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Police across the country have shut down maskless parties as experts warn of COVID-19 variants

People party on a rooftop on August 1, 2020, in New York City. Noam Galai/Getty Images Police across the country are shutting down parties that violate COVID-19 guidance.  In several incidents, more than 100 people gathered without social distancing or masks.  Coronavirus cases are declining, but experts warn of the risk of a resurgence because of variants.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Police across the country shut down parties that defied COVID-19 safety guide...
Tags: Texas, Science, White House, New York City, US, Trends, Chicago, United Kingdom, New York Times, Connecticut, Queens, Party, Anthony Fauci, Bronzeville, Fauci, University of Connecticut


Cuomo said lawmakers will have to impeach him if they want him out of office after top Democrats call for his resignation

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is seen attending a press conference on September 29, 2020. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing calls for his resignation over allegations of sexual harassment. The New York Democrat said lawmakers will have to impeach him if they want him out, AP reported. Six New York state lawmakers have already called for impeachment proceedings against him. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. As calls grow for his res...
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The Genetic Fallacy in Art and Life (i)

(2016, rev. 2020-21) (Previously: Author's Disclaimer/Preface) (a part ii may or may not be forthcoming, perhaps before, during or after another massive series) It is always tempting to assign blame for unsavory social or scholarly trends to partisans of particularly visible brand name thinkers: to the Damned Freudians, the Fucking Marxists, the Obstinate Foucauldians. If not for Fanon, there would be no political violence on the Left! Blame the white male descent into anarcho-capitalism on Mi...
Tags: Books, Politics, Reading, Jazz, Freud, Psychoanalysis, Marx, Foucault, Friedman, Milton Friedman, Frantz Fanon, Stefan Kac, Fromm, Genetic Fallacy, Fanon, The Genetic Fallacy In Art And Life (series


Recall Newsom Rally Held At California State Capitol Hours After Campaign Announces It Gathered Enough Signatures For Ballot

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Tags: Politics, News, California, Local, Seen On, Sacramento, Gavin Newsom, California State Capitol, Sacramento News, Governor Gavin Newsom, Recall Newsom, Randy Economy of the Recall Newsom, Mike Netter


Praava Health raises $10.6M to increase access to quality healthcare in Bangladesh

Praava Health founder and chief executive officer Sylvana Sinha (third from left) at one of the company’s healthcare centers Before launching Praava Health, a company that combines telemedicine with physical clinics, Sylvana Sinha had a successful career in international law, including serving as a foreign policy advisor to Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign and working for the World Bank in Afghanistan. While visiting Bangladesh in 2011 for a family wedding, however, Sinha had a “ligh...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Singapore, Barack Obama, Tech, Afghanistan, United States, Bangladesh, World Bank, Central Intelligence Agency, David Petraeus, Dhaka, Chittagong, Dhaka Bangladesh


Lindsey Graham said he deals with Trump's 'dark side' because he thinks he has a 'magic' other Republicans don't

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on March 5, 2021 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images Sen. Lindsey Graham told "Axios on HBO" that he still thinks Donald Trump is good for the GOP. Graham said Trump has a "dark side," but also a "magic" that other Republicans don't. He said Trump can make the GOP stronger and more diverse, but that he "also could destroy it." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. In an interview wit...
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Lindsey Graham says he deals with Trump's 'dark side' because he thinks he has a 'magic' other Republicans don't

Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina at a news conference at the US Capitol on Friday. Alex Wong/Getty Images Sen. Lindsey Graham told "Axios on HBO" that he still thought Donald Trump was good for the GOP. Graham said Trump had a "dark side" but also a "magic" lacked by other Republicans. He said Trump could make the GOP stronger and more diverse but "also could destroy it." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. In an interview with "Axios on HBO" that aired Sunday, Sen...
Tags: Hbo, Politics, Politico, Trends, Gop, Alaska, Mitt Romney, Graham, John Mccain, Republican Party, Republican, Donald Trump, South Carolina, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Capitol


WH COVID Czar Concerned With Vaccine Inequity In ‘Disproportionately’ Hard Hit Areas

White House COVID-19 response coordinator Jeffrey Zients on Sunday shared the Biden administration's concerns with vaccine inequity, particularly in communities of color that have been "disproportionately" hard hit by the pandemic. [Author: Summer Concepcion]
Tags: News, White House, Vaccine, Biden, Jeffrey Zients, Summer Concepcion, COVID-19


Obama urged support for Warren, said Buttigieg couldn’t win WH because he’s ‘gay,’ new book claims

At a private meeting with Black corporate donors in October 2019, former President Barack Obama threw his support behind Sen. Elizabeth...
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Despite Microsoft Patch, US Gov't Warns of 'Active Threat Still Developing' From Open Back Doors

