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12 Republicans voted against honoring the Capitol Police and others that defended the Capitol during the riot

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia at a news conference on Capitol Hill on February 5. Susan Walsh/AP The House voted Wednesday to honor law enforcement that responded to the January 6 Capitol riot. The vote passed 413-12. All 12 lawmakers who voted against the legislation were Republicans. They said they disagreed with the legislation characterizing the Capitol siege as an insurrection. See more stories on Insider's business page. The House passed a bill Wednesday to honor police ...
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12 Republicans voted against giving medals to Capitol police officers, 2 of whom died after the insurrection

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill on February 5, 2021. Susan Walsh/AP The House voted to give Capitol Police and MPD officers medals following the January 6 riots. The vote passed 413 to 12. All 12 lawmakers who voted against the legislation were Republicans. They said they disagreed with the legislation characterizing the Capitol siege as an "insurrection." See more stories on Insider's business page. The House passed a bill Wednesd...
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Kansas Senate Majority Leader was arrested on suspicion of DUI after 911 callers said he drove the wrong way down a highway. A judge released him and said there wasn't 'probable cause.'

Kansas Senate Majority Leader Gene Suellentrop seen here in a 2015 photo. AP Photo/Nicholas Clayton Kansas Senate Majority Leader Gene Sullentrop was arrested on suspicion of DUI. A judge granted his release from jail, saying police had no "probable cause to support" his arrest. Multiple 911 callers reported he was driving the wrong way on a highway, local news media said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Kansas Senate Majority Leader Gene Sullentrop, a top Republican lawma...
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Fact Check: Biden gets 3 statistics wrong in ABC interview

By Daniel Dale | CNN President Joe Biden sat for an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday. Biden was generally factual in the interview, much of which aired on Wednesday. But he was wrong on three statistical claims. The context around two of these inaccurate claims suggests they may have been slips rather than purposeful lies. And on the third claim, regarding the history of the Senate filibuster, Biden explicitly told Stephanopoulos that he didn’t think the numbers he was u...
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Asylum seekers 'could be sent abroad by UK to be processed'

Reports suggest using Gibraltar, the Isle of Man or paying third countries in an Australian-style systemAsylum seekers could be sent to processing centres abroad under the home secretary’s plans to overhaul the immigration system, according to reports.The British overseas territory of Gibraltar is a location under consideration by officials, according to the Times, as well as the Isle of Man and other islands off the British coast. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Gibraltar, Times, Priti Patel


Russian proxies 'helped produce a documentary that aired on a US television network' last year, intelligence report says

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Alexei Druzhinin/TASS via Getty An intel report said Russian proxies "helped produce a documentary that aired on a US television network" in January 2020. The documentary appears to have been featured on the Trump-aligned One America News Network. It explored purported allegations of corruption involving the Bidens and Ukraine. See more stories on Insider's business page. A bombshell report released Tuesday by the Office of the Director of National Int...
Tags: Politics, News, Vladimir Putin, Senate, White House, Russia, Nbc News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Hillary Clinton, Fox News, Biden, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani


High court reserves judgment on bid to reveal Ramaphosa’s donors

The EFF pleaded public interest, but the Financial Intelligence Centre says releasing the records it provided would breach the law The post High court reserves judgment on bid to reveal Ramaphosa’s donors appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Politics, ANC, African National Congress, Public Interest, Cyril Ramaphosa, Ramaphosa, Economic Freedom Fighters, Top Six, Pretoria High Court, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, Public Protector, South Africa (country, Financial Intelligence Centre, CR17, Wim Trengrove, Ishmael Semenya


GOPers Seize DHS Hearing For Feverish Rants About Immigrants

Republican members of Congress took the opportunity of a hearing with Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Wednesday to resurface by-now-very-familiar talking points about illegal immigration — talking points that tend to resurface around elections or whenever Democrats hold the White House in office. [Author: Josh Kovensky]
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Immigration, Dhs, Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, Mayorkas, Josh Kovensky


Despite what the CDC says, domestic travel is safe for fully vaccinated people, even Biden is doing it

President Biden got his first dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine in December, and his second dose in January, so he's now fully vaccinated. (It takes about 2 weeks after the final dose for protection to fully kick in, the CDC says.) Joshua Roberts/Getty Images, Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post via Getty Images, Hilary Brueck/Insider The CDC still says "do not travel." But President Biden, who has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, is darting around the country. Leading ind...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Washington Post, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Public Health, Pennsylvania, Fema, Pfizer, Biden, Anthony Fauci


