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Leaked Police Docs Show a Lot of Disturbing but Also Dumb Plans Made by the Boogaloo Bois

A recent leak from the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington D.C. reveals ongoing surveillance of right-wing activists in the wake of the deadly Jan. 6th Capitol riot and the lead-up to President Joe Biden’s inauguration. Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Washington, Articles, Joe Biden, National Security, Trumpism, Alt Right, Metropolitan Police Department, Emma Best, QAnon, Distributed Denial Of Secrets, Boogaloo Bois, Boogaloo Movement, Far Right Politics In The United States, Storming Of The United States Capitol

A Space Force Commander was fired after comments made on conservative podcasts about diversity and Marxism

President Donald Trump stands as Chief of Space Operations at US Space Force Gen. John Raymond, second from left, and Chief Master Sgt. Roger Towberman, second from right, hold the United States Space Force flag as it is presented in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, May 15, 2020, in Washington. Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett stands far left. Alex Brandon/AP A commander in the US Space Force was fired for comments made during podcast appearances. Lt. Col. Matthew Loh...
Tags: Science, News, Republicans, Washington, US, America, Trends, Department Of Defense, Cnn, United States, Marxism, New York Times, Pentagon, Air Force, Donald Trump, Defense Department

Fauci: 'If you're vaccinated and outside, put aside your mask'

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a news conference with the coronavirus task force at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. Susan Walsh/AP Photo Dr. Fauci says people vaccinated against COVID-19 don't need to wear masks outside. He said said Americans vaccinated against COVID-19 need to "make that transition." The CDC said last month that vaccinated people can take off their masks at small outdoo...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Washington, White House, Masks, Trends, Speed, Cbs, Anthony Fauci, Fauci, Susan Walsh, Kelly McLaughlin, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID

A luxury DC wine bar is closing ahead of a once-in-a-decade swarm of trillions of 'Brood X' cicadas, which could be louder than a jet plane

tvnewsbadge Little Pearl, a luxury DC wine bar, is closing for a month during an upcoming, rare cicada swarm. Trillions of "Brood X" cicadas emerge from the ground once every 17 years across the eastern US. Little Pearl said the sound, which could be louder than a jet, would "ruin" people's dining experience. See more stories on Insider's business page. A luxury wine bar in Washington, DC, is closing for a month in anticipation of a giant swarm of trillions cicadas across the east...
Tags: Food, Post, New York, Science, Washington, Restaurants, US, West Virginia, Trends, Washington Dc, Retail, Capitol Hill, District Of Columbia, The Washington Post, University Of Maryland, Midwest

A Hacker Gang Has Been Trying to Extort D.C. Police for $4 Million

A ransomware gang, Babuk Locker, has been attempting to extort the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington D.C. for $4 million, but negotiations between the cops and the criminals recently collapsed, leaked documents appear to show. Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Television, Washington, Cops, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Security Breaches, Royal Thai Police, Metropolitan Police Department, Creative Works, Babuk

Fauci said it's 'quite possible' people will continue wearing masks during 'seasonal periods' to prevent the flu

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, adjusts a face mask during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on the federal coronavirus response on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 18, 2021. AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool Face masks might become a "seasonal" item for Americans, Dr. Anthony Fauci said. People may elect to wear them during flu season to prevent transmission. The US had a relatively mild flu seas...
Tags: Science, News, Washington, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Capitol Hill, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Todd, Chuck Todd, Fauci, NBC News Meet the Press, Aylin Woodward, Face Masks, Connor Perrett

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

A huge rocket from China's space-station launch could fall back to Earth totally uncontrolled

A Long March-5B Y2 rocket carrying the core module of China's space station, Tianhe, stands at the launching area of the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site on April 23, 2021. Visual China Group/Getty Images A Chinese rocket stage could fall to Earth totally uncontrolled in the next few days. The rocket, a Long March 5b, just launched the first piece of a new space station China is building. Uncontrolled deorbits like this can rain heavy chunks of rocket on populated areas. See more storie...
Tags: Science, News, Washington, China, New York City, Los Angeles, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Beijing, Chile, European Space Agency, Rockets, Seattle, Rocket Launch, Jones

Trump is desperate to get credit for the COVID-19 vaccines, but his political heartlands are reluctant to actually take them

