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Michael Flynn could face thousands of dollars in penalties as the Army reviews a Pentagon watchdog report

Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, leaves the federal court with his lawyer Sidney Powell, left, following a status conference with Judge Emmet Sullivan, in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta The Army is reviewing a watchdog report on money Michael Flynn earned from foreign governments. The report is from a delayed Department of Defense investigation which was launched in 2017. The investigation was paused because ...
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Feeling confined by the White House, the President has made a habit of leaving Washington on weekends, frequently for Wilmington

Bidding farewell to his adopted home state in January, Joe Biden -- then the President-elect -- grew emotional as he boarded his flight to Washington for the inauguration.
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The Biden administration is mobilizing FEMA amid record numbers of migrant children and teens at the border

Central American asylum seekers arrive to a bus station after being released by U.S. Border Patrol agents on February 26, 2021 in Brownsville, Texas. John Moore/Getty Images The Biden administration mobilized FEMA for 90 days to assist with migrant children at the border. Record numbers of unaccompanied minor children have recently arrived at the US-Mexico border. The children have reportedly been suffering overcrowded and unsanitary conditions. See more stories on Insider's business p...
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'The U.S. Is Sitting On Tens of Millions of Vaccine Doses the World Needs'

"Tens of millions of doses of the coronavirus vaccine made by the British-Swedish company AstraZeneca are sitting idly in American manufacturing facilities," reports the New York Times, "awaiting results from its U.S. clinical trial while countries that have authorized its use beg for access." schwit1 shares their report: The fate of those doses of AstraZeneca's vaccine is the subject of an intense debate among White House and federal health officials, with some arguing the administration shou...
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Stimulus checks are starting to hit Americans' bank accounts this weekend, but some may not be able to access the money right away

Some Americans may not be able to access their federal cash this weekend. skynesher Many Americans are seeing $1,400 stimulus checks in their bank accounts, but they may not be able to access the money immediately. The IRS said it is officially releasing the payments on March 17. That means it may take several more days for the checks to clear at major financial institutions. See more stories on Insider's business page. Many Americans are seeing $1,400 stimulus checks hit their bank ac...
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The National Archives can't allow ICE to destroy records about sexual assault and detainee deaths, a federal judge ruled

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement seal at ICE headquarters in Washington, DC. PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP via Getty Images A judge ruled that ICE and NARA must maintain records of detainee deaths and sexual assault. Three watchdog groups sued NARA after it approved ICE's plan to destroy records. The organizations won arguing that records had a historical value for research. See more stories on Insider's business page. A federal judge on Friday ruled that Immigration and Customs Enf...
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Hong Kong: UK accuses China of breaching joint declaration

Beijing guilty of ‘ongoing non-compliance’ with 1984 deal, says foreign secretary Dominic RaabDominic Raab has accused China of breaching the legal deal over the governance of Hong Kong, amid criticisms of Beijing’s attempts to tighten its control over the territory.In a major escalation of diplomatic tensions, the foreign secretary said the UK considered China to be in a “state of ongoing non-compliance” with the Sino-British joint declaration as he condemned Beijing’s decision to reduce the ro...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, UK, China, UK News, World news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Foreign, G7, Dominic Raab, Dominic RaabDominic Raab


Trump hinted at Lara Trump's rumored Senate run during a speech at a fundraiser for dogs at Mar-a-Lago

ORLANDO, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 28: Former U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held in the Hyatt Regency on February 28, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. Begun in 1974, CPAC brings together conservative organizations, activists, and world leaders to discuss issues important to them. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Former President Donald Trump made an impromptu appearance at a fundraiser for dogs Friday. Wearing a "MAGA" hat, Trump gave a short speech tha...
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Attacks Leveraging Microsoft Exchange Vulnerabilities 'Have Escalated', Doubling Every Three Hours

Attacks that leverage Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities "have escalated," warns CNN. They cite a senior White House official saying the window for updating exposed servers is incredibly short -- "measured in hours, not days." On Thursday, Microsoft and security researchers warned that the vulnerabilities are now being combined with another potent cybersecurity threat: ransomware, which locks up a computer or a network's files and holds them hostage until the victim pays a fee. "We have detecte...
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Americans can start tracking the status of their $1,400 stimulus checks on Monday

