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Dr. Deborah Birx says every American COVID-19 death after the first 100,000 could've been mitigated, but a Democratic lawmaker says she's to blame for 'enabling' Trump

Some accused Birx of being "complicit" by not pushing back against Trump. Joshua Roberts/Getty Images Dr. Deborah Birx said thousands of Americans died preventable COVID-19 deaths. During a CNN interview, she said everything after the first surge could've been mitigated. But some people, including Rep. Ted Lieu, responded by accusing her of enabling Trump. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Deborah Birx, a former member of the White House coronavirus response team, sa...
Tags: Politics, Science, White House, Germany, US, Trends, Cnn, Donald Trump, Trump, George Washington University, Sanjay Gupta, CNN Newsroom, Johns Hopkins University, Reiner, Ted Lieu, Lieu


Mulvaney calls Trump's comments on Capitol riot 'manifestly false'

Former White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney called former President Trump’s recent comments on the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol...
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Congress extends PPP, but state tax news isn't so good for the COVID-relief loans

Photo: Ketut Subiyanto from Pexels The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was created to help small businesses continue to operate in the face of COVID-19 complications. Its execution, however, has been a mixed bag for many businesses and their tax pros, not always working as smoothly as its creators had hoped. Still, the forgivable loan program has its fans. And those worried about its impeding March 31 expiration can rest easier. The Senate last week agreed to the House bill extending th...
Tags: Taxes, Congress, Senate, White House, Virginia, Joe Biden, House, Biden, PPP, Irs, Small Business Administration, Tax Foundation, AICPA, Joa, Katherine Loughead, COVID


White House press secretary Jen Psaki and Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy spar over claim that Biden's snubbing the network

White Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a briefing at the White House on March 26, 2021. AP Photo/Evan Vucci Jen Psaki and Peter Doocy had a tense back-and-forth exchange about Biden's first press conference. Doocy contended that Fox News was being skipped over, while Psaki said she frequently calls on him. Biden and Doocy have had contentious interactions in the past. See more stories on Insider's business page. White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Friday shut down compl...
Tags: Politics, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Fox, Fox News, Biden, Fox News Channel, Delaware, DOOCY, Wilmington, Jen Psaki, Peter Doocy, Psaki, White House Press Briefing, Hunter Biden


'It makes me angry': Doctor says Dr. Birx failed to do her job

Responding to Dr. Deborah Birx saying a majority of Covid-19 deaths were preventable, Dr. Jonathan Reiner of George Washington University says the former White House coronavirus response coordinator had a "duty to stand up and speak up."
Tags: News, White House, Stories, George Washington University, Deborah Birx, Jonathan Reiner, Dr Birx


'This happened on her watch': Doctor says Birx had duty to act

Responding to Dr. Deborah Birx saying a majority of Covid-19 deaths were preventable, Dr. Jonathan Reiner of George Washington University says the former White House coronavirus response coordinator had a "duty to stand up and speak up."
Tags: News, White House, Stories, George Washington University, Deborah Birx, Birx, Jonathan Reiner


'It makes me angry': Doctor says Birx failed to do her job

Responding to Dr. Deborah Birx saying a majority of Covid-19 deaths were preventable, Dr. Jonathan Reiner of George Washington University says the former White House coronavirus response coordinator had a "duty to stand up and speak up."
Tags: News, White House, Stories, George Washington University, Deborah Birx, Birx, Jonathan Reiner


'Protest is a human right': one long week in Bristol, a city with a history of dissent

Demonstrations against the police bill follow a long tradition of radicalism. Protesters say that, after last week’s violence, their side of the story has not been toldFor the third time in less than a week thousands of protesters gathered in the centre of Bristol last Friday to oppose the controversial police and crime bill, which many fear will criminalise the social movements and vibrant, alternative cultures that have made the West Country city such a hub of resistance to the government.As t...
Tags: Politics, Human Rights, Protest, Law, Police, UK News, Bristol, Black Lives Matter, West Country, Edward Colston, College Green


Transportation Department says taxing drivers by the mile is not part of Biden's agenda after Buttigieg said it showed 'promise'

Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg at a press conference in February. John McDonnell/The Washington Post via Getty Images The Department of Transportation clarified comments made Friday by Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. Buttigieg on Friday said that a mileage tax to fund Biden's infrastructure plan had "a lot of promise." But on Saturday, a spokesperson said such a tax is not part of Biden's agenda. See more stories on Insider's business page. The office of S...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Washington Post, White House, US, Trends, Biden, Department Of Transportation, Cnbc, Pittsburgh, John Mcdonnell, Transportation Department, Buttigieg, Pete Buttigieg, Pete Buttigieg Buttigieg, Adam Wren


