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Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Oct. 18. Photo: Richard Pierren/AFP via Getty Images

Three more of the 17 missionaries kidnapped by a Haitian gang in October have been released, Christian Aid Ministries said Monday.

The big picture: Twelve abducted missionaries remain in captivity. Police have said the 400 Mawozo gang in Port-au-Prince is behind the kidnapping.

What they're saying: Those "who were released are safe and seem to be in good spirits," Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries said in a statement Monday.

  • "As with the previous release, we are not able to provide the names of the people released, the circumstances of the release, or any other details," it added.
  • "We long for all the hostages to be reunited with their loved ones."

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Jan 15, 2022 - World

Jamaica arrests Haitian politician sought in Moïse's assassination

An aerial view shows a street market in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Oct. 29, 2021. Photo: Ricardo Arguengo/AFP via Getty Images

The former Haitian senator sought in the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse was arrested in Jamaica on Saturday, AP reports.

Driving the news: Other people were arrested along with former Sen. John Joël Joseph, but their connections to the case remain unclear, Jamaica Police superintendent Stephanie Lindsay said, per AP.

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Peloton pumps its brakes

Data: FactSet; Chart: Axios Visuals

Peloton’s popularity is falling as swiftly as it shot up.

Why it matters: Not all pandemic habits stick around. Peloton's trajectory over the past two years exemplifies how challenging it's been for companies to gauge shifts in consumer demand — particularly in sectors heavily altered by the pandemic.

First look: Senators propose bill to ban corporate PACs

Sens. Jon Ossoff and Mark Kelly. Photos: Chip Somodevilla (left), Courtney Pedroza/Getty Images

Sens. Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.) and Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.) will soon propose a bill prohibiting for-profit corporations from establishing and managing political action committees, according to a copy of the legislation obtained by Axios.

Why it matters: The introduction of "The Ban Corporate PACs Act" comes amid heightened scrutiny on Capitol Hill regarding money in politics, including efforts to bar companies from influencing political campaigns and federal elections. It would likely face a court challenge and First Amendment concerns.

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