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More than 70 percent of Americans back Biden's pandemic response, but many are unhappy with the economy, poll finds

President Joe Biden puts on a face mask while speaking to reporters on October 26, 2020 in Chester, Pennsylvania. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images More than 70 percent are in support of President Biden's pandemic response, an AP poll has found. Biden has made the pandemic his central focus during his first two months in the White House. But the poll also found that many Americans are not happy about the state of the economy. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. More th...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Senate, White House, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, News UK, Associated Press, Biden, Johns Hopkins University, AP NORC, NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, Chester Pennsylvania


Top Biden advisor said 'COVID was the best thing that ever happened' to him during presidential campaign, says first book

With President Biden's inauguration, digital services groups like USDS and 18F are seeing a surge of applications. But there are ongoing challenges the groups face, which aren't solved by a change in presidency. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images Anita Dunn, a top Biden advisor, said the pandemic was the "best thing that ever happened to him."  The private remark was reported on in the first book about the 2020 election, released this week. The book, written by two...
Tags: Post, Politics, Obama, Abc, Washington Post, Washington, White House, Elizabeth Warren, Nbc News, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, New Hampshire, Iowa


Brazil's president, presiding over one of the world's worst COVID-19 outbreaks, tells people to 'stop whining'

People mourning a relative during a mass burial of coronavirus victims in Manaus, Brazil, last May. Andre Coelho/Getty Images Brazil's president has told people to "stop whining" as the country's COVID-19 numbers surge. Many badly hit countries have been controlling the virus, but Brazil saw record deaths this week. Bolsonaro has downplayed the virus and spread misinformation throughout the pandemic. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Brazil's populist president has to...
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President of Brazil, presiding over one of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks in the world, tells people to 'stop whining'

Relatives of a deceased person mourn during a mass burial of coronavirus victims in Manaus, Brazil, in May 2020. Andre Coelho/Getty Images Brazil's president told people to "stop whining" as it battles a devastating coronavirus outbreak. Many badly hit countries are now controlling the virus, but Brazil saw record deaths this week. Bolsonaro downplayed the virus and spread misinformation, even as bodies were left in the streets. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Brazi...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, Science, India, US, Trends, Bbc, News UK, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, Johns Hopkins University, Brasilia Brazil, Manaus Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro


Ala. governor extends mask mandate, but only so far

CNN Alabama’s statewide mask mandate to curb the coronavirus is being extended to April 9 — but it won’t be extended after that, Gov. Kay Ivey said Thursday. Ivey’s remark came as she announced that the state’s broader “Safer at Home” order, which includes the mask mandate and other measures, would be extended until the evening of April 9 instead of expiring Monday, as previously scheduled. Ivey said this will be the last time she’s extending the masking portion of the order. After April 9, Alab...
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It's 'too premature' to relax COVID-19 restrictions because it could lead to a 'rebound' of cases, Fauci says

Dr. Anthony Fauci speaks at a White House press briefing. Alex Wong/Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci warned Sunday against the relaxation of COVID-19 protocols.  While the baseline of cases has fallen in the US, he said the too soon relaxation could lead to a "rebound."  About 70,000 new COVID-19 cases are still diagnosed each day in the US. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the longtime director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Dis...
Tags: New York, Science, News, Nbc, California, White House, New York City, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, Johnson & Johnson, US Food and Drug Administration, Fauci, Johns Hopkins University


How US special-operations forces helped the US military win its first post-Cold War victory

An Iraqi T-55 main battle tank burns after an attack by the 1st British Armored Division during Operation Desert Storm, February 1991. CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images As the threat from the Soviet Union declined in the early 1990s, a new challenge for the US arose in the Middle East. The first Gulf War was a textbook conventional war, but it featured an array special-operations missions that helped secure victory. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Soon after the fall o...
Tags: Navy, Saudi Arabia, White House, Berlin Wall, Iraq, Russia, US, Trends, Coalition, Middle East, Delta, Army, Rangers, SBS, British Embassy, Saddam Hussein


