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Patrick Byrne, the pro-Trump former Overstock CEO admits funneling cash to his ex-lover Maria Butina, the glamorous spy elected to Russia's parliament this week

Former Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne (L) and Russian agent Maria Butina (R) Getty Images/AP Former Russian agent Maria Butina has won a seat in Russia's parliamentary elections. In 2018 Butina was jailed for acting as an unregistered foreign agent in the US. Butina recently received large sums of money from her ex-boyfriend Patrick Byrne, the former CEO of online retailer Overstock.com and Donald Trump supporter. See more stories on Insider's business page. Maria Butina, the Russian ...
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Donald Trump wrote to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger asking him to 'decertify' the 2020 election

Getty Images (L), AP (R) Donald Trump wrote to Georgia Secretary of State asking him to "decertify" the results of the election. In the letter, Trump repeated unproven claims of widespread election fraud. The letter comes the day before a "Justice for J6" rally is due in Washington DC. See more stories on Insider's business page. Donald Trump sent a letter to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger asking him to start "decertifying" the 2020 election, on Friday.The letter, which...
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Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, one of the 10 House Republicans who voted in favor of impeaching Trump, will not seek reelection

Ohio Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (L) and Former President Donald Trump (R). Saul Loeb/AFP/ Pool via Getty Images GOP Rep. Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio announced Thursday he is not running for reelection in 2022. Gonzalez was one of 10 House Republicans to vote in favor of impeachment, drawing Trump's ire. Gonzalez called Trump a "cancer for the country" in an interview with The New York Times. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, a Republican from Ohio, announc...
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The wife of a Marine killed in the Kabul airport bombing gave birth to a baby girl named for her father

Rylee McCollum (R) and his friend Eli Stone (L) at Christmas in Stone's house in Jackson, Wyoming, on December 2019. Regi Stone via AP The wife of a Marine killed in the Kabul airport bombing last month gave birth to the couple's baby daughter. Jiennah Crayton announced the September 13 birth in a Monday Facebook post. Crayton was married to 20-year-old Lance Cpl. Rylee McCollum, who was one of 13 US service members killed in the explosion. See more stories on Insider's busine...
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Former VP Dan Quayle urged Mike Pence to certify Biden's victory, new book claims

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 05: Former Vice President Dan Quayle (L) greets Vice President Mike Pence during the state funeral for former President George H.W. Bush at the National Cathedral December 05, 2018 in Washington, DC. A WWII combat veteran, Bush served as a member of Congress from Texas, ambassador to the United Nations, director of the CIA, vice president and 41st president of the United States. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Dan Quayle served as the US vice president from 1989 to ...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Indiana, Cnn, Alaska, Washington Dc, United Nations, Secret Service, Cia


'You have no power': Former VP Dan Quayle told Mike Pence he had to certify the 2020 election after getting pressure to overturn it by Trump, new book claims

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 05: Former Vice President Dan Quayle (L) greets Vice President Mike Pence during the state funeral for former President George H.W. Bush at the National Cathedral December 05, 2018 in Washington, DC. A WWII combat veteran, Bush served as a member of Congress from Texas, ambassador to the United Nations, director of the CIA, vice president and 41st president of the United States. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Dan Quayle served as the US vice president from 1989 to ...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Indiana, Cnn, Alaska, Washington Dc, United Nations, Secret Service, Cia


Instagram says it did not remove Britney Spears' account after the singer's profile mysteriously disappeared

Singer Britney Spears arrives at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, U.S., August 28, 2016. Eduardo Munoz/Reuters Britney Spears' Instagram account was deactivated on Tuesday without explanation. Instagram told Insider that the platform didn't take action against the account. It's possible that Spears or someone with her password deleted the account. See more stories on Insider's business page. Britney Spears' Instagram account is gone and it's not entirel...
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AOC used her first Met Gala appearance to send a message: 'Tax the Rich'

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (L) attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City. Mike Coppola/John Shearer/Getty Images/Insider Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made her first Met Gala appearance on Monday. She used the opportunity to send a political message. The back of her white, strapless gown had "Tax the Rich" written in red. See more stories on Insider's business page. In her firs...
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Former Trump press secretary Stephanie Grisham is writing a damaging memoir about her time working for him and Melania

