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His case pending, he is running for the New Hampshire legislature to unseat Democrat Ann Kuster. In a TV interview Riddle learned Kuster sits in the US Congress, and he is in the wrong race. A man who was charged after bragging that he had guzzled wine during the Capitol riot is now running for office — but appears to have accidentally joined the wrong race. Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as they push barricades to storm the US Capitol in Washington D.C on January 6, 2021. Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty ImagesBut Riddle is barred from entering Washington D.C. while his case is pending, the network reported.
Persons: Jason Riddle, Democrat Ann Kuster, Riddle, Kuster, NBC10, Ann, Katherine Underwood, Underwood, I've, Trump, Roberto Schmidt, hadn't, Donald Trump Organizations: Capitol, New, Democrat, US, Statehouse, Washington D.C, AFP, Getty, D.C Locations: New Hampshire, NBC10 Boston, Concord, Washington
Israel has ended its indoor mask mandate, Reuters reported. Israel ended its indoor mask mandate Tuesday as deaths from COVID-19 slowed to a trickle. It is the last of the major restrictions imposed by the government to curb the pandemic, and follows the decision in April to end an outdoor mask mandate that had lasted around a year. Daily deaths with the virus dropped to one or zero every day in June, Reuters reported, citing Health Ministry data. Israelis outdoors after the country ended its outdoor mask mandate, April 18, 2021.
Persons: Israel, Johns Hopkins, Amir Cohen, Eyal Zimlichman, Insider's Aria Bendix Organizations: Reuters, The New York Times, Sheba Medical, Staff, Johns Hopkins University Locations: Israel, COVID, Tel Aviv
Trinidad and Tobago's US Embassy has been mocked after gifting the nation 80 COVID-19 vaccine vials. Trinidad and Tobago has 1.4 million people. The US Embassy to Trinidad and Tobago has attracted online mockery after announcing that it has donated 80 vials of COVID-19 vaccine to the island nation of 1.4 million people. Trinidad and Tobago's National Security Minister Fitzgerald Hinds told local newspaper the Trinidad Daily Express that the vials were going to be given to the National Security Ministry. During May's surge, the US donated two field hospitals, comprising 80 beds in total to Trinidad and Tobago, the embassy announced.
Persons: — teri.zin Organizations: Ministry of National Security, Pfizer, Government, Embassy Locations: Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago, Embassy, Port of Spain, United States, America, U.S, Tobago's
Greg Abbott promised Thursday to keep building Trump's border wall. The pledge directly contradicts President Joe Biden's decision to cancel construction of the border wall that was given vast funding during the Trump years. He did outline a plan to spend $1 billion on border security, and to set up a task force on the border, per the Tribune. Abbott's promise is another salvo in an ongoing feud with the White House on border security. Biden signed an executive order to halt construction of the border wall on his first day in office.
Persons: Greg Abbott, Joe Biden, Abbott, Biden, Donald Trump, Joe Biden's, Trump, Sen, Don Huffines, Abbott —, Huffines Organizations: Texas GOP Gov, Texas Gov, Trump, Republican, The Texas Tribune, Tribune, White, GOP, Dallas Morning News, DOJ Locations: Texas, Mexico, Del Rio
A nurse made a failed attempt at an Ohio hearing to show that a COVID-19 vaccine made her magnetic. Inspired by conspiracy theorist Dr Sherri Tenpenny, she tried to make a key and a bobby pin stick to her neck. A woman testifying at an Ohio Statehouse hearing made a failed attempt to get a key and a bobby pin to stick to her neck Tuesday, frustrating her attempt to prove a conspiracy theory that COVID-19 vaccines make people magnetic. "So I have a key and a bobby pin here," she continued, proceeding to put a key on her chest, where it stayed. Trying the same thing with a bobby pin, it fell off.
Persons: Sherri Tenpenny, bobby, Tyler Buchanan, Tenpenny, Tenpenny's, Bill, Jennifer Gross Organizations: Ohio Statehouse, Ohio Capital Journal, GOP, Ohio Capital, Ohio, Republican Locations: Ohio
ProPublica said it does not know the identity of the source who passed them a trove of IRS files. ProPublica said it is confident of the material even if the source had hostile motives. ProPublica says it does not know the identity — or motivations — of the source who passed it private tax documents for its recent bombshell investigation of the ultra-rich. In an accompanying article, ProPublica's CEOs Stephen Engelberg and Richard Tofel revealed that they don't know who sent the documents. "We have considered the possibility that information we have received could have come from a state actor hostile to American interests."
