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Arkansas passed 2 of the most brutal laws targeting trans kids in the US. These pro-LGBTQ companies pumped hundreds of thousands of dollars to the lawmakers behind it.

Insider discovered many of the key financial backers of the Arkansas legislators who sponsored anti-trans laws are companies that are publicly pro-LGBT. Walmart; AT&T; McDonald's; ExxonMobil; State Farm; Samantha Lee/Insider Arkansas legislators recently passed the most restrictive laws in the nation against trans children. Insider investigated the campaign finance records of all 22 lawmakers who sponsored the legislation. Several visibly LGBT-friendly companies, or PACs representing t...
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Arkansas passed 2 of the most brutal laws targeting trans kids in the US. These pro-LGBT companies pumped hundreds of thousands of dollars to the lawmakers behind it.

Insider discovered many of the key financial backers of the Arkansas legislators who sponsored anti-trans laws are companies that are publicly pro-LGBT. Walmart; AT&T; McDonald's; ExxonMobil; State Farm; Samantha Lee/Insider Arkansas legislators recently passed the most restrictive laws in the nation against trans children. Insider investigated the campaign finance records of all 22 lawmakers who sponsored the legislation. Several visibly LGBT-friendly companies, or PACs representing t...
Tags: Politics, News, Instagram, Senate, Lgbt, US, Mike Malone, Trends, Legislation, ExxonMobil, Merck, Walmart, Arkansas, House, Retail, PAC


A former US lawmaker known as 'Putin's favorite congressman" marched to the Capitol on January 6

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) speaks during a House Foreign Affairs Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats Subcommittee hearing. Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters A former California congressman participated in the January 6 march to the Capitol that preceded the insurrection. Internet detectives identified Dana Rohrabacher in video footage from the scene earlier this month. Rohrabacher told the Portland Press Herald he discouraged his fellow protesters from entering the building. See more stories...
Tags: Japan, Politics, Putin, Congress, California, Russia, US, Trends, Maine, House, House Of Representatives, Trump, Capitol, Portland Press Herald, Dana Rohrabacher, Rohrabacher


A former top staffer in AOC's office said he left his position earlier this year because he 'couldn't afford the job'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., questions Postmaster General Louis DeJoy during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on slowdowns at the Postal Service ahead of the November elections on Capitol Hill in Washington,DC on August 24, 2020. Photo by TOM WILLIAMS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images A former AOC staffer said he left his position earlier this year because of low pay among Congressional staffers. In a Monday letter, the New York lawmaker called for a budget increase in orde...
Tags: Politics, New York, Congress, America, Trends, Living Wage, Getty Images, Washington Dc, House, Capitol Hill, Postal Service, Aoc, Hill, Congressional, House Committee, Rosa DeLauro


Photos show Joe Biden meeting Queen Elizabeth for the first time as president

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (R) speaks with US President Joe Biden and US First Lady Jill Biden and leaders of the G7 during a reception at The Eden Project in south west England on June 11, 2021. Photo by JACK HILL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images President Joe Biden and Queen Elizabeth II met and chatted at a G7 reception in Cornwall on Friday. The monarch has met 13 sitting US Presidents since she took the throne in 1953. First lady Jill Biden and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton also...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Wales, Angela Merkel, Nbc News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Britain, United States, Italy, Cambridge, Cornwall, Kate Middleton, Boris Johnson


The 'shocking' arrest of a Belarusian dissident aboard a Ryanair flight marks a pattern of authoritarianism from 'Europe's last dictator'

Roman Protasevich and Alexander Lukashenko. AP Photo/Sergei Grits/Sergei Sheleg/BelTA Pool Photo via AP, File Belarusian authorities last month diverted a passenger flight in order to arrest a 26-year-old activist. The move shocked the international community, but experts said the step "falls within a certain pattern" for President Alexander Lukashenko. As the autocrat doubles down in the aftermath, experts say international attention and action are more important than ever. Visit Inside...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Greece, Putin, Vladimir Putin, North Korea, US, International, Trends, Eu, European Union, West, United States, New York Times, Ryanair, Poland


