- Business Insider 19:12June 24, 2021John McAfee spent 8 months in a 'dank' Spanish prison. His last days were spent musing on power, incarceration, and love.McAfee locked himself into his cell alone two hours before he was found dead, according to Spanish media. He had just learned he was to be extradited.
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- Business Insider 18:57June 24, 2021Working in Antarctica sometimes means using 'pee bottles' as some buildings have no indoor plumbing, said one person thereSome outbuildings have rudimentary toilets, but they need to be emptied - so some working long hours in those sites rely on "pee bottles" to get by.
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- Business Insider 17:25June 24, 2021The air is so dry in Antarctica that chips and popcorn never go stale. It also wrecks your skin, according to someone working thereConditions at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station are rough in the winter, according Joe Horneman, who is currently working there.
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- Business Insider 15:28June 24, 2021Trump allies including Steve Bannon are plotting a campaign against critical race theory they think could return the GOP to powerFormer officials in the Trump administration believe that stirring hostility to critical race theory could a winning ticket for the GOP.
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- Business Insider 15:19June 24, 2021A man who had the coronavirus for 290 days said he was hospitalized 7 times and kept expecting to dieDave Smith, 72, tested positive for the coronavirus 43 times over nearly ten months. This is the longest recorded active COVID-19 case so far.
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- Business Insider 15:00June 24, 2021Video shows a Nashville crowd booing after Jill Biden called out low COVID-19 vaccination rates in TennesseeTennessee has some of the lowest vaccination rates in the US, thanks in part to partisan politics and weak healthcare systems.
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- Business Insider 14:44June 24, 2021The first person to be sentenced in the Capitol riot has been given no time in prison after she apologized and said she watched 'Schlinder's List' to educate herselfAnna Morgan Lloyd said she spent 10 minutes in the Capitol during the January 6 riot and that she was ashamed of her actions.
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- Business Insider 14:03June 24, 2021Israel says the Delta variant is infecting vaccinated people - as many as 50% of cases. But they are less severe.Israel, with the world's fasted vaccine rollout, had thought it was freed of the coronavirus. Then came the Delta variant.
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- Business Insider 13:48June 24, 2021Long COVID patients say they feel gaslit by doctors that still don't believe themPatients who've struggled to get doctors to take their long COVID symptoms seriously say that the effort to get treatment has taken an emotional toll.
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- Business Insider 13:27June 24, 2021John McAfee's Instagram account was deleted after it posted the letter 'Q' following his suicide in jailA graphic that simply said "Q" was posted on McAfee's account after McAfee's death in a Spanish jail was announced.
< Tech Insider, Politics, News UK, John McAfee, QAnon, Suicide >
- Business Insider 12:32June 24, 2021Trump claims Kamala Harris only decided to visit the Mexico border because he was going next weekThe White House said Wednesday that Harris will visit the US-Mexico border on June 25. Trump announced last week he would go on June 30.
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- Business Insider 11:41June 24, 2021Biden mocked gun-rights advocates who say they need assault weapons to fight the government: 'You need F-15s and maybe some nuclear weapons'Biden mentioned in a White House speech outlining his administration's plan to combat gun violence in the US.
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- Business Insider 18:41June 23, 20212 workers at a remote Antarctic research station describe life cut off from the world, from extreme cold to chips that never go staleStaff at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station are about as far from civilization as you can be. But they have lots of activities to keep them busy.
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- Business Insider 15:24June 23, 2021Trump joked that he hoped COVID-19 'takes out' former national security advisor John Bolton, book saysThe former president would joke about people falling ill with the deadly disease, according an excerpt from "Nightmare Scenario."
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- Business Insider 15:14June 23, 2021Israel says it's facing a new COVID-19 outbreak fueled by the Delta variant, despite having the world's most-vaccinated populationIsrael has the world's highest proportion of its population fully vaccinated, but authorities are worried their success may be short-lived.
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- Business Insider 14:27June 23, 2021China increased its threshold for herd immunity from 70% vaccinated to 85% as the efficacy of its shots comes into questionChina uses four domestically-produced vaccines, all of which are thought to have comparatively low vaccine efficacies.
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- Business Insider 13:48June 23, 2021Chuck Schumer compared McConnell to Southern senators who fought civil rights reforms in the '60s over GOP opposition to the voting rights billAfter a major bill designed to protect voting rights was blocked by Republicans, Schumer likened McConnell's logic to the opponents of civil rights.