Jonathan Drake/Reuters; Samantha Lee/Insider Trump has long been anxious to get credit for the COVID-19 vaccines developed during his presidency. But Trump-voting counties show higher rates of vaccine hesitancy, Axios reported. Other factors, such as poverty and lack of vaccine access, could also help explain the correlation. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump makes no secret of wanting to take credit for the existence of COVID-19 vaccines - bu...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Washington, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Gop, New York Times, News UK, Fox News, Pfizer, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters

Fauci says 'kids of any age' should be able to get vaccinated for the coronavirus by the first quarter of 2022

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, adjusts a face mask during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on the federal coronavirus response on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 18, 2021. AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool Dr. Anthony Fauci predicted "kids of any age" will be able to receive a COVID-19 vaccine by 2022. Schools across the country are in the process of reopening for in-person learning. So far, o...
Tags: Health, New York, Science, News, Cdc, Washington, US, Trends, Cnn, United States, Healthcare, Capitol Hill, Vaccine, Anthony Fauci, Fauci, Susan Walsh

The pause on J&J's COVID-19 vaccine will continue for now as CDC advisors gather more information on rare blood clots

Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images An advisory committee for the CDC endorsed keeping the hold on Johnson & Johnson's vaccine in place. The vaccine was pulled from use after at least six cases of a rare type of blood clot were reported in people who received the shot. The group of experts declined to vote on re-introducing the vaccine into the market, saying they need more information. See more stories on Insider's business page. An expert panel that advises the Centers for Disease Co...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, News, Australia, Cdc, Washington, White House, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Public Health, South Africa, Maine, Army, Astrazeneca

Elon Musk's Neuralink could transition from implanting chips in monkeys to humans within the year

Elon Musk, founder and chief engineer of SpaceX speaks at the 2020 Satellite Conference and Exhibition March 9, 2020 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images Elon Musk on Thursday released a video described as showing a monkey playing video games with its mind. Earlier in the year, Musk said Neuralink plans to initiate human trials by the end of the year. In 2019, Musk said it would be testing the AI brain chips on humans by the end of 2020. Visit Business Insider's homepage for mor...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, News, Washington, Trends, Tesla, Ai, Musk, Tech Insider, Twitter Musk, Neuralink, FDA Musk, McNamee Getty Images Elon Musk, Grace Kay

Pfizer's CEO says Trump mentioned the upcoming election when discussing the COVID vaccine

President Donald Trump speaks during an "Operation Warp Speed Vaccine Summit" on the White House complex, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, in Washington. AP Photo/Evan Vucci Pfizer's CEO Dr. Albert Bourla said Trump believed a vaccine would boost his reelection chances. Still, Trump "never pressured me to do anything inappropriate with the vaccine," he said. Trump previously accused Pfizer of withholding its trial results until after the election. See more stories on Insider's business page....
Tags: Politics, Science, Montana, Washington, White House, Trends, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Donald Trump, Trump, Melania Trump, Hahn, Greg Gianforte, Moderna

Biden announces that all US adults will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine by April 19

President Joe Biden delivers remarks about vaccinations, in the State Dining Room of the White House, Tuesday, April 6, 2021, in Washington Evan Vucci/AP Biden announced on Tuesday that all US adults will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine by April 19. About 32% of Americans have received at least one vaccine dose and nearly 19% are fully vaccinated. Biden's goal is for 200 million shots to be administered in his first 100 days. See more stories on Insider's business page. Pr...
Tags: Politics, Science, Washington, White House, Virginia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Chicago, United States, Biden, Kamala Harris, Johnson Johnson, Moderna, Chicago Federation of Labor, Coronavirus

Burnt Chunk of SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Found on a Farmer’s Field in Washington

The failed deorbiting of a SpaceX Falcon 9 second stage late last month produced a spectacular light show over the Pacific Northwest, but the incident resulted in a large part of the rocket crashing onto a farmer’s field.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Washington, Falcon 9, Spaceflight, Pacific Northwest, Falcon, Eric Berger, SpaceX Falcon, Kyle Foreman, StarLink, Rocket Engines, Spacex Launch Vehicles, Spacex Reusable Launch System Development Program, Falcon 9 Block 5, Composite Overwrapped Pressure Vessel

A piece of burning debris from a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket crashed down on a Washington state farm, authorities said

The debris, which was found in eastern Washington State. Grant County Sheriff’s Office A piece of burning SpaceX rocket debris landed on a man's farm in eastern Washington State. It was part of the second stage of a Falcon 9 rocket, which was found after a launch on March 25. The debris left a 4-inch dent in the ground but no one was hurt, authorities said. See more stories on Insider's business page. A piece of burning rocket debris seen streaking across the Pacific Northwest sk...
Tags: Space, Spacex, National Weather Service, Science, Washington, US, Trends, Tech, Earth, Seattle, Pacific Northwest, Falcon, SpaceX Falcon, Grant County, Tri City Herald, Foreman

Time to go clothes shopping. How I lost 35 pounds during the COVID pandemic.

