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John Legend says that Americans 'will have to start thinking about going somewhere else' if Trump is reelected

John Legend performs "Glory" with the rapper Common at the 2020 Democratic National Convention. Democratic National Convention via AP In an interview with Cosmopolitan UK, John Legend says that Americans may have to consider leaving the country if President Trump is reelected. "Every once in a while you think about it," Legend said. "I don't know what one's supposed to do when you have a leader who is trying to destroy democracy." Trump has feuded with Legend and his wife, Chrissy Teigen, ...
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg died at 87 after serving as a Supreme Court Justice for 27 years. Here's a look at the trailblazer's life and career.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on September 18, 2020 due to complications from cancer. She was 87. She was a left-leaning Associate Justice on the Supreme Court and a pop culture icon. She has been on the Supreme Court for more than 27 years. Here's how she went from the daughter of an immigrant without a high school degree to one of the most important legal influences of her time.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Notorious RBG. Allison Shelley/Getty...
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at the age of 87

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 2013. Charles Dharapak/AP Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at the age of 87. Her death was announced Friday evening. She had multiple types of cancer in the past 20 years. Even before President Bill Clinton nominated her to the Supreme Court in 1993, Ginsburg was a champion for women's issues as a lawyer at the ACLU. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at the age of 87.She di...
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The 26 women who have accused Trump of sexual misconduct

Rachel Crooks, left, Jessica Leeds, center, and Samantha Holvey attend a news conference, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in New York to discuss their accusations of sexual misconduct against Donald Trump. Mark Lennihan/AP Images At least 25 women have accused President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct since the 1970s.Renewed attention was brought to the allegations amid the #MeToo movement and a national conversation concerning sexual misconduct.Trump has repeatedly denied the accusations, denounc...
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Her fortune came from Hyatt hotels; his came from the Erie Canal. Now, they want the government to tax their millions to fund coronavirus relief.

Liesel Pritzker Simmons received $500 million of the Hyatt hotel fortune after suing her family in 2002. Now, she wants the government to tax her wealth. Robyn Twomey Impact investors Liesel Pritzker Simmons and Ian Simmons are leading the charge for a national wealth tax, despite being multimillionaires themselves. Calls for a tax on the 1% are rising as the coronavirus pandemic exacerbates America's already widening wealth gap. The Simmonses believe such a tax could help fund improvement...
Tags: Politics, New York, Life, Boston, Massachusetts, America, Trends, Strategy, Davos, United States, Billionaires, Millionaire, Millionaires, Andrew Cuomo, UC Berkeley, Bernie Sanders

Biden's tax plan won't raise many Americans' taxes, unless you're rich

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event on July 21 in New Castle, Delaware. Drew Angerer/Getty Images American households earning less than $400,000 won't see a tax increase under Joe Biden's tax plan, but the top 0.1% could end up paying as much as an extra 12.4%, an analysis by the University of Pennsylvania shows. The ultrawealthy will also see cuts to their take-home pay due to higher corporate taxes under the Biden plan. President T...
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Starbucks billionaire Howard Schultz just endorsed Biden after nearly running for president himself

Howard Schultz. Stephen Brashear/Getty Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz publicly endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden for President in a letter published Monday. Schultz built a $4.2 billion fortune during his time at Starbucks, and pledged to donate at least some of it to Biden's campaign in the letter. Schultz considered running for president himself in 2019, but decided against it. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Howard Schultz is backing Biden for president.T...
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Andrew Gillum comes out as bisexual

Former Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum has come out as bisexual. In an interview with Tamron Hall, Gillum, who was also the mayor of Tallahassee from 2014-2018, said: “I don’t identify as gay, but I do identify as bisexual. And that is something that I have never shared publicly before.” AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inarticle1"); }); Former Florida governor candidate Andrew Gillum tells Tamron Hall he's bisexual: "That is something I h...
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Oracle has struck a deal with TikTok to control its US operations. Take a look inside Trump's close relationship with Oracle cofounder, Larry Ellison.

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images On Monday, US tech giant Oracle confirmed to Business Insider that it has struck a deal with ByteDance, TikTok's parent company, to control the popular social media app's US operations.  Microsoft released a statement on Sunday announcing that ByteDance, TikTok's parent company, had rejected its proposal.  President Trump has previously expressed support for Oracle's bid, calling it a "great company." Larry Ellison, the Oracle cofounder, is one of the richest...
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Incredible clip of Jane Fonda defending LGBTQ rights in the ’70s goes viral

Jane Fonda has been an ally of the LGBTQ community long before it was considered cool, and this resurfaced interview from 1979 shows just how outspoken she really was. In the clip, which has gone viral after it popped up on Twitter, Fonda is interviewed during San Francisco’s White Nights Riots, sparked by the murder of Harvey Milk. The interviewer asks her if gay people face discrimination, to which she replies: AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inarticle1"); }); “Ab...
Tags: Politics, Lifestyle, San Francisco, Jane Fonda, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Harvey Milk, Fonda, Campaign for Economic Democracy

