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Facebook’s Libra gets stark warning from G-7 finance chiefs

Melinda Gates, right, and US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin attend a meeting at the G-7 Finance in Chantilly, north of Paris. AP Photo by Michel Euler

Finance chiefs from the Group of Seven rich democracies issued a stark warning on Thursday that cryptocurrencies like Facebook’s Libra should not be allowed before “serious regulatory and systemic concerns” are put in check. France, which this year chairs the ...

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USDA: 40 percent of transferred ag researchers to move to Midwest

The Department of Agriculture says fewer than 40 percent of the researchers whose jobs are being transferred from Washington, D.C., to Kansas City will make the move to the Midwest. The Kansas City Star reports that U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny ...

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House vote condemning Trump’s tweets draws some GOP support

From left, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., respond to remarks by President Donald Trump after his call for the four Democratic congresswomen to go back to their "broken" countries, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington. All are American citizens and three of the four were born in the U.S.(AP Photo by J. Scott Applewhite

In a remarkable political repudiation, the Democratic-led U.S. House voted to condemn President Donald Trump’s “racist comments” against four congresswomen of color, despite protestations by Trump’s Republican congressional allies and his own insistence he hasn’t “a racist bone in my ...

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