It has been a year since Volkswagen admitted to fitting millions of cars with cheating software to dupe emissions tests, plunging the German auto giant into one of the biggest scandals ever to hit the industry.
An investigation by The Intercept has found evidence that foreigners are giving big to candidates in this election cycle. They can get around the law using corporations, as allowed by the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court decision.
Russia's opposition likens itself to Michael Phelps facing an extreme challenge. "If you have a champion swimmer, and you fill up the pool with acid, he won't be able to swim. But it doesn't mean he's a weak swimmer."
Instead of colorful, handmade caps for sale to Syrians and foreign tourists, Zakaria Mosuli — the last tailor in Aleppo's battered Old City — now sews military headwear almost exclusively for soldiers.
United Nations officials say the ceasefire agreement brokered by the US and Russia appears to be working. There’s been a halt to much of the fighting. But UN aid convoys are not able to move, and that could bode ill for the future.