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Biden admin intends to move forward with $23B UAE weapons sales

Biden admin intends to move forward with $23B UAE weapons sales

The Biden administration intends to move forward with $23 billion in proposed arms sales to the United Arab Emirates even as it continues its review of pending weapons transfers, a State Department spokesperson told CNN Wednesday. The Trump administration last year pushed forward the controversial sale, which includes F-35 aircraft and armed drones, despite bipartisan…MORE

Schumer praises Biden’s ‘careful and thought-out plan’ for Afghanistan

Schumer praises Biden’s ‘careful and thought-out plan’ for Afghanistan

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday praised President Joe Biden’s plan to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan, calling it a “careful and thought-out plan.” “The President doesn’t want endless wars. I don’t want endless wars. And neither do the American people. And it’s refreshing to have a thought-out plan with a set timetable instead…MORE

Read CNN Business’ last interview with Madoff

Read CNN Business’ last interview with Madoff

Editor’s note: This story was originally published on May 16, 2013 and has been updated with Madoff’s death. Bernard Madoff once had billions of dollars, but in the last years of his life, he made $40 a month doing menial prison labor. The mastermind behind the largest Ponzi scheme in US history died at 82…MORE

How to invest in bitcoin if you’re afraid of buying bitcoin

How to invest in bitcoin if you’re afraid of buying bitcoin

Coinbase Global is going public through a direct listing Wednesday, becoming the first cryptocurrency exchange on the stock market. The timing isn’t coincidental: Bitcoin has doubled in value this year, surging to a record high above $62,000, as cryptocurrencies have become more widely embraced by mainstream investors. For those adverse to the volatility and risk…MORE

Bernie Madoff, infamous Ponzi schemer, has died

Bernie Madoff, infamous Ponzi schemer, has died

Bernard Madoff, whose name became synonymous with financial fraud, died while serving a 150-year sentence in Federal Prison. He was 82 years old. His death Wednesday at the Federal Medical Center in the prison in Butner, North Carolina, was confirmed by the US Bureau of Prisons. A cause of death was not released. In February…MORE

Hit crime drama ‘Luther’ isn’t ‘authentic,’ BBC’s diversity chief says

Hit crime drama ‘Luther’ isn’t ‘authentic,’ BBC’s diversity chief says

The BBC’s diversity chief has said its hit detective series “Luther” is not “authentic” enough. The show’s protagonist, John Luther, played by Idris Elba, “doesn’t have any Black friends, he doesn’t eat any Caribbean food, this doesn’t feel authentic,” said Miranda Wayland. “It’s great having those big landmark shows with those key characters, but it’s…MORE

Her sons held hands, cried and crossed the border alone

Her sons held hands, cried and crossed the border alone

The mother’s mind raced as she watched her sons from the Mexican side of the Rio Grande. The two boys were crying and holding hands as they crossed the border alone. After all they’d been through together, it was shocking to see the boys — aged 12 and 16 — slip out of sight so…MORE

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