Absolutely no one is here for Ivanka’s 9/11 tweet

Today marks the nineteenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks and, of course, Ivanka Trump couldn’t let such a somber day pass without drawing attention to herself. This morning, the first daughter tweeted “Never Forget” along with an American flag and a picture of the Statue of Liberty and the Twin Towers at sunrise. Never Forget. ?? September 11, 2001 — Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) September 11, 2020 Now, for a normal person, this would be a perfectly ac...
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Gay candidate has epic clap back for police union that called him a “first class wh*re”

Let it be known that New York city councilman Ritchie Torres does not suffer homophobic police officers who hide behind Twitter accounts. Torres, who’s currently running for Congress in New York, has been in bitter back-and-forth with NYPD union leader Ed Mullins over a tweet sent from the Sergeants Benevolent Association official Twitter page last week. Mullins is the president of SBA, which represents around 13,000 active and retired police sergeants. The since-deleted tweet, sent on Septembe...
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Photos show the moment President George W. Bush first learned of the 9/11 attacks

President George W. Bush confers with staff via telephone from his office aboard Air Force One during the flight from Sarasota to Barksdale Air Force Base. The U.S. National Archives After the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, heart-wrenching images surfaced and stirred the world. Photos released by the US National Archives in 2016 show exactly when President George W. Bush learned the US was under attack. See how Bush responded to what would be the defining moment of his presidency. ...
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What happened on 9/11, 19 years ago

Marty Lederhandler/AP The terror attacks on September 11, 2001, were the deadliest attacks on US soil since the Pearl Harbor bombing that launched the US into World War II. The plane hijackings that struck the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a Pennsylvania field killed 2,977 people.The attacks started at 8:46 a.m., with American Flight 11 hitting the World Trade Center's North Tower.The attacks dramatically changed the US, and started the "War on Terror," which targeted the Al-Qaeda ...
Tags: Politics, New York, Osama Bin Laden, Life, New York City, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, Features, Fbi, Pennsylvania, Terrorism, Washington Dc, New York Times, Manhattan

Photos show the dramatic changes to Manhattan's skyline and the World Trade Center site since the 9/11 attacks

The Twin Towers in 1999, and One World Trade Center in 2018. AP The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, changed America forever. They also permanently altered New York City landscape. Over the past 19 years, the site of the World Trade Center has become a memorial to the 2,977 lives lost on 9/11, and new buildings like One World Trade Center have been constructed. Visit Business Insider's home page for more stories. The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, took the lives of nearly ...
Tags: Politics, New York, Life, Iraq, New York City, US, America, Trends, Features, Afghanistan, Manhattan, Associated Press, World Trade Center, Freedom Tower, Trump, Reuters

'I don't have a safety net': Unemployed Americans say they're stuck after finding out they don't qualify for the $300 jobless benefit expansion

Paul Sakuma/AP Images More than a million unemployed Americans may not be eligible to receive the $300 federal unemployment benefit because of various restrictions. Those who get less than $100 in state unemployment don't qualify for the federal boost.  It's left hundreds of thousands of Americans in dire straits. "How could you even eat lunch on $30 a week? It's not possible," one woman told CNBC. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. More than a million unemployed American...
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'I learned to take orders': Warren Buffett talks about serving in the military and how his wedding almost fell apart because of an emergency

Rick Wilking/Reuters, Nebraska National Guard Museum Berkshire Hathaway chairman and legendary investor Warren Buffett reflected on his military enlistment in the 1950s and said he was proud of those who served in the armed forces. "There was something about the spirit of a company," Buffett told the National Guard in a recent interview. "I mean, people that you did things with, slept in the same barracks and everything. That actually has a really good effect on you. You learn about peopl...
Tags: Politics, Life, Finance, International, Careers, Trends, Veteran, Army, Nebraska, Berkshire Hathaway, Omaha, Warren Buffett, Columbia University, Buffett, National Guard, Rick Wilking

E-scooters: time to take the brakes off | Letter

The government must stop dragging its feet when it comes to encouraging the use of e-scooters, argues Hilary SaundersYour article about e-scooters (UK rides the wave of micromobility by embracing e-scooters, 25 August) failed to raise some vital questions.As electric scooters can cost as little as £120, they could provide the ideal transport for low-income commuters, while helping to reduce carbon emissions, especially in cities. It would not cost much to mark out a lane on arterial roads for th...
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Jerry Falwell Jr. resigned as president of Liberty University after several personal scandals. Meet the Falwell family, popular televangelists and founders of a mega church.

