Sanders’ nonprofit suspends operations amid scrutiny for lack of transparency

The Sanders Institute — a Vermont-based think tank founded to advance liberal policies by 2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ wife and son — will cease operations in the near-term, amid growing ethical concerns surrounding the nonprofit’s fundraising and campaigning efforts, the Washington Post reports. Flashback: The criticism comes after the 2016 election in which Sanders…

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Morocco’s treatment of African migrants draws scrutiny

The forest in Tangier is often the last stop for many migrants from sub-Saharan African countries. The police routinely raids the forest, where migrants are sleeping under the trees, and takes them to the south of the country. Photo: Faras Ghani/Al Jazeera Tangier/Rabat/Casablanca, Morocco — Moroccan authorities are using force and committing human rights violations…

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Drugmakers’ Free Services Spur Government Scrutiny

Federal prosecutors are probing whether big drugmakers including Sanofi SA, Gilead Sciences Inc. and Biogen Inc. potentially violated laws by providing free services to doctors and patients, according to a Wall Street Journal review of securities filings. Drug companies say the services, such as nurses and reimbursement assistance, help doctors and patients. But the practices,…

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Michael Cohen’s Plea Puts Trump Under Legal Scrutiny

Michael Cohen’s assertion that President Trump directed him to violate campaign-finance laws through payments to two women who claimed to have had affairs with Mr. Trump has thrust the president closer than ever to legal scrutiny. For the first time in the multiple criminal cases facing former Trump associates, Mr. Cohen’s plea directly implicated the…

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Between the lines: Uber’s driver wages under increased scrutiny

What they’re doing Cities across the world are trying to figure out how to regulate their ride hailing drivers; some are developing wage policies and unions for its drivers, while others are creating more restrictions. Seattle was the first city to approve a law allowing ride hailing drivers to unionize, though it is currently being…

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Senate Intelligence Committee Staffer Under Scrutiny in Leak Investigation

A veteran Senate staffer has been indicted as part of a probe related to the unauthorized disclosure of classified information that has also obtained the records of a New York Times reporter. James A. Wolfe, the longtime head of security for the Senate Intelligence Committee, was arrested late Thursday, federal prosecutors said. Mr. Wolfe was…

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Blackwater’s Erik Prince under scrutiny for China ties

Weeks before his planned summit with Kim Jong-un, President Trump reportedly pushed the Pentagon to consider reducing troop numbers in South Korea, reflecting his long-held conviction that the U.S. shouldn’t subsidize other countries’ defense needs. Why it matters: While Trump clarified that a drawdown was for future, not immediate, consideration, these reports could influence Kim’s…

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