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China Declares All Cryptocurrency Transactions Illegal

Friday’s notice complained Bitcoin, Ethereum and other digital currencies disrupt the financial system and are used in money-laundering and other crimes. (Image credit: Charles Krupa/AP)…

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Top economic regulators stressed by vacancies

The boom times are all around us (from corporate deal sprees to the breakneck rise of cryptocurrency) — and the agencies in charge are stretched…

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GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley announces run for re-election

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the longest-serving Senate Republican, announced on Friday that he’s running for re-election in 2022. Why it matters: The GOP is looking…

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China deems all cryptocurrency transactions illegal

China’s central bank declared on Friday that all cryptocurrencies are illegal, banning crypto-related transactions and cryptocurrency mining, according to Reuters. Why it matters: China’s government…

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Aid Official Warns Of A Bleak Situation In Afghanistan As Winter Approaches

The head of Save the Children in Afghanistan says that it has been difficult to operate under the Taliban and its restrictions on women. Without…

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Biden’s bet backfired on the largest social expansion in American history, some Democrats say

President Biden bit off too much, too fast in trying to ram through what would be the largest social expansion in American history, top Democrats…

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Sudden doubts about Biden’s competence drive double-digit approval drops in swing House seats

Sudden doubts about President Biden’s competence — on Afghanistan, immigration and COVID — are driving double-digit drops in his approval in private polling in swing…

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North Korea Offers Talks With South In A Likely Bid To Get Sanctions Relief

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister says her country is willing to resume talks with the South with conditions. Analysts say the offer is…

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In The Place Where Merkel Made Her First Campaign Stop, People Have Fond Memories

On Sunday, German voters will choose a successor to Angela Merkel, who is stepping down as chancellor after 16 years. Some of her earliest supporters…

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How COVID slowed 5G

Two years into the 5G era, expensive new cellular networks have blanketed much of the country, but they have yet to change our lives. Between…

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Biden’s bet backfired on the largest social expansion in American history, some Democrats say

President Biden bit off too much, too fast in trying to ram through what would be the largest social expansion in American history, top Democrats…

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Generic drug companies want to help make the COVID-19 vaccines

Generic drug companies have asked Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson to license their COVID-19 vaccine technology to help increase global production, but so far…

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Taliban Official Says Strict Punishment And Executions Will Return

The chief enforcer of the Taliban’s harsh interpretation of Islamic law the last time they were in power says executions and amputations of hands will…

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House passes $768 billion defense spending bill

The House approved a $768 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the 2022 fiscal year in a bipartisan 316-113 vote on Thursday. Why it…

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Former Catalan Leader Carles Puigdemont Detained In Italy, Lawyer Says

The circumstances under which Puigdemont was taken into custody were not immediately clear. The former Catalan leader fled Spain in 2017. (Image credit: Francisco Seco/AP)…

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Senate Republicans secretly lobbying for infrastructure spending

The five Senate Republicans who helped negotiate and draft the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill have been privately courting their Republican colleagues to pass the…

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Black caucus members opt for White House meeting over trip to border

Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus weighed visiting the U.S.-Mexico border this week to investigate the conditions faced by Haitian migrants and protest allegations…

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Jan. 6 select committee subpoenas four Trump aides

The Jan 6. select committee investigating the deadly Capitol riot has subpoenaed four aides to former President Trump for testimony and documents. Why it matters:…

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U.S. friends in Latin America are turning to China

The U.S. is losing Latin America to China without putting up a fight, Ecuador’s ambassador to Washington told Axios, laying bare her frustrations with early…

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1 dead, 14 injured in shooting at Kroger grocery store near Memphis

One person was killed and 14 others were injured Thursday in a shooting at a Kroger grocery store in Collierville, Tenn., near Memphis, the town’s…

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Afghan Allies That Were Left Behind Face An Uncertain Future

The White House now says it failed to evacuate most of America’s Afghan allies in the airlift from Kabul. Even those evacuated may be stuck…

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DHS Secretary Mayorkas On Border Conditions And Next Steps For Surge Of Migrants

NPR’s Audie Cornish speaks with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas about the government’s handling of refugees at the U.S.-Mexico border. Source: https://www.npr.org/2021/09/23/1040227883/dhs-secretary-mayorkas-on-border-conditions-and-next-steps-for-surge-of-migrants Droolin’…

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