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Louisiana governor vetoes anti-trans athlete bill: 'Discrimination is not a Louisiana value'

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards talks to media at his campaign office in Shreveport, La., Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Edwards, a Democrat, was campaigning in the same metropolitan area his Republican challenger, Eddie Rispone, will be holding a campaign rally with President Donald Trump later in the evening. Gerald Herbert/AP Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards vetoed legislation Tuesday that would have banned transgender youth from participating on girls' or women's school sports teams. "...
Tags: Politics, News, Trends, Transgender, Ncaa, Louisiana, Republican, Donald Trump, John Bel Edwards, Edwards, Shreveport, Gerald Herbert, Breaking, Louisana, Sen Beth Mizell, Eddie Rispone


US will likely miss Biden's July 4 COVID-19 goal of having 70% of adults vaccinated, White House says

Dado Ruvic/Reuters The country will likely miss Biden's goal of having 70% of adults partially vaccinated by July 4. The White House made the announcement on Tuesday. Press secretary Jen Psaki said the goal will likely be achieved a couple weeks after July 4. See more stories on Insider's business page. The United States will probably miss President Joe Biden's goal of getting at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose into the arms of 70% of adults by July 4, the White House said Tue...
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Texas Gov. Abbott vetoed a state animal cruelty bill, saying the Safe Outdoor Dogs Act was 'micro-managing'

Bernese mountain dog Jena Ardell/Getty Images Texas Gov. Greg Abbott vetoed Senate Bill 474, a state bill expanding animal cruelty laws. The bill banned pet owners from leaving pets outside without water or shelter, and regulated tether and collar sizes. Abbott called the Safe Outdoor Dogs Act a form of "micro-managing" and "over-criminalization." See more stories on Insider's business page. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott vetoed a bill Monday that would have expanded animal cruelty laws in th...
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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...
Tags: Politics, Fcc, Jimmy Kimmel, Entertainment, Russia, US, Trends, House, Federal Communications Commission, News UK, Snl, Saturday Night Live, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Doj, Trump


A federal appeals court blocked a judge's ruling that would throw out California's assault weapon ban

Workers arrange AR-15 style rifles on a wall that are for sale at Davidson Defense in Orem, Utah on February 4, 2021. GEORGE FREY/AFP via Getty Images A federal appeals court Monday blocked a lower court's decision to throw out California's ban on assault weapons. US District Judge Roger T. Benitez earlier in June struck down California's decades-long ban. But a three-judge panel Monday issued an indefinite stay on his order. See more stories on Insider's business page. A t...
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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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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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The Supreme Court unanimously ruled against the NCAA's limits on compensation for student athletes

Maddie Meyer/Getty Images The Supreme Court ruled in favor of college athletes in the Alston vs. NCAA supreme court case. Justices ruled that the NCAA can't limit education-related benefits for college athletes. The ruling did not address whether athletes can be paid directly or profit from endorsements. See more stories on Insider's business page. ON MONDAY, the US Supreme Court ruled against the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the Alston vs. NCAA case about limita...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, Scotus, Sports, America, Trends, Ncaa, West Virginia University, Espn, University Of California, Alston, Black, US supreme court, Cory Booker, National Collegiate Athletic Association


Supreme Court unanimously rules against the NCAA's limits on compensation for student-athletes

The Supreme Court ruled against the NCAA on Monday in NCAA v. Alston. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images The Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of college athletes in NCAA v. Alston. The justices ruled that the NCAA can't limit education-related benefits for college athletes. The ruling did not address whether athletes could be paid directly or profit from endorsements. See more stories on Insider's business page. On Monday, the US Supreme Court ruled against the National Collegiate Ath...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, Scotus, Sports, America, Trends, Ncaa, West Virginia University, Espn, University Of California, Alston, Black, US supreme court, The Supreme Court, National Collegiate Athletic Association


Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh ripped the NCAA, saying the organization is 'not above the law'

Three women have accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. Susan Walsh/AP Photo The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the NCAA can no longer ban colleges from giving student athletes education-related benefits. Justice Brett Kavanaugh criticized the NCAA's business model as part of the ruling. He said the organization is "not above the law." See more stories on Insider's business page. Supreme Justice Brett Kavanaugh criticized the National Collegiate Athletic Association in ...
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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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Iran's only nuclear power plant experiences emergency shutdown that could last days

