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Bust of Confederate general and KKK leader Nathan Forrest removed from Tennessee Capitol building

In this Tuesday, June 9, 2020 file photo, A bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest is displayed in the Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville, Tenn. AP Photo/Mark Humphrey A bust of Ku Klux Klan leader and Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest was removed from Tennessee's state capitol building on Friday. The bust is being moved to the Tennessee State museum. See more stories on Insider's business page. A bust of Ku Klux Klan leader and Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest was r...
Tags: Politics, Trends, Cnn, Tennessee, Kkk, Ku Klux Klan, Tennessee State, Forrest, Nashville Tenn, Confederate, Howell, Ashley Howell, Tennessean, Tennessee Capitol, State Capitol Commission, Nathan Bedford Forrest


Sean Hannity walked back his enthusiasm for COVID-19 vaccines after being praised by the White House

Sean Hannity insisted Thursday that he had never changed his stance on COVID-19 vaccines. Fox News Sean Hannity dialed down his enthusiasm for vaccines after winning praise from President Biden. The Fox host on Monday appeared to encourage viewers to take the COVID-19 vaccine. He changed tack on Thursday, saying: "I never told anyone to get a vaccine." See more stories on Insider's business page. Fox News host Sean Hannity walked back on his enthusiasm for COVID-19 vaccines after winni...
Tags: Politics, Media, Washington Post, White House, Trends, Cnn, Fox, News UK, Fox News, Jesus, Biden, Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, HANNITY, HARRIS FAULKNER, Thomas Colson


10 Things in Politics: Trump election probe is in trouble

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:Trouble is brewing for a Georgia county's investigation into TrumpDemocrats are outraged over new details about FBI's investigation into Brett KavanaughThe US Olympic fencing team is in an uproar over the handling of sexual-assault claimsWhat we're watching today: The Olympics officially kick off wit...
Tags: Facebook, Hollywood, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Obama, Washington Post, Cdc, White House, China, Virginia, Disney, Nbc News, US, NFL, Trends, Atlanta


The US launched strikes to destroy military equipment the Taliban captured from Afghan security forces

A U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet releases flares over Afghanistan, Jan. 23, 2020 U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Lotz The US carried out multiple airstrikes on the Taliban recently in support of Afghan forces. The strikes targeted enemy personnel, as well as captured military equipment. The US is withdrawing its forces from Afghanistan, where it has waged war for nearly two decades. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US military carried out multiple airstrikes ...
Tags: Politics, US, International, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Cnn, Afghanistan, Taliban, Middle East, Pentagon, Biden, Trump, John Kirby, U S Air Force


22 features that make Tesla cars unlike any others

Tesla Model X Tesla Tesla vehicles are engineered with a plethora of interesting features. These include a bioweapon defense mode, sentry mode, and other hidden Easter eggs. The features have helped the company gain such a cult following. See more stories on Insider's business page. Most people know Tesla for its sleek and luxury electric cars and its eccentric CEO Elon Musk, but some may not know the electric vehicles are equipped with a plethora of features that you wouldn't f...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Trends, Tesla, Cnn, Features, Santa, Bugatti, Fernando, Burbank, Spike, Littleton Colorado, Teslas, Tech Insider, Tesla Tesla, Burbank Town Center


Accused Capitol rioter's defense lawyers claim 'pipe bomb' found at his house was a police training prop

What federal investigators said they discovered at the former cop's home. FBI/Department of Justice Investigators said they found a makeshift explosive at an accused Capitol rioter's home. But Thomas Robertson's lawyer says it was a training prop for law enforcement. Robertson is a former police officer with the Rocky Mountain Police Department in Virginia. See more stories on Insider's business page. Federal investigators found what appears to be an improvised explosive a...
Tags: Virginia, Trends, Cnn, Fbi, Department Of Justice, Capitol, Robertson, Michael Harvey, US Capitol Police, Madison Hall, Thomas Robertson, FBI Department of Justice Investigators, Rocky Mountain Police Department


