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Twitter is rebooting its verification system, and it could put Trump's blue check mark in jeopardy

SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Twitter announced Tuesday it's relaunching its public application program for verified status, marked by a blue check. The program was paused in 2017 after Twitter granted the verified blue check-mark to one of the organizers of the white supremacist Charlottesville rally, sparking outrage. Twitter has now proposed a set of new policies for the program, which include the possibility that accounts have their blue check-marks taken away if they repeatedly brea...
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Donald Trump Jr. said he's been 'totally asymptomatic' and is spending his time in quarantine polishing his guns

Donald Trump Jr. speaks during a Students for Trump event at the Dream City Church in Phoenix, Arizona, on June 23, 2020. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images Donald Trump Jr. said on Friday that he's "totally asymptomatic" after having tested positive for the coronavirus earlier this week.  To pass the time, Trump Jr. reached out to his Instagram followers and asked them for movie and book recommendations.  Trump Jr. also said he's going to polish his guns while under quarantine.  Visit Busines...
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How Joe Biden went from being a kid from Scranton to a six-term Senator, VP, and now the President-elect

Joe Biden has long straddled the line between presenting himself as an accomplished, career politician and a cool, down-to-earth dad. Mark Makela/Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden turns 78 years old on Friday, November 20.  Biden, who served as US senator from Delaware from 1973 to 2009 and then former President Obama's vice-president from 2009 to 2017, ran for president three times before winning the Democratic nomination. Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, on November 20, 1942, to a us...
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TikTok trend forces Trump campaign's 'voter fraud hotline' to close after it is inundated with prank calls

Donald Trump during a visit to his campaign headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images Donald Trump's 'voter fraud hotline' has closed after a TikTok trend led to it being inundated with a flurry of prank calls. The service was set up at the Trump campaign's headquarters in Arlington, Virginia to record alleged incidents of voter fraud. TikTok users soon began uploading videos of themselves calling with fake claims and recording the reaction of the operator, a tren...
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John Kelly says Trump delaying the transition process for Biden 'hurts our national security'

SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump's former chief of staff said the delay in the transition process for President-election Joe Biden hurts US national security. "It's about the nation. It hurts our national security," John Kelly told Politico of the delay in the transition process. Trump has refused to concede to Biden, and the federal agency responsible for the transition process has not yet formally recognized the former vice president as the winner of the election. W...
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Uber delivers a miss in third-quarter earnings as it slowly recovers from the pandemic

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi speaks at an event hosted by the Economic Club of Washington D.C. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images Uber on Thursday released financial results of its third quarter.  For the three months ended July 31, Uber lost more than $1 billion on revenues of $3.13 billion. Shares of the company fell in late trading following the release.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Uber's pandemic recovery isn't happening as quickly as investors would like.The ride-ha...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, News, California, Washington, Trends, Markets, Bloomberg, Rome, Earnings, Wedbush, Economic Club, Dara Khosrowshahi, Saul Loeb, Ride-hailing, Graham Rapier


A look inside the White House, which has 132 rooms, a restaurant, and the offices of some of the most powerful people in the world

America's first president, George Washington, selected the site for the White House in 1791. AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais The White House, home to the president of the US, is one of the most famous buildings in American history.  While many have seen glimpses of the Oval Office and the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room, there are dozens of more chambers and halls that make up the White House. Here is a look inside rooms inside the White House, from the Red Room parlour to the res...
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The life of Dana Perino: the rare Fox News anchor who's worried about being boring

Dana Perino at Fox News Channel Studios on July 31, 2018 in New York. John Lamparski/Getty Dana Perino, 48, is the host of Fox News' "The Daily Briefing," a commentator on the "The Five," and co-host of the Fox podcast "I'll Tell You What." At age six, Perino told her family that she would one day work in the White House. She studied journalism at graduate school, but after refusing to interview the mother of a murdered 2-year-old child, she decided the profession wasn't for her. Perino tr...
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The US economy will be stronger than many think in the 4th quarter because COVID-19 is less lethal than before, says Wall Street chief strategist

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images Economists concerned that skyrocketing COVID-19 case counts in the US will curb the economic recovery are ignoring the pandemic's remarkably low lethality rate, James Paulsen, chief investment strategist at The Leuthold Group, said Friday. The US Economic Surprise Index, which tracks economic momentum, has been more closely correlated with virus lethality than cases throughout the pandemic.  COVID-19 lethality soared above 7% in April, leading the surprise gauge...
Tags: US, Trends, Paulsen, Saul Loeb, Leuthold Group, The Leuthold Group, Ben Winck, James Paulsen


The first Boeing 737 Max crash was 2 years ago today. Here's the complete history of the plane that's been grounded since 2 crashes killed 346 people 5 months apart.

