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2 workers at a remote Antarctic research station describe life cut off from the world, from extreme cold to chips that never go stale

Josiah Horneman and Antoinette Traub at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. Josiah Horneman/Antoinette Traub/Google Maps/Insider The Amundsen-Scott South Pole research station is now plunged in the dark polar winter. But for 39 staff "over-wintering" at the station, life is far from boring. From the music room to the climbing gym, 2 people living there told us what it's like. See more stories on Insider's business page. Home to the South Pole Telescope, the South Pole Atmosph...
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Trump joked that he hoped COVID-19 'takes out' former national security advisor John Bolton, book says

US President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with senior military leaders at the White House in Washington, DC, on April 9, 2018. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images Donald Trump joked about a former aide dying from COVID-19, a new book said. "John Bolton, Hopefully COVID takes out John," said Trump according to Axios. The book, "Nightmare Scenario," described Trump's faltering response to the pandemic. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump jo...
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Israel says it's facing a new COVID-19 outbreak fueled by the Delta variant, despite having the world's most-vaccinated population

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett. Yonatan Sindel/Pool via AP Israel is worried about the Delta coronavirus variant despite its widespread vaccinations. Its leader described a recent surge as a "new outbreak," and announced new prevention measures. Around 70% of new infections were the Delta variant, the director of Israel's health ministry said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Israel said it is battling a new outbreak of COVID-19, which struck despite its success...
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The Ever Given's owners have struck a deal with Egypt to free the ship months after it was seized, insurers say

Container ship Ever Given stuck in the Suez Canal, Egypt on March 27, 2021. Kristin Carringer/Maxar The Ever Given is on the brink of being released after 71 days, according to the ship's insurers. The ship's owners have reached an agreement in principle with the Suez Canal Authority. The ship got stuck in March, was freed, but was then impounded while Egypt sought compensation. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Ever Given's owners have reached an agreement...
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Anticipation is mounting as a Pentagon report on UFOs could drop any day

Still from a video showing a UFO filmed near San Diego in 2004, which was released by the Department of Defense in 2017 CNN/Department of Defense The Pentagon is about to release its report into UFOs. It comes after officials confirmed leaked footage of UFOs encountered by US pilots. The New York Times reported that there's no evidence the objects came from space. See more stories on Insider's business page. A highly anticipated Pentagon report on UFOs is due to be released to Cong...
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Chuck Schumer compared McConnell to Southern senators who fought civil rights reforms in the '60s over GOP opposition to the voting rights bill

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks during a news briefing after the weekly Senate Democratic Policy Luncheon at the U.S. Capitol June 22, 2021 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images Sen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday criticized Republicans for blocking a voting rights bill. He compared their views to those of senators opposed to civil rights reforms in the '60s. The bill was designed to protect voting rights amid a voter suppression drive by Re...
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China increased its threshold for herd immunity from 70% vaccinated to 85% as the efficacy of its shots comes into question

A health worker prepares a Sinovac vaccine dose in Manila, the Philippines Ted Aljibe/Getty Images 80 to 85% of people will need to be vaccinated to reach herd immunity in China, a top Chinese expert said. China previously said herd immunity would be reached at 70%. It comes as real-world data is raising questions about the efficacy of Chinese vaccines. See more stories on Insider's business page. China will likely have to fully vaccinate 80 to 85% of its population to reach herd immu...
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Delta variant rates doubled in the US in 2 weeks, Fauci said: from 9.9% to 20.6%. It could derail the US COVID-19 recovery.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, speaking on June 22, 2021 The White House The Delta variant is the "greatest threat" to US COVID-19 efforts, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday. He said its prevalence in the US doubled within 2 weeks, a worrying sign. The variant is more transmissible and dangerous than other types of the coronavirus. See more stories on Insider's business page. The proportion of Delta variant coronavirus cases in the US doubled in two weeks, Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Tuesday.Speaking a...
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AOC slams filibuster rule after Senate Republicans block voting-rights act

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Monday, August 24, 2020. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images/Pool Republicans used the filibuster to block progress of Democrats' major voting rights bill. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez criticized the rule, saying it gives a small group of senators too much power. She said "legislation should pass when a majority of legislators vote for it." See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized filibuster ru...
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Austrian soldier imprisoned for sharing photos of the swastika tattooed on his testicle

Anti-racism swastika signs seen during a demonstration in Dresden, Germany on April 10, 2021. JENS SCHLUETER/AFP via Getty Images An Austrian court sentenced a solider to 19 months in prison on June 8, according to reports. The man, 29, was accused of posting a photo of a swastika tattooed on his testicle. He had also shown it to military colleagues while drunk in 2019, the reports said. See more stories on Insider's business page. An Austrian soldier has been sentenced to 19 months in...
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Obama backed Joe Manchin's compromise on voting rights, saying it's the best chance to stop GOP voter suppression

