See pictures of the White House candlelight ceremony honoring the 500,000 Americans who died in the pandemic

From left, President Joe Biden, First Lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff, stand outside the White House during a ceremony to honor the 500,000 Americans that died from COVID-19, Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 in Washington. AP Photo/Evan Vucci President Joe Biden mourned the more than 500,000 Americans who have died from COVID-19 on Monday. Biden drew on his own experiences of loss to offer advice and hope to those who lost loved ones.  The US has recorded mor...
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Ithaca mayor is set to propose a plan to replace the city's police with a civilian-led agency, report says

Svante Myrick, mayor of Ithaca, NY. Andy Katz/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick plans to propose a plan to replace the city's police with a civilian-led agency, GQ reported. The plan was created as part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's executive order for New York cities to review their police departments. The proposal includes an agency with armed "public safety workers" and unarmed "community solution workers." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stor...
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Texas AG Ken Paxton and wife, Texas state Sen. Angela Paxton, left for Utah during Texas freeze to have meetings about antitrust lawsuits

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton testifies in front of the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, just a few days before a grand jury indicts him on three felonies. Robert Daemmrich Photography Inc/Corbis via Getty Images Texas AG Ken Paxton and his wife, state Sen. Angela Paxton, left for Utah last week as Texas froze, according to the Houston Chronicle. Paxton is one of several Texas public officials to have left in the middle of the crisis. Visit the Business section of Insider...
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Joe Manchin poses a threat to raising the minimum wage, even though 250,000 West Virginians would benefit from the increase

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 14: Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, speaks during a news conference with a bipartisan group of lawmakers as they announce a proposal for a Covid-19 relief bill on Capitol Hill, on Monday, December 14, 2020 in Washington, DC. Photo by Al Drago for The Washington Post via Getty Images Democrats are staging a final push to include minimum wage legislation in Biden's stimulus plan. But one of the party's most conservative Senators, Joe Manchin has ...
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Alexander: Dodgers set their sights on a parade, too

Maybe the T-shirts the Dodgers were given on the field after winning a long-awaited championship last October should have said the following: “I won the World Series, and all I got was this lousy T-shirt.” The reasons were understandable and unavoidable, but the champs had reason to feel a little cheated. There was no parade down Broadway, no mass celebration on the steps of L.A. City Hall, no outpouring of love from their fans in which they could share. Would Manager Dave Roberts have been temp...
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Trump made $1.6 billion while president, according to financial disclosures, but left office less wealthy than before

Protesters demonstrate on the opening day for the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Vancouver on February 28, 2017. STEPHANIE LAMY/AFP via Getty Images Donald Trump made at least $1.6 billion during his single term as US president. He could hae made as much as $1.79 billion, according to financial disclosures. Much of the revenue came from Mar-a-Lago, his hotel in DC, and his American golf courses. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Donald Trump may have donated h...
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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell says he's losing $65 million over election fraud claims and it proves he's not pushing conspiracy theories for the money

My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell walks out ahead of then-President Donald J. Trump to speak with members of the coronavirus task force and reporters in March. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images Dominion Voting Systems sued MyPillow and its CEO, Mike Lindell, for defamation and is seeking $1.3 billion in damages. The lawsuit claims Lindell turbocharged sales for his business while pushing election fraud claims. Lindell told Insider he's actually losing tens of millions of dollars...
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Daily Crunch: Spotify announces a high-end subscription

Spotify makes a bunch of announcements, Netflix introduces an intriguing new feature and Clubhouse faces security concerns. This is your Daily Crunch for February 22, 2021. The big story: Spotify announces a high-end subscription Spotify listeners will get the chance to pay for higher-quality audio when the streaming service launches a new tier that it says will offer “CD-quality, lossless audio.” The pricing and launch date have yet to be announced, but Spotify HiFi will, unsurprisingly, cost m...
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In Pennsylvania - an important swing state - thousands have quit the GOP since the US Capitol riot

A crowd cheers as ex-President Donald Trump speaks during a 'Make America Great Again' campaign rally at Williamsport Regional Airport, May 20, 2019 in Montoursville, Pennsylvania. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Almost 19,000 people have quit the Pennsylvania GOP this year, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. Nearly twice as many Republicans have become Democrats as compared to vice versa. That is a marked shift from previous years. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories...
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'We must resist becoming numb': Biden marks 500,000 Covid deaths with national address – live

