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A man in Texas was arrested on suspicion of trying to buy explosives from an undercover FBI agent as part of a plot to blow up data centers

A Marine inserts blasting caps into blocks of C-4 explosive, February 1, 2005. Pfc. Lukas J. Blom A man in Texas has been charged with purchasing inert explosives from an undercover FBI agent. Investigators say Seth Pendley, 28, planned to blow up data centers that federal agencies rely upon. Pendley boasted on Facebook about the Capitol riot, but told friends he never entered the building. See more stories on Insider's business page. A man in Texas has been charged with attempting to ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Politics, Texas, News, Virginia, US, America, Trends, Fbi, Washington Dc, Department Of Justice, Doj, Justice Department, Shah, Explosive


Trump's judicial appointments worsened racial diversity in the federal courts

Then-President Donald Trump, right, smiles as he stands with Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, left, before a ceremonial swearing in the East Room of the White House on Oct. 8, 2018. Susan Walsh/AP Photo Former President Donald Trump appointed an overwhelming number of white judges to the federal bench. Biden has plans to buck the trend. Experts say Biden is facing rising pressure to hold to his word from activists and lobbyists. See more stories on Insider's business page. Histor...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, Senate, White House, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, United States, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter


POLL: Most Americans who care about the filibuster don't like it and want it changed

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex. MICHAEL REYNOLDS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images We asked Americans what they think about the Senate filibuster. The parliamentary rule designed to delay bills for debate has been a source of heated contention. Most respondents said they don't have an opinion, but most of those who do want it changed. See more stories on Insider's business page. For all of the attention the Senate filibuster gets inside the beltway and in political journalism, many Americans don'...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, Trends, Filibuster, Neil Gorsuch, Jake Lahut, INSIDER Data, Sen Ted Cruz R Tex MICHAEL REYNOLDS


'Being Asian here is terrifying:' A Korean pro gamer describes the 'unspeakable' racism his team encounters every day in the US

Fans at the Overwatch League Grand Finals. Walt Hickey/Business Insider A Korean professional gamer in Dallas said he and his teammates encounter racism every day. Lee Eui-Seok, who plays under the name "Fearless," spoke on Twitch about his time in Dallas. "Being Asian here is terrifying," Lee said. "People keep trying to pick fights with us." See more stories on Insider's business page. A Korean professional gamer based in Dallas, Texas, said he and his teammates experience "unspeakab...
Tags: Gaming, News, Video Games, Entertainment, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Korea, Dallas, Activision Blizzard, Lee, Dallas Texas, Merrick Garland, Walt Hickey, Overwatch League, Polygon


The Ever Given's crew is safe, still onboard, and is getting paid while the ship's being investigated

The "Ever Given" container ship operated by the Evergreen Marine Corporation, sails through the Suez Canal, after it was fully freed and floated. Sayed Hassan/picture alliance via Getty Images Egyptian authorities are investigating the Ever Given after it blocked the Suez Canal for six days. The National Union of Seafarers of India's general secretary is hopeful the crew will be absolved. The union's general secretary said the crew will continue to be paid as the inquiry continues....
Tags: Transportation, London, News, India, International, Trends, Bloomberg, Egypt, Reuters, Suez Canal, Times of India, Suez Canal Authority, Serang, Great Bitter Lake, INSIDER Data, Madison Hall


The owners of the Ever Given are suing its operators for beaching the massive ship in the Suez Canal

Ever Given, a Panama-flagged cargo ship, that is wedged across the Suez Canal and blocking traffic in the vital waterway is seen Saturday, March 27, 2021. Photo by Samuel Mohsen/picture alliance via Getty Images The Ever Given's owners are suing the operators of the ship, the Evergreen Marine Corp. The suit was filed in the UK's High Court and references the ship getting stuck in the Suez Canal. The court filing was first reported by The Lawyer, a British law magazine. See more sto...
Tags: Japan, UK, News, Trends, United Kingdom, New York Times, Netherlands, Ikea, Panama, Suez Canal, Suez Canal Egypt, Great Bitter Lake, INSIDER Data, Sophia Ankel, Madison Hall, Ever Given


