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Snapchat removes speedometer filter after families of car crash victims accused it of encouraging reckless driving

Snapchat's speed feature is no more, NPR first reported. Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images Snapchat is removing the speed filter, which critics say promotes reckless driving. The filter has been connected to several serious crashes over the years. Snap told NPR that it is nixing the feature because it's "barely used by Snapchatters." See more stories on Insider's business page. Snapchat is nixing its controversial speed filter after years of criticism. The feature, whic...
Tags: Transportation, Florida, News, Trends, Snapchat, Driving, Npr, Snap, Ban Cars, Tech Insider, Jack Wright, Tim Levin, Jakub Porzycki NurPhoto, Sienna Mae Gomez, Getty Images Snapchat, NPR Critics

Ammon Bundy, the anti-government militant who led an armed takeover of a US wildlife refuge, is running for governor of Idaho

In this Jan. 4, 2016, file photo, Ammon Bundy, center, one of the sons of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, walks off after speaking with reporters during a news conference at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters near Burns, Ore. AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File Ammon Bundy announced Saturday he is running for governor of Idaho as a Republican. The anti-government activist is known for taking part in armed standoffs with the government. In 2016, he led a militia in the occupation of a federa...
Tags: Politics, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Idaho, Npr, Nevada, Republican, BLM, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Ammon Bundy, Bundy, Cliven Bundy, Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Bundys, Capitol

A day in the life of a Twitter exec in Singapore, who fits in an hour of 'me time' during his workday and doesn't plan on going back to the office full-time

Arvinder Gujral doesn't plan on going back to the office full-time post-pandemic. Arvinder Gujral Arvinder Gujral is Twitter's managing director for Southeast Asia, based in Singapore. Gujral says he developed a healthier lifestyle in the pandemic and he doesn't plan on going back to the office full-time. He fits in a workout before his morning meetings and sets aside an hour each day to read or write fiction. See more stories on Insider's business page. Arvinder Gujral...
Tags: Asia, Twitter, Southeast Asia, Singapore, India, International, Trends, Features, Asia Pacific, Harry Potter, Silicon Valley, Npr, The New York Times, Michael Lewis, CNA, Dole

Suspect Arraigned In Killing Of UC Davis Graduate Catherine Serou In Russia

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Tags: Crime, News, Russia, Davis, Moscow, Npr, UC Davis, UC, Northern California, Nizhny Novgorod, RIA Novosti, Vicksburg Mississippi, Alexander Popov, Catherine Serou, Serou, Beccy Serou

Duchess of Sussex tells NPR what inspired her new children's book

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, is speaking out about the lack of diversity she saw in books growing up, and hopes every family will feel represented in her new children's book. Meghan told NPR the best-seller, titled "The Bench," was inspired by a poem she wrote for Prince Harry as a gift on his first Father's Day.
Tags: News, Stories, Harry, Npr, Sussex, Meghan, Meghan Duchess of Sussex

Body Of Missing UC Davis Graduate Catherine Serou Found In Russia, Reports Say

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Tags: Facebook, Crime, News, Russia, Local, Ap, Davis, Moscow, Npr, UC Davis, Catherine, Northern California, Investigative Committee, Nizhny Novgorod, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Catherine Serou

Body Of Missing UC Davis Graduate Catherine Serou Found In Russia, Reports Say

MOSCOW (AP/CBS13) — Russian news reports said searchers on Saturday found the body of a UC Davis graduate who went missing several days earlier and that a man has been arrested on suspicion of murder. The body of Catherine Serou, 34, was found in a wooded area in the city of Nizhny Novgorod, approximately 250 miles east of Moscow, the reports said. Serou reportedly went missing Tuesday after getting into a car with a stranger, NPR reported on Saturday. The newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda said she...
Tags: Facebook, Crime, News, Russia, Local, Ap, Davis, Moscow, Npr, UC Davis, Catherine, Northern California, Investigative Committee, Nizhny Novgorod, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Catherine Serou

Flight attendants describe 'unprecedented' violence as travel returns and passenger aggression soars

Flight attendants talk in a nearly empty cabin on a Delta Airlines flight operated by SkyWest Airlines. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart 7 flight attendants told Insider the rise in passenger violence has worsened their mental health. Flight attendants said the aggression stems from a divisive political climate. Some flight attendants want airlines to offer free, on-demand mental health services. See more stories on Insider's business page. When Nas Lewis, a Chicago-based flight attendant, went t...
Tags: Transportation, Facebook, New York, News, Air Travel, New York City, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Walmart, Delta Airlines, Chicago, Npr, Las Vegas, Airlines

