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Regulation

SK Ashby
Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Nick Anderson)

In other news, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says congressional Democrats will try to raise the debt limit by the end of this week.

Meanwhile, an Associated Press poll found that 72 percent of Americans agree with granting asylum to Afghans who helped American forces.

Finally, a large leak of financial documents dubbed the "Pandora Papers" revealed that many world leaders are hiding their assets in other countries some of whom they consider enemies in public. This one leak in particular caught my eye:

MONACO — The apartment hangs over the blue waters of the Mediterranean beneath the Monte Carlo casino of James Bond legend. In the harbor below, royals, moguls and oligarchs float by in iceberg-size yachts.

There is little about the humble background of Svetlana Krivonogikh to indicate that she had the means to acquire property overlooking this playground for the world’s elite. The Russian woman reportedly grew up in a crowded communal apartment in St. Petersburg, and held jobs that included cleaning a neighborhood shop.

But previously undisclosed financial records combined with local tax documents show that Krivonogikh, 46, became the owner of the apartment in Monaco through an offshore company created just weeks after she gave birth to a girl. The child was born at a time when, according to a Russian media report last year, she was in a secret, years-long relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

We found Putin's mistress and their love child.