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RESULTS: Louisianians voted to fill 2 US House vacancies in Saturday special elections

In this Jan. 20, 2021, file photo, state Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, D-New Orleans, speaks in Baton Rouge, La., about her campaign for the 2nd Congressional District seat after signing up for the race. AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte, File Louisianans voted in two special US House elections on Saturday. The elections will fill vacancies in the 2nd and 5th Congressional Districts. Julia Letlow won the race for the 5th District, while two candidates advanced to a runoff in the 2nd. See more stor...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Texas, Congress, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, House, New Orleans, Ohio, New Mexico, Louisiana, Biden, Donald Trump, Troy Carter


Portland police officers used force more than 6,000 times against protesters last year

A demonstrator is pepper sprayed shortly before being arrested during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Portland, Ore. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Portland police used force 6,000 times against protesters last year, according to DOJ attorneys. These incidents at times violated department policies and top brass didn't question it, they said. Portland became a flashpoint for protest activity and police response after Geo...
Tags: Politics, News, Law, Trends, Portland, Police Brutality, Department Of Justice, Black Lives Matter, BLM, Criminal Justice, Doj, Racial Discrimination, Portland Police Bureau, Tyler Sonnemaker, George Floyd, George Floyd Protests


Biden White House’s Ties to Big Tech Are Detailed in New Disclosures

National security adviser Jake Sullivan served on an advisory council for Microsoft last year, new federal disclosures show.
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Obama-era officials return to White House worth millions

As several Obama-era officials return to the White House under President Joe Biden, they're reuniting with fuller pockets according to...
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Biden is spending $86 million on hotel rooms for migrants as his administration struggles to handle the surge of families and kids trying to come to the US

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 is struggling to address the influx of migrants at the southern border. Now the administration is spending $86 million on hotel rooms to house migrants near the border. Biden has publicly urged migrants not to travel to the US, but the surge is expected to grow. See more stories on Insider'...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Washington Post, Immigration, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, House, Border, Arizona, Associated Press, CBP, Biden, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security


LIVE RESULTS: Voters go to the polls in 2 special US House elections in Louisiana

In this Jan. 20, 2021, file photo, state Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, D-New Orleans, speaks in Baton Rouge, La., about her campaign for the 2nd Congressional District seat after signing up for the race. AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte, File Louisianans are voting in two special US House elections on Saturday. The elections will fill vacancies in the 2nd and 5th Congressional Districts. Follow along for live results from Insider and Decision Desk HQ. See more stories on Insider's business pa...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Texas, Congress, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, House, New Orleans, Ohio, New Mexico, Louisiana, Biden, Donald Trump


A Pennsylvania prosecutor making $60 per hour got demoted because of his DoorDash side gig - where drivers make $17 per hour

Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images A Pennsylvania prosecutor was demoted for delivering food for DoorDash during his work hours. His boss called it "indefensible, thoughtless, selfish, and so stupid." The prosecutor, Gregg Shore, told KYW Radio that his reasons for working for DoorDash were personal. See more stories on Insider's business page. District attorneys typically serve citizens by building legal cases against people accused of crimes, but one prosecutor in Bucks County, Pennsylvan...
Tags: Politics, Law, Trends, Pennsylvania, The New York Times, Food Delivery, Shore, Gig Economy, Doordash, Bucks County, Tony Xu, Matt Weintraub, Weintraub, Tech Insider, Bucks County Pennsylvania, Gig workers


The Latest: UNLV now plans in-person spring graduation

By The Associated Press LAS VEGAS — The University of Nevada, Las Vegas is changing course and now plans in-person spring graduation ceremonies in May as the coronavirus outbreak slows. UNLV President Keith Whitfield on Friday announced the change from plans announced in February to hold graduation virtually. Whitfield said in a letter to students and staff that he firmly believes the university “can offer a traditional commencement while adhering to public health guidelines.” “Graduation is the...
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AT&T and Cigna are funding Republican groups led by election objectors they had promised to stop supporting

Erin Schaff/Getty Images AT&T and Cigna gave money to groups run by the GOP election objectors they pledged to stop supporting, Popular Information reported. Some companies paused certain PAC contributions after GOP efforts to overturn Biden's victory led to violence. Here's how much each S&P 500 corporate PAC had given - and if they've paused or resumed contributions. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. AT&T and Cigna both gave money last month to groups o...
Tags: Energy, Transportation, Florida, Real Estate, Politics, News, Enterprise, Media, Entertainment, Congress, Finance, Senate, White House, Advertising, US, Trends