Italy misled the WHO by claiming it was fully prepared for a pandemic when COVID-19 hit, lawsuit says

A man walks past a billboard raising awareness about COVID-19 in Naples, Italy. Carlo Hermann /AFP/Getty Italy is accused of misleading the WHO in its pandemic preparedness when COVID-19 hit last year. It said it was at the top level of readiness, but had not updated its plan since 2006, documents say. The allegation is in a civil lawsuit filed against the government by families of COVID-19 victims. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The Italian government has been acc...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, Trends, Eu, Italy, News UK, The Guardian, Who, World Health Organization, Associated Press, Lombardy, Conte, Ministry of Health, Johns Hopkins University, Sergio Mattarella


500,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 less than a year after the pandemic took hold

Staff at the El Paso County Medical Examiner's Office rolling bodies from refrigerated trailers into the morgue office. Ivan Pierre Aguirre/Reuters The US passed the bleak milestone of 500,000 COVID-19 deaths on Monday. It is the highest death toll any country has recorded from the virus. The US hit 250,000 deaths in mid-November, meaning the toll doubled in three months. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The US passed the landmark figure of 500,000 deaths from CO...
Tags: Death, Politics, Science, Washington, White House, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Bbc, News UK, Portugal, Brazil, World Health Organization, Donald Trump, Reuters


Once Hailed As Heroes In COVID Fight, Governors Newsom, Cuomo Facing Political Crises

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — At the outset of the coronavirus pandemic, two Democratic governors on opposite ends of the country were hailed as heroes for their leadership in a crisis. Now they’re leaders on the ropes. Andrew Cuomo of New York and Gavin Newsom of California are embroiled in distinct political woes. For Cuomo, it’s a federal investigation into whether his administration sought to hide the true toll of the pandemic. For Newsom, it’s fending off a recall effort fueled by opposition to his l...
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Biden to mark Covid death milestone with candle ceremony at White House – live updates

President will address nation this evening on the American lives lost to the pandemicUS expected to reach 500,000 total death toll within next 24 hoursFauci warns masks may still be required into 2022 Sign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 10.25am GMT In announcing tonight’s ceremony to mark the grim milestone of the US approaching 500,000 Covid deaths, a White House statement said:In the evening, the President will deliver remarks on the lives lost to Covid-19 in the C...
Tags: White House, US, Joe Biden, US news, Biden, Johns Hopkins University, South Portico, Cross Hall, Biden Administration, Coronavirus


The Latest: Biden to mark 500,000 lives lost with ceremony

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON __ President Joe Biden will mark the U.S. crossing 500,000 lives lost from COVID-19 with a moment of silence and candle lighting ceremony at the White House. The nation is expected to pass the grim milestone on Monday, just over a year after the first confirmed U.S. fatality due to the novel coronavirus. The White House said Biden will deliver remarks at sunset to honor those who lost their lives. He will be joined by first lady Jill Biden and Vice President Ka...
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The Latest: New Zealand to remove restrictions from Auckland

By The Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand will remove remaining coronavirus restrictions from Auckland on Monday after an outbreak discovered in the largest city fades away. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said more than 72,000 tests had found no evidence the virus was spreading in the community. Auckland was placed into a three-day lockdown this month after a mother, father and daughter tested positive. Another five contacts later tested positive. After the lockdown ended, Auc...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, England, New York, Texas, London, Nbc, Abc, California, Washington, Oregon, White House, China, Germany, Russia


The Latest: California coronavirus death toll tops 49,000

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — California’s death toll during the coronavirus pandemic has topped 49,000, even as the rates of new infections and hospitalizations continue to plummet across the state. California reported another 408 deaths Sunday, bringing the total since the outbreak began to 49,105 — the highest in the nation. Health officials said Sunday that the number of patients in California hospitals with COVID-19 has slipped below 7,000, a drop of more than a third over two weeks...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, England, New York, Texas, London, Nbc, Abc, California, Washington, Oregon, White House, China, Germany, Russia


