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Mueller's interest in Kushner grows to include foreign financing efforts

  • Washington (CNN) - Special counsel Robert Mueller's interest in Jared Kushner has expanded beyond his contacts with Russia and now includes his efforts to secure financing for his company from foreign investors during the presidential transition, according to people familiar with the inquiry.
  • Mueller's investigators have been asking questions, including during interviews in January and February, about Kushner's conversations during the transition to shore up financing for 666 Fifth Avenue, a Kushner Companies-backed New York City office building reeling from financial troubles, according to people familiar with the special counsel investigation.
  • One line of questioning from Mueller's team involves discussions Kushner had with Chinese investors during the transition, according to the sources familiar with the inquiry.
  • Kushner spoke to investigators in November for less than two hours, and the dominant topic was Michael Flynn, according to two people familiar with the meeting who spoke to CNN at the time.

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Apple employees keep running into walls at its new spaceship campus

  • An architectural marvel, perhaps no building sums up the company it contains better than Apple’s “spaceship” campus.
  • The inner offices are more of the same, steel and glass, an homage to the industrial design aesthetic that Apple has cultivated throughout its product line over the last decade.
  • According to persons familiar with the matter, Apple employees can’t seem to stop running into the glass walls at the new campus.
  • And in their distracted state, many are getting a harsh reality check as they run face-first into the aesthetically-pleasing walls.
  • In 2011, an 83-year-old woman ran into a glass wall at one of the company’s New York Apple Store locations.
  • It’s unclear how many incidents there have been, but sources tell us there have been no serious injuries caused by run-ins with glass at Apple’s new campus.

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Deodorants, perfumes, soaps pollute air at levels as high as cars

  • Researchers found that petroleum-based chemicals used in perfumes, paints and other consumer products can, taken together, emit as much air pollution in the form of volatile organic compounds, or V.O.C.s, as motor vehicles do.
  • The researchers said their study was inspired by earlier measurements of V.O.C.s in Los Angeles that showed concentrations of petroleum-based compounds at levels higher than could be predicted from fossil-fuel sources alone.
  • To make their calculations, the study’s authors constructed a computer model that simulated air quality in Los Angeles, weaving in data from the chemical composition of consumer goods and tailpipe emissions.
  • Ravi Ramalingam, who leads the California Air Resources Board’s consumer products and air quality efforts, said he was not surprised that paints and perfumes were making up a bigger share of emissions as cars and trucks became cleaner.

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Want Cleaner Air? Try Using Less Deodorant

  • Researchers found that petroleum-based chemicals used in perfumes, paints and other consumer products can, taken together, emit as much air pollution in the form of volatile organic compounds, or V.O.C.s, as motor vehicles do.
  • The researchers said their study was inspired by earlier measurements of V.O.C.s in Los Angeles that showed concentrations of petroleum-based compounds at levels higher than could be predicted from fossil-fuel sources alone.
  • To make their calculations, the study’s authors constructed a computer model that simulated air quality in Los Angeles, weaving in data from the chemical composition of consumer goods and tailpipe emissions.
  • Ravi Ramalingam, who leads the California Air Resources Board’s consumer products and air quality efforts, said he was not surprised that paints and perfumes were making up a bigger share of emissions as cars and trucks became cleaner.

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