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Jeff Bezos' rocket company just flew TV star William Shatner to the edge of space - watch the video

William Shatner (left) purchased a seat on Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket (right). Blue Origin "Star Trek" actor William Shatner is to fly to the edge of space on a Blue Origin rocket. The Jeff-Bezos-founded company is due to launch Shatner and three others at 9 a.m. CDT (10 a.m. ET) Wednesday. Watch Blue Origin's livestream of the 11-minute spaceflight below. Update: William Shatner and three other passengers flew to the edge of space aboard the New Shepard rocket and landed saf...
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Watch live as Jeff Bezos' rocket company launches TV star William Shatner to the edge of space today

William Shatner (left) purchased a seat on Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket (right). Blue Origin "Star Trek" actor William Shatner is to fly to the edge of space on a Blue Origin rocket. The Jeff-Bezos-founded company is due to launch Shatner and three others at 9 a.m. CDT (10 a.m. ET) Wednesday. Watch Blue Origin's livestream of the 11-minute spaceflight below. Five decades after debuting as the cosmos-exploring commander Captain James T. Kirk in "Star Trek," actor William Shatner...
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Watch live as Jeff Bezos' rocket company launches TV star William Shatner to the edge of space on Wednesday

William Shatner (left) purchased a seat on Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket (right). Blue Origin "Star Trek" actor William Shatner is about to fly to the edge of space on a Blue Origin rocket. The company, founded by Jeff Bezos, is scheduled to launch Shatner and three other passengers on Wednesday. Watch Blue Origin's livestream of the 11-minute spaceflight below. Three decades after starring as the cosmos-exploring commander Captain James T. Kirk in "Star Trek," actor William Sha...
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Talia Parkinson-Jones Will Executive Produce ‘Today With Hoda & Jenna’

Daytime TV veteran Talia Parkinson-Jones has been named the new executive producer of the fourth hour of NBC’s “Today” show, placing a new supervisor atop an hour that helps the network reach critical morning audiences. Parkinson-Jones will oversee an hour that is anchored by Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager. She is slated to take […]
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Ozy Media Not Shutting But “Open For Business” Says Carlos Watson; Takes Dig At Sharon Osbourne

Embattled Ozy Media continues to make headlines as founder-CEO Carlo Watson told the Today show the company is not in fact shutting down...
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The Five Most Memorable Morning Show Guests

Morning shows routinely run on the everyday churn of the news cycle and a never-ending procession of guests reflecting the cultural moods of the moment and – ideally – keeping the conversation lively. And every so often, those guests actually manage to inspire their own headlines by providing moving, shocking, head-scratching and even historic moments. […]
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Fauci says you'll eventually need to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot

Dr. Anthony Fauci. NBC News/Today COVID-19 vaccine booster shots are inevitable, Dr. Anthony Fauci said on the "Today" show Thursday. "No vaccine, at least not within this category, is going to have an indefinite amount of protection," he said. "Inevitably, there will be a time when we'll have to give boosts" to the general population, said Fauci. See more stories on Insider's business page. Those who are vaccinated against COVID-19 will "inevitably" need booster shots, said Dr. ...
Tags: Science, Trends, Joe Biden, Today, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Anthony Fauci, Fauci, NBC News Today, Coronavirus, COVID, Coronavirus Vaccine, Speed desk, Booster Shot, Natalie Musumeci


Former CDC official expects schools 'will be forced to shut down' this year more than last over COVID-19

Dr. Richard Besser, a former acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. NBC News/Today A former acting CDC director says he expects schools to "shut down" more this year over COVID-19. Dr. Richard Besser told the "Today" show that the fall would be "really challenging for schools." There has been an uptick in COVID-19 cases among children across the US. See more stories on Insider's business page. School buildings across the US may be "forced to shut down" more ...
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The 10 Best 'Boring' Livestreams on YouTube

Do you feel like you’ve watched everything already? Nothing good on Netflix? Do you just want to zone out to something live halfway around the world? We’ve compiled a list of “boring” livestreams available on YouTube. They might be boring, but if you stare at them long enough, you might be surprised at what you find.Read more...
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'Overflowing with joy': Bode and Morgan Miller reveal they're expecting a baby girl

The Millers shared the happy news on the "Today" show Monday. The new baby will be their first girl since their daughter Emeline died.        [Author: USA TODAY]
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CDC director says she sees a 'great endpoint in sight' after relaxing mask advice for vaccinated people

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky on the "Today" show. Twitter/Today The CDC director said she sees a "great endpoint in sight" for the pandemic after new mask guidance. But Rochelle Walensky said people still had to be careful. The CDC on Thursday said fully vaccinated people can take off their masks in most settings. See more stories on Insider's business page. The director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said she sees a "great endpoint in sight" for the pandemic af...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Trends, Speed, Today, News UK, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Coronavirus, Sinead Baker, Rochelle Walensky


