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Louisiana state lawmaker suggests that schools should teach the 'good' of slavery

The Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge. Chris Graythen/Getty Images La. state Rep. Ray Garofalo said that public schools should teach the "good" and "bad" of slavery. His suggestion was immediately dismissed by fellow GOP state Rep. Stephanie Hilferty. Garofalo backs legislation that would prevent teaching that the US or Louisiana is "systematically racist or sexist." See more stories on Insider's business page. GOP state Rep. Ray Garofalo of Louisiana on Tuesday said that public s...
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Former Obama White House advisor arrested for allegedly stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from charter schools he founded

The White House. Andrea Izzotti/Shutterstock A former Obama White House advisor was arrested over allegations he stole from charter schools he created. Prosecutors say Seth Andrew laundered money to get a discounted interest rate for a Manhattan mortgage. Andrew worked in the Office of Educational Technology at the White House until 2016. See more stories on Insider's business page. A former senior advisor in the Obama White House allegedly stole more than $200,000 from a charter schoo...
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‘We’re all in this together’: Dr Fauci says world has failed India as Covid cases surge

US’s top infectious disease expert lambasts wealthy countries for failing to provide equitable access to coronavirus vaccines Families of Australians caught in India Covid surge plead for repatriationWhy Australia is under pressure to upgrade advice on aerosol transmissionWHO blames ‘perfect storm’ of factors for India Covid crisisDr Anthony Fauci, the White House’s chief medical advisor, has said countries have failed to unite to provide an adequate global response to prevent the “tragic” coro...
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Puppy protection: A new bill would require breeders to quit stacking caged dogs on top of each other

Members of the Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society of Charlotte assisted Rutherford County, N.C. Sheriff's Office during the 20th puppy mill bust in three years in the state of North Carolina Thursday, June 12, 2014 at an undisclosed location in Rutherford County, N.C. Jason E. Miczek/AP Images for The Humane Society of the United States The Puppy Protection Action would establish new requirements for dog breeders. It calls for puppies to be given room to stand u...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Dogs, Washington Post, Life, Animals, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, Trends, Usda, Legislation, United States, New Jersey, US Senate, North Carolina, Illinois


Fact check: Copy of Kamala Harris book was one of thousands of books received for Long Beach migrant shelter

A 2019 children’s book by Vice President Kamala Harris, a copy of which was among thousands of other books donated to a temporary shelter for migrant children in Long Beach, has recently drawn the ire of conservative pundits, publications and officials after multiple news articles inaccurately described its prevalence at the immigration facility. Long Beach struck a deal with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to open a temporary shelter last week at the city’s Convention Center. T...
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Fact check: Copy of Kamala Harris book was one of thousands received for Long Beach migrant shelter

A 2019 children’s book by Vice President Kamala Harris, a copy of which was among thousands of other books donated to a temporary shelter for migrant children in Long Beach, has recently drawn the ire of conservative pundits, publications and officials after multiple news articles inaccurately described its prevalence at the immigration facility. Long Beach struck a deal with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to open a temporary shelter last week at the city’s Convention Center. T...
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Inside Biden’s bubble: How an insular White House has kept drama and leaks at a minimum

One hundred days into the Biden administration, the White House is a tight ship run by a cadre of longtime Biden loyalists.
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Biden To Raise Minimum Wage For Federal Contractors To $15 Hourly

President Joe Biden will issue an executive order on Tuesday raising the minimum wage paid by federal contractors to $15 an hour, according to a White House statement.  [Author: Zoë Richards]
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Lawmakers pass bill to require diversity in ODOT advisory committees

Not everything in the bike lane is a “bi”-cycle. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) “For the first time people with adaptive mobility devices will be recognized by the committees that represent them.”— Chris Billman, advocate A bill that will, “Ensure that the membership of [Oregon Department of Transportation] advisory committees reflects the racial and ethnic and ability composition of this state,” has passed the House and Senate and is headed to Governor Kate Brown’s desk. As we rep...
Tags: Politics, Senate, Legislation, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, House, Ada, Kate Brown, Disability Rights, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, Forest Grove, Jonathan Maus, Chris Billman, Billman


Bipartisan talks on infrastructure heat up as Biden prepares for big push

As the White House intensifies conversations with key Republicans on infrastructure, a small, bipartisan group of senators is in the early stages of seeing if they might be able to break loose consensus on their own plan.
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Biden set to announce $200 billion for universal pre-K in sweeping new proposal

President Joe Biden is set to announce $200 billion in education funding as part of his sweeping spending package he will unveil prior to his prime-time address to a joint session of Congress, according to a White House official.
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New York Post reporter resigns saying she was 'ordered' to write 'incorrect' story on Kamala Harris' book at a migrant shelter

Fading Page 1 editions of the New York Post are pasted on the wall of the press room in the State Supreme Court building, also known as 100 Centre St., Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) A New York Post reporter who authored a story falsely claiming that migrant children were being given copies of Kamala Harris' children's book resigned Tuesday. The reporter, Laura Italiano, said that she'd been "ordered" to write the "incorrect" story and had reached ...
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Biden wants to entirely pay for trillions in new spending by raising taxes on corporations and the wealthy

President Joe Biden AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File President Joe Biden will propose new taxes on corporations and the wealthy to pay for his agenda, Axios reported. The taxes are intended to cover more than $4 trillion in new spending on infrastructure and health care. Biden is standing by a pledge not to raise taxes on anyone making less than $400,000. See more stories on Insider's business page. The White House's ambitious plans for more than $4 trillion in new spending on infrastruct...
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Biden set to announce $200 billion for universal pre-K

President Joe Biden is set to announce $200 billion in education funding as part of his sweeping spending package he will unveil prior to his prime-time address to a joint session of Congress, according to a White House official.
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Video shows NRA's Wayne LaPierre shooting but failing to kill an elephant for NRA-sponsored TV show that never aired