President addresses grief: ‘I know what it’s like’US coronavirus death toll passes 500,000Merrick Garland emphasizes DOJ independence: ‘I am not the president’s lawyer’Biden to order flags be flown at half-staff for coronavirus victimsDominion Voting to sue MyPillow CEO for defamationSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 11.15pm GMT Candles at the White House to mark half a million dead from coronavirus Candles for the moment of silence. pic.twitter.com/lUGYahkzsR#LIVE...
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Biden Marks Grim Milestone Of 500K COVID Deaths: ‘We Can’t Accept Such A Cruel Fate’

Shortly before holding a candle lighting ceremony and a moment of silence at the White House honoring the more than 500,000 Americans who have died from COVID-19 thus far, President Biden delivered emotional remarks in which he spoke of his personal experience with grief while empathizing with families who lost loved ones amid the pandemic. [Author: Summer Concepcion]
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Podcast Mania: The Russo Brothers, Ava DuVernay, DC Comics, and More Announce New Podcasts

Spotify is one of the key players in the audio space, but as you might expect, there are several other companies that want a sliver of that pie. In an effort to differentiate themselves, drive listeners to their platform, and hopefully convert some of those listeners into premium subscribers, Spotify is partnering with several recognizable Hollywood (and Hollywood-adjacent) names on celebrity podcasts and new shows based around brands like DC Comics. Get the latest on newly announced projects f...
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‘The First Lady’: ‘The Crown’ Actress Gillian Anderson to Play Eleanor Roosevelt in Showtime Drama

Gillian Anderson is moving from playing one historical figure to another. The X-Files star, who recently earned her sixth career Golden Globe nomination for her work as Margaret Thatcher on Netflix’s acclaimed costume drama The Crown, will soon suit up to play Eleanor Roosevelt in The First Lady (working title), a new series coming to Showtime that already has Viola Davis and Michelle Pfeiffer on board to star. The show is described as “a revelatory reframing of American leadership, told throug...
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WH Stands By Tanden Nomination Amid Manchin And GOP Outrage Over Mean Tweets

White House press secretary Jen Psaki reaffirmed the Biden administration's support for Neera Tanden, President Joe Biden's embattled nominee for director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), on Monday. [Author: Cristina Cabrera]
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500,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 less than a year after the pandemic took hold

Staff at the El Paso County Medical Examiner's Office rolling bodies from refrigerated trailers into the morgue office. Ivan Pierre Aguirre/Reuters The US passed the bleak milestone of 500,000 COVID-19 deaths on Monday. It is the highest death toll any country has recorded from the virus. The US hit 250,000 deaths in mid-November, meaning the toll doubled in three months. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The US passed the landmark figure of 500,000 deaths from CO...
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33% of Americans say Biden isn't mentally sharp enough for the job, according to a new Insider poll

President Joe Biden. Alex Wong/Getty Images Around one-in-three Americans says they aren't satisfied with President Joe Biden's mental acuity. A sizeable majority, 61%, are at least somewhat to extremely confident in Biden's cognitive abilities. Insider's poll found Republican voters and older Americans are more likely to be dissatisfied. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Despite questions over President Joe Biden's mental fitness persisting throughout the 2020 campai...
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Trump and his allies filed more than 40 lawsuits challenging the 2020 election results. All of them failed.

President Donald Trump. Win McNamee/Getty Images Trump and allies filed dozens of lawsuits in an effort to contest the results of the 2020 election. His campaign filed lawsuits and motions to intervene in cases in several swing states. They've notched zero victories. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. After losing the 2020 election to a man he spent months hammering as corrupt, doddering, and mentally deficient, President Donald Trump went on the offense, spreading lie...
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Spotify just announced a slew of new podcasts and a higher-quality streaming subscription for audiophiles.