Barack Obama, President at the time, with Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia in 2015. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Barack Obama said he backed Sen. Joe Manchin's voting reform bill compromises. Manchin suggested ideas to overcome GOP opposition to a bill defending voting rights. Obama warned restrictive legislation in some states could corrode US democracy if left unchecked. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Barack Obama said he supports a compromi...
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Trump asked whether the DOJ and the FCC could investigate 'SNL' after it mocked him, report says

Former President Donald Trump. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images "Saturday Night Live" and late-night hosts like Jimmy Kimmel mocked Trump during his presidency. Trump had said federal agencies should investigate the shows. A new report says he went further. He asked advisors how the DOJ, the FCC, and courts could challenge the shows, The Daily Beast said. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Donald Trump asked advisors and lawyers to look into how "Saturday Night Live" ...
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Trump asked whether the DOJ and FCC could investigate 'SNL' after it mocked him, report says

Former President Donald Trump. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images "SNL" and late-night hosts like Jimmy Kimmel mocked Trump during his presidency. In 2019, Trump tweeted that federal agencies should probe those shows, but a new report shows he went further. He asked advisors how the DOJ, FCC, and US courts could challenge the shows, The Daily Beast reported. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump asked advisors and lawyers to look into how "Saturday Nigh...
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A federal judge tossed out most claims in a lawsuit to sue Trump over the clearing of Lafayette Square during BLM protests

Then-President Donald Trump holding a Bible outside St. John's Church after the area was cleared of protesters in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images A federal judge said Monday Trump can't be sued for the June 2020 clearing of Lafayette Square. Demonstrators were forced out of the park moments before Trump walked through it for a photo op. The judge - a Trump appointee - said some of the claims made in the lawsuit were too speculative. See more stories on Ins...
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The WHO warned that the Delta coronavirus variant is the 'fittest' strain yet and will 'pick off' the most vulnerable people

A nurse puts on her PPE before tending to a COVID-19 patient in Essen, Germany. Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images The Delta coronavirus variant is on track to become the dominant strain in many nations. WHO officials said Monday that the Delta variant is "faster" and "fitter." "It will pick off the more vulnerable more efficiently than previous variants," Dr. Mike Ryan said. See more stories on Insider's business page. World Health Organization officials warned Monday that the Delta coronavi...
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WHO warns that the Delta coronavirus variant is the 'fittest' strain yet and will 'pick off' the most vulnerable people

A nurse putting on protective gear before tending to a COVID-19 patient in Essen, Germany. Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images The Delta coronavirus variant is on track to become the dominant strain in many nations. WHO officials on Monday said the variant was "faster" and "fitter" than previously identified ones. "It will pick off the more vulnerable more efficiently than previous variants," Dr. Mike Ryan said. See more stories on Insider's business page. World Health Organization officials s...
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A TikTok trend of swinging your arm around like a windmill to stop soreness after vaccine is nonsense, experts say

People waving their arm after getting a COVID-19 shot. biscuitlover420/cait_mcd/greenkiasoulsupporter/TikTok "Windmilling" an arm is unlikely to prevent soreness after a COVID-19 vaccine, experts said. The dance trend for has spread across TikTok among just-vaccinated young people. See more stories on Insider's business page. A TikTok "hack" involving swinging an arm around to prevent soreness from COVID-19 shots is probably useless, experts say.The dance trend has swept across the ap...
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Kids are more likely to be vectors for fast-spreading new coronavirus strains like the Delta variant, former FDA chief says

A girl wearing gloves and a face mask before going to the park in Turkey. Not related to this story. Aykut Unlupinar/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Officials are warning about the spread of the Delta variant, which is currently dominant in the UK. Scott Gottlieb said such contagious variants mean "kids are becoming more likely to be vectors." He predicted that children and schools could "become more of a focal point of spread." See more stories on Insider's business page. The former head ...
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Bumble closed all its offices for a week to help staff with their 'collective burnout'

Bumble founder and CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd. Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Bumble Employees of the dating app are getting a paid week off. The company said its offices closed this week to help staff deal with pandemic-related stress. The company's head of editorial content cited "collective burnout" in a now-deleted tweet. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bumble said it was closing all of its offices this week to help staff deal with burnout.A spokeswoman for the femal...
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China says the Wuhan virus lab deserves a Nobel Prize. Meanwhile the US is trying to figure out whether it leaked the coronavirus.

