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5 things you need to know this morning: Feb. 28, 2024

Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.

Five things you need to know

1. Monica Lewinsky signs deal with major fashion brand

Monica Lewinsky, who rose to prominence after having an affair with President Bill Clinton when she worked at the White House, has been signed to a major fashion brand. Reformation said it recruited the former politico to lead a campaign urging people to vote.


2. Leap year means some people working for free tomorrow

Some people will be working for free tomorrow, while others will be paid extra. With 2024 being a leap year, Feb. 29 is an extra day, meaning people who are paid hourly will get a nice little bonus, while some salaried employees will be working pro bono.


3. Biden set to have annual physical

US President Joe Biden is undergoing his annual physical exam today, with the results expected to be intensely scrutinized. The 81-year-old, who wants to stay in the Oval Office until 2029, has been accused of being mentally and physically unfit for the job by his opponents.


4. Bitcoin on verge of reaching highest ever price

Bitcoin is on the verge of reaching its highest ever price. The cryptocurrency has had an uncertain few years, but is now sitting at close to $83,000 per coin.


5. Party supposedly for whites only sparks backlash

The organizer of a "white party" in Sri Lanka has said sorry following an online backlash. The event advertised that there was a white dress code and stipulated: "Face control: White."



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