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 2020-08-11 02:00 

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US Border Patrol agent arrested and charged with trafficking over 350,000 pills believed to be fentanyl...

A US Border Patrol agent assigned to Tuscon, Arizona, was arrested and charged with drug trafficking after he was found with thousands of pills and substances that tested positive for cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl. Roughly 350,000 pills that tested positi...

 2020-08-11 01:23 

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Trump says he wouldn't urge Obama to resign if their roles were reversed during the COVID-19 disaster...

President Donald Trump on Monday said he wouldn't have called for former President Barack Obama's resignation after over 160,000 people in the US died to the coronavirus. "No, I wouldn't have done that," Trump said. "I think it'...

 2020-08-11 00:54 

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EXCLUSIVE: John Bolton on Trump's performance, the 2020 election, foreign interference, and COVID-19...

In a wide-ranging interview with Business Insider on Monday, former national security adviser John Bolton discussed the 2020 election, President Donald Trump's performance, foreign interference, and the coronavirus pandemic. Bolton said that if people...

 2020-08-10 23:59 

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Trump said the 1918 Spanish Flu 'probably ended' WWII, which did not begin until 21 years after the pandemic...

During an eventful press briefing on Monday, President Donald Trump incorrectly claimed that in 1917, the Spanish Flu "probably ended the second World War." World War II began more than two decades after the pandemic in 1939. The president likely ...

 2020-08-10 23:38 

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Trump looks to temporarily bar US citizens returning from abroad if they're suspected of having COVID-19...

President Donald Trump wants to temporarily bar US citizens and permanent residents from entering the country if they are suspected of having the coronavirus, The New York Times reported on Monday. A draft proposal said that if a border official "reas...

 2020-08-10 23:38 

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Trump says people need to 'stop politicizing' COVID-19 moments before blaming China for the pandemic once again...

President Donald Trump on Monday continued to blame the coronavirus pandemic on China while also urging people to "stop politicizing" the virus. "We must stop politicizing the virus and instead be united in our condemnation of how this virus c...

 2020-08-10 22:01 

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Police searched a United Airlines jet after a reportedly hallucinating passenger claimed there was a bomb on board (UAL)...

Police met a United Airlines flight landing at Newark on Sunday after a passenger said that she thought there was a bomb on board. Police did not find a bomb, and believe that the passenger was hallucinating while under the influence of marijuana and Adde...

 2020-08-10 22:00 

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Trump rushed from White House Briefing Room by Secret Service minutes into his press conference...

President Donald Trump was abruptly ushered out of the White House briefing room on Monday. Trump had only spoken for a few moments before a Secret Service agent said something to him and the president was removed from the room. It's wasn't immedi...

 2020-08-10 21:52 

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There are 10 coronavirus tests you can use from home. Here's how they work and where to order one....

There are 10 tests for the novel coronavirus that you can take at home. They work by collecting samples from the nose or mouth. Then, they're shipped to laboratories, where a process called "nucleic acid amplification" finds the virus' gen...

 2020-08-10 20:08 

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Dow climbs 358 points as Trump stimulus orders offset China tensions...

US stocks climbed on Monday as investors digested President Donald Trump's weekend stimulus orders against China tensions and new coronavirus cases. On Saturday, President Trump signed four executive actions to extend coronavirus aid after Congress fa...

 2020-08-10 18:50 

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One year later, Jeffrey Epstein's death in a federal detention cell remains shrouded in mystery. Here are 7 key unanswered questions....

Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in a Manhattan prison cell one year ago today. Authorities ruled his death a suicide, but the idea that the nation's most notorious criminal could kill himself in the middle of one of the nation's most secure jails w...

 2020-08-10 18:37 

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'If I die from the virus, it was just meant to be': 250,000 descend upon tiny South Dakota town for world-famous motorcycle rally...

The world-famous Sturgis motorcycle rally kicked off its 10 days of festivities on Friday. Up to 250,000 bikers — a smaller crowd than usual — are expected to descend upon the small South Dakota town. Organizers shrugged off surging coronaviru...

 2020-08-10 18:36 

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TikTok has entertained offers from potential buyers like Microsoft and Twitter to appease Trump while ByteDance has been preparing to fight back...