How Donald Trump hurt female representation in federal courts

Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump wave a flag at the Supreme Court as the court reviews a lawsuit filed by Texas seeking to undo President-elect Joe Biden's election victory in Washington, U.S., December 11, 2020. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts The federal judiciary has always been overrepresented by male judges compared to the US population. But Donald Trump's appointments of more than 230 judges left the courts even less female. Experts say gender parity is vital to the courts...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Supreme Court, Washington, Senate, Court, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Judiciary, Louisiana, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, American Bar Association


A man in Wyoming is charged with threatening to kill Rep. Matt Gaetz and other Republican officials

Rep. Matt Gaetz. Getty A man in Wyoming was charged after sending death threats to Republican politicians. Prosecutors say Christopher Podlesnik, 51, specifically threatened to kill Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz. The threats occurred on January 28, the same day Gaetz led a rally against Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney. See more stories on Insider's business page. A man in Wyoming was charged after he phoned death threats to several Republican legislators in late January, according to the US Departme...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Congress, Office, US, Trends, Fbi, United States, Wyoming, Republican, Donald Trump, Doj, Murray, US Department of Justice, Bob Murray


Most Americans associate 'cancel culture' with social media and Hollywood, not the government: Insider poll

More than any other category, 48% of respondents said they associate "cancel culture" with social media. Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Americans are relatively split on what they associate with the term "cancel culture." Despite growing debate around it, 16% of respondents said they don't know what cancel culture means. The largest consensus fell around social media and the entertainment industry. See more stories on Insider's business page. As the notion...
Tags: Politics, Hollywood, Republicans, Trends, Gop, Merriam Webster, Jake Lahut, Cancel Culture, INSIDER Data, Rafael Henrique, Hollywood Democratic


1,033 people sent us ideas on how to dislodge the Ever Given ship from the Suez Canal. Here are 19 of our favorite.

People gather as ship Ever Given, one of the world's largest container ships, is seen in Suez Canal, Egypt March 29, 2021. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany A massive container ship was blocking the Suez canal for the better part of a week. Crews successfully pulled it out of the side of the canal with tugboats after drudging sediment. Many people thought more elaborate solutions would be better. Here, we catalogue several. See more stories on Insider's business page. Last week, we laid...
Tags: Transportation, News, International, Trends, Physics, Egypt, Engineering, Werner Herzog, Tim, Suez Canal, Gabriel, Liam, Suez, Walt Hickey, Sophie Rose, SART


Egypt added a second ship channel to part of the Suez Canal in 2015, but the Ever Given was beached on a separate section of the canal that wasn't expanded

A new shipping lane was created in the Suez Canal in 2015, but the Ever Given beached itself in a spot that was not expanded. VesselFinder/Insider In 2015, Egypt's president commissioned an expansion to the Suez Canal that added an additional shipping channel. The project was a success and added a new lane in the northern region of the canal. The ship blocking the Suez, however, is in the southern region that was untouched by the expansion. See more stories on Insider's business pa...
Tags: News, US, Trends, Bbc, Cnn, Egypt, Ikea, US Navy, Empire State Building, Suez Canal, Lloyd, Abdel Fattah al Sisi, Suez, White House Press, Jen Psaki, Suez Canal Authority


Ikea says it could have supply chain issues because of the Suez Canal blockage

IKEA sign seen outside its showroom in Vitrolles, France. Denis Thaust/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Ikea has over 100 containers on the cargo ship stuck in the Suez Canal, a Swedish newspaper reported. A spokesperson told CNN that if the ship isn't floated soon, the company could have supply chain "constraints." The Suez blockage costs approximately $400 million per hour in delayed goods, according Lloyd's List. See more stories on Insider's business page. After a ...
Tags: Europe, News, Africa, Trends, Cnn, South Africa, Ikea, Wall Street Journal, Mediterranean, Caterpillar, Suez Canal, Lloyd, Suez, Cape of Good Hope, Svenska Dagbladet, Bloomberg Coffee


