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Man shot by FBI after 'security situation' just outside CIA headquarters

The lobby of the CIA Headquarters Building in Langley, Virginia, U.S. on August 14, 2008. USA-CIA-BRENNAN/ REUTERS/Larry Downing/File Photo There is a "security situation" at the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, the CIA confirmed in a statement to NBC News. "Our compound remains secured, and our Security Protective Officers working the incident are the only Agency personnel directly involved," a spokesperson said. See more stories on Insider's business page. A man attempted to dr...
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Biden administration taps Warren ally to lead Office of Federal Student Aid, a promising sign for efforts to wipe out student debt

John Minchillo/ AP Richard Cordray, former head of the CFPB, is set to become the head of the Office of Federal Student Aid. Cordray will be tasked with figuring out how to address the $1.6 trillion of student debt owed by at least 42 million Americans. Cordray is a longtime political ally of Sen. Elizabeth Warren. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US Department of Education announced that Richard Cordray, the former director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau,...
Tags: Politics, Politico, US, Trends, Economy, Cnn, Higher Education, Warren, Ohio, Student Loan Debt, Republican, Biden, North Carolina, Department Of Education, Trump, Student Loan


California Sen. Alex Padilla Seeks Expansion Of Land, Water Protection

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Sen. Alex Padilla on Monday proposed a vast expansion of government protection for public lands and rivers that he said would fight climate change and safeguard natural treasures for generations to come. His proposal would combine three bills already passed in the House and looks to take advantage of the Democratic tilt in Washington that is more welcoming to environmental protection, compared to the Republican Trump administration. Overall, it would expand protecti...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Washington, Senate, Los Angeles, Ap, House, Dianne Feinstein, Natural Resources, Kamala Harris, Gavin Newsom, Democratic, Monterey County, San Gabriel, San Gabriel Mountains


Sen. Alex Padilla moves to protect 1 million acres of California land

U.S. Sen. Alex Padilla introduced legislation Monday, May 3, that would protect and improve access to 1 million acres of land and 500 miles of rivers across the state, including more than 139,000 acres and 45 miles of wild and scenic rivers in Southern California. “Simply put, this is a big deal,” Wade Crowfoot, state secretary of California Natural Resources, said at a news conference Monday at Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area in Irwindale. “These natural places provide us inspiration, recreation a...
Tags: Outdoors, Politics, News, Obama, California, Government, Senate, Environment, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, House, House Of Representatives, Trinity


Bill and Melinda Gates are ending their 27-year marriage. Here's how the Microsoft cofounder spends his $129 billion fortune, from a luxury-car collection to incredible real estate.

Bill Gates has an estimated net worth of $129 billion. Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images Bill Gates and his wife of 27 years, Melinda French Gates, are getting a divorce. Gates, the cofounder of Microsoft, has a fortune worth $130.5 billion. Gates indulges in a few luxuries, but he mainly spends through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Bill and Melinda Gates are ending their 27-year marriage.The couple announced the news in a statement...
Tags: Amazon, Elon Musk, News, Microsoft, Australia, California, Washington, New York City, Nigeria, US, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Trends, Atlanta, Wealth, Features


‘Scarface and the Untouchable’ TV Series About Al Capone and Eliot Ness in the Works at Showtime

The story of Al Capone and Eliot Ness will be dramatized yet again, this time for the Showtime series Scarface and the Untouchable. The series is based on the non-fiction book by Max Allen Collins and A. Brad Schwartz, and “chronicles the lives of gangster Al Capone and his lawman nemesis, Eliot Ness in Prohibition-era Chicago.” The tale of Capone and Ness has been told before in multiple forms of media, including the Untouchables TV series which in turn inspired Brian De Palma’s stylish, very ...
Tags: Florida, Hbo, Television, Movies, White House, Chicago, Showtime, Adaptation, Robert De Niro, Tom Hardy, Kevin Costner, Brian De Palma, Brad Schwartz, Schwartz, South Side, Eliot Ness


Former Senator Bill Nelson is officially NASA's new administrator. His goals: support climate research and put astronauts on the moon.

Former Senator Bill Nelson appears before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, April 21, 2021, in Washington DC. NASA/Bill Ingalls NASA officially has a new administrator: former Senator Bill Nelson was sworn in on Monday. In statements to Congress, Nelson didn't express plans to make any big changes at NASA. Nelson wants NASA to keep studying climate change and send astronauts to the moon. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA has a new leader...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Florida, Science, News, Congress, Climate Change, Washington, Senate, White House, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Moon


Dominion is accusing Sidney Powell of promoting 'defamatory falsehoods' to attract money and fame

Sidney Powell participates in a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington Jonathan Ernst/Reuters Dominion is accusing attorney Sidney Powell of lying about the company to earn money and sell books. It made the argument in a court filing on Monday as part of a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit. Powell's lawyers argued her conspiracy theories were not meant to be taken as statements of fact. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sidney Powell doesn't think any "reasonabl...
Tags: Politics, Lawsuit, Law, Washington, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Venezuela, Fox News, Capitol Hill, Republican Party, Biden, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Rudy Giuliani


Bill and Melinda Gates are getting divorced. Here's a look inside their 27-year marriage, from meeting at work, to having 3 kids, to spending $45 billion on philanthropy.

