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The White House in Washington, D.C. at night. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM

Biden Administration Takes Aim at Global Corruption

The Biden administration this month unveiled its sweeping strategy to combat global corruption, an effort that will involve agencies across the federal government and potentially Congress.