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Feds: California Men Discussed 'Terrorist' Attacks on Twitter and Facebook, Other Targets

Two California men have been indicted in connection with an apparent plot to attack the state’s Democratic Party headquarters, located in Sacramento, the Justice Department said Friday. The men also discussed attacks at other locations throughout the state that they “associated with Democrats,” including the…Read more...
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New Jersey brothers who made 60 million robocalls to sell cesspool cleaners must pay $1.66 million penalty

The FTC's Telemarketing Sales Rule requires telemarketers to disclose the seller's identity. Tero Vesalainen / Shutterstock Three New Jersey brothers settled for $1.66 million after making 59.6 million robocalls. "Hello, this is not a sales call or a solicitation," the robocalls began. About 63% of the numbers called were on the National Do-Not-Call Registry. See more stories on Insider's business page. Three New Jersey brothers will pay $1.66 million to settle a federal lawsu...
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When Rage Against the Machine Interviewed Noam Chomsky (1999)

“The first great [economic] experiment was a ‘bad idea’ for the subjects, but not for the designers and local elites associated with them. This pattern continues until the present: placing profit over people.” — Noam Chomsky, Profit Over People “A global decomposition is taking place. We call it the Fourth World War: neoliberalism’s globalization attempt to eliminate that multitude of people who are not useful to the powerful — the groups called ‘minorities’ in the mathematics of p...
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Biden Assembles the Final Member of His Big Tech Nightmare Squad

President Joe Biden has selected attorney and frequent critic of Google parent company Alphabet to lead the United States Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, the White House announced Tuesday. If approved, Kanter would join the Biden administration’s robust legal team that’s poised to combat Silicon Valley’s…Read more...
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Facebook rejects Joe Biden's claim it's 'killing people' with misinformation, saying vaccine hesitancy among its users has dropped by 50%

President Joe Biden, left, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Reuters/Alan Freed; Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call Joe Biden said vaccine misinformation on platforms like Facebook is "killing people." Facebook responded by saying vaccine hesitancy among its users has fallen 50% since April 2020. Facebook said Biden is trying to blame it for missing his goal of 60% vaccination by July 4. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook is firing back at Joe Biden for claiming the social me...
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Fox News' Geraldo Rivera says it's 'crazy talk' to say not getting the COVID-19 vaccine is a 'constitutional right'

In this June 25, 2010 file photo, Fox News Channel commentator Geraldo Rivera speaks on the "Fox & friends" television program in New York. Duquesne (doo-KAYN') University says Geraldo Rivera isn’t welcome to appear on a panel at the Pittsburgh school because of a half-naked “selfie” he posted this summer. Duquesne says the cellphone picture the TV personality posted on Twitter in July 2013 was inappropriate and not in line with the school’s values as a Catholic university. Richard Drew/AP...
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Boris Johnson will isolate after public backlash following announcement that he will dodge quarantine rules

Boris Johnson Reuters Boris Johnson was exposed to COVID-19 in a meeting with Health Secretary Sajid Javid. NHS policy means that he should isolate for 10 days - but Johnson was part of a pilot study, meaning he can continue to work. National outrage has meant he has had to perform a sharp U-Turn and remove himself from the pilot study Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. In a speedy U-turn in response to public backlash, the British Prime Minister will be isolating after being ...
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Liz Cheney calls Kevin McCarthy's January 6 rhetoric 'disgraceful' and says his lack of 'commitment to the Constitution' should disqualify him from being House speaker if GOP wins in 2022

Liz Cheney, Republican of Wyoming, speaks to the press at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on May 12, 2021. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Rep. Liz Cheney blasted House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday over the January 6 committee. She called his comments on Pelosi's select committee "disingenuous." Cheney also said McCarthy should not be considered for the House speakership if the GOP wins in 2022. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. Liz Cheney on Wednesday ...
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'They're killing people': Biden points the finger at social media platforms for pandemic misinformation