< Politics, Chuck Schumer, Mitch McConnell, Voting Rights Act, Civil Rights, Voter suppression, News UK, UK Weekend >
- Business Insider 13:30June 23, 2021Anticipation is mounting as a Pentagon report on UFOs could drop any dayThe Pentagon is about to release its report into UFOs to Congress after confirming leaked videos of UFOs which baffled military pilots.
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- Business Insider 13:24June 23, 2021The Ever Given's owners have struck a deal with Egypt to free the ship months after it was seized, insurers sayThe Ever Given is on the brink of being released, according to its insurers, who say its owners have made an agreement in principle with Egypt.
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- Business Insider 12:47June 23, 2021Delta variant rates doubled in the US in 2 weeks, Fauci said: from 9.9% to 20.6%. It could derail the US COVID-19 recovery.The variant is more transmissible and appears to cause more serious disease. Vaccines remain effective, though less so than with earlier variants.
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- Business Insider 12:27June 23, 2021Trump continued to fuel the pipe dream that he could be reinstated as president, telling supporters to look forward to '2024 or before!'Trump's statement fanned unhinged speculation that he could be reinstated as president - and almost a third of Republicans still believe him.
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- Business Insider 12:01June 23, 2021Austrian soldier imprisoned for sharing photos of the swastika tattooed on his testicleThe 29-year-old was said to have got drunk then posted a photo of the swastika tattoo which his brother had given him.
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- Business Insider 11:35June 23, 2021AOC slams filibuster rule after Senate Republicans block voting-rights actRepublicans used the filibuster to block the For The People Act, an attempt to counter restrictive state-level laws being rolled out by the GOP.
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- Business Insider 16:12June 22, 2021A federal judge tossed out most claims in a lawsuit to sue Trump over the clearing of Lafayette Square during BLM protestsThe judge said it was too speculative to say that officials cleared the Washington, DC, square last June in order to facilitate a Trump photo op.
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- Business Insider 15:22June 22, 2021Trump asked aides to look into whether the DOJ and FCC could investigate 'SNL' after it mocked him, report saysTrump said in 2019 he wanted officials to investigate "SNL" and late-night shows. The Daily Beast now reports that he actually tried to take action.
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- Business Insider 15:11June 22, 2021Obama backed Joe Manchin's compromise on voting rights, saying it's the best chance to stop GOP voter suppressionObama urged lawmakers to broker a deal for a bill defending voting rights, which are being altered in many states to make it harder to vote.
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- Business Insider 14:23June 22, 2021A TikTok trend of swinging your arm around like a windmill to stop soreness after vaccine is nonsense, experts sayThe trend for "windmilling" on TikTok after getting the COVID-19 vaccine to prevent pain is probably useless, experts told The Guardian. Sorry.
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- Business Insider 13:57June 22, 2021Kids are more likely to be vectors for fast-spreading new coronavirus strains like the Delta variant, former FDA chief saysDr. Scott Gottlieb said new and more contagious variants mean children are likely to be a new focal point of coronavirus spread.
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- Business Insider 13:31June 22, 2021The WHO warned that the Delta coronavirus variant is the 'fittest' strain yet and will 'pick off' the most vulnerable peopleThe Delta variant, which was first identified in India, accounted for an estimated 90% and 31% of coronavirus cases in the UK and US recently.
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- Business Insider 12:58June 22, 2021Manhattan prosecutors are investigating whether Trump's former bodyguard got tax-free perks as part of a Trump Org. plan to avoid paying taxes, report saysProsecutors want to know whether the Trump Organization broke state laws by misrepresenting financial information for tax and other benefits.
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- Business Insider 12:45June 22, 2021Arizona GOP official blasts company carrying out election recount: 'Insane just from a competence standpoint'Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer said that the Cyber Ninjas work was so poor that it would only ever convince conspiracy theorists.
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- Business Insider 12:05June 22, 2021China says the Wuhan virus lab deserves a Nobel Prize. Meanwhile the US is trying to figure out whether it leaked the coronavirus.Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian dismissed the theory that the coronavirus was made and leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
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- Business Insider 11:24June 22, 2021Bumble closed all its offices for a week to help staff with their 'collective burnout'Bumble's head of editorial content had said that around 700 staff of the dating app were getting a paid week off.