A third member of a prestigious FDA panel has resigned over the approval of a controversial new Alzheimer's drug

Atthapon Raksthaput/Shutterstock A third member of an FDA expert panel has resigned over the agency's accelerated approval of a new Alzheimer's drug. The committee voted against approving the treatment. The FDA isn't required to follow the panel's recommendation but usually does. Aduhelm failed one of its late-stage clinical trials and didn't produce conclusive results in another trial. See more stories on Insider's business page. A third member of a Food and Drug...
Tags: Science, News, US, Trends, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Alzheimer's, Fda, Mayo Clinic, Cnbc, Harvard Medical School, Biogen, Washington University in St Louis, Aaron Kesselheim, Knopman, Kesselheim


Longtime Trump aide Jason Miller leaving role to lead tech company that could become a new Trump platform

Jason Miller, Senior Adviser to the Trump 2020 re-election campaign, appears for the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump in the Senate, at the Capitol in Washington, on Feb. 9, 2021. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File Trump spokesperson Jason Miller is leaving his day-to-day role with the former president. He's taking over as chief executive officer of a tech company start up. The company is developing a social media platform that Trump is considering using after being...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Washington, Senate, Trends, Social Media, Platform, Donald Trump, Miller, Trump, Capitol, Tech Startup, Jason Miller, Tech Insider, Longtime Trump, Original Reporting


A COVID-19 outbreak closed a hotel where some members of the G7 delegation and media are staying in Cornwall

The Pedn Olva Hotel is seen, after it was closed due to a guest contracting coronavirus disease (COVID-19), during the G7 leaders summit, in St Ives, Cornwall, Britain, June 10, 2021. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez A COVID-19 outbreak shut down a hotel one mile from the G7 summit where world leaders are gathering. The Pedn Olva hotel in St. Ives was hosting the German delegation's security detail, Sky News reported. Most Cornwall hotels are fully booked for the summit, which begins Friday. See...
Tags: Japan, Politics, England, Science, News, Germany, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Bbc, Cornwall, Cbs, Outbreak, St Ives, Sky News


A federal judge denied a Capitol riot suspect's claim that his health was getting worse in jail, and kept him inside

A picture of Christopher Worrell released by the FBI. FBI Christopher Worrell, a member of the Proud Boys, was charged in March with joining the Capitol riot. Worrell, who has non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, asked to be freed from jail, saying he was being denied adequate treatment. A judge denied the request Wednesday and said Worrell's medical conditions had not worsened. See more stories on Insider's business page. A federal judge has said that a Capitol riot suspect who claims his ...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Politics, Trends, Fbi, Washington Dc, News UK, US District Court, Justice Department, Capitol Police, Capitol, Hodgkin, Worrell, Naples Florida, Royce Lamberth, Beryl Howell


Developer of Keystone XL oil project abandons pipeline

UA Pipefitters work on construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. AP TC Energy Corp announced they would cancel the Keystone XL pipeline Wednesday. The move comes months after President Joe Biden revoked a key permit for the pipeline. The move is a win for environmentalists who have opposed the project for a decade. See more stories on Insider's business page. Environmentalists secured a win on Wednesday when Canada's TC Energy Corp and the Albertan provincial government announced...
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OAN correspondent who is covering the Arizona election audit has been aiding the effort since at least December, documents show

A reporter with One America News Network works at a campaign rally with President Donald Trump on September 25, 2020 in Newport News, Virginia. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Christina Bobb, a correspondent for the far-right news network OAN, has been both covering the Arizona election audit and fundraising for the effort. Bobb was aiding AZ Senate Republicans with the effort as early as December, according to new documents. The controversial recount is winding down, with reports that auditors...
Tags: Politics, Senate, Virginia, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Cnn, Pennsylvania, Gop, Alaska, Arizona, Wisconsin, Biden, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani


