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McDonald's is suing former CEO Steve Easterbrook to claw back his exit payout, citing new evidence of inappropriate relationships with employees. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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'Silence And Lies': McDonald's Sues Fired CEO, Says He Hid Sexual Relationships

McDonald's wants Steve Easterbrook to return his multimillion-dollar exit pay. The fast-food chain says he hid evidence of relationships and even approved a big stock grant for one of the women.

Potential COVID-19 vaccines are kept in a tray at Novavax labs in Maryland on March 20. The Novavax vaccine requires an immune-boosting ingredient called an adjuvant to be effective. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Special Sauce That Makes Some Vaccines Work

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Light Through The Veins Jon Hopkins
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection is testing mobile surveillance towers like this one, parked at the Border Security Expo in San Antonio, to improve the tracking of illegal crossers. Critics of the border wall say the government should favor virtual technology over steel and concrete. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Border Patrol Faulted For Favoring Steel And Concrete Wall Over High-Tech Solutions

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There's a Light Out on the Horizon Chromatics
Those Were the Days Angel Olsen
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McDonald's is suing former CEO Steve Easterbrook to claw back his exit payout, citing new evidence of inappropriate relationships with employees. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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'Silence And Lies': McDonald's Sues Fired CEO, Says He Hid Sexual Relationships

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Second Sun Bonobo
Essentially Japanese Breakfast
Mirror Maru Cashmere Cat
In a Black Out Rostam & Hamilton Leithauser

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California And Texas Health Officials: Mistrust A Major Hurdle For Contact Tracers

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In a ruling Monday, a California judge said Lyft and Uber have refused to comply with a California law, known as AB5, passed last year that was supposed to make it harder for companies in the state to hire workers as contractors. Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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California Judge Orders Uber And Lyft To Consider All Drivers Employees

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