The video-sharing platform TikTok has been the target of President Donald Trump, most recently through an executive order threatening to soon ban the app in the US due to its ties to China. ByteDance, TikTok's parent company, has talked in recent week...

 2020-08-10 18:22 

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Republicans don't believe kids can transmit the coronavirus, but science increasingly says they're wrong...

A new Pew study found roughly 36% of Republicans said K-12 schools should offer in-person classes five days a week. Just 6% of Democrats held the same belief. And while 41% of Democrats said schools should offer five days of remote instruction, just 13% o...

 2020-08-10 18:19 

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What Trump's weekend action on unemployment shows about what he wants from the next stimulus package...

President Trump's executive actions over the weekend address a payroll tax deferral, extending the eviction moratorium, enhancing unemployment benefits, and relieving student loan debt. Each of these is an issue in congress' ongoing negotiations f...

 2020-08-10 18:03 

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Trump says his GOP acceptance speech will take place at Gettysburg or the White House...

President Donald Trump on Monday said his GOP acceptance speech will be held at either the White House or Gettysburg. Either location would be controversial, given both are historic, public sites and Trump's speech will be inherently partisan. Trump h...

 2020-08-10 17:20 

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Leaked Microsoft internal discussions show employee opposition to any TikTok deal, with some calling it 'unethical' and saying it could call the company's integrity into question (MSFT)...

Microsoft is exploring a deal to buy TikTok's operations in countries including the US as the Trump administration puts pressure on its China-based parent company ByteDance to sell. Some employees have expressed concerns about the deal in internal mes...

 2020-08-10 16:25 

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What the US's first major WWII offensive in the Pacific teaches us about warfare in the 21st century...

The US triumph at Guadalcanal is should still b relevant to modern war planners, write Benjamin Jensen and William Bowers....

 2020-08-10 15:46 

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'We're prepared to put more money on the table': Mnuchin says Trump administration is open to resume talks on coronavirus stimulus...

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that the Trump administration is willing to resume talks with Democrats over the next coronavirus stimulus bill in a Monday interview with CNBC. "The president is determined to spend what we need to spend," M...

 2020-08-10 14:24 

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The Amazon worker who was fired after calling for better warehouse safety standards led a protest in front of Jeff Bezos' New York City apartment (AMZN)...

Dozens of protesters gathered outside of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' New York City apartment on Sunday to demand better pay and improved safety at Amazon's warehouses. The protest was organized by a group called Congress Of Essential Workers and was le...

 2020-08-10 14:23 

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'Hatemonger' author Jean Guerrero on Stephen Miller, white nationalism, and performative cruelty...

Investigative reporter Jean Guerrero spoke with Business Insider about her new book " Hatemonger: Stephen Miller, Donald Trump, and the White Nationalist Agenda." She describes Miller's style of policy-making — which includes zero tolera...

 2020-08-10 14:21 

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The arrest of 33 Russian mercenaries amid election chaos in Belarus is testing Putin's patience...

No one believes Aleksander Lukashenko won 80% of the presidential vote in the Belarus election — that's why there was fighting on the streets of Minsk this weekend. The chaos is likely to irritate Russian president Valdimir Putin, who has long w...

 2020-08-10 13:36 

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US stocks climb as traders weigh Trump stimulus orders against China tensions, coronavirus cases...

US stocks climbed on Monday as investors digested President Donald Trump's weekend stimulus orders against China tensions and new coronavirus cases. On Saturday, President Trump signed four executive actions to extend coronavirus aid after Congress fa...

 2020-08-10 13:34 

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Trump's WeChat ban could significantly hurt Apple's iPhone sales, says one of the most reliable Apple analysts (AAPL)...

President Trump's executive order could have a significant impact on iPhone shipments if Apple is required to remove WeChat from the App Store, says analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. iPhone shipments could decline by up to 30%, although the reports do not make it...

 2020-08-10 13:09 

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Trump banning WeChat transactions could lead to retaliation against US payment firms in China...

President Trump intends to ban WeChat transactions in the US. And if this ban goes into effect, it could cut into WeChat Pay's international ambitions and lead to retaliation against US payment firms in China. Insider Intelligence publishes hundreds o...

