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DOJ says the U.S. and allies have frozen $30 billion of Russian elites’ assets, $300 billion of Moscow bank funds

The 106m-long and 18m-high super luxury motor yacht Amadea, one of the largest yacht in the world is seen after anchored at pier in Pasatarlasi for bunkering with 9 fuel trucks, on February 18, 2020 in Bodrum district of Mugla province in Turkey.Anadol...

U.S. blocks gold imports from Russia in latest round of sanctions targeting Putin’s war

Ilya Naymushin | ReutersThe Treasury Department on Tuesday announced that the U.S. and a handful of key economic allies will prohibit imports of Russian gold, Moscow's largest export outside of the energy sector.The expanded sanctions represent the lat...

Pelosi says Democrats are mulling plans to protect abortion access, data stored in reproductive health apps

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) finishes a news conference after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Roe v Wade, which guaranteed a woman's right to an abortion, in the Capitol Visitors Center on June 24, 2022 in Washington, DC.Chip Somodevilla...

‘Start investing’: Biden jabs Exxon Mobil for high fuel costs in inflation speech

President Joe Biden slammed Exxon Mobil on Friday for what he described as the oil giant's greedy reluctance to produce more petroleum, just hours after U.S. economists said inflation in May rose at levels not seen since the early 1980s.Asked by a repo...

House passes sweeping gun bill to raise assault rifle purchase age to 21; plan faces long odds in the Senate

The House on Wednesday passed a sweeping gun bill that would raise the minimum age to purchase an assault rifle in the U.S. from 18 to 21, even though the legislation doesn't stand much of a chance in the Senate.The bill, called the Protecting Our Kids...

U.S. goes after more Russian yachts linked to Putin in expanded sanctions

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council involving the Eurasian Economic Union's (EAEU) heads of states via a video link in Moscow, Russia May 27, 2022. Sputnik | ReutersThe Treasury Department on...

Senate to consider domestic terrorism bill despite stiff Republican opposition

Family members look on during the funeral service for retired Buffalo Police officer Aaron Salter, Jr, a security guard who was shot dead in the attack by an avowed white supremacist at TOPS supermarket, in Buffalo, New York, May 25, 2022.Jeffrey T. Ba...

Biden travels to Buffalo to grieve shooting victims, condemn racial violence

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, May 15, 2022.Elizabeth Frantz | ReutersPresident Joe Biden is in Buffalo, New York, on Tuesday to console the families ...

Biden asks states to use federal money for more cops, mental health programs to fight crime

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during an event on gun control in the Rose Garden at the White House April 8, 2021 in Washington, DC.Alex Wong | Getty ImagesPresident Joe Biden on Friday urged states and cities to use federal funds to invest in more co...

‘Pass the damn bill:’ Biden demands chips legislation to counter China tech rise

U.S. President Joe Biden arrives to deliver remarks during a visit at United Performance Metals in Hamilton, Ohio, May 6, 2022.Elizabeth Frantz | ReutersPresident Joe Biden on Friday demanded Congress swiftly pass the Bipartisan Innovation Act, a multi...

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