The Latest: California coronavirus death toll tops 9,000

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — California’s death toll during the coronavirus pandemic has topped 49,000, even as the rates of new infections and hospitalizations continue to plummet across the state. California reported another 408 deaths Sunday, bringing the total since the outbreak began to 49,105 — the highest in the nation. Health officials said Sunday that the number of patients in California hospitals with COVID-19 has slipped below 7,000, a drop of more than a third over two weeks...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, England, New York, Texas, London, Nbc, Abc, California, Washington, Oregon, White House, China, Germany, Russia


The Latest: Grieving Italians mark a COVID-19 anniversary

By The Associated Press CODOGNO, Italy — Italians are marking one year since their country was shocked to discover it had the first known locally transmitted COVID-19 case in the West. With church services Sunday and wreath-laying ceremonies, including in small northern towns which were the first to be hard-hit by the pandemic, citizens paid tribute to the dead. Italy has a confirmed death toll from the virus of 95,500. While the first wave of infections largely engulfed Lombardy and other north...
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The Latest: Texas reports 227 more confirmed COVID-19 deaths

By The Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas — The number of deaths in Texas due to the illness caused by the coronavirus increased by more than 200 on Saturday while the number of people hospitalized with the virus declined, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. There were an additional 227 COVID-19 deaths, more than 4,900 new cases and 7,535 hospitalizations, a decline of 222 people hospitalized, the department reported. Texas has had more than 2.5 million coronavirus cases sinc...
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The Latest: Minnesota officials urge proper mask wearing

By The Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota health officials urged this week that people wear masks — and wear them properly — as the state reported an additional 964 new infections on Saturday. More than 6,300 people have died in Minnesota and more than 470,000 people have had confirmed coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic. State figures show more than 209,010 people have received the full two-dose series of the vaccine. However, health officials point out people need to wear m...
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Inside the covert mission that sent Delta Force and British SAS deep behind Iraqi lines in search of Saddam's missiles

Iraqis drive by a mural depicting Iraqi President Saddam Hussein looking at launched Scud missiles, in Thar Thar City in northern Iraq, April 28, 1999. KARIM SAHIB/AFP via Getty Images In January and February 1991, hundreds of thousands of troops in a US-led coalition pushed Iraqi forces out of Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm. Amid that campaign, Delta Force and the British SAS went deep behind Iraqi lines to neutralize the Scud missiles that Saddam Hussein hoped would turn the tide o...
Tags: Saudi Arabia, White House, Germany, Iraq, Israel, US, International, Trends, Syria, Royal Air Force, Delta, Pentagon, Saddam Hussein, Kuwait, US defense department, Iraqi Army


Super Bowl parties could turn into 'mini superspreader events,' said health officials, who have warned fans not to gather indoors

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on June 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. Top federal health officials discussed efforts for safely getting back to work and school during the coronavirus pandemic. Al Drago - Pool/Getty Images Health officials warned Super Bowl fans that watch parties could spread COVID-19.  Speaking to ABC News, Dr. Anthony Fauci asked fans to ...
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Super Bowl parties could turn into 'mini superspreader events,' saiid health officials, who have warned fans not to gather indoors

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on June 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. Top federal health officials discussed efforts for safely getting back to work and school during the coronavirus pandemic. Al Drago - Pool/Getty Images Health officials warned Super Bowl fans that watch parties could spread COVID-19.  Speaking to ABC News, Dr. Anthony Fauci asked fans to ...
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Special operators describe an overlooked vulnerability highlighted in the Capitol Hill riot

The FireEye booth at the 2016 Black Hat cyber-security conference in Las Vegas, August 3, 2016 David Becker/Reuters The FireEye hack and the rioters who breached Capitol Hill were two more visible signs of a growing conflict in cyberspace being waged by state actors and private individuals. Government and private entities, high-profile officials, and everyday people are all targets in that conflict, but there are many things that they can do to improve their security online and in real lif...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Politics, North Korea, Russia, US, International, Trends, Cybersecurity, Fbi, Cyberattack, House, Moscow, Homeland Security, Capitol Hill, Pentagon


More Americans have now died from COVID-19 than the number of US troops killed during World War II