Rep. Matt Gaetz cut off a reporter's question about his vaccination status and said, 'We should be talking more about freeing Britney'

Rep. Matt Gaetz. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Rep. Matt Gaetz refused to disclose his vaccination status, focusing his attention on Britney Spears' conservatorship. "I think we should be talking more about freeing Britney," he told CNN. Gaetz also called CNN's question about his vaccination status "very nosy." See more stories on Insider's business page. When asked about his COVID-19 vaccination status, Rep. Matt Gaetz declined to answer and instead turned hi...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Republicans, Congress, Senate, Los Angeles, Trends, Cnn, Gop, House, Mitch McConnell, US Senate, Vaccine, Britney Spears, Department Of Justice


Pelosi said it was 'ridiculous' for McCarthy to recommend Jim Banks and Jim Jordan for the January 6 committee: 'There's no way'

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Getty Images Pelosi defended her decision to block two Republicans from joining the January 6 committee. Pelosi said allowing Jim Jordan and Jim Banks to participate would be "ridiculous." Jordan and Banks are Trump loyalists who've repeatedly attacked the committee and its goals. See more stories on Insider's business page. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday defended her decision to veto House Minority Leader...
Tags: Politics, News, Banks, Trends, Cnn, Gop, Wyoming, House, Ohio, Jordan, Nancy Pelosi, Illinois, Donald Trump, Cheney, Mccarthy, Trump


Biden says he's 'tired of trickle down' leaving out the middle class: 'Just pay your fair share'

President Joe Biden. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images At a CNN town hall, Biden said he is "tired of trickle down" economics leaving out the middle class. Trickle-down economics is the idea that benefits for the wealthy will "trickle down" to the rest of society. Biden said a solution to creating an equitable economy is ensuring the wealthy pay their fair share in taxes. See more stories on Insider's business page. Economic recovery is largely driving President Joe Biden's agenda, an...
Tags: Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Republican, Biden, Cincinnati, Joe Biden SAUL LOEB, Ayelet Sheffey


Biden jokes that Fox News had 'an altar call' on COVID-19 vaccine coverage: 'I'm not being a wise guy'

President Joe Biden. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images President Joe Biden poked fun at Fox News during a CNN town hall Wednesday night. Biden said the network had "an altar call" in its turnaround on vaccine coverage this week. But two of Fox's most viewed hosts, Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham, have remained anti-vaccine. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden joked about the notable shift in Fox News' coverage touting the COVID-19 vaccine this week."...
Tags: Politics, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fox, Fox News, Vaccine, Biden, Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, HANNITY, Carlson, Laura Ingraham, Ingraham, Justin Baragona, Alex Berenson


Biden says he asks Secret Service to keep out of his room at breakfast time because he isn't dressed

U.S. President Joe Biden reacts to shouted questions from reporters as he walks to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on July 21, 2021 in Washington, DC Drew Angerer/Getty Images President Biden asks the Secret Service to keep out of his room at breakfast because he isn't dressed. Biden mentioned the habit while telling CNN he likes to have breakfast in his robe. The president is usually closely flanked by a detail of Secret Service agents. See more stories on Insider'...
Tags: Europe, Politics, White House, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Washington Dc, News UK, Anderson Cooper, Secret Service, Don Lemon, Biden, Don, Jill, South Lawn


Biden says eliminating the filibuster would 'throw the entire Congress into chaos' and 'nothing will get done'

President Joe Biden interacts with members of the audience during a commercial break for a CNN town hall at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, Wednesday, July 21, 2021. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik Biden said nixing the filibuster would lead to "chaos" and "nothing could get done." Activists are pressing Biden to back eliminating the filibuster to pass voting rights protections. "What I don't want to do is get wrapped up right now in the argument of whether this is all about the fi...
Tags: Politics, John Lewis, Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Alaska, Don Lemon, Biden, Cincinnati, Voting Rights, Shelby, Lisa Murkowski