The Latest: Republic of Congo presidential hopeful has COVID

By The Associated Press BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo — The leading opposition presidential candidate in Republic of Congo was receiving oxygen at a private hospital after being diagnosed with COVID-19, a family member said, casting Sunday’s election into doubt on the eve of the vote. Guy Brice Parfait Kolelas, 61, had skipped his final campaign event on Friday after telling some reporters a day earlier that he feared he had malaria. A relative who spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sen...
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Tory MPs warn Johnson not to extend Covid curbs

The prime minister is under pressure to resist an ‘excess of caution’ as a third wave of infections grips EuropeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson faces mounting pressure from senior Tories to resist attempts to extend the blanket ban on overseas travel or delay the loosening of UK restrictions, amid new warnings over rising Covid cases in Europe.With scientific advisers warning of the risks of overseas holidays in the late spring and summer, figures from a...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Conservatives, UK News, Boris Johnson, Johnson, 1922 Committee, Coronavirus


The Latest: Colorado moves to relax virus capacity limits

By The Associated Press DENVER — Colorado’s health department is moving to relax its statewide mask mandate and limits on gathering capacity. Health officials say the state’s role in determining COVID-19 restrictions will lessen in favor of more local control as vaccination eligibility is extended. For the majority of the state, masks will be required for indoor public places with 10 or more people, and the capacity restrictions remain in place. The proposal would allow local authorities and “pr...
Tags: Japan, Colorado, California, Cdc, France, White House, Germany, Angela Merkel, Berlin, Uncategorized, Atlanta, Eu, Sport, European Union, Mario Draghi, Joe Biden


Boris 'I'm still a bumbling charlatan' Johnson – cartoon

Incompetence elsewhere in Europe can’t hide the prime minister’s ineptitude•You can order your own print of this cartoon Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, UK News, World news, Infectious Diseases, Astrazeneca, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Boris, Coronavirus


Unmasked: man behind cult set to replace QAnon

The creator of the rapidly growing ‘Sabmyk Network’ is revealed to be a Berlin art dealer with a record of media manipulationThe mysterious individual behind a new and rapidly growing online disinformation network targeting followers of QAnon, the far-right cult, can be revealed as a Berlin-based artist with a history of social media manipulation, a prominent anti-racism group claims.Since Donald Trump left the White House, QAnon’s vast online community has been in a state of flux as it comes to...
Tags: Media, White House, Berlin, US, Social Media, UK News, World news, US news, Digital Media, The far right, Donald Trump, QAnon, Sabmyk Network


Donald Trump Jr. shared a mocking video that showed Biden falling after getting struck in the head by the former president's golf ball

Donald Trump Jr. speaks Wednesday, January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC, prior to the deadly insurrection at the US Capitol. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin Donald Trump Jr. mocked President Joe Biden for falling on the steps of Air Force One on Friday. Biden stumbled three times and fell once as he ascended the steps to board the plane. Trump Jr. posted to Twitter a video showing his father striking Biden with a golf ball and causing him to fall. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
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Reporters call out Biden administration for lack of transparency at the US-Mexico border

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas traveled to the US-Mexico border on Friday with a group of bipartisan senators. Typically on such a trip, a cabinet secretary and lawmakers would be accompanied by reporters or a member of the White House press pool to feed notes back to newsrooms.
Tags: White House, US, Cnn, Biden, Department Of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas


Dianne Feinstein is 'open' to filibuster reform, citing GOP 'abuse' of the Senate procedure

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) speaks during the confirmation hearing for then-Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen on January 19, 2021. Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times via AP, Pool Dianne Feinstein said that she would be "open" to possible changes with the legislative filibuster. The position is stark turnaround for the longtime Senate institutionalist. Feinstein said that she is concerned about Republican 'abuse' of the procedural tool. See more stories on Insider'...
Tags: Politics, California, Senate, West Virginia, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, House, New York Times, Arizona, Treasury, Mitch McConnell, Janet Yellen, Republican, Biden, Donald Trump


LIVE UPDATES: Voters go to the polls in 2 special US House elections in Louisiana

In this Jan. 20, 2021, file photo, state Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, D-New Orleans, speaks in Baton Rouge, La., about her campaign for the 2nd Congressional District seat after signing up for the race. AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte, File Louisianans are voting in two special US House elections on Saturday. The elections will fill vacancies in the 2nd and 5th Congressional Districts. Follow along for live results from Insider and Decision Desk HQ when polls close at 8 p.m. CT. See more storie...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Texas, Congress, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, House, New Orleans, Ohio, New Mexico, Louisiana, Biden, Donald Trump


