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New sanctions on Russian oligarchs coming from Biden administration as soon as Thursday

CNN — The Biden administration is planning to impose new sanctions on Russian oligarchs and members of their families as soon as Thursday, sources familiar with the matter said, his latest attempt to squeeze President Vladimir Putin as the invasion of Ukraine advances. The sanctions are expected to loosely follow a list of oligarchs sanctioned … Read more

First January 6 trial set to start, with high stakes for scores of other defendants

CNN — The sweeping January 6 investigation is headed into a new phase, with the first trial set to begin on Monday. The stakes are undeniably high. The outcome is likely to influence scores of criminal defendants who face similar charges related to the attack on the US Capitol, and even could impact the major … Read more