DC bureau chief Darren Samuelsohn in March 2020 and again in March 2021. He lost 35 pounds between the two pictures. Darren Samuelsohn I lost 35 pounds during the pandemic while starting a new job as Insider's DC bureau chief. The weight probably wouldn't have come off had I not first gotten an intestinal infection common for people in their 40s. A nutritionist helped me stop eating sugar, carbs, and fats and instead choose healthier options. Visit the Business section of Insider f...
Tags: Politics, Science, Washington, Life, Politico, America, Trends, Earth, Weight Loss, Washington Dc, Healthcare, Dc, Chicago Cubs, Clinton, Insider, Trump

Trump's CDC director is perpetuating baseless claims that the coronavirus escaped from a Wuhan lab

Robert Redfield speaks while Donald Trump listens during the daily briefing of the coronavirus task force at the White House on April 22, 2020, in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Robert Redfield, who led the CDC under Trump, said he thinks the coronavirus escaped from a Wuhan lab. "It's not unusual" for pathogens being studied in a lab to infect workers, he told CNN. After a month-long investigation in Wuhan, the WHO concluded a lab leak was "extremely unlikely." See more sto...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, Washington, White House, China, US, Trends, Cnn, Who, World Health Organization, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

Biden sets a new goal of the US administering 200 million vaccine shots in his first 100 days

President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, March 25, 2021, in Washington AP Photo/Evan Vucci President Biden set a new goal of administering 200 million vaccine doses in his first 100 days. The United States has administered over 130 million doses as of Wednesday, according to the CDC. Over a quarter of Americans have been partially vaccinated and 14% have been fully vaccinated. See more stories on Insider's business page. Durin...
Tags: Politics, Science, Cdc, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Merck, Joe Biden, United States, New York Times, Pfizer, Vaccines, Biden, Johnson Johnson, East Room

Montana governor given warning after trapping and killing a Yellowstone wolf

Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., speaks during the 2017 Capitol Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Washington. Associated Press/Andrew Harnik Montana's governor was given a warning after he killed a Yellowstone wolf outside the park last month. Greg Gianforte had not completed a state-mandated certification course before trapping the wolf. A spokesperson for the governor said he immediately rectified the mistake and signed up...
Tags: Politics, Science, Montana, Washington, Trends, Hunting, Parks, Yellowstone, Rockies, Yellowstone National Park, Wolf, Robert Smith, Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks, Gianforte, Greg Gianforte, Boise State Public Radio

Sen. Rand Paul accused Dr. Fauci of 'theater' and wearing masks 'for show' after being vaccinated

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, adjusts a face mask during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on the federal coronavirus response on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 18, 2021. AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool Sen. Rand Paul accused Dr. Fauci of "theater" and wearing masks "for show" at a Thursday hearing. The two sparred over whether people who have been infected with COVID-19 need to wear masks. ...
Tags: Politics, New York, Science, California, Washington, Senate, Virginia, Trends, Gop, United States, South Africa, Rand Paul, Capitol Hill, Biden, Tim Kaine, Anthony Fauci

John Kerry was pictured on a plane with no mask, and American Airlines said he shouldn't have taken it off

US climate envoy John Kerry in Paris in March 2021. MARTIN BUREAU/AFP via Getty Images A passenger photographed John Kerry on an American Airlines flight without a mask. The passenger told Fox News he took it off after boarding but wore it for most of the flight. Kerry said if he removed it, he only did so briefly, but American said it is "looking into" it. See more stories on Insider's business page. John Kerry, the former US secretary of state and President Joe Biden's climate ...
Tags: Transportation, Politics, Science, Washington, Boston, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Paris, News UK, Fox News, John Kerry, Biden, Kerry, American, American Airlines

'By-the-wind sailor' jellies wash ashore in massive numbers after warmer winters

Thanks to 20 years of observations from thousands of citizen scientists, University of Washington researchers have discovered distinct patterns in the mass strandings of by-the-wind sailors, also called Velella velella. Specifically, large strandings happened simultaneously from the northwest tip of Washington south to the Mendocino coast in California, and in years when winters were warmer than usual.
Tags: Science, California, Washington, University of Washington, Mendocino Coast, Velella

New study predicts changing Lyme disease habitat across the West Coast

The findings of a recent analysis conducted by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, suggest that ecosystems suitable for harboring ticks that carry debilitating Lyme disease could be more widespread than previously thought in California, Oregon and Washington. Bolstering the research were the efforts of an army of "citizen scientists" who collected and submitted 18,881 ticks over nearly three years.
Tags: Science, Washington, West Coast, Translational Genomics Research Institute TGen, City of Hope, California Oregon

Opioid overdoses in the US are surging, and it's hitting the people most vulnerable to the pandemic

This illustration image shows tablets of opioid painkiller Oxycodon delivered on medical prescription taken on September 18, 2019 in Washington, DC. Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images Opioid overdoses have surged throughout the pandemic, reaching a record last year. The rise significantly impacted communities already vulnerable to the pandemic. Latino and Black communities across the US are recording higher rises in overdose deaths. See more stories on Insider's business page. Opioid...
Tags: Science, Maryland, Washington, Boston, Nbc News, US, Trends, Deaths, Philadelphia, Npr, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Afp, American Medical Association, Casa Esperanza, Opioids, Eric Baradat

Biden promises 100 million COVID-19 shots and 100 million stimulus checks in the next 10 days

President Joe Biden speaks about the COVID-19 relief package in the State Dining Room of the White House, Monday, March 15, 2021, in Washington Patrick Semansky/AP Biden pledged to get 100 million shots in arms and 100 million checks in pockets in the next 10 days. As of March 12, the US has already administered 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses. $1,400 stimulus checks from the American Rescue Plan are starting to hit Americans' bank accounts. See more stories on Insider's busin...
Tags: Politics, Science, Congress, Cdc, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Economy, Vaccines, Biden, Donald Trump, Gene Sperling, Stimulus, Irs

As the US vaccine rollout ramps up, here's who's next in line: younger adults, restaurant employees, and grocery workers

A woman receives a COVID-19 vaccine at a newly-opened vaccination site in Los Angeles, California on March 1. Al Seib / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images President Joe Biden has directed states to make vaccines available to all adults by May 1. Many states are still prioritizing shots for teachers and the elderly. Some states will start vaccinating younger age groups and restaurant workers soon. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden has directed states to ma...
Tags: Utah, Florida, Science, News, Colorado, Cdc, Montana, Washington, US, Alabama, West Virginia, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Indiana, Pennsylvania

Researchers study public comments on orca conservation to aid future protection efforts

Oregon State University researchers analyzed more than 17,000 public comments focused on orca conservation in the state of Washington and found that the most common emotional sentiments were trust, anticipation and fear.
Tags: Science, Washington, Oregon State University

Gov. Ron DeSantis said 'any type of lockdown' in Florida is 'insane,' despite Biden's warning of possibly reinstating restrictions

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. oe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/Tribune News Service via Getty Images Gov. Ron DeSantis said there would be no lockdowns in the state of Florida. His remarks run contrary to President Joe Biden's warning one day earlier that the US might "have to reinstate restrictions" if the public isn't vigilant. "To even contemplate doing any type of lockdown, honestly it's insane," DeSantis said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Florida Gov. Ron DeS...
Tags: Health, Florida, Politics, Science, Washington, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Who, Getty, Biden, Hopkins, Ron DeSantis, DeSantis, Biden Administration

The 4 things the US is doing wrong in the fight against COVID-19, and what we should be doing instead

Business Insider Chris Duncan, whose 75 year old mother Constance died from COVID on her birthday, photographs a COVID Memorial Project installation of 20,000 American flags on the National Mall as the United States counted 200,000 lives lost in the COVID-19 pandemic, September 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images We've been living pandemic life for a year now. Insider has identified 4 ways we could be living with COVID-19 better, right now. Safer travel, savv...
Tags: Travel, Science, News, Washington, Masks, Brown University, US, Trends, Nasa, Features, Public Health, United States, National Mall, Biden, Anthony Fauci, Constance

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