A Spotify employee. Britta Pedersen/Getty Images Spotify announced a slew of updates during its virtual "Stream On" event Monday. The platform will soon launch new podcasts from Warner Bros, Ava DuVernay, Barack Obama, and more. The company also announced subscription service for higher quality audio and new tools for creators. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Spotify announced new podcast partnerships and a subscription service for high-quality streaming on Monday d...
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Fauci: Vaccinated people shouldn't dine indoors or go to the theater quite yet

Dr. Anthony Fauci directs the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Alex Wong/Getty Images Fauci says even if you're fully vaccinated, indoor dining and theater-going should be off-limits. The number of coronavirus cases in the US remains high. As more people get vaccinated and cases drop, it may become safe to do things indoors with crowds again. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the US' leading infectious disease expert, is fully ...
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Take a look at Vice President Kamala Harris' multimillion-dollar real estate portfolio, which includes a San Francisco condo she's reportedly selling

Getty Before joining Joe Biden on his 2020 ticket, Vice President Kamala Harris spent 16 years working in California and national politics. She was first a District Attorney and Attorney General in California, and then a US Senator. The Wall Street Journal's Katherine Clarke reported that Harris owns multiple properties that amount to about $8 million.  Clarke further reported in February that Harris sold her condo in San Francisco shortly after taking office as vice president. Visit Busi...
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Bruce Springsteen and Barack Obama are hosting a podcast together

Bruce Springsteen and Barack Obama are working with Spotify to host a podcast about masculinity, race, and fatherhood.
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Trump says he's facing 'political persecution' after Supreme Court rejects his attempt to keep tax returns hidden

Trump criticized the Supreme Court for ruling against his attempt to keep his tax returns secret. Getty Trump decried a Supreme Court decision allowing the Manhattan DA to obtain his financial records. The former president said he's the target of "political persecution." "The Supreme Court never should have let this 'fishing expedition' happen," Trump said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Former President Donald Trump in a statement on Monday blasted the Supreme Cou...
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‘Gaslit’: Watergate Drama Series With Julia Roberts and Sean Penn Heads to Starz

Gaslit, a Watergate drama series based on the Slow Burn podcast, has found a home at Starz. Julia Roberts and Sean Penn are set to star in the series, which has gone through a few changes in the last few months. At one point, Joel Edgerton was set to star and direct – but Edgerton is no longer involved. Armie Hammer was also originally part of the cast, but he’s since dropped out. The series is described as “a modern take” on the Watergate scandal that brought down President Richard Nixon. N...
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Democrats' $1.9 trillion stimulus clears key House panel, now on course for floor vote within days

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (C) talks to reporters outside the West Wing after she and House Democratic leaders, including (L-R) Rep. John Yarmuth (R-KY), Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-NY) and others, met with President Joe Biden to discuss coronavirus relief legislation at the White House February 5, 2021 in Washington, DC. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The House Budget Committee voted to advance Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus along party lines on Mon...
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Here are the biggest takeaways from the first day of Merrick Garland's confirmation hearings

Judge Merrick Garland testifies at his confirmation hearing for attorney general. Getty Judge Merrick Garland testified Monday at a confirmation hearing for his nomination as attorney general. He committed to staying apolitical and said the US faces a "dangerous" threat from domestic extremists. Garland also expressed opposition to the death penalty and said he couldn't "imagine anything worse" than Trump's child separation policy. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. US...
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The judge who blocked Trump's first travel ban said he received 40,000 threatening messages, forcing US Marshals to guard his home

In his appearance on 60 Minutes, senior US District Judge James Robart said he received 40,000 threatening messages after blocking Trump's first travel ban. 60 Minutes/CBS News After taking office in 2017, Trump sought to limit immigration from six Muslim-majority countries. US District Judge James Robart temporarily blocked the executive order, citing "irreparable injury." Robart told "60 Minutes" he received 40,000 threatening messages after his decision. Visit the Business section o...
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US reaches 500,000 coronavirus deaths in under a year, a once-unthinkable milestone: Latest COVID-19 updates

President Biden will hold a moment of silence and a candle-lighting service Monday at the White House to mark 500,000 COVID deaths. Latest news.
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LA county election switch boosts voter turnout: See what happened in your city

LOS ANGELES — Average voter turnout tripled in 35 cities in Los Angeles County following a 2015 state law that mandated local elections be moved to days of national or state elections if a city’s voter turnout was 25% or lower than the previous four statewide elections, according to a study released Monday. The report, released by the nonprofit California Common Cause, examined elections between 2012 and 2020, finding that 54 California cities that moved from off-cycle elections in 2016, 2018 an...
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Biden set to honor the half million US lives lost to coronavirus

President Joe Biden is slated to deliver remarks and participate in a candle-lighting ceremony Monday evening at the White House as the country approaches the grim milestone of 500,000 American lives lost to coronavirus.
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