White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham (L) listens to U.S. President Donald Trump talk to reporters before he boards Marine One and departing the White House November 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Former Trump press secretary Stephanie Grisham is writing a tell-all memoir. A source hinted it would be damaging, telling Axios Grisham knows "where all the bodies are buried." Grisham also worked for Melania Trump when she was First Lady before serving Trump....
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A pro-Trump group organizing a DC rally for Jan. 6 defendants lost its tax-exempt status - but is still claiming donations are tax-deductible

Matt Braynard (L) helps artist Tommy Zegan (R) move his statue of former President Donald Trump to a van during the Conservative Political Action Conference on February 27, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Matt Braynard worked as a data analyst on the 2016 Trump campaign. His group, Look Ahead America, was founded in 2017 as a nonprofit. But the IRS revoked the group's tax-exempt status after it repeatedly failed to disclose spending. See more stories on Insider's ...
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Video captures a wounded Proud Boys leader who was reportedly shot following clashes with Antifa at a COVID-19 protest

Member of far-right group Proud Boys Tusitala "Tiny" Toese (L) aims a paintball gun at far-left counter protesters on August 22, 2021 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Nathan Howard/Getty Images) Tusitala "Tiny" Toese was shot in the foot at an anti-COVID rally in Olympia, Washington, on September 4. The shooting happened during clashes between far-right and far-left groups. A journalist says she was injured in the brawl. Insider are awaiting comment from Olympia police. See more stories o...
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Trump loyalists Michael Flynn and MyPillow CEO Michael Lindell team up with anti-vaxx doctors for 'health and freedom' tour to spread pandemic disinformation, report says

Michael Flynn (L), Roger stone (center), Mike Lindell (R), have all been billed to speak on the “ReAwaken America” tour. Mark Reinstein, Tayfun Coskun, Stephen Maturen/Getty Images Trump loyalists and anti-vaxx doctors have been touring the country for 'health and freedom' conferences. Experts say the events fuel disinformation about the election and the pandemic, according to The Guardian. Speakers billed at the events include Michael Flynn, Roger Stone, and Michael Lindell. See m...
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The DOJ is investigating two senior Kuwaiti Olympic officials for bribery and racketeering related to FIFA probe

FIFA President Sepp Blatter listens to secretary general Jerome Valcke (L) during a news conference after a meeting of the FIFA executive committee in Zurich March 20, 2015. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann Two Kuwaiti sports officials are being investigated in the US DOJ's FIFA bribery investigation. See more stories on Insider's business page. Two Kuwaiti Olympic officials are being investigated by the US Justice Department for alleged racketeering and bribery related to FIFA, according to ...
Tags: Asia, Politics, US, Sports, International, Trends, Ap, Fifa, Sepp Blatter, Doj, Kuwait, Zurich, Jérôme Valcke, US Justice Department, Fina, L


An outbreak at a church camp gave 87 people COVID-19. All but 8 were unvaccinated.

Children at a camp in Shavertown, Pennsylvania on August 17. Aimee Dilger/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images A June outbreak at an Illinois church camp exposed more than 1,100 people to the coronavirus. Eighty-seven campers and staffers got infected, all but eight of whom were unvaccinated. No vaccinated people were hospitalized. A total of 180 infections were linked to the outbreak. See more stories on Insider's business page. Nearly 300 teenagers piled into buses and vans in June t...
Tags: UK, Science, London, News, Cdc, Singapore, Masks, US, Trends, Georgia, Maine, Delta, Pfizer, Vaccines, Illinois, Camp


The rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes, the Theranos founder who is now on trial for fraud

Elizabeth Holmes leaves after a hearing at a federal court in San Jose, California, on July 17, 2019. Reuters/Stephen Lam Elizabeth Holmes dropped out of Stanford at 19 to start Theranos, and grew its value to $9 billion. Later, technology flaws were exposed, and Theranos and Holmes were charged with "massive fraud." Jury selection for Holmes' fraud trial began Tuesday. She could face up to 20 years in prison. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In 2014, blood-test...
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Anti-vaxxers forced a mobile COVID-19 vaccine site in Georgia to shut down after threatening health workers: official

