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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...
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Mitch McConnell will air pro-vaccine radio ads in Kentucky as the Delta variant surges and his red state lags behind in vaccinations

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Trump is still "liable" for his conduct in office. Samuel Corum/Getty Images McConnell will run minute-long ads on Kentucky radio stations urging people to get vaccinated. The Republican has consistently urged Americans to get a COVID-19 vaccine. But McConnell has refused to reject vaccine skepticism in his own caucus. See more stories on Insider's business page. Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell will run minute-long ads on more than 100 K...
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President Biden plans to boost his 'Buy American' law for federal agencies, from 55% US-made goods to 75%

President Joe Biden. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images President Biden is expanding rules for federal agencies to buy US-made products. Biden plans an immediate rise from 55% to 60% for US-made products in federal government contracts. Biden wants to further hike the figure to 75% in future, the White House said. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden wants federal agencies to immediately increase the share of US-made products in their procurement contracts. The ...
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White House Calls on America's Most Critical Companies to Improve Cyber Defenses

By Christopher Bing and Nandita BoseWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House is signaling to U.S. critical infrastructure companies, such as energy...
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DoJ won’t defend GOP lawmaker in Capitol riot suit

By Eric Beech | Reuters WASHINGTON – The U.S. Justice Department in a court filing on Tuesday declined to defend Republican congressman Mo Brooks in a lawsuit that alleges he conspired to instigate the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Brooks had asked the Justice Department consider him covered by the Westfall Act, which protects federal employees from being sued for actions taken as part of their jobs, in relations to the lawsuit brought by Democratic congressman Eric Swalwell. The Justice Depa...
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Canada border guards vote to strike days ahead of border opening

By Moira Warburton | Reuters VANCOUVER – Canadian border guards and customs officials voted on Tuesday to go on strike just days before fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents will be allowed into Canada, unions representing the workers said, a move that could potentially cause disruptions and hurt businesses emerging out of the pandemic-driven economic downturn. A strike would slow down commercial traffic at the land border, the unions said, as well as impact international mail a...
Tags: Politics, News, Sport, World news, Canada, Soccer, Reuters, Weber, CBSa, National News, Mark Weber, CIU, Canada Border Services Agency CBSA, Canadian Federation of Independent Business, PSAC, Coronavirus


White House Says Scrapped Aon-Willis Deal Shows 'Robust Enforcement'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Tuesday praised the Justice Department's successful effort to stop a $30 billion deal that would have...
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North and South Korea have restored direct communication hotlines that were abruptly severed over a year ago

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in stroll together at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea on April 27, 2018 amid a period of diplomatic engagement that would end abruptly two years later. Korea Summit Press Pool via AP North and South Korea reopened hotlines on Tuesday for direct communication between the two countries. The lines were severed last summer, when the North also destroyed a joint liaison office. Nor...
Tags: South Korea, Politics, North Korea, US, International, Trends, Ap, Moon, Korea, North, Kim, Reuters, Koreas, Kim Jong, Korean Peninsula, Kaesong


DC police officer Michael Fanone slams Trump allies for their 'disgraceful' treatment of law enforcement in emotional testimony

Washington Metropolitan Police Department officer Michael Fanone testifies during the House select committee hearing on the Jan. 6 attack on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., July 27, 2021. Andrew Harnik/Reuters DC police officer Michael Fanone detailed his assault by rioters during his congressional testimony. Fanone described being dragged and beaten unconscious by Trump loyalists. He called the "indifference shown to his colleagues," largely by Republicans, "disgraceful." See more sto...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington, Trends, Gop, House, Capitol Hill, Republican, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters, Capitol, Andrew Harnik, Washington Metropolitan Police Department


Oil inches up as tight supply, vaccinations outweigh virus concerns | Reuters

Oil inches up as tight supply, vaccinations outweigh virus concerns | Reuters Oil prices rose on Tuesday with investors betting tight supply and rising vaccination rates will help offset any impact on demand due to surging COVID-19 cases worldwide.Brent crude futures climbed 34 cents, or 0.46%, to $74.84 a barrel at 0508 GMT, extending a 0.5% gain on Monday.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures rose 20 cents, or 0.28%, to $72.11 a barrel, after losing 16 cents on Monday.Benchmark pr...
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US Department of Veterans Affairs becomes the first federal agency to require healthcare workers get vaccinated

