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Pentagon Explains Odd Transfer of 175 Million IP Addresses To Obscure Company

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The US Department of Defense puzzled Internet experts by apparently transferring control of tens of millions of dormant IP addresses to an obscure Florida company just before President Donald Trump left the White House, but the Pentagon has finally offered a partial explanation for why it happened. The Defense Department says it still owns the addresses but that it is using a third-party company in a "pilot" project to conduct security resea...
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Democrats fight 'sham audit' in Arizona, saying Republicans aim to justify voter suppression

Cyber Ninjas owner Doug Logan, left, a Florida-based consultancy, talks about overseeing a 2020 election ballot audit ordered by the Republican lead Arizona Senate at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, as a Cyber Ninjas IT technician demonstrates a ballot scan during a news conference Thursday, April 22, 2021, in Phoenix. The equipment used in the November election won by President Joe Biden and the 2.1 million ballots were moved to the site Thursday so Republicans in the state Senate who...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Audit, Democrats, Gop, Arizona, Biden, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Ross, Trump, Phoenix, Arizona Republic


Read Facebook's Internal Report on How Badly It Screwed Up Stopping 'Stop the Steal'

BuzzFeed has posted the entirety of internal Facebook documents outlining in detail the results of the company’s investigation into its role in the Jan. 6 riots at the Capitol, during and after which at least five people died.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Science, Buzzfeed, Articles, Donald Trump, Trumpism, Capitol, QAnon, Amy Kremer, Joan Donovan, Ali Alexander, Politics Of The United States, Right Wing Populism In The United States, Far Right Politics In The United States, Storming Of The United States Capitol


Fox host concedes the Biden meat ban story was wrong

By Daniel Dale | CNN A Fox News anchor admitted on air on Monday that his show was inaccurate when it claimed on Friday that President Joe Biden is trying to require Americans to sharply reduce their consumption of red meat. John Roberts, co-host of the afternoon show “America Reports,” made the Monday concession after CNN and other media outlets published fact check articles explaining that Biden does not have any plan to restrict red meat consumption. Roberts acknowledged Monday that “a graphi...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, America, Sport, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fox, Soccer, Idaho, Fox News, Biden, Daniel dale, Jesse Watters, University Of Michigan, Trump


Biden to announce new CDC mask guidance Tuesday

By Kaitlin Collins and Kate Sullivan | CNN President Joe Biden is expected to announce Tuesday that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its guidance for wearing masks outdoors, three people familiar with the expected announcement said. Ahead of his first address to Congress on Wednesday, the President will give remarks on the state of the pandemic on Tuesday. The three people familiar with the expected announcement said Biden will announce new CDC guidance on whether va...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Cdc, White House, US, Sport, Joe Biden, Cnn, Soccer, Biden, Anthony Fauci, Johnson Johnson, Fauci, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Jim Acosta


Obama 'appalled by heartbreaking violence' in Myanmar

Former President Barack Obama issued a statement on Monday condemning the military coup in Myanmar.
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Accused Capitol rioter who left a note for Nancy Pelosi says he called her the 'less offensive' 'biatch,' not 'b----' in new argument for bail

Richard Barnett, a supporter of US President Donald Trump, holds a piece of mail as he sits inside the office of US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi after protestors breached the US Capitol in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 6, 2021. Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images A photo of Richard Barnett in Nancy Pelosi's office during the insurrection went viral. But his defense is trying to reframe the tenor of a note Barnett left Pelosi on her desk while there. In a motion fo...
Tags: Politics, California, US, Trends, Getty Images, Arkansas, Washington Dc, House, New York Times, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Barnett, Capitol, Rosenberg, Pelosi, US Capitol


Newsom recall backers have enough valid signatures to qualify for ballot

Backers of an effort to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom have turned in enough signatures to qualify for the ballot, the Secretary of State’s office confirmed Monday, clearing the way for voters in the Golden State to decide whether to remove a governor mid-term for only the second time in California history. California Secretary of State Shirley N. Weber said the threshold of verified signatures reported by counties has been met for the recall of Newsom, with a total of 1,626,042 submitted exceeding th...
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Exclusive: White House Pushing for 80% Clean U.S. Power Grid by 2030

By Valerie Volcovici and Nichola Groom(Reuters) - The White House hopes to capitalize on growing support from U.S. utilities, unions and green...
Tags: White House, Valerie Volcovici, Nichola Groom Reuters, Clean U S Power Grid


California Gov. Gavin Newsom to face a recall election after GOP-led effort collects enough signatures

Gov. Gavin Newsom of California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images CA Gov. Gavin Newsom will face a recall election after the GOP-led effort reached its signature goal. Recall organizers met the minimum threshold to force a special recall election with more than 1.6 million verified voter signatures. News of the recall election comes after Caitlyn Jenner announced her gubernatorial campaign last week. See more stories on Insider's business page. California Gov. Gavin Newsom will face a reca...
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Recall Newsom Supporters Gather Enough Valid Signatures To Make Ballot