Weekend reading: Email SNAFU, and the FCA wants you

What caught my eye this week. F irst off, apologies if you got a rogue email from us yesterday pointing to a popular US investing website – and nothing else! This was a screw-up, and the person responsible has been roundly ballsed-out – which was the longest talking to I’ve given myself in a bathroom mirror since I worked up the courage to ask out Joanna Jones when I was 13. It was also a reminder that I really must sort out our creaking email system. If you subscribe to Monevator by email (an...
Tags: Google, Hong Kong, UK, England, Marketing, US, Eu, Bbc, Atlantic, Fca, Brazil, Boe, Npr, Gordon Brown, Michael Lewis, ESG

NPR Gets Fourth Regional News Hub, This One For Midwest

Thanks to a $4.7 milion grant from former Google chairman Eric Schmidt and his wife, Wendy, the newsroom will be based at KCUR in Kansas City, Missouri, and will also include as partners St. Louis Public Radio, Iowa Public Radio, and Nebraska Public Media. The other three regional hubs are in California, Texas, and the Gulf States (Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama). – Inside Radio
Tags: Google, Art, Media, Npr, Eric Schmidt, Wendy, Kansas City Missouri, California Texas, KCUR, 06.17.21, Hub This One For Midwest, St Louis Public Radio Iowa Public Radio, Nebraska Public Media, Gulf States Louisiana Mississippi

Spotlighting many challenges "winning the peace" after drug decriminalization reform in Oregon

As we mark 50 years waging the drug war in the United States, legal reforms and polls make clear that Americans are eager to embrace public health rather than punitive responses to drug activity.  But a growing political will to end the "war on drugs" does not instantly create a practical way forward.  Growing interest in ending the drug war makes it critical for policy markers and advocates to focus on "winning the peace" as we move beyond criminalization models.  But new NPR article, headlined...
Tags: Law, Oregon, United States, Portugal, Npr, Marshall, Legislature, Douglas A Berman, Mike Marshall, Oregon Recovers, Reginald Richardson, Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission

Following lawsuits, Snapchat pulls its controversial speed filter

Lately, Snapchat’s 3D Cartoon lens has been all the buzz, making all of our friends look like Pixar characters. But since 2013, a staple filter on the ephemeral photo sharing app has been the speed filter, which shows how fast a phone is moving when it takes a photo or video. Today, Snapchat confirmed that it will pull the filter from the app. NPR first reported this today, calling it a “dramatic reversal” of Snap’s earlier defense of the feature. Over the years, there have been multiple car acc...
Tags: Apps, Lawsuit, Technology, Selfie, California, Tech, Snapchat, Instant Messaging, Software, Computing, Npr, Bob Marley, Lawyer, Driver, Car Accidents, Snap

Comment on broccoli slaw by Amanda

Hey Deb – my 6 yo son Alexander and I watched the video of you making this yesterday morning and he was *insistent* that we make it as soon as possible. Can you imagine his JOY when we got broccoli as a choice from our CSA basket? We’re pretty excited to make it together with supper tonight. I LOVE getting to see your personality and work in action on the YouTube channel. It’s going to be a fantastic way to start our Wednesdays!! Also, I clicked on the link to your NPR article RE the four other ...
Tags: Food, Npr, Alexander, Amanda, Deb

The morning read for Thursday, June 17

Each weekday, we select a short list of news articles, commentary, and other noteworthy links related to the Supreme Court. To suggest a piece for us to consider, email us at [email protected] Here’s the Thursday morning read: Reading the tea leaves: Remaining cases as of June 16 (Amy Howe, Howe on the Court) Activists, academics step up pressure on Justice Breyer to retire (Robert Barnes, The Washington Post) The Truth Teller of the Supreme Court (Linda Greenhouse, The New York Times)...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Npr, Round-up, Robert Barnes, Breyer, Michael Schaub, Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Howe Howe, Texas U S Supreme Court, Colleen DeGuzman, Texas Tribune Supreme Court

Drug war ... huh ... after 50 years, what is it good for?

In July 1969, Prez Richard Nixon delivered a special message to Congress warning about the "serious national threat" of drugs, and he thereafter prodded Congress to pass in 1970 the federal Controlled Substance Act.  But on this day in 1971, Prez Nixon delivered an address in which he declared drug abuse "public enemy No. 1" and stated that "to fight and defeat this enemy, it is necessary to wage a new all-out offensive." Consequently, many mark this day back in 1971 as the start of the "War on ...
Tags: Law, Congress, Washington Post, US, United States, Npr, Al Jazeera, Douglas A Berman, Prez Nixon, Prez Richard Nixon, Latin America From the Washington Post

How Joe Biden planned his summit with Putin to avoid the mistakes made by Trump and other world leaders

A room at the Villa La Grange arranged for Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden to hold their June 16 narrow-format meeting as part of the US-Russia summit. Sergei Bobylev\TASS via Getty Images Joe Biden is meeting Russia's Vladimir Putin for a summit in Geneva on Wednesday. Biden and his team have taken steps to avoid traps Putin likes to set to gain advantage. Putin has psyched out other leaders by showing up late, embarrassing them, and exploiting divisions....
Tags: Politics, Nbc, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Iran, Syria, Diplomacy, News UK, Geneva, Npr, State Department