'Unfair and out-of-touch': Democrats slam Biden's White House staff marijuana policy

A demonstrator waves a flag with marijuana leaves on it during a protest outside of the White House calling for the legalization of marijuana on April 2, 2016. AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana Several Democrats are criticizing the Biden White House over their marijuana policy for staffers. Staffers were asked to resign or told to work remotely due to their drug use, per The Daily Beast. White House press secretary Jen Psaki says the policy only affected a small number of staffers. See more storie...
Tags: Politics, California, Oregon, White House, Marijuana, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, Marijuana Legalization, Drug Policy, Biden, The Daily Beast, Federal Government, Jared Huffman, Jeff Sessions


Gerry Adams unveils Irish unity-themed Easter egg

Limited supply of chocolate eggs launched by former Sinn Féin president only available in BelfastGerry Adams has launched his latest bid for Irish unity, this time in the form of a chocolate egg.In a video shared on Twitter, the former Sinn Féin president unveiled a “very, very, very special package that we have put together at considerable expense” – a chocolate egg wrapped in a sheet of paper that says #Time4Unity. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK News, World news, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Sinn Féin, Gerry Adams, BelfastGerry Adams


Bush's moment of blinding clarity

Former President George W. Bush did something unusual Thursday: he made news. He has spent his post-White House years perfecting his reclusive J.D. Salinger act, surfacing only to promote his books of portraits, and to join his odd-couple buddy Bill Clinton in supporting worthy causes.
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George Bush's moment of blinding clarity

Former President George W. Bush did something unusual Thursday: he made news. He has spent his post-White House years perfecting his reclusive J.D. Salinger act, surfacing only to promote his books of portraits, and to join his odd-couple buddy Bill Clinton in supporting worthy causes.
Tags: News, White House, Bill Clinton, George Bush, Stories, George W Bush, J D Salinger


White House says Biden has no regrets labeling Putin a killer

President Joe Biden didn't waste a beat when asked this week whether he believed his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin was a "killer."
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Individual Provides Japanese Artists Advice on Avoiding Cancel Culture

A string of ever-increasing examples of “cancellation” attempts against Japanese artists on Twitter has encouraged one helpful user to create an infographic warning about the most likely individuals that would participate in such behavior and how best to contend with such bullying. Some of this wise individual’s advice in both Japanese and English (they received […]
Tags: Japan, Politics, Internet, Censorship, Illustration, Artists, Anime


Attacked Artist Provides Japanese Artists Advice on Avoiding Cancel Culture

A string of ever-increasing examples of “cancellation” attempts against Japanese artists on Twitter has encouraged one of these targeted users to create an infographic warning about the most likely individuals that would participate in such behavior and how best to contend with such bullying. Some of this wise individual’s advice in both Japanese and English: […]
Tags: Japan, Politics, Internet, Censorship, Illustration, Artists, Anime


Why the effects of GOP efforts to limit voting aren't clear

Republicans' response to losing control of the White House and Senate has been to try and make voting harder in a number of states. Most notably, perhaps, is Georgia, where they're going after ways of voting that were popular for Black voters and Democrats in 2020 (e.g. mail voting).
Tags: News, Senate, White House, Georgia, Gop, Stories


Why the effects of Republican efforts to limit voting aren't clear

Republicans' response to losing control of the White House and Senate has been to try and make voting harder in a number of states. Most notably, perhaps, is Georgia, where they're going after ways of voting that were popular for Black voters and Democrats in 2020 (e.g. mail voting).
Tags: Senate, White House, Georgia, Cnn


Analysis: Why the effects of Republican efforts to limit voting aren't clear

Republicans' response to losing control of the White House and Senate has been to try and make voting harder in a number of states. Most notably, perhaps, is Georgia, where they're going after ways of voting that were popular for Black voters and Democrats in 2020 (e.g. mail voting).
Tags: News, Senate, White House, Georgia, Stories


Analysis: The methods of voting Republicans are trying to limit

Republicans' response to losing control of the White House and Senate has been to try and make voting harder in a number of states. Most notably, perhaps, is Georgia, where they're going after ways of voting that were popular for Black voters and Democrats in 2020 (e.g. mail voting).
Tags: News, Senate, White House, Georgia, Stories


The methods of voting Republicans are trying to limit

Republicans' response to losing control of the White House and Senate has been to try and make voting harder in a number of states. Most notably, perhaps, is Georgia, where they're going after ways of voting that were popular for Black voters and Democrats in 2020 (e.g. mail voting).
Tags: News, Senate, White House, Georgia, Stories



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