Capitol police officers were ordered to not use most aggressive crowd-control tactics against January 6 mob, watchdog report reveals

Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as they storm the US Capitol in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Capitol police were told not to use powerful crowd-control tactics during the January 6 riots. "Heavier, less-lethal weapons were not used that day because of orders from leadership," a watchdog report revealed. The order was given despite an intel report detailing potential violence at the Capitol. See more stories on Insider's busine...
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Mass killing in Myanmar has 'clear echoes of Syria,' UN human rights commissioner warns. The parallels are eerie.

A protester makes a three-finger salute as others march on February 07, 2021 in Yangon, Myanmar. Getty Images Myanmar has "clear echoes of Syria in 2011," UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said Tuesday. The military in Myanmar overthrow the democratically elected government in February. It has killed hundreds of pro-democracy protesters in the weeks since. See more stories on Insider's business page. Myanmar is on the verge of a "full-blown conflict," a top United...
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Nancy Pelosi says she will 'never forgive' the Capitol rioters for the 'trauma' they caused Congressional staff and members

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 11: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) answers questions during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on July 11, 2019 in Washington, DC. Pelosi answered a range of questions including comments on a recent flap with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and more progressive members of the House Democratic caucus. Win McNamee/Getty Images Nancy Pelosi reflected on the January 6 Capitol insurrection in a new USA Today interview Tuesday. The Speaker of the House said she ...
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Scientists delve into clotting issues associated with J&J vaccine as pause disrupts local distributions

Why did six younger women — out of 6.8 million Americans who have received Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine — suffer an extremely rare type of blood clot? Research from Europe suggests it might involve a confounding immune system response resulting in unusual blood clots paired with low platelets — the blood cells that, when working correctly, stop bleeding by clumping together and forming plugs. Other scientists, however, suggested the clots might signify nothing related to the vaccine at a...
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Ted Cruz put a signed copy of John Boehner's book in the fireplace after 'some smart-a--' dropped it off in his office

John Boehner condemns Sen. Ted Cruz on CBS News. Screenshot/CBS News John Boehner has been skewering Ted Cruz in publicity for his forthcoming memoir. The Texas lawmaker got his revenge after a signed copy of the book was left in his office on Tuesday. He tweeted a photo of Boehner's memoir in the fireplace; its "appropriate place" according to Cruz. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Ted Cruz apparently didn't take too kindly to being called a "reckless a--hole"...
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Prosecutors say Oath Keepers likely stored January 6 weapons at suburban Virginia hotel

Jessica Marie Watkins (2nd from L) and Donovan Ray Crowl (Center), both from Ohio, march down the east front steps of the U.S. Capitol with the Oath Keepers militia group among supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington, U.S., January 6, 2021. Both have since been indicted by federal authorities for their roles in the siege on the U.S. Capitol. Picture taken January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Jim Bourg/File Photo Prosecutors say alleged Oath Keepers stored weapons in a "quick reaction f...
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White House rushes to explain J&J vaccine pause as governors voice frustrations

It was after 10 p.m. Monday when officials leading President Joe Biden's ambitious vaccine effort received some alarming news.
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White House: First Lady Jill Biden to Undergo 'Procedure'

The White House says President Joe Biden will accompany his wife, Jill Biden, early Wednesday morning to an appointment where she will undergo a “common medical procedure.”.
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Johnson & Johnson pause risks 'feeding' vaccine hesitancy; White House says US has 'plenty of supply': Latest COVID-19 updates

The CDC and FDA are recommending a pause in the use of the one-shot, Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Latest COVID-19 news.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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66 unique gift ideas for Mom, from a custom photo book to a sunflower gardening kit

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Gravity If you're looking for the perfect gift for mom, we rounded up many thoughtful and unique ideas. From loungewear to jewelry to tech gadgets, there's a gift for all tastes and budgets. For more inspiration, check out all of the Insider Reviews gift guides. Although mothers may be challenging to shop for - humbly resigning to the phrase "you don't have to get me anything" - I can safely...
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A top Facebook exec told a whistleblower her concerns about widespread state-sponsored disinformation meant she had 'job security'

