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Trump's White House physician reportedly made sexual comments and drank on the job – live

Ronny Jackson ‘engaged in inappropriate conduct’, says CNNUS ‘on track’ to have enough vaccines for all adults by MayTexas governor lifts mask mandateNeera Tanden withdraws as Cabinet nomineeSenate to take up Biden’s $1.9tn relief package todaySign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 2.31pm GMT This is Joan Greve in Washington, taking over for Martin Belam.The Senate homeland security committee and the Senate rules committee will soon hold their second joint hearing on th...
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'Frustrated' Facebook Oversight Board May Seek to Examine Its Algorithm (or 'Whatever')

Facebook’s so-called “Supreme Court” is reportedly planning to seek the company’s permission to review the underlying machine-learning models that determine which posts are granted the most prominence in each Facebook user’s feed.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Supreme Court, Software, Edward Snowden, The Guardian, Alan Rusbridger, Operating Systems, World Wide Web, Anna Eshoo, Tom Malinowski, Oversight Board, Facebook Oversight Board, Technology Internet


Thoughts on Leadership: Short-Term Memory

I was thinking about what I wanted to write for today’s [at press time] post, and a topic came to mind we’ve never really discussed before: memory. I was diagnosed with dyslexia before doctors and researchers even knew what it was, but even with dyslexia, people always remark how sharp my memory is—and in fact, the two are purportedly related. In a 2013 study, Enhanced Recognition Memory … in Children with Developmental Dyslexia, researchers compared the performance of a group of 11-year-old dys...
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Italy misled the WHO by claiming it was fully prepared for a pandemic when COVID-19 hit, lawsuit says

A man walks past a billboard raising awareness about COVID-19 in Naples, Italy. Carlo Hermann /AFP/Getty Italy is accused of misleading the WHO in its pandemic preparedness when COVID-19 hit last year. It said it was at the top level of readiness, but had not updated its plan since 2006, documents say. The allegation is in a civil lawsuit filed against the government by families of COVID-19 victims. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The Italian government has been acc...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, Trends, Eu, Italy, News UK, The Guardian, Who, World Health Organization, Associated Press, Lombardy, Conte, Ministry of Health, Johns Hopkins University, Sergio Mattarella


Neanderthals died out after Earth's magnetic poles flipped, causing a climate crisis 42,000 years ago, a study says

An exhibit shows a Neanderthal family at the Neanderthal Museum in Krapina, Croatia, in February 2010. Reuters/Nikola Solic Earth's magnetic poles flipped 42,000 years ago, which may have triggered a global climate crisis, a new study found. The resulting changes in temperatures and radiation levels may have killed off many large mammals. The event may have ultimately contributed to the extinction of Neanderthals. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Earth saw a lot of ...
Tags: Europe, Science, London, News, Climate Change, Australia, Russia, Southeast Asia, Trends, Spain, History, Earth, The Guardian, North, Npr, University of Florida


People with learning disabilities told they would not be resuscitated if they became ill with COVID-19, says leading charity

Gavin Howcroft, 30, who has the learning disability Global Developmental Delay (GDD), receives Covid-19 vaccine from Senior Immunization Nurse, Suzie Shakespeare at Robertson House, Stevenage on February 9, 2021. Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images People with learning disabilities are being given do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders in England. Charity Mencap told The Guardian that many were told they would not be resuscitated if they got COVID-19. show in the UK, 1,220 people with a learning...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Trends, NHS, News UK, The Guardian, Learning disability, British Medical Journal, Dnr, HARRIS, Mencap, Getty Images People, COVID-19, COVID, UK Weekend


Scissors and Murdoch’s cynicism

Just as he broke democracy, Rupert Murdoch is trying to break the internet with his protectionist legislation in Australia to force the platforms to “negotiate” and pay news publishers for the privilege of linking to them, giving them free marketing and audience. Facebook is threatening to pull news out of its News Feed; Google is threatening to pull out of Australia entirely rather than break the net. In researching the book I’m writing about the Gutenberg age, I’ve come to see just ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Publishing, England, News, Congress, Abc, Australia, Germany, Uncategorized, Journalism, Eu, Spain, Ap, Bbc, Fox


Russia has been cultivating Trump as an asset for 40 years, former KGB spy says

Donald Trump. Getty The KGB cultivated Trump as an asset for 40 years, a former operative told The Guardian. Yuri Shvets told The Guardian that the KGB had identified Trump as a potential asset in the 1980s. Shvets said it was stunning when Trump took out an ad repeating anti-Western talking points after a trip to Moscow. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The KGB cultivated Donald Trump as an asset for 40 years, and he proved a highly valuable asset in repeating anti-West...
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"Facebook's Oversight Board on Thursday issued its first round of decisions, overturning several decisions by the company to remove posts for violating policies on hate speech, violence and other issues."

