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Haitian first lady Martine Moïse says she's considering running for president after her husband was assassinated

Former first lady of Haiti, Martine Moise, speaks during the funeral of her assassinated husband. Matias Delacroix/Associated Press Former Haitian first lady Martine Moïse said she's considering running for president. This came less than a month after her husband, Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, was assassinated at their home. Martine Moïse said she believes the mastermind of the killing hasn't been caught. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former Haitian first lad...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Un, The New York Times, Biden, Times, Haiti, Assassination, United Nations Security Council, Henry, Jovenel Moise


Officials outline a looming election funding crisis and hope Democrats will pay for critical upgrades in their high-stakes budget package

In this Oct. 28, 2016, file photo election judges look over ballots during a media tour of the Denver Elections Division headquarters, in Denver AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File Election officials and advocates want Congress to invest big sums in election infrastructure. Sen. Amy Klobuchar told Insider election funds "tied to specific policies" are an option for the upcoming budget. A group of state and local officials have called for $20 billion in federal funds, mostly to the local level...
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Sen. Marco Rubio mocked Defense Sec. Austin for masking up in the Philippines, where masks are required and COVID-19 is surging

Senator Marco Rubio of Florida. Saul Loeb/Pool via AP Sen. Marco Rubio mocked Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin for wearing a mask and face shield in the Philippines. The Philippines, which is undergoing a spike in COVID-19, requires masks and face shields in public. Rubio's home state of Florida is dealing with a surge of its own, with hospitalizations on the rise. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Marco Rubio mocked Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on Thursday for w...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Indonesia, China, Southeast Asia, Defense, US, Trends, Ap, Austin, Philippines, Marco Rubio, The New York Times, Times, US Embassy, Manila


Jared Kushner plans to move away from politics and start an investment company, report says

Jared Kushner is pictured in April 2020, when he was working as a senior White House advisor. Win McNamee/Getty Images Jared Kushner plans to start an investment firm, Reuters reported on Wednesday. The move will shift Kushner away from politics, sources told the news outlet. Kushner has laid low since leaving the White House in January. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jared Kushner, ex-White House senior advisor to former President Donald Trump, plans to move away from p...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, White House, India, Israel, US, Trends, Investment, Cnn, Gop, New York Times, Middle East, Miami, Donald Trump, Gulf


Gov. Ron DeSantis quietly met with anti-maskers and vaccine skeptics days after telling Floridians to get vaccinated

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The Florida governor met with anti-maskers and vaccine skeptics on Monday, The Daily Beast reported. It came days after he urged Floridians to get vaccinated. Florida is currently being ravaged by the Delta coronavirus variant. See more stories on Insider's business page. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis quietly met with vaccine skeptics and anti-maskers just days after urging residents in his state to get vacci...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Politics, California, White House, Trends, News UK, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, The Daily Beast, Don, Capitol, McDonald, Tallahassee, Fauci, Ron DeSantis, Daily Beast


FBI got inside a KKK group plotting a murder in 2015

By Jason Dearen | Associated Press PALATKA, Fla. — Joseph Moore breathed heavily, his face slick with nervous sweat. He held a cellphone with a photo of a man splayed on the floor; the man appeared dead, his shirt torn apart and his pants wet. Puffy dark clouds blocked the sun as Moore greeted another man, who’d pulled up in a metallic blue sedan. They met behind an old fried chicken shack in rural north Florida. “KIGY, my brother,” Moore said. It was shorthand for “Klansman, I greet you.” Birds...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, Crime, News, Minnesota, Mississippi, California, Washington, Senate, China, Iraq, Georgia, Sport, Ap, Fbi


CDC changes course on indoor masks in some parts of the US

By MIKE STOBBE The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed course Tuesday on some masking guidelines, recommending that even vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the delta variant of the coronavirus is fueling infection surges. Citing new information about the variant’s ability to spread among vaccinated people, the CDC also recommended indoor masks for all teachers, staff, students and visitors at schools nationwide, regardless of vaccination s...
Tags: Florida, Cdc, Washington, White House, Uncategorized, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer, Associated Press, St Louis, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Georgetown University, Department of Veterans Affairs


CDC reverses course on indoor masks in some parts of US

By MIKE STOBBE The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reversed course Tuesday on some masking guidelines, recommending that even vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the coronavirus is surging. Citing new information about the ability of the delta variant to spread among vaccinated people, the CDC also recommended indoor masks for all teachers, staff, students and visitors to schools, regardless of vaccination status. The new guidance follows recen...
Tags: Florida, Cdc, Washington, White House, Uncategorized, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Associated Press, St Louis, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Georgetown University, Mississippi Louisiana Alabama, Jen Psaki


