Tiger Global raised stakes in some tech names battered by year’s rout -filing

BOSTON – Investment firm Tiger Global, which has lost billions of dollars in this year’s technology stock meltdown, increased its stakes during the first quarter in several companies that have been especially hard hit by the selloff, a regulatory filing shows. Tiger Global boosted its holding in consumer internet company Sea Limited by 18% to own 13.5 million shares on March 31, according to a filing made on Monday. Sea Limited’s stock price has tumbled…

"Tiger Global raised stakes in some tech names battered by year’s rout -filing"

New York congressional map deals blow to Democrats’ midterm hopes

– A court-appointed expert released a draft New York congressional district map on Monday that is far less favorable to Democrats than the original plan adopted by lawmakers, likely dealing a blow to the party’s prospects in November elections. Democratic majorities in the state legislature in February passed a map that would likely have won the party 22 of the state’s 26 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. This would have partially countered new…

"New York congressional map deals blow to Democrats’ midterm hopes"

U.S. announces $6 billion in natural relief payments for farmers

CHICAGO – The U.S. Agriculture Department announced on Monday $6 billion in emergency relief payments for farmers impacted by natural disasters in 2020 and 2021. The funding can help cover damage to crops, trees, bushes, and vines from wildfires, hurricanes, floods, drought and extreme temperatures and comes from a bill President Joe Biden signed into law in September.

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Democratic frontrunner in Pennsylvania Senate primary to skip rally after stroke

PHILADELPHIA – Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman, the leading Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate in the state, will skip his election night party on Tuesday as he recovers in a hospital from a stroke suffered during the final days of the campaign. Fetterman’s Pittsburgh rally will proceed without him “as he will remain in the hospital resting and recovering,” his campaign said in a statement on Monday. His wife, Gisele Fetterman, and other guests,…

"Democratic frontrunner in Pennsylvania Senate primary to skip rally after stroke"

Biden approves redeployment of some ground troops to Somalia- officials

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Joe Biden has authorized the redeployment of several hundred American troops back into Somalia, two U.S. officials said on Monday, more than a year after Donald Trump ordered their withdrawal. Prior to Trump’s withdrawal, the United States had about 700 troops in Somalia focused on helping local forces defeat the al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab insurgency.

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Trump’s Truth Social posts will have to wait before reposts on other platforms

– Donald Trump will have to wait for six hours before reposting his messages from social media platform Truth Social on other platforms, a regulatory filing revealed on Monday. The platform was launched with the mission of standing up to Big Tech, after the former U.S. president was kicked off of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube for allegedly inciting and glorifying violence during the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riots. Billionaire Elon Musk, who has bid to…

"Trump’s Truth Social posts will have to wait before reposts on other platforms"

Some U.S. inmates released under COVID protocols challenge orders to return to prison

WASHINGTON – Nordia Tompkins was serving a seven-year sentence for a drug charge in June 2020 when the U.S. federal Bureau of Prisons released her to home confinement under the terms of a law passed by Congress to slow the spread of COVID-19. The 37-year-old mother of two began settling back into her life north of New York City, pursuing studies for a new career in cosmetology. That changed a year later when she stopped…

"Some U.S. inmates released under COVID protocols challenge orders to return to prison"

Coast Guard calls off search for survivors from capsized Haitian migrant vessel

MIAMI – The U.S. Coast Guard said on Monday it had called off the search for survivors from last week’s capsizing of a vessel carrying Haitian migrants that left at least 11 dead. The vessel was spotted on Thursday north of Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico, carrying an “undetermined” number of people. The Coast Guard rescued 38, two of them citizens of the Dominican Republic. “Our most heartfelt condolences to the families, friends and loved ones…

"Coast Guard calls off search for survivors from capsized Haitian migrant vessel"

EU, U.S. raise cooperation to counter Ukraine war disruption

PARIS – The European Union and the United States agreed on Monday to cooperate more closely to counter disrupted supply of industrial commodities and food caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and to combat disinformation from Moscow. Senior EU and U.S. officials convened in Paris for the second Trade and Technology Council, a forum initially seen as a transatlantic counterweight to China, but now with a clear focus also on Russia. In a joint statement,…

"EU, U.S. raise cooperation to counter Ukraine war disruption"

Biden balances anti-crime and reform agendas in message to police

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Joe Biden said on Sunday that police officers must deliver both effective crime deterrence and equal justice in a message that balanced two fraught political priorities as his law-enforcement reforms have stalled. Speaking at a memorial service at the U.S. Capitol for 563 officers who died in the line of duty over the prior year, Biden offered no new indications over how he would resolve a delay in police reform aimed…

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