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Source: CBS News

Treasury secretary's wife apologizes for bragging about high-end clothing

Today 09:02 GMT

The wife of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin apologized on Tuesday for a post on Instagram a day earlier in which she bragged about the high-end clothing brands that she was wearing and lambasted a commenter who criticized her.

The Treasury Department says the Mnuchins reimbursed the government for the trip and that Linton received no compensation by any of the designers she mentioned in her post, according to The New York Times.

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Source: CBS News

Some U.S. diplomats in Cuba diagnosed with serious health conditions, medical records show

Today 09:02 GMT

According to medical records reviewed exclusively by CBS News, a U.S. doctor who evaluated American and Canadian diplomats working in Havana diagnosed them with conditions as serious as mild traumatic brain injury, and with likely damage to the central nervous system.

The U.S. expelled two Cuban embassy officials in Washington May 23.. "We hold the Cuban authorities responsible for finding out who is carrying out these health attacks on not just our diplomats but, as you've seen now, there are other cases with other diplomats involved," Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters earlier this month. "We remain in regular contact with the Cuban government to emphasize that we take these incidents very seriously and to resolve this matter in a satisfactory manner," a State Department spokesperson for Western Hemisphere Affairs tells CBS News.

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Source: NBC News

Did owner of million-dollar U.S. home help North Korea evade sanctions?

Wednesday 20:59 GMT

"Until February of 2016, U.N. sanctions against North Korea were strong on paper but poorly enforced, and U.S. sanctions against North Korea were comparatively weak — weaker than our sanctions against Belarus and Zimbabwe," said Joshua Stanton, a North Korea expert and former Army officer.

According to Chinese corporate filings, Sun is the listed owner of Dandong Dongyuan Industrial Co., which has shared an email address with another Chinese company, Dandong Zhicheng Metallic Material Co., a coal exporter suspected of helping North Korea evade sanctions.

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Source: CBS News

Treasury secretary's wife brags about wealth, clothing on social media

Wednesday 16:23 GMT

Louise Linton, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's wife, set social media abuzz with her Instagram couture hashtags and condescension toward another user Monday.

The Treasury Department told the Times that the Mnuchins reimbursed the government for the trip and that Linton received no compensation by any of the designers she mentioned in her post. Jenni Miller, a Democrat, told the New York Times that "if she hadn't made her account private, I would have written back with a very snide Marie Antoinette joke," although she also said that she regretted letting Linton get to her.

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Source: Common Domain

Treasury yields reverse week’s early decline as haven bid ebbs

Wednesday 15:27 GMT

Treasury yields rose on Tuesday trade as bond investors shed government paper and other assets perceived as safe after geopolitical concerns from Washington abated.

Though the ECB may hope to normalize monetary policy, pushing too aggressively to reduce the central bank’s bond-buying program could roil markets and harm the eurozone’s nascent recovery, he said.

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Source: BBC

Louise Linton: The photo, the hashtags and the sarcasm

Wednesday 15:27 GMT

It's commonplace to post photos of trips and special occasions on social media, but as the actress Louise Linton found out, people didn't respond well to the hashtags she used in one of her posts.

Ms Linton, an Edinburgh-born actress who is married to the US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, posted on her Instagram account a photo of her and her husband disembarking a US Air Force jet in Kentucky, adding various hashtags of the designer labels she was wearing.

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Source: NBC News

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin's wife defends wealth in Instagram tirade

Wednesday 12:44 GMT

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s wife Louise Linton tore into an Instagram user on Monday night after being criticized for tagging several designer brands in an image of the couple de-boarding a government plane.

The Post explained that Treasure secretaries typically only fly on government planes for international trips and fly on domestic carriers when the travel within the United States.

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Source: Fox News

Mnuchin pushes clean debt ceiling increase in latest plea for 'prompt' Congressional action

Wednesday 06:05 GMT

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin addressed the urgent need for lawmakers to raise the debt limit promptly when they return from recess during a speech in Kentucky on Monday, strongly communicating his proclivity for a “clean” bill passed without spending reforms attached. “Come the end of September my magic, super Treasury powers will run out and we need to raise the debt limit,” Mnuchin said.

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Source: New York Times

Even Business Leaders Who Abandoned Trump’s Councils May Not Stray Far

Wednesday 01:36 GMT

Will one of the former business leaders in President Trump’s inner circle will resign, following the disintegration of the president’s various business councils last week.

Last week’s abandonment of President Trump by the leaders of America’s largest corporations was a resounding signal to the country and the world that they won’t tolerate anyone — even the president — coming to the defense of those who preach indefensible hate.


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte