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Anthony Weiner. Photo: Timothy Clary/AFP/Getty Images

Anthony Weiner has been released from prison after serving 15 months of his 21-month sentence for sending sexually explicit text messages to a 15-year-old girl, per the New York Post.

Details: The former 7-term New York congressman and unsuccessful New York mayoral candidate is now under supervision at a federal re-entry program — either a halfway house or home supervision — and is set to be released from federal custody on May 14 due to good behavior. Upon his release, Weiner will have to register as a sex offender.

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3 mins ago - Economy & Business

Ripple CEO calls for clearer crypto regulations following SEC lawsuit

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Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse tells "Axios on HBO" that if his company loses a lawsuit brought by the SEC, it would put the U.S. cryptocurrency industry at a competitive disadvantage.

Why it matters: Garlinghouse's comments may seem self-serving, but his call for clearer crypto rules is consistent with longstanding entreaties from other industry players.

Republican Sen. Roy Blunt will not seek re-election in 2022

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Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) will not run for re-election in 2022, he announced on Twitter Monday.

Why it matters: The 71-year-old senator is the No. 4-ranking Republican in the Senate, and the fifth GOP senator to announce he will not run for re-election in 2022 as the party faces questions about its post-Trump future.

45 mins ago - Health

Popular independent COVID tracker officially ends daily updates

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The COVID Tracking Project, a volunteer group of data analysts, researchers, and journalists brought together by The Atlantic, published its final daily update on Monday — the one-year anniversary of its founding.

Why it matters: The project quickly became a vital resource for news media, academic researchers, and everyday Americans to track COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in the absence of reliable and public data from the federal government.