The Biden administration considers stricter mask guidance as the delta variant drives a spike in COVID-19 cases

President-elect Joe Biden puts on a mask after receiving his second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination at ChristianaCare Christiana Hospital on January 11, 2021 in Newark, Delaware. Alex Wong/Getty Images Biden officials are considering stricter mask-wearing guidance as the delta variant cases spike. Officials at the CDCD are reportedly also considering more stringent mask guidelines. The guidance would be designed to protect unvaccinated people. See more stories on Insider&#...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Washington Post, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, House, Biden, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Eliza Relman, Top Biden, Biden Administration


Trump defended sending supporters to the Capitol on January 6, saying he wanted them to go up to it but not inside

Donald Trump on screen as he gave a speech before the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. Samuel Corum/Getty Images Donald Trump said that he wanted supporters to "not go in" the Capitol on January 6. Supporters attacked officers and breached the Capitol after Trump gave an incendiary speech. Trump and his allies have tried to whitewash the events of January 6. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump defended whipping up his supporters ahead of the Ja...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, News UK, Donald Trump, Capitol Police, Trump, Capitol, Philip Rucker, Tom Porter, Rucker


Top Stories this AM: Gen. Milley called Stephen Miller 'Rasputin'; Google employees sound off on sexual misconduct policies; holding hostages for pizza

Good morning and welcome to your weekday morning roundup of the top stories you need to know.For more daily and weekly briefings, sign up for our newsletters here.What's going on today: Milley's choice words for Stephen Miller. Gen. Mark Milley thought Stephen Miller was 'a Rasputin character, always whispering devilish ideas in the king's ear,' a new book says. According to "I Alone Can Fix It," Milley told Miller to "shut the f--- up" when the latter told Trump anti-racism ...
Tags: Google, News, Congress, US, Newsletter, Trends, Cnn, Tokyo, Biden, Miller, Trump, Stephen Miller, Milley, Alphabet Workers Union, Top Stories This Am, Kentaro Kobayashi


10 Things in Politics: Biden says Fox News saw the light on vaccines

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:Inside Gov. Kristi Noem's inner circleBiden doesn't care if you think he's the devil, you just can't say 'nothing happened' during the Capitol riotAmazon and investment banks are trying to cash in on cannabis legalization President Joe Biden speaking with reporters on July 8. Alex Won...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, South Korea, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Israel, US, Alabama, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Gop, South Dakota, House


What to do if you're exposed to COVID-19 after being fully vaccinated, according to experts

People make their way down the aisle at the Farmers Market in Irvine Regional Park on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 in Irvine, CA. Restrictions are lifted at most businesses, and Californians fully vaccinated for COVID-19 can go without masks in most settings. Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images If you're vaccinated and exposed to COVID-19, most of the experts Insider spoke to said you don't need to worry unless you have symptoms. You should get tested if you're symptomat...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Los Angeles, Trends, Cnn, Public Health, Delta, Philadelphia, Times, Irvine, Farmers Market, Dean, Children s Hospital, California Department of Public Health, Paul Offit, Adalja


Pentagon watchdog assessing 'nuclear football' security after rioters got alarmingly close to one during Capitol siege

A US military aide carries the "president's emergency satchel," also known as the "nuclear football." AP Photo/Andrew Harnik The Pentagon inspector general is launching a review of "nuclear football" security. The evaluation follows the riot at the Capitol in January, when rioters came close to Pence and his football. The watchdog wants to know more about the plans if the satchel is "lost, stolen, or compromised." See more stories on Insider's business page. The Department of Defe...
Tags: Politics, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Cnn, Tennessee, Secret Service, Pentagon, Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Dod, Schwartz, Capitol, Pence, Stephen Schwartz


China debuts world's fastest train, a sleek maglev that can reach speeds of up to 373 miles per hour