NBC News reports.Thursday's decisions offer a sign that the social media giant's newly formed "Supreme Court" intends to err on the side of free speech. "For all board members, you start with the supremacy of free speech," Alan Rusbridger, one of the 20 board members and the former editor-in-chief of The Guardian, said in an interview before the decisions were made public. "Then you look at each case and say, what's the cause in this particular case why free speech should be curtailed?" Monika B...
Tags: Facebook, Supreme Court, Law, Censorship, Nbc News, The Guardian, Donald Trump, Alan Rusbridger, Free Speech, Trump, Board, U S Capitol, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, Oversight Board, Monika Bickert Facebook


Rarely-Seen Illustrations of Dante’s Divine Comedy Are Now Free Online, Courtesy of the Uffizi Gallery

We know Dante’s Divine Comedy—especially its famous first third, Inferno—as an extended theological treatise, epic love poem, and vicious satire of church hypocrisy and the Florentine political faction that exiled Dante from the city of his birth in 1302. Most of us don’t know it the way its first readers did (and as Dante scholars do): a compendium in which “a number of medieval literary genres are digested and combined,” as Robert M. Durling writes in his translation of the Inferno. These lit...
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Trampling 2A at Core of Biden’s Empty Promise of ‘Unity’

Does this look like the face of a man interested in unity? Joe Biden can’t unify the nation when he’s vowing to crush the rights of 100 million gun owners. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- In a video message broadcast by CNN, Democrat Joe Biden put the lie to his widely-reported intent to preach unity during his inaugural address to what essentially will be a capital city occupied by some 22,000 National Guard troops by basically declaring war on about 100 million of his constituents. “My...
Tags: New York, Texas, Guns, Congress, Washington, US, Joe Biden, Cnn, The Guardian, Biden, Seattle, Nra, Lone Star State, National Rifle Association, IMG, Wayne Lapierre


After Trump's Twitter ban, critics want other populists like Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro and India's Narendra Modi booted from social media

President Donald Trump and Indian prime minister Narendra Modi. Hindustan Times / Contributor Trump was banned from Twitter on January 8, and heavily restricted on other platforms. Activists are urging similar action against other populist leaders, The Observer reported. Those leaders include Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro and Indian PM Narendra Modi. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Trump's social media ban has opened a can of worms for tech firms who face...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Congress, Angela Merkel, India, Narendra Modi, US, Trends, New York Times, Brazil, The Guardian, Merkel, Donald Trump, Trump, Modi, Trump Twitter


Turkey is accused of extraditing Uighur Muslims to China in exchange for COVID-19 vaccines

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. WANG ZHAO/AFP via Getty Images The Turkish government has been accused of agreeing to deport Uighur Muslims to China to access COVID-19 vaccines. In recent years, China has forcefully cracked down on Uighurs around the world, using their religion to cite a national security threat. Turkey is home to the largest number of diasporic Uighurs in the world. In late December 2020, Beijing ratified a 2017 deal with Ankara to...
Tags: Politics, Science, London, China, Trends, Turkey, Beijing, Xi Jinping, News UK, The Guardian, Chinese communist party, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Xinjiang, Ankara, Ccp


Israel, the Palestinians, and the COVID-19 vaccination rollout: The legal and moral obligations

A healthcare worker administers a COVID-19 vaccine to an elderly Palestinian man at the Clalit Health Services in neighbourhood of Beit Hanina, in the Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, on January 7, 2021. Ahmad Gharabli/ AFP/ Getty Images Israel is the world leader in vaccinating its population against COVID-19. About 19% of the population has already received a dose of the vaccine. Israeli citizens and Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem are eligible to be vaccinated. Those in the West...
Tags: Politics, UK, Russia, Israel, US, International, Jerusalem, Trends, Bloomberg, PA, Ap, West, Gaza, Healthcare, Middle East, Palestine


20 Lessons from the 20th Century About How to Defend Democracy from Authoritarianism: A Timely List from Yale Historian Timothy Snyder

Image by Rob Kall, via Flickr Commons Timothy Snyder, Housum Professor of History at Yale University, is one of the foremost scholars in the U.S. and Europe on the rise and fall of totalitarianism during the 1930s and 40s. Among his long list of appointments and publications, he has won multiple awards for his recent international bestsellers Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin and last year’s Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning. That book in part makes the argument that...
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How the Covid surge has left the NHS on the brink – podcast

Boris Johnson has announced a new national lockdown amid fears the NHS could be overwhelmed within weeks with Covid patients. Denis Campbell and Dr Samantha Batt-Rawden describe a service already at breaking point Fears that the NHS could be overwhelmed within weeks have prompted new national lockdowns across the UK. There are now more than 30,000 people in NHS hospitals with coronavirus as staff levels have been hit too by the disease. The Guardian’s health policy editor, Denis Campbell, tells ...
Tags: Health, UK, Society, UK News, Hospitals, NHS, Doctors, The Guardian, Boris Johnson, Anushka Asthana, Coronavirus, Denis Campbell, Samantha Batt Rawden


Billionaire Jack Ma, who hasn't been seen in 2 months, is reportedly 'laying low.' But other Chinese businessmen who have disappeared from the public after sparring with regulators have faced different fates.

Jack Ma in China in 2019. Wang HE/Getty Images Yahoo Finance reported Sunday that Jack Ma, the Chinese billionaire who founded Alibaba and Ant Group, hasn't been seen publicly in more than two months. CNBC's David Faber reported Tuesday morning Ma is being "less visible, purposefully," but that the businessman hasn't gone missing.  Late last year, Chinese regulators launched an antitrust investigation into Alibaba and introduced regulations that halted Ant Group's initial public offering. ...
Tags: Google, Ecommerce, Hong Kong, News, France, China, Trends, Tech, Bbc, Beijing, New York Times, Shanghai, Alibaba, The Guardian, Guardian, Jack Ma


Jack Ma hasn't been seen in public since Ant Group's IPO was pulled. Here's how Chinese regulators slammed the brakes on the firm's would-be record-breaking $37 billion IPO.

Wang HE/Getty Images The Chinese fintech company Ant Group was ready to shatter records with a $37 billion IPO on November 5, with a reported estimated valuation close to $300 billion. The IPO was touted as the largest in history — projected to sweep past the world's biggest banks — and it positioned Ant as a fintech disruptor in the "stodgy" banking sector.  But a week after founder Jack Ma made incendiary comments publicly snubbing China's regulatory banking rules, the eastern nation in...
Tags: Hong Kong, New York, Microsoft, Finance, China, Ipo, US, Trends, Strategy, Xi Jinping, Shanghai, Alibaba, Jp Morgan, The Guardian, Chinese communist party, Goldman Sachs


Jack Ma hasn't been seen in public since Ant Group's IPO was pulled. Here's how Chinese regulators slammed the breaks on the firm's would-be record-breaking $37 billion IPO.

Wang HE/Getty Images The Chinese fintech company Ant Group was ready to shatter records with a $37 billion IPO on November 5, with a reported estimated valuation close to $300 billion. The IPO was touted as the largest in history — projected to sweep past the world's biggest banks — and it positioned Ant as a fintech disruptor in the "stodgy" banking sector.  But a week after founder Jack Ma made incendiary comments publicly snubbing China's regulatory banking rules, the eastern nation in...
Tags: Hong Kong, New York, Microsoft, Finance, China, Ipo, US, Trends, Strategy, Xi Jinping, Shanghai, Alibaba, Jp Morgan, The Guardian, Chinese communist party, Goldman Sachs


The UK's new coronavirus variant is overwhelming hospitals as data suggests it may kill many more than the previous version

Ambulances line up outside the NHS Nightingale Hospital at the ExCeL centre following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in London, January 2, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay The UK government is scrambling to handle a huge increase in coronavirus cases, with pressure on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to impose a national lockdown.  A preliminary study said the new variant of the virus first identified in the UK has a "substantial transmission advantage," giving weight to earlier fears that ...
Tags: UK, England, Science, London, News, Trends, NHS, News UK, The Guardian, Boris Johnson, Imperial College London, Imperial College, Imperial, The Times of London, Tony Cox, London School of Hygiene Tropical Medicine


Scientists investigate radio beam from the direction of a nearby star

Astronomers scanning the skies for signals at the Parkes telescope in Australia picked up an unusual radio beam last spring. They've been analyzing it since then, and have not yet found a terrestrial source to attribute it to. The Guardian has more. — Read the rest
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From the editor of Guardian US: the stories we'll tell in 2021 | John Mulholland

From the racial wealth gap to the ‘forever chemicals’ poisoning our bodies, there is no shortage of stories that need to be toldThe need for fact-based journalism that highlights injustice and offers solutions is as great as ever. Support the Guardian with a year-end giftIt would be comforting to think that 2021 will offer a break from some of the challenges of 2020. There is an understandable yearning for some relief, some light, or at least a brief pause so that we can find a new equilibrium, ...
Tags: Media, Race, US, World news, US news, The Guardian, John Mulholland, Kai Kahele