GOP state senators in Pennsylvania started lobbying for an election audit back in December: WaPo

Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, center, speaks to supporters of President Donald Trump as they demonstrate outside the Pennsylvania State Capitol, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Harrisburg, Pa., after Democrat Joe Biden defeated Trump to become 46th president of the United States. Julio Cortez/Associated Press GOP senators in Pennsylvania lobbied for 2020 election audits in December, The Washington Post reported. At least one county accepted the offer and submitted to a rec...
Tags: Post, Politics, Maryland, Republicans, Washington Post, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Gop, Arizona, Biden, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, County, Trump


More than 130 justice organizations urge Biden to fulfill campaign promise of ending solitary confinement

A protective custody cell in the county jail in Clearwater, Florida. AP Photo/Pinellas County Sheriff's Office During his campaign, Biden vowed to overhaul "inhumane" prison practices, like solitary confinement. Now, more than 130 social justice organizations are calling on the president to fulfill his pledge. In a letter sent to the administration this month, activists urged the president to "end the pain." See more stories on Insider's business page. As the Biden administration ...
Tags: Politics, White House, Nbc News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, The Times, Department Of Justice, Biden, Criminal Justice, Prison Reform, Kamala Harris, Congressional, Customs Enforcement, Solitary Confinement, Clearwater Florida


Trump demands China pay $10 trillion of 'reparations' to US for damage caused by COVID-19

Former U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the NCGOP state convention on June 5, 2021 in Greenville, North Carolina Melissa Sue Gerrits/Getty Images Trump demanded that China pay $10 trillion in "reparations" to the US during a speech on Saturday night. The former president urged countries that owe money to China to cancel their debts as "down payment" on reparations. He said that he blames China for the damage caused by COVID-19, and cited the lab-leak theory. See more stories on Inside...
Tags: Politics, News, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, News UK, Donald Trump, Wuhan, Trump, National Intelligence, Reparations, Stephen Miller, Tom Porter, Aylin Woodward, Sonam Sheth


Colleague of detained Belarusian dissident said he and Roman Protasevich talked about digital security preparations prior to arrest but 'neglected' physical security

Roman Protasevich former editor in chief of the Nexta Telegram and youtube channel initiator covering the Belarusian protests, speaking during a rally in Gdansk, Poland on 31 August 2020. Photo by Michal Fludra/NurPhoto via Getty Images Roman Protasevich made preparations to protect his digital security before he was detained last month. But a friend said the young dissident did not predict that the Lukashenko regime would take such a drastic step. Franak Viačorka, a colleague of Protasev...
Tags: Politics, Greece, International, Trends, Ryanair, Athens, Poland, Belarus, Lithuania, Vilnius, KGB, Minsk, Alexander Lukashenko, Lukashenko, Gdansk Poland, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya


A single wildfire last summer destroyed at least 10% of the world's giant sequoia trees, a new report found

In this April 22, 2021, photo provided by Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, fire scientists make measurements and assessments of a giant sequoia tree following the 2020 Castle Fire that burned within Sequoia National Park, Calif. Tony Caprio/Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks via AP A massive California wildfire last summer destroyed more than 10% of the world's giant Sequoia trees A new report obtained by the Visalia Times-Delta determined that the event was caused by climate ...
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The 'shocking' arrest of a Belarusian dissident sparked international condemnation, but it falls into a 'pattern' of ongoing authoritarianism from Alexander Lukashenko

A prominent opponent of Belarus' authoritarian president Roman Protasevich attends an opposition rally in Minsk, Belarus, Sunday, March 25, 2012. AP Photo Belarusian authorities last month diverted a passenger flight in order to arrest a 26-year-old activist. The move shocked the international community, but experts said the step "falls within a certain pattern" for President Alexander Lukashenko. As the autocrat doubles down in the aftermath, experts say international attention and a...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Greece, Putin, Vladimir Putin, North Korea, US, International, Trends, Eu, European Union, West, United States, New York Times, Ryanair, Poland