Screw it, we'll hear you out - tell us how you'd fix the stuck Suez boat

It's doing its best. Now it's your turn! Suez Canal Authority The Suez Canal is currently blocked by one of the largest container ships on the planet. The canal facilitates the movements of $9.6 billion in cargo per day. As a result, it would be really great if there was no longer a ship blocking the canal. See more stories on Insider's business page. Currently the intricate matrix of globalized trade is being stymied by one big boat that got itself wedged up on the side of the...
Tags: Transportation, News, Time, International, Trends, Suez Canal, Suez, Walt Hickey, Suez Canal Authority, INSIDER Data, Ever Given


A young Capitol rioter asked to be released from jail so he can take his final exams at UCLA

Trump supporters gather outside the U.S. Capitol building following a "Stop the Steal" rally on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Christian Secor, 22, was arrested and charged with breaching the US Capitol on January 6. He asked to be released from jail so he could take his final exams at UCLA. Prosecutors argued he shouldn't be released because he owned weapons and had "ultra secret" plans. See more stories on Insider's business page. After getting arr...
Tags: Politics, News, Senate, US, Trends, Washington Dc, Ucla, Trump, Mike Pence, Capitol, US Department of Justice, U S Capitol, US Capitol, Secor, Court Documents, INSIDER Data


The DOJ is creating maps from subpoenaed cell phone data to identify rioters involved with the Capitol insurrection

Map of a Capitol insurrectionist created by the DOJ using subpoenaed cell phone data. US Department of Justice Unsealed court filings show the DOJ is using cell phone data to find Capitol insurrectionists. The DOJ subpoenaed Google to get location, WiFi, and Bluetooth data to map out rioter involvement. Prosecutors ultimately used the data to arrest and charge Brandon and Stephanie Williams. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US Department of Justice has used a variety of...
Tags: Google, Politics, News, Congress, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, House, Ohio, US Congress, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Doj, Capitol, US Department of Justice


RESULTS: Louisianians voted to fill 2 US House vacancies in Saturday special elections

In this Jan. 20, 2021, file photo, state Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, D-New Orleans, speaks in Baton Rouge, La., about her campaign for the 2nd Congressional District seat after signing up for the race. AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte, File Louisianans voted in two special US House elections on Saturday. The elections will fill vacancies in the 2nd and 5th Congressional Districts. Julia Letlow won the race for the 5th District, while two candidates advanced to a runoff in the 2nd. See more stor...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Texas, Congress, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, House, New Orleans, Ohio, New Mexico, Louisiana, Biden, Donald Trump, Troy Carter


LIVE RESULTS: Voters go to the polls in 2 special US House elections in Louisiana

In this Jan. 20, 2021, file photo, state Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, D-New Orleans, speaks in Baton Rouge, La., about her campaign for the 2nd Congressional District seat after signing up for the race. AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte, File Louisianans are voting in two special US House elections on Saturday. The elections will fill vacancies in the 2nd and 5th Congressional Districts. Follow along for live results from Insider and Decision Desk HQ. See more stories on Insider's business pa...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Texas, Congress, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, House, New Orleans, Ohio, New Mexico, Louisiana, Biden, Donald Trump


LIVE UPDATES: Voters go to the polls in 2 special US House elections in Louisiana

In this Jan. 20, 2021, file photo, state Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, D-New Orleans, speaks in Baton Rouge, La., about her campaign for the 2nd Congressional District seat after signing up for the race. AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte, File Louisianans are voting in two special US House elections on Saturday. The elections will fill vacancies in the 2nd and 5th Congressional Districts. Follow along for live results from Insider and Decision Desk HQ when polls close at 8 p.m. CT. See more storie...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Texas, Congress, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, House, New Orleans, Ohio, New Mexico, Louisiana, Biden, Donald Trump


