10 things you need to know today: December 29, 2022

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1. Santos faces federal investigation after admitting to lying during campaign

Federal prosecutors are investigating Representative-elect George Santos, a Republican elected in November to represent parts of Long Island. Santos, 34, has admitted to lying on the campaign trail about where he went to college, his Jewish faith, and his business dealings, and questions remain about "the source of what appears to be a quickly amassed fortune," The Associated Press reported. Anne Donnelly, the Nassau County district attorney, called Santos' fabrications "nothing short of stunning." Donnelly's office is also investigating the politician. Santos, who is scheduled to be sworn in next Tuesday, has insisted his resume is not false but "debatable." One Republican has called for Santos' investigation.

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Jessica Hullinger

Jessica Hullinger is a writer and former deputy editor of The Week Digital. Originally from the American Midwest, she completed a degree in journalism at Indiana University Bloomington before relocating to New York City, where she pursued a career in media. After joining The Week as an intern in 2010, she served as the title’s audience development manager, senior editor and deputy editor, as well as a regular guest on “The Week Unwrapped” podcast. Her writing has featured in other publications including Popular Science, Fast Company, Fortune, and Self magazine, and she loves covering science and climate-related issues.