Bill and Melinda gates are splitting up, the Microsoft co-founder announced on Monday. Scott Olson/Getty Images Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, announced he and his wife, Melinda, will divorce. Gates married Melinda French in 1994 after the two met at work. The two run the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which has an endowment of $49.8 billion as of 2019. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill and Melinda Gates are getting divorced.The billionaire Microsoft founder an...
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Scarface and the Untouchable Showtime Series Adaptation in Development

(Photo by PhotoQuest/Getty Images & Walt Disney Television via Getty Images) Based on the nonfiction book Scarface and the Untouchable by Max Allen Collins and A. Brad Schwartz, a series adaptation is in development at Showtime from Emmy nominee Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout production company (The Mummy, Star Trek: Discovery) and writer Ben Jacoby (Newsflash, Flash Boys), according to Deadline. The series centers on the “epic, years-long battle between Al Capone and Eliot Ness, who clashed on...
Tags: TV, Movies, Drama, Documentary, White House, Chicago, Showtime, TV News, Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner, Brian De Palma, Brad Schwartz, Michael C Hall, South Side, Eliot Ness


CIA says there is a 'security situation' just outside headquarters in Langley, Virginia

The lobby of the CIA Headquarters Building in Langley, Virginia, U.S. on August 14, 2008. USA-CIA-BRENNAN/ REUTERS/Larry Downing/File Photo There is a "security situation" at the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, the CIA confirmed in a statement to NBC News. "Our compound remains secured, and our Security Protective Officers working the incident are the only Agency personnel directly involved," a spokesperson said. See more stories on Insider's business page. There is a "security ...
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Following weeks of backlash, Biden raises refugee cap to 62,500

By Matthew Lee, Zeke Miller and Julie Watson | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Monday formally raised the nation’s cap on refugee admissions to 62,500 this year, weeks after facing bipartisan blowback for his delay in replacing the record-low ceiling of 15,000 set by former President Donald Trump. Biden last month moved to expand the eligibility criteria for resettlements, removing one roadblock to refugees entering the U.S. put in place by Trump, but he had initially stoppe...
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issues executive order suspending all local COVID-19 restrictions in state

Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an executive order on Monday suspending all COVID-19 restrictions. The order superseds local authorities' pandemic rules. See more stories on Insider's business page. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an executive order on Monday suspending all COVID-19 restrictions - superseding local authorities' pandemic rules.-Mary Ellen Klas (@MaryEllenKlas) May 3, ...
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Biden is raising the 2021 refugee cap to 62,500, but says 'the sad truth' is he will likely not achieve it

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 02: U.S. President Joe Biden makes brief remarks before signing several executive orders directing immigration actions for his administration in the Oval Office at the White House on February 02, 2021 in Washington, DC. The orders will aim to reunite migrant families that were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border and authorize a wholesale review of former President Donald Trump's immigration policies. Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images President Joe Biden will raise ...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington, Mexico, White House, Immigration, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Washington Dc, Refugees, Catholic Church, Biden, Donald Trump


How politicians manipulate the masses with simple AI

We’re three and a half years away from electing another president here in the US, but it’s never to early too prepare ourselves for the impending crapshow that is US politics. The good news is, going forward, you won’t have to think so much. The age of data-based politics is coming to a close thanks to the innovations created by the 2016 Donald Trump campaign and the counteracting tactics employed by the Biden team in 2020. Data used to be the most important commodity in politics. When Trump won...
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Biden raises refugee cap to 62,500 after facing criticism for keeping Trump-era levels in place

The announcement comes after Democrats slammed the move last month, with the White House saying then it would announce a new cap by May 15.
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Biden raises refugee cap to 62,500 after blowback

The Biden administration will raise the refugee ceiling to 62,500 people this fiscal year, the White House confirmed, after receiving swift criticism last month when President Joe Biden kept the lower Trump-era cap in place.
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FHA Official: Prior Mortgagee Letter Guidance for Reverse Mortgages Could be Consolidated in 2021

The currently senior-most official with the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) indicated last week that all the previous FHA Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program guidance handed down to the reverse mortgage industry via Mortgagee Letter (ML) could be considered voluminous for new and existing industry participants, and FHA is currently looking at ways in which to consolidate all previous HECM program guidance into the Single Family Housing 4000.1 Handbook. This is according to Pri...
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Succession Season 3 Adds Alexander Skarsgård in a Recurring Role

More than a year since starring in the acclaimed first season of Big Little Lies, Alexander Skarsgård is officially heading back to HBO for the highly-anticipated third season of Succession. Skarsgård has signed on for the recurring role of Lukas Matsson, described as a successful, confrontational tech founder and CEO. Production on the upcoming new season is currently underway in New York City. This marks the Swedish actor’s latest collaboration with HBO after starring in 2008’s limited series...
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ICE transfers women out of detention center that became infamous over allegations of forced sterilization