China's 600 km/h high-speed maglev transportation system makes debut on July 20, 2021 in Qingdao, Shandong Province of China. Zhang Jingang/VCG via Getty Images Officials in China debuted the new state-developed maglev train on Tuesday, Reuters reported. The train can reach speeds of up to 600 km/h or 373 mph, officials said. There is just one operational maglev track in China, but cities are considering building more. See more stories on Insider's business page. Chinese offici...
Tags: Transportation, China, International, Trends, Cnn, Features, Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Maglev, Reuters, Qingdao, VCG, Getty Images Source, Connor Perrett, Speed desk


The Biden White House confronted Fox News about its hosts' bid to erode trust in the COVID-19 vaccine

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a daily briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House May 4, 2021 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images The White House has held discussions with Fox News about its COVID-19 vaccine coverage. Fox News hosts have for months encouraged viewers to question the safety and effectiveness of vaccines. Studies have found a partisan divide in willingness to get the shot. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Washington, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, News UK, Mitch McConnell, Fox News, Vaccine, Dc, Biden, Fox News Channel, Anthony Fauci


Video shows Capitol rioter hit police captain in the face with a flag pole. The suspect pleaded not guilty to assault.

Brent Stirton/Getty A person at the Capitol riot was filmed hitting a police officer with a flag he then threw. The Department of Justice released footage it says shows a US military veteran injuring the officer. The veteran, identified as Jeffrey McKellop, pleaded not guilty to 12 charges including assault. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Department of Justice has released footage from the Capitol riot in which a man hits a police officer in the face with a flagpole,...
Tags: News, Virginia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fbi, Washington Dc, News UK, Army, Department Of Justice, Justice Department, Capitol Police, Trump, Capitol, Special Forces


Video shows Capitol rioter hit police captain in the face with a flag pole. He pleaded not guilty to assault.

Brent Stirton/Getty A Capitol riot suspect was filmed hitting a police officer with a flag then hurling it like a spear. The Department of Justice released footage it says shows Jeffrey McKellop injuring the captain. McKellop, pleaded not guilty to 12 charges including assault. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Department of Justice has released footage from the Capitol riot in which a man hits a police officer in the face with a flagpole, then throws it like a spear.T...
Tags: News, Virginia, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fbi, Washington Dc, News UK, Army, Department Of Justice, Justice Department, Capitol Police, Trump, Capitol, U S Army Special Forces, US Army Special Forces


Fox News and vaccines: What changed this week and what didn't as fears over Delta variant rise

Fox Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch and his son, CEO Lachlan Murdoch (left). Jean Catuffe/GC Images Insider Fox News heavily emphasized vaccine awareness and promoted their efficacy on Monday. While several hosts had previously touted the shots, Monday marked a significant departure. Splinters remain among the primetime lineup, and the White House has been in touch with the network. See more stories on Insider's business page. Typified by Sean Hannity's monologue Monday nigh...
Tags: Politics, White House, Trends, Cnn, Analysis, Fox, New York Times, Piers Morgan, Delta, Fox News, Vaccine, Dc, Biden, Rupert Murdoch, Elizabeth Ii, Murdoch


Netflix's 10 biggest original movies of all time, including 'Army of the Dead' and 'Extraction'

"Army of the Dead." Netflix Netflix said in its Q2 earnings report on Tuesday that "Army of the Dead" and "Fatherhood" were both watched by more than 70 million households. Its biggest movies also include "Extraction" and "Bird Box." Netflix measures a view if an account watches at least two minutes of a show or movie. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. 10. "Fatherhood" - 74 million Kevin Hart shows his dramatic chops in "Fatherhood." Philippe Bosse/Netflix ...
Tags: Europe, Movies, Media, Entertainment, Boston, New York City, Michael Bay, Trends, Cnn, Features, Netflix, Army, New Orleans, Streaming, Bangladesh, Associated Press


Jeff Bezos gives away $200 million to recognize 'courage and civility' on Earth, as critics attack the billions he's spent on the space race