Trump had an 'Apprentice'-like meeting with Ohio GOP Senate candidates at West Palm Beach golf club: report

Former President Donald Trump and former first lady Melania Trump at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images Trump had an "Apprentice"-like meeting with four Ohio GOP Senate candidates. The candidates all did their best to prove their loyalty to the former president. A potential endorsement from Trump could give a candidate an enormous edge among GOP voters. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, Senate, Politico, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, House, Ohio, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Gibbons, Trump, Afp, Melania Trump


Kansas Senate leader charged with DUI, reckless driving, evading police, and driving down the wrong side of the highway

Kansas Senate Majority Leader Gene Suellentrop seen in the center of this 2015 photo. AP Photo/Nicholas Clayton Kansas State Sen. Gene Suellentrop faces multiple charges, including DUI and evading police. He was arrested earlier in March after 911 callers reported him driving the wrong way down the highway. The new charges were announced Friday by Shawnee County DA Mike Kagay. See more stories on Insider's business page. Kansas State Sen. Gene Suellentrop, a Republican and the majorit...
Tags: Politics, News, Senate, Trends, Ap, Kansas, Associated Press, Capitol Police, Topeka, Kansas Senate, state Senate, Kagay, Shawnee County, Kansas Highway Patrol, Gene Suellentrop, KSNT


A judge ruled Austin can continue to enforce mask mandate after the Texas attorney general sued to stop it

A COVID-19 restriction signs hang outside of Chipotle on March 3, 2021 in Austin, Texas. Montinique Monroe/Getty Images A judge in Texas said Austin officials can continue to enforce the city's mask mandate. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton requested a temporary injunction against the order. While the judge denied the injunction, she hasn't made a final ruling on the case. See more stories on Insider's business page. A judge in Texas on Friday ruled that the city of Austin a...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Trends, Austin, Courthouse News Service, Livingston, Hopkins, Abbott, Greg Abbott, Austin Texas, Paxton, Ken Paxton, Texas Tribune, Steve Adler, Travis County


Machinery manufacturer Caterpillar is expecting shipment delays due to the Suez Canal gridlock

The US machinery maker is facing shipment problems. AP The Suez Canal crisis will likely cause shipment issues for Caterpillar, sources told Bloomberg. The blockage is pushing the machinery firm to consider airlifting products if deemed necessary. Many US manufacturers were facing supply-chain issues, even before the blockage. See more stories on Insider's business page. Caterpillar Inc., the world's largest construction equipment maker, is enduring shipment delays due to the Sue...
Tags: Asia, Europe, White House, Africa, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Ap, Denmark, Manufacturing, Caterpillar, Suez Canal, Caterpillar Inc, Bloomberg Intelligence, Tech Insider, Lars Jensen


Gov. Brian Kemp signs restrictive Georgia voting bill into law in front of painting of former plantation grounds

Gov. Brian Kemp signs SB 202 into law at the Georgia state Capitol in Atlanta on March 25, 2021. Governor Brian Kemp's Twitter feed/Handout via REUTERS Kemp signed Georgia's voting bill into law against the backdrop of former plantation grounds. The connection was made by Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Will Bunch. Democrats have criticized the new law as a throwback to the Jim Crow-era that targets Black voters. See more stories on Insider's business page. GOP Gov. Brian Kemp ...
Tags: Politics, Elections, US, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Gop, House, Athens, Biden, Jim Crow, Augusta, Trump, Voting Rights, Philadelphia Inquirer


Latest satellite images show efforts to free the giant container ship, Ever Given, stuck in Suez Canal

Container ship Ever Given stuck in the Suez Canal, Egypt on March 27, 2021. Kristin Carringer/Maxar The 1,300ft long, 200,000-tonne vessel has been stuck there for more than three days. Dredging of the bottom and the banks of the canal has now began to free the ship. Over 200 ships are caught in the backlog, costing the global economy an estimated $400 million per hour. See more stories on Insider's business page. The latest effort to remove the giant container ship, Ever Given, which...
Tags: News, White House, Trends, Bbc, Egypt, News UK, Satellite Images, Suez Canal, White House Press, Jen Psaki, Suez Canal Egypt, UK Weekend, Naina Bhardwaj, Shoei Kisen Kaisha, Yukito Higaki, Kristin Carringer Maxar


