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NBA star Tristan Thompson becomes a US citizen

NBA star Tristan Thompson becomes a US citizen

Tristan Thompson is officially a citizen of the United States. The Canadian-born basketball player fulfilled the requirements to become a naturalized citizen last week, according to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, which shared the news on Twitter along with a photo of the NBA star taking the oath of allegiance. “I came to the…MORE

Ossoff warns of ‘paralysis’ if Republicans keep control of Senate

Ossoff warns of ‘paralysis’ if Republicans keep control of Senate

Democratic Georgia Senate candidate Jon Ossoff warned on Sunday that if Republicans hold onto the chamber next year, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would cause “paralysis” at a time of crisis when the government needs to act to help struggling Americans combat the economic impact of the coronavirus. “We all know what’s going to happen if…MORE

Switzerland votes against boosting business liability for rights abuses abroad

Switzerland votes against boosting business liability for rights abuses abroad

A vote on whether Swiss companies like NestlĂ© and Glencore should face greater liability at home for human rights and environmental abuses committed abroad is set to fail after a divisive campaign. While provisional results from the government Sunday showed that more than 50% of voters approved of the Responsible Business Initiative, it did not…MORE

Biden administration prepares to inherit controversial Trump immigration policies

Biden administration prepares to inherit controversial Trump immigration policies

When President-elect Joe Biden comes into office, he will inherit the Trump administration’s restrictionist immigration agenda, which cut access to asylum and has kept migrants in limbo in Mexico while they await humanitarian protection in the US. Biden has promised swift change, but it won’t be simple. “They’re realizing that they have two months to…MORE

The time Janet Yellen threw the book at Wells Fargo

The time Janet Yellen threw the book at Wells Fargo

The night before Janet Yellen stepped down as Federal Reserve chair in February 2018, she shocked Wall Street by delivering a crushing blow to America’s most messed-up bank. In its final official act, the Yellen-led Fed imposed unprecedented growth restrictions on Wells Fargo — tough penalties that the scandal-ridden bank has never recovered from. Yellen’s…MORE

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