Reuters reports: The White House on Sunday urged computer network operators to take further steps to gauge whether their systems were targeted amid a hack of Microsoft Corp's Outlook email program, saying a recent software patch still left serious vulnerabilities. "This is an active threat still developing and we urge network operators to take it very seriously," a White House official said, adding that top U.S. security officials were working to decide what next steps to take following the br...
Tags: Microsoft, White House, Tech, Fbi, Reuters, Microsoft Corp


A GOP senator who opposed impeachment defends Cheney, Murkowski after Trump amps up attacks

Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks during a news conference with other House Republican leadership in Washington on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images A GOP senator who opposed both of Trump's impeachments defended Liz Cheney and Lisa Murkowski.  Both GOP lawmakers voted to impeach Trump this year, drawing backlash from their own party. Trump last week said the GOP needed to "get rid" of lawmakers who voted to convict him. Visit t...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Senate, Politico, America, Trends, Gop, Wyoming, Alaska, House, Biden, Cheney, Trump, Lisa Murkowski, Murkowski


White House coronavirus task force coordinator won't say how soon Americans should expect to be vaccinated

The White House coronavirus task force coordinator on Sunday wouldn't set a timeline on when Americans can expect to be vaccinated following President Joe Biden's announcement last week that the US would have enough Covid-19 vaccine doses for every adult by the end of May.
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Biden remains opposed to eliminating the Senate filibuster, White House official says

President Joe Biden. AP Photo/Alex Brandon Kate Bedingfield said that President Biden continues to oppose eliminating the Senate filibuster. "His preference is not to end the filibuster," she said on Sunday. Bedingfield's comments highlight a divide between the White House and progressive lawmakers. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. White House Communications director Kate Bedingfield on Sunday said that President Joe Biden continues to oppose eliminating the Senate f...
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White House cites 'active threat,' urges action despite Microsoft patch By Reuters

White House cites 'active threat,' urges action despite Microsoft patch
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Calls for Cuomo to resign ramp up after the NY governor says stepping down over harassment allegations would be 'anti-democratic'

FILE: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a press conference. AP Andrew Cuomo said he won't resign over the accusations of sexual harassment against him. Five women have now accused the New York governor of inappropriate behavior. Cuomo said resigning over the allegations would be "anti-Democratic."  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday said during a phone call with reporters he would not resign in light of the rising number of alleg...
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White House Cites 'Active Threat,' Urges Action Despite Microsoft Patch

By Jeff MasonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Sunday urged computer network operators to take further steps to gauge whether their systems...
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McConnell planning an 'escape hatch' in case he leaves Senate before term expires, report says

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky). AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin McConnell has a list of potential successors in case he steps down, according to The Intercept. The governor currently has the ability to independently pick a successor for any Senate vacancy. The GOP minority leader is reportedly pushing to change Kentucky state law to give parties control. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. When former President Donald Trump lost his reelection bid, Senate...
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Cuomo says he won't resign over harassment allegations because doing so would be 'anti-democratic'

FILE: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a press conference. AP Andrew Cuomo said he won't resign over the accusations of sexual harassment against him. Five women have now accused the New York governor of inappropriate behavior. Cuomo said resigning over the allegations would be "anti-Democratic."  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday said he would not resign due to the mountain allegations against him, saying during a phone call w...
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McConnell planning an 'escape hatch' in case he leaves Senate before his term expires, report says

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin Mitch McConnell has a list of possible successors in case he steps down, according to The Intercept. The governor has the ability to independently pick a successor for any Senate vacancy. The GOP minority leader is reportedly pushing to change Kentucky state law to give parties control. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. When President Donald Trump lost his reelection bid in November, Sen. Mitch McConnel...
Tags: Politics, Republicans, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, US, Trends, Gop, Mitch McConnell, US Senate, Fox News, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Trump, Senate GOP, McConnell


With Virus Aid in Sight, Democrats Debate Filibuster Changes

Now that President Joe Biden is on the verge of his first big legislative victory, a key moderate Democrat says he may be open to changing Senate rules that could allow for more party-line votes to push through the White House’s agenda.
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California’s embarrassment of tax riches

California politicians, including Gov. Gavin Newsom and majority party legislators, practically break their arms trying to pat themselves on the back for the fact that California has a large and unexpected budget surplus. According to last month’s report from the California Department of Finance, general fund receipts for the first seven months of the current fiscal year were $10.5 billion above the Governor’s Budget forecast. But government policies had little to do with the generation of this ...
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Biden signs order expanding voting access

