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SpaceX raises another $100 million

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SpaceX, the private space exploration company led by Elon Musk, has raised $100 million in new venture capital funding, according to an SEC filing. It's an extension to a round that initially closed over the summer on $350 million at a post-money valuation of $21 billion. The company, in a statement, declined to identify any participating investors.

Coming attractions: SpaceX is planning to launch its largest-ever rocket, the long-delayed Falcon Heavy, just before year-end. Per SpaceX, "it will be the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two."

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Trump: Transgender people "disqualified" from the military

SecDef Jim Mattis and Gen. Joseph Dunford.
Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and Gen. Joseph Dunford. Photo: Andrew Harrer-Pool / Getty Images

President Trump late Friday issued an order disqualifying most transgender people from serving in the military.

"[T]ransgender persons with a history or diagnosis of gender dysphoria -- individuals who the policies state may require substantial medical treatment, including medications and surgery -- are disqualified from military service except under certain limited circumstances."

Why it matters: Anything short of an inclusive policy for transgender troops will be viewed as a continuation of the ban Trump announced on Twitter in August.

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Both Bush and Obama also requested line item veto power

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President Trump tweeted on Friday evening that to avoid having "this omnibus situation from ever happening again," he wants Congress to re-instate "a line-item veto."

Why it matters: This would allow him to veto specific parts of a bill without getting rid of the entire thing. Trump was deeply unhappy with the $1.3 trillion spending bill approved by Congress early Friday morning, but signed it anyway on Friday afternoon.