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Smaller drones don't let the US off the hook for war crimes

The XQ-58A Valkyrie releases a ALTIUS-600 small UAS during a test in Arizona, March 26, 2021 US Air Force The US has relied heavily on drones for many missions - including lethal strikes - for decades. Drones are only a platform, and what matters for international law is how those platforms are used. In the US, focus on the drones themselves has overshadowed debate with the wider ethics of armed violence. See more stories on Insider's business page. When it comes to armed drones, is sm...
Tags: Politics, Hollywood, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Pakistan, Terrorism, Yale, Arizona, War Crimes, Cia, Valkyrie, Yemen, US Air Force, Cornell


Gaetz and Trump rep challenge report that the Florida congressman was denied a meeting with the former president

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., is seen during a break in the House Judiciary Committee hearing on policing practices and law enforcement accountability in the Capitol Visitor Center on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz was reportedly denied a meeting with Trump, CNN reported. Gaetz called the report false and said he never sought out a meeting with the former president. The DOJ is currently investigating whether Gaetz violated federal ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Trends, Cnn, Gop, House, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Greenberg, House Judiciary Committee, Gabby, Jason Miller, House Ethics Committee, Matt Gaetz


Aniplex “Culturally Appropriates” Line in SK8 the Infinity English Dub to Be “Inclusive”

Aniplex has continued to unfaithfully “translate” anime to cater to degenerates on social media as fujoshi bait skater boy series SK8 the Infinity had one of its lines changed to also include “non-binary hoes”, a cringe-worthy line that the aforementioned denizens of Twitter naturally labeled as “strong and inclusive”. The moment from the 8th episode […]
Tags: Translation, Politics, Lgbt, Censorship, Anime, Comparison, Infinity, Aniplex, SK8 the Infinity


John Boehner says that Mitch McConnell 'holds his feelings, thoughts, and emotions in a lockbox'

Then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, left, and then-House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio stand together at a ceremony on Capitol Hill on February 13, 2015. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File John Boehner made some revealing statements about his former GOP counterpart, Mitch McConnell. Boehner said that "bystanders are struck silent" when McConnell shows visible feelings or emotions. In a USA Today interview, the former speaker's penchant for tears was still evident. S...
Tags: Politics, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, Trends, Gop, House, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Ohio, Capitol Hill, Boehner, Republican Party, Usa Today, South, Camel


Enjoy freedoms but stay wary of risks, PM says as England reopens

Boris Johnson says easing of restrictions will be welcome relief for businesses that have been closed Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePeople should enjoy new freedoms but remain wary of the risks, Boris Johnson has said, as beer gardens, alfresco restaurants, shops and salons prepared to reopen across England on Monday for the first time in almost four months.The prime minister hailed the reopening – a major and “irreversible” step in the roadmap of easing restriction...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, England, Pubs, Society, UK News, Public services policy, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Hospitality Industry, Coronavirus


The Latest: Michigan pushing for more vaccines amid spike

By The Associated Press DETROIT — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vowed to keep pushing the White House for more COVID-19 vaccines as the state experiences a spike in cases. The Democrat on Sunday told CBS’ “Face The Nation” that she plans to work with the White House but wants to do everything she can to get additional vaccine doses. President Joe Biden has said Washington will give Michigan more federal resources to support vaccinations and testing but not additional vaccines. Michigan has the ...
Tags: South Korea, Cdc, Washington, France, White House, Uncategorized, Toronto, Sport, Joe Biden, Iran, Beijing, Britain, Soccer, Hawaii, World Health Organization, Astrazeneca


Corporate executives set to join effort to increase voter access in the wake of new voting laws: WSJ

Kenneth Chenault. Mary Altaffer/AP Top business leaders met on Zoom this weekend to map out their response to new voting restrictions. The WSJ reported that CEOs were asked to sign a statement opposing restrictive voting legislation. "This is a nonpartisan issue, this is a moral issue," Kenneth Chenault, former CEO and Chairman of American Express, told the Journal last month. See more stories on Insider's business page. Numerous chief executives and senior leaders met on a Zoom call t...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Kentucky, Senate, US, Trends, Chief executive officer, Georgia, Economy, Corporations, New York Times, Delta, American Express, Mitch McConnell, Business Leaders, Coca Cola


Arkansas Gov. Hutchinson says debate over the anti-trans bill he vetoed is about 'the future' of the GOP