75% of Americans support Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill despite outcries from GOP lawmakers, a new poll finds

Agustina Canamero, 81, and Pascual Perez, 84, hug and kiss through a plastic film screen to avoid contracting the coronavirus at a nursing home in Barcelona, Spain, on June 22, 2020. Emilio Morenatti/AP President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package is close to becoming law. Republicans in Congress have blasted the bill, saying that it was not crafted in a bipartisan manner. But according to a recent poll from Morning Consult, 3-in-4 Americans support the relief deal. Visi...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Senate, US, Trends, Conservative, Joe Biden, Policy, Gop, House, Biden, Donald Trump, Donalds, Pew Research Center, Democratic Party


A woman mistakenly received a package containing drug test urine samples from the Marine Corps

Containers of urine samples for drug testing. Herman Lumanog/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images A woman mistakenly received a box of Marine Corps urine samples that were sent for drug testing. "The Marine Corps sent me a box full of piss. I'm not even f------ kidding," Andrea Fisher tweeted. The Marine Corps said it has since recovered the package and said it was sent to Fisher by mistake. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Andrea Fisher took to Twitter on ...
Tags: News, Navy, International, Trends, Department Of Defense, Marine Corps, Marines, North Carolina, Drug Testing, Fisher, Butterfield, Corps, Marine Corps Times, Marine Division, Great Lakes Illinois, Andrea Fisher


THE ANNOYANCE ENGINE: Spam robocalls became profitable scams by exploiting the phone system, but you can stop them

It's not just you. Spam calls are out of control. iStock; Insider Spam robocalls are on the rise, and the reason is they're incredibly profitable. Court decisions have paved the way for telemarketers to get away with spam calls scot-free. You can stop scam robocalls, but you need to take it into your own hands. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Nearly every day for the past year, I have been breathlessly informed that the warranty on my vehicle is out of date. The...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Politics, New York, News, Fcc, Supreme Court, Yahoo, Congress, California, Washington, Virginia, India, US, Trends, Pakistan


10 hours in Cancún hurt Ted Cruz's job approval more than when he tried to flip the presidential election

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, checking into Cancun International Airport on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. MEGA/GC Images via Getty Images Sen. Ted Cruz's approval ratings dropped in recent weeks, a new poll from Morning Consult shows. Cruz traveled to Mexico during a recent winter storm that caused millions of Texans to lose power and water. His approval rating is lower now than when he objected to certifying the 2020 presidential election. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. GOP ...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Mexico, Trends, Pennsylvania, Gop, Ted Cruz, Arizona, Donald Trump, Winter Storm, Cruz, Trump, Cancun, Capitol, CANCUN Mexico


Facebook deleted a video of Rep. Marie Newman installing a transgender flag in front of her office but Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's anti-transgender post was untouched

A transphobic sign was put up by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2020, after Rep. Marie Newman, D-Ill., put up a pro transgender rights flag across the hallway in the Longworth House Office Building. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images After a debate over the Equality Act, Rep. Marie Newman put a transgender flag outside of her office. In response, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene placed a transphobic sign outside of her office. Facebook removed Newman's vid...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Congress, Senate, Trends, Gop, House, Republican Party, Transgender Rights, Democratic Party, Newman, Greene, Facebook In, LGBTQ rights, Adam Kinzinger


Trump's enablers: Meet the 125 people and institutions most responsible for his rise to power

Al Drago/Getty; Brendan Smialowski/Getty; Yana Paskova/Getty; Tom Williams/Getty; Dominique Faget/Getty; Olivier Douliery; Mikhail Klimentyev/Getty; Skye Gould/Insider Insider compiled a database of the 125 people and institutions essential to Donald Trump's rise to power and his norm-busting presidential behavior. Names include friends, family, lawyers, business partners, donors, staff, media executives, and social-media influencers. You can read the full database here.  Donald Trump's u...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, New York, Vladimir Putin, White House, US, Trends, United States, Rupert Murdoch, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Teaser, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Mike Pence, Melania Trump