 2020-08-10 12:56 

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$200 billion in short-term aid, but no checks for individuals or small-business help: 3 Wall Street analysts lay out exactly what you need to know about Trump's coronavirus orders...

President Donald Trump signed four executive orders over the weekend to help make up for congressional inaction on coronavirus stimulus legislation. The measures aren't as broad as a stimulus bill would be, but will help some people in the short term,...

 2020-08-10 12:05 

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Top Democrats fear Trump and his staff will shred documents, withhold important information and delete official emails on the way out if Biden wins the election. Here's what they plan to do to sto...

Top Democrats are worried that President Donald Trump and his allies will shred documents, delete data and emails, and refuse to cooperate with an incoming transition team if Joe Biden wins the White House. "If there's a transition — and I p...

 2020-08-10 11:29 

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The architect of Sweden's no-lockdown strategy said up to 30% of its population could now be immune to COVID-19, though tests suggest much lower levels...

The head of Sweden's lockdown-free coronavirus response claimed that as many as 30% of the country's population could be immune to COVID-19 in an interview with The Observer . Anders Tegnell suggested the figure despite all available studies repor...

 2020-08-10 11:28 

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Citadel's big 2020...

Happy Monday. Second quarter earnings continue to roll out. Some big ones to keep an eye on this week: Softbank (Tuesday), Tencent (Wednesday), and Cisco (Wednesday). If you're not yet a subscriber, you can sign up here to get your daily dose of the s...

 2020-08-10 11:23 

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Iran sank a replica US aircraft carrier, then left it in the Strait of Hormuz — now it can seriously disrupt ships in a vital oil route worth $878 million a day...

Iran sank a replica US aircraft carrier in a training exercise on July 29 in an apparent show of naval strength. But the wreck — which remains in the narrow body of water — could now affect traffic in the Strait of Hormuz, where ships carry mi...

 2020-08-10 11:05 

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Goldman Sachs lifts 2021 US GDP forecast to 6.2% and predicts a COVID-19 vaccine will be 'widely distributed' by mid-2021...

Goldman Sachs raised its 2021 US GDP forecast to 6.2% from 5.6%, driven by expectations that at least one COVID-19 vaccine will be "widely distributed" by the end of the second quarter next year. To reflect recent labor market data, the bank now p...

 2020-08-10 10:53 

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TikTok's US fate reportedly rests on a brawl between two senior White House advisers...

The confused messages from the Trump administration about the fate of ByteDance-owned TikTok may stem from a disagreement between two senior White House advisers. According to The Washington Post, trade adviser Peter Navarro pushed for an outright ban of ...

 2020-08-10 10:26 

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Trump's advisers are trying to reduce expectations that he'll easily beat Biden in the presidential debates, report says...

President Donald Trump believes that a series of debates against Joe Biden will offer a chance to reinvigorate his flailing campaign, Axios reported on Sunday . The seriousness clashes with claims from Trump that Biden is gaffe-prone and in cognitive decl...

 2020-08-10 09:12 

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Trump denied asking to have his face carved on Mount Rushmore, but said it 'sounds like a good idea to me!'...

In a Sunday night tweet, President Donald Trump denied a New York Times report over the weekend that a White House official had inquired about adding a carving of another president to Mount Rushmore . However, Trump said it "sounds like a good idea...

 2020-08-10 06:55 

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10 things in tech you need to know today...

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning. TikTok and Twitter are starting to talk about a possible combination, the WSJ reported . Amid President Donald Trump's threat...

 2020-08-10 02:29 

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Belarus erupts in protest after opposition alleges rigged election...

Police deployed rubber bullets, tear gas, and water cannons against protesters in the capital of Belarus on Sunday. The country's long-time ruler, Alexander Lukashenko, claimed just under 80% of the vote in an election widely viewed by the public as r...

 2020-08-09 20:08 

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White House aide Peter Navarro said the 'Lord and Founding Fathers created executive orders' so Trump can push orders over 'partisan bickering'...

In an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday , White House trade adviser Peter Navarro criticized congressional Democrats for debates over new coronavirus aid. One day after President Donald Trump signed four executive orders to bypas...

