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        Today in context, October 11, 2020

        Code Names

        Another perk of being president of the United States: a Secrete Service code name. Can you guess the president by his moniker?
        Some have speculated that the name was inspired by the president’s association with the Boy Scouts.
        This is one of the more ironic monikers given the president’s attempts to cover up a scandal.
        This president once stated that he’d pick the name “Humble.” Alas, the Secret Service opted for something that was...well, a little less humble.
        Alas, it is unknown why this president was named for the largest member of the dog family.
        This history-making president reportedly picked his moniker from a list of code names that started with “R.”

        Presidential Perks

        There are definite advantages to being president of the United States. You’re not only the leader of the free world, you get to live in the White House, which has a movie theater, swimming pool, and bowling alley as well as a state-of-the-art medical unit. And then there’s transportation. The president flies in style aboard Air Force One and Marine One.
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