In this April 11, 2018, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pauses while testifying before a House Energy and Commerce hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File Facebook let dictators generate fake support despite employees' warnings, the Guardian reported. Whistleblower Sophie Zhang repeatedly raised concerns to integrity chief Guy Rosen and other execs. But Rosen said the amount of disinformation on the platform meant "job security" for Zhang. See more ...
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Matt Gaetz's indicted associate Joel Greenberg has been cooperating against him since last year, report says

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 Joel Greenberg has been cooperating against Rep. Matt Gaetz since last year, NYT reported. Greenberg reportedly told investigators that he and Gaetz had interactions with women who were given cash or gifts in exchange for sex. Gaetz has been...
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White House Previews Biden Plan To Fully Withdraw Troops From Afghanistan By Sept.

President Joe Biden is slated to announce on Wednesday that he will have all U.S. troops withdrawn from Afghanistan by September this year, pushing back the May 1 deadline ex-President Donald Trump had negotiated with the Taliban in 2020. [Author: Cristina Cabrera]
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WH Held Distressing Call With Governors As It Scrambled To Explain J&J News

White House officials reportedly spent Tuesday morning on the phone with governors trying to explain federal health agencies’ sudden recommendation to pause Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine, which officials were given short notice of, according to CNN. [Author: Summer Concepcion]
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The second couple settles in after a stressful start

Three months into her historic vice presidency, Kamala Harris and her husband, second gentleman Doug Emhoff, have finally unpacked their suitcases and are enjoying the comforts of their official residence. The unseasonably warm temperatures and sunny spring skies in Washington over the last week have led them on most recent evenings to walk around outdoors and relax on the veranda at One Observatory Circle -- something they weren't able to do as easily at Blair House, the presidential guest home...
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U.S. Directs Agencies to Apply Patches to Microsoft Servers

By Joseph MennWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top cybersecurity official in the White House on Tuesday directed all government agencies to urgently...
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Biden wants to go after the wealthy on taxes with a $1.2 billion increase in IRS funding

Chip Somodevilla /Staff/Getty Images Biden's recent budget proposal includes a $1.2 billion increase to the IRS budget. This increase is intended to ensure more audits for wealthy people and corporations. The IRS would also get another $417 million in funding for tax enforcement to increase tax compliance. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden's $1.5 trillion budget proposal on Friday proposes a ramp-up in spending for education, health, climate init...
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FEMA inundated with calls from people seeking up to $9,000 in funeral assistance for the death of a loved one with COVID-19

US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks during a news conference to announce FEMA will help pay for the funeral and burial of COVID-hit families during the coronavirus disease pandemic in the Queens borough of New York City, New York, U.S., April 12, 2021. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon FEMA this week began accepting applications for COVID-19 funeral assistance. The agency is providing up to $9,000 per funeral and up to $35,500 per applicant. The aid was sought by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez...
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Mitch McConnell dodged a question about Trump calling him a 'dumb son of a b----'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell listens to President Donald Trump talks to reporters while hosting Republican congressional leaders and members of Trump's cabinet in the Oval Office at the White House July 20, 2020, in Washington, DC. Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images McConnell refused to respond to attacks from Trump, who called him a "dumb son of a b----." Trump criticized his former ally in a lengthy speech on Saturday at his Mar-a-Lago resort. McConnell, for his part, said his fo...
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‘Biden Determined to Trample on 2A’ Says Chair of Anti-Biden Super PAC

Joe Biden wants to trample the Second Amendment, according to the chairman of a group determined to defeat him in 2024., iStock-1267413669 U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Writing at Fox News Sunday, Ted Harvey, a former Colorado legislator now chairing the Committee to Defeat the President, described as an “anti-Biden super PAC,” asserted Joe Biden is “determined to trample on the Second Amendment” while at the same time “undermining the right to bear arms in unilateral fashion.” “When it comes to g...
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Push for bike/walk spending increase in Oregon “Bike Bill” headed for compromise

