Blues move to brink of Cup final after blanking Sharks

Blues move to brink of Cup final after blanking Sharks

Vladimir Tarasenko scored on a penalty shot and Jaden Schwartz added the first of his three goals during a dominant second period that carried St. Louis to the brink of its first trip to the Stanley Cup Final in nearly a half-century, with a 5-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday in Game 5 of the Western Conference final. Powered by WPeMatico

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Deutsche Bank employees say leaders dismissed concerns about suspicious Trump transactions

Deutsche Bank employees say leaders dismissed concerns about suspicious Trump transactions

Current and former employees say the bank chose to ignore warnings by anti-money laundering specialists. In 2016 and 2017, computer systems that screen for potential money laundering at Deutsche Bank flagged transactions conducted by legal entities owned by President Donald Trump and White House adviser Jared Kushner as suspicious. Anti-money laundering specialists at the bank took note, and recommended that the transactions be reported to a financial crimes watchdog at the US Treasury Department. But…

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Trump and top Republicans distance themselves from Alabama’s controversial abortion law

Trump and top Republicans distance themselves from Alabama’s controversial abortion law

The president tweeted he believes in abortion in the cases of rape, incest, or when a pregnant person’s life is in danger. Days after Alabama’s government passed a near-total ban on abortion, President Donald Trump and other prominent Republican lawmakers are staking out their more lenient positions on the issue. Saturday night Trump sent out a series of tweets explaining his stance on reproductive rights while warning that Republicans will suffer if the party cannot…

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The Star Wars prequels are dumb and bad — and also insightful about American politics

The Star Wars prequels are dumb and bad — and also insightful about American politics

Looked at 20 years later, The Phantom Menace reads as a story about rampant inequality spurring the rise of fascism. Hmmmmm… The Star Wars prequels are bad. They’re stilted and strange, with bland stories that get stuck in first gear, performances that can’t escape director George Lucas’s apparent desire to create an emotionless universe, and gratuitous visual effects that at times seem to be the movies’ main reason to exist. Also, Jar Jar Binks, a…

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