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More than two dozen North Korean bankers charged in $2.5 billion money-laundering scheme

More than two dozen North Korean bankers charged in $2.5 billion money-laundering scheme

The US Justice Department on Thursday unsealed criminal charges against more than two dozen North Korean bankers, alleging they were behind an international money laundering scheme that moved some $2.5 billion in violation of US sanctions. Twenty-eight North Korean nationals face a slew of charges related to bank fraud, money laundering and criminal enterprises, in…MORE

How a positive coronavirus test sent this state’s legislature into chaos

On May 20, Pennsylvania state Rep. Andrew Lewis, a Republican, tested positive for the coronavirus. On May 27 — aka Wednesday — his Democratic colleagues say he finally told them about the positive test — in a statement, no less! Wrote Lewis: “On Monday, May 18, I was tested for COVID-19 and on Wednesday, May…MORE

The Top 10 women Joe Biden might pick as vice president

The VP pick is coming! The VP pick is coming! OK, not this minute. But soon! At least according to former Vice President Joe Biden, who said he hopes to announce the pick by August 1 during a virtual fundraiser on Wednesday night. “We’re in the process of deciding the basic cut, about whether or…MORE

What to do if you still haven’t gotten your stimulus check

What to do if you still haven’t gotten your stimulus check

The Internal Revenue Service says it’s sent stimulus payments to more than 150 million people as of last week — but not everyone who is eligible for the payment has gotten their money yet. In a rush to get the cash out as quickly as possible, the IRS started with the people who it could…MORE

Klobuchar makes her not-so-quiet bid to be Joe Biden’s running mate

Klobuchar makes her not-so-quiet bid to be Joe Biden’s running mate

Joe Biden praises Amy Klobuchar when given the chance, calling her “first rate.” But the presumptive nominee has declined to offer many clues on her standing as a potential running mate. Klobuchar has followed in stride, often answering that she won’t “engage in hypotheticals,” when asked. But out of the spotlight of national interviews, the…MORE

The legal limits of Trump’s executive order on social media

The legal limits of Trump’s executive order on social media

As the White House prepares an executive order aimed at curtailing the power of social media platforms, legal experts are raising serious doubts about the proposal and whether it could survive judicial scrutiny. The draft order, as reported by CNN, reflects President Donald Trump’s frustration with Silicon Valley — and an attempt to use the…MORE

Trump tweets condolences for 100,000 dead from coronavirus amid morning tweetstorm

Trump tweets condolences for 100,000 dead from coronavirus amid morning tweetstorm

President Donald Trump expressed his condolences Thursday morning to the American victims of the coronavirus pandemic, a day after the US officially reached 100,000 dead and amid a morning tweetstorm in which he tweeted and retweeted political insults and criticisms. News organizations began reporting the grim milestone late Wednesday afternoon, but Trump — on his…MORE

Tim Kaine says he and his wife tested positive for coronavirus antibodies

Tim Kaine says he and his wife tested positive for coronavirus antibodies

Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia and his wife have tested positive for coronavirus antibodies, he said in a statement Thursday. “We each tested positive for coronavirus antibodies this month. While those antibodies could make us less likely to be re-infected or infect others, there is still too much uncertainty over what protection antibodies may…MORE

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