Screen grab from Bike Bill 50th Birthday Party. Well into the legislative session, a push to increase active transportation funding in Oregon is still in play. The Street Trust, the Portland-based nonprofit and chief architect of Senate Bill 395, held a virtual 50th birthday party for Oregon’s “Bike Bill”. Along with an attempt at Zoom group karaoke (to Willie Nelson’s “On the Road Again”) and fundraising pleas, dozens of supporters heard an update on the bill’s chances from lead sponsor Se...
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Senator hints at compromise to ensure passage of ‘Safe Routes for All’ spending bill

Screen grab from Bike Bill 50th Birthday Party. Well into the legislative session, a push to increase active transportation funding in Oregon is still in play. The Street Trust, the Portland-based nonprofit and chief architect of Senate Bill 395, held a virtual 50th birthday party for Oregon’s “Bike Bill”. Along with an attempt at Zoom group karaoke (to Willie Nelson’s “On the Road Again”) and fundraising pleas, dozens of supporters heard an update on the bill’s chances from lead sponsor Se...
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LA Councilwoman Nithya Raman seeks to strengthen tenant harassment ordinance

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Councilwoman Nithya Raman proposed a set of amendments Tuesday to the draft Tenant Anti-Harassment Ordinance, which the City Council Housing Committee is scheduled to discuss on Wednesday. “Tenant harassment is a pernicious problem that contributes to gentrification, displacement, and homelessness in Los Angeles, and this law represents an important step in the right direction,” Raman said. “The amendments I am offering are to ensure that the law reflects the many forms...
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Biden to nominate first person of color to serve as permanent Census Bureau director

President Joe Biden has picked statistician Robert Santos as the next Census Bureau director, the White House announced Tuesday, setting the stage for the first person of color to permanently head the agency if confirmed by the Senate.
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White House scrambles to reassure public after pause on Johnson & Johnson's vaccine

It was after 10 p.m. Monday when officials leading President Joe Biden's ambitious vaccine effort received some alarming news.
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Harris Highlights Pregnancy Difficulties Facing Black Women

Vice President Kamala Harris has marked Black Maternal Health Week by leading a White House discussion of the issues that make African American women two to three times more likely than other women to die because of childbirth.
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White House fires back at GOP senator's attack on Biden

CNN's David Chalian says that Sen. John Cornyn's (R-TX) questioning whether or not President Joe Biden is being controlled by his staff and not really in charge is another example of the GOP trying to find a way to attack Biden, something they have yet to be successful at thus far.
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GOP senator says bipartisan infrastructure group wants to double Biden's spending on roads and bridges

Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA). Drew Angerer/Getty Images Sen. Bill Cassidy says he's working on an "alternative" to Biden's multitrillion-dollar jobs plan. "The money in our bill ... would double the amount of money going for roads and bridges" compared to Biden, he said. Cassidy was part of a key GOP working group that made a stimulus counteroffer to Biden this year. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Bill Cassidy, a Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, indica...
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Biden issues warning to Putin, proposes summit as Russian troops amass along the Ukrainian border

Getty Biden urged Putin to de-escalate tensions as Russia amasses troops along the Ukrainian border. The massive Russian troop build-up has raised alarm across Europe. Amid rising tensions between the US and Russia, Biden also proposed holding a summit. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden on Tuesday urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to de-escalate tensions as thousands of Russian troops gather along the Ukrainian border, while proposing a summit in a...
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The White House may not pay for all of Biden's infrastructure plan with a tax increase

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. Alex Wong/Getty Images Biden's infrastructure plan could grow the deficit, the White House said Tuesday. "His only red line is inaction," White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said. McConnell is out swinging against Biden's efforts to roll back the Trump tax cuts. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Biden administration may not attempt to cover the entire cost of the infrastructure plan and instead put it on the equivalent of ...
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