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Taylor Greene's company had $183,504 in PPP loans forgiven in April 2020, according to public data.

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene criticized Biden's student-loan-forgiveness plans as "completely unfair," despite records showing that her own company had $183,504 worth of Paycheck Protection Program loans forgiven in 2020.

In her interview on Newsmax TV, Taylor Greene said the plan was unfair to taxpayers who had never taken out a student loan.

The data shows that the total amount forgiven was $183,504, which represented full forgiveness of the original $182,300 loan, plus the accrued interest.

Taylor Greene's website says that she and her husband, Perry Greene, bought her family's construction business, Taylor Commercial, Inc., prior to her election.

Representatives for Taylor Commercial and Taylor Greene did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment. »

Putin signs decree to increase size of Russian armed forces

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Aug 25 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Thursday to increase the size of Russia's armed forces from 1.9 million to 2.04 million as the war in Ukraine enters its seventh month.

The last time Putin fixed the size of the Russian army was in November 2017, when the number of combat personnel was set at 1.01 million from a total armed forces headcount, including non-combatants, of 1.9 million.

Putin's decree did not say how the increase in headcount was to be achieved but instructed the government to assign the corresponding budget. »

Tesla demands removal of video of cars hitting child-size mannequins

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The commercial urges banning the Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta software, which enables cars on city and residential streets to automatically lane-keep, change lanes and steer.

The Post asked experts to analyze videos of Tesla beta software, and reporters Faiz Siddiqui and Reed Albergotti test the car's performance firsthand.

O’Dowd said he did not intend to take down the video commercial, and instead pledged more money into the effort. »

The truth behind Xi's Zero-Covid plan

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But regular Chinese citizens have not been the only ones staying at home—China’s top leaders are staying at home too.

Xi declined to travel to Europe for the 2021 G20 and COP26 climate meetings in person, opting to instead attend via video.

To be sure, these restrictions are symptomatic of a distinct control element of Zero-Covid in terms of restricting influence from abroad: it is a politically convenient way to screen incoming and outgoing people and ideas. »