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Fauci says he doesn't want to be a 'Grinch' but warns Thanksgiving dinners will likely drive an uptick in coronavirus cases

"If you're in a situation where you have people who are vulnerable and you really want to be safe with them, you might want to not bring them together into a big dinner or a big gathering," Fauci said. Al Drago/AFP via Getty Images, filadendron/Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci, 79, is not having Thanksgiving dinner with his family this year.  "That doesn't mean everybody should be calling Thanksgiving off," he said, but many should consider it. Both Fauci and the CDC's Dr. Robert Redfie...
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Europe's COVID-19 outbreak is worsening from disaster to catastrophe, as the US scrambles to contain its third wave

French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and US President Donald Trump at the G20 meeting in Hamburg, Germany, in July 2017. JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP via Getty Images Europe's COVID-19 outbreak is rapidly resurging, prompting a flurry of new lockdowns like those seen in the spring. In the last ten days, France, Italy, Germany, Britain, and Sweden have reported new records for daily infections. France and Germany announced second national lockdowns on Wednesday, with It...
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Trump says 'hopefully' states won't be allowed to count ballots after Election Day, which is a normal part of the electoral process

MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump on Wednesday suggested that courts should not allow states to count ballots after Election Day.  "Hopefully, the few states remaining that want to take a lot of time after November 3rd to count ballots, that won't be allowed by the various courts," Trump said at a press conference in Las Vegas.  But results are never finalized on election night and it's a normal part of the electoral process for ballots to be counted days or even wee...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Washington Dc, New York Times, Wisconsin, Las Vegas, Donald Trump, Vermont, Trump, Election 2020, Sen Bernie Sanders


Twitter's moderation policies are in place to protect the integrity of US elections, Jack Dorsey says

PRAKASH SINGH/AFP via Getty Images Jack Dorsey told lawmakers during Senate hearing Wednesday that Twitter's "moderation policies are to protect the conversations and the integrity of the conversations around the elections." Dorsey denied multiple times during the hearing that Twitter has the power to influence elections.  Twitter's rules state that users cannot "use Twitter's services for the purpose of manipulating or interfering in elections or other civic processes." Twitter has recen...
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'It's definitely going to be more violent': A former Facebook content moderator says election results could spark violence, no matter who wins

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Niall Carson/PA Images via Getty Images Viana Ferguson, a former Facebook content moderator, said during a panel hosted by the nonprofit the Real Facebook Oversight Board that users have become more vocal about the "violence they are willing to execute" toward people. Ferguson said there would "definitely" be calls for violence after the election, regardless of the winner.  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will appear before Congress on Wednesday to address a law ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Congress, US, Trends, Getty Images, Ferguson, Biden, Zuckerberg, Trump, Election 2020, Business Insider Facebook, Tech Insider, Content Moderation, Nick Clegg Facebook


Elon Musk reportedly sold Gene Wilder's former estate to Wilder's nephew, and may have financed 95% of the sale

An aerial view of the Gene Wilder house. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images; Pictometry/Los Angeles County Assessor Elon Musk has sold a home that belonged to Gene Wilder to Wilder's nephew, Variety reports. Musk announced earlier this year that he would sell off his houses, but stipulated that Wilder's house could not be torn down.  The house, located in the Bel-Air neighborhood of Los Angeles, was never occupied by Musk — Musk used it to house Ad Astra, the school he launched for hi...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Real Estate, Los Angeles, Trends, Tesla, Getty Images, Vogue, Musk, Hunter, Variety, Bel Air, Wilder, Gene Wilder, Astra, BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI


Biden says he won't return Trump's attacks on his children because 'it's crass' to target a political opponent's family

Former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images; Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden criticized attacking a political candidate's children as "crass." Biden said he had made a "specific decision" to not mention President Donald Trump's children through his campaign, despite the president's repeated criticisms of Hunter Biden's personal history and business relationships.  "Look, I'm running against Donald Trump,...
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President Trump casts a 'very secure vote' for himself in-person in Florida

MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump on Saturday morning cast his early, in-person ballot at an early voting site in West Palm Beach, Florida. The trip would mark Trump's in-person early voting experience in the Sunshine State since switching his residency there from New York in 2019. First Lady Melania Trump did not accompany Trump to the voting site. Trump voted by mail in Florida for two primary elections earlier this year. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, Voting, Trends, Getty Images, Pennsylvania, New York Times, Manhattan, Donald Trump, Pensacola, Trump, Melania Trump, Palm Beach County, Palm Beach, Sunshine State


Trump says that if Biden is elected, seniors will have 'no air conditioning during the summer'

President Donald Trump campaigns in The Villages, Florida. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump said on Friday that Joe Biden's energy plans would result in seniors not having air conditioning in the summer. The president made his comment at The Villages, a sprawling central Florida retirement community dominated by Republicans. Trump is currently underperforming with seniors relative to his first presidential campaign based on multiple national and swing state polls. Tr...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Air Conditioning, America, Trends, Energy industry, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Fossil Fuels, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Election 2020


President Trump says he casted a 'very secure vote' for himself after voting in-person in Florida

MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump on Saturday morning cast his early, in-person ballot at an early voting site in West Palm Beach, Florida. The trip would mark Trump's in-person early voting experience in the Sunshine State since switching his residency there from New York in 2019. First Lady Melania Trump did not accompany Trump to the voting site. Trump voted by mail in Florida for two primary elections earlier this year. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more ...
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President Trump casts a 'very secure vote' for himself after voting in-person in Florida

MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump on Saturday morning cast his early, in-person ballot at an early voting site in West Palm Beach, Florida. The trip would mark Trump's in-person early voting experience in the Sunshine State since switching his residency there from New York in 2019. First Lady Melania Trump did not accompany Trump to the voting site. Trump voted by mail in Florida for two primary elections earlier this year. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, Voting, Trends, Getty Images, Pennsylvania, New York Times, Manhattan, Donald Trump, Pensacola, Trump, Melania Trump, Palm Beach County, Palm Beach, Sunshine State


Four Wall Street businessmen ordered a $2000 bottle of wine, and didn't notice the difference when they received a $18 bottle instead

Mouton Rothschild 1989. Photo by Martin Lengemann/ullstein bild via Getty Images A mix-up led to two tables getting each other's wine order at Balthazar in New York City. Four Wall Street businessmen received an $18 bottle, while a young couple received a bottle that actually cost $2,000. The owner said that the businessmen didn't notice the difference and even praised the cheaper wine. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A mix-up at New York City restaurant Balthazar led t...
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Fauci suggested a face mask mandate and warned that the general public might not get a COVID-19 vaccine until mid-2021

Dr. Anthony Fauci in Washington DC on September 23, 2020. Alex Edelman / AFP via Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci has suggested that face coverings should be made mandatory in the US. "Well, if people are not wearing masks, then maybe we should be mandating it," Fauci told CNN on Friday. He did not say whether this would at a national or state level. Fauci's comments come as the US enters its third, and likely deadliest, coronavirus surge. The infectious-disease expert also gave an update on...
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Snowden has been granted permanent residency in Russia, his lawyer says

Edward Snowden at the 2019 Web Summit conference. Henrique Casinhas/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Edward Snowden, a former US security contractor and whistleblower, has been granted permanent residency in Russia, his lawyer said Thursday. He has been living in Russia since 2013 to escape prosecution in the US after leaking classified documents detailing government surveillance programs. Snowden said last year that he was willing to return to the US if he's guaranteed a fair tria...
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Here are the economic implications of 4 potential US election outcomes, according to Deutsche Bank

Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images; Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images The November presidential election will bring sweeping changes to the outlook for the US economy, according to a Thursday note from Deutsche Bank.Depending on the outcome, the economy could benefit from a wave of more stimulus and increased government spending, or it could be stifled by congressional gridlock.Here are the four potential outcomes of the upcoming election and their respective economic implications, according to De...
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Five things to know about Kristen Welker, the moderator of the final presidential debate between Biden and Trump