FG Trade/Getty Images The IRS said people can begin tracking the status of their payments on Monday. The initial batch of $1,400 checks has started landing into people's bank accounts. The IRS is moving swiftly to send out the checks as part of Biden's stimulus law. See more stories on Insider's business page. Americans are starting to see $1,400 stimulus checks land in their bank accounts this weekend under President Joe Biden's stimulus law. But people who don't get ...
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Trump's Washington hotel echoes to silence of missing Maga crowd

Once the hub of Trump World in the US capital, with the former president gone it is in danger of becoming a white elephantOnce it was like a second White House for the Maga crowd. Now it is in danger of becoming a white elephant.Clobbered first by the coronavirus pandemic, then by its owner’s election defeat, the Trump International Hotel in Washington is reeling from a huge loss of income and prestige. For critics of the former US president, it is welcome proof of how quickly the city is moving...
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CVS expands its COVID-19 vaccine program to 29 states as more doses become available

zz/STRF/STAR MAX/IPx via AP Photo The added states include Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina. CVS is now administering vaccines in around 1,200 stores across 29 states, the company said. Appointments for the doses in just-added states are available for booking starting Saturday, CVS said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Starting Saturday, eligible residents in another 12 states can begin booking COVID-19 vaccinations at CVS pharmacy.This wee...
Tags: News, White House, New York City, Trends, Joe Biden, Healthcare, Vaccinations, Vermont, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Cvs, CVS Pharmacy, Pharmacy, CVS Health, Pandemic, COVID, Fatma Khaled


Rudy Giuliani will keep his honorary degree after the board of a New York college didn't count enough votes to rescind

Former Mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Donald Trump, speaks during a news conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters, Thursday Nov. 19, 2020, in Washington. Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photos Ex-Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani will be able to keep his honorary degree from St. John Fisher College. The school's board of trustees voted to rescind the degree but did not meet a majority requirement. College alums urged the school to revoke the degree after Giuli...
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One of Cuomo's accusers criticized Biden and Harris for staying silent on sexual harassment allegations

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks on International Women’s Day as President Joe Biden (L) and Air Force General Jacqueline Van Ovost (R) listen during an announcement at the East Room of the White House March 8, 2021 in Washington, DC Alex Wong/Getty Images Biden and Harris have not yet commented on the sexual harassment allegations against Cuomo. One of Cuomo's accusers, Lindsey Boylan, criticized them for staying silent in a now-deleted tweet. Boylan's tweet questioned the Whit...
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Democrats are giving average Americans a load of cash, setting up a clash with Republicans over the social safety net

Vice President Kamala Harris, President Joe Biden, Senate Majority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) host a press conference on the stimulus law at the White House. Alex Wong/Getty Images Democrats are pouring stimulus cash onto Americans, selling it as part of an anti-poverty crusade. But those provisions will expire later this year if Congress takes no further action. Experts say the child poverty rate could double next year. See more stor...
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Gov. Ron DeSantis said 'any type of lockdown' in Florida is 'insane,' despite Biden's warning of possibly reinstating restrictions

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. oe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/Tribune News Service via Getty Images Gov. Ron DeSantis said there would be no lockdowns in the state of Florida. His remarks run contrary to President Joe Biden's warning one day earlier that the US might "have to reinstate restrictions" if the public isn't vigilant. "To even contemplate doing any type of lockdown, honestly it's insane," DeSantis said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Florida Gov. Ron DeS...
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Lost recording of Trump pressuring a Georgia election official was uncovered in an investigator's spam folder, report says

Officials reportedly located the recording in Watson's spam folder when responding to a public records request. Getty Images A phone call between Trump and a Georgia election official was published by The Wall Street Journal. It was previously believed that no recording of this phone call existed. Officials, however, located the recording in an investigator's junk folder, The Post said. See more stories on Insider's business page. A six-minute phone call between former Presiden...
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Pfizer's CEO canceled Israel trip following accusations that his visit could illegally help 'cynical' Netanyahu win the upcoming election

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, and Health Minister Yuli Edelstein, center, meet the Israeli citizen who is the 5 millionth person to be vaccinated in Israel, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday, March 8, 2021. Miriam Alster/Pool via AP Pfizer's CEO delayed a trip to Israel that was scheduled to take place during an election campaign. Israel's attorney general called the proposed visit "criminal election propaganda," local media reported. Albert Bourla told a local broadca...
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American billionaires could fund two-thirds of Biden's COVID-19 relief package just using profits generated during the pandemic, a report shows