Persons: ProPublica, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Michael Bloomberg, Warren Buffett, Stephen Engelberg, Richard Tofel, Tofel, Bezos Locations: Engelberg
Tripadvisor reviewers are unhappy with the hotel that G7 leaders are using for their summit. They complained about building work, which has been controversial locally. The five-star hotel hosting the meeting of President Joe Biden and other G7 leaders in England is the lowest-rated in the area on Tripadvisor, and is mired in controversy over building permits. "Vicky A" complained about rude service and the spa being closed due to the G7 meeting, which they said they had not been told about when they booked. They also complained about noise from building work — and is one of several TripAdvisor reviewers to do so.
Persons: Joe Biden, it's, Adam Raphael, Raphael, Boris Johnson's, Aaron Chown, , Vicky, Boris Johnson, Brendan Smialowski Organizations: St Ives, Falmouth Packet, Britain's, Getty Locations: England, St Ives, Cornwall, Carbis, Tregenna, St, AFP
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin opposes a sweeping voting-rights bill that his party is trying to pass. Manchin cosponsored the same bill in 2019, when it also had no GOP backers. Sen. Joe Manchin cosponsored the voting-rights bill in 2019 that he recently announced he would vote against, arguing for a bipartisan bill instead. But Manchin was a cosponsor of an earlier version of the bill introduced in 2019, which had no GOP cosponsors, a fact that his critics have highlighted. He has instead pushed for another, narrower piece of voting rights legislation, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, which he hopes will gain more conservative support.
Persons: Democratic Sen, Joe Manchin, Manchin, Sen, Kamala Harris, Jamaal Bowman, Mitch McConnell, Amy Klobuchar, Tim Hogan, — Manchin, Jeff Merkley, John Lewis, Chris Wallace, , Lisa Murkowski, Merkley, Manchin's Organizations: Democratic, GOP, Republicans, New York Rep, Charleston Gazette, John Lewis Voting, Fox News, The Washington, Politico, Twitter Locations: The, Alaska
Police around the world arrested more than 800 people in a vast sting operation where suspects were tricked into using a messaging app controlled by the FBI. Police seized 55 luxury vehicles and more than $48 million in various currencies as part of the operation, Europol said. Money seized by Australian Federal Police after Operation Ironside/ Picture released June 8, 2021. Australian Federal Police via ReutersOperation Ironside, as it is known, was jointly devised by the FBI and the Australian Federal Police (AFP), the AFP said in a statement Tuesday. Australian Federal Police during Operation Ironside.
Persons: Europol, Money, Operation Ironside, Ironside, Calvin Shivers, ANOM, Reece Kershaw Organizations: FBI, Police, Australian Federal Police, Reuters, AFP, . Police, BBC Locations: AFP
Amazon could escape new G7 measures to further tax tech giants, The Guardian reported. Amazon's slim profit margin could put it below a 10% threshold being considered for the tax. One criterion under discussion for selecting which companies to further tax is their profit margin, with a 10% threshold being discussed. Despite colossal sales, Amazon's profit margin is low because of its strategy of aggressive growth and reinvestment, as Vox reported. The global minimum tax rate also has its critics, such as Oxfam.
Persons: Janet Yellen, Vox, Richard Murphy, Henry Nicholls Organizations: Guardian, Amazon, Facebook, Google, Apple, Sheffield University, Reuters, Oxfam Locations: Europe, London, Ireland, Switzerland, Singapore
Russian president Vladimir Putin has at least two, possibly three, daughters he rarely talks about. He has two adult daughters with his ex-wife Lyudmila Shkrebneva: Maria, 36, and Katerina, 34. Katerina spoke at a major conference in June 2021, but nobody acknowledged who her father is. Russian president Vladimir Putin, 68, has tried to keep his personal life almost entirely out of the public eye. Rumors have swirled for years that Putin has two daughters with his ex-wife, and that a girlfriend may have had another daughter in 2015.
Persons: Vladimir Putin, Lyudmila Shkrebneva, Maria, Katerina, Putin, Katerina Tikhonova, Pat Ralph Organizations: St ., Economic Locations: St, St . Petersburg, Russia, Davos
An upcoming government report leaves many questions open about more than 120 UFO sightings, per the NYT. A soon-to-be-released Pentagon report says there is no evidence that UFOs spotted by US Navy personnel are of alien origin — but we know so little about them that it can't be ruled out, The New York Times reported. In March, former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe told Fox News of the report's creation, saying that it will describe "difficult to explain" sightings. Former President Barack Obama also acknowledged on The Late Late Show with James Corden in May that the government has unexplained UFO footage. Other leaked US Navy footage from between 2004 and 2015, long the subject of UFO-watchers' fascination, was officially released by the Pentagon in April last year.