NBC News White House Correspondent Kristen Welker. Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images Kristen Welker, a veteran NBC News journalist, will host the final presidential debate on Thursday between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Welker will become the second Black woman to moderate a presidential debate solo. The first was ABC News journalist Carole Simpson during the 1992 election. A Philadelphia native, Welker was an intern at "Today" in 1997 and g...
Tags: Politics, Rachel Maddow, Media, Nbc, California, White House, Massachusetts, Nbc News, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Merck, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Hillary Clinton, Arkansas


FDA should 'under no circumstances' fast-track a COVID-19 vaccine, says patient safety group

Heather Lieberman (L), 28, receives a COVID-19 vaccination from Yaquelin De La Cruz at the Research Centers of America in Hollywood, Florida, on August 13, 2020. CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images "[U]nder no circumstances" should US authorities approve a COVID-19 vaccine without six months of follow-up data on participants in clinical trials, a patient safety nonprofit said Wednesday. Earlier this month, the FDA issued safety guidelines that say vaccine makers should follow clinical tria...
Tags: Science, News, White House, US, Trends, Getty Images, Fda, Vaccine, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, US Food and Drug Administration, Hollywood Florida, L, ECRI, Chandan Khanna, Schabacker


A White House coronavirus task force member says Trump barely meets them anymore, and is only getting updates from Mike Pence and anti-lockdown advisor Scott Atlas instead

President Donald Trump Dr Scott Atlas, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, speaks with President Donald Trump during a COVID-19 coronavirus briefing on Aug. 12. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images A member of the White House coronavirus task force has told NPR that President Donald Trump has not attended a meeting "for quite some time." Dr. Francis Collins said that Trump mainly gets his updates from Vice President Mike Pence and Dr. Scott Atlas, the task force member ...
Tags: Politics, Science, Cdc, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Getty Images, Atlas, News UK, National Institutes of Health, Npr, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Nih, The Washington Post


While doing business between 2013 and 2015 Trump paid $188,561 in taxes to China. He paid $750 in taxes to the US in 2016 and 2017.

US President Donald Trump looks on as he departs a rally at Toledo Express Airport in Swanton, Ohio on September 21, 2020. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump paid more in taxes to China through his business ventures between 2013 and 2015 than he did in the US in the years 2016 and 2017, according to tax records obtained by The New York Times. The tax records reviewed by The Times showed an account controlled by Trump International Hotels Management LLC in China "paid $...
Tags: Politics, Taxes, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty Images, United States, New York Times, The Times, Times, Donald Trump, Trump, Internal Revenue Service, Trump Organization, Garten


While doing business between 2013 and 2015 Trump paid $188,561 in taxes to China. He paid $750 in taxes to the US in 2016 and then 2017.

US President Donald Trump looks on as he departs a rally at Toledo Express Airport in Swanton, Ohio on September 21, 2020. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump paid more in taxes to China through his business ventures between 2013 and 2015 than he did in the US in the years 2016 and 2017, according to tax records obtained by The New York Times. The tax records reviewed by The Times showed an account controlled by Trump International Hotels Management LLC in China "paid $...
Tags: Politics, Taxes, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty Images, United States, New York Times, The Times, Times, Donald Trump, Trump, Internal Revenue Service, Trump Organization, Garten


The Justice Department has filed its antitrust lawsuit against Google

The Justice Department is holding an antitrust announcement later today, apparently confirming a report this morning from The Wall Street Journal that it will publish its long-awaited antitrust lawsuit against Google. The DoJ said it that Jeffrey A. Rosen, deputy Attorney General, will be making a formal speech at 2:45 Eastern today. In the suit, the Justice Department is expected to argue that Google used anticompetitive practices to safeguard its monopoly position as the dominant force in s...
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Phinsider Radio: Dolphins defense dominates in 24-0 win over New York Jets

Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Getty Images “Miami has the Dolphins, the greatest football team....” The Miami Dolphins started the 2020 season a bit sluggish, which was expected given the unusual of
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Mark Zuckerberg reportedly signed off on a Facebook algorithm change that throttled traffic to progressive news sites — and one site says that quiet change cost them $400,00 to $600,000 a year

