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Biden's first big Covid test: Can he keep frustrated parents at bay?

A battle is brewing between teachers’ unions and Republicans. And so far, the White House is siding with the former.
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New Jersey registers first known death in the US from the UK COVID-19 variant

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, watches as Maritza Beniquez, RN, reacts to receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine in Newark, New Jersey, U.S., December 15, 2020. Kirsten Luce/Pool via Reuters New Jersey has registered the first known death in the US from the UK coronavirus strain, state officials announced Wednesday. The White House COVID-19 team separately said the country was identifying cases of the new strain too slowly. Earlier in January, the UK entered a new lockdown in ...
Tags: Politics, UK, New York, Science, White House, US, Trends, New Jersey, Vaccine, Biden, Andrew Cuomo, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Murphy, Newark New Jersey, Phil Murphy, Reuters New Jersey


White House: 'great concern' over Covid origin 'misinformation' from China

Joe Biden’s administration demands ‘robust and clear’ investigation as WHO team visits WuhanThe US wants a “robust and clear” international probe into the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic in China, the White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, has said.Speaking to reporters, she said it was “imperative we get to the bottom” of how the virus appeared and spread. She highlighted “great concern” over “misinformation” from “some sources in China”. Continue reading...
Tags: White House, China, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Infectious Diseases, Who, Jen Psaki, Biden Administration, Coronavirus


Democrat introduces resolution to expel Marjorie Taylor Greene from Congress after CNN reported that she had expressed support for executing Pelosi

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) yells at journalists after setting off the metal detector outside the doors to the House of Representatives Chamber on January 12, 2021 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Rep. Jimmy Gomez, a California Democrat, introduced a resolution to expel Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. Greene, a newly elected Republican from Georgia, is a far-right conspiracy theorist. CNN reported that Greene has expressed support for executing Democrats. Visit Business...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Congress, California, Washington, Trends, Georgia, Cnn, Washington Dc, House, Ohio, Nancy Pelosi, Hitler, Resolution, Charles Davis, Gomez


Democrat introduces resolution to expel Marjorie Taylor Greene from Congress

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) yells at journalists after setting off the metal detector outside the doors to the House of Representatives Chamber on January 12, 2021 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Rep. Jimmy Gomez, a California Democrat, introduced a resolution to expel Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. Greene, a newly elected Republican from Georgia, is a far-right conspiracy theorist. CNN reported that Greene has expressed support for executing Democrats. Visit Business...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Congress, California, Washington, Trends, Georgia, Cnn, Washington Dc, House, Ohio, Nancy Pelosi, Hitler, Resolution, Charles Davis, Gomez


Discord bans r/wallstreetbets server over hate speech as the group drives GameStop shares through the roof

Youtube Discord banned its chat group r/wallstreetbets on Wednesday for repeatedly allowing hate speech. The group's Reddit counterpart has fueled a massive rally of GameStop, AMC, and Nokia shares. Discord's ban coincided with the group having technical issues with its Reddit forum. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The group-chat platform Discord on Wednesday said it had banned the r/wallstreetbets server for repeatedly violating its policies against hate speech."The W...
Tags: Finance, White House, Nokia, Amc, Trends, Markets, Reddit, Treasury, Janet Yellen, Biden, Nasdaq, Cnbc, Gamestop, Adena Friedman, Jen Psaki, Ameritrade


Discord bans r/WallStreetBets server over hate speech amid the group driving GameStop shares through the roof

Youtube Discord shut down the r/WallStreetBets server Wednesday for repeatedly allowing hate speech. The move came amid the online community fueling a massive rally of GameStop shares. The group's Reddit forum briefly went dark but was back online Wednesday evening. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Discord said on Wednesday it had banned the r/WallStreetBets server for repeatedly violating its policies against hate speech."The WallStreetBets server has been on our Trust...
Tags: Finance, White House, Amc, Trends, Markets, Reddit, Cnet, Gamestop, AMC Theaters, Ameritrade, Tech Insider, Tyler Sonnemaker, Gamestop Stock, GME stock price, WallStreetBets, R/wallstreetbets


Coronavirus updates: Millions for vaccine research misused, special counsel says; White House task force warns of 500K US deaths by February

