- Business Insider 17:45July 28, 2021Department of Homeland Security will require all employees to wear masks and social distance, even if they're vaccinatedThe US Department of Homeland Security announced on Twitter that it was requiring staff to wear masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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- Business Insider 17:02July 28, 2021Louisiana doctor says 'exponential' surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations 'isn't a controllable thing at this point'Infectious disease specialist Dr. Catherine O'Neal told CNN it feels like Louisiana is headed toward becoming like New York City was as an early epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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- Business Insider 15:11July 28, 2021Fully-vaccinated travelers from the US and EU will soon be able to enter England without quarantine, report saysUK ministers have decided to change quarantine requirements for travelers coming to England from the US and EU, HuffPost reported.
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- Business Insider 14:07July 28, 2021California Gov. Gavin Newsom pulled his kids out of summer camp after a photo showed his son not wearing a mask insideGov. Gavin Newsom's spokeswoman said his team missed an email that said the camp would not be enforcing guidance to wear masks.
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- Business Insider 12:54July 28, 2021Audio shows a profanity-laced voicemail that DC officer Michael Fanone got from a Trump supporter while he was testifying to CongressThe DC police officer had told Congress on Tuesday that he was beaten unconscious and almost killed by Capitol rioters.
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- Business Insider 03:09July 28, 2021Mayor Garcetti announces that Los Angeles will require city employees to show proof of vaccination or test weeklyThe press release accompanying the announcement added that in the last month, in Los Angeles, COVID-19 cases have soared 20-fold.
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- Business Insider 23:25July 27, 2021Biden administration weighing a vaccine mandate for all federal employees"That's under consideration right now," President Joe Biden said, answering a reporter's question about mask mandates.
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- Business Insider 23:02July 27, 2021Texas Gov. Abbott orders state National Guard to help federal agents arrest people at the borderTexas Governor Greg Abbott sent a letter to the adjutant general of the Texas National Guard on Tuesday requesting the help.
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- Business Insider 22:55July 27, 2021CDC: The coronavirus could be 'just a few mutations' away from evading the vaccines"The big concern is that the next variant that might emerge" could make vaccines significantly less effective, CDC director Rochelle Walensky said.
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- Business Insider 22:35July 27, 2021DOJ seized the Gilgamesh Dream Tablet - a portion of the epic of Gilgamesh - from Hobby LobbyThe epic of Gilgamesh is considered one of the most ancient works of literature and originally comes from Iraq.
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- Business Insider 22:01July 27, 2021Tokyo sees record-breaking number of new COVID-19 cases as the 2020 Olympics are being heldThe Japanese capital saw 2,848 new coronavirus cases, topping its earlier record of 2,520 daily cases set on Jan. 7, the Associated Press reported.
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- Business Insider 17:17July 27, 2021Police officer who was beaten during the Capitol insurrection breaks down in tears during House hearingUS Capitol Police Sgt. Aquilino Gonell was struck with a flagpole and hit with chemical spray when the pro-Trump mob breached the Capitol.
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- Business Insider 16:46July 27, 2021A British ICU doctor described seeing her patients regret not getting vaccinated: 'You can see it dawn on them'Samantha Batt-Rawden, a senior intensive care doctor in the UK, told The Guardian that the "vast majority" of her COVID-19 patients were "completely unvaccinated."
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- Business Insider 16:24July 27, 2021US population could shrink for first time on record as immigration enforcement and COVID-19 deaths take their tollEarly estimates show the US population stayed nearly flat in the year that ended on July 1, 2021, the Wall Street Journal reported.
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- Business Insider 13:45July 27, 2021Former GOP Sen. Mike Enzi has died at 77 after a biking accidentA statement on Mike Enzi's Twitter account said he "passed away peacefully ... surrounded by his family."
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- Business Insider 11:59July 27, 2021Hong Kong convicted a pro-democracy protester of terrorism in its first trial under China's tough new security lawTong Ying-kit was found guilty of terrorism and inciting secession under a new law that increases risks for any critics of China.
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- Business Insider 11:34July 27, 2021The US could see daily COVID-19 cases quadruple next month as vaccinations hit a wall, former CDC director saysDr. Tom Frieden warned the US could see around 200,000 new cases a day in the next four to six weeks.
