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From dreams of the presidency to 'Flyin' Ted': How Ted Cruz became the most ridiculed senator in US politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) walks out of a meeting room for the lawyers of former President Donald Trump and back to the Senate floor in Washington, DC, on February 12, 2021. Jabin Botsford - Pool/Getty Images Once touted as the next president, Ted Cruz is now one of the most controversial people in Congress. The senator is back in the spotlight after taking a trip to Mexico during a deadly winter storm. Scroll down to read more about the life and career of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Visit the Business...
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New York district attorney reportedly obtains Trump's financial records – live

Millions of pages of documents receivedFauci urges ‘if a vaccine is available, regardless of which one, take it’California sites see misuse of codes meant to prioritize POCAt least 400 US healthcare workers have died of Covid since DecemberSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 3.25pm GMT The Guardian’s Nina Lakhani reports:Latino and Black Americans continue to be vaccinated against Covid at the lowest rate despite political promises to redress inequalities, new analys...
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Australia politics live: AFP warns Scott Morrison about delays in reporting alleged criminal conduct

NSW, Victoria and Tasmania join Queensland in suspending quarantine-free travel from Auckland after the city reported three new local Covid casesMan accused of raping Brittany Higgins returned to Parliament HouseDutton says police told him about rape allegation days before story brokeFollow our global coronavirus live blog 2.22am GMT Former UK prime minister Gordon Brown has retracted a claim in a review he wrote for the Guardian, that Kevin Rudd had to be physically restrained at a 2009 cli...
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Biden signs order to protect US supply chains as Moderna announces progress on vaccine updates – live

Biden order aims to prepare for future crises similar to pandemicModerna sends NIH batch that targets variant identified in South AfricaManhattan district attorney reportedly subpoenas Bannon’s financial recordsManchin to support Haaland, likely ensuring confirmationSenate postpones vote on Neera Tanden confirmationSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 11.11pm GMT California lawmakers are fighting to protect thousands of residents from deportation with new legislation ...
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Thousands of UK language students left in limbo as Brexit hits travel plans

Universities say they have received inadequate guidance on red tape and costs for academic years abroad Thousands of UK students hoping to spend the year abroad are caught in limbo after facing major disruption to their travel plans due to post-Brexit red tape and costs, in respect of which universities say they received inadequate guidance from the government.Coordinators of academic years abroad who spoke to the Guardian said there had been limited information from the Foreign Office ahead of ...
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Revealed: 6,500 migrant workers have died in Qatar as it gears up for World Cup

Guardian analysis indicates shocking figure likely to be an underestimate, as preparations for 2022 tournament continueMore than 6,500 migrant workers from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have died in Qatar since it won the right to host the World Cup 10 years ago, the Guardian can reveal.The findings, compiled from government sources, mean an average of 12 migrant workers from these five south Asian nations have died each week since the night in December 2010 when the streets o...
Tags: India, Football, Qatar, Sport, World news, Middle East and North Africa, South and Central Asia, Migration, Nepal, World Cup, Global development, World Cup 2022, Bangladesh, Guardian, Doha, Sri Lanka


Rights and freedom – a Guardian series

About our new coverage, which aims to focus attention on human rights around the world The journalism in this series gives a voice to those whose rights or freedoms have been removed, undermined or put at risk. It focuses on human rights abuses and gains, and potential for change. It is supported, in part, through a grant to theguardian.org by Humanity United, a US-based foundation dedicated to bringing new approaches to global problems that have long been considered intractable.All of the journ...
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Texas storm: political tensions boil over as vast power outages continue – live

Ted Cruz reportedly flies to Cancún as Texans freeze in the darkTexas power outages continue as 100m on winter weather alertPelosi: House will vote on Covid relief package by end of next weekBiden’s offer to work with Republicans faces test on Covid reliefSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 5.17pm GMT In case you missed it this morning: the number of initial weekly jobless claims in the US rose to 861,000 last week, the labor department announced.The number represent...
Tags: Texas, Republicans, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, House, Ted Cruz, Guardian, Biden, Kamala Harris, Cancun, Daniel Strauss


