Corruption

Joe Biden, Donald “Duck,” and a Steady-State Soul of America

Joe Biden, Donald “Duck,” and a Steady-State Soul of America

6 hours ago   |   Steady State

By Brian Czech Joe Biden wants to restore the “soul of America.” It's a noble goal befitting an elderly statesman combining Uncle Joe charm with Uncle Sam chops. And, it's...
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Death by dark money: The Americanization of British democracy

Death by dark money: The Americanization of British democracy

7 hours ago   |   Politico

Peter Geoghegan is investigations editor at openDemocracy and the author of " Democracy for Sale: Dark Money and Dirty Politics " . LONDON - Scandals about money in British...
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The Beirut Explosions: It Sounded Like the World Was Breaking Open

10 hours ago   |   NY Times

After the explosions at the Beirut port, an immense rage rises against the corrupt and incompetent political class that has ruled for so long.
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Former Guatemalan minister charged in U.S. with laundering $10 million

10 hours ago   |   National Post   |   2 articles

GUATEMALA CITY - U.S. prosecutors charged Guatemalan former Economy Minister Asisclo Valladares on Wednesday with helping launder nearly $10 million in cash from drug...
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US charges ex-Guatemala economy chief with money laundering

11 hours ago   |   Star Tribune   |   2 articles

United States prosecutors charged a former Guatemala economy minister Wednesday in a purported money laundering conspiracy that allegedly took drug proceeds and converted them...
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FBI: Multiple groups involved in Ohio $60M corruption scheme

12 hours ago   |   Star Tribune

A lengthy FBI agent affidavit detailing an alleged $60 million corruption scheme led by one of Ohio's most powerful elected officials provides painstaking detail about groups...
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The Beirut Blast Is Lebanon's Chernobyl

The Beirut Blast Is Lebanon's Chernobyl

12 hours ago   |   Foreign Policy

Negligence and corruption have caused a devastating disaster.
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Negligence suspected in Beirut blast involving chemicals

Negligence suspected in Beirut blast involving chemicals

14 hours ago   |   WGN TV

BEIRUT - Investigators began searching through the wreckage of Beirut's port Wednesday for clues to the cause of the massive explosion that ripped across the Lebanese capital...
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Congress is remarkably unprepared for a contested presidential election. Here's how it could play out this November

Congress is remarkably unprepared for a contested presidential election. Here's how it could play out this November

15 hours ago   |   Business Insider

The 2020 presidential election will almost certainly see record levels of mail voting. States will likely struggle to adjust to holding elections during an unprecedented...
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U.S. imposes sanctions on Zimbabwe businessman, company

18 hours ago   |   National Post   |   2 articles

WASHINGTON - The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on Zimbabwean Kudakwashe Tagwirei, an adviser to President Emmerson Mnangagwa, accusing the prominent businessman...
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Facebook, citing virus misinformation, deletes President Trump post

Facebook, citing virus misinformation, deletes President Trump post

It's the first time the social media company has deleted a post by the president. Read more ...

Daisy Coleman, sexual assault survivor turned victim advocate, has died at 23

Daisy Coleman, sexual assault survivor turned victim advocate, has died at 23

Coleman's mother reported Daisy died by suicide Read more ...

NH Primary Source: Sununu takes sides in state Senate GOP primary, endorses...

NH Primary Source: Sununu takes sides in state Senate GOP primary, endorses Gargiulo

Gov. Chris Sununu is taking sides in a Republican primary for the District 24 state Senate seat. Read more ...

Brown leads Celtics to 149-115 rout of Nets

Brown leads Celtics to 149-115 rout of Nets

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Jaylen Brown stayed hot with 21 points on five 3-pointers, and the Boston Celtics rolled past the Brooklyn Nets 149-115 on Wednesday night without... Read more ...

Twitter temporarily blocked the Trump campaign from tweeting after it shared...

Twitter temporarily blocked the Trump campaign from tweeting after it shared a video of the president spreading COVID-19 misinformation

Twitter briefly banned the Trump campaign's account from tweeting Wednesday after it violated the company's policies against COVID-19 misinformation, a spokesperson told... Read more ...

NYC setting up quarantine CHECKPOINTS to monitor visitors from 34 states, de...

NYC setting up quarantine CHECKPOINTS to monitor visitors from 34 states, de Blasio says

New York City is setting up checkpoints at bridges, tunnels and train stations to crack down on visitors from 34 states attempting to elude a statewide mandatory two-week... Read more ...

Chicago public schools will start the school year all virtual

Chicago public schools will start the school year all virtual

Chicago Public Schools, the nation's third-largest school system, will start the coming school year with fully remote learning for all students. Read more ...

'Who's the Boss?' gets reboot with Tony Danza, Alyssa Milano

'Who's the Boss?' gets reboot with Tony Danza, Alyssa Milano

A brand new life is ahead for the vintage sitcom "Who's the Boss?” and its devoted fans. Read more ...

Biden will not travel to Milwaukee to accept his Democratic presidential...

Biden will not travel to Milwaukee to accept his Democratic presidential nomination

Former Vice President Joe Biden will no longer be traveling to Milwaukee to formally accept his Democratic presidential nomination. The Democratic National Convention Committee... Read more ...

NCAA says athletes must be given opt out option, hands call on fall...

NCAA says athletes must be given opt out option, hands call on fall championships to each division

The NCAA Board of Directors said schools must honor an athlete's scholarship if the athlete opts out of the coming season because of concerns about COVID-19. Read more ...