The P4 laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China. HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images China is fighting the theory that the coronavirus escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. The foreign ministry said last week that scientists there should be awarded the Nobel Prize. The lab leak theory was once widely dismissed, but it has recently gained new traction. See more stories on Insider's business page. China is calling for the Wuhan Institute of Virology to win a Nobel P...
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Arizona GOP official blasts company carrying out election recount: 'Insane just from a competence standpoint'

Maricopa County ballots being examined during the audit run by Cyber Ninjas. Matt York/AP A GOP official has slammed the election recount under way in Arizona's Maricopa County. He said that the effort, run by Cyber Ninjas, was "insane just from a competence standpoint." The state party backed the much-criticized audit, but some now regret doing so. See more stories on Insider's business page. The ongoing ballot audit in Arizona run by Cyber Ninjas is "insane just from a competence...
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Manhattan prosecutors are investigating whether Trump's former bodyguard got tax-free perks as part of a Trump Org. plan to avoid paying taxes, report says

Trump Organization COO Matthew Calamari. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Manhattan prosecutors are investigating if the Trump Organization gave employees tax-free perks. They're now examining Matthew Calamari, the organization's COO, the WSJ reported Monday. Prosecutors want to know if the Trump Org. broke the law by misrepresenting financial information for tax and other benefits. See more stories on Insider's business page. Manhattan prosecutors are examining whether President Dona...
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Living in Antarctica means no streaming thanks to slow internet that's only up 5 hours a day, according to a man documenting life on a remote research station

The National Science Foundation's Athmospheric Research Observatory building is part of the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica. Patrick Cullis/NOAA/AP Those living in the South Pole Amundsen-Scott station can't stream TV shows and movies. The only connection is via satellite, and most bandwidth is used for science. But that doesn't keep them from having movie nights every week. See more stories on Insider's business page. It is now winter in Antarctica, which m...
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Former Rep. Katie Hill blamed sexism for having to resign after her sex scandal while Matt Gaetz and Andrew Cuomo have kept their jobs

A composite image of Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida and former Rep. Katie Hill. Drew Angerer/Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Katie Hill said the reaction to her sex scandal was different to that of Rep. Gaetz and Gov. Cuomo. Hill resigned after her nudes were leaked and she admitted to having a relationship with a staffer. She cited sexism for why she resigned but they still have their jobs. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former Democratic Rep. Ka...
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Trump has given interviews for 17 different books since leaving the White House, report says

Former President Donald Trump. Getty Trump has given interviews for 17 different books since his presidency ended, Axios reported. He has spoken to the authors for an average of 90 minutes, and gave 2 interviews to favored writers. He's trying to charm them, though the books will likely vary on how flattering a picture they paint. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump has given interviews for at least 17 books since his presidency ended, Axios r...
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Dick Cheney warned his daughter Rep. Liz Cheney on January 6 that she might not be safe after seeing Trump attack her before the Capitol riot, report says

Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz Cheney at the US House of Representatives in 2017. Win McNamee/Getty Images Dick Cheney called his daughter, Liz Cheney, to warn her after Trump singled her out on January 6. The controversial former vice president is said to consider Trump an "abysmal" president. Liz Cheney was ousted from her GOP leadership position over her opposition to Trump. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former Vice President Dick Cheney call...
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The Delta variant boomed from 10% of all US coronavirus cases to 31% in just 11 days. It's more dangerous than other variants and could imperil the recovery.

A medical assistant administers a COVID-19 vaccine dose in Los Angeles. Mario Tama/Getty Images The Financial Times estimates the Delta variant made up a third of US COVID-19 cases as of last week. That would mean the variant's share of infections tripled in just 11 days. The CDC warned last week that the Delta variant could soon become dominant in the US. See more stories on Insider's business page. As of June 16, the Delta coronavirus variant made up 31% of all coronavirus cases ...
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The New York Times has outed Tucker Carlson, who attacks journalists as 'cringing animals,' as a top anonymous source for the media

Fox News host Tucker Carlson. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Fox News' Tucker Carlson frequently berates media outlets and insults journalists on his show. But according to The New York Times reports, he has acted as an anonymous source for media outlets. He has shared information about Donald Trump and internal Fox News politics, the report said. See more stories on Insider's business page. The New York Times has outed Fox News host Tucker Carlson as a frequent anonymous source o...
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The Delta variant appears to have tripled to 31% of all US coronavirus cases in just 11 days. It's more dangerous than other variants and could imperil the country's recovery.

A medical assistant administers a COVID-19 vaccine dose in Los Angeles. Mario Tama/Getty Images The Financial Times estimates the Delta variant made up a third of US COVID-19 cases as of last week. That would mean the variant's share of infections tripled in just 11 days. The CDC warned last week that the Delta variant could soon become dominant in the US. See more stories on Insider's business page. As of June 16, the Delta coronavirus variant made up 31% of all coronavirus cases ...
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The Dippin' Dots CEO is being sued by his ex, who claims he used her nudes to blackmail her in a bitter custody fight over their dog

Dippin' Dots CEO Scott Fischer. Courtesy of Dippin' Dots The ex of Dippin' Dots CEO Scott Fischer claims he used her nudes to threaten and control her. Court documents outline what her lawyers call a "campaign of abuse and harassment" with her nudes. Fischer told TMZ the lawsuit is an attempt to extort him, calling it "outlandish." See more stories on Insider's business page. The CEO of Dippin' Dots has been accused by his ex-girlfriend of waging a revenge porn campaign...
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