Dado Ruvic/Reuters About 115,000 of the US Department of Veterans Affairs' healthcare workers will be required to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The department is the first federal agency to require COVID-19 vaccinations. Veterans Affairs is the largest integrated healthcare system in the US, serving more than 9 million veterans. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US Department of Veterans Affairs announced on Monday that it will require healthcare employees to b...
Tags: Politics, News, New York City, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Chicago, United States, Va, Bill De Blasio, The New York Times, Times, Reuters, Denis McDonough, McDonough, US Department of Veterans Affairs


White House Says Concerned About Developments in Tunisia, Urges Calm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is concerned about developments in Tunisia and urged calm in the country, White House spokeswoman Jen...
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White House Says Current Vaccination Rates Show Positive Trend

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -A surge in new coronavirus cases related to the Delta variant is prompting health experts to discuss mitigation strategies...
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Biden Pushes for Long COVID Sufferers to Be Protected by Law

By Trevor HunnicuttWASHINGTON (Reuters) -President Joe Biden said Monday the White House is pushing for people with long-term symptoms of COVID-19...
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The US will reportedly keep travel restrictions in place as highly infectious Delta variant surges

Travelers, some in protective gear, walk through John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) as it stands mostly empty due to the ongoing cutbacks in travel because of the coronavirus on April 16, 2020 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images The US will not lift its existing travel restrictions due to the spread of the highly transmissible Delta variant of the coronavirus and increasing COVID-19 cases, Reuters reported. "Given where we are today with the Delta variant, the United States will maintai...
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US will reportedly keep travel restrictions in place as highly infectious Delta variant surges

Travelers, some in protective gear, walk through John F. Kennedy Airport in New York in April 2020. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Because of increasing COVID-19 cases, the US won't lift its travel restrictions, an official told Reuters. The White House official told Reuters that the spread of the Delta variant had driven that decision. Cases are increasing in the US, especially among unvaccinated people, health officials say. See more stories on Insider's business page. Because of the...
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10 Things in Politics: Fauci predicts booster shot for some

Hope you had a nice weekend! Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:Inside the turmoil at the Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationFauci says Delta variant is running through '2 kinds of America'The climate crisis is upending real estate tooWhat we're watching today: President Joe Biden welcomes Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi to the Wh...
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The 'QAnon Shaman' is in plea negotiations after being diagnosed with mental illnesses, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, report says

Jacob Chansley, also known as the "QAnon Shaman," at the "Stop the Steal" rally in Washington, DC, on January 6, 2021. Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images Capitol riot suspect known as "QAnon Shaman" is in plea negotiations, his lawyer told Reuters. The negotiations come after Jacob Chansley was diagnosed with several mental illnesses while in prison. Chansley, pictured in horns and fur on January 6, was one of the most visible people at the riot. See more stories on Insider's business pag...
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Gunfire prompts Biden's UN ambassador to abruptly leave Haitian president's funeral

Soldiers of the Armed Forces of Haiti guard carry the casket of slain President Jovenel Moïse before his funeral on July 23, 2021, in Cap-Haitien, Haiti. Valerie Baeriswy/Getty Images Biden's UN ambassador abruptly left the funeral for Haiti's president amid unrest surrounding the ceremony. There was reportedly gunfire heard, prompting the US delegation to leave within 30 minutes. The assassination of Jovenel Moïse has pushed Haiti into a deeper crisis after years of struggles. Se...
Tags: Politics, Funeral, White House, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, New York Times, United Nations, Un, Homeland Security, Biden, Haiti, Reuters, Henry


Coronavirus live news: Taiwan to ease restrictions; vaccinations rising in US states with high cases

Taiwan to ease restrictions next week as cases fall; rising jabs in some states a sign ‘frightening’ cases getting attention of vaccine-hesitant, says White HouseUS in ‘another pivotal moment’ as Delta variant drives surge in Covid casesPfizer vaccine second dose has ‘sweet spot’ after eight weeks, UK scientists sayItaly imposes ‘green pass’ restrictions on unvaccinated peopleSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.29am BST Vaccinations are beginning to rise in some states where Covid cases are s...
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The wild life of billionaire Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who eats one meal a day, evangelizes about bitcoin, and had to defend his company in front of Congress

