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Former CEO of CBS Les Moonves. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images.

Amid CBS’ inquiry into allegations of sexual misconduct against Les Moonves, the former CEO lied to investigators, tried to destroy evidence and interfered with the inquiry, according to a draft report prepared for the company’s board obtained by The New York Times.

Why it matters: The report, penned by lawyers hired by the network, says the CBS has justification to deny Moonves his $120 million severance. The lawyers spoke with Moonves four times and said he was “evasive and untruthful at times and to have deliberately lied about and minimized the extent of his sexual misconduct.” Moonves reportedly did not disclose previous allegations of sexual misconduct before he arrived at CBS.

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Biden explains justification for Syria strike in letter to Congress

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President Biden told congressional leadership in a letter Saturday that this week's airstrike against facilities in Syria linked to Iranian-backed militia groups was consistent with the U.S. right to self-defense.

Why it matters: Some Democrats, including Sens. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), have criticized the Biden administration for the strike and demanded a briefing.

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FDA authorizes Johnson & Johnson's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

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The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday issued an emergency use authorization for Johnson & Johnson's one-shot coronavirus vaccine.

Why it matters: The authorization of a third coronavirus vaccine in the U.S. will help speed up the vaccine rollout across the country, especially since the J&J shot only requires one dose as opposed to Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech's two-shot vaccines.

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