Matt Gaetz's future sister-in-law called him 'weird and creepy' and said he pressured an older man to date her when she was 19

Rep. Matt Gaetz and his fiancée, Ginger Luckey. Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images The sister of Gaetz's fiancée posted TikToks this week calling the congressman "weird and creepy." Roxanne Luckey said Gaetz pushed an older friend to ask her out when she was 19. Luckey also said she was "not surprised" to learn Gaetz was facing a sex-trafficking investigation. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. Matt Gaetz's future sister-in-law has blasted the Florida congressman'...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Trends, Fbi, New York Times, News UK, Doj, Justice Department, Matt, Roxanne, Luckey, Matt Gaetz, Gaetz, Tiktok, Ashley Collman, Ginger Luckey


Mike Pompeo says faith in God should drive GOP, nation as he returns to Southern California

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shakes hands with attendees after his speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Monday, July 26, 2021. This was part of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute’s speaker series “A Time for Choosing.” (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer) Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Monday, July 26, 2021. This was part of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Inst...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Congress, China, Israel, Alabama, America, Reagan, Sport, Iran, Soccer, Gop, Ronald Reagan


A Republican official stood by the original vote count in Arizona's Maricopa County. Now he's being barred from the Cyber Ninjas' audit site.

The Republican fronting the controversial vote recount in Maricopa County, Arizona, has been locked out of the audit. AP Photo/Matt York, Pool, File Ken Bennett, director of Arizona's Maricopa County audit, has been locked out of the vote recount. This is after he shared sample data with external analysts that matched the official vote tally. A local news outlet said Bennett was barred from the state fairgrounds, where a new vote count is underway. See more stories on Insider's bus...
Tags: Asia, Florida, Politics, News, Trends, Arizona, Cia, Biden, Donald Trump, White, State, Logan, Bennett, Moore, Arizona Republic, Maricopa County Arizona


Trump’s lawsuit brings needed scrutiny to Big Tech

Last month, Facebook’s “oversight board” announced that the company would bar former president Donald Trump from the social media network’s platforms for two years, which by total coincidence is exactly one congressional election cycle. At that point, the board said, it will consider whether the nation has the same levels of “violence, restrictions on peaceful assembly, and other markers of civil unrest.” The board’s evaluation of American society’s stability will determine whether the 45th pres...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Florida, Microsoft, California, Opinion, White House, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, United States, Donald Trump, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Trump, Apple Google, House Judiciary Committee


Democratic Sen. Mark Warner would support 'small carve-out' on filibuster to pass voting-rights legislation

Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia. SAUL LOEB/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Sen. Mark Warner would back a "small carve-out" to the filibuster to pass voting-rights legislation. Warner said he supports the For the People Act and lamented the raft of restrictive GOP-led voting bills. He lamented the result of the 2013 filibuster rule change as it pertains to the Supreme Court. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia on Sunday said that he would s...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Texas, Supreme Court, Senate, Virginia, West Virginia, Trends, Gop, House, Arizona, Fox News, Warner, Harry Reid, Donald Trump, Trump


At the recent CPAC, attendees celebrated the failure of Biden's goal to vaccinate 70% of adults. Now top Republicans have U-turned, urging people to get their jab.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., listens as the Senate Rules Committee holds a hearing on the "For the People Act," which would expand access to voting and other voting reforms, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, March 24, 2021. Scott J. Applewhite/AP A number of high-profile Republicans are now urging people to get the COVID-19 vaccine Deaths from COVID-19 in the US are largely attributed to the unvaccinated population Alabama Senator Tommy Tuberville has said the jab...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Usa, Texas, Cdc, Washington, Senate, White House, US, Alabama, Trends, UK News, Gop, House, New York Times, Delta


‘Don’t You Work With Old People?’: Many Elder-Care Workers Still Refuse COVID Vaccine

This post first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. They are two sisters in two states. Both are dedicated health care professionals who watched in horror as COVID-19 swept through the nation’s nursing homes, killing a staggering number of residents and staff alike. One sister is now vaccinated. The other is not. “Dude. Get vaccinated!” Heidi Lucas t...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, News, Colorado, Cdc, White House, America, Joe Biden, Cms, Chicago, Wyoming, Missouri, Associated Press, Nazi, Louisiana, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