65% of Americans want next COVID stimulus check to be at minimum $1400, new Insider poll found

Economic stimulus checks are prepared for printing at the Philadelphia Financial Center May 8, 2008 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Jeff Fusco/Stringer 42% of respondents want the next round of COVID stimulus checks to be at least $2,000. The $1,400 currently in Biden's bill is satisfactory for many, with 65% wanting $1,400 or more. A quarter of respondents specifically wrote $2,000, an amount Biden pledged before his inauguration. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A p...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington Post, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, House, House Of Representatives, Biden, Donald Trump, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Democratic Rep Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Stimulus Check, INSIDER Data


The judge who blocked Trump's first travel ban said he received 40,000 threatening messages, forcing US Marshals to guard his home

In his appearance on 60 Minutes, senior US District Judge James Robart said he received 40,000 threatening messages after blocking Trump's first travel ban. 60 Minutes/CBS News After taking office in 2017, Trump sought to limit immigration from six Muslim-majority countries. US District Judge James Robart temporarily blocked the executive order, citing "irreparable injury." Robart told "60 Minutes" he received 40,000 threatening messages after his decision. Visit the Business section o...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Washington, Cbs News, China, Russia, US, Trends, Cybersecurity, Muslim, Homeland Security, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Muslim Ban


33% of Americans say Biden isn't mentally sharp enough for the job, according to a new Insider poll

President Joe Biden. Alex Wong/Getty Images Around one-in-three Americans says they aren't satisfied with President Joe Biden's mental acuity. A sizeable majority, 61%, are at least somewhat to extremely confident in Biden's cognitive abilities. Insider's poll found Republican voters and older Americans are more likely to be dissatisfied. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Despite questions over President Joe Biden's mental fitness persisting throughout the 2020 campai...
Tags: Politics, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Republican, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Cognitive Decline, Jake Lahut, INSIDER Data, Joe Biden Alex Wong Getty, Sen Bernie Sanders Those Trump


Nearly 4-in-10 Americans say Biden is weak on China, new Insider poll shows

Chinese President Xi Jinping, then-Vice President Joe Biden, Peng Liyuan and Jill Biden stand for the US National Anthem at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, September 24, 2015. AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster 36% of respondents in a new Insider poll say Biden is weak on China. The poll found that 33% of respondents feel Biden's stance on China is "about right." Biden has faced criticism from Republicans who accuse him of being weak on Beijing. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stor...
Tags: Europe, Politics, News, Maryland, Congress, China, US, America, Trends, Cold War, Joe Biden, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Republican, Biden, Donald Trump


Ted Cruz called for state energy regulation despite lauding Texas' lack of regulation 2 years ago

GOP Sen. Ted Cruz gestures as he speaks to members of the media during the fifth day of the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, February 13, 2021. Erin Scott/Reuters Ted Cruz wants regulators to "act swiftly" on high energy bills from the Texas winter storm. In 2019, however, Cruz lauded Texas for low regulation in its energy sector. In 1999, Texas shifted control of its energy grid to private generators and other groups. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stori...
Tags: Weather, Politics, Texas, News, US, Trends, Policy, Gop, Ted Cruz, Storm, The New York Times, Houston, Donald Trump, Cruz, Power Outage, Sen Ted Cruz


California Gov. Gavin Newsom is at risk now that a campaign to recall him reached 1.5 million signatures

Hair dresser Nikki Johnson dons a "Recall Newsom" mask and "Make Stylists Essential again" hat as she protests COVID-19 salon closures by California Gov. Gavin Newsom at the corner of Sunflower Avenue and Bristol Street in Costa Mesa, California on August, 10, 2020. Jeff Gritchen/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images A campaign to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom has more than 1.5 million signatures. Its leader said the campaign needs 400,000 more votes to survive the ...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Recall, Gop, House, Davis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Biden, Los Angeles Times, Mccarthy, Kamala Harris, Gavin Newsom