President Joe Biden is expected to sign an executive order Sunday expanding voting access in what the White House calls "an initial step in this Administration's efforts to protect the right to vote and ensure all eligible citizens can freely participate in the electoral process."
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Biden signs executive order on voting access

President Joe Biden signed an executive order Sunday expanding voting access in what the White House calls "an initial step" in its efforts to "protect the right to vote and ensure all eligible citizens can freely participate in the electoral process."
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Biden officials visit US-Mexico border to monitor increase in crossings

Alejandro Mayorkas and Susan Rice in White House delegationRepublicans seek to make immigration central electoral issueThe new US secretary of homeland security, Alejandro Mayorkas, led a visit by Biden administration officials to the border with Mexico on Saturday, amid a growing number of border crossings and criticism by Republicans that a crisis is brewing. Related: Ice reached a new low: using utility bills to hunt undocumented immigrants | Moustafa Bayoumi Continue reading...
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The Guardian view on women and the pandemic: what happened to building back better? | Editorial

Around the world, coronavirus has both highlighted and worsened existing inequalitiesOne year into the pandemic, women have little cause to celebrate International Women’s Day tomorrow, and less energy to battle for change. Men are more likely to die from Covid-19. But women have suffered the greatest economic and social blows. They have taken the brunt of increased caregiving, have been more likely to lose their jobs and have seen a sharp rise in domestic abuse.In the UK, women did two-thirds o...
Tags: Health, Europe, Family, Gender, Politics, UK, Race, Women, US, Society, UK News, US news, Poverty, Unemployment, US politics, Sierra Leone


UK 'balancing books on backs of Yemen's starving people', says UN diplomat

Exclusive: former DfID secretary Mark Lowcock shocked by decision of Johnson’s government to cut aidMinisters have decided to “balance the books on the backs of the starving people of Yemen” in an act that will see tens of thousands die and damage the UK’s global influence, the head of the UN’s Office for Humanitarian Affairs has said.Speaking with rare bluntness after the UK more than halved its funds to help Yemen, the former permanent secretary at the Department for International Development ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Conservatives, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Policy, United Nations, Aid, Un, DFID, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Yemen, Department for International Development, Mark Lowcock, UN 's Office for Humanitarian Affairs


Meet Norman Chisale, Malawi’s richest bodyguard

Norman Chisale, the former Malawian president’s security chief, is struggling to account for his enormous wealth. The post Meet Norman Chisale, Malawi’s richest bodyguard appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Corruption, Politics, Elections, Murder, Africa, Malawi, Criminal Charges, Openaccess, Bodyguard, Peter Mutharika, Top Six, Bingu wa Mutharika, Patronage, Anti-Corruption Bureau, Issa Nauju, Norman Chisale


Biden administration launching task force to investigate whether China orchestrated Microsoft Exchange hack

President Joe Biden. Jim Lo Scalzo/Reuters On Tuesday, Microsoft said their Exchange product had been hacked by a state-backed Chinese entity. At least 30,000 businesses and government bodies were affected by the hack, which began in January. The Biden administration is setting up a task force to probe the attack, CNN reported. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. President Joe Biden's administration is launching a task force to investigate the recent hack of a popular M...
Tags: Politics, Microsoft, White House, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fbi, Beijing, News UK, The New York Times, Biden, Cisa, Reuters, Jeff Jones


The COVID-19 relief bill includes $5 billion in aid for farmers of color who have long faced discrimination by federal officials

A steel cutout depicting a 19th-century Black farmer rises from a field across the highway from the small community of Nicodemus, Kansas. AP Photo/Charlie Riedel The COVID-19 relief bill has a $5 billion provision that will forgive debts for farmers of color. Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia led the push for the inclusion of the funding. Farmers of color, and especially Black farmers, faced years of discrimination by federal officials. Visit the Business section of Insider for mo...
Tags: Politics, New York, Minnesota, Justice, US, Trends, Usda, United States, Farming, New Jersey, Michigan, Vermont, Black, Booker, Raphael Warnock, Warnock


Pete Buttigieg brought star power to the Transportation Department. Insiders explain how he's winning over his new staff, the White House, and Republicans.

Hello everyone!Welcome to this weekly roundup of stories from Insider's Business co-Editor in Chief Matt Turner. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every Sunday.What we're going over today:Our profile of Secretary Pete's quest to make the Transportation Department cool again.67 powerful Black women CEOs and executives on their time in corporate America.The rise and fall of Nikola founder Trevor Milton, who convinced the world he was the next Elon Musk.An inside look at Google's ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, White House, America, Trends, Tesla, Joe Biden, Chicago, Democrats, Gop, Ted Cruz, Iowa, Sergey Brin, Silicon Valley, Biden



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