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Arkansas passed 2 of the most brutal laws targeting trans kids in the US. These pro-LGBTQ companies pumped hundreds of thousands of dollars to the lawmakers behind it.

Insider discovered many of the key financial backers of the Arkansas legislators who sponsored anti-trans laws are companies that are publicly pro-LGBT. Walmart; AT&T; McDonald's; ExxonMobil; State Farm; Samantha Lee/Insider Arkansas legislators recently passed the most restrictive laws in the nation against trans children. Insider investigated the campaign finance records of all 22 lawmakers who sponsored the legislation. Several visibly LGBT-friendly companies, or PACs representing t...
Tags: Politics, News, Instagram, Senate, Lgbt, US, Mike Malone, Trends, Legislation, ExxonMobil, Merck, Walmart, Arkansas, House, Retail, PAC


The Jeff Bezos-backed company General Fusion is building a nuclear fusion plant, which is due to switch on in 2025

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Nuclear fusion company General Fusion is building a demonstration facility in the UK. Jeff Bezos has been an investor in General Fusion for over a decade. The new facility will begin construction next year, and should be operational by 2025. See more stories on Insider's business page. General Fusion, a Canadian company backed by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, announced Thursday it's building a nuclear fusion facility in the UK.Genera...
Tags: Amazon, UK, Science, News, Trends, Walmart, Bbc, Oxford, Nuclear Fusion, Jeff Bezos, Bezos, Nuclear Power Plant, MTF, Tech Insider, General Fusion, Culham


Atari "dragon" hoards retro loot and every buyer risks being eaten alive

Best Electronics offers a unique and startlingly extensive range of genuine Atari parts, the result of proprietor Bradley Koda's canny purchases of warehouses full of then-worthless gear during the company's decline and demise. But for the enthusiastic buyer, Vice reports, he is a "temperamental dragon" guarding a hoard, happy to have it all and in no rush whatsoever to part with it: Don't Piss Off Bradley, the Parts Seller Keeping Atari Machines Alive. — Read the rest
Tags: Gadgets, Post, News, Computers, Vintage computers, Vintage, Parts, Don, Bradley Koda


Rafael Nadal says he won't play at Wimbledon or Tokyo Olympics to 'prolong career'

Rafael Nadal, a two-time Wimbledon and 20-time Grand Slam champion, says he won't play at Wimbledon or the Tokyo Olympic Games.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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'Full blown third wave' surges in Africa; same mRNA tech used in vaccines may help treat cancer: Latest COVID-19 updates

More than 500,000 have died from coronavirus in Brazil. Mass public viewings of the Olympics have been canceled at six sites. Latest COVID-19 updates.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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A replica of Leonardo da Vinci's 'Mona Lisa' has been sold to a European collector for $3.4 million - 10 times its expected selling price

Leonardo da Vinci's world-famous "Mona Lisa" painting in the Louvre museum. Associated Press A copy of Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" on Friday sold for $3.4 million. A European collector bought the replica via Christie's Auction House in Paris. The painting's longtime owner said it was the true "Mona Lisa." See more stories on Insider's business page. A replica of Leonardo da Vinci's world-famous "Mona Lisa" painting on Friday sold to a European collector for abo...
Tags: Art, News, International, Trends, Auctions, Paris, Christie's, Associated Press, Louvre, Mona Lisa, Christie, Da Vinci, Leonardo da Vinci, Louvre Museum, Christie s Auction House, Weekend BI UK


Reparations, slavery trauma: My teacher's lack of empathy was generations in the making

Talking about trauma is not an attempt to downplay Black success. Instead, it's a call for America to rectify abuses that caused long-term damages.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Connecticut lawmakers legalize marijuana

Possession of marijuana will be legal in Connecticut beginning July 1, with retail sales to follow next year. State Senates voted 16 to 11 Thursday to approve recreational weed; Gov. Ned Lamont has already promised to sign the bill. "The war on cannabis, which was at its core a war on people in Black and Brown communities, not only caused injustices and increased disparities in our state, it did little to protect public health and safety. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Marijuana, Connecticut, Legalized Marijuana, Ned Lamont, Recrea


Chrissy Teigen team member says designer Michael Costello faked the DMs that showed her bullying him

Entertainer Chrissy Teigen (R), designer Michael Costello (insert). Photo by Phillip Faraone/FilmMagic, Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images Designer Michael Costello accused Chrissy Teigen of bullying him in purported Instagram DMs. The designer said Teigen's purported messages and blacklisting caused him to want to kill himself. A member of Teigen's team says the messages Costello posted are fake. The screenshots appear to be manipulated. Read more of Insider's digital cult...
Tags: Beyonce, News, Instagram, Entertainment, Life, Trends, Chrissy Teigen, The Daily Beast, Courtney Stodden, Michael, Leona Lewis, Lewis, R, Teigen, COSTELLO, Digital Culture