Home Office revives plan to deport non-UK rough sleepers

Priti Patel’s ministry has quietly relaunched a covert programme exposed in 2019 by the ObserverThe Home Office has quietly relaunched a controversial programme that uses councils and homelessness charities to obtain personal data that could lead to the deportation of non-UK rough sleepers.Two charities and six councils have signed up to the scheme since it was relaunched six months ago, according to documents obtained by Liberty Investigates, a journalism unit of the human rights organisation L...
Tags: Politics, UK, Human Rights, Law, Society, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Poverty, Homelessness, Charities, Social exclusion, Voluntary sector, Home Office, Priti Patel, Liberty Continue, Liberty Investigates


GOP Sen. Marsha Blackburn's car was pulled over by Capitol Police but was let go after she flashed her congressional pin

Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., attends a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in March 2021. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images The car GOP Sen. Marsha Blackburn was in was pulled over by Capitol Police on Thursday. But she was let go after she showed police her congressional pin and said she was a senator, CNN reported. Her office confirmed to Insider her driver was pulled over and said police asked to see her identification. See more stories on Insider's business page. Th...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Senate, US, Trends, Cnn, Tennessee, Michelle Obama, Memphis, Blackburn, Capitol Police, Senate Judiciary Committee, Marsha Blackburn, Kowalski, Jen Psaki


Calls to boycott Coca-Cola after Biden called Georgia's planned voting restrictions 'Jim Crow in the 21st Century'

An abseiler unveils the new Coca-Cola advertising hoarding at dawn in Piccadilly Circus in London, September 30, 2003 Peter Macdiarmid/Reuters The pressure follows the two bills Republican lawmakers have put forward in the Georgia State Senate. Civil rights and voter advocacy groups believe Black voters would be disproportionately affected. They have called for companies to stop donations to politicians backing the bills and speak out against them. See more stories on Insider's busines...
Tags: Politics, London, Voting, Coca Cola, Senate, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, UPS, Delta Airlines, News UK, Delta, Jackson, Republican, Biden


Biden can't afford to laugh-off Kim Jong Un's provocations

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches the launch of a Hwasong-12 missile in this undated photo released by North Korea on September 16, 2017. KCNA via REUTERS President Joe Biden seemed to laugh off North Korea's latest missile tests over the weekend. With that attitude, Biden may miss a chance at diplomacy, leading to more back and forth tension-creating events by both sides in the months ahead. See more stories on Insider's business page. We can fill a book full of troubling ad...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Politics, Opinion, Washington, North Korea, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Beijing, Moon, Kim Jong Un, Kim, Biden, Seoul


Trump eyes visit to US-Mexico border soon but is waiting for Biden to fail first, former aide says

Former President Donald Trump participates in a ceremony commemorating the 200th mile of border wall at the international border with Mexico in San Luis, Arizona, June 23, 2020. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Trump may visit the US-Mexico border "soon," former senior adviser Jason Miller said in a podcast. He is waiting for Biden to "go and fail on his own" before he makes the trip, Miller said. Trump has previously criticized Biden for the "dangerous" surge of migrants at the border. See ...
Tags: Politics, News, Mexico, US, Trends, Joe Biden, News UK, Biden, Donald Trump, Immigrant, Miller, Trump, Michael Berry, Jason Miller, US US, Mexico Border


Neo-Nazi groups are using Instagram to recruit young teenagers, experts warn. Memes are being used to entice them.

Memes are being used to draw in teenagers to neo-Nazi groups, experts told Insider. Getty Images Instagram is a fertile ground for extremist propaganda, experts told Insider. Neo-Nazi groups are using the social media platform to recruit teenagers, the experts said. Parents are now being advised to spot far-right messaging to protect their kids. See more stories on Insider's business page. "My kids have had a pretty progressive upbringing," Joanna Schroeder told Insider. "So it was pre...
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Beto O'Rourke ridicules Ted Cruz for posting videos claiming he encountered 'cartel members' at the Mexican border

Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (R) unsuccessfully ran against Sen. Ted Cruz (L) in 2018. The Hill/Twitter/Preston Ehrler/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke slammed Sen. Ted Cruz over videos he posted of himself at the Rio Grande. In the videos posted Friday, Cruz claimed that he saw "human traffickers" who were taunting him. O'Rourke hit back in a lengthy Twitter thread, giving Cruz tips on how to handle the border crisis. See more stories on Insider&...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Mexico, White House, Immigration, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ted Cruz, News UK, Biden, Cruz, Hill, Sen Ted Cruz, Rourke


Bristol 'kill the bill' protest ends in violence as riot police clear out demonstrators – video

Bristol’s third ‘kill the bill’ demonstration ended in chaos as violence erupted when police moved in to clear out protesters. Dogs, horses, vans and a helicopter were used to drive crowds back into the city centre in an operation that lasted until 1am. Ten arrests were made for offences including violent disorder and assaulting an emergency worker.Police under fire for ‘assault’ of journalist at Bristol protestArrests made in Bristol as ‘kill the bill’ protesters clash with police Continue read...
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Loud commercials are infuriating Americans, and streaming TV is making them even worse