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The number of valid signatures required to initiate a recall of Governor Gavin Newsom has reportedly been met. According to a statement on the California Secretary of State’s website, as of Monday, the number of valid signatures needed to start a recall was reported to her office. More than 1.6 million signatures had been verified, about 100,000 more than needed to force a vote on the first-term Democrat. County election officials are still required to verify the validity of...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Sacramento, San Diego, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Doug Ose, Republican, Donald Trump, Caitlyn Jenner, Gavin Newsom, State, Schwarzenegger, Kevin Faulconer, John Cox, Gray Davis


Biden should airlift vulnerable people out of Afghanistan before US forces withdrawal, refugee group urges

Children pose for photographs in front of their tents at a camp for internally displaced families in Panjwai district of Kandahar province on March 31, 2021. JAVED TANVEER/AFP via Getty Images The US should consider "large-scale airlifts" of vulnerable people before leaving Afghanistan, a refugee group said. Afghans could be relocated to US military bases or the US itself. More than 17,000 people in Afghanistan who worked with the US government are still waiting for their visas. See more s...
Tags: News, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Withdrawal, Afghanistan, United States, United Nations, Refugees, Biden, Charles Davis, Resettlement, Saigon, Bates, Kandahar


West Virginia to give a $100 savings bond to people 16-35 who get vaccinated for COVID-19

A medical assistant administers a COVID-19 vaccine dose to a woman at a clinic in Los Angeles on March 25, 2021. Mario Tama/Getty Images WV Gov. Jim Justice is offering $100 savings bonds for those 16-35 willing to get a COVID vaccine. The state is struggling with getting young people signed up to get vaccinated. See more stories on Insider's business page. West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said that his state would gift $100 savings bonds for young people between the ages of 16 and 35 wh...
Tags: Politics, Science, Justice, Los Angeles, West Virginia, Trends, Speed, Vaccination, Jim Justice, Mario Tama Getty, Coronavirus, COVID, Azmi Haroun


1 in 9 people in Puerto Rico left the territory in the last decade, new US Census data release shows

A man waves a national flag as protesters march through San Juan May 13, 2015. Reuters/Alvin Baez The US Census Bureau released its first wave of 2020 Census data on Monday. The newly released data show Puerto Rico lost a ninth of its population over the last decade. Earthquakes and hurricanes crippled the territory's infrastructure in recent years. See more stories on Insider's business page. Puerto Rico lost a ninth of its total population between 2010 and 2020, according to the ...
Tags: Utah, Politics, New York, News, US, West Virginia, Trends, Washington Dc, House, Donald Trump, Puerto Rico, San Juan, US Census Bureau, 2020 Census, INSIDER Data, Madison Hall


JOIN US APRIL 29: How to invest in the spread of US marijuana legalization

Sign up for this exclusive webinar on April 29. Courtesy of Emily Paxhia; Courtesy of Mitch Baruchowitz; Samantha Lee/Insider Cannabis legalization is sweeping the US. In the November elections, five states voted to pass cannabis reform, bringing the tally of states with recreational marijuana to 15. Thirty-six states now have medical cannabis programs - meaning that a majority of Americans now have some form of access to marijuana, whether medically or recreationally.A Democratic Senate, H...
Tags: Congress, White House, US, Trends, Pennsylvania, Senate House, New York Connecticut, Samantha Lee, Poseidon Asset Management, Emily Paxhia, Paxhia, Baruchowitz, Mitch Baruchowitz, Jeremy Berke Yeji Jesse Lee, Merida Capital Holdings


See Donald Trump's photo debut in the National Portrait Gallery's presidential exhibition

A photograph of former President Donald J. Trump by Pari Dukovic on display in the Americas Presidents at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., Friday, April 9, 2021. Photo by Salwan Georges/The Washington Post via Getty Images Donald Trump has joined his fellow presidents in the National Portrait Gallery's presidential exhibit. The Smithsonian museum is set to reopen next month after temporarily closing in November. The Trump photo currently on display is a stand-in until...
Tags: Portrait, Post, Politics, Washington Post, Washington, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, Michelle Obama, Smithsonian, Time Magazine, Shepard Fairey, Donald Trump, The Washington Post


Rep. Liz Cheney, the highest-ranking Republican who voted for Trump's impeachment, leaves open the option of a presidential run

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming). AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File Rep. Liz Cheney has not ruled out a possible presidential run in the future. "I'm not ruling anything in or out - ever is a long time," Cheney told The New York Post. Cheney previously broke with her party and voted in favor of Trump's impeachment. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, the highest-ranked Republican woman in Congress, left open the possibility of running for presid...
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Iranian vessels swarmed and harassed US Coast Guard ships for hours in the Persian Gulf

Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy vessels alongside US ships in the Persian Gulf in April 2020. Reuters Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps vessels harassed US Coast Guard ships earlier this month. The incident occurred while two Coast Guard cutters were operating in international waters. The last time this happened was in 2020, when IRGC vessels swarmed US Navy and Coast Guard ships. See more stories on Insider's business page. A handful of Iranian Islamic Revolutio...
Tags: Navy, White House, US, International, Trends, Iran, Pentagon, Biden, Tehran, Donald Trump, US Navy, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Trump, Irgc, Coast Guard


New York could have kept a House seat if just 89 more people had been counted in the 2020 census

The US Census Bureau unveiled which states will gain and lose House seats after the 2020 census Screenshot via US Census Bureau/YouTube New York lost a US House seat by just 89 people, Census Bureau officials revealed Monday. Had 89 more people filled out the Census, the state would have been spared from losing the seat. Minnesota was able to get the 435th House seat and keep all 8 of its districts because of New York. See more stories on Insider's business page. New York could've...
Tags: Politics, New York, Minnesota, California, Oregon, US, West Virginia, Trends, Idaho, House, Redistricting, Rhode Island, US Census Bureau, Census Bureau, US Census, Alabama Minnesota


House Democrats introduce plan to make permanent $300 monthly checks to parents from Biden's stimulus

President Joe Biden. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images House Democrats are pushing to make permanent a child tax credit stimulus payment program. The proposal would provide $250 or $300 checks monthly, depending on the child's age. Biden is likely to temporarily extend it instead, rejecting pressure from Democrats. See more stories on Insider's business page. House Democrats unveiled a bill on Monday to keep the one-year child tax credit expansion, an anti-poverty initiative which f...
Tags: New York, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, House, New Mexico, Biden, Donald Trump, Irs, House Appropriations Committee, Rosa DeLauro, Suzan Delbene, DeLauro, House Democrats


White House hammering out details of increasingly likely Biden and Putin summit

The White House is hammering out the details of an increasingly likely European summit between President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin, which could happen as soon as early summer, according to sources familiar with the planning.
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Vice President Kamala Harris coming to Cincinnati Friday

Vice President Kamala Harris will visit Cincinnati on Friday, White House officials announced Monday.
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Biden sends out IRS letter heralding stimulus checks, prompting critics to say he's acting like Trump

US President Joe Biden has sent a letter to millions of Americans reminding them that he fulfilled a promise by providing a third round of stimulus checks. Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images The IRS is sending out a letter from Biden touting portions of the $1.9 trillion stimulus package. "This fulfills a promise I made to you, and will help get Americans through the crisis," it states. A watchdog group slammed the move, telling Insider Biden, like Trump, sent "self-serving" letters at taxpayers...
Tags: Politics, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Stimulus, Irs, Trump, Internal Revenue Service, US Treasury Department, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics, Noah Bookbinder


Obama Calls Myanmar Violence 'Heartbreaking,' Says There Should Be Costs to Generals

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Barack Obama, who championed engagement with Myanmar's military while in office to promote democratic...
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Fox News corrects segments on Biden's nonexistent plan to limit Americans' red-meat consumption to 4 pounds per year

President Joe Biden at a campaign stop in Iowa during the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. Scott Olson/Getty Images Fox News issued a correction on Monday over segments about nonexistent red-meat quotas. The segments were part of a broader conservative media trend on Biden taking away Americans' burgers. The president does not, in fact, have a climate plan that involves capping red-meat consumption. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden is not coming...
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Parents Would Keep Getting Monthly Checks Under Joe Biden’s ‘American Families Plan’

The White House is under pressure to make this a permanent benefit, rather than offer another short-term extension.
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‘Golden State Killer’ Prosecutor Anne Marie Schubert Announces Run For California AG

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Biden establishes pro-union task force chaired by Harris

President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Monday establishing a task force aimed at empowering workers to organize and bargain with their employers that will be chaired by Vice President Kamala Harris, the White House said in a news release.
Tags: White House, Joe Biden, Cnn, Biden, Kamala Harris, HARRIS


Iranian ships swarmed and harassed US Coast Guard vessels for hours in the Persian Gulf

Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy vessels alongside US ships in the Persian Gulf in April 2020. Reuters Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps ships harassed US Coast Guard vessels earlier this month. The incident occurred while two Coast Guard cutters were operating in international waters. The last time this happened was in 2020, when IRGC vessels swarmed US Navy and Coast Guard ships. See more stories on Insider's business page. A handful of Iranian Islamic Revolutio...
Tags: Navy, White House, US, International, Trends, Iran, Pentagon, Biden, Tehran, Donald Trump, US Navy, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Trump, Irgc, Coast Guard


AstraZeneca: US to share up to 60m vaccine doses

Millions of doses will be available for export in the coming months, the White House says.
Tags: News, White House, US, Astrazeneca



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