Jack Dorsey onstage at a bitcoin convention on June 4, 2021 in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Jack Dorsey cofounded Twitter in 2006, and the company has made him a billionaire. He is famous for his unusual life of luxury, including a daily fasting routine and regular ice baths. Dorsey holds two CEO jobs at Twitter and his payment company Square. Visit Business Insider's home page for more stories. From fighting armies of bots to quashing rumors about sending his beard hair to ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, South Korea, Twitter, New York Post, Japan, Elon Musk, Hollywood, Obama, Congress, Washington, Cbs News, Life, Senate, White House


Self-identified ‘incel’ charged with planning mass shooting

By Mark Hosenball | Reuters WASHINGTON – A man who identified himself as an “incel” – involuntary celibate – was arrested on Wednesday and charged with planning a mass shooting of women college students in Ohio and illegal possession of a machine gun, U.S. prosecutors said. Tres Genco, 21, of Hillsboro, Ohio, planned to shoot women at sororities, the U.S. Department of Justice said, without identifying the university. If convicted he could be imprisoned for life. It was not immediately known who...
Tags: Politics, Crime, News, Guns, Washington, Sport, Soccer, Courts, Ohio, University Of California, Justice Department, Elliot Rodger, Santa Barbara, Reuters, U S Department of Justice, U S Army


Exclusive-White House Delays Biofuel Mandates Due to Political Concerns -Sources

By Stephanie Kelly and Jarrett RenshawNEW YORK (Reuters) -The White House has delayed an annual rule-making process to decide on U.S. biofuel...
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U.S. Infrastructure Deal Teeters After Republicans Reject IRS Funding

By Jarrett Renshaw and David MorganWASHINGTON (Reuters) -The White House and U.S. congressional negotiators are scrambling to salvage a $1.2...
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U.S. Infrastructure Deal Teeters After Republicans Reject IRS Funds

By Jarrett Renshaw and David MorganWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House and U.S. congressional negotiators are scrambling to salvage a $1.2...
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White House Official Was Infected With COVID-19, Has Mild Symptoms: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A fully vaccinated White House official tested positive for COVID-19 off site and has mild symptoms but was not found to...
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Satellite images show Kim Jong Un's waterslide yacht in action, while North Korea struggles with famine and COVID-19

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un with military officers in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency on September 16, 2017. KCNA via Reuters Satellite images caught the movements of Kim Jong Un's luxury yacht. North Korea is undergoing food shortages and struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic. The amusement-park-themed yacht can be a good indicator of Kim's whereabouts, NK News reported. See more stories on Insider's business page. Kim Jong Un...
Tags: Politics, North Korea, US, Trends, Kim Jong Un, News UK, Un, Kim, Reuters, Yachts, Kim Jong, Korean Central News Agency, KCNA, Wonsan, Reuters Satellite, NK News


Satellite images show Kim Jong-Un's water-slide yacht in action, while North Korea struggles with famine and COVID-19

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un with military officers in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on September 16, 2017. KCNA via REUTERS Satellite images caught the movements of Kim Jong-Un's luxury yacht, suggesting he is partying. North Korea is undergoing food shortages and struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic. The amusement-park-themed yacht can be a good indicator of his whereabouts, NK News reported. See more stories on Insider's b...
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Video shows Afghan president among people calmly praying on Eid al-Adha while rockets explode around them

A video showing people praying despite the rocket fire. One man appears to be getting up to leave. Twitter/TOLONews Rockets hit near Afghanistan's presidential palace on Tuesday as the president prayed outdoors. Video shows the president and others not reacting to rockets as they marked Eid al-Adha. Three rockets hit near the palace and no injuries were reported, according to the AP. See more stories on Insider's business page. Afghanistan's president and people around him pray...
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10 Things in Politics: How Trump became king of GOP

I hope you had a nice weekend. Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected], or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:The definitive oral history of how Trump took over the GOP, as told by Cruz, Rubio, and 20 more insidersNearly 2 in 3 Americans in new poll express concerns about the Delta variantTennis star Coco Gauff dropped out of the Olympics after testing positive for COVID-19With Phil Rosen...
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