American reinforcements arriving on the beaches of Normandy from a Coast Guard landing barge into the surf on the French coast on June 23, 1944, during World War II. US COAST GUARD/AP The US military saw 405,399 deaths during World War II, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. The number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths has surpassed that grim milestone. As of Wednesday, 405,400 American coronavirus deaths had been reported. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The US...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Normandy, World War Ii, World Health Organization, National Security Council, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Donald Trump, Johns Hopkins


With swearing in of Vice President Harris, a new chapter opens in U.S. politics

WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris broke the barrier Wednesday that has kept men at the top ranks of American power for more than two centuries when she took the oath to hold the nation’s second-highest office. Harris was sworn in as the nation’s first female vice president — and the first Black woman and person of South Asian descent to hold the role — in front of the U.S. Capitol by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, right, meets former First ...
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U.S. coronavirus deaths top 400,000 as Trump leaves office

As President Donald Trump entered the final year of his term last January, the U.S. recorded its first confirmed case of COVID-19. Not to worry, Trump insisted, his administration had the virus “totally under control.” Now, in his final hours in office, after a year of presidential denials of reality and responsibility, the pandemic’s U.S. death toll has eclipsed 400,000. And the loss of lives is accelerating. WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 05: U.S. President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up upon retu...
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A stunning art installation of nearly 200,000 US flags has filled the National Mall, representing Americans who can't attend Biden's inauguration

The "Field of Flags" art installation is illuminated at the National Mall in Washington DC on January 18, 2020. Joe Raedle/Pool via AP Ahead of Biden's inauguration, nearly 200,000 American flags were installed on the National Mall. The Presidential Inaugural Committee led the effort in creating the public art display, called the 'Field of Flags.' Biden has long emphasized that most in-person inaugural activities would be scaled-down this year. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more st...
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Kellyanne Conway told Bill Maher that she's 'disappointed' that Trump's accomplishments have been overlooked because of the Capitol riots

White House Senior Counselor Kellyanne Conway speaks to members of the media in the White House press briefing room on January 10, 2020. Alex Wong/Getty Former Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway said she believes the president's legacy will survive despite the US Capitol siege last week. In an interview with HBO's "Real Time" host Bill Maher on Friday, Conway said she is "disappointed" at the fact that many of Trump's accomplishments in the last four years have been overlooked. Conway condemne...
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US officials warn ‘full resurgence’ of Covid in major population centers

White House coronavirus taskforce reports advocate for ‘aggressive action’ amid 23m confirmed cases in USAs coronavirus continues to tear across the US without any sign of slowing down, officials have warned there is a “full resurgence” in most major population centers – and that the country could see an additional 92,000 deaths in less than a month.There have been more than 23m confirmed Covid-19 cases in the US and 385,503 deaths, Johns Hopkins University’s most recent data revealed. Continue ...
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Photos show Trump and his supporters pack DC streets as they rail against Biden's election victory

People attend a rally in support of President Donald Trump on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana Supporters of President Donald Trump on Wednesday took to the streets of downtown Washington, DC, in protest of Congress' certification of President-elect Joe Biden's win in the 2020 election. Biden won 306 votes compared to Trump's 232 during the Electoral College vote in December.  For the past two months, Trump has refused to accept his loss, and instead launch...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Superman, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Cnn, Features, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Washington Dc


Rep. Jamaal Bowman gets COVID-19 vaccination on camera to combat minority communities' distrust of government medical procedures

Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-New York). AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez Democratic Rep. Jamaal Bowman received his first vaccination shot on camera in an effort to fight resistance to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine that exists among Black Americans and other minority communities Bowman was candid about his initial reluctance to receive the shot. "When I say I'm nervous, I'm talking about all that as I go in," he said. "But I know it's my responsibility as an elected member of Congress to show the ...
Tags: Politics, New York, Congress, US, Trends, Health Care, Minorities, Bowman, Johns Hopkins University, Henrietta Lacks, Black Americans, Eduardo Munoz Alvarez, Tuskegee Syphilis Study, House of Representatives Twitter, the Squad, Coronavirus



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