Loud commercials blowing out your eardrums lately? You're not alone. Samantha Lee/Insider The CALM Act banned excessively loud television commercials, but it doesn't apply to streaming TV. Consumers lodge thousands of complaints annually about loud commercials, and they're on the rise. The FCC almost enforced the act twice in the past decade. Audio engineer experts are trying to fix it. See more stories on Insider's business page. On July 1, 1941, New York's NBC station...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Fcc, Nbc, Obama, Congress, Senate, America, Barack Obama, Trends, House, Tom Wheeler, Federal Communications Commission, Wheeler, Gigi Sohn, Hulu


Calls for DC statehood reignited following Capitol insurrection: The fight for the 51st state explained

A view of a security fence at the base of Capitol Hill during heightened security concerns over possible protests or violence tomorrow March 3, 2021, in Washington, DC. Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images The 700,000 residents of DC have long been denied the representation granted to their fellow Americans. But the chaos of the January 6 siege has led to reinvigorated calls for granting DC statehood. Activists are pushing Democrats to use their advantage to do so, but the Sena...
Tags: Utah, Politics, Maryland, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington Post, Montana, Washington, Senate, White House, Virginia, US, America, West Virginia, Trends, Department Of Defense


The owner of the Suez canal container ship said he hopes the huge vessel will be freed by Saturday and apologized for the 'tremendous trouble' caused

The Ever Given, trapped in the Suez Canal, Egypt, as of Thursday March 25 2021. Suez Canal Authority The Japanese owner of the container ship stuck in the Suez Canal has apologized for the disruption it caused. Yukito Higaki told local media that an attempt would be made to refloat the vessel on Saturday. Workers who were trying to remove the ship will be taking advantage of tidal movements, he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Japanese owner of the giant container...
Tags: Transportation, Japan, News, White House, Africa, Trends, Bbc, Egypt, News UK, US Navy, Suez Canal, Suez, Psaki, BSM, Joe Reynolds, Higaki


Boris Johnson: Bristol 'kill the bill' protest violence is 'disgraceful'

PM condemns violence at latest protest against police, crime, sentencing and courts billBoris Johnson has condemned violent scenes in Bristol as “disgraceful”, after a protest against a new policing bill on Friday night resulted in clashes between demonstrators and police.The protest was against the police, crime, sentencing and courts bill, which would give police greater powers to restrict protests, and initially attracted around 300 people before the crowd swelled to more than 1,000. Continue...
Tags: Politics, Protest, Police, UK News, Boris Johnson, Bristol, Priti Patel, billBoris Johnson


The owner of the Suez canal container ship said he hopes the huge vessel will be freed soon and apologized for the 'tremendous trouble' caused

The Ever Given, trapped in the Suez Canal, Egypt, as of Thursday March 25 2021. Suez Canal Authority The Japanese owner of the container ship stuck in the Suez Canal has apologized for the disruption it caused. Yukito Higaki told local media that an attempt would be made to refloat the vessel on Saturday. Workers who were trying to remove the ship will be taking advantage of tidal movements, he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Japanese owner of the giant container...
Tags: Transportation, Japan, News, White House, Africa, Trends, Bbc, Egypt, News UK, US Navy, Suez Canal, Suez, Psaki, BSM, Joe Reynolds, Higaki


The US has extradited a suspected North Korean intelligence operative to stand trial on money laundering charges, as tensions rise between Washington and Pyongyang

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaking on TV on Thursday. Ahn Young-joon/AP Photo A North Korean national has been extradited to the US to stand trial on money laundering charges. Mun Chol Myong was an "intelligence operative" based in Singapore, according to the indictment. Tensions have risen between Washington and Pyongyang, as Biden looks for a path forward. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US has for the first time extradited a North Korean national to face a ...
Tags: Politics, Washington, North Korea, Singapore, Nbc News, US, International, America, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Malaysia, Kim Jong Un, Un, Biden, Sanctions


A new study has linked the rise in anti-Asian online hate speech with President Donald Trump's COVID-19 rhetoric

President Donald Trump. Getty The Anti-Defamation League said online hate speech aimed at Asian Americans rose last year. Rhetoric from President Donald Trump and other leaders fueled the rise, a study said. ADL saw an "85% increase in anti-Asian sentiment on Twitter" after Trump got COVID-19. See more stories on Insider's business page. As President Donald Trump and other US officials last year referred to the coronavirus as the "Chinese virus," the "Kung Flu," and other incendiary n...
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