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The ex-daughter-in-law of Trump's CFO handed over boxes of financial records and a laptop to Manhattan prosecutors

Donald Trump attends the D-day Commemorations on June 05, 2019 in Portsmouth, England. Chris Jackson/Getty Images Jennifer Weisselberg delivered boxes of financial records and a laptop to prosecutors Thursday. Weisselberg is the ex-daughter-in-law of the Trump Organization's longtime CFO Allen Weisselberg. She is cooperating with investigations into Trump's personal finances and those of his company. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jennifer Weisselberg handed over ...
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Setting the record straight on vaccines

Nurse Daniela Sanchez gives Hortencia Valdez, 64, of Los Angeles, the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at Kaiser Permanente East Los Angeles Medical Offices on Monday, April 5, 2021. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) LVN Lilian Maina gives Jose Navarro, 62, of Montebello, the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at Kaiser Permanente East Los Angeles Medical Offices on Monday, April 5, 2021. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume ...
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Matt Gaetz reportedly sent $900 to an ally now accused of sex trafficking who gave the money to young women

Getty Rep. Matt Gaetz once sent $900 to Joel Greenberg, a political ally now accused of sex trafficking. The Daily Beast reported that the money was sent through Venmo in 2018. Greenberg then sent $900, in varying amounts, to three young women, including an 18-year-old. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. Matt Gaetz has called himself the victim of a smear campaign, with the Florida Republican's office issuing a statement that he "has never paid for sex." But the law...
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Matt Gaetz reportedly sent $900 to ally and accused sex trafficker, who then gave the money to young women

Getty Rep. Matt Gaetz sent $900 over Venmo to Joel Greenberg, a political ally and accused sex trafficker. The Daily Beast reported the money was sent in 2018. Greenberg then sent $900, in varying amounts, to three young women, including an 18-year-old. See more stories on Insider's business page. Matt Gaetz has claimed to be the victim of a smear campaign, the Florida Republican's office issuing a statement that he "has never paid for sex." But the lawmaker, who is now under fede...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Law, Trends, Charles Davis, Justice Department, The Daily Beast, Venmo, Greenberg, Matt Gaetz, Seminole County, Gaetz, Joel Greenberg, Fritz Scheller, Tuition School and School, US Department of Justice Greenberg


Biden Orders DOJ to Come Up With a Way of Regulating Untraceable Gun Kits

Joe Biden’s administration made its first move on gun control on Thursday, issuing executive actions for the Department of Justice to develop rules regarding so-called “ghost guns” and attachments that turn high-powered pistols into rifles, as well as write model legislation to keep volatile individuals away from…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Joe Biden, Department Of Justice, Weapons, Firearms, Chuck Schumer, Joe Manchin, National Firearms Act, AR 15, Receiver, Gun Politics, 3D Printed Firearms, Ghost Gun, War Conflict, Firearm Laws


Second aide to Rep. Matt Gaetz quits amid federal investigation, reportedly saying he didn't want to work at a tabloid

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 17: Representative Matt Gaetz, a Republican from Florida, listens during a markup on H.R. 7120, the "Justice in Policing Act of 2020," on June 17, 2020, in Washington, D.C. The House bill would make it easier to prosecute and sue officers and would ban federal officers from using choke holds, bar racial profiling, end "no-knock" search warrants in drug cases, create a national registry for police violations, and require local police departments that get federal funds to c...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Washington, Office, Trends, House, New York Times, Times, Charles Davis, Murphy, Matt Gaetz, Gaetz, Joel Greenberg, Devin Murphy, Erin Scott Pool, Fritz Scheller


Wildfire threat likely to get worse, experts say

It’s no secret that the state’s wildfires are getting worse every year, but the big question is just how bad it’s going to get. Five of California’s six largest wildfires on record occurred in 2020 and nine of the 10 biggest ignited within the past decade. With California in the second year of drought, state officials are scurrying to shore up resilience efforts and firefighting capabilities. That emphasis on resilience, including a $536 million “early action plan” unveiled by Gov. Gavin Newsom ...
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Defying expectations, US suicides were down during pandemic

By Mike Stobbe | Associated Press NEW YORK — The number of U.S. suicides fell nearly 6% last year amid the coronavirus pandemic — the largest annual decline in at least four decades, according to preliminary government data. Death certificates are still coming in and the count could rise. But officials expect a substantial decline will endure, despite worries that COVID-19 could lead to more suicides. It is hard to say exactly why suicide deaths dropped so much, but one factor may be a phenomeno...
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Donald Trump's fingerprints are all over the 2022 Senate fight

How's former President Donald Trump filling his days now that he's gone from the White House? Judging from his public statements, he's watching the battle for the Senate majority in 2022 closely -- and trying to handpick GOP candidates in several key races.
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Biden orders gun control actions — but they show his limits

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE, AAMER MADHANI and MICHAEL BALSAMO WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden put on a modest White House ceremony Thursday to announce a half-dozen executive actions to combat what he called an “epidemic and an international embarrassment” of gun violence in America. But he said much more is needed. And for Biden, who proposed the most ambitious gun-control agenda of any modern presidential candidate, his limited moves underscored his limited power to act alone on guns with diffic...
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Votes against Amazon union lead after first day of ballot counting

Union organizers Syrena (R) and Steve (no last names given) wave to cars exiting an Amazon fulfillment center on March 27, 2021 in Bessemer, Alabama. Getty/PATRICK T. FALLON The NLRB has paused its counting of Amazon employees' votes over whether to unionize. As of Thursday evening, votes against unionizing led by a margin of 1,100 to 463. The NLRB expects to resume counting the votes Friday, but the results will likely be challenged. See more stories on Insider's business page. V...
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Almost all Dutch-made AstraZeneca doses will stay in EU, says Brussels

Vaccine tsar says EU will get doses over which UK made claim, and tourist season could be ‘almost normal’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAstraZeneca has agreed that almost all the Covid vaccine doses made in the Netherlands over which the UK has made a claim will stay in the EU, as Brussels’ vaccine tsar said Europe was now on track for an “almost normal” tourist season.Thierry Breton, the European commissioner leading the bloc’s vaccine taskforce, said the chief exec...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Netherlands, European Commission, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Brussels, Thierry Breton, Coronavirus


After the identity of 'Q' may have been revealed in a documentary, QAnon followers are calling it 'fake news'

Ron Watkins OANN/YouTube The HBO series "Q: Into the Storm" included interviews with Ron Watkins, a popular QAnon figure. Filmmaker Cullen Hoback thought he exposed Watkins as "Q," the figure who started QAnon. Followers of the baseless far-right conspiracy theory are now attacking the series, calling it "fake news." See more stories on Insider's business page. Documentary filmmaker Cullen Hoback thought he had caught Ron Watkins in the finale of the HBO docuseries "Q: Into the Storm....
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Tennessee makes it possible to carry a handgun without training or a background check for most adults 21 or older

A Tennessee State Trooper stands guard on the grounds of the State Capitol Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. The FBI has warned of the potential for armed protests at the nation's Capitol and all 50 state capitol buildings beginning this weekend. AP Photo/Mark Humphrey Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed a bill allowing most adults 21 or older to carry guns without background checks. The bill was signed on Thursday, hours after President Joe Biden issued executive orders on gun con...
Tags: Politics, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, Speed, Tennessee, Gun Control, Lee, Capitol, National Rifle Association, Nashville Tenn, Bill Lee, Azmi Haroun, Mark Humphrey Tennessee Gov Bill Lee


John Boehner says he thought Mitch McConnell was going to 'keel over from cardiac arrest' when he told Harry Reid to 'go f--- yourself'

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and then-Speaker of the House John Boehner at the US Capitol on June 19, 2013. Drew Angerer/Getty Image Boehner said McConnell was "horrified" by an angry encounter between him and Harry Reid in 2013. Boehner told Reid to "go f--- yourself" amid tense fiscal cliff negotiations at the White House. "Poor McConnnell ... I thought he was going to keel over from cardiac arrest," Boehner wrote. See more stories on I...
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Pakistan's leader blamed a rise in rape cases on how women dress, saying 'vulgarity' has 'consequences' and men lack 'willpower'

Pakistan's prime minister, Imran Khan, said in April that the country was using a system intended to surveil terrorists to monitor the coronavirus. EuropaNewswire/Gado/Getty Images Pakistan's PM Imran Khan suggested the way women dress is to blame for rape. "If you keep on increasing vulgarity, it will have consequences," Khan said on Monday. Khan's remarks have sparked widespread criticism, including from his ex-wife. See more stories on Insider's business page. Pakistan...
Tags: Politics, Human Rights, News, Sexual Assault, Saudi Arabia, International, Trends, Pakistan, New York Times, Rape, Imran Khan, Khan, Reuters, LAHORE, KARACHI, Goldsmith


California Lawmakers Advance Bill Aimed At Stopping Unemployment Fraud

SACRAMENTO (AP/CBS13) – California lawmakers on Thursday advanced what they called commonsense legislation requiring two state agencies to share information aimed at helping stop billions of dollars in pandemic-related unemployment fraud. The measure that cleared its first committee would require the beleaguered Employment Development Department to crosscheck unemployment applications with inmate records to identify fraudulent claims. State officials approved at least $810 million in the names o...
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US increasingly concerned by Russian military threat to Ukraine

President Zelenskiy warns of ‘escalation’ in east of countryAngela Merkel urges Vladimir Putin to scale down troop buildupThe US has said it is increasingly concerned over Russian militarisation along Ukraine’s border, as the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, travelled to the eastern frontline.The number of Russian troops at the border with the former Soviet republic is now greater “than at any time since 2014”, when war in eastern Ukraine first broke out and Russia seized the Crimea reg...
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Number of kids alone at the border at record high in March

By Elliott Spagat and Alexandra Jaffe | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The U.S. government picked up nearly 19,000 children traveling alone across the Mexican border in March, authorities said Thursday, the largest monthly number ever recorded and a major test for President Joe Biden as he reverses many of his predecessor’s hardline immigration tactics. A complex mix of factors in the United States and Central America drove the increase. It has coincided with the Biden administration’s decision t...
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‘Big Win’: Space Force Field Command To Be Located At California Military Base

LOS ANGELES (AP/CBS13) – Gov. Gavin Newsom is calling California’s selection as the field command site for the U.S. Space Force a “big win” for the state. The military will establish the Space Systems Command at the base near Los Angeles International Airport, the governor said in a statement on Thursday. Thank you to @SpaceForceCSO Gen Raymond and @USSF_SMC Lt. Gen Thompson for your leadership. Rep @KenCalvert and I look forward to supporting Space Systems Command at Los Angeles AFB. With ever...
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California Plans $536M For Forests Before Fire Season; Republicans Want To Double Funding

SACRAMENTO (AP/CBS13) – California will authorize $536 million for wildfire mitigation and forest management projects before the worst of the fire season strikes later this year, Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders said Thursday. That more than doubles $200 million in recent annual spending, advocates said, and wildfire preparedness grants were dropped entirely last year when the state prematurely anticipated a pandemic-driven budget shortfall. Armed now with an unexpected multi-billion-do...
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White House expresses concern over Northern Ireland violence – video

The White House has expressed concern over a week of riots in Northern Ireland, with Joe Biden joining Boris Johnson and the Irish prime minister in calling for calm after what police described as the worst violence in Belfast for years. The US president’s press secretary Jen Psaki said that Biden remained ‘steadfast’ in his support for a ‘secure and prosperous Northern Ireland in which all communities have a voice and enjoy the gains of the hard-won peace’.White House expresses concern over Nor...
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'Run, Ron, Run!': Trump urges his staunch ally Sen. Ron Johnson, who downplayed the Capitol riot, to seek reelection

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Trump urged GOP Sen. Ron Johnson, a staunch ally of his, to run for reelection in 2022. "He has no idea how popular he is," Trump said in a statement Thursday. "Run, Ron, Run!" Johnson has represented Wisconsin since 2011 and has yet to launch a reelection bid. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump on Thursday urged Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, a controversial law...
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US gun violence: Biden takes action on 'international embarrassment'

As the White House announces new measures, Biden calls gun violence an "international embarrassment".
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Biden remark on 'gun show loophole' spurs claim that he 'lied,' but it's true that background checks are not always required

CHANTILLY, VA - NOVEMBER 18: AR-15 rifles are on display during the Nation's Gun Show November 18, 2016 at Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, Virginia. Alex Wong/Getty Images Biden said Thursday, "you go to a gun show, you can buy whatever you want and no background check." Conservative media was quick to note that's not always true; commercial sales require it. But private sellers, at gun shows and elsewhere, are indeed exempt under federal law. See more stories on Insider's bus...
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Kansas' senate majority leader called a police officer 'donut boy' after arrest following a wrong-way highway chase, court docs say

Kansas Senate Majority Leader Gene Suellentrop, R-Wichita, follows a discussion during a meeting of fellow GOP senators Wednesday, March 17, 2021, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Suellentrop is stepping away from most of his duties as majority leader following his arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence and attempting to flee law enforcement. AP Photo/Andy Tsubasa Field Kansas' state senate leader reportedly called an officer "donut boy" after being arrested. The officer ...
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Millions of Americans will struggle to get back into the workforce and they'll need support, Fed's Powell says

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell. Yuri Gripas/Reuters The "different economy" post-pandemic will impede the job hunt for millions of Americans, Fed Chair Powell said. The Fed will continue to provide support to prevent scarring and persistent unemployment, he added. The government should invest in policies that make for a more inclusive economy, Powell said. See more stories on Insider's business page. A full rebound from the coronavirus recession won't be as simple as ...
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Matt Gaetz releases a statement from the 'women' of his office defending him, but no women are actually named in it

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., walks down the House steps following the last votes of the week in the Capitol on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Photo By Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Matt Gaetz's office released a nameless statement from the "women" on his staff defending him. The unsigned statement said Gaetz has "treated each and every one of us with respect." The DOJ is investigating Gaetz over whether he violated federal sex-trafficking laws. See more stories on Insider's bus...
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Matt Gaetz releases a statement from the 'women' of his office defending him, but no women are named in it

Rep. Matt Gaetz. Photo By Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Rep. Matt Gaetz's office released a nameless statement from the "women" on his staff defending him. The statement said Gaetz had "treated each and every one of us with respect." The DOJ is investigating whether Gaetz violated federal sex-trafficking laws. See more stories on Insider's business page. GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz released a statement from the "women" of his office defending him amid an escalating sex scan...
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Psaki refuses to say if Biden thinks reconciliation should replace regular order in Senate

White House press secretary Jen Psaki, asked if President Biden agrees with Sen. Joe Manchin that reconciliation should not be the...
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