How a Crimea-like crisis could easily unfold on islands in the South China Sea

The Pratas Islands, known as the Dongsha Islands in Chinese, in July 2008. Alberto Buzzola/LightRocket via Getty Images Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea prompted much international outrage but little meaningful action. Today, a similar scenario could easily unfold in the South China Sea. In this case, China would be the aggressor, while Taiwan's Dongsha Islands, which Beijing also claims, are the potential targets. See more stories on Insider's business page. Russia's 201...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Obama, Opinion, Washington, China, Russia, US, Barack Obama, Trends, European Union, Joe Biden, Ukraine


US intelligence report says white supremacists have 'traveled abroad to network with like-minded individuals'

White supremacists in Emancipation Park prior to the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, August 12, 2017. Evelyn Hockstein/For The Washington Post via Getty Images A US intelligence assessment says white supremacists pose a transnational threat. The threat assessment says some of these groups have traveled abroad to network. The threat of domestic violent extremism has been given increased focus since the Capitol attack. See more stories on Insider's business page. Whi...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington Post, White House, US, Trends, United States, Terrorism, White, Odni, White Supremacists, Capitol, Charlottesville Virginia, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Alejandro Mayorkas, Mayorkas


Bernie Sanders rips into Jeff Bezos: 'You are worth $182 billion ... why are you doing everything in your power to stop your workers' from unionizing?

MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty/Jim Watson/Pool via REUTERS Bezos declined Sanders' invitation to testify at a hearing, but the senator had harsh words for him. Sanders criticized Amazon's countering of a union drive in Alabama despite the CEO's record wealth. The hearing included testimony from a pro-union worker at Amazon's Bessemer warehouse. See more stories on Insider's business page. At a hearing on Wednesday morning, Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke critically about Amazon ...
Tags: Amazon, Elon Musk, Politics, News, Unions, Labor, Alabama, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Retail, Jeff Bezos, Biden, Bernie Sanders, Musk, Bessemer


Photos show what Europe's 3rd COVID-19 wave looks like as hospitalizations mount and Italy enters another lockdown

A general view shows a bar's deserted terrace on Piazza Vittorio Veneto in Turin on March 17, 2021 Photo by MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP via Getty Images Germany, Italy, and other countries in Europe enforced new lockdown measures as COVID-19 cases rise. Infectious disease expert Lothar Wieler said the third COVID-19 wave in Germany had "already begun." Much of Europe has lagged behind the US and the UK in rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine. See more stories on Insider's business page. M...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, News, France, Germany, US, Trends, Features, Cologne, Czech Republic, Budapest, Hungary, South Africa, Marseille, Paris


What will the delay mean for England's Covid vaccine programme?

NHS England is adjusting to ‘a significant reduction’ in weekly supplies of Covid-19 doses available from the week beginning 29 MarchIn an unexpected move NHS England revealed on Wednesday that there would be a big reduction in the amount of Covid vaccines available from 29 March. The impending shortage means that no one under 50 in England will get a first dose until 1 May. Only people aged 50 or over, those who are clinically vulnerable, and those awaiting their second dose, will be able to ge...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, UK News, NHS, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Immunology, Conservative Leadership, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus, COVID


What will the vaccine delay in England mean for the programme?

NHS England is adjusting to ‘a significant reduction’ in weekly supplies of Covid-19 doses available from the week beginning 29 MarchIn an unexpected move NHS England revealed on Wednesday that there would be a big reduction in the amount of Covid vaccines available from 29 March. The impending shortage means that no one under 50 in Englandwill get a first dose until 1 May. Only people aged 50 or over, those who are clinically vulnerable, and those awaiting their second dose, will be able to get...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, UK News, NHS, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Immunology, Conservative Leadership, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus, COVID, Englandwill


LA Council wants restaurants to stop automatically giving out plastic utensils

LOS ANGELES — In an effort to alleviate some financial burdens on Los Angeles restaurants and reduce plastic waste, the Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday requested City Attorney Mike Feuer to draft an ordinance that would make plastic utensils, napkins and salt packets only available when requested by restaurant customers. The motion, which passed unanimously, was introduced by Councilmen Paul Koretz and Paul Krekorian. “Today’s motion is an easy, commonsense requirement that we hope will he...
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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki says there's 'no question' Trump's rhetoric about COVID-19 led to 'elevated threats' against Asian-Americans

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. Alex Wong/Getty Images Jen Psaki said there's "no question" Trump's rhetoric about Asian-Americans led to increased violence against the community. She said Trump calling COVID-19 the "Wuhan virus" and other derogatory terms led to "elevated threats" against Asian-Americans. Her comments come as authorities investigate three massage parlor shootings that killed 8 people, 6 of whom were Asian women. See more stories on Insider's business pa...
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Bernie Sanders rips into Jeff Bezos: 'You are worth $182 billion ... why are you doing everything in your power to stop your workers' unionizing?

MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty/Jim Watson/Pool via REUTERS Bezos declined Sanders' invitation to testify, but the senator had harsh words for the CEO. The senator criticized Amazon countering a union drive in Alabama amid the CEO's record wealth. The hearing included testimony from a pro-union worker at Amazon's Bessemer warehouse. See more stories on Insider's business page. At a hearing on Wednesday morning, Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke critically about Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, w...
Tags: Amazon, Elon Musk, Politics, News, Unions, Labor, Alabama, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Retail, Jeff Bezos, Biden, Bernie Sanders, Musk, Bessemer


LA Council seeking rent freeze on apartments with expiring affordability covenants

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to explore enacting a rent freeze on residential units with expired or soon-to-expire affordability covenants like the one at Hillside Villa Apartments, which the city is hoping to purchase to prevent significant rent increases. “The city is at risk of losing thousands of affordability housing units through the impending expiration of regulatory rent covenants. Regulatory covenants are recorded on a property to ensure the lon...
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LA County leaders decry Atlanta shootings, vow unity against attacks on Asian-Americans

Los Angeles County civil rights leaders joined elected leaders on Wednesday, March 17, to condemn violence against Asian Americans, decrying three shootings in Atlanta that left eight people dead — six of them Asian women.   “We don’t know what the motivation of the killer was. But we do know it was a brutal crime. An unjustified crime. A crime against humanity, and it will not stand,” said Stuart Kwoh, president emeritus of Asian Americans Advancing Justice. While no motive has yet been fully e...
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All LA council members don’t agree on LA’s role in 2028 Olympics security

By MARGARET SHUTTLEWORTH | City News Service LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to authorize Mayor Eric Garcetti and Council President Nury Martinez to bring the city into a cooperative to manage safety and security services for the 2028 Olympics. The City Council’s approval authorized Garcetti and Martinez to enter into a memorandum of understanding to join the already created California Olympic and Paralympic Public Safety Command. The cooperative would consist of the c...
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Disneyland to reopen; Europe combats grim surge; states told to make vaccine available to all by May 1: Live COVID updates

The White House said that more than 22M doses of COVID-19 vaccines will be distributed in the next seven days. Here are the latest COVID updates.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Labour calls for full Covid public inquiry starting in June

Exclusive: Shadow minister Rachel Reeves says government should work with the bereaved on setting inquiry upCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLabour has thrown its weight behind calls for a full-blown public inquiry to learn the lessons of the Covid pandemic, with Rachel Reeves arguing it should kick off when the prime minister’s roadmap comes to an end in June.Reeves, who shadows the Cabinet Office minister, Michael Gove, told the Guardian the government should start p...
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Biden says his dog Major will return to the White House after biting incident

Major, one of the US president's two dogs, left the White House after an alleged biting incident.
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READ: Summary of joint assessment of domestic violent extremism threat

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence on Wednesday released an unclassified summary of a joint assessment of the national security threat posed by domestic violent extremism, which was ordered by the White House in January.
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Woman rebuts claims Nicola Sturgeon's aide 'interfered' with Salmond complaint

Woman involved in sexual harassment complaints says allegation against chief of staff is untrueAllegations that Nicola Sturgeon’s chief of staff “interfered” with the handling of sexual harassment complaints against Alex Salmond are “fundamentally untrue”, according to the woman involved.On Tuesday evening, Conservative MP David Davis, used parliamentary privilege to criticise the Scottish government’s handling of sexual harassment allegations against Alex Salmond. Continue reading...
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Dominic Raab accuses EU of 'brinkmanship' over vaccine supply threat – video

The UK's foreign secretary said the European commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, needed to explain herself after she threatened to ban exports of Covid-19 vaccines to the UK. Raab said such a move would cut across previous assurances. 'Frankly, I'm surprised we're having this conversation,' Raab said. 'It's normally the UK and the EU [who] team up to object when other countries with less democratic regimes than our own engage in that kind of brinkmanship' Coronavirus live news Continue r...
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White House Says Russia Will Be Held Accountable for Actions It Has Taken

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Wednesday that Russia will be held accountable after a U.S. intelligence report bolstered...
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Biden: Major Is A ‘Sweet Dog’ Stressed Out By White House Living

The president’s German shepherds were sent home to Delaware shortly after one had a biting incident in the White House.
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ODNI releases joint assessment of threat posed by domestic violent extremism

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence on Wednesday released an unclassified summary of a joint assessment of the national security threat posed by domestic violent extremism as ordered by the White House in January.
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