Belarusian dissident Roman Protasevich praises the country's leader on state TV days after authorities pulled him off a flight

Belarus police detain journalist Roman Protasevich in Minsk, Belarus, Sunday, March 26, 2017. Dozens protestors were detained during attempt to rally in downtown Minsk. AP Photo/Sergei Grits Detained blogger Roman Protasevich praised Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko on state TV Thursday. The 26-year-old faces terrorism charges after he was pulled off a diverted Ryanair flight forced to land in Minsk. Protasevich's parents have previously said they believe their son is being tort...
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With Trump focused on election recounts, here are the ongoing attempts by GOP officials to 'review' the 2020 election results

Protestors in support of former President Donald Trump gather outside Veterans Memorial Coliseum where Ballots from the 2020 general election wait to be counted on May 1, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo by Courtney Pedroza/Getty Images Republicans and Trump loyalists nationwide are still pushing for reviews of the 2020 election. Recounts or audits likely won't unearth new information, but calls for reexaminations are growing. From rural Michigan to sunny San Luis Obispo, recount fever ...
Tags: Post, Florida, Politics, Congress, California, Washington Post, Senate, Nbc News, US, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Ap, Cnn, Gop


Arizona's top elections official Katie Hobbs announces run for governorship amid ongoing election audit

In this Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, file photo, Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs removes her face mask as she addresses the members of Arizona's Electoral College prior to them casting their votes, in Phoenix. Ross D. Franklin/AP Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, a Democrat, will run for governor in 2022, she announced Wednesday. The top elections official in the state has gained national attention in the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election. Hobbs is an outspoken critic ...
Tags: Politics, Senate, Trends, Gop, Arizona, Hobbs, Phoenix, State, Governor, Doug Ducey, Mark Brnovich, Maricopa County, Secretary Of State, Arizona s Senate, Katie Hobbs, Arizona s Electoral College


Observers of the Arizona audit say they were mocked over shirt color and witnessed software malfunctions, security violations, and personnel issues with the controversial GOP-led ballot count

Maricopa County ballots cast in the 2020 general election are examined and recounted by contractors working for Florida-based company, Cyber Ninjas, Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix. The audit, ordered by the Arizona Senate, has the U.S. Department of Justice saying it is concerned about ballot security and potential voter intimidation arising from the unprecedented private recount of the 2020 presidential election results. Matt York/AP Observers of the ongoin...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Montana, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Arizona, Trump, Phoenix, State, U S Department of Justice, Bennett, Maricopa County Arizona, Maricopa County, Arizona Senate


A Capitol Riot attendee is auctioning off signed photos of himself in Pelosi's office on January 6 to fundraise for his legal defense

A supporter of US President Donald Trump sits inside the office of US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi as he protest inside the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 6, 2021 SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Richard "Bigo" Barnett was photographed in Speaker Pelosi's office during the Jan. 6 Capitol attack. Now, the Capitol riot attendee is sending supporters a signed version of the infamous photo to raise money. A fundraising website in Barnett's name details is asking "patriotic" s...
Tags: Politics, US, America, Trends, Arkansas, Washington Dc, House, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Richard, Doj, Barnett, Justice Department, Capitol, Pelosi, US Capitol


Here are the ongoing attempts by state and local GOP officials to 'review' the 2020 election results

Protestors in support of former President Donald Trump gather outside Veterans Memorial Coliseum where Ballots from the 2020 general election wait to be counted on May 1, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo by Courtney Pedroza/Getty Images Republicans and Trump loyalists nationwide are still pushing for reviews of the 2020 election. Recounts or audits likely won't unearth new information, but calls for reexaminations are growing. From rural Michigan to sunny San Luis Obispo, recount fever ...
Tags: Post, Florida, Politics, Congress, California, Washington Post, Senate, Nbc News, US, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Ap, Cnn, Gop