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- Business Insider 23:16July 26, 2021Newsom vows California will have the 'strongest vaccine verification system in the US' as mandate is announcedCalifornia state employees and all healthcare workers must soon get vaccinated against COVID-19 or get tested weekly, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced.
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- Business Insider 21:20July 26, 2021US Department of Veterans Affairs becomes the first federal agency to require workers to get vaccinatedAbout 115,000 of the US Department of Veterans Affairs' healthcare workers will be required to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
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- Business Insider 20:04July 26, 2021NYC's largest city workers' union wants to 'bargain' after the mayor announced a vaccine mandateNew York City is requiring all municipal workers including police officers, firefighters, and teachers to either get vaccinated or be tested weekly.
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- Business Insider 17:00July 26, 2021New York City will require all city workers - including NYPD cops, firefighters, and teachers - to get vaccinatedThe vaccine requirement will affect roughly 340,000 municipal workers, including teachers and NYPD officers, according to the New York Times.
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- Business Insider 16:14July 26, 2021The president of Tunisia - the only democracy that lasted after the Arab Spring - fired the prime minister and suspended parliamentTunisian President Kais Saied fired Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi and froze parliament for 30 days on Sunday.
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- Business Insider 15:55July 26, 2021The US will reportedly keep travel restrictions in place as highly infectious Delta variant surgesCOVID-19 cases are increasing in several states among the unvaccinated and the Delta variant is rapidly spreading across the nation.
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- Business Insider 12:05July 26, 2021Carl Bernstein called Trump 'our own American war criminal' over COVID-19 deaths and encouraging the Capitol riotThe Watergate reporter cited "the tens of thousands of people who died because of his homicidal negligence in the pandemic."
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- Business Insider 23:40July 23, 2021Resurfaced video shows Activision Blizzard execs on panel that joked about over-sexualized female charactersA recent lawsuit filed by California accuses Activision Blizzard of having a "frat boy" culture where women were routinely harassed.
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- Business Insider 19:06July 23, 2021A conservative radio talk show host who said 'you're probably safer not getting' the vaccine is now seriously ill with COVID-19Now that Phil Valentine has become ill with the coronavirus he has "regrets" not being more "pro-vaccine," his family said.
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- Business Insider 17:50July 23, 2021Bust of Confederate general and KKK leader Nathan Forrest removed from Tennessee Capitol buildingThe bust of Ku Klux Klan leader and Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest was removed from Tennessee's state capitol building on Friday.
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- Business Insider 12:55July 23, 2021New Zealand ended its travel bubble with Australia because of the COVID surge thereAustralia's coronavirus cases are surging, and around half of the country's population are now under lockdown.
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- Business Insider 00:20July 23, 2021The CIA probe of mysterious 'Havana Syndrome' is being led by the officer who hunted bin Laden, CIA chief confirmsCIA director William Burns called "Havana Syndrome," which up to 200 Americans have reported having symptoms of, "real" and "serious" during an interview.
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- Business Insider 23:49July 22, 2021Mississippi asks the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade in upcoming abortion caseThe state of Mississippi has asked the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade in a case set to be argued in the court's next term.
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- Business Insider 19:04July 22, 2021A man hospitalized with COVID-19 told CBS he'd still rather be sick than get a shot - and it shows how hard it'll be to convince everyone to get vaccinated"Am I going to get a vaccine? No," Louisiana business owner Scott Roe told CBS News from his hospital bed.
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- Business Insider 13:40July 22, 2021Man who nearly died from COVID and now struggles to breath says he deserves 'punishment' for not bothering to get vaccinatedAbderrahmane Fadi from Bradford, England, told the BBC he regrets turning down multiple chances to get vaccinated before he was hospitalized.
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- Business Insider 17:02July 21, 2021China debuts world's fastest train, a sleek maglev that can reach speeds of up to 373 miles per hourThe average train in China travels at a speed up to 300 km/h or 217 mph, making this train more than 100 mph faster, per CNN.
