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Biden issues crypto executive order – here’s what it means

March 9th, 2022

President Biden issued an executive order on Wednesday outlining a plan to regulate cryptocurrency. Biden’s crypto order was in the making for several weeks. But it’s unrelated to the Russia-Ukraine war and the economic sanctions the West imposed on Russia in recent days. While some feared the executive order might harm bitcoin and the blockchain …

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Fake news law will help Russia censor the truth about the Ukraine war

March 4th, 2022

Anyone following the Russia-Ukraine war has seen an increasing number of horrific attacks on civilian targets in recent days. After failing to capture anything significant in the “blitzkrieg” phase of the war, Russia changed its strategy to shelling towns indiscriminately. But Russian citizens do not have access to these news reports from local state media. …

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Don’t be surprised if your IRS tax refund is delayed this year

March 2nd, 2022

New Jersey congressman Josh Gottheimer held a press conference on Monday that might have dismayed any of you hoping to get your IRS tax refund soon. The big takeaway: Don’t be surprised if your refund is late this time around. In fact, really late. “Since the start of the pandemic alone, we’ve helped claw back …

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$1,400 stimulus checks are coming, but you need to enter a lottery to get one

March 1st, 2022

Enough people apparently want another round of stimulus checks, that they’re falling for a fake video of President Biden authorizing another wave of those payments that’s circulating on Facebook. It’s not real, of course, partly because the political support for such stimulus payments collapsed in Congress over the past couple of months. We’ll also have …

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Hackers are having way too much fun going after Vladimir Putin

February 28th, 2022

The latest Ukraine news continues to paint a picture of a more or less conventional military conflict, following Russia’s invasion of its much smaller, democratic neighbor. That is to say, tanks, airstrikes, and some degree of gun battles have characterized the invasion thus far. Meanwhile, much more unconventional and potentially drastic moves are happening in …

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Monthly $1,000 stimulus payments are coming, and you can apply now

February 28th, 2022

Basic income programs that provide recipients with a guarantee of free money are an increasingly popular experiment around the country right now. States and cities across the US are rolling out different variations of this idea, which act like supercharged stimulus checks. One of the newest examples? A California program, for residents of West Hollywood …

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Russia Ukraine war: Unexpected videos from the invasion

February 28th, 2022

We’re on the fifth day of the Russia-Ukraine war, and the invasion is going very poorly. The Ukrainian army and people have defended successfully against Russia’s relentless attacks, with the entire western world coalescing to provide immediate support. The whole conflict has been unfolding under our eyes in real-time. It’s all thanks to an avalanche …