The White House Task Force held its first COVID-19 briefing, targeting vaccinations and warning the U.S. could soon hit 500,000 deaths. Latest news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Biden administration puts a freeze on Trump-era arm sales overseas

The White House has temporarily stopped arms deals negotiated under the Trump administration with several Middle Eastern nations,...
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Coronavirus live news: WHO says Covid 'war' can be won; White House predicts 90,000 more deaths by March

US CDC chief says 90,000 could die in next four weeks; Madrid health authorities pause vaccinations amid supply issues; ‘We are in the fight of our lives,’ says WHOBritain and EU clash over claims to UK-produced Covid vaccineCanada: backlash after millionaire got jab meant for Indigenous peopleGermany expected to tighten borders to control spread of variantsChina to use anal swabs to test for Covid in high infection areas 12.10am GMT Authorities in the Madrid region of Spain said Wednesday t...
Tags: UK, Cdc, White House, US, Eu, Spain, Catalonia, European Union, World news, US news, Who, World Health Organization, Madrid, Afp, Moderna, Coronavirus


White House ‘monitoring’ GameStop share surge as US hedge fund pulls out

Melvin Capital Management had bet on failure of store before small investors sent shares soaringHow GameStop found itself at the centre of a battle between Wall Street and small investorsThe White House has said it is “monitoring” the extraordinary surge in the share price of ailing video games retailer GameStop and other companies amid a surge of bets by small investors discussing their investments online.Wednesday’s announcement by the press secretary, Jen Psaki, came as the Treasury and the S...
Tags: Business, White House, US, World news, Retail industry, US news, Stock Markets, Reddit, Treasury, Hedge Funds, Gamestop, Securities And Exchange Commission, Jen Psaki, Melvin Capital Management


Tubman on $20 bill marks a new era

It's clear after his first week in office that President Joe Biden's leadership marks a new era, one in which the White House intends to be the disruptor of what's always been, to forge national consensus around confronting systemic racism, making that -- as he put it Tuesday -- one of "the core values of this nation." Biden's laser focus on racial justice represents the most sustained presidential focus on race matters that America has ever seen, at least since Reconstruction or Lyndon Johnson'...
Tags: News, White House, America, Joe Biden, Stories, Biden, Lyndon Johnson, Tubman


How a Reddit group blew up GameStop’s stock

By Allison Morrow | CNN The GameStop frenzy on Wall Street has investors, and much of the internet, enraptured — not unlike a good horror movie. Everyone knows doom is just around the corner for some key players; a lucky few will emerge stronger; and the monster might be subdued but will ultimately come back for a sequel. The cast of characters Who’s the monster and who’s the hero, in this case, depends entirely on your perspective. On one side you have a band of mostly young day traders who c...
Tags: Business, Elon Musk, Technology, News, Wall Street, White House, Amc, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, Reddit, Retail, SEC, Gamestop, Chamath Palihapitiya, Cohen




Man caught with pipe-bombs and a replica of 'Hitler's Buzzsaw' machine gun also carried a fake 'White Privilege' credit card

The fully-operational pipe bombs found at the scene. Justice Department A man was charged Tuesday with possessing five fully operational homemade bombs "and materials to make more," according to the US Attorney's office in the Northern District of California. Officers found a total of 49 firearms, including a replica of a World War II-era German MG-42 machine gun nicknamed "Hitler's buzzsaw." Investigators found a mock credit card with "45" as its numbers and labels like "WHITE PRIVILEGE C...
Tags: Politics, News, California, US, Trends, Fbi, United States, Hitler, Donald Trump, US Army, Justice Department, Rogers, Trump, Sheriff s Office, Northern District of California, Ian Rogers


‘Young Rock’ Trailer: Full Trailer for NBC Sitcom Takes You Back to Dwayne Johnson’s Childhood

Dwayne Johnson has had a pretty amazing life. A wrestler-turned-football-player-turned-actor, the multi-hyphenate is one of the most recognizable (and well-paid) faces in the world. But every famous figure has to come from somewhere, and that’s exactly what Young Rock explores. The NBC sitcom, created by Fresh Off the Boat creators Nanatchka Khan and Jeff Chiang tells the story of, well, the young Rock, stretching back to when he was a boy living in Hawaii, to his young adulthood as an aspiring...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Nbc, Dwayne-Johnson, White House, Rock, Hawaii, Nashville, Johnson, True Story, University Of Miami, Nashville Tennessee, s Television Critics Association, Warren Sapp, Randall Park