As COVID-19 cases among unvaccinated populations surge nationwide, the White House is pointing its finger at social media companies.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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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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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 ...
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Michael Cohen says he thinks Jared Kushner has already flipped on Donald Trump

Jared Kushner, right, and his wife Ivanka Trump, the daughter of Donald Trump. AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster Michael Cohen said he thinks Jared Kushner has flipped on his father-in-law Donald Trump. It comes as NY prosecutors pursue a criminal probe into Trump's business empire. He said it was noteworthy that Kushner's name was absent all proceedings so far. See more stories on Insider's business page. Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's former personal attorney, said he thinks Jared K...
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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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A White House official and a Pelosi aide both tested positive for COVID-19 after attending the same reception

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) arrives for an event on Capitol Hill on April 14, 2021. AP Photo/Susan Walsh A White House official and an aide to Pelosi have both tested positive for COVID-19 after attending the same reception last week, per Axios. The Pelosi aide led a group of Texas state Democratic legislators around the Capitol this week. A vaccinated member of Congress and several vaccinated Congressional staffers have also contracted the virus, the Office of Attending Phys...
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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...
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Pentagon watchdog assessing 'nuclear football' security after rioters got alarmingly close to one during Capitol siege

A US military aide carries the "president's emergency satchel," also known as the "nuclear football." AP Photo/Andrew Harnik The Pentagon inspector general is launching a review of "nuclear football" security. The evaluation follows the riot at the Capitol in January, when rioters came close to Pence and his football. The watchdog wants to know more about the plans if the satchel is "lost, stolen, or compromised." See more stories on Insider's business page. The Department of Defe...
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US Capitol riot: Police officers to testify at first meeting of the January 6 select committee

Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as they try to storm the US Capitol in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021. JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images The US House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack holds its first hearing July 27. The committee was created after Republicans defeated an effort to create an independent commission. It has 13 members, but only eight have been named thus far. Rep. Liz Cheney is the lone Republican. See more stories on Insider...
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Biden jokes that Fox News had 'an altar call' on COVID-19 vaccine coverage: 'I'm not being a wise guy'

President Joe Biden. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images President Joe Biden poked fun at Fox News during a CNN town hall Wednesday night. Biden said the network had "an altar call" in its turnaround on vaccine coverage this week. But two of Fox's most viewed hosts, Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham, have remained anti-vaccine. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden joked about the notable shift in Fox News' coverage touting the COVID-19 vaccine this week."...
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Rep. Madison Cawthorn baselessly accuses Fauci of 'operating as a pawn of the Chinese Communist Party' and promises to 'prosecute this guy' if GOP wins in 2022

Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Rep. Madison Cawthorn promised to "prosecute" the US's leading infectious disease expert. In a Wednesday podcast interview, Cawthorn called Dr. Anthony Fauci "a pawn" for China. "Dr. Fauci knows that he's been operating as a pawn of the Chinese Communist Party," he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Republican Rep. Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina went on a podcast Wednesday to accus...
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Trump defended sending supporters to the Capitol on January 6, saying he wanted them to go up to it but not inside

Donald Trump on screen as he gave a speech before the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. Samuel Corum/Getty Images Donald Trump said that he wanted supporters to "not go in" the Capitol on January 6. Supporters attacked officers and breached the Capitol after Trump gave an incendiary speech. Trump and his allies have tried to whitewash the events of January 6. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump defended whipping up his supporters ahead of the Ja...
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Lindsey Graham floats Senate GOP leaving Washington, DC to deny a quorum for Democratic infrastructure bill

Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. AP Photo/Patrick Semansky Lindsey Graham floated the idea of Senate Republicans skipping town to deny Democrats a quorum. Graham is incensed over the $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill that Democrats want to pass via reconciliation. The senator said he was taking a page from the playbook of Texas House Democrats, who left the state to block a GOP voting bill. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. Sen. Lindsey Graham on Sunday suggeste...
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Mike Lindell is offering $5 million to anyone who can disprove his allegations of voter fraud - if they show up to his cyber symposium