Jeff Bezos laughs as he speaks about his flight on Blue Origin’s New Shepard into space during a press conference on July 20, 2021 in Van Horn, Texas. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Jeff Bezos is giving away $200 million in a pair of awards recognizing "courage and civility." Activist Van Jones and chef Jose Andres will each receive $100 million to donate as they see fit. "It's easy to be courageous and mean - try being courageous and civil," Bezos said. See more stories on Insider's busi...
Tags: Charity, Trends, Strategy, Earth, Cnn, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Jones, Blue Origin, Non-profits, Jeff, Bezos, Andres, Jose Andres, Lauren


Jeff Bezos thanks Amazon employees and customers for paying for his jaunt to space: 'You guys paid for all of this'

Amazon cofounder Jeff Bezos, next to a rocket created by his space company Blue Origin. Blue Origin Billionaire Amazon cofounder Jeff Bezos thanked Amazon's customers for funding his space trip. "I want to thank every Amazon employee and every Amazon customer, because you guys paid for all of this," Bezos said. Critics have said that, rather than flying to space, Bezos should invest his billions on Earth. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. After a brief trip to spa...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Trends, Earth, Cnn, Virgin Galactic, Billionaires, Retail, Richard Branson, Space Flight, Jeff Bezos, Branson, Blue Origin, Mark, Bezos, New Shepard


Trump aides told him over a McDonald's meal to stop bitching about losing in Iowa to Ted Cruz in 2016

President Donald Trump talks to the media about the table full of fast food in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, for the reception for the Clemson Tigers. Susan Walsh/Associated Press Trump was told over a McDonald's meal to stop whining and get his act together after losing the 2016 GOP Iowa caucuses. "If he wants to continue to bitch about the results in Iowa ... this race was over," Corey Lewandowski said he warned Trump at the time. Lewandowski and 21 other i...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Washington, White House, America, Trends, Cnn, Gop, New Hampshire, Ted Cruz, Iowa, Manchester, John F Kennedy, 2016 Election, Donald Trump


Jeff Bezos just traveled to the edge of space. Here are 13 things you probably didn't know about the Amazon founder.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images Jeff Bezos launched 62 miles above Earth aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket on Tuesday. You might not know that Bezos almost named Amazon "Cadabra." In August 2020, he became the first person to accumulate a fortune of over $200 billion. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. His mother, Jacklyn Bezos, gave birth to him when she was a teenager. Jeff Bezos in 1997. Paul Souders/Getty Images ...
Tags: Amazon, Texas, Jay Leno, Washington, Life, Wall Street, New York City, Trends, Earth, Cnn, Features, Billionaires, Holland, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Fast Company


Jeff Bezos launches to the edge of space today. Here are 13 things you probably didn't know about the Amazon founder.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images Jeff Bezos will launch to space aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket at 9 a.m. ET. You might not know that Bezos almost named Amazon "Cadabra." In August 2020, he became the first person to accumulate a fortune of over $200 billion. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. His mother, Jacklyn Bezos, gave birth to him when she was a teenager. Jeff Bezos in 1997. Paul Souders/Getty Images Accord...
Tags: Amazon, Texas, Jay Leno, Washington, Life, Wall Street, New York City, Trends, Cnn, Features, Getty Images, Billionaires, Holland, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Fast Company


Trump Org CFO appeared to defend company car perk while being charged with tax avoidance scheme, documents say

Trump Organization finance chief Allen Weisselberg appears in a New York court after turning himself in to authorities on July 01, 2021 in New York City. According to reports, federal prosecutors with the Manhattan district attorney's office have charged the Trump Organization, and its CFO Weisselberg, with tax-related crimes. Seth Wenig-Pool/Getty Images Trump Org. CFO Allen Weisselberg complained about his long commute, court documents say. He was defending receiving luxury cars fro...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Trends, Cnn, News UK, Tax Avoidance, Manhattan, Donald Trump, Upper West Side, The Washington Post, Long Island, Trump, Mercedes Benz, Trump Tower, Trump Organization



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