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How Giuliani Became Trump’s Shadow Secretary Of State

FBI agents seized electronic devices belonging to former Trump attorney Rudolph Giuliani at his Manhattan apartment and office on Wednesday, executing a search warrant as part of a lengthy probe of whether he acted as an unregistered foreign agent for shady figures in Ukraine. Federal authorities reportedly also seized a cellphone belonging Victoria Toensing, a Republican lawyer and Giuliani associate, at her Washington-area residence.

The searches and seizures represent a major step in the investigation, which was stymied by the Justice Department under Trump and now appears to be moving forward rapidly under Attorney General Merrick Garland.

The Washington Post reported that Robert Costello, a lawyer for Giuliani, had confirmed the search via text message.

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How To Stop Monopolies From Milking Us Dry

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For the past several years, monopolistic price fixing by two multibillion-dollar milk processing behemoths — DFA (an outfit deceptively named Dairy Farmers of America) and Dean Foods — has squeezed thousands of dairy farms out of business, paying farmers less for a gallon of milk than it costs them to produce it. The Big Two controlled some two-thirds of all raw milk processed nationwide, essentially forcing farmers to sell on the processors' terms.

Last year, then-President Trump's Justice Department ("justice") allowed the $14 billion DFA empire to devour the $8 billion Dean conglomerate, leaving individual farm families at the mercy of one domineering colossus. DFA now controls 70 percent of our nation's entire raw milk supply.

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