More than half of all Americans have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine

An Ohio resident receives the COVID-19 vaccine in March 2021. Stephen Zenner/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images More than half of all Americans are partially vaccinated as of Friday, according to CDC data. 62.2% of all US adults are partially vaccinated, and more than 40% of all Americans are fully vaccinated. Pre-pandemic norms in the US are starting to return as vaccinations continue to increase. See more stories on Insider's business page. A majority of all Americans have rec...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Ohio, Pfizer, Vaccine, Johnson Johnson, Moderna, Centers for Disease and Control, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Covid-19 Vaccine, Getty Images More, Stephen Zenner


Biden's 90-day deadline for virus origins spurred by 'unexamined intelligence': NYT

President Joe Biden speaks at the White House. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Earlier this week, Biden announced a revived push to determine the origins of the coronavirus. The 3-month probe was prompted by a mine of unexamined intelligence, according to The White House hopes the efforts will press US allies to probe their sources in China. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden's Wednesday push for the intelligence community to "redouble their efforts...
Tags: Politics, Science, White House, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Intelligence, Beijing, The Times, World Health Organization, Biden, Wuhan, Intelligence agency, Afp, Origins


QAnon Shaman's lawyer argues that his shirtlessness on Jan. 6 is evidence of his 'mental vulnerabilities'

Jacob Chansley, also known as the QAnon Shaman, inside the Capitol on January 6. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images A lawyer for the QAnon Shaman filed a new pretrial release motion for the Arizona native on Wednesday. In it, attorney Albert Watkins argues that his client's mental health is deteriorating. Watkins also claims that the defendant helped "protect" law enforcement during the Capitol riot. See more stories on Insider's business page. A lawyer for Jacob Angeli Chansley, a...
Tags: Politics, Trends, Washington Dc, Arizona, Capitol, Watkins, McNamee Getty, Royce Lamberth, Albert Watkins, Capitol Riot, Capitol Attack, Jacob Chansley, Chansley, QAnon Shaman, Erin Snodgrass, Jacob Angeli Chansley


Arizona GOP legislators votes to strip powers from the Democratic secretary of state after she slammed the state's GOP-led 2020 election audit

In this Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, file photo, Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs removes her face mask as she addresses the members of Arizona's Electoral College prior to them casting their votes, in Phoenix. AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File Republicans in Arizona's state legislature voted Tuesday to strip the Democratic Secretary of State of election powers. The move comes one day after Katie Hobbs slammed the GOP-led 2020 election audit happening in Maricopa County. The measure ...
Tags: Politics, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, House, Arizona, Hobbs, Republican, Biden, Donald Trump, Ross, Trump, Phoenix, Democratic, Election 2020


A former GOP activist in Palm Beach County has been charged in connection with the Capitol riot after she posted about it on Facebook

In this Jan. 6, 2021 file photo rioters supporting President Donald Trump storm the Capitol in Washington. AP Photo A woman in Florida was arrested and charged after her January 6 Facebook posts caught the FBI's attention. Jody Tagaris was identified at the Capitol riot by one of her coworkers and an anonymous tipster. According to court documents, her own posts and cell phone data also helped investigators build a case. See more stories on Insider's business page. A former promi...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Politics, Washington, US, Trends, Fbi, Gop, Washington Dc, Department Of Justice, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Trump, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Capitol


YouTube said it removed 2 ads featuring videos of Belarus hostages' admission videos: report

Screenshot from a video of the journalist Roman Protasevich released by Belarusian authorities on May 24, 2021. Via Hanna Liubakova/Twitter YouTube took action against a pro-Belarus channel for inappropriate ads this week, according to The account's ads used footage from Roman Protasevich's confession video released by Belarusian authorities. Protasevich's father told Reuters on Tuesday his son's statements seem coerced. See more stories on Insider's business page. Y...
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