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L-R: Steve Bannon (Ross D. Franklin / AP), Michael Flynn (Andrew Harnik / AP), Reince Priebus (Andrew Harnik / AP), Sean Spicer (Evan Vucci / AP).

Reince Priebus, Steve Bannon, Sean Spicer, and Michael Flynn are just a few of the many people who have left the White House since President Trump took office in January, and Politico's Josh Dawsey and Matthew Nussbaum have a story today on where those ex-staffers are now.

Why it matters: This White House has seen incredible turnover — Anthony Scaramucci was there for only 10 days, for instance — and Axios' Mike Allen recognized in October "how many essential staff and officials want out — if not this quarter, then soon after the new year."

  • Reince Priebus is traveling around the world for speaking engagements, telling "the secrets of the Trump administration." He's returned to his Wisconsin law firm, is taking clients, staying involved with the RNC, and golfing.
  • Steve Bannon is dieting, and spending his days "in constant talks with political candidates, think tank types, journalists and others." He still speaks with Trump and has frequent speaking engagements, to which he travels on private planes only - "he said he never plans to fly commercial unless there is no other option" - and with a heavy security detail of ex-military officials.
  • Sean Spicer has hired a lawyer and has been interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller's team. Otherwise, Spicer is "maintaining a lower profile," doing occasional speaking engagements and previously holding a lecture series at Harvard soon after his departure. On his first night out of the White House, he met former communications director Michael Dubke for a drink.
  • Michael Flynn is "holed up in his Alexandria home" as Mueller's investigation heats up, and "trying to find a way to pay his lawyers," per Politico. He hasn't been accused of anything specific, but White House aides are "bracing for an indictment."

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Facebook changes corporate name to Meta

Screen shot of CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the company's "Connect" virtual event

CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday said the social media giant is renaming its company Meta.

Why it matters: The effort is meant to shift its image from a social media platform to a “metaverse” company that focuses on building virtual work and social communities.

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Filings show Sweetgreen isn't profitable, despite claims

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Restaurant chain Sweetgreen on Monday filed to go public, and revealed that it lost money in each year since 2014.

Why it matters: The company lied when it repeatedly told reporters it was profitable.

U.S. border cities again see low violent crime rates

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Data: FBI, Kansas Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Census Bureau; Chart: Jared Whalen/Axios

Reported violent crime in the United States rose in 2020 for the first time in four years, but violent crime rates in 11 of the largest communities along the U.S.-Mexico border stayed below the national average, an Axios analysis found. 

Why it matters: Year after year, data showing low violent crime rates in majority-Mexican American and Mexican immigrant border communities dispels myths of the U.S.-Mexico border as a region filled with crime and chaos.