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson speaks at a news conference at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. AP Photo/Danny Johnston Gov. Asa Hutchinson said discussion about the bill targeting trans youth represented "the future" of the GOP. While Hutchinson vetoed the bill, the Arkansas state legislature quickly overturned his decision. Hutchinson has received blowback from Republicans, including Trump, for his veto. See more stories on Insider's business page....
Tags: Politics, News, US, Trends, Cnn, Transgender, Gop, Arkansas, Donald Trump, Safe, Asa, Trump, Hutchinson, Jake Tapper, Capitol, HRT


Michigan Presses White House for More Vaccines Amid Surge

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has vowed to keep pushing the White House for more COVID-19 vaccines as the state experiences a spike in cases.
Tags: White House, Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer, Michigan Presses White House


Trump predicts that the GOP will retake Congress in 2022 and the White House in 2024

Former President Donald Trump. Getty Former President Donald Trump on Saturday addressed the RNC donor summit in Florida. The former president expressed confidence that the GOP would regain control of Congress in 2022. He also said that "a Republican candidate" would win the White House in 2024. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump on Saturday expressed optimism that Republicans would regain control of the House and Senate in the 2022 midterm elect...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Congress, Cbs News, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Arkansas, South Dakota, Washington Dc, House, Associated Press, Republican Party


Fed Chair Jerome Powell says the greatest risk to the US economic rebound is another wave of the coronavirus

U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell  speaks in Washington Reuters The US economy is about to start growing "much more quickly," Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told CBS. The biggest risk to the economic recovery is another surge in coronavirus cases, Powell said. He credited steady vaccinations, stimulus, and strong monetary policy for the rebounding economy. See more stories on Insider's business page. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says the US economy is about ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Jobs, Labor, US, Trends, Economy, South Africa, Cbs, Pfizer, Federal Reserve, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Fed, Powell, U S Federal Reserve, Victoria Cavaliere


U.S. top diplomat warns Moscow of consequences amid Russian troop buildup near Ukraine

Last week, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that the Biden administration was consulting with NATO allies about the uptick in tensions.
Tags: White House, Ukraine, Nato, Moscow, Biden, Jen Psaki


White House Unveils 2022 Budget Priorities, Including for Housing and Seniors

The White House on Friday publicly unveiled President Joe Biden’s discretionary funding request to Congress, otherwise known as its “skinny budget” ahead of its full budget proposal that is expected later this spring. The request includes several provisions related to housing. While the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program is not mentioned in the document, there are provisions as it relates to housing for seniors and which could be relevant to the reverse mortgage industry in its missi...
Tags: Congress, Finance, White House, Joe Biden, House Of Representatives, Hud, Biden, Donald Trump, Montgomery, Ben Carson, Bell, Trump, SSA, Department, FHA, National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association


PM will allow second referendum if SNP wins, says Sturgeon

Scottish first minister tells Guardian fresh poll impossible to resist should her party land majority next monthNicola Sturgeon: No 10 cannot stand in the way of independenceBoris Johnson will not oppose a second independence referendum if the Scottish National party wins a majority in the election next month, Nicola Sturgeon has said, with some UK government ministers reportedly conceding it is an inevitability.In an interview with the Guardian, Scotland’s first minister said: “If people in Sco...
Tags: Politics, UK, Scotland, UK News, Nicola Sturgeon, SNP, Scottish Independence, Scottish politics, Johnson, Sturgeon, Scottish National party (SNP


Harry Reid on former House Speaker John Boehner: 'I did everything I could to cause him trouble' but we 'got a lot done'

Then-House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, left, speaks with then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada on Capitol Hill on December 10, 2014. AP Photo/Evan Vucci Former Sen. Harry Reid on Saturday responded to his inclusion in John Boehner's new memoir. CNN host Jim Acosta made reference to an incident where Boehner cursed Reid out at the White House. Reid recounted that he worked "well" with Boehner and called the former speaker "a great patriot." See more stories on Insider's...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, Trends, Cnn, House, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Ohio, Capitol Hill, Boehner, Nevada, Harry Reid, Jim Jordan


John Boehner on how history will judge presidents he's known. Trump: 'I don't think very well'

The good, the bad and the "brother:" Ex-speaker John Boehner rates the presidents, from the "decent" Gerald Ford to the disappointing Barack Obama.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Barack Obama, John Boehner, Usa Today, Trump, Gerald Ford