Progressive Dems urge Biden to get tough on Russia but Putin has a tradition of playing mind games with American presidents

President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin are set to meet in Geneva on June 16. Angela Weiss/Alexey Druzhinin/Getty Images President Joe Biden is set to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin this week. Some Democrats have called on Biden to be more assertive than Trump with Russia, Axios reported. However, Putin has perfected tactics to intimidate US leaders, Axios' Glen Johnson said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Progressive Democrats are call...
Tags: Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Syria, Cnn, United States, Libya, Geneva, Npr, John Kerry, Kremlin, Johnson

Revenue From NPR’s Podcasts Just Keeps Rising And Rising

“From 2015 to 2019 US-based National Public Radio saw its podcasting revenue grow ten-fold. Things were tougher last year due to the pandemic, though NPR still managed a small amount of growth, but it’s now bouncing back big time,” with an estimated rise of 30% from last year. – World Association of News Publishers
Tags: Art, Media, US, Npr, National Public Radio, 06.11.21

Southwest Airlines grounded all planes last night because of a glitch in weather data, delaying passengers by 3 hours

Southwest Airlines grounded all of its flights Monday night after a technical error. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Southwest Airlines grounded all of its flights Monday night due to a technical glitch. Southwest said a third-party weather data provider "experienced intermittend performance issues." It grounded flights for safety reasons, it said. It resumed some flights after three hours, NPR reported. See more stories on Insider's business page. Southwest Air...
Tags: Florida, California, Trends, Chicago, New York Times, Npr, Baltimore, Southwest Airlines, Southwest, Phoenix, Paul Hennessy, Chicago Midway Airport, Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Hollywood Burbank, Southwest Airlines Customer Service, Getty Images Southwest Airlines

Bone Music: Forbidden Soviet Records Made From Used X-Ray Films

During the Cold War, the Soviet Union controlled the music recording industry and even restricted the types of music that were allowed to be played & listened to. Or they tried to anyway. Enterprising Soviet bootleggers took used x-ray films, many of them still containing images of bones and skulls, and recorded forbidden music on them, including jazz and rock & roll from the West. They called it ribs, bones, bone music, or jazz on ribs. From a 2017 article in Vice: X-rays proved to be an...
Tags: Npr, Elvis, Jason Kottke, Soviet Union, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Birdland, Stephen Coates, Masha, Sergei Khrushchev, Anya von Bremzen

How I Podcast: Left Handed Radio’s Anna Rubanova

The beauty of podcasting is that anyone can do it. It’s a rare medium that’s nearly as easy to make as it is to consume. And as such, no two people do it exactly the same way. There are a wealth of hardware and software solutions open to potential podcasters, so setups run the gamut from NPR studios to USB Skype rigs (the latter of which has become a kind of default during the current pandemic). We’ve asked some of our favorite podcast hosts and producers to highlight their workflows — the equip...
Tags: Podcasts, Entertainment, Tech, Npr, David Rees, Rhode, Ben Lindbergh, Jesse Thorn, Justin Richmond, WNYC Studios, How I Podcast, Lauren Spohrer Jeffrey Cranor, Anita Flores, Sam Dingman, Sarah Enni RiYL, Eleanor Kagan

On the Smugglers’ Radar: June 2021

“On The Smugglers’ Radar” is a feature for books that have caught our eye: books we have heard of via other readers, directly from publishers, and/or from our regular incursions from various corners of the interwebs. Because we want far more books than we can possibly buy or review (what else is new?), we are revamping the Smugglers’ Radar into a monthly (mostly) SFF-focused feature – so YOU can tell us which books you have on your radar as well! As of last month, all of our monthly picks can...
Tags: Books, India, Earth, Brooklyn, United States, New York Times, Npr, Jordan, Artemis, Rainier, Thomas, Kodiak, Coast Guard, Sparta, Scott Fitzgerald, Megan

Netflix's 'Lucifer' is the top streaming series in the US

"Lucifer" Netflix Every week, Parrot Analytics provides Insider with a list of the nine most in-demand original TV shows on streaming services in the US. Parrot's list is ranked by how much more in demand the top series are than the average TV show in the US. Audience demand reflects the desire and engagement, or overall popularity, of a series. Netflix's "Lucifer" overtook hits like "Stranger Things" and Disney+'s "The Mandalorian" for this week's top spot after the second...
Tags: TV, Media, Entertainment, Disney, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Features, Netflix, Streaming, Npr, Hulu, Rotten Tomatoes, Marvel Studios, Paul Bettany, Pascal