Georgia first lady Marty Kemp (L) greets Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Toomey at a press conference announcing expanded statewide COVID-19 testing in August of last year. Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images Georgia's health department chief said workers at state COVID-19 vaccination events have been the victims of "threats." One mobile inoculation site had to shut down due to "bullying," Dr. Kathleen Toomey said, according to The Telegraph. "This is wrong, th...
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A baby shark born in all-female tank could be a rare case of a 'virgin birth'

A smooth-hound shark (L) with an adult female (foreground, R) in the aquarium of Talmont-Saint-Hilaire, western France. AFP A baby shark has been born in an all-female tank at an Italian aquarium. The baby's mother had been in the tank with one other female for ten years. Scientists say it could be a rare case of a 'virgin birth', also known as parthenogenesis. See more stories on Insider's business page. Scientists say a rare shark "virgin birth" may be the first of its ki...
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Italy could hold a referendum on voluntary euthanasia after a petition collected more than 750,000 signatures

Italian politician and activist Marco Cappato (L) with the Mayor of Arzachena Roberto Ragnedda (2L) and other activists speaking about a campaign to legalize euthanasia. Emanuele Perrone/Getty Images Italy could hold a referendum on voluntary euthanasia after a petition gained over 750,000 signatures. "Just as I have the right to treatment, I have the right to end my suffering," a spinal-injury patient said. The Vatican opposes the move, calling assisted suicide an "intrinsically evil act....
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EU says the plant that produced 1.63 million Moderna doses Japan halted the use of because of possible contamination can keep producing vaccines

An employee (L) of Japan's Suntory Holdings receives the Moderna coronavirus vaccine for Covid-19 during the company's workplace vaccination campaign at their Tokyo office on June 21, 2021. Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP via Getty Images Japan had stopped the use of 1.63 million Moderna doses after possible contamination. The EU said the plant manufacturing the COVID-19 vaccines can resume operations, Reuters reported. "An investigation into the root cause is ongoing," the European Medicines ...
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George W. Bush said he felt 'deep sadness' watching the Taliban seize Afghanistan, 20 years after he sent US troops to invade the country

President George W. Bush (R) seen with Afghanistan Interim Authority Chairman Hamid Karzai (L) on January 28, 2002. Mark Wilson/Getty Images The Taliban claimed control of Afghanistan on Sunday, capturing the capital city of Kabul. President George W. Bush said Monday he felt a "deep sadness" watching the conquest. Bush ordered the invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001 following the 9/11 attacks. See more stories on Insider's business page. President George W. Bush said Monday he fel...
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Mary Trump says she checked into a PTSD treatment center after her uncle, Donald Trump, won the 2016 election

President Donald Trump (R) and his niece Mary Trump (L). ABC News/YouTube; Getty Images Mary Trump wrote that she went to a PTSD treatment center after Donald Trump won the 2016 election. Following his win, she said that she was in the "worst psychological shape" of her life. Her new book examines America's national trauma that she claims has been "exacerbated" by her uncle's presidency. See more stories on Insider's business page. Mary Trump, former President Donald Trump'...
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Take a look at some of the lakes in California that have been swallowed up by the 'megadrought,' hitting record low levels

Associated Press California has been hit by a "megadrought" that has dried up key reservoirs in the state. Entire lakes have shrunk exponentially, leaving yachts and docks beached on dry land. Nearly 95% of the state is experiencing "severe drought" and is susceptible to wild fires. See more stories on Insider's business page. California is experiencing its worst drought in over four years and climate change experts warn it could just be the tip of the (melting) iceberg.On Monday, the...
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These before-and-after photos show just how much Victoria's Secret stores have changed