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- Business Insider 16:02July 21, 2021Extreme weather is sweeping the world, with devastating floods and wildfires on 4 continents at onceOregon, Siberia, and western Canada are fighting huge fires, while parts of China and western Europe have devastating floods.
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- Business Insider 12:00July 21, 2021Photo shows a 100-pound tropical fish washed up on an Oregon beach, far from its normal habitatSeaside Aquarium said finding the opah, or moonfish, was surprising as they are "rare to the Oregon Coast."
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- Business Insider 22:50July 20, 2021Sen. Warren says Jeff Bezos 'forgot to thank all the hardworking Americans who actually paid taxes' after his space flightSen. Warren and Rep. Ocasio-Cortez criticized Bezos, after he returned to earth and thanked Amazon employees and customers for paying for his trip.
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- Business Insider 22:20July 20, 2021AOC blasts Bezos after space voyage, says that Amazon workers paid for trip with 'lower wages, inhumane workplace'"Amazon customers are paying for it with Amazon abusing their market power to hurt small business," Ocsaio-Cortez tweeted.
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- Business Insider 20:43July 20, 2021The Bootleg Fire in Oregon is so big it can be seen from space, satellite video showsVideos shared by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration earlier this week show smoke pluming into the air from the Bootleg Fire.
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- Business Insider 20:39July 20, 2021Jeff Bezos wants to move 'all polluting industry' into space to keep Earth cleanThe Amazon billionaire said in an interview with MSNBC that his Blue Origin sub-orbital spaceflight reinforced his intention to fight climate change.
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- Business Insider 19:39July 20, 2021Florida GOP head reportedly under investigation over allegations he sexually harassed a male aideState Sen. and former Trump campaign Florida co-chair Joe Gruters is being investigated by Republican leadership, Politico reported.
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- Business Insider 18:44July 20, 2021US lawmakers propose bipartisan 'Free Britney' Act to crack down on conservatorship abuseThe act introduces a number of changes, including one that would make it easier for individuals to have a private guardian replaced with a public one.
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- Business Insider 18:08July 20, 2021CDC director says Delta variant is responsible for 83% of all new sequenced COVID-19 casesCDC director Rochelle Walensky told the US Senate that the highly transmissible variant is now the dominant strain in the United States.
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- Business Insider 16:30July 20, 2021The State Department warns Americans not to fly to UK because of its COVID-19 outbreakThe State Department raised the travel advisory for the UK to Level 4 - "Do Not Travel" - after the CDC elevated its warnings for travel there.
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- Business Insider 12:57July 20, 2021Video shows Afghan president among people calmly praying on Eid al-Adha while rockets explode around themAshraf Ghani and others were shown praying outside of the presdiential palace compound, seemingly unworried by the sound of rockets exploding nearby.
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- Business Insider 02:34July 20, 2021McCarthy names GOP members to the select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection - 3 voted against certifying Biden's win in Pennsylvania and ArizonaRep. Jim Banks will serve as the ranking member and will be joined by Reps. Jim Jordan, Rodney Davis, Kelly Armstrong, and freshman Troy Nehls.
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- Business Insider 19:37July 19, 2021Biden says 'it turns out capitalism is alive and very well'President Joe Biden made the comment while speaking about economic recovery amid the COVID-19 pandemic at the White House on Monday.
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- Business Insider 19:36July 19, 2021Biden walks back his comment that Facebook is 'killing people'Biden said he hoped that Facebook would not take his comments "personally" but would use them as a catalyst to act to remove misinformation.
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- Business Insider 18:40July 19, 2021Chicago mayor announces deal to create an elected board to oversee the Chicago PoliceThe deal would represent a "historic, transformative, and balanced approach to civilian oversight," Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said.
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- Business Insider 17:57July 19, 2021Jeff Bezos said he's 'excited' to see how he's 'changed' by his journey to the edge of space"People say they go into space and they come back changed," Bezos told the "TODAY" show's Hoda Kotb. "Astronauts always talk about that."
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- Business Insider 17:23July 19, 2021Jeff Bezos pushed back on claims that he's one of the 'rich guys on a joyride' to space ahead of his Tuesday launchBezos told the "Today" show that he's traveling to space to help build "infrastructure" for future generations.
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