In this Nov. 16, 2016, file photo, Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr., poses during an interview in his offices at the school in Lynchburg, Va. Associated Press Jerry Falwell Jr. resigned from his post as president of Liberty University on August 25.In a Reuters report dated August 24, a former business associate of Falwell Jr. said he had a sexual affair with Falwell Jr. and his wife Becki. A lawyer for the couple told Reuters that they "categorically [deny]" it. The move comes...
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How Tucker Carlson went from a CIA reject to the most-watched person on cable news, accused of peddling prejudice to millions

Fox News host Tucker Carlson discusses 'Populism and the Right' during the National Review Institute's Ideas Summit at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on March 29, 2019, in Washington, DC. Fox News host Tucker Carlson discusses 'Populism and the Right' during the National Review Institute's Ideas Summit at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel March 29, 2019 in Washington, DC. Tucker Carlson, 51, is the host of the "Tucker Carlson Tonight" on Fox News — currently the most-watched ...
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Davos 2021 is postponed — here's what you need to know about the invitation-only conference that brings billionaires together with business and political leaders at a Swiss ski resort

Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg takes part in a panel discussion during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 25, 2019. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann The World Economic Forum (WEF) postponed its annual meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland from January 2021 to "early next summer."Countless business leaders, 53 heads of state, and a handful of celebrities attended last year's meeting, and the program featured big names including President Trump, ...
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American workers are failing drug tests at the highest rate in 16 years, despite a growing trend of marijuana legalization

Canada-based marijuana producer Aurora Cannabis pulled off a high sales volume during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic Denver Post via Getty Americans tested positive more often for drugs in 2019 than the last 16 years. Quest Diagnostics, one of the largest US testing providers, said in its annual report that marijuana rates were up while opiates and heroin continue to fall. Some activist organizations oppose how prevalent workplace drug testing has become, especially in non "sa...
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“Setting” Boundaries Versus “Negotiating” Boundaries

Is there a substantial difference? Or are they just two words for the same thing? And does it really matter? Prior to the 1950s, they would have been just two words for the same thing. That is, if anyone ever used the term “negotiating” boundaries. The practice of “negotiating” boundaries comes primarily out of the 1980s with the flattening of business hierarchies and the strong orientation to women’s rights. With the exception of sales negotiation, it was rare to talk about negotiating relation...
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Rutger Bregman: ‘What if we give children the freedom to play and learn on their own?’

A school with no classrooms, homework or grades encourages creativity and imagination, rather than an ability to sit still and nod• Time to reset: more brilliant ideas to remake the worldIn many places around the world, education has become something to be endured. A new generation is learning to run a rat race where the main metrics of success are your résumé and your pay cheque – a generation less inclined to colour outside the lines, less inclined to dream or to dare, to fantasise or explore....
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'Dad's a dictator, anything goes with Mum': how masks and distancing rules are dividing Britain

What do you do when your loved ones flout the law – or nag you about going out? As lockdown eases, attitudes to Covid-19 seem more polarised than everMichael, a 35-year-old university lecturer from Sheffield, barely speaks to his brother nowadays. For years, they had been drifting apart over political differences such as Brexit. “He hates my leftwing, liberal beliefs as much as I hate his way of looking at the world,” Michael says. “We used have a pint together occasionally, or go to a match.” B...
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Doctors to prescribe bike rides to tackle UK obesity crisis

Boris Johnson to announce new measures to make cycling safer and cheaper to improve health and cut virus riskGPs will be encouraged to prescribe cycling as a way for patients to lose weight, as part of a new government strategy to tackle the nation’s obesity crisis to be announced on Monday.In what Downing Street says is its biggest initiative to encourage more people to take exercise, the plans to be revealed by prime minister Boris Johnson could also mean GP surgeries participating in bicycle ...
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Is It Just Possible That Trump and Trumpism Have Been Good for Us?

I suggested to one of my daughters just yesterday that Trump has actually been good for us, an idea that has crossed my mind over the last six months. Actually, it's an approach that any rhetorical critic understands: to argue against a case, you have to understand the opposing case in spades. And it's especially helpful if the opposing case can be clarified by experience and behaviors on the ground. In my comments to my daughter I explained (poorly) why Trump just might have been helpfu...
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Face mask fashion: politicians step out in statement masks

From Nicola Sturgeon’s tartan to Michael Gove’s fog, politicians find masks to match their personality Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNicola Sturgeon set the template for face mask diplomacy almost three weeks ago with a £10 tartan mask, which raised money for Shelter Scotland. Her endorsement sparked staggering sales and promoted Scottish culture, charity and business in one photo op, while making a clear message about public health. In other words, she played a bli...
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The world's poorest women and girls risk being biggest losers in DfID merger

The department is a world leader in programmes based on gender equality. The government must show this will continueNews that the Department for International Development and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office are to merge raised many questions about the UK’s commitment to supporting the world’s poorest people. A key question for us is how the new department will support women and girls.For more than 20 years, UK aid has saved and transformed the lives of women and girls in some of the world’s ...
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Can a Donald Trump campaign sign scare away homebuyers?

With elections less than five months away, campaign signs are studding lawns. With political divisions growing, some agents say the charged climate could have an impact on sales.
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