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Dogecoin briefly broke Robinhood’s crypto trading systems

Robinhood is again having to explain why users faced issues trading a popular asset on its platform this week. This time, the asset in question is Dogecoin: a cryptocurrency (which was created as a joke in 2013) popular among Redditors and with Tesla CEO Elon Musk that surged to all-time highs this week. Late Thursday,…MORE

Marjorie Taylor Greene launching ‘America First’ caucus pushing for ‘anglo-Saxon political tradition’

Conservative Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is launching a new “America First” caucus, her office confirmed Friday, bringing together a group of far-right lawmakers known for their controversial rhetoric. Punchbowl News obtained a flier promoting the new caucus, which calls for a “common respect for uniquely Anglo-Saxon political traditions” and pushes a series of conspiracy theories…MORE

The week in 13 headlines

This week, the White House made inroads on foreign policy. President Biden announced US troops will leave Afghanistan by September 11 of this year. Meanwhile, Republican lawmakers were hesitant to embrace Biden’s infrastructure plan and his renewed calls for bipartisanship. Monday Biden admin secures agreements with Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala to secure borders, official says…MORE

Fyre Festival settlement may award ticketholders more than $7,000 each

Fyre Festival settlement may award ticketholders more than $7,000 each

Nearly four years after the infamous Fyre Festival flamed out, scammed ticketholders might finally see some restitution for the biggest party that never was. A proposed settlement in federal bankruptcy court would give more than $7,000 apiece back to a few hundred people who, in the spring of 2017, arrived on a private island in…MORE

Gaetz does damage control, telling GOP colleagues he’s been treated unfairly

Gaetz does damage control, telling GOP colleagues he’s been treated unfairly

Rep. Matt Gaetz, facing a scandal that threatens to end his career, is privately telling his colleagues that he has been treated unfairly while at the same time saying he’s been cooperative with the Justice Department’s investigation as he remains on shaky ground. On Tuesday, Gaetz came to the Capitol for the first time since…MORE

The Supreme Court’s key Second Amendment opinion and what might come next

The Supreme Court’s key Second Amendment opinion and what might come next

America’s latest barrage of mass shootings, including the murder of eight people in Indianapolis Thursday night, has renewed attention on the constitutional contours of firearms regulation and the Supreme Court’s 2008 decision in District of Columbia v. Heller. In that 5-4 milestone authored by the late Justice Antonin Scalia, the high court for the first…MORE

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