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Montana governor given warning after trapping and killing a Yellowstone wolf

Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., speaks during the 2017 Capitol Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Washington. Associated Press/Andrew Harnik Montana's governor was given a warning after he killed a Yellowstone wolf outside the park last month. Greg Gianforte had not completed a state-mandated certification course before trapping the wolf. A spokesperson for the governor said he immediately rectified the mistake and signed up...
Tags: Politics, Science, Montana, Washington, Trends, Hunting, Parks, Yellowstone, Rockies, Yellowstone National Park, Wolf, Robert Smith, Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks, Gianforte, Greg Gianforte, Boise State Public Radio


2 Asian American senators back off threat to oppose Biden nominees after White House agrees to add senior AAPI adviser

Sens. Tammy Duckworth and Mazie Hirono on Tuesday backed off their threat to vote against any of President Joe Biden's nominees who aren't minorities, after going public with their anger that the Cabinet lacks Asian Americans, and Duckworth earlier saying she felt insulted by the White House's attempts to brush off her concerns.
Tags: White House, Joe Biden, Cnn, Biden, Cabinet, Duckworth, Mazie Hirono, AAPI, Sens Tammy Duckworth


Latest Bristol policing protest culminates in 14 arrests

Police disperse demonstrators two days after Kill the Bill protest descended into violent riotingPolice have moved in to disperse demonstrators in Bristol, two days after another protest that descended into rioting in the city. The demonstration overnight ended with 14 people arrested, Avon and Somerset police said, including a person sought in connection with the disorder in Bristol on Sunday.Public order officers were deployed on Tuesday night to College Green, where police said around 130 peo...
Tags: Politics, Protest, Police, UK News, Bristol, Avon, Somerset, College Green


Duckworth backs off threat to oppose Biden nominees over lack of diversity after White House agrees to add senior AAPI adviser

Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois on Tuesday backed off her threat to vote against any of President Joe Biden's nominees who aren't minorities, after going public with her anger that the Cabinet lacks Asian Americans and saying she felt insulted by the White House's attempts to brush off her concerns.
Tags: White House, Joe Biden, Cnn, Biden, Illinois, Cabinet, Duckworth, AAPI, Sen Tammy Duckworth


Pressure is mounting to ditch the filibuster and pass gun reform after back-to-back mass shootings in the US

Police work on the scene outside a King Soopers grocery store where a shooting took place Monday, March 22, 2021, in Boulder, Colo AP Photo/David Zalubowski Calls to end the Senate filibuster have intensified after two mass shootings in one week in the US. Activists say trashing the filibuster is the only way to pass gun reform in the Senate. A growing number of Democrats have voiced their support for filibuster elimination or reform. See more stories on Insider's business page. After ...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Labor, Congress, Colorado, Oregon, Senate, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, US, West Virginia, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Cnn, Pennsylvania


Ted Cruz says he won't apologize for 'thoughts and prayers' for Colorado shooting victims

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, asks a question during the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Sen. Ted Cruz said he won't apologize for "thoughts and prayers" for Colorado shooting victims. Cruz also slammed Democrats for "ridiculous theater" with gun law proposals. In 2018, Cruz was the top recipient of NRA donations. See more stories on Insider's business page. Senator Ted Cruz said he won't ap...
Tags: Politics, Colorado, Trends, Georgia, Ted Cruz, Gun Control, Cruz, Nra, Senate Judiciary Committee, National Rifle Association, Boulder Colorado, Sen Chuck Grassley, Colorado Shooting, Sen Ted Cruz R Texas, Tom Williams CQ Roll Call Inc, Sarah Al Arshani


Duckworth Gives Ultimatum To Biden Over Absence Of AAPI Representation In Cabinet

Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) on Wednesday vowed to oppose President Biden's future "non-diversity" nominees unless the White House commits to a plan to tap more nominees of Asian or Pacific Islander descent for high-level positions in the administration, according to multiple reports. [Author: Summer Concepcion]
Tags: News, White House, Tammy Duckworth, Biden, Duckworth, Pacific Islander, Tammy Duckworth D IL, Summer Concepcion


The former prosecutor who said the DOJ is considering sedition charges in the Capitol riot went rogue and is being investigated, an official said

Michael Sherwin, Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, speaks at a press conference to give an update on the investigation into the Capitol Hill riots on January 12, 2021 in Washington, DC. Sarah Silbiger-Pool/Getty Images The former top prosecutor who said the DOJ may bring sedition charges went rogue, an official said. The DOJ's professional responsibility office is investigating Michael Sherwin over the remarks. The judge threatened sanctions or a gag order if officials...
Tags: Politics, Crime, News, Washington, Cbs News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, New York Times, Capitol Hill, Dc, Department Of Justice, Times, District Of Columbia, Doj, Justice Department