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- Business Insider 19:01June 21, 2021Living in Antarctica means no streaming thanks to slow internet that's only up 5 hours a day, according to a man documenting life on a remote research stationThe Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station only gets internet by satellite. But that doesn't keep people from keeping up with their favourite shows.
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- Business Insider 15:56June 21, 2021Dick Cheney warned his daughter Rep. Liz Cheney on January 6 that she might not be safe after seeing Trump attack her before the Capitol riot, report saysDick Cheney reportedly thought Trump was an abysmal president, and shared his daughter, Liz Cheney's, concern about the threat he poses.
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- Business Insider 15:39June 21, 2021Trump has given interviews for 17 different books since leaving the White House, report saysAxios reported that Trump has done at least 22 interviews for books, and his advisers see this as a strong sign of high interest in him.
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- Business Insider 15:20June 21, 2021Former Rep. Katie Hill blamed sexism for having to resign after her sex scandal while Matt Gaetz and Andrew Cuomo have kept their jobsHill resigned in 2019 after nude photos of her were leaked and she admitted to having a relationship with a campaign staffer.
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- Business Insider 14:25June 21, 2021The Dippin' Dots CEO is being sued by his ex, who claims he used her nudes to blackmail her in a bitter custody fight over their dogFischer's ex-girlfriend is accusing him of a "campaign of abuse," in which she alleges he sent nudes to her mother to get hold of their dog.
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- Business Insider 13:57June 21, 2021The Delta variant boomed from 10% of all US coronavirus cases to 31% in just 11 days. It's more dangerous than other variants and could imperil the recovery.The Delta variant, which is more transmissible and is better at evading vaccines, is set to become dominant in the US.
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- Business Insider 13:06June 21, 2021The New York Times has outed Tucker Carlson, who attacks journalists as 'cringing animals,' as a top anonymous source for the mediaCarlson frequently taunts and attacks liberal media outlets, but it's common knowledge that he's also one of their best sources, The Times reported.
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- Business Insider 12:50June 21, 2021Tens of thousands of COVID-19 survivors in India are developing deadly 'black fungus' infections that can lead to blindnessThe number of infections have shot up to 31,000 in the past few weeks. Doctors believe a lack of bottled oxygen may be to blame for the rise.
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- Business Insider 11:41June 21, 2021Hong Kong's pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily could shut within days, top advisor saysHong Kong authorities have frozen the assets of companies linked to Apple Daily. Its top executives and its founder have also been arrested.
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- Business Insider 16:56June 20, 2021Florida is tied with Texas for having the most people facing charges linked to the Capitol riot, report saysFlorida also leads all states in arrests of people linked to far-right groups the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys, who were present during the attack.
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- Business Insider 14:37June 20, 2021A leaked video of a Manhattan City Council candidate in a BDSM dungeon was flagged to the press by his campaign managerThe New York Post reported that Zack Weiner's campaign manager flagged the video to them. Weiner said he is "not ashamed" by the footage.
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- Business Insider 14:13June 20, 2021A woman mysteriously received hundreds of Amazon packages that she never ordered - and no one knows where they've come fromJillian Cannan from New York received more than 100 Amazon packages containing face mask brackets even though she never ordered them.
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- Business Insider 13:44June 20, 2021Brazil hits 500,000 COVID-19 deaths as the Amazon Gamma variant accelerates virus contagionExperts have warned that the outbreak will worsen because of a slow vaccine rollout, highly transmissible variants, and President Bolsonaro's inaction.
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- Business Insider 17:24June 19, 2021Trump administration lawyers connected to his most controversial policies are struggling to find new jobs, report saysAs they hunt for their next role, the lawyers are finding doors are closed to "Trump people," Bloomberg reported.
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- Business Insider 16:01June 19, 2021Federal judge strikes down CDC's 'authoritarian' COVID-19 cruise ship rules, comparing it to a nationwide ban on sex because STDs existFlorida's Gov. Ron DeSantis, who been in a standoff with the CDC, hailed the ruling a "major victory."
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- Business Insider 15:26June 19, 2021Dramatic CCTV footage shows the moment a high-speed train crashes into a stolen carPassengers in the black Range Rover escaped without any injuries after it collided with a high-speed train on a Doncaster, England, last week.
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- Business Insider 14:40June 19, 2021Former Gov. calls for an independent commission to investigate why so many people from Florida attended the Capitol riotRep. Charlie Crist responded to a report that found Florida tied with Texas for the most arrests stemming from the January 6 Capitol riot.
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