Guardian Media Group Says Deeply Concerned by Facebook Move in Australia

LONDON (Reuters) - Guardian Media Group, a British media company which owns the Guardian newspaper, said on Thursday it was deeply concerned by...
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UK watchdogs say people with learning disabilities have been given inappropriate 'do not resuscitate' orders for COVID-19

Medical workers bring a patient out of an ambulance outside Royal London Hospital, in London, Britain, January 15, 2021. In the UK, people with learning disabilities may be receiving "do not attempt to resuscitate" orders (DNARs) without their consent. A watchdog group is investigating reports of such "inappropriate" orders during the pandemic. A charity said it was still receiving word of nonconsensual DNARs in January, The Guardian reported on Saturday. Visit the Business section of In...
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Coronavirus live news: Heathrow says 'significant gaps' remain over UK quarantine policy; Oxford vaccine to be tested on children from six years old

Coronavirus R number falls below 1 in UK; Cuomo faces calls to resign amid allegations of hiding nursing home deaths; High-risk groups missed off UK’s vaccine priority list. Follow the latest updates liveChildren as young as six to be tested for Oxford vaccine efficacyFewer than a third of UK doctors feel protected from Covid at work – pollA very dangerous epoch’: historians try to make sense of CovidCharities urge clarity over who qualifies for next UK vaccine waveAustralian Open: fans shut out...
Tags: UK, Science, World news, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Oxford, Heathrow, Guardian, Cuomo, Kwazulu Natal, Eastern Cape province, Coronavirus, Molly Blackall, COVID, Northern Cape 46


The Pfizer vaccine could be effective against the 2 most dangerous COVID-19 variants, according to new data

The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine demonstrated 95% efficacy in preventing COVID-19 in December, 2020. Dado Ruvic/Reuters The Pfizer vaccine triggers a strong response against two prominent COVID-19 variants, per a new study. The variants — first found in the UK and South Africa — led to fears that vaccines might not work on them. The study appears to rebut that theory, but the results are preliminary and not yet peer-reviewed.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The Pfizer v...
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Trump impeachment: Senate trial to hear second day of prosecution evidence – live updates

Senate will reconvene at noon for second day of prosecution evidenceDemocrats use Trump’s wide-open multimedia trail against himFive shocking videos from the Capitol attack shown at trialBiden orders sanctions on Myanmar generals, has call with XiSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 10.35am GMT Ed Pilkington has interviewed Congresswoman and Jonestown survivor Jackie Speier for us. She says “Trump is a political cult leader”:“Jim Jones was a religious cult leader, Don...
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US Senate votes Trump impeachment trial is constitutional and will proceed – as it happened

Senate votes 56-44, with six Republicans joining Democrats Trump lawyers improvise after being caught off-guard by impeachment managersImpeachment managers play videos from Capitol insurrectionAnalysis: Democrats use trial to show sometimes symbolism is the pointSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 12.55am GMT From Joan E Greve and me: Related: Trump impeachment: Senate votes to proceed with trial 12.40am GMT Want more background on the impeachment trial and w...
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Revealed: UK Covid contact tracers working from abroad

Caseworkers made to turn on ‘geo-tracking’ over concerns about personal data leaving UKCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSome contact tracers working on the UK’s test and trace system are thought to have been working from abroad, the Guardian has learned, with one company resorting to tracking its employees’ locations.Intelling, hired through outsourcing firm Serco and employing about 500 staff members, makes its workers turn on “geo-tracking” owing to concerns that som...
Tags: UK, Science, Biology, Serco, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Guardian, Coronavirus, Intelling


Royals vetted more than 1,000 laws via Queen’s consent

Exclusive: secretive procedure used to review laws ranging from Brexit trade deal to inheritance and land policy More than 1,000 laws have been vetted by the Queen or Prince Charles through a secretive procedure before they were approved by the UK’s elected members of parliament, the Guardian has established.The huge number of laws subject to royal vetting cover matters ranging from justice, social security, pensions, race relations and food policy through to obscure rules on car parking charges...
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Which of the Rejected Names for Space Force Members Should've Made the Cut?