Ellen DeGeneres Says Toxic Workplace Claims Were ‘Orchestrated’ in First Interview After Announcing Show’s End

After announcing the end of her long-running daytime talk show on Wednesday, Ellen DeGeneres appeared on “Today” Thursday morning to discuss with Savannah Guthrie why she’s moving on, and how the toxic workplace reports impacted her decision. “If it was why I was quitting, I would have not come back this year,” DeGeneres said. “I […]
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Ellen DeGeneres Says Negative Press Cycle Was ‘Orchestrated’ and ‘Misogynistic’ in First Interview After Announcing Show’s End

After announcing the end of her long-running daytime talk show on Wednesday, Ellen DeGeneres appeared on “Today” Thursday morning to tell Savannah Guthrie why she decided to move on and how toxic workplace allegations impacted her decision. “If it was why I was quitting, I would have not come back this year,” DeGeneres said. “I […]
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Biden says schools 'should probably all be open' by the fall

President Joe Biden. White House/Lawrence Jackson The "Today" show released its interview with President Joe Biden on Friday. He said that "based on the science and the CDC," schools "should probably all be open" in the fall. "There's not overwhelming evidence that there's much of a transmission among these young people," he added. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden said that schools for all ages should "probably all be open" by this fall."Based on...
Tags: Politics, Cdc, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Speed, Today, Biden, Anthony Fauci, Alexandra Ma Sinéad Baker


MessageBird acquires SparkPost for $600M using $800M Series C extension

MessageBird, a communications platform out of the Netherlands, had a busy day today with two huge announcements. For starters, the company got an $800 million extension on its $200 million Series C round announced last October. It then applied $600 million of the extension to buy email marketing platform SparkPost. The company’s C round now totals at least $1 billion. Let’s start with the acquisition. MessageBird CEO Robert Vis says his company had an email component prior to the acquisition, bu...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Cloud, Asia, Europe, Enterprise, Email, Tech, United States, Today, Netherlands, M&a, Mergers and Acquisitions, Hull, Communications


George W. Bush said he's troubled by 'the capacity of people to spread all kind of untruth'

George W. Bush. Stewart F. House/Getty Images Former President George W. Bush said he was troubled by misinformation online on the "Today" show on Tuesday. "I don't know what we're going to do about it," Bush said in the interview. He added that the Capitol riot on Jan. 6 made him feel "sick." See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President George W. Bush said he's concerned by the spread of misinformation online.Speaking with "Today" show's Hoda Kotb Tue...
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Solar Is Cheapest Electricity In History, US DOE Aims To Cut Costs 60% By 2030

Solar is becoming the cheapest option for new electricity in the world, but there's still room to improve. According to a new cost-reduction target announced today, the U.S. Department of Energy aims to cut utility-scale solar power plant costs by 60% by 2030. CleanTechnica reports: So, how does the DOE intend to help cut solar power costs so much by 2030? First of all, the U.S. DOE's Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) sees two materials used in solar cells as critical to this brighter sola...
Tags: US, Tech, United States, Today, DOE, U S Department of Energy, Sandia National Laboratories, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, CSP, Cleantechnica, DOE s Solar Energy Technologies Office SETO


Tyler Perry is officially a billionaire - take a look at how the Hollywood mogul makes and spends his fortune

Tyler Perry poses for a portrait in New York in 2017. Associated Press Tyler Perry gave Meghan Markle and Prince Harry a home and security detail in Los Angeles. The billionaire is a Hollywood heavy-hitter, thanks to his Madea franchise and Tyler Perry Studios. Take a look at how he makes and spends his money. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Tyler Perry has an estimated net worth of $1 billion. He joined the seven-figure ranks of Oprah Winfrey, George Lucas, Joh...
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Australia news live: pressure mounts for inquiry into historical rape allegation made against Christian Porter

The attorney general has denied the allegation, declaring he won’t step down from his post. Follow latest updates 9.22pm GMT Zali Steggall has also thrown her weight behind calls for an independent inquiry into the historical rape allegations levelled against Christian Porter (allegations he vehemently denies):I think the Australian public deserves to know exactly what is the case. What evidence is there? We have a situation where very sadly the alleged victim is no longer able to put forwar...
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‘Today’ Tests Washington as Backdrop in TV’s Weekend Morning-News Battle