COVID: Three states are seeing about 40% of the country’s new cases

By Madeline Holcombe, CNN (CNN) — While Covid-19 cases in the United States have been rising in almost every state over the past week, a handful have been driving the bulk of the nationwide surge. White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeff Zients told reporters Thursday the country has “fundamentally changed the course of this pandemic” and the threat of serious disease and death now is to the unvaccinated. He said counties with the highest case rates have significantly lower vaccination...
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Rep. Matt Gaetz cut off a reporter's question about his vaccination status and said, 'We should be talking more about freeing Britney'

Rep. Matt Gaetz. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Rep. Matt Gaetz refused to disclose his vaccination status, focusing his attention on Britney Spears' conservatorship. "I think we should be talking more about freeing Britney," he told CNN. Gaetz also called CNN's question about his vaccination status "very nosy." See more stories on Insider's business page. When asked about his COVID-19 vaccination status, Rep. Matt Gaetz declined to answer and instead turned hi...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Republicans, Congress, Senate, Los Angeles, Trends, Cnn, Gop, House, Mitch McConnell, US Senate, Vaccine, Britney Spears, Department Of Justice


US COVID cases triple in 2 weeks amid misinformation

By Heather Hollingsworth and Jim Salter | Associated Press MISSION, Kan. — COVID-19 cases nearly tripled in the U.S. over two weeks amid an onslaught of vaccine misinformation that is straining hospitals, exhausting doctors and pushing clergy into the fray. “Our staff, they are frustrated,” said Chad Neilsen, director of infection prevention at UF Health Jacksonville, a Florida hospital that is canceling elective surgeries and procedures after the number of mostly unvaccinated COVID-19 inpatient...
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Chair of Trump’s 2017 inaugural fund arrested on foreign agent charges – live

Tom Barrack charged with acting as unregistered agent for UAEFauci clashes with Rand Paul over ‘gain of function research’Pelosi staffer and White House official test positive for Covid 8.30pm BST Florida congressman Charlie Crist and South Carolina congresswoman Nancy Mace have joined the #FreeBritney movement and introduced bipartisan legislation to protect the rights of those under conservatorship arrangements.Britney Spears shocked the world last month when she delivered impassioned test...
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Free Britney Act introduced in Congress by Democrat and Republican

By MEG KINNARD | Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. — Prompted by Britney Spears’ conservatorship fight, a bipartisan legislative effort has emerged to reform the process created to protect the rights of more than 1 million people across the United States under the protective arrangements. On Tuesday, Reps. Charlie Crist and Nancy Mace unveiled “The Free Britney Act,” designed to give more options to people placed under conservatorships. Those include the ability to talk about their situations with...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Celebrities, News, Congress, Massachusetts, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, House, Mace, Britney Spears, Donald Trump, South Carolina, Spears


US lawmakers propose bipartisan 'Free Britney' Act to crack down on conservatorship abuse

#FreeBritney activists protest at Los Angeles Grand Park during a conservatorship hearing for Britney Spears on June 23, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Rich Fury/Getty Images South Carolina Republican Rep. Nancy Mace and Florida Democrat Rep. Charlie Crist on Tuesday announced the bipartisan "Free Britney" Act, which aims to crack down on conservatorship abuse.The act introduces a number of changes, including one that would allow individuals under a conservatorship the right to petition f...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Free, US, Trends, Britney Spears, Los Angeles Grand Park, Crist, Charlie Crist, Free Britney, Connor Perrett, Speed desk


Florida Gov. DeSantis is trying to reverse the CDC's cruise restrictions in the state, saying it's hurting Florida's economy, as Delta variant rages across the US

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a news conference in December 2020 at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida. AP Photo/Chris O'Meara Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis plans to take legal action to lift CDC restrictions on the state's cruise industry. DeSantis said Monday he would take the legal fight to the Supreme Court, if necessary. The legal fight comes as the US faces the spread of the Delta variant amid a growing vaccine divide in the country. See more stories on Insider...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, Supreme Court, Congress, Cdc, US, Trends, Cruise, Alaska, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, US supreme court, Royal Caribbean, Tampa Florida, Ron DeSantis, DeSantis


Trump said he and the Capitol rioters 'wanted' the same thing and bragged about the size of the crowd on January 6, new book says