Quake is 25 years old

It's 25 years to the day that iD software released Quake, the classic first-person shooter featuring a fully 3D world (including characters!), mouselook (not enabled by default!), and an outstanding soundtrack by Trent Reznor. Until Quake, state-of-the-art first-person shooter games on PC generally used 2.5D graphics techniques to simulate height and depth while usually restricting player movement to a two-dimensional plane. — Read the rest
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Tornado warning: Twisters are hitting more frequently and dealing more deaths in the South

The threat of tornadoes has increased in much of the South while it's generally gone down slightly in the Plains states known as "Tornado Alley."       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Prime Day picks for artists and makers and people who fool around with tools

There's not a lot going on at Amazon Prime Day unless you're after last-gen gadgets or dog DNA kits, but I found some a few good money-saving picks for artists, photographers and other folks who like making stuff. Huion graphic tablets and displays (such as the Kamvas Pro 24" and its smaller sibling) are going for a song. — Read the rest
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Art, Gadgets, Post, Tools, News, Stationery


Putin says 'there is no happiness in life' after his meeting with Biden

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden shake hands at the Villa la Grange in Geneva, Switzerland, ahead of a US-Russia summit on June 16, 2021. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP Russian President Vladimir Putin struck a dark tone following his private discussions with Biden. He called talks "productive" but laid full blame for the adversarial US-Russian relationship on the US. "There's no happiness in life," Putin said. "There's only a mirage on the horizon." See m...
Tags: Politics, Usa, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Geneva, Kremlin, Biden, Black Lives Matter, Alexei Navalny, KGB


Opinion: Cole Beasley, other NFL players miss mark in pushback on COVID-19 vaccination

The NFL has pushed players to get vaccinated and created strong incentives for players to do so, but ills WR Cole Beasley and others aren't budging.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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How to keep coffee hot without burning it

Stop your cup of coffee from getting cold so fast.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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A second space rock hit Earth after the one that doomed the dinosaurs - a nail in the coffin of the mass extinction

An artist's depiction of the moment the Chicxulub asteroid struck in present-day Mexico 66 million years ago. Chase Stone One space rock hit Mexico 66 million years ago, causing a mass extinction that doomed the dinosaurs. A study suggests another asteroid struck Ukraine 650,000 years later, possibly warming the climate. These back-to-back impacts may have delayed Earth's recovery from the mass extinction. See more stories on Insider's business page. About 66 million years ago,...
Tags: Science, News, Montana, Mexico, Trends, Research, Ukraine, Nasa, Earth, Dinosaurs, Asteroid, North America, Yucatan Peninsula, Fahrenheit, University of Glasgow, Pickersgill


Arkansas passed 2 of the most brutal laws targeting trans kids in the US. These pro-LGBT companies pumped hundreds of thousands of dollars to the lawmakers behind it.

Insider discovered many of the key financial backers of the Arkansas legislators who sponsored anti-trans laws are companies that are publicly pro-LGBT. Walmart; AT&T; McDonald's; ExxonMobil; State Farm; Samantha Lee/Insider Arkansas legislators recently passed the most restrictive laws in the nation against trans children. Insider investigated the campaign finance records of all 22 lawmakers who sponsored the legislation. Several visibly LGBT-friendly companies, or PACs representing t...
Tags: Politics, News, Instagram, Senate, Lgbt, US, Mike Malone, Trends, Legislation, ExxonMobil, Merck, Walmart, Arkansas, House, Retail, PAC


Lessons from an NBA dad to his son, Memphis Grizzlies star Jaren Jackson Jr.

With 12 seasons in the NBA and a championship ring, Jaren Jackson Sr. says it's a matter of time for Jackson Jr. to get his ring with the Grizzlies.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Memphis Grizzlies, Nba, Usa Today, Grizzlies, Jaren Jackson Jr, Jackson Jr, Jaren Jackson Sr


Opinion: QB conflicts, vaccination rates among NFL's biggest questions before training camps

As mandatory minicamps end, the NFL will be on a break until training camps begin in July. But there are still several big issues yet to be resolved.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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The US sent 2.5 million COVID-19 vaccines to Taiwan - more than triple it initially pledged - as it deals with an unexpected outbreak

In this photo released by the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control, Taiwan's Health Minister Chen Shih-chung, third from left, and Brent Christensen, the top U.S. official in Taiwan, fourth from left, hold up thank you cards as they welcome a China Airlines cargo plane carrying COVID-19 vaccines from Memphis. Taiwan Centers for Disease Control via AP The US on Sunday sent Taiwan 2.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, the AP reported. Previously, the US said it would send 750,000 vaccine dos...
Tags: Japan, Science, News, China, US, International, Trends, Ap, Taiwan, Healthcare, Astrazeneca, Associated Press, Memphis, Reuters, Duckworth, Johns Hopkins University


