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Spotify to Suspend Political Advertising

Spotify said it would stop selling political advertisements early next year because it lacks the appropriate tools to review them for misinformation.

U.S., International Contractors Sued for Allegedly Paying Protection Money to Taliban

Major U.S. and international contractors involved in Afghanistan reconstruction projects allegedly paid the Taliban for protection, providing the insurgency with money that was used to attack and kill U.S. troops, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court.

Warren’s Presidential Campaign Says It Faces Fundraising Decline

Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s campaign has raised $17 million since October, putting her on pace to bring in $5 million less in the final quarter of the year than she did in the previous quarter, her campaign told supporters in an email.

Netanyahu Touts Trump Ties in Bid to Woo Right-Wing Voters

Buoyed by a resounding victory in a party leadership election, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu brandished his close ties with President Trump to woo right-wing voters as he attempts to break a monthslong political deadlock. 55

Germany Calls for European Firewall Against U.S. Sanctions

German politicians have called on Europe to adopt protective measures against U.S. sanctions after Washington managed to halt completion of a new submarine gas pipeline linking Russia directly to Germany.

Workers Get Bigger Raises as Labor Market Tightens

Wages for the typical worker—nonsupervisory employees who account for 82% of the workforce—are rising at the fastest rate in more than a decade, a sign that the labor market has tightened. 413

Trade-Court Lawsuits Take On Trump’s Tariff Effort

The White House tariff strategy is under siege from a series of lawsuits challenging whether the administration has followed the law closely enough in imposing new customs duties. 161