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Get paid through Venmo, Etsy or Airbnb?  Here's what you need to know before tax season

Get paid through Venmo, Etsy or Airbnb? Here’s what you need to know before tax season

If you get paid through apps like Venmo or PayPal or platforms like Etsy or Airbnb, preparing your taxes next year may be a little more confusing than usual. HAS new tax reporting rule requires third-party payment platforms to issue you and the IRS a 1099-K for business transaction payments if they add up to …

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Prosecutors unseal charges against Michigan man for threatening FBI director and California congressman

Prosecutors unseal charges against Michigan man for threatening FBI director and California congressman

CNN — Prosecutors unsealed a criminal complaint against a Michigan man on Tuesday accused of threatening to kill a California congressman and FBI Director Christopher Wray, adding to the spate of recent alleged criminal threats against lawmakers. According to court documents, Neil Matthew Walter made several threatening statements online and in a voice message to …

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Bill to protect federal judges added to must-pass defense package

Death of US Capitol Police officer by suicide qualifies for line of duty benefits DOJ rules

CNN — The Justice Department has determined that the death of a US Capitol Police officer by suicide in the days following the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol occurred in the line of duty and qualifies for line-of-duty death benefits, the officer’s family said in a statement Monday. Capitol Police Officer Howard …

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The FBI is investigating the death of a North Carolina woman found unconscious while on vacation in Mexico

The FBI is investigating the death of a North Carolina woman found unconscious while on vacation in Mexico

CNN — The family of a North Carolina woman found dead last month in a vacation rental property in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico is still looking for answers more than two weeks after her death. Shanquella Robinson, 25, traveled to Mexico on a vacation with her college friends from Winston-Salem State University, her father Bernard …

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2 men arrested, 1 with Nazi arm-band, accused of making threats to attack New York synagogue, NYPD says

NYC synagogue: No decision on federal charges against two men accused of making threats, FBI says

CNN — Authorities are still trying to determine whether to file federal charges against two men arrested in connection with a threat against a New York synagogue, an FBI official said Monday. “No decision has been made yet regarding possible federal charges. That investigation continues,” Mike Driscoll, assistant director of the bureau’s New York field …

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Dueling probes into Trump and Biden could define the 2024 campaign

Dueling probes into Trump and Biden could define the 2024 campaign

CNN — A storm of investigations targeting leaders of both political parties will shape the 2024 campaign, but risks angering voters who just showed their frustration with their priorities being ignored. Republicans wasted no time after finally crawling last week to the 218 seats needed to win the House to promise relentless investigations of President …

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Premarket stocks: Recession fears receded this earnings season

Premarket stocks: Recession fears receded this earnings season

New York CNN Business — Investors appear to have traded in their fleece vests for crystal balls — everyone on Wall Street seems to have a recession prediction. But lately, shouts of recession have become a bit quieter, and a growing group of economists say that any downturn will likely be mild. So can the …

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Justice Department signals it plans to ask the Supreme Court to reinstate Biden's student debt relief program

Justice Department signals it plans to ask the Supreme Court to reinstate Biden’s student debt relief program

CNN — The Justice Department indicated in a court filing Thursday that it plans to ask the Supreme Court to reinstate the Biden administration’s student debt relief program. “The government will be filing an application with the Supreme Court to vacate a separate injunction against the Secretary’s action entered by the Eighth Circuit earlier this …

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Secret Service agent from Trump's motorcade on January 6 interviewed by House committee

Secret Service agent from Trump’s motorcade on January 6 interviewed by House committee

CNN — The House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, insurrection, is interviewing Robert Engel, the lead agent in former President Donald Trump’s motorcade on the day of the US Capitol attack, two sources tell CNN. Former White House staffer Cassidy Hutchinson testified publicly at a hearing in June that then-deputy White House chief …

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Shootout off the coast of Puerto Rico leaves one CBP agent dead and 2 others injured, agency says

Shootout off the coast of Puerto Rico leaves one CBP agent dead and 2 others injured, agency says

CNN — One US Customs and Border Protection agent is dead and two others injured after a shootout with suspected drug smugglers off the coast of Puerto Rico, according to agency spokesperson Jeffrey Quiñones. “An agent that was transported directly to a hospital in Mayagüez, we were told just a few minutes ago, they have …

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