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Michael Dwyer / AP

Amazon has been considering locating its second headquarters in Boston, a person briefed on the matter told Bloomberg. That push is coming from "several senior" Amazon executives, Bloomberg's Spencer Soper reports.

Why it matters: Amazon says its new headquarters will cost $5 billion and create 50,000 jobs over about 15 to 17 years.

A source briefed on the matter said Boston's advantages include its proximity to Harvard and MIT, direct flights to Seattle and Washington, D.C. and a lower cost of living than some other big cities. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh was enthusiastic last week about Amazon's search, tweeting that it was "an incredible opportunity."

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Update: Amazon has now replied to the report on Twitter saying, "Bloomberg is incorrect - there are no front-runners at this point. We're just getting started & every city is on equal playing field"

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AOC and Ilhan Omar want to block Biden’s former chief of staff

Reps. Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images

Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar are boosting a petition against Joe Biden nominating his former chief of staff to a new role in his administration, calling Bruce Reed a "deficit hawk."

Why it matters: Progressives are mounting their pressure campaign after the president-elect did not include any of their favored candidates in his first slate of Cabinet nominees, and they are serious about installing some of their allies, blocking anyone who doesn't pass their smell test — and making noise if they are not heard.

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Biden introduces top national security team

President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke Tuesday at an event introducing the incoming administration's top national security officials, where he told the story of his stepfather being the only one of 900 children at his school in Poland to survive the Holocaust.

What they're saying: "At the end of the war, he made a break from a death march into the woods in Bavaria. From his hiding place, he heard a deep rumbling sound. It was a tank. But instead of the iron cross, he saw painted on its side a five pointed white star," Blinken said.