Boeing When the 737 Max entered service in 2017, Boeing touted it as the next generation of a tried-and-tested workhorse of consumer aviation.The Max, a 737 with more fuel-efficient engines and updated avionics and cabins, would have longer range, a lower operating cost, and enough in common with previous models so that pilots could switch back and forth between the two with ease.However, two fatal crashes involving the plane within five months of each other, which killed a combined 346 pe...
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Here's how former Vice President Joe Biden went from 'Middle-Class Joe' to millionaire

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden. Associated Press/Sarah Blake Morgan Democratic nominee Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, have a net worth of $9 million. The couple built the majority of that wealth recently. The Bidens earned a $16.7 million income between 2017 and 2019 from book royalties and paid speaking engagements, according to financial disclosures reported on by Forbes. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. We're a week out from the pres...
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Here's how much of a hit Biden's presidential chances would take from a Comey-like October surprise

US President Barack Obama speaks about the investigation into the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida during a meeting with top officials, including US Vice President Joe Biden (2nd L), Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson (L) and FBI Director James Comey (R), in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, June 13, 2016. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images About a week before the 2016 election, former FBI Director James Comey sent a letter to Congress alerting them to "the existen...
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The US economy has a 'good chance' to see more stimulus before the presidential election, a fund manager says

President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden. Tom Pennington/Getty Images; SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images The US economy has a "good chance" of seeing another coronavirus stimulus package before the presidential elections in November, a fund manager told CNBC on Tuesday.If both chambers of Congress "can strike something that's reasonable on both sides, then we do have a good chance to get something done before the election, or right after, which would benefit both p...
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Democrats condemn Trump for gloating about an end to Obamacare less than a day after announcing his Supreme Court nominee

US President Donald Trump attends meeting in the Oval Office on June 24, 2020. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump on Sunday tweeted that it will be "a big WIN" for the US if the Supreme Court strikes down the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. "Obamacare will be replaced with a MUCH better, and FAR cheaper, alternative if it is terminated in the Supreme Court," he wrote, less than a day after nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Democrats c...
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American democracy is losing the fight against Trump's misinformation. We need to turn it around.

Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images The coronavirus pandemic rages on, but there's another virus we constantly have to deal with: misinformation. The Trump administration operates in lies which are slowly undermining American democracy. It's time for social media companies to step up and help fight back. Michael Gordon is a longtime Democratic strategist, a former spokesman for the Justice Department, and the principal for the strategic-communications firm Group Gordon. This is an opinion colu...
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Former Pence aide says there were private meetings about the possibility of Trump refusing to accept election results

SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Oliva Troye, a former aide to Vice President Mike Pence, said Friday a group of staffers had previously discussed what would happen if President Donald Trump refused to accept the election results in November. Troye, in an interview with CNN, said it's not surprising that Trump would reject a peaceful transfer of power in November. "What if his plan is four more years of Donald Trump should he win, and will he leave after that?" Troye said on CNN. Visit Busi...
Tags: Politics, Elections, White House, Trends, Cnn, Fox News, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Troye, Saul Loeb, White House Trump, 2020 Elections, Yelena Dzhanova, Olivia Troye


Former Mueller prosecutor says the special counsel let down the public and describes Trump as 'an animal' in new book

Former Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller arrives to testify before Congress on July 24, 2019, in Washington, DC. AFP/Saul Loeb via Getty Images Andrew Weissmann, a former prosecutor on the special counsel Robert Mueller's team, offered a scathing review of Mueller's handling of the probe and the actions of President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr in an upcoming tell-all. Trump is "like an animal, clawing at the world with no concept of right and wrong," Weissmann wrote in h...
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10 things in tech you need to know today

SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.Oracle announced it will become a minority investor in TikTok Global after President Trump indicated his approval. In a statement Saturday evening, TikTok confirmed the news and said it was also working with Walmart on a commercial partnership.The US decided to postpone its ban on TikTok downloads after parent firm ByteDance reached agr...
Tags: Apple, Google, Europe, UK, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Walmart, Eu, Commerce, Bill Gates, Mitch McConnell, Jack Ma, Oracle, Alexa, Nordic


Democrats' last hope to stop Trump from replacing Ruth Bader Ginsburg rests with a handful of Republican senators

SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has reignited critical questions about whether President Donald Trump will be able to force through a nominee to replace Ginsburg, and what, if anything, Democrats can do to stop it. Given the current makeup of the US Senate — 53 Republicans, 45 Democrats, and two Independents who caucus with Democrats — the minority party has no power to stop the president and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell if t...
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Trump's Secretary of Veterans Affairs defended the president's reported insults toward the military, saying it's just 'politics'

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie in the White House in April 2020. Associated Press Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie defended President Donald Trump after a bombshell report by The Atlantic said he called American World War I dead "losers" and dead Marines "suckers." Wilkie, a Trump appointee, said he did not believe the report and said that Trump had done good work for veterans. When pressed by CNN over Trump reportedly calling Sen. John McCain — a former prisoner of war w...
Tags: Politics, Navy, France, White House, US, Trends, Cnn, Atlantic, United States, Iowa, Paris, Veterans Affairs, News UK, World War I, Marine Corps, Marines