As NBC News’ newly minted chief White House correspondents, Kristen Welker and Peter Alexander have the sort of job that rarely ends neatly for the week on Friday at 5 p.m. And yet, every Saturday morning, this duo  —  Alexander jokingly refers to the team as “joint chiefs” — has even more to do. Alexander […]
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The girlfriend of the Nashville bombing suspect told the police he was building a bomb more than a year ago

The police closed off an area in Nashville, Tennessee, damaged by an explosion early Friday. Getty Images/Terry Wyatt An August 2019 police report uncovered by The Tennessean indicates that the girlfriend of the suspect in last week's bombing in Nashville, Tennessee, had previously told authorities she believed he was making a bomb in his RV. The Nashville police visited the suspect's property at the time but did not find the man, Anthony Quinn Warner, at home. They did observe an RV in hi...
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Fauci says he's getting his COVID-19 vaccine 'in the next few days'

Dr. Anthony Fauci , director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases speaks during a meeting with US President Donald Trump and Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards D-LA in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on April 29, 2020. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci told "Today" host Savannah Guthrie he expects to get his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in the next few days and that he's "ready" to be vaccinated. The FDA is set to authori...
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center for public integrity: a brief history of voter suppression in the united states

This article was originally published by the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit investigative news organization based in Washington, D.C., from their excellent series "Barriers to the Ballot Box". Analysis: New And Age-Old Voter Suppression Tactics At The Heart Of The 2020 Power Struggle Making voting harder is about grabbing even more disproportionate power and delaying the impact of shifting demographics.By Matt DeRienzo, Editor-in-Chief, Public Integrity, October 28, 2020 "You will no...
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Why You Should Invest in Talent Regardless of the Economic Climate

Companies that recognize the significant role talent acquisition plays in their organization have a better chance of withstanding ongoing economic climate changes.Especially now, global economic fluctuations will continue to have notable impacts on HR strategies, especially when it comes to hiring. A conscious commitment to talent acquisition can give a company a competitive edge regardless of external forces. Additionally, companies that invest in their talent acquisition strategy have higher r...
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Tyler Perry is officially a billionaire, according to Forbes estimates. Take a look at how the Hollywood mogul makes and spends his fortune.

Actor-filmmaker and author Tyler Perry poses for a portrait in New York. Associated Press Tyler Perry is officially worth $1 billion, per Forbes estimates. The newly minted billionaire has been a Hollywood heavy-hitter for years, thanks to his mega-successful Madea franchise and his 330-acre Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. Take a look inside how he makes and spends his money. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.   On September 1, Forbes added a new name to its li...
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NBC Taps ‘Today’ For TV’s Streaming Wars With ‘All Day’ Video Feed (EXCLUSIVE)

After decades spent fighting TV’s never-ending battle for morning-news dominance, NBC’s “Today” is launching a salvo on another front: Hollywood’s streaming wars. NBC is set to debut “Today All Day,” a round-the-clock “feed” of material from its venerable A.M. program. The offering will be available starting Wednesday on Peacock, the new streaming-video outlet from parent […]
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UK coronavirus live: Rishi Sunak unveils stamp duty cut, furlough bonus and August discount for eating out

Chancellor delivers summer statement in the Commons on UK economic recovery from pandemicThe chancellor’s key points at a glanceFull report: Sunak unveils stamp duty holiday and hospitality VAT cutBoris Johnson refuses to apologise to care workers at PMQsPM’s local hospital closes to emergency admissions after Covid-19 outbreakGlobal coronavirus updates – live 2.28pm BST Business groups like the chancellor’s announcement.Here is an extract from the response from Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, the C...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, Recession, Economics, Cbi, UK News, Housing Market, Tax and spending, Infectious Diseases, Labour, Today, Economic policy, House Of Commons, Boris Johnson, Pmqs


This Maryland house has an entire village in the basement

It may look like just another mansion in the D.C. suburbs, but in the basement, you will find an unusual amenity: a turn-of-the-century Main Street, complete with 15 storefronts and cobblestone streets.
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Matt Lauer lashes out at Ronan Farrow in wake of New York Times critique

Former Today show host accuses Farrow of shoddy journalism in his Catch and Kill book as journalist responds that Lauer is ‘just wrong’ Matt Lauer has accused Ronan Farrow of shoddy and biased journalism in his book Catch and Kill, which included a rape accusation against the former Today show host that Lauer claims is false.Farrow, a Pulitzer Prize-winning staff writer at the New Yorker, said Lauer “is just wrong”. Continue reading...
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NBC News Chief Noah Oppenheim Faces Hard Road After Being Passed Over at NBC News

Noah Oppenheim was primed to gain oversight of all the operations of NBC News and MSNBC. Instead he has a new boss with those very responsibilities – and more. Oppenheim was named president of NBC News in February of 2017 and had been cited publicly by former NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke as his choice to […]
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