Victoria's Secret Bond Street store. Insider/Mary Hanbury Victoria's Secret plans to remodel all its stores as part of its rebrand under new management. We visited Victoria's Secret London flagship store and found five key changes. They included quieter music and more inclusive displays in store windows. See more stories on Insider's business page. Victoria's Secret plans to remodel its more than 1,400 stores over the next few years as part of a brand turnaround under a...
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Lindsay Graham wants GOP to leave DC in last-ditch gambit to block Democrats' $3.5 trillion spending package. Some are open to it.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) (C) joins Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) (L), Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) and other Senate Republicans at Capitol Hill news conference on July 21, 2021. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Graham is trying to rally GOP senators to ditch town in effort block Democrats from passing a $3.5 trillion spending package. Some in the GOP are open to it, the Wall Street Journal reported. It could backfire since Democrats could use another procedure to pass bills if no Republicans are pres...
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A Gen Z-led business created an invoicing system already tested by Nike and Fenty Beauty. Read the pitch deck it used to raise over $1 million.

Twenty-four-year old Cofounder and CMO Tomi Aiyeola (L); CEO Lotanna Ezeike (C), and 25-year-old CTO Ahmad Karkouti (R) are the team currently leading XPO. XPO Lotanna Ezeike is the CEO and cofounder of invoicing service XPO, which aims to help content creators. XPO raised more than $1 million in seed funding before officially launching its product. Ezeike shares the pitch deck he is using to lure investors and explains why bright colors and emojis helped his presentation. See more stor...
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Disinformation experts doubt authenticity of leaked documents describing a Russian plot to help Trump in 2016

Former cybersecurity chief Christopher testifies before Congress in December of 2020. Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo-Pool/Getty Images Some experts doubt the truth of papers obtained by the Guardian purporting to come from the Kremlin. According to form US cyber chief Chris Krebs, they may be part of a disinformation campaign. The papers purport to confirm a secret Russian plot to help Donald Trump win power in 2016. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former US cyber security chie...
Tags: Politics, UK, Vladimir Putin, Congress, White House, Russia, US, Trends, News UK, Moscow, The Guardian, Guardian, Kremlin, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Justice Department


Leaked Kremlin documents described Trump as an 'impulsive, mentally unstable and unbalanced individual': report

President Donald Trump (L) and Russian President Vladimir Putin arrive to waiting media during a joint press conference after their summit on July 16, 2018 in Helsinki, Finland. Chris McGrath/Getty Images Documents assessed to be leaked from the Kremlin painted Trump as "mentally unstable." Trump was described as an "unbalanced individual who suffers from an inferiority complex." The documents, seen by the Guardian, appear to offer new insights on Russia's plot to get Trump elected. Se...
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Joe Manchin doubles down on refusing to add to the deficit to fund a Democrat-only infrastructure plan

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 09: Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) speaks with Xavier Becerra, Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) (L), before a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on June 9, 2021 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. The committee is hearing testimony about the Fiscal Year 2022 budget request for the Department of Health and Human Services. Photo by Al Drago-Pool/Getty Images Manchin doubled down on his insistence to fully finance a Democrat-only infrastructure packag...
Tags: Politics, Republicans, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Economy, Infrastructure, Democrats, Federal Reserve, Biden, National Debt


Trump Jr's high-profile girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle is 'annoying' Trump after she took a job with disgraced former governor, report says

Former President Donald Trump (L) and Kimberly Guilfoyle (R). Donald Kravitz/WireImage/Drew Angerer via Getty Images Trump is annoyed Kimberly Guilfoyle is working for Eric Greitens' Senate campaign, Politico reported. The former president is reportedly afraid that Guilfoyle's job will be seen as an endorsement. Greitens resigned as Missouri governor in 2018 after multiple scandals including alleged abuse. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Tru...
Tags: Politics, Senate, Politico, Trends, Gop, Missouri, News UK, PAC, Kim, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Trump, KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE, Guilfoyle, R, Trump Jr


11 things that date back to 1982, the year by which Supreme Court says courts should weigh new voting rules

Friends, Romans & Accountants" Episode 7 -- Pictured: (l-r) Rhea Perlman as Carla Tortelli, Nicholas Colasanto as Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso, Ted Danson as Sam Malone- Paul Drinkwater/NBCU Photo Bank The Supreme Court recently said that judges should consider voting rules in place in 1982 in certain cases. The Court applied that new "guidepost" to cases under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. Here are 11 things that date back to 1982 to show how much time has passed. See more stor...
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