Twitter User Hit With Criminal Charges for Memetic Voter Suppression in 2016 Election

If the online MAGA army wasn’t nervous before today, the Department of Justice just gave them a good reason to tighten their sphincters. In a surprising announcement, DOJ officials said on Wednesday that they’ve charged a prominent Twitter user with taking part in a conspiracy to trick citizens into not voting during…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Articles, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Injustice, Doj, Internet Meme, Deception, Robocall, Voter Suppression, QAnon, Far Right Politics In The United States, Business_finance, Religion_belief, Internet Manipulation And Propaganda


Elizabeth Warren and AOC slam Wall Streeters who criticize the GameStop rally, saying they treat the stock market like a 'casino'

Eric Thayer/Reuters Sen. Elizabeth Warren and AOC slammed hedge funds who are criticizing the GameStop traders. Both say Wall Street investors and hedge funds have long treated the stock market like a casino. Redditors on a popular subreddit are buying up shares of GameStop, sending the stock price soaring.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts slammed hedge funds and investors who are criticizing the traders buying up GameStop stock, ...
Tags: Politics, New York, Congress, Massachusetts, Nokia, Elizabeth Warren, Trends, Markets, Reddit, Warren, SEC, Stock Market, Robinhood, Gamestop, Aoc, Sen Elizabeth Warren


Elizabeth Warren and AOC slam Wall Streeters criticizing the GameStop rally for treating the stock market like a 'casino'

Eric Thayer/Reuters Sen. Elizabeth Warren and AOC slammed hedge funds who are criticizing the GameStop traders.  Both said that Wall Street investors and hedge funds have long treated the stock market 'like a casino.' Redditors on a popular subreddit are buying up shares of GameStop, sending the stock price soaring.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts slammed hedge funds and investors criticizing the traders buying up GameStop stock ...
Tags: Politics, New York, Congress, Massachusetts, Nokia, Elizabeth Warren, Trends, Markets, Reddit, Warren, SEC, Stock Market, Robinhood, Gamestop, Aoc, Sen Elizabeth Warren


World leaders are worried Trump 'permanently' damaged democracy, EU chief says

Germany's Merkel, EU's von der Leyen hold virtual joint news conference Reuters World leaders are concerned former President Donald Trump did irreversible damage to democracy, according to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. "We are worrying about whether democracy itself might have been permanently damaged in the last four years," she said, expressing horror at the Capitol siege. The EU chief said Trump and the Capitol attack showed how important it is to "address ...
Tags: Politics, News, Democracy, Washington, Germany, US, International, Trends, Eu, European Union, Davos, House, European Commission, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol


The Trump Plaza condo board in West Palm Beach voted unanimously to dump the Trump name

The Trumps arriving in Florida. Noam Galai / Contributor / Getty Images The condo board of West Palm Beach's Trump Plaza voted unanimously to remove Trump from the name. It's the latest in a string of Trump pushback from Floridians. Residents of the condo complex will still have to vote to officially change the name. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The board of the Trump Plaza condominium complex in West Palm Beach has voted unanimously to remove Trump from its name, Th...
Tags: Florida, Real Estate, Politics, Trends, Manhattan, Msnbc, Trump, KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Post, Trump Plaza, Donald Trump Jr, Jupiter Florida, Laurence Leamer, Mar-a-lago


IAC’s Teltech acquired encrypted mobile messaging app Confide

IAC has acquired Confide, the encrypted mobile messaging that once made headlines for its use by White House staffers during the Trump administration. The deal, which closed on Dec. 1, 2020 but was not publicly announced, sees Confide joining Teltech, the makers of spam call-busting app Robokiller, which itself had joined IAC’s Mosaic Group by way of a 2018 acquisition. Teltech confirmed the Confide acquisition, but declined to share the deal terms. The confidential mobile messaging app had rais...
Tags: Security, Mobile, Apps, Washington, White House, Tech, Mobile Apps, M&a, IAC, Chat, Secure, Signal, Messaging Apps, Confide, Jon Brod, Mobile Messaging