Bill Gates and Elon Musk. Susan Walsh/AP; Joshua Roberts/Reuters; Axel Schmidt/Getty Images The total wealth of US billionaires rose $1.3 trillion amid the pandemic, the ATF and IPS said. This could fund two-thirds of Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 rescue plan. The momentum for measures that address wealth inequality has grown during the pandemic. See more stories on Insider's business page. American billionaires have earned so much money during the pandemic that they could fund tw...
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Lost recording of Trump pressuring a Georgia election official was uncovered in an investigator's trash folder, report says

Officials reportedly located the recording in Watson's trash folder when responding to a public records request. Getty Images A phone call between Trump and a Georgia election official was published by The Wall Street Journal. It was previously believed that no recording of this phone call existed. Officials, however, located the recording in an investigator's trash folder, The Post said. See more stories on Insider's business page. A six-minute phone call between former Presid...
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Trump's Twitter ban hurt him more than losing the election to Biden, his niece Mary says

Mary Trump on her uncle Donald: "How is he managing without Twitter?" Getty EXCLUSIVE: Trump's Twitter ban and losing his golf tournament hurt him more than losing the election. Mary Trump, a psychologist who wrote a highly critical book of Donald Trump, said he "didn't care about politics." Twitter permanently banned Trump after the violent siege at the Capitol in January. See more stories on Insider's business page. Donald Trump's Twitter ban will have upset him more than...
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California healthcare workers didn't know they were fighting a new variant this winter. Their trauma should be a warning.

Chaplain Kevin Deegan places his hand on the head of a COVID-19 patient while praying for him at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Los Angeles on January 9, 2021. Jae C. Hong/AP Photo Southern California's winter surge of COVID-19 infections overwhelmed hospitals. A new variant of the virus became dominant there, which may have partially spurred the surge. Four healthcare workers in San Diego and Los Angeles share their stories from the winter. Visit the Business section of Insid...
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Manhattan DA's probe ramps up, placing new scrutiny on Trump's debt-ridden New York properties

Banks have now placed three of the four of former President Donald Trump's real estate holdings on debt "watch lists," CBS News said. Getty Images The Manhattan DA probe into former President Donald Trump is heating up, Insider reported on Friday. The investigation is placing new scrutiny on Trump's commercial properties. Banks have placed three of the former president's buildings on debt "watch lists," CBS News said. See more stories on Insider's business page. As Manhatta...
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Ted Cruz has been selling signed copies of the Dr. Seuss book 'Green Eggs and Ham,' and raised $125,000 in 24 hours

Ted Cruz attending a campaign event. Joshua Lott for The Washington Post via Getty Image Senator Ted Cruz raised more than $125,000 selling signed copies of "Green Eggs and Ham." Cruz said he was autographing the books to fight back against the "cancel culture mob." "Lefties are losing their minds," he said on Twitter. See more stories on Insider's business page. A donation site run by Ted Cruz was raising money by selling copies of "Green Eggs and Ham," which were signed by the senat...
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The $1,400 stimulus checks are already landing in people's bank accounts

President Joe Biden speaks before signing the American Rescue Plan Act. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images) President Joe Biden signed the $1.9 trillion stimulus package Thursday. By Friday, $1,400 stimulus checks had already landed in people's bank accounts. More direct deposits, physical checks, and prepaid debit cards will be sent out in the coming weeks. See more stories on Insider's business page. The latest round of stimulus checks has already landed in thousands of people'...
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'It’s been tough': UK exporters on how Brexit has damaged them

Businesses cite higher costs, customs delays and paperwork as among the problems they faceThe first couple of weeks in January after Brexit were a disaster for Ronald Scordia’s shellfish exporting business. “The truck was late arriving, then took 48 hours to arrive in France, missed the connection on the Friday, and wasn’t able to be sent on until the Monday. You can imagine the quality of the produce when it got there; we lost a lot of money,” he said. Continue reading...
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GOP Sen. Ron Johnson said he never felt threatened during the Capitol riot, but that he would have been concerned if it was Black Lives Matter protesters

Police officers in riot gear struggle to keep a Trump mob from entering the Capitol on January 6, 2021. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Sen. Ron Johnson said he "knew" during the Capitol riot that the mob were law-abiding citizens. He said he would've been concerned if they had been Black Lives Matter or antifa protesters. 315 Capitol rioters have been arrested and 140 police officers were injured during the attack. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Ro...
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