Daily Briefing: July 4

The stat, the quote, and the read you need to start your day.


Ruja Ignatova, the self-proclaimed "CryptoQueen" who allegedly fleeced individuals out of $4 billion through a fraudulent cryptocurrency called OneCoin, has been added to the FBI's Top 10 Most Wanted list. Then she pulled a Saul Goodman and vanished. “Now she sits side by side...with cartel leaders, murderers, and terrorists," said the US attorney for the Southern District of New York of her inclusion on the Top 10 list. "That's no accident.”


“Our focus isn’t about assigning blame. It isn’t about getting caught up in guilt. It’s about fixing a problem.”

Transportation Secretary Peter Buttigieg announced a $1 billion initiative to provide funding to communities affected by prior US governments' racist infrastructure projects, such as building federal highways through Black and other minority neighborhoods, which effectively destroyed their neighborhood fabric. Some Republicans have referred to the plan as the "woke-ification" of the government, while progressive advocates claim that $1 billion is paltry compared to the egregious harms caused.


How football shirts chart the rise and fall of tech giants. (Rest of World)

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