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US Capitol rioter and lleged Nazi sympathizer sentenced to 4 years in prison

US Capitol rioter and lleged Nazi sympathizer sentenced to 4 years in prison

CNN — Timothy Hale-Cusanelli, an ex-Army reservist and US Capitol rioter who said January 6, 2021, was “exhilarating” and felt like “civil war” was sentenced on Thursday to four years behind bars. “This is a significant award,” District Judge Trevor McFadden said. McFadden lambasted Hale-Cusanelli for his “sexist, racist and anti-Semitic comments” that the judge …

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Democratic-backed campaign finance bill fails procedural vote in the Senate as expected

Democratic-backed campaign finance bill fails procedural vote in the Senate as expected

CNN — The DISCLOSE Act, a bill aimed at targeting dark money in political campaigns, failed on Thursday to overcome the 60-vote threshold needed to break a filibuster in the Senate. The procedural vote ended 49-49, with all Democrats present voting to advance the bill and all Republicans present voting against. Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin …

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World Bank's Malpass tells CNN 'I'm not a denier' after dodging questions on climate

World Bank’s Malpass tells CNN ‘I’m not a denier’ after dodging questions on climate

New York City CNN — World Bank President David Malpass told CNN on Thursday that he agrees climate change is caused by humans burning fossil fuels and that he is “not a denier,” after his repeated refusal to say the same things at an earlier discussion, which have prompted calls for his resignation. At a …

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Premarket stocks: Jerome Powell is heading into the 'danger zone'

Premarket stocks: Jerome Powell is heading into the ‘danger zone’

A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here. You can listen to an audio version of the newsletter by clicking the same link. London CNN Business — When the Federal Reserve started hiking interest rates to combat decades-high inflation, Chair …

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What rising interest rates mean for your credit, loans, saving and more

What rising interest rates mean for your credit, loans, saving and more

Editor’s Note: This is an updated version of a story that originally ran on August 26, 2022. In its continued bid to quash high inflation, the Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised the overnight bank lending rate to a range of 3% to 3.25%. It is the fifth increase by the US central bank in six …

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Hong Kong stocks hit an 11-year low after historic Fed rate hike

Hong Kong stocks hit an 11-year low after historic Fed rate hike

hong kong CNN Business — Hong Kong stocks hit their lowest level in more than a decade Thursday and other Asian markets also fell after the US Federal Reserve raised rates by 75 basis points and forecast even more hikes ahead, fueling concerns about a recession. The Hang Seng (HSI) Index fell as much as …

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Election officials confront waves of public records requests from Trump supporters

Election officials confront waves of public records requests from Trump supporters

CNN — As they scramble to prepare for November’s general election, election officials around the country said they have been inundated in recent weeks by what they view as frivolous public records requests from supporters of former President Donald Trump. The requests range from broad demands for all records associated with the 2020 election to …

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House reaches deal on policing legislation with a vote scheduled for Thursday

House reaches deal on policing legislation with a vote scheduled for Thursday

CNN — House Democrats have struck a deal on a long-stalled package of public safety and policing bills, lawmakers and aides told CNN, paving the way for a Thursday vote. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer affirmed to reporters the vote will be scheduled for Thursday, and Rep. Joyce Beatty, the chairwoman of the Congressional Black …

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CNN Exclusive: DHS rejects plan to protect election officials from harassment as midterms loom

CNN Exclusive: DHS rejects plan to protect election officials from harassment as midterms loom

Washington CNN — The Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity agency this summer turned down a multimillion-dollar proposal to protect election officials from harassment ahead of the midterm elections, multiple people familiar with the matter told CNN. The plan’s rejection comes as some DHS and cyber officials have expressed concern about their work to stem disinformation …

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