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, file photo, Dawn Wooten, left, a nurse at Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, speaks at a news conference in Atlanta protesting conditions at the immigration jail. The Trump administration is deporting several women who have alleged they were abused or mistreated by a Georgia gynecologist at an immigration detention center, according to lawyers representing the women. AP Photo/Jeff Amy ICE has transferred out the last women at Irwin Cou...
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US, UK reject reports of imminent prisoner deal with Iran

By Pan Pylas | Associated Press LONDON — The U.S. and the U.K. dismissed reports coming out of Iran that they are thrashing out a prisoner exchange deal with Tehran that could see the imminent release of a British-Iranian woman, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, and four Americans, among others. Iran was a key topic of discussions Monday between U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and his host in London, British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab. Their meeting took place a day before the first face-to-...
Tags: Politics, London, News, North Korea, Russia, Sport, World news, Joe Biden, Iran, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Britain, Soccer, South Africa, Associated Press, Biden


Facebook Oversight Board to announce if it’ll reverse Trump ban on May 5

Facebook’s Oversight Board — something akin to a supreme court for the company — will decide whether to reverse the controversial Trump ban on Wednesday at 9:00 AM ET. The Trump ban went into effect on January 7, a day after the Capitol riot. Zuckerberg said Trump was banned “indefinitely” from Facebook and Instagram, but the matter was then submitted to the company’s Oversight Board on January 21. The Oversight Board was originally slated to make a decision within 90 days, but the ruling was de...
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The FBI reportedly learned in 2019 that Russia was using Rudy Giuliani as a tool to spread election disinformation

Rudy Giuliani at a news conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters on November 19. Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo The FBI reportedly learned that Russia was using Rudy Giuliani to spread disinformation before the 2020 election. US officials warned the White House in 2019 about Giuliani's vulnerability to Russian intel, but Trump shrugged it off. He's now the target of a federal criminal investigation into whether he violated lobbying laws. See more stories on Insider&#...
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Biden's first 100 days are a big break with the Reagan legacy. He says jobs and families need an active state.

President Joe Biden leaves the House Chamber with Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) after his joint address to Congress. Melina Mara/Pool/AFP via Getty Images Biden is spending big to expand the nation's safety net in the wake of the pandemic. In his first 100 days, he spent $1.9 trillion and pitched another $4 trillion to assist families and create jobs. "COVID has now created a stormwave of support for government," Barney Frank told Insider. See more stori...
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Facebook Oversight Board to Reveal Ruling on Donald Trump Wednesday

The most prominent decision in the brief history of Facebook's independent content oversight board will be revealed on its website Wednesday, May 5, at approximately 9 a.m. EST. The board will share its ruling on the case of former President Donald Trump, who was indefinitely suspended from Facebook and Instagram Jan. 7, one day after...
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Mohamed El-Erian says inflation is here to stay and won't be 'transitory' like the Fed claims

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell. Pool/Getty Images Mohamed El-Erian says inflation is not "transitory" like Jerome Powell has claimed. He cited the multitude of examples, from rising lumber prices to Warren Buffett's "very substantial" inflationary pressure comments in Berkshire's annual meeting. The president of Queen's College Cambridge said the Fed needs to start "tapping the breaks" on its dovish policy and asset purchases. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Thin...
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Mitch McConnell draws a red line at $600 billion for infrastructure and jobs - and says Trump tax cuts are off-limits

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Samuel Corum/Getty Images McConnell said the GOP won't cut a deal with Biden above $600 billion on a jobs package. He said there would be "zero" Republican support for Biden's $4 trillion pair of spending packages. Biden has proposed two packages with trillions of spending on physical and social infrastructure. See more stories on Insider's business page. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell drew a $600 billion red line for an in...
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Facebook's Oversight Board will announce its decision on the future of Donald Trump's banned account on Wednesday

Donald Trump Mark Zuckerberg Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Facebook suspended Donald Trump's account on January 7, after the Capitol Siege. The Facebook Oversight Board has received a record number of comments related to the case. After five months of review, the board will announce its decision on May 5. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Facebook Oversight Board said it will announce its decision on the future of former President Donald Tr...
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Sadiq Khan pledges to explore new London Olympic bid if re-elected

Mayor says city could look at bidding for 2036 or 2040 Games as post-Covid morale boost for nationSadiq Khan has pledged to look at bringing the Olympics back to London within 20 years if he is re-elected as mayor on Thursday.Speaking at an amateur boxing club in Earlsfield, south-west London, Khan dangled the possibility of another London Olympics as a post-Covid morale boost that he said would extend beyond the capital. Continue reading...
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Tears and bear hugs as Wales lifts ban on having a cwtch

‘A wonderful day’: friends and families finally able to enjoy a cuddle after months of abstentionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSome were accompanied with laughter, others with tears. There were shy, tentative cuddles but also great bear-sized hugs.After long months of abstention, families and friends across Wales were finally able to enjoy a cwtch – Welsh for a cuddle or hug – on Monday. Continue reading...
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