 2020-08-09 17:08 

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The Trump administration reportedly quashed an intelligence report that showed Russia is helping him win the 2020 election...

The Trump administration reportedly pressured the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to delete part of a report that concluded Russia was aiming to help Trump win reelection in 2020. When former director of national intelligence Dan Coats ref...

 2020-08-09 17:02 

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Pelosi says Trump's new executive orders on coronavirus relief are 'unconstitutional slop'...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized President Donald Trump's series of executive orders in various media appearances on Sunday. In an interview with CNN , Pelosi stated that "something's wrong" with the executive orders, pointing out how...

 2020-08-09 16:30 

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Kudlow said he 'spoke out of turn' when saying unemployment benefits can only be extended by Congress...

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said he "spoke out of turn" earlier this week when he said unemployment benefits can only be extended by Congress. President Donald Trump signed four executive orders Saturday night to bypass Congress and ...

 2020-08-09 15:00 

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Black Americans fighting for equality on the frontlines of the Black Lives Matter protests explain what the movement means to them...

Polls suggest that about 15 million to 26 million people in the US have participated in recent anti-racism rallies, according to the The New York Times. Broadly speaking, protesters are calling for police reform, reparations for slavery, and policies that...

 2020-08-09 14:06 

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If you supported Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All plan, you should get on board with Biden's healthcare plan too...

Joe Biden's public option proposal has many of the upsides of the Medicare For All proposal led by Bernie Sanders, so his supporters can rest easy....

 2020-08-09 13:45 

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Meet the only man to witness all 3 WWII atomic bomb blasts...

More than 600,000 people worked on the Manhattan Project, but only one of them saw their creation in each each time it was used....

 2020-08-09 13:17 

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16 plutonium-powered space missions shaping our understanding of space — including the NASA rover that will search for alien life on Mars...

NASA last week launched its Mars 2020 Perseverance rover to hunt for signs of ancient alien life. Once on Mars, Perseverance will be powered by a radioisotope thermoelectric generator. The nuclear "battery" is fueled by a rare human-made material ...

 2020-08-09 12:50 

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Chicago teachers follow up a historic 2019 strike with a 2020 ultimatum: schools won't open in person...

On Monday, teachers in Chicago were among those who marched in a national day of action to protest schools reopening in person this fall. On Wednesday, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot reversed the city's plan to reopen partially in person. The first in-p...

 2020-08-09 12:45 

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Trump walked out of a press conference after a reporter challenged his repeated false claim that he signed Veterans Choice into law...

Trump walked out of a New Jersey press conference after a reporter told him he was making a false claim. CBS News' Paula Reid challenged Trump's repeated assertion that his administration signed Veterans Choice into law. The health law passed in 2...

 2020-08-09 12:37 

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BIG MONEY IN POLITICS: Meet the billionaire donors shaping the 2020 presidential election...

The countdown to Election Day 2020 is in the double digits, and the stakes have never seemed higher. The United States has fallen behind on its battle against the coronavirus pandemic , tech companies have become the newest front of growing tensions with ...

 2020-08-09 12:20 

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In their recent showdown with Congress, the tech titans argued they hadn't grown too powerful. The days that followed told a very different story. (GOOGL)...

The CEOs of four tech giants recently defended their market power in a historic antitrust hearing. A week later, it feels like business as usual. Blockbuster earnings, copycat apps, and near-$2-trillion market caps tell a different story to the one we hea...

 2020-08-09 12:14 

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As a freelancer, I'm earning $1,000 less per month on unemployment, but the steady paycheck has saved my sanity during COVID-19...

When the pandemic began, I lost a chunk of my work as a freelance writer and had to apply for unemployment benefits. Though I'm earning about $1,000 less per month on unemployment, the steady paycheck has been a godsend during this time. While I earne...

 2020-08-09 11:14 

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Trump lashed out at mega-donor Sheldon Adelson in a recent phone call, prompting panicked Republican Party officials to try and deescalate the situation...

Trump reportedly confronted a Republican Party mega-donor over his support for his election campaign. In a phone call last week, Trump asked Sheldon Adelson why he hadn't donated more, Politico reports. Adelson is the billionaire owner of the world...

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