In this April 26, 2019, file photo, Nation Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre speaks at the association's Institute for Legislative Action Leadership Forum at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File A newly released video shows NRA head LaPierre shooting an endangered elephant on a 2013 hunting trip. LaPierre repeatedly fails to kill the animal from close range; his guide eventually makes the kill. LaPierre's wife, Susan, kills anothe...
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Democrats are pushing Biden at the last minute to put a permanently expanded child tax credit in his latest economic plan

Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT). TASOS KATOPODIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Democrats are doubling down on efforts for Biden to keep the expanded child tax credit. "Kids don't grow up in five years," one House Democrat said. Making CTC changes permanent could stumble in the Senate if Democrats decide to bypass the GOP. See more stories on Insider's business page. As President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion emergency stimulus law was about to clear the House in late February, some Democrats ...
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Fox News argues its hosts didn't need to fact-check election conspiracy theories from Trump's lawyers in response to Smartmatic defamation suit

Former Fox News host Lou Dobbs. Steven Ferdman/Getty Images Fox News is trying to dismiss a $2.7 billion lawsuit from Smartmatic over election conspiracies. It argues its hosts didn't have a legal responsibility to fact-check falsehoods from Trump's lawyers. Election conspiracy theories have led to a tangle of legal consequences for right-wing media. See more stories on Insider's business page. Attorneys representing Fox News once again asked a New York court to dismiss a defam...
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A loud groaning noise at Tuesday's White House press briefing wasn't 'Lincoln's ghost.' It was a creaky robot.

Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing on April 27, 2021. Drew Angerer / Getty Images A loud creaking noise interrupted Tuesday's White House press briefing. One reporter at the press conference joked that it might have been "Lincoln's ghost." The loud sound was actually a robotic camera swiveling in place. See more stories on Insider's business page. A loud creaking noise interrupted Tuesday's White House press briefing, but it wasn't a crumbling roof or "Lincoln...
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4 possible explanations for why a mysterious Florida company is managing a huge chunk of Pentagon internet addresses, according to cybersecurity experts

Bill Hinton/Getty Images Moments before the inauguration, a Florida company began managing nearly 175 million Pentagon IP addresses. The Department of Defense said it is using the addresses to "identify vulnerabilities" in DoD space. Here are four possible explanations for the Pentagon's decision, according to cybersecurity experts. See more stories on Insider's business page. A mysterious startup in Florida with no online presence or history with the government captured public at...
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Republican lawmaker grabbed a sword and hid on toilet during the Capitol attack

Rioters clash with police using big ladder trying to enter Capitol building through the front doors. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images Rep. Bruce Westerman grabbed a Civil War sword and hid from the Capitol riot sitting on a toilet. Westerman was with GOP Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy when the riot began. The toilet Westerman crouched on during the fatal attack was in McCarthy's private bathroom. See more stories on Insider's business page. During the Capitol a...
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Idaho governor signs 'fetal heartbeat' bill banning abortions after 6 weeks

Pro-choice activists protest during outside the US Supreme Court on March 4, 2020, as the Court heard oral arguments on a challenge to a Louisiana abortion law. Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed HB 366, a 'fetal heartbeat' bill, which bans abortions after 6 weeks. See more stories on Insider's business page. Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed HB 366, a 'fetal heartbeat' bill, into law. The measure bans abortions after 6 weeks. The legislation includes e...
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Bidens to meet with former President Carter and Rosalynn Carter in Georgia Thursday

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden will meet with former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter in their hometown of Plains, Georgia, on Thursday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday.
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U.S., Israeli Officials Voice Concern Over Advances in Iran's Nuclear Program: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. and Israeli officials meeting in Washington on Tuesday discussed their serious concerns about advancements in Iran's...
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Biden Nominates Former DOJ Official to Lead Civil Division: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden plans to nominate Javier Guzman for assistant attorney general of the Justice Department's Civil...
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Former Obama White House Adviser Charged in $218,000 Theft From Charter Schools

By Jonathan StempelNEW YORK (Reuters) - A former White House education adviser under President Barack Obama was arrested on Tuesday and charged...
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Bidens to Visit Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter While in Georgia

The White House says President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden will visit the 39th president, Jimmy Carter, and his wife, Rosalynn, while in Georgia this week.
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Psaki pressed on why relaxed outdoor mask guidance took so long

White House press secretary Jen Psaki was pressed about why Americans had to wait so long to be told it is safe for vaccinated people to...
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3 mind-blowing facts about humans that I learned from reading 'Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind'

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Insider "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind" is a bestseller praised by Barack Obama and Bill Gates. The nonfiction book explores the history and evolution of humans and the modern world. Here's a summary of 3 facts I learned and how they helped expand my understanding of humanity. As an avid reader, my understanding of the world has greatly expanded through novels. I'm ...
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Right-wing media has pushed 3 completely false narratives in less than a week

Fox News primetime hosts Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham and Sean Hannity on a banner outside the Fox News headquarters in Midtown Manhattan. Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images Fox News heavily promoted a false claim that the Biden administration would force Americans to cut their red meat intake by 90%. The network falsely reported that a migrant shelter was distributing Kamala Harris' book in "welcome packs." Fox also ran stories inaccurately claiming the Virginia department...
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Republicans support the GOP more than Trump for the first time in 2 years, a new poll shows

Getty A new NBC News poll suggests Trump's support among GOP voters is slipping. The poll found more GOP voters support the party over Trump for the first time since 2019. Meanwhile, Trump's overall favorability rating has also dropped. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump's support among Republican voters appears to be dropping, according to a new NBC News poll.For the first time since 2019, NBC polling found supporters of the GOP ou...
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