Rioters clash with police using big ladder trying to enter Capitol building through the front doors. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images President Donald Trump embraced the Capitol rioters and said he and his violent loyalists wanted the same thing. "Personally, what I wanted is what they wanted," he said. Trump made these remarks during a March 31 interview with Washington Post reporters Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Washington Post, White House, Trends, Iowa, Ohio, Biden, Donald Trump, Vanity Fair, Capitol Police, Trump, Capitol, Philip Rucker, Rucker


'That's my money!' Trump exploded at Brad Parscale over stories about his lavish lifestyle and spending, book reveals

Brad Parscale, campaign manager for U.S. President Donald Trump, gestures to the crowd at a campaign rally for the president on November 4, 2019 in Lexington, Kentucky. Bryan Woolston/Getty Images Trump exploded at then-campaign manager Brad Parscale over his earnings and lavish spending, per a new book. News reports and a Lincoln Project ad showed off Parscale's $2.4 million mansion and luxury cars. "I just hate these f---ing stories" Trump lamented after others stepped in to defend P...
Tags: Florida, Politics, White House, Trends, Daily Mail, Gop, PAC, Republican, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Trump, Fort Lauderdale, Brad, Bender, Cruz Rubio


Trump Organization official who reportedly testified for prosecutors previously said Trump misused charity funds

Former U.S. President Donald Trump leaves Trump Tower in Manhattan on May 18, 2021 in New York City. James Devaney/GC Images The Trump Org. controller said Donald Trump misused charity funds in 2017 testimony unearthed by The Daily Beast. The controller, Jeff McConney, reportedly testified for the Manhattan DA's ongoing investigation. The DA's office is expected to bring additional charges in the criminal investigation. See more stories on Insider's business page. A high-rankin...
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A staffer had to tell Bill Clinton about the infamous Trump-Rubio fight in 2016 over penis size

Donald Trump and Marco Rubio debated below the belt during the 2016 GOP presidential primaries. Spencer Platt / Staff Former President Bill Clinton missed the debate when then-candidate Trump bragged about his manhood. A staffer for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign had to tell him about it. It was "one of the more awkward moments in my life," Josh Schwerin told Insider. See more stories on Insider's business page. The moment when then-candidate Donald Trump boasted abou...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Trends, Cnn, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Marco Rubio, Louisiana, Donald Trump, Trump, 2016 Elections, Rubio, Sen Marco Rubio, Trump Rubio, Rubio Trump


Fauci says polio and smallpox would still be spreading in the US if anti-vaxx misinformation had been as popular in the past

Dr. Anthony Fauci in Washington DC on February 25, 2021. Saul Loeb /AFP via Getty Images Dr Anthony Fauci in a CNN interview addressed anti-vaccination misinformation. If there was the same pushback against smallpox vaccines in the past the disease would still be around, he said. Vaccination rates in the US have stalled as Fox News hosts and GOP lawmakers push anti-vaccination propaganda. See more stories on Insider's business page. The White House's top medical advisor, Dr Anth...
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Widow of Haiti's assassinated president returns to the country wearing her arm in a sling and a bulletproof vest

Haitian President Jovenel Moise is seen with his wife at the Te Deum during his inauguration ceremony at the National Palace in Port-au-Prince, on February 7, 2017. Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images Martine Moïse, the wife of Haiti's assassinated president, has returned to the Caribbean nation. She was pictured at Port-au-Prince airport on Saturday wearing an arm sling and a bulletproof vest. Moïse had returned to the country to prepare for her husband's funeral next week, an off...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Trends, Joe Biden, Bbc, Cnn, News UK, Haiti, Caribbean, Port Au Prince, Reuters, Nra, Jovenel Moise, Miami Florida, Reuters World, Moïse


Reps. Gaetz, Greene stage brief ‘free speech’ rally in Riverside

After three Southern California venues canceled their planned America First rally amid growing protests, Reps. Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene held a “Free Speech Peaceful Protest” of their own Saturday evening, July 17, at Riverside City Hall. They spoke before a cheering crowd — estimated at more than 300 — waving Greene and Gaetz signs. Greene took the microphone first, saying “the America First message is for everyone.” She said the news media smeared Donald Trump in hopes of making ci...
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Take four: Reps. Gaetz, Greene now planning ‘free speech’ protest at Riverside City Hall

After three Southern California venues canceled their planned America First rally amid growing protests, Reps. Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene now say they plan to hold a “Free Speech Peaceful Protest” of their own at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 17, at Riverside City Hall. “You and I cannot let these Communists shut us down and take away our First Amendment Rights,” Greene said in a press release announcing the news three hours before the scheduled start of the protest. Gaetz posted a video on T...
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