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg leaving The Merrion Hotel in Dublin after a meeting with politicians to discuss regulation of social media and harmful content in April 2019. Niall Carson/PA Images via Getty Images Mark Zuckerberg signed off on a change to Facebook's algorithm in late 2017 that throttled traffic to progressive news organizations "more than previously planned," following concerns the algorithm change would otherwise disproportionately impact conservative media, according to a n...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Media, Trends, Getty Images, Dublin, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Mother Jones, JEFFREY, Niall Carson, Dreyfuss, Merrion Hotel, Tech Insider, Ben Dreyfuss, Business News Desk


One of Kentucky's largest newspapers endorsed Mitch McConnell challenger Amy McGrath

A $600-a-week boost to unemployment benefits will expire at the end of July. Republican leaders and the White House are in talks about what to do next. Ting Shen/Xinhua via Getty Images The editorial board of the Lexington Herald-Leader, one of Kentucky's largest newspapers, endorsed Amy McGrath over 36-year incumbent Mitch McConnell.  "McConnell purports to care about Kentucky and the country, but time and again, he has chosen the GOP instead," the editorial board stated. Senate Majority ...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Trends, Getty Images, Gop, Mitch McConnell, US Senate, Republican Party, Herald, Mcgrath, Trump, Lexington Herald, McConnell


Trump joked that he'll 'find a way' to fire Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis if he loses the state in November

Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Florida) and President Trump are close political allies. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump said at a rally in Florida that if he did not win the state in November, he would "fire" the state's Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. "You know if we don't win it, I'm blaming the governor," Trump joked. "I'll fire him somehow. I'm going to fire him. I will find a way, anyway." Trump has largely praised the electoral process in GOP-run states while alleging that ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Voting, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Gop, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Nevada, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Election 2020, State, Don


China is practicing unleashing swarms of suicide drones packed with explosives from the backs of trucks

A Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldier at attention in front of a military vehicle Isaac Lawrence/AFP via Getty Images A Chinese defense contractor recently test-launched a swarm of loitering munitions from a light tactical vehicle, and there's a video of the system in action. Loitering munitions, more commonly known as suicide drones, fill a capability gap between cruise missiles and traditional fixed-wing combat drones by lingering over the battlefield. China is not alone i...
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'Mr. Rogers' versus 'someone's crazy uncle': There wasn't a debate on Thursday, but the dueling town hall format played to Joe Biden's strengths

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and President Donald Trump. JIM WATSON,BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden participated in separate town halls on Thursday evening in lieu of a second presidential debate. Trump had a shorter one on NBC with "Today Show" host Savannah Guthrie, while Biden went on for longer on ABC with "Good Morning America" and "This Week" host George Stephanopoulos. The Trump town hall mai...
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'Mr. Rogers' versus 'someone's crazy uncle': There wasn't a debate Thursday, but the dueling-town-hall format played to Joe Biden's strengths

The Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and President Donald Trump. JIM WATSON,BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump and the Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, participated in separate town halls Thursday evening in lieu of a second presidential debate. Trump had a shorter one on NBC with Savannah Guthrie, while Biden went on for longer on ABC with George Stephanopoulos. The Trump town hall focused mainly on the myriad scandals and controversies ar...
Tags: Politics, News, Nbc, Supreme Court, Obama, Abc, Osama Bin Laden, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Analysis, Hillary Clinton, Biden, Donald Trump, George Stephanopoulos


The stock market is sending mixed signals on who will win the presidential election, LPL says

Former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images; Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images The stock market is sending a mixed signal to investors on who will win the presidential election, according to a note from LPL Research.A rising S&P 500 in the three months preceding the election favors Donald Trump to win re-election, while a surge in a basket of stocks including green energy names favors a Joe Biden win."We think it's going to be a lot closer than the...
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Trump used the news of his son Barron's coronavirus infection to call on schools to reopen

Barron Trump with his parents, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump. ERIC BARADAT/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump referenced his son Barron's coronavirus diagnosis while arguing that schools in the US should reopen their campuses. Using incorrect terms at his Wednesday rally in Iowa, Trump said: "Barron Trump, he had the corona-19. He had the China virus, right?" Trump said Barron was asymptomatic and recovered quickly, then added: "It happens. People have it, an...
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