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell outside the White House in January. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Mike Lindell continues to spread baseless claims that Donald Trump won the 2020 presidential election. The MyPillow CEO is offering $5 million to anyone who can prove he's wrong. The catch: They have to attend his upcoming cyber symposium in South Dakota. See more stories on Insider's business page. MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, a staunch ally of former President Donald Trump and leading promote...
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34 thoughtful cookbook gifts for any occasion

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Amazon; Gilbert Espinoza/Insider To me, there's no better gift to give or receive than a great cookbook. A cookbook with beautiful photos, thoughtful narratives, and foolproof recipes can feed the imagination, transport your giftee to another city or country, and inspire them to get creative in the kitchen. There are cookbooks out there to suit every type of cook, whether novice or expert, and feed ...
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Biden walks back his comment that Facebook is 'killing people'

President Biden speaks to reporters on July 8. Alex Wong/Getty Images President Biden walked back his comments from last week that Facebook is "killing people." Facebook had taken issue with his comments and posted a blog titled "Moving Past the Finger Pointing." Biden said he hoped Facebook would crack down on misinformation and not take what he said "personally." See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden on Monday walked back his comments about Facebook "killin...
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Michael Wolff attacked CNN's Brian Stelter on air, calling him 'full of sanctimony'

Michael Wolff called CNN's Brian Stelter "one of the reasons people hate the media." CNN Michael Wolff flipped out at CNN's Brian Stelter on air, calling him 'full of sanctimony.' The pair were discussing Wolff's latest book on Donald Trump's presidency. Wolff told Stelter: "You are one of the reasons people can't stand the media." See more stories on Insider's business page. Donald Trump's biographer Michael Wolff criticized CNN host Brian Stelter on hi...
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Jen Psaki shoots down Fox News reporter Peter Doocy's 'loaded and inaccurate' claim that the White House is 'spying' on Facebook profiles

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. Alex Wong/Getty Images Jen Psaki on Friday called a Fox News reporter's question "loaded and inaccurate." The reporter, Peter Doocy, had asked whether the White House was spying on Facebook accounts. Psaki rejected the claim, saying that the profiles are public. See more stories on Insider's business page. White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Friday dismissed a Fox News reporter's claim that the Biden administration is "spying" on Fac...
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Labour spent £897.60 on flyers marked with the English flag for the Hartlepool by-election, which it lost

Sir Keir Starmer and Dr Paul Williams in Hartlepool. Ian Forsyth - WPA Pool /Getty Images Exclusive: Official spending returns show Labour spent £897.60 on flyers for St George's Day. The flyers cost it more than its more traditional push to encourage sign-ups for postal voting. Labour lost the by-election, despite spending £8,000 more than the Conservatives. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Labour Party spent nearly £900 on St George's Day flyers emblazoned wit...
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Behind Black Rifle coffee, the 'anti-hipster' answer to Starbucks' 'latte liberals' says sales are surging

"How do you build a cool, kind of irreverent, pro-Second Amendment, pro-America brand in the MAGA era without doubling down on the MAGA movement and also not being called a [expletive] RINO by the MAGA guys?" Black Rifle Coffee Company CEO Evan Hafer told The New York Times. Quinton D. Hapke Photography via Black Rifle Coffee Company Veteran Evan Hafer founded Black Rifle Coffee Company Salt Lake City, Utah in 2014. Hafer said he wants to provide coffee to veterans and what he calls the "p...
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Fauci to Sen. Rand Paul: 'You do not know what you're talking about, quite frankly, and I want to say that officially'

Dr. Anthony Fauci testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on July 20. Stefani Reynolds/Associated Press Dr. Anthony Fauci and Sen. Rand Paul once again butted heads on Tuesday. During a hearing on COVID, Fauci told Paul that the senator didn't know what he was talking about. "If anybody is lying here, senator, it is you," Fauci said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci and Republican Sen. Rand Paul on Tuesday got into ...
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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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