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Economy Jun 20Walmart to pay $282 million over foreign corruption
Walmart faced civil and criminal allegations of overseas corruption, including payment through a Brazilian subsidiary of more than $500,000 to an intermediary known as a "sorceress" for her uncanny ability to make permit problems disappear.
Nation May 23‘American Taliban’ Lindh freed after 17 years in prison
John Walker Lindh, who became known as the "American Taliban" after his capture on an Afghanistan battlefield in late 2001, was released Thursday from a federal prison in Indiana.
Nation May 22‘American Taliban’ John Walker Lindh to be released
After being in prison for nearly two decades, John Walker Lindh, the young Californian who was captured by U.S. forces in the invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, is set to go free.
Nation May 10Chelsea Manning released from jail on contempt charge
Manning's freedom may be short-lived. She was released only because the grand jury's term expired.
Nation Apr 22Appeals court rejects Chelsea Manning’s effort to leave jail
Manning has been jailed at the Alexandria Detention Center since March 8 after refusing to testify to a grand jury investigating Wikileaks.
Nation Mar 08Chelsea Manning jailed for refusing to testify about Wikileaks
A U.S. district judge ordered Manning to be jailed for contempt of court on Friday.
Politics Mar 07Ex-Trump campaign boss Paul Manafort to be sentenced for tax fraud
When former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is sentenced for tax and bank fraud, U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III will likely issue the same lecture he gives to drug dealers and bank robbers.
Politics Dec 17Prosecutors charge 2 men involved in Michael Flynn’s Turkish lobbying campaign
An indictment unsealed Monday accused two men of conspiring to "covertly and unlawfully" influence U.S. politicians on behalf of Turkey. Flynn, Trump's former national security adviser, admitted last year to lying about several aspects of the lobbying work. The new…
Economy Nov 12What’s the appeal? A look at two top contenders for Amazon HQ2
Both Long Island City and Crystal City are stretches of major metropolitan areas with ample transportation and space for workers, but there are also plenty of differences.
Politics Aug 21Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort guilty of 8 charges; mistrial declared on 10 others
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort guilty of 8 charges; mistrial declared on 10 others.