Trump reportedly took home $750,000 worth of art from the home of the US ambassador to France in 2018 after canceling a World War I cemetery visit

President Donald Trump arrives for the lunch after the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I at Elysée Palace on November 11, 2018, in Paris, France. Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images Donald Trump took $750,000 of art from the US ambassdor's residence in Paris to the White House after he canceled a cemetery visit commemorating US World War I dead, Bloomberg reported. The 2018 decision caused stress for officials but was deemed legal as the art is US property, the rep...
Tags: Politics, London, Navy, France, White House, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Atlantic, United States, Paris, News UK, World War I, Fox News, Benjamin Franklin, Donald Trump


Trump admires Putin because he is rich and runs Russia like it's his personal company, according to Michael Cohen's new book

Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump. Reuters President Donald Trump's admiration of Vladimir Putin is down to the Russian president's wealth and his running his country "like it was his personal company," according to excerpts of a new memoir. The president's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, made the claims in his memoir coming out Tuesday, which were published by CNN and The Washington Post. Cohen, who described himself as Trump's "fixer" and "designated thug," said in the excerpts th...
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Biden needs to win big in November, otherwise we're in trouble

Tom Pennington/Getty Images; SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images The election in November is the most consequential in modern history, as a Trump win could mean further descent into fascism. Biden is currently up in the polls, but in order to send the right message to Americans, and the world abroad, Biden must defeat Trump in a landslide. Michael Gordon has a long history in marketing and communications strategy and Democratic politics. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are th...
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Trump Jr. joins Triller and lashes out against TikTok, claiming the app is 'something that could haunt your kids forever'

Donald Trump Jr. in a video posted to Triller attacked TikTok and said it might "weaponize" the data of children who use it. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images Donald Trump Jr., the president's eldest son, in a video Friday targeted TikTok, which is less than two weeks away from facing a ban in the US under his father's executive order. In a video posted to Triller, a video-sharing app that has expressed interested in purchasing TikTok, Trump Jr. claimed TikTok could be "turning on your kid's ...
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Photos from 10 countries around the world show why most Americans say they are 'embarrassed' by the US coronavirus response

Infection rates in China and New Zealand are so low that people can get cheek-to-cheek without risking much. The same can't be said in the US. Getty Images Countries like China and New Zealand have learned how to dance effectively with the coronavirus, minimizing and controlling their outbreaks. But the US has not, and still carries the unenviable distinction of tallying the most confirmed coronavirus cases of any country, and the most deaths.  Here's a glimpse into 9 other countries a...
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The Justice Department is reportedly preparing to file antitrust charges against Google

SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images The Department of Justice is planning to file antitrust charges against Google as soon as this month, The New York Times reported Thursday. Attorney General William Barr set a deadline for DOJ lawyers to file the charges by the end of September, despite the lawyers' requests for more time, according to the report. Google is already facing a joint antitrust investigation from a coalition of 50 states and territories. Some Democrats are reportedly worried that...
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Investors are bracing for choppy markets, but volatility typically falls before elections, one strategist says

Tom Pennington/Getty Images; SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Investors usually prepare for volatile stock markets in election years, but Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at CFRA, says 60 years of data shows they worry too much. He said:  "A lot of strategists are saying that as we head into the election, markets are likely to get a lot more volatile. But actually history says the opposite."Stovall said stocks have tended to perform worse in September, with an average loss of  0.51% ...
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POWER PLAYERS: Meet the most powerful people shaping Trump's healthcare agenda

President Donald Trump's healthcare agenda includes lowering prescription drug prices and tackling surprise medical bills. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump formally accepted the Republican nomination on Thursday.Much of the criticism from his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, has been over his handing of the coronavirus pandemic. Read more: POWER PLAYERS: The 25 people to watch for how Joe Biden and Kamala Harris could transform healthcareAs Trump continues to manag...
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Trump's campaign paid $2.3 million in donor money to his private business, filings show

SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump's campaign has paid $2.3 million in donor funds to his private businesses so far, according to Federal Election Commission filings.Forbes, which first reported on the filings, noted that in one instance, one of Trump's companies received nearly $38,000 in campaign funds for rent.In another, the campaign shelled out $8,000 to the Trump corporation last month for "legal & IT consulting," according to the filings.This isn't the first time ...
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Isabel Wilkerson’s ‘Caste’ is a devastating exploration of American racial distinctions

By Steve Nathans-Kelly In Plessy v. Ferguson, the landmark civil rights case whose 7-2 defeat in the Supreme Court codified the principle of “separate but equal” in United States law for 58 years, Albion Tourgée, the lead attorney bringing suit against Louisiana’s Separate Car Act, pursued a legal argument that seems curious today. Rather than insisting that his client, Homer Plessy—a light-skinned, mixed-race, French-speaking Creole—deserved to sit in the railcar seat he paid for based on right...
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