As COVID-19 struck, healthcare workers struggled to survive; thousands died

By Christina Jewett and Robert Lewis | Kaiser Health News Workers at Garfield Medical Center in suburban Los Angeles were on edge as the pandemic ramped up in March and April. Staffers in a 30-patient unit were rationing a single tub of sanitizing wipes all day. A May memo from the CEO said N95 masks could be cleaned up to 20 times before replacement. Patients showed up COVID-negative but some still developed symptoms a few days later. Contact tracing took the form of texts and whispers about ex...
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How readers helped the Guardian cover the coronavirus pandemic

We realised Covid was not just the story of our lives – it would change everything about the way we workedShow your support for independent Guardian journalismCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt is hard to remember exactly when the penny dropped, when we realised the story we were attempting to cover was not only the story of our lives, but would change all of our lives.We had started writing about coronavirus at the turn of the year. A scientific curiosity, it seemed,...
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Cambridge becomes the 1st US city to require stickers warning the threat of climate change at gas pumps

A view of Harvard's campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Richard T. Nowitz/Getty Images Cambridge, Massachusetts, will require yellow stickers that warn of the harms of climate change to be posted on gas pumps, The Guardian reported. Other US cities like California's Berkeley and San Francisco have proposed similar ideas in the past, but Cambridge will be the first to put the mandate into action. Reducing gas emissions by taking public transportation or even restricting the amount you s...
Tags: News, Climate Change, California, US, San Francisco, Trends, Harvard, Cambridge, The Guardian, Guardian, Berkeley, Cambridge Massachusetts, Rhodium Group, Aylin Woodward, Inyoung Choi, Greenhouse-gas Emissions


Amazon's smart glasses that can beam Alexa straight to your ears feel like the future, but with some major downsides

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Lisa Eadicicco/Business Insider Amazon's Echo Frames prove that smart glasses can be more than a gimmick by providing useful, hands-free notifications and music playback.You can do many of the same things on the Echo Frames as you can with other Alexa gadgets, such as listen to music, set timers, ask questions, and receive alerts. But many of the things that Echo Frames are designed for, like playi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Spotify, Trends, Siri, Bloomberg, Harvard University, Cigna, The Guardian, Amazon Echo, Warby Parker, Cnet, Alexa, Google Amazon, LensCrafters


How you helped the Guardian report on the year that changed everything | Katharine Viner

In a challenging year, reader support helped us get to the truth about the pandemic - and the people in charge of tackling itJoin the million-plus people supporting independent Guardian journalismThis year was the most challenging and extraordinary for news that I can remember, and I’m sure many of you feel the same way. It affected everything about how we live, love and work and in many ways it’s changed us all forever.At the start of the crisis, at the Guardian, we were already under considera...
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Internal emails show the UK government is actively monitoring for conspiracy theorists who say the new coronavirus strain is 'artificial'

Protesters hold up placards as they gather at a "Memorial March" in central Newcastle-upon-Tyne, in north-east England on December 19, 2020. LI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images The UK government is actively monitoring for social media conspiracies in response to news of a new coronavirus strain. Its media monitoring unit tracks and analyzes social media reaction to the major UK headlines of the day. In one email by the unit, seen by Business Insider, government authors wrote: "Many are unconcer...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Politics, UK, England, London, Trends, Eu, Newcastle, The Guardian, Boris Johnson, Conspiracy Theories, Dover, Griffin, Brexit, Business Insider


Covid through a lens: how we made documentaries amid the pandemic

The Guardian’s Documentaries editor reports on how he and other members of the video journalism team have adapted the way they work to suit ‘the new normal’Every team in the Guardian probably thinks they’ve been affected the most by the Covid pandemic, but those of us in the video department believe we are the the ones who have had to dramatically change how we do our journalism the most.You can’t make a good video down a phone line, it’s preferable by far to have two staff on a shoot, and you n...
Tags: Politics, Science, Media, Film, UK News, World news, Culture, Infectious Diseases, The Guardian, Guardian, Membership, Documentary films, Coronavirus


China Accused of Spying On Americans Via Caribbean Phone Networks

"A mobile security expert has accused China of exploiting cellphone networks in the Caribbean to conduct 'mass surveillance' on Americans," reports Newsweek: Gary Miller, a former vice president of network security at California-based analytics company Mobileum, told The Guardian he had amassed evidence of espionage conducted via "decades-old vulnerabilities" in the global telecommunications system. While not explicitly mentioned in the report, the claims appear to be centered around Signaling ...
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