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A man collects scraps and debris from the bomb crater left by the March 15, 2016, Saudi-led bombing of a market in Mastaba, Yemen. (Photo by Amal Al-Yarisi/Picture Alliance via Getty Images) A HUNDRED-BILLION-DOLLAR CLIENT Over the past decade, Saudi Arabia has ordered U.S.-made offensive weapons, surveillance equipment, transportation, parts and training valued at $109.3 […]

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<!– –> (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images) Explore President Donald Trump’s net worth, income and more from his newest financial disclosure. President Donald Trump’s sprawling network of properties and investments — both domestic and foreign — makes way for a new form of influence that sets him apart from previous presidents. But an influx of cash to […]

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Moscow Prosecutor Seeks Lengthy Prison Term For Police Officer Who Kept $120 Million Cash At Home

May 15, 2019           |                                       

The prosecutor in a high-profile case has requested a guilty verdict and a prison sentence of 15 1/2 years for a Moscow police officer found with the equivalent of $120 million in cash at home. The prosecutor also asked a Moscow court on May 14 to impose a 494.9 million-ruble ($7.5 million) fine on Colonel […]

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<!– –> President Donald Trump awards megadonor Miriam Adelson the Medal of Freedom Award in November 2018. Adelson and her husband gave over $20 million to the president’s campaign (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) With the 2020 election revving up, contributions have already begun pouring in for President Donald Trump’s reelection bid, including coveted […]

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KentuckyWired: Our Rural Broadband Investigation, Explained

May 14, 2019           |                                       

This story is part of an ongoing investigation into what went wrong with KentuckyWired. Sign up for the Miswired newsletter to receive updates in this series as soon as they publish. Kentucky’s ambitious plan to improve high-speed internet access across the state is years behind schedule and more than $100 million over budget. Naturally, taxpayers […]

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South African elections held amid rising social discontent and alienation from ANC By Eddie Haywood 8 May 2019 South African voters go to the polls today, a quarter century after the end of apartheid in 1994. They do so amid chronically high unemployment and vast social inequality worse even than under white minority rule. If […]

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<!– –> DNC Chair Tom Perez announcing the DNC’s 2020 convention location in Milwaukee on March 11, 2019. (Kamil Krzaczynski / AFP) The Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) political power come 2020 remains on the line, as the committee continues to lag its Republican counterpart in fundraising, potentially causing problems for Democrats as they prepare for […]

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San Diego Sweetwater Teachers Union begins bargaining as false financial situation reported by district By Evelyn Rios 4 May 2019 The Sweetwater Education Association (SEA) began bargaining this week with the San Diego Sweetwater Union High School District (SUHSD) for a new three-year contract. The current contract is set to expire June 30. SUHSD is […]

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On the campaign trail, Donald Trump promised to create 25 million jobs over the next decade if he won the presidency. As The Washington Post reported in 2016, he claimed to “be the greatest jobs president that God ever created.” In 2018, he announced that Taiwanese technology manufacturer Foxconn’s plans to build a plant near […]

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Russia's Transneft Blames Small Private Firm For Problem Exporting Oil To Europe

April 30, 2019           |                                       

Russian oil company Transneft has accused a small private company of being responsible for contaminating oil that caused a shutdown of exports to several European countries, saying the issue had to be investigated. Transneft CEO Nikolai Tokarev said during a meeting with President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on April 30 that a firm in the […]

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<!– –> NRA President Oliver North speaks at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) The National Rifle Association (NRA) hit sizeable road bumps last weekend as leadership and financial strife struck the upper echelons of the 147-year-old gun rights group. The continuing turmoil calls into question the group’s influence in 2020, after […]

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Lawmakers Debate Future of Loan Relief for Public Workers

April 29, 2019           |                                       

In 2007, the U.S. government made a promise to public service workers: Make 10 years of payments on their federal student loans and any remaining debt would be erased. But officials have largely failed to deliver. And that’s left lawmakers questioning whether to end the program or try to fix it. The Trump administration and […]

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Amazon posts record $3.6 billion profit in first three months of 2019 By Niles Niemuth 27 April 2019 Amazon announced record first quarter profits on Thursday, more than doubling the amount made during the same period last year. The international e-commerce and tech company is controlled by CEO Jeff Bezos, the wealthiest person in modern […]

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