Inauguration poet Amanda Gorman to read original work at Super Bowl

LOS ANGELES — Fresh off her nationally acclaimed poetry reading at President Joe Biden’s inauguration, Los Angeles native Amanda Gorman will be presenting her work on another massive stage — the Super Bowl, the NFL announced Wednesday. According to the league, Gorman, 22, will read a poem before the game honoring three “community heroes,” including a Los Angeles teacher, who will be recognized on the field and serve as honorary captains during the pre-game coin toss. The community heroes — Los A...
Tags: Books, News, California News, NFL, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Harvard University, Marine Corps, Davis, John F Kennedy, Cbs, Roger Goodell, Oprah Winfrey


Biden’s executive orders target climate change: ‘We can’t wait any longer’

By Matthew Daly and Ellen Knickmeyer | Associated Press WASHINGTON — In the most ambitious U.S. effort to stave off the worst effects of climate change, President Joe Biden issued executive orders Wednesday to cut oil, gas and coal emissions and double energy production from offshore wind turbines. The orders target federal subsidies for oil and other fossil fuels and halt new oil and gas leases on federal lands and waters. They also aim to conserve 30 percent of the country’s lands and ocean wa...
Tags: Politics, News, Climate Change, Washington, White House, Environment, Sport, Joe Biden, Earth, Soccer, Wyoming, Paris, Michigan, Associated Press, Biden, Donald Trump


How Joe Biden Wins the Climate Messaging War and Fixes the Crisis

When President Joe Biden revoked the Keystone XL pipeline permit, Republicans responded by over-inflating job loss numbers and generally making stuff up. On Wednesday, though, the administration showed it won’t cede ground to the lies. Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Labor, Environment, Joe Biden, Politicians, Just Transition, Biden Family, Federal Government Of The United States, Presidency Of The United States, Technology_internet, Entertainment_culture, Business_finance, Law_crime, Health_medical_pharma, Low Carbon Economy


Biden economic advisor pushes back against restricting eligibility for stimulus checks

Alex Wong/Getty Images A White House economic advisor Jared Bernstein argued the stimulus checks are "better targeted" than many people assume. It comes as lawmakers debate restricting the eligibility for stimulus payments to lower-income Americans. Some economists argue that the checks helped shore up finances of people unable to get unemployment insurance. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A top economic advisor to President Joe Biden pushed back Wednesday on the idea ...
Tags: Congress, White House, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Gop, Biden, Bernstein, Jared Bernstein, Alex Wong Getty, Joseph Zeballos Roig, Claudia Sahm


This Is How Joe Biden Wins the Climate Messaging War

When President Joe Biden revoked the Keystone XL pipeline permit, Republicans responded by over-inflating job loss numbers and generally making stuff up. On Wednesday, though, the administration showed it won’t cede ground to the lies. Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Labor, Environment, Joe Biden, Politicians, Just Transition, Biden Family, Federal Government Of The United States, Presidency Of The United States, Technology_internet, Entertainment_culture, Business_finance, Law_crime, Health_medical_pharma, Low Carbon Economy


GameStop stock frenzy enters White House realm

The Biden administration said they will be monitoring the rapid rise in GameStop stocks after the seemingly failing retailer shocked the...
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Disney+ Removes Several “Racist” Films From Children’s Section

Disney has resumed in its crusade of being moral arbiters as they have designated a few of their films as being inappropriate for children due to their “racist content”, removing them from the children’s section of their Disney+ service. So far, it was learned that Peter Pan, Dumbo, The Aristocats, and Swiss Family Robinson were […]
Tags: Politics, Movies, Children, Internet, Disney, International, Racism, Anime, Peter Pan Dumbo


Under Biden, pro-choice advocates shift focus to undoing Trump and targeting 'draconian' state restrictions

Demonstrators hold banners in an abortion rights rally outside of the Supreme Court as the justices hear oral arguments in the June Medical Services v. Russo case on March 4, 2020 in Washington, DC. Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images Pro-choice advocates are going on the offensive now that Trump and Pence are out of Washington. Activists hope to repeal Trump-era policies and push Biden to follow through on campaign promises. The president is expected to make announcements related to abortion on J...
Tags: Politics, News, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington, White House, Court, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Ford, Mexico City, Healthcare, Arizona



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