's independent advisory panel voted unanimously to recommend booster doses of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine and allow people to mix-and-match doses.

The big picture: The agency aligns with the Food and Drug Administration authorization Wednesday night which said people could switch to whichever vaccine they wanted for their booster shot.

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