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Roger Stone in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 5, 2021

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The Justice Department is reportedly probing ties between far right-wing luminaries such as Roger Stone and Alex Jones and the rioters who stormed the Capitol on January 6. Investigators are seeking to determine if Stone, Jones and others merely inspired the pro-Trump mob or if they could potentially be held accountable for conspiring to carry out the attack. The probe is still in an early stage and investigators say they do not have evidence to support criminal charges against the far right-wing figures, The Washington Post reported Saturday. “We are investigating potential ties between those ph...

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For a long time, inflation has been the phantom of the American economy: often expected but never seen. But the latest Consumer Price Index, which showed that prices rose by five percent from May of last year to May of this year, raises fears that it is breaking down the front door and taking over the guest room.

The price jump was the biggest one-month increase since 2008. It appears to support the warning of former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, who wrote in February that President Joe Biden's budget binge could "set off inflationary pressures of a kind we have not seen in a generation." Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell charged last month that the administration has already produced "raging inflation."

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