The Biden administration is doing what it can to rapidly reverse the policies of Donald Trump and contain the coronavirus pandemic. That’s left little room for the White House to think about the future of Space Force—one of Trump’s favorite bragging points. But we have fresh intel on the creation of the military…Read more...
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UK: Marks & Spencer Set to Revive Jaeger

LONDON – The news that the Marks & Spencer Group Plc of the U.K. purchased (or perhaps rescued) the fashion brand Jaeger for a reported meager £ 5 million pounds is the result of a changing retail market that has put thousands of retailers out of business worldwide. For over 100 years, Jaeger has been one of the best known U.K. woolen and fashion brands. It started in 1884 as a seller of woolens; it was then called Dr. Jaeger’s Sanitary Woolen System. Lewis Tomalin, an English entrepreneur, st...
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Thousands took to Russia's streets chanting 'Putin is a thief' in new protests against Alexei Navalny's imprisonment

Police detain a man during a protest against the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny in the Siberian city of Omsk, Russia on January 31, 2021. AP Photos Protests against the imprisonment of Russian opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, continue. Russian police have now detained over 500 people this weekend, according to the OVD-info monitoring group. Navalny spoke from his detention center in Moscow, telling supporters: "The majority are on our side. Let's wake them up."  Visit Busine...
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Canadian couple who traveled more than 1,000 miles to get COVID-19 vaccines meant for vulnerable Indigenous people could face jail time

The distance between Vancouver and Beaver Creek, the journey that the couple is accused of making to get a vaccine. Google Maps/Business Insider Rodney and Ekaterina Baker could face up to six months in jail, according to The Guardian. They have already been fined for breaking Yukon's public health rules by failing to self-isolate upon arrival. The couple is accused of traveling from Vancouver to get shots meant for vulnerable Indigenous people. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more s...
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Russia has been cultivating Trump as an asset for 40 years, says former KGB spy

Getty The KGB cultivated Donald Trump as an asset for 40 years and he proved a highly valuable asset in repeating anti-western Russian propaganda, a former KGB operative has claimed. Yuri Shvets told the Guardian that the KGB had identified Trump as a potential asset in the 1980s. He says they were stunned when he returned from a trip from Moscow and took out a full-page advert in newspapers repeating anti-western Russian talking points. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories....
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Why Brazilians are taking the Covid crisis into their own hands

Tom Phillips, the Guardian’s Latin America correspondent, looks at the surge of infections in the Brazilian state of Amazonas that has left many hospitals without the most basic supplies and has prompted yet more protests against Brazilian president Jair BolsonaroRachel Humphreys talks to the Guardian’s Latin America correspondent, Tom Phillips, about the Covid crisis in Brazil. A surge in infections linked to a new and seemingly more contagious variant has overwhelmed hospitals in Amazonas stat...
Tags: Brazil, Guardian, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Latin America, Amazonas, Tom Phillips, Jair Bolsonaro, Coronavirus, Jair BolsonaroRachel Humphreys


Why Brazilians are having to take the Covid crisis into their own hands – podcast

Tom Phillips, the Guardian’s Latin America correspondent, looks at the surge of infections in the Brazilian state of Amazonas that has left many hospitals without the most basic supplies and has prompted yet more protests against BolsonaroRachel Humphreys talks to the Guardian’s Latin America correspondent, Tom Phillips, about the Covid crisis in Brazil. A surge in infections linked to a new and seemingly more contagious variant has overwhelmed hospitals in Amazonas state, leaving many without t...
Tags: Mexico, China, Americas, World news, Chile, Brazil, Guardian, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Latin America, Tom, Rachel, Amazonas, Tom Phillips, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro


Facebook's 'supreme court' to rule on decision to suspend Trump

Former president’s account to remain suspended until board returns a ruling, which could take up to 90 daysFacebook’s oversight board, the “supreme court” set up to have a final say on the social network’s moderation decisions, will rule on the decision to suspend Donald Trump’s account, Nick Clegg has said.The referral will see the board, which is made up of more than 30 luminaries from around the world including former Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger, decide whether Facebook’s policies were co...
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Japan dismisses 'categorically untrue' stories that Tokyo Olympics are doomed

Sources at IOC adamant Games will go ahead in JulyCountry has surge in Covid cases centred on capitalThe Japanese government has vehemently denied a story that it has privately concluded that this summer’s Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo are doomed, calling them “categorically untrue”.Sources at the International Olympic Committee have also told the Guardian that they are still planning for a “full Games” in July, despite the spiralling number of Covid-19 cases in Japan and across the glob...
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A cruise line for people over 50 years old will require all passengers have the COVID-19 vaccine before boarding

The new cruise liner "Spirit of Adventure" built for the British shipping company Saga Cruises. Hauke-Christian Dittrich/picture alliance via Getty Images Saga, a UK cruise company, will require passengers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine 14 days prior to boarding. Passengers will also be screened for the virus upon boarding the cruise. Saga is the first UK cruise operator to require passengers get a vaccination for the coronavirus, the Guardian reported. Visit Business Insider's homepage f...
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'Democracy has prevailed': front pages across world hail Joe Biden's inauguration

Newspapers focus on healing words of the new US president and his call to end America’s ‘uncivil war’Joe Biden’s declaration in his inauguration speech that democracy was the real winner of the presidential election has been used by many newspapers to mark his accession to the Oval Office.Along with several other titles, the Guardian employs a poster front page featuring a picture of the president making his speech on the steps of the Capitol alongside the headline: “Democracy has prevailed”. Co...
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Ethics watchdog slams Trump's last-minute pardons for Steve Bannon and Elliott Broidy: 'Even Nixon didn't pardon his cronies on the way out.'

President Donald Trump talks to then-Chief Strategist Steve Bannon at the White House in Washington. REUTERS/Carlos Barria A DC ethics watchdog has slammed Trump's pardons for Steve Bannon and Elliott Broidy.  "Trump has found one more way to fail to live up to the ethical standard of Richard Nixon," CREW said. Both Broidy and Bannon are prominent Trump allies.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A Washington DC ethics watchdog denounced President Donald Trump's decision t...
Tags: Politics, Washington, White House, Trends, Washington Dc, News UK, Guardian, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Trump, Crew, Nixon, Richard Nixon, Bannon, Steve Bannon, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics


James Comey says the GOP needs to be 'burned down or changed,' calling the pro-Trump riot at the Capitol 'our own Chernobyl'

Former FBI Director James Comey. Alex Wong/Getty Images Former FBI Director James Comey eviscerated President Donald Trump, his supporters, and the Republican Party in an interview with The Guardian. He described the pro-Trump riot at the Capitol as the US's "Chernobyl" — referring to the 1986 nuclear accident — saying it was the result of a breakdown in the country's checks and balances caused by Trump. Comey has been forthright about the president in recent days, telling ABC News he has ...
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This $240 Gryphon Guardian mesh Wi-Fi router system reaches every square foot of my large home and blends into the décor

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Gryphon A high-quality mesh Wi-Fi router can provide high-speed internet to every corner of your home, handles several devices at once, and has security protections and parental controls.I like the Gryphon Guardian Mesh Wi-Fi Router because the parental controls work exactly as advertised, you can easily add extra Gryphon routers if you want better coverage, and it offers speeds fast enough for my ...
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