Netflix's 'Lucifer' is the top streaming series in the US this week

"Lucifer" Netflix Every week, Parrot Analytics provides Insider with a list of the nine most in-demand original TV shows on streaming services in the US. Parrot's list is ranked by how much more in demand the top series are than the average TV show in the US. Audience demand reflects the desire and engagement, or overall popularity, of a series. Netflix's "Lucifer" overtook hits like "Stranger Things" and Disney+'s "The Mandalorian" for this week's top spot after the second...
Tags: TV, Media, Entertainment, Disney, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Features, Netflix, Streaming, Npr, Hulu, Rotten Tomatoes, Marvel Studios, Paul Bettany, Pascal

Antigun Advocacy Group Tries to Rewrite Current History

By Larry Keane Antigun billionaire Michael Bloomberg funds 70 percent of The Trace’s operations through his gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety. IMG Jim Grant U.S.A. -( It’s widely established that law-abiding Americans are buying firearms at record levels. No one disputes it. Gun control groups decry the trend. Supporters of the Second Amendment celebrate it. But during the past 18 months, the fact is a historic number of Americans have taken ownership of their self-de...
Tags: Guns, America, Barack Obama, Harvard University, Gear, Wisconsin, Guardian, Npr, Michael Bloomberg, Gallup, Trace, U S Supreme Court, Joyce, NSSF, Jim Grant, National Shooting Sports Foundation NSSF

Val Demings, who rose to national prominence as a Trump impeachment manager, will challenge Marco Rubio in the 2022 Florida Senate race

Rep. Val Demings of Florida in February 2019. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Rep. Val Demings will take on Marco Rubio in the Florida Senate race next year, Politico reported. Demings is a high-profile, top-tier candidate for Democrats in a politically-tricky state. As a former police chief, she could offer a compelling perspective on issues of policing reform. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. Democratic Rep. Val Demings of Florida, a former Orlando police chief who r...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Congress, Kentucky, Senate, Politico, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Gop, House, Marco Rubio, Mitch McConnell, US Senate, Jonathan Capehart, Npr

Trump's impeachment lawyer is representing an accused Capitol rioter after saying insurrectionists 'wrought unprecedented havoc, mayhem, and death'

Trump impeachment defense attorney Michael van der Veen. Screenshot via C-SPAN One of Trump's impeachment lawyers is now representing an accused insurrectionist, NPR reported. It comes after he and Trump's other lawyers called rioters' actions "utterly inexcusable." They also demanded the "swift investigation and prosecution" of those who stormed the building. See more stories on Insider's business page. One of the lawyers who represented then President Donald Trump in his ...
Tags: Politics, News, Oregon, Trends, Washington Dc, Marine Corps, Npr, Donald Trump, Signal, Trump, Capitol, Bruce Castor, West Palm Beach Florida, Muriel Bowser, Dolan, Wellington Florida

Carbon Dioxide Reaches Highest Level In 4 Million Years

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NPR: The amount of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere reached 419 parts per million in May, its highest level in more than four million years, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced on Monday. After dipping last year because of pandemic-fueled lockdowns, emissions of greenhouse gases have begun to soar again as economies open and people resume work and travel. The newly released data about May carbon dioxide levels show that the g...
Tags: Tech, Earth, Hawaii, Noaa, Npr, Mauna Loa, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Scripps, Global Monitoring Laboratory

A 2019 video shows scientists from the Wuhan CDC collecting samples in bat caves - but the agency hasn't revealed any findings

A woman looks at a model of a bat cave at the Wuhan Nature History Museum on June 1, 2021 in Wuhan, China. Getty A video from December 2019 shows Wuhan CDC experts collecting virus samples in local bat caves. Yet the Wuhan CDC said it did not store or study coronaviruses or bat viruses prior to the pandemic. US intelligence is investigating the possibility that the coronavirus leaked from a Chinese lab. See more stories on Insider's business page. During the World Health Organization&#...
Tags: Health, Asia, Science, News, Washington Post, China, Southeast Asia, Africa, US, Trends, Who, World Health Organization, Npr, Wuhan, Bats, Hubei

Bitcoin tumbles 12% after US authorities claw back most of Colonial Pipeline crypto ransom

Cesc Maymo/Getty Images The DOJ's new Ransomware and Digital Extortion Task Force has recovered most of the Colonial Pipeline ransom. The task force recovered 63.7 bitcoin or $2.3 million worth of the $4.3 million ransom. The FBI declined to specifically say how it seized the funds from "Darkside" hackers. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. The price of bitcoin tumbled roughly 12% on Tuesday to trade around $31,500 per coin.The fall may have been...
Tags: Law, US, Trends, Fbi, Goldman Sachs, Npr, Department Of Justice, Biden, Doj, Georgetown, Tim Wu, Paul Abbate, Abbate, Colonial Pipeline, Will Daniel, Institute for Technology Law