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Biden aides bristled when Justice official called North Korea a ‘criminal syndicate,’ say, officials

Biden aides bristled when Justice official called North Korea a ‘criminal syndicate,’ say, officials

When a Justice Department official called North Korea a “criminal syndicate,” some of Biden’s national security aides complained to the Justice Department. When the Justice Department indicted three North Koreans on cybertheft charges in February and an assistant attorney general labeled North Korea “a criminal 

The Surge in Migrants Defies Easy or Quick Solutions for Biden

The Surge in Migrants Defies Easy or Quick Solutions for Biden

The administration expects more apprehensions at the border this year than at any point in the past two decades. Enacting policy to deal with the problems faces deep-rooted political and logistical challenges. The Biden administration warned on Tuesday that the United States expected to make 

State Department announces sanctions on Chinese officials over Hong Kong crackdown

State Department announces sanctions on Chinese officials over Hong Kong crackdown

The sanctions represent an update to the Hong Kong Autonomy Act. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday announced sanctions against two dozen Chinese and Hong Kong officials for undermining the territory’s semi-autonomy from Beijing, just days before a crucial summit between the United States 

Debt collectors can seize the new stimulus checks. Lawmakers are trying to fix that

Debt collectors can seize the new stimulus checks. Lawmakers are trying to fix that

The latest round of stimulus payments that started going out over the weekend are open to being seized by private debt collectors — a problem lawmakers are rushing to fix. Recipients with unpaid credit cards or medical bills for which a company has obtained a 

A million people have left Britain. What does this mean for the country?

A million people have left Britain. What does this mean for the country?

Covid-19 led to an exodus that Brexit will make harder to reverse. But a slide into insularity isn’t inevitable ‘This reversal in migration trends has been large, real, and abrupt.’ People queue to enter the departure area at Heathrow Airport on 21 December 2020. Photograph: 

Accountant faces pressure to turn on Trump in a criminal probe

Accountant faces pressure to turn on Trump in a criminal probe

When lawyers asked Donald Trump more than a decade ago to identify who estimated values on some of his signature properties, he shrugged and pointed to his longtime accountant, Allen Weisselberg. “I think ultimately probably Mr. Weisselberg,” he said, testifying in 2007 in a defamation 

Republican U.S. Senator Blunt decides not to seek reelection in 2022

Republican U.S. Senator Blunt decides not to seek reelection in 2022

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, a member of the Republican Senate leadership, said on Monday he will not run for office in 2022, making him the latest Republican lawmaker in Congress to opt for retirement. The 71-year-old Missouri Republican, who last year called on then-President Donald 

In the Stimulus Bill, a Policy Revolution in Aid for Children

In the Stimulus Bill, a Policy Revolution in Aid for Children

The $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package moving through Congress advances an idea that Democrats have been nurturing for decades: establishing a guaranteed income for families with children. A year ago, Anique Houpe, a single mother in suburban Atlanta, was working as a letter carrier, running