Persons: Donald Trump's COVID, of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe, Ratcliffe, Barack Obama, James Corden, Obama, David Fravor, Ryan Graves, Graves Organizations: Pentagon, US Navy, New York Times, Times, Washington Post, The Times, Post, of National Intelligence, Fox News, Navy, Air Force, Force, CBS
My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell said he's likely the source of claims from former President Donald Trump that he'll be "reinstated" to the White House by August, The Daily Beast reported. On Wednesday, Lindell — a close confidant of the former president — told The Daily Beast that Trump's source for predicting an August return was likely himself. "If Trump is saying August, that is probably because he heard me say it publicly," Lindell told the outlet. Lindell and then-President Donald Trump in the White House in July 2017. "So, in my mind, I hope that means that we could have Donald Trump back in the White House by August," he said.
Persons: Trump, Mike Lindell, he's, Donald Trump, Maggie Haberman, Joe Biden, Insider's Grace Panetta, Jake Lahut, Biden, Lindell, , SAUL LOEB, Steve Bannon's, , Sidney Powell Organizations: Daily, The New York Times, GOP, Getty Images, White, Dominion Locations: Arizona, Maricopa County
Trump is increasingly fixated on overturning the 2020 election result, advisors reportedly said. Telling Trump he lost is like 'p------ into the wind,' one advisor told The Washington Post. Nearly all the 2020 election advisors who spoke to the paper said they regarded his fixation on litigating the election as a waste of time, but that he kept returning to the topic nonetheless. When advisors leave challenging the 2020 election out of their drafts for his speeches, he goes off-script, ad-libbing about the count in various states, The Post reported. The Office of Donald J. Trump and the Trump Organization did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.
Persons: Trump, Donald Trump, Joe Biden's, Maggie Haberman, Joe Biden, Insider's Grace Panetta, Jake Lahut, Doug Mastriano, Mike Lindell, Sidney Powell, Donald J Organizations: Washington Post, Post, The New York Times, Pennsylvania GOP, Trump, Trump Organization Locations: Arizona, Maricopa County , Arizona, Pennsylvania, Michigan , Wisconsin , New Hampshire, Georgia
Caitlyn Jenner said she wanted to ensure trans girls competing in girls' sports were "truly trans." Caitlyn Jenner on Thursday said she wanted to create a commission that would decide which transgender girls could compete in girls' school sports teams. "Trans women who are truly trans, who at a very young age, started proper medical treatment, they've grown up as girls, they should be able to compete in girls' sports," she said. Chris Pizzello/Invision/APEarlier this month, she told TMZ it "isn't fair" that "biological boys who are trans" compete in girls' school sports, for which she received widespread backlash. I said 'biological boys,'" appearing to refer to transgender girls who had not yet received gender-affirming care.
Persons: Caitlyn Jenner, Jenner, they've, I'd, Chris Pizzello, TMZ, Kayla Epstein Organizations: California, Fox News, Republican, American Psychological Society, Olympics, NCAA, Pink News, GOP, Madison Hall Locations: California
The lawyer for "QAnon Shaman," aka Jacob Chansley, filed a motion for pretrial release Wednesday. It included a clip that claims to show Chansley yelling at someone trying to steal a muffin at the Capitol. The video shows Chansley "thwarting a crime (theft)," the lawyer said. It then shows Chansley enter the room, and people appear to say "hey" multiple times before the camera pivots away, and the video ends. Chansley had previously spoken about stopping a muffin theft in a March interview with CBS News.
Persons: Jacob Chansley, Albert Watkins, Chansley Organizations: Capitol, CBS News
2020 video shows Greene telling a city council meeting she wouldn't remove statues of Hitler or Satan. A newly-resurfaced video shows GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene saying she would defend statues of Hitler or "Satan himself" on the grounds of preserving history and its lessons. Greene made the comments at a meeting of Dalton City Council, Georgia, last June days after she finished first in her GOP primary and was poised to win the race. Marjorie Taylor Greene (center right) addressing a Dalton City Council meeting on June 15, 2020. City of Dalton Georgia/YouTubePunchbowl News reporter Jake Sherman first reported on the resurfaced video on Tuesday.
Persons: Greene, Hitler, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Joseph Johnston, George Floyd, Adolf Hitler, Satan, Johnston, WRCBTV, Dalton Georgia, Jake Sherman Organizations: Dalton City Council, Confederate, YouTube Punchbowl, GOP House Locations: Dalton, Georgia, City, COVID, Nazi Germany, Auschwitz, Tennessee
Seven nooses or noose-like ropes have been found at an Amazon site in Windsor, CT, since late April. Amazon shut down construction at the site while the police investigate. Amazon and the site developer are offering $100,000 for information, NBC News reported. Amazon halted construction at its facility in Windsor, Connecticut, and offered a $100,000 reward for information after several nooses were found onsite, reports say. Special Agent David Sundberg said in a statement shared with Insider: "The implications of a hanging noose anywhere are unacceptable."