A general view of the Bushehr main nuclear reactor in Iran. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran said the country's only nuclear power plant is experiencing an outage. The outage is due to a technical issue, the agency said. It's unclear how long the outage will be, but it could be a few days. See more stories on Insider's business page. Iran's sole nuclear power plant is experiencing an emergency shutdown due to a "technical fault," the Atomic ...
Tags: News, Israel, International, Trends, Iran, Power, Bushehr, Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Nuclear Reactor, Kelly McLaughlin, Speed desk


Hong Kong's pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily could shut within days, top advisor says

Copies of Apple Daily newspapers at a Hong Kong newsstand. Apple Daily, a prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper, has been a target of authorities. An advisor warned it could shut in "days" after assets of linked companies were frozen. Five of its top executives were also arrested earlier this month. See more stories on Insider's business page. Apple Daily, a prominent pro-democracy newspaper in Hong Kong, could shutter in a "matter of days," an advisor to its founder told the B...
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The EU has lifted restrictions for all US travelers, whether they're vaccinated against COVID, or not

European tourists outside the Louvre in Paris. Francois Mori/AP Photo American travelers can start taking European vacations again, whether they're vaccinated or not. The European Council said Friday that member states should "gradually lift the travel restrictions." The list will be reviewed every two weeks, and will be updated as needed, the council said. See more stories on Insider's business page. The European Union has officially lifted all bans against American travelers.In a...
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Department of Justice says anti-trans state laws targeting children should be thrown out

People take part in rally outside New York's Stonewall Inn in 2017. KENA BETANCUR/AFP via Getty Images The DOJ issued two statements of interest in lawsuits involving the rights of transgender children. The department argued that recent Arkansas laws restricting trans medical care for children violate the 14th Amendment. It also said West Virginia's law preventing trans women from playing on women's sports teams in schools violates Title IX. See more stories on Insider's bu...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, Texas, News, West Virginia, Trends, Transgender, Arkansas, Department Of Justice, Doj, US Department of Justice DOJ, Stonewall Inn, Breaking, KENA BETANCUR, Trans Athletes


The Biden administration plans to invest $3.2 billion in COVID-19 antiviral drugs

President Joe Biden. Evan Vucci/AP The Biden administration is putting $3.2 billion toward antiviral medicines for COVID-19. The ideal drug could be taken early in the course of an illness to prevent hospitalization. So far, the FDA has only approved one drug to treat COVID-19 in hospitalized patients. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Biden administration announced on Thursday that it will invest $3.2 billion in the development and manufacturing of antiviral medicines f...
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The Biden administration will invest $3.2 billion in COVID-19 antiviral drugs

President Joe Biden AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File The Biden administration announced Thursday that it will invest $3.2 billion in the development and manufacturing of antiviral medicines for COVID-19 and other viruses with "pandemic potential.""New antivirals that prevent serious COVID-19 illness and death, especially oral drugs that could be taken at home early in the course of disease, would be powerful tools for battling the pandemic and saving lives," said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the...
Tags: Politics, News, Trends, Joe Biden, Healthcare, Biden, Anthony Fauci, U S National Institute of Allergy, Fauci, Pandemic, Breaking, COVID, Evan Vucci File The Biden, Speed desk, Natalie Musumeci


The US House voted to repeal the 2002 Iraq War authorization

Tom Brenner/Reuters The House voted to repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) in Iraq. The 2002 AUMF paved the way for the invasion of Iraq in March 2003. There's a growing bipartisan effort to scrap post-9/11 laws that gave presidents broad authority to wage war. See more stories on Insider's business page. The House of Representatives on Thursday voted to repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) in Iraq.The resolution, sponsored by...
Tags: Politics, California, Washington, Senate, Iraq, US, Trends, Iran, House, House Of Representatives, Tehran, Iraq War, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Lee, AUMF


Supreme Court upholds the Affordable Care Act, tossing out a challenge against Obama's signature health care law for lack of standing

In this Nov. 2, 2020, file photo an American flag waves in front of the Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Supreme Court punted on a case over whether the Trump administration can exclude people in the country illegally from the count used for divvying up congressional seats. Patrick Semansky/AP The US Supreme Court ruled on Thursday to uphold the Affordable Care Act, saying that defendants in the case lacked standing.California v. Texas was the Supreme Court's th...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Scotus, Obama, California, Washington, Trends, Affordable Care Act, Capitol Hill, US supreme court, Trump, Patrick Semansky, Kelly McLaughlin, Speed desk


Supreme Court upholds the Affordable Care Act, ruling that Texas doesn't have standing to challenge Obama's signature healthcare law

The Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Patrick Semansky/AP The Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act on Thursday. The court said that GOP-controlled states challenging the law in the case lacked standing. The ruling in the case, California v. Texas, was 7-2. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, saying that the red states challenging the law in the case lacked standing.The 7-2 ruling l...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Scotus, Obama, Congress, California, Senate, White House, Trends, Gop, Washington Dc, House, Arizona, Affordable Care Act


Supreme Court unanimously rules in favor of Catholic foster agency in case that pitted religious freedom against LGBTQ rights

The US Supreme Court building in Washington, DC, is seen at sunset. AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File The US Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Thursday in favor of a Catholic child welfare organization, saying the charity has a right to decline to place foster children with same-sex couples.Catholic Social Services sued the City of Philadelphia after it informed private agencies that provided foster care services that it would not refer children to the agencies unless they agreed to nondi...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, Scotus, Trends, Washington Dc, Philadelphia, Catholic, Lgbtq, US supreme court, Catholic Social Services, LGBTQ rights, Kelly McLaughlin, AP Photo Manuel Balce Ceneta, Speed desk


Video shows a Chinese spacecraft carrying 3 astronauts successfully docking with part of its new space station

A still from footage of a Chinese spacecraft docking with part of its space station. Twitter/People's Daily Three astronauts have docked with part of China's new space station. The spaceship carrying them docked with the Tianhe module on Thursday. China's building its own station, due to be complete by the end of 2022. See more stories on Insider's business page. A spaceship carrying three Chinese astronauts has successfully docked with part of the country's new space s...
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Video shows Osama bin Laden's niece waving a flag saying 'Trump won' on a lake outside the Biden-Putin summit

Noor bin Ladin protesting in Geneva. Twitter/The Recount Noor bin Ladin protested on Lake Geneva during Biden and Putin's meeting. She waved a "Trump won" flag. Last year she came out as Trump supporter, and has denounced the 9/11 attacks. See more stories on Insider's business page. Osama bin Laden's niece waved a flag that said "Trump won" on a lake outside the villa President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin met on Wednesday.Noor bin Ladin came out last year as...
Tags: Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Osama Bin Laden, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, News UK, Geneva, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Christopher Wray, Lake Geneva, Sinead Baker


10 Democrats and 10 Republicans sign onto bipartisan infrastructure deal, but nobody knows what's in it

President Joe Biden unveils part of his infrastructure plan in Pittsburgh on March 31. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images Ten Republican senators and ten Democrats issued a statement saying they support a bipartisan infrastructure package. See more stories on Insider's business page. A group of ten Republican and ten Democratic Senators announced on Wednesday that they supported a bipartisan proposal for the infrastructure spending package.Sens. Richard Burr, Bill Cassidy, Susan Collins, Chri...
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10 Democrats and 11 Republicans sign onto bipartisan infrastructure deal, but nobody knows what's in it

President Joe Biden unveils part of his infrastructure plan in Pittsburgh on March 31. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images Eleven Republican senators and ten Democrats issued a statement saying they support a bipartisan infrastructure package. That figure of Republicans could be enough for the skinny plan to clear the chamber, but some Democrats are already against it. Details on the bipartisan framework have been scarce. See more stories on Insider's business page. A group of eleven Republica...
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Gov. Abbott says Texas will spend $250 million to build its own border wall where the Trump administration was trying to build one

Getty Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said the state is spending $250 million to start funding a border wall at the state's border with Mexico. On Wednesday, the state opened a website for Texans to donate to help fund the wall. Abbott also demanded Biden return land taken by the Trump administration to build its own border wall. See more stories on Insider's business page. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said the state is funding a $250 million down payment to help pay for its own border wall at ...
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Russian state news trashed Biden's choice of tie, saying it looked like it belonged in the kid's collection

Russian state media aired a segment criticizing the tie worn by Biden during his meeting with Putin. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images A Russian state news outlet criticized the tie that President Biden wore to meet with Russian President Vladamir Putin. A business etiquette consultant told RIA Novosti that Biden's light-blue tie was childish. The same consultant said Putin's tie showed "decisiveness." See more stories on Insider's business page. A Russian state news outlet on Wedn...
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A possible cyberattack forced a Massachusetts college to shut down its campus and cancel classes

Denis Tangney Jr / Getty Images A possible cyberattack at UMass Lowell forced school officials to close the campus. Officials reportedly discovered the possible attack Tuesday, leading to canceled classes on Wednedsay. The IT department was working to restore services that were disrupted, officials said. See more stories on Insider's business page. A possible cyberattack at The University of Massachusetts Lowell forced school officials to close the campus and cancel classes.According ...
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