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Manafort enters not guilty plea on bank, tax fraud charges

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Paul Manafort has pleaded not guilty today to charges in Virginia brought by special counsel Robert Mueller, Reuters reports. His trial is scheduled for July 10, per CNN.

Background: Mueller brought a total of 32 new charges against Manafort and his associate Rick Gates in February, which cited bank fraud and false tax return filings.

Go deeper: How the Russia probe closed in on Manafort.

Mike Allen 4 hours ago
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How Trump created a new era of high risk

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On Jan. 26, just over a year into his presidency, President Trump had a president's dream: peace and prosperity. The Dow Jones industrial average, S&P 500 and Nasdaq all hit record highs.

Where it stands: Since then, Trump has injected multiple new risks into the system.

Kim Hart 8 hours ago
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Tech's terrible week

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From a fatal car crash to a data nightmare, turning-point scenarios played out in several corners of the technology industry this week.

Why it matters: The utopian promise of technological progress is giving way to the very thorny challenges of balancing innovation with social accountability. That means congressional hearings, investigations, probably at least some regulation — and a lot more skepticism about the promise of the tech-driven changes that are transforming our lives.