Persons: Kelly Nantel, David Sundberg, Brian Griggs, Scot X, Esdaile Organizations: Amazon, NBC News, Windsor Police Department, NBC, Windsor, New, New Haven FBI, USA, Connecticut, Fox, NAACP Locations: Windsor , CT, Windsor , Connecticut, Windsor, New Haven
The US told Israel it expects the offensive on Gaza to wind down soon, Axios reported. of State Blinken reportedly told his Israeli counterpart the US can't publicly back Israel much longer. The US has told Israel that it can't publicly support Israel in its offensive in Gaza for much longer, while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was "determined" to continue fighting, Axios reported. The behind-the-scenes call came shortly after President Joe Biden spoke to Netanyahu, Axios reported. The conflict is in its second week, with Israel launching airstrikes into Gaza, and Gaza militants firing rockets toward Israel every day since May 10.
Persons: Axios, State Blinken, Biden, Netanyahu, Benjamin Netanyahu, State Anthony Blinken, Gabi Ashkenazi, Blinken, Joe Biden, Israel —, Antony Blinken, Alex Edelman, , Jen Psaki Organizations: State, Hamas —, Democratic, UN Security Council, White House, BBC, Israeli Defense Forces Locations: Israel, Gaza, Sec, State, France, Jordan, Egypt
Fox News has filed a motion to dismiss Dominion Voting System's defamation lawsuit against it. Fox said the case could damage press freedom, and that it was covering "both sides" of the story. Fox News has filed a motion to dismiss a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit from Dominion Voting Systems, saying its journalists were covering "both sides" of the 2020 election fraud conspiracy theory. In comments accompanying Fox's motion to dismiss the lawsuit, lawyers Fox Chip Babcock and Scott Keller said: "There are two sides to every story. Dominion's lawsuit argued that of the "both sides," Fox gave significant attention to the conspiracy theories long after they were disproved.
Persons: Fox, Donald Trump, Dominion, Trump, Joe Biden —, Fox Chip Babcock, Scott Keller, Babcock, Keller, Dominion's, Sidney Powell, Lou Dobbs, Dobbs, Rudy Giuliani, Giuliani, Powell Organizations: Fox News, Dominion, Dominion Voting Systems, Fox, Fox Business, YouTube, Trump Locations: Arizona
US intelligence agencies suspect Russia is behind the SolarWinds hack on federal agencies last year. But on Monday, Russia's head of foreign intelligence suggested the UK and US itself might have been behind it. The head of Russia's foreign intelligence service (SVR) suggested without evidence that the US and UK were actually behind last year's SolarWinds hack, which compromised US government agencies and major companies for months. ALEXEY DRUZHININ/AFP/GettyImagesNaryshkin said that all the accusations made against Russian intelligence agencies — "cyber attacks, poisonings, hacks, interference in elections" — were "absurd" and "pathetic." Experts are still unraveling the impact of the SolarWinds hack and may never get a full assessment, as Insider's Kelsey Vlamis reported.
Persons: Russia's, Sergei Naryshkin didn't, Joe Biden's, Sergei Naryshkin, Edward Snowden, GCHQ, Barack Obama, Naryshkin, Vladimir Putin, ALEXEY DRUZHININ, GettyImages Naryshkin, Sergei Skripal, Insider's Kelsey Vlamis Organizations: BBC, National Security Agency, Guardian, NSA, British, FBI, Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Security Agency, National Intelligence Locations: Russia, AFP, England
The White House approved $735 million worth of precision weapons to Israel and told Congress on May 5. President Joe Biden's administration is readying a $735 million sale of precision-guided weapons sale to Israel, a move that was prepared a week before the country became embroiled in deadly conflict with Gaza, multiple reports said. The proposed weapons sale is largely of kits that convert unguided rockets into precision missiles, according to The Post. "We're lucky to catch this weapons sale," an unnamed Democratic aide told The Post. The resistance comes amid a broader questioning of the Biden administration's stance toward the Israel-Gaza conflict.
Persons: Joe Biden's, Israel, Al, Biden, Benjamin Netanyahu, Jen Psaki, Ilhan Omar, Stephen Maturen, Sen, Jon Ossoff, Bernie Sanders Organizations: White, White House, Hamas, Washington Post, CNN, Israel Defense