Biden says 100 million Americans will have received stimulus checks by Wednesday

President Joe Biden delivers remarks in the State Dining Room at the White House on February 5, 2021. Stefani Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images President Joe Biden said 100 million stimulus checks will have been distributed by Wednesday. His administration will meet the goal set last week to send 100 million direct payments in 10 days. For eligible Americans without direct deposit, the direct payments are still being delivered. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden ...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Ohio, Biden, Stimulus, Kamala Harris, Checks, Jill Biden, Doug Emhoff, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Biden expands ACA by cutting health insurance costs

By Alexandra Jaffe and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — President Joe Biden pledged Tuesday that his $1.9 trillion rescue package would build on the promise of the Affordable Care Act, the hallmark legislation of Barack Obama’s presidency that became law 11 years ago. Biden’s COVID-19 relief law pumps up “Obamacare” premium subsidies to address longstanding problems of affordability, particularly for people with middle-class incomes. More taxpayer assistance means, in ...
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The prosecutor who said the DOJ is considering sedition charges for the Capitol riot went rogue and is being investigated, an official said

Michael Sherwin, Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, speaks at a press conference to give an update on the investigation into the Capitol Hill riots on January 12, 2021 in Washington, DC. Sarah Silbiger-Pool/Getty Images The former top prosecutor who said the DOJ may bring sedition charges went rogue, an official said. The DOJ's professional responsibility office is investigating Michael Sherwin over the remarks. The judge threatened sanctions or a gag order if officials...
Tags: Politics, Crime, News, Washington, Cbs News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, New York Times, Capitol Hill, Dc, Department Of Justice, Times, District Of Columbia, Doj, Justice Department


Two Asian American Democrats vow to oppose Biden nominees over lack of diversity after 'insulting' White House comments

Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois is threatening to vote against any of President Joe Biden's nominees who aren't minorities over her fury that the Cabinet lacks Asian Americans, adding she found it "incredibly insulting" that a top White House official had pointed to Vice President Kamala Harris' South Asian roots as sufficient in defending the diversity of the administration.
Tags: White House, Joe Biden, Cnn, Biden, Illinois, Cabinet, Kamala Harris, Sen Tammy Duckworth


North Korea Test-Launches Missile, Biden Administration Downplays as ‘Normal’

What analysts consider an unusual and provocative move, the White House calls ‘a normal part of the kind of testing that North Korea would do.’
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Migrants entering UK illegally to be liable for removal at any time

Priti Patel’s New Plan for Immigration risks punishing refugees with no choice about how they seek safety, experts warnMigrants who arrive in the UK by small boats or other illegal routes will be indefinitely liable for removal even if they are granted asylum under punishing proposals to be announced by Priti Patel.In what the government is billing as the “biggest overhaul of the UK’s asylum system in decades”, the home secretary will announce on Wednesday that how people enter the UK will have ...
Tags: Politics, UK, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Refugees, Priti Patel


2 Asian American Dems vow to oppose Biden nominees over lack of diversity

Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois is threatening to vote against any of President Joe Biden's nominees who aren't minorities over her fury that the Cabinet lacks Asian Americans, adding she found it "incredibly insulting" that a top White House official had pointed to Vice President Kamala Harris' South Asian roots as sufficient in defending the diversity of the administration.
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Two Asian American Democrats vow to oppose Biden nominees over lack of diversity, citing 'insulting' White House comments

Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois is threatening to vote against any of President Joe Biden's nominees who aren't minorities over her fury that the Cabinet lacks Asian Americans, adding she found it "incredibly insulting" that a top White House official had pointed to Vice President Kamala Harris' South Asian roots as sufficient in defending the diversity of the administration.
Tags: White House, Joe Biden, Cnn, Biden, Illinois, Cabinet, Kamala Harris, Sen Tammy Duckworth


White House: North Korea Conducted Short-Range Missile Test

The White House says North Korea fired short-range missiles this past weekend, just days after the sister of Kim Jong Un threatened the United States and South Korea for holding joint military exercises.
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LA County OKs DA Gascon’s request for a special prosecutor on police misconduct

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, March 23, approved a special prosecutor to assist investigations of alleged police misconduct. With the board’s go-ahead, District Attorney George Gascon can now appoint former federal prosecutor Lawrence Middleton to a four-year term at a cost of no more than $1.5 million each year. Middleton would provide recommendations on cases and assist in prosecuting cases under Gascon’s direction. The move comes in the context of the Board’s own pus...
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Economists are divided about how bad inflation is going to get. Here are the 10 loudest voices on both sides of the issue.

Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers. Robin Marchant / Getty Images The debate over inflation is intensifying as Biden pushes to spend trillions on infrastructure. It's largely an intra-party spat as moderates say stimulus risks rampant inflation, while many Democrats favor big spending. Here are the 10 biggest names arguing for and against spending plans and the path of inflation. See more stories on Insider's business page. A new debate is emerging as the US economy nears re...
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Human-rights groups are urging the Biden administration to get children out of the makeshift Border Patrol facilities

A temporary processing facility in Donna, Texas, seen on March 17, 2021. Jaime Rodriguez Sr/US Customs and Border Protection Office of Public Affairs Human-rights groups are calling out the Biden administration for crowded Border Patrol facilities. The government is holding migrant children in "inappropriate" detention centers, human-rights groups told Insider. These facilities have not yet been seen by journalists, but government-shared videos show children in crowded spaces and sleeping ...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Human Rights, News, Cbs News, White House, Immigration, US, Trends, Long, United States, Amnesty International, Migrants, CBP, State Department, Biden


'Cynical ploy': Republicans pan White House effort to split $3 trillion infrastructure plan into multiple bills, dampening odds of deal

Sen. John Thune at a Republican news conference alongside Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Kevin Dietsch/Pool/AFP Republicans criticized the White House's $3 trillion infrastructure plan on Tuesday. They appeared no likelier to support it even if it's split into two packages. "I don't think our guys are going take the bait on that," Sen. John Thune said. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden's economic team is in the early stages of draft...
Tags: Congress, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, South Dakota, House, New York Times, Medicare, Janet Yellen, Nancy Pelosi, Louisiana, Biden, Medicaid, Kennedy


55 influential business and leadership books that can instantly boost your management skills

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Insider Reading is a common denominator among successful people in business.New information and perspectives help us grow smarter, more innovative, and more resilient over time.Below, you'll find 55 of the most influential business books ever - including memoirs and psychology books.If you want to be successful, you should read about 500 pages per day. Or, that's what you ma...
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LA will close Echo Park Lake and clear more than 100 homeless from area

LOS ANGELES — Activists plan to gather at Echo Park Lake Wednesday morning ahead of the city’s plans to close the park where well more than a hundred people have taken up residence. Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell’s communications director Tony Arranaga told City News Service that the city is closing the park to repair more than $500,000 in damage. Arranaga would not confirm the date of the closure, but the Los Angeles Times reported that “a source with direct knowledge of the proces...
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California scrambles to improve electric grid to avoid summer blackouts

State agencies and electric utilities are scrambling to shore up power supplies in hopes of avoiding the rolling blackouts that left 800,000 California homes and businesses without power during a record-breaking heatwave last August. That means gas-fired power plants could be called on more, instead of less, at a time when the state is trying wean itself from fossil fuels that produce greenhouse gases. Already last year, state regulators extended the life of outdated gas-fired power generators i...
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U.S. and Iraq Will Hold Strategic Dialogue in April: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Iraq will hold a strategic dialogue in April and the meetings will clarify that coalition forces are...
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Biden urges gun reform after Colorado shooting: 'Don't wait another minute'

President lowers White House flag to half-staff to honor victimsSenate urged to pass House-approved background checks billsUS politics – live coverageAfter recording a year with the lowest level of public mass shootings in more than a decade, the US suffered its second such incident in less than a week on Monday night with a shooting at a Colorado grocery store that killed 10, including one police officer. Related: Boulder shooting: suspect and 10 victims named by police Continue reading...
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Sen. Tammy Duckworth says she'll vote no on Biden nominees until White House taps Asian candidates

Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) is frustrated with the lack of Asian American and Pacific Islander representation in the Biden...
Tags: White House, Biden, Pacific Islander, Tammy Duckworth D Ill, Sen Tammy Duckworth


Boris Johnson admits regrets over handling of first Covid wave

PM says he wishes ‘many things’ were done differently as country marks one year since first lockdown Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson has admitted there are many things he wishes he had done differently to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic as the UK marks a year since the first lockdown and remembers the 126,000 people who have died so far.At a Downing Street press conference, England’s chief medical officer, Prof Chris Whitty, also conceded the country had en...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, UK News, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Downing Street, Patrick Vallance, Coronavirus, Chris Whitty


Biden on gun violence in the US: ‘We have to act’

By Mary Clare Jalonick | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Democrats say they are pushing toward a vote on expanded gun control measures as the nation reels from its second mass shooting in a week. President Joe Biden said “we have to act,” but prospects for any major changes were dim, for now, in the closely divided Congress. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer vowed Tuesday morning to bring to the Senate floor legislation passed by the House that would require background checks for most gun sales...
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