Can Artificial Intelligence Solve America's Crisis? Zillow Seems To Think So

From Wired: As the US housing market began to overheat, in February Zillow began making initial cash offers to buy homes based on its price estimate. Now Zillow has updated its algorithm behind those estimates in a way the company says will make them more accurate—and allow Zillow to offer to buy more homes. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Housing, US, America, Artificial Intelligence, Ai, Housing Crisis, Zillow, Neural Networks, NIMBY, Nimbyism, Build Housing


Republicans would miss legal abortion, just like they would have missed Obamacare

The Supreme Court just saved the Affordable Care Act, and the GOP, for the third time. But what about legal abortion? A post-Roe v. Wade world looms.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Brianna McNeal finishes second in 100-meter hurdles. Will she be cleared to race in Olympics?

Brianna McNeal faces a five-year ban for violating anti-doping rules. The hurdler was allowed to run at trials while her appeal is pending.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Trump's former physician sent a letter to Biden asking him take a cognitive test - and more than a dozen Republicans signed it

President Joe Biden (L) and Rep. Ronny Jackson of Texas (R). Alex Wong/Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images Trump's former physician, Rep. Ronny Jackson, has called on Biden to take a cognitive test. Jackson said on Thursday he was circulating a letter among House GOP colleagues. More than a dozen Republicans have so far signed the letter, which was sent to Biden directly. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. Ronny Jackson of Texas, who used to be Trump's White ...
Tags: Texas, Obama, Congress, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, House, Fox News, Pentagon, Jackson, Biden, Anthony Fauci, George W Bush, Trump, Sean Hannity


Putin says Biden is of 'sound mind,' walking back on Russian disinformation about the president's mental acuity

Russian President Vladimir Putin greets President Joe Biden during the US-Russia Summit 2021 at the La Grange Villa on June 16, 2021, in Geneva, Switzerland.. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images Putin backtracked on Russian propaganda about Biden's mental health. The Russian leader said Biden is "of sound mind and should be taken seriously." Russian state news previously pushed disinformation that Biden was not mental well. See more stories on Insider's business page. Russian President ...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Moscow, Julia Davis, Biden, Times, Donald Trump, Abc News


Flight attendants describe 'unprecedented' violence as travel returns and passenger aggression soars

Flight attendants talk in a nearly empty cabin on a Delta Airlines flight operated by SkyWest Airlines. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart 7 flight attendants told Insider the rise in passenger violence has worsened their mental health. Flight attendants said the aggression stems from a divisive political climate. Some flight attendants want airlines to offer free, on-demand mental health services. See more stories on Insider's business page. When Nas Lewis, a Chicago-based flight attendant, went t...
Tags: Transportation, Facebook, New York, News, Air Travel, New York City, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Walmart, Delta Airlines, Chicago, Npr, Las Vegas, Airlines


What is… the Alex Trebek Open Space?

Tucked away in Los Angeles's Santa Monica Mountains, between Hollywood Boulevard and Mulholland Drive, there are 62 acres of unmarked trees, brush, and dirt where the public can hike or just sit quietly and remember the iconic Jeopardy! host who died last year, George Alexander Trebek, OC. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Los Angeles, Jeopardy, Parks, Mulholland Drive, Santa Monica Mountains, Hollywood Boulevard, Nature Preserves, George Alexander Trebek


Celebrity Cruises CEO says people are itching to blow tons of money on casinos, massages, and other thrills: 'They just want to enjoy themselves'

Celebrity Cruises' Celebrity Reflection ship. Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Cruises CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo said many travelers are eager to shell out extra cash. During the pandemic, Americans saved $1.6 trillion and now many are looking to vacation. Despite bad press surrounding cruises, several trips have sold out within days of being announced. See more stories on Insider's business page. Celebrity Cruises CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo said many people who were cooped up during the pandemi...
Tags: Transportation, News, Celebrity, US, Trends, Economy, Cruise, Boats, Retail, Silversea, Vrbo, Oceania, St Maarten, Commerce Department, Celebrity Cruises, Lutoff Perlo


Rural Oregon's movement to join Idaho has momentum, but little hope of success

Seven Oregon counties have voted to join Idaho so far, but that's only the beginning of a long, unlikely process. Organizers say it's worth it.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Father's Day: A Cuban grandfather's love of family lives on as his greatest legacy

Our great grandfather's notebooks were filled with joys, frustrations, family farm nationalization, and the pain too familiar to immigrant families.       [Author: Bucks County Courier Times]
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