Blinken says China 'didn't do what it needed to do' in the early stages of the pandemic

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken during an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press" on April 11, 2021. Meet The Press/NBC Secretary of State Antony Blinken said we need to 'get to the bottom' of COVID-19's origin. Blinken said China knows it didn't adequately respond to the early stages of the pandemic. He said China should've allowed real-time access to international experts and been more transparent. See more stories on Insider's business page. Secretary of S...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Nbc, China, US, Trends, Who, World Health Organisation, State, Antony Blinken, Blinken, Aylin Woodward, Connor Perrett, Coronavirus, COVID


The investigators looking into sexual harassment claims against Gov. Cuomo have wide, sweeping powers and are paid as much as $750 per hour

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images The investigators reviewing sexual harassment claims against Gov. Andrew Cuomo are being paid as much as $750 per hour. Attorney General Letitia James hired the independent investigators after several women came forward with allegations Cuomo. The Daily News reported that the investigators have wide, sweeping power to conduct the probe freely. See more stories on Insider's business page. The investigators ...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, US, Trends, Foia, Andrew Cuomo, Sexual Harassment, New York Daily News, James, Cuomo, Daily News, Letitia James, Boylan, ANNE CLARK, Joon Kim


An Ohio GOP Senate candidate reportedly crashed an RNC donor retreat and was escorted out

Ohio GOP Senate candidate Josh Mandel. AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File Josh Mandel, running for a vacant Ohio Senate seat, got escorted out of a donor retreat over the weekend. The retreat was hosted by the Republican National Committee and offered candidates coveted opportunities to mingle with donors. There were also opportunities to schmooze with GOP leaders like former President Donald Trump. See more stories on Insider's business page. Security removed Ohio Senate candidate Josh Mandel ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Senate, Trends, Gop, Ohio, Donald Trump, Republican National Committee, Trump, Rnc, Ohio Senate, Josh Mandel, Palm Beach Florida, Mandel, GOP Senate, Ron DeSantis


The US is 'not focused on a boycott' of the 2022 Olympics in China amid human rights concerns, Blinken says

A Chinese flag flutters in front of the IOC headquarters during a protest by activists of the International Tibet Network against the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics on February 3, 2021 in Lausanne. Fabrice Coffrini/Getty Images The United States is "not focused" on boycotting the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Calls for nations, including the US, to boycott next year's games are growing. Tensions are rising between the US, its allies, and China over allegations of human rights violati...
Tags: Politics, News, Nbc, China, US, International, Trends, Taiwan, Beijing, United States, Xinjiang, Meet The Press, Ioc, State, Chuck Todd, Antony Blinken


When I was young, I left Sudan in search of ‘success’. Now I yearn for family and home | Nesrine Malik

In the stillness of lockdown, I now see that the costs of globalisation have come to outweigh its benefitsFor as long as I have been able to remember, I have known that I would not always live where I was born. I knew that at some point, I would have to leave my country of Sudan if I wanted to secure work that would provide a meaningful living.At the time, it wasn’t a sad realisation but more an exciting prospect, one that promised a shot at a “modern” life. To me, that modernity meant social mo...
Tags: Politics, Africa, Society, Sudan, Nesrine Malik, Coronavirus


‘She made a pact with God’: why the Queen is not likely to abdicate

Analysis: though she will probably find it hard without Prince Philip, the Queen is unlikely to step downThe Queen, newly widowed, will find it “difficult” without the support she has leant on over 73 years of marriage to the Duke of Edinburgh, but royal observers have dismissed any speculation that she might consider stepping down.The former prime minister Sir John Major acknowledged that her position as monarch was “a very lonely position”. He told BBC One’s The Andrew Marr Show: “There are a ...
Tags: Politics, UK News, Bbc, Monarchy, The Queen, John Major, Edinburgh, Prince Philip, Philip the Queen


Bad press around founder Mike Lindell may ultimately boost business for MyPillow, analysts say

Former President Donald Trump shakes hands with Mike Lindell (L), founder of My Pillow, during a Made in America event. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Mike Lindell expects MyPillow to lose around $65 million this year after retailers severed ties. But marketing experts say the company might actually be able to capitalize off the bad press. See more stories on Insider's business page. In the space of just a few months, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has been blocked from Twitter, sued by vot...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Politics, US, America, Trends, Nike, Walmart, Retail, Donald Trump, Costco, Lindell, NewsMax, Klein, Schiffer, Dominion


David Hogg is giving up pillow entrepreneurship and returning to gun-control activism. His company Good Pillow aimed to rival the MyPillow brand.

Parkland shooting survivor and activist David Hogg (L) in Los Angeles on July 20, 2018 and MyPillow CEO Michael Lindell (R) at the White House on January 15, 2021. Emma McIntyre/Drew Angerer/Getty Images David Hogg announced Saturday he is stepping down from his pillow company, Good Pillow. The Parkland shooting survivor launched the company to compete with Mike Lindell's MyPillow. Cofounder and tech mogul William LeGate will continue the mission to build an ethical company. See mor...
Tags: White House, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Harvard University, Union, Costco, Mike, Lindell, Kohl, Hogg, Mike Lindell, William LeGate, Axios, David Hogg, Emma McIntyre


Biden strengthens Obama's legacy while seeking his own

With sweeping economic recovery plans, President Joe Biden seeks his own legacy like the New Deal or Great Society. But he's also bolstering Barack Obama's.
Tags: Obama, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Cnn, Biden


Trump wants you to start calling it the 'Trumpcine' instead of the COVID-19 vaccine, report says

Trump greets the crowd before he leaves at the Operation Warp Speed Vaccine Summit on December 08, 2020 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Former President Donald Trump wants the vaccine to be called the "Trumpcine," Newsweek reported. He has repeatedly expressed his frustration that he isn't getting credit for the COVID-19 shot. In March, Trump claimed that people "probably" wouldn't get the vaccine at all if it wasn't for him. See more stories on Insider's bu...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, News UK, Mitch McConnell, Biden, Donald Trump, Republican National Committee, Trump, Newsweek, Elaine Chao, Kevin Liptak


Trump spent several minutes insulting 'dumb son of a b---h' Mitch McConnell during a rambling speech to GOP donors at Mar-a-Lago, say reports

Former President Donald Trump took aim at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for not supporting him enough during his February impeachment trial, Politico reported. Getty Images Former President Donald Trump insulted Mitch McConnell during a speech to donors at Mar-a-Lago. Trump referred to the Senate Minority Leader as a "dumb son of a b---h," Politico reported. He spent several minutes ridiculing both McConnell and his wife, The Washington Post said. See more stories on Insider's...
Tags: Transportation, Post, Florida, Politics, Washington Post, Kentucky, Senate, Politico, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, MailOnline, Gop, News UK, Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump


A GOP congressman said so many Republican voters now believe in the QAnon conspiracy theory it could destroy the party

Crowds gather outside the U.S. Capitol for the "Stop the Steal" rally on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images GOP Rep. Peter Meijer has warned that the QAnon movement could destroy the GOP from within. Meijer said "a significant plurality, if not potentially a majority" of GOP supporters believed in QAnon. Meijer is one of a small group of GOP lawmakers who've taken a stand against QAnon. See more stories on Insider's business page. GOP Rep. Peter M...
Tags: Politics, Hollywood, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Cnn, Gop, Washington Dc, House, PAC, Nebraska, Michigan, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol


Prince Philip’s death ‘ideal opportunity’ to heal royal rifts, says John Major

Former prime minister calls for any ‘friction’ within royal family to be swiftly resolvedGrief and emotions surrounding the death of the Duke of Edinburgh represent “an ideal opportunity” to mend rifts in the royal family, the former prime minister John Major has said, as he called for “friction” to be swiftly resolved.His comments came as Prince Harry prepared to fly from California to the UK for his grandfather’s funeral on Saturday, where he will be reunited with his relatives for the first t...
Tags: Politics, UK, California, UK News, John Sentamu, Monarchy, John Major, Harry, Edinburgh, Oprah Winfrey, Philip, Meghan, Prince Philip


Matt Gaetz thought he could 'do what he wanted' with women's nudes, a colleague said. That's not how it works.

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) awaits the State of the Union address in the chamber of the House of Representatives on February 4, 2020 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Matt Gaetz once said the recipient of a private image could do with it what they want, his former colleague said this week. The Florida lawmaker has recently been accused of sharing nude images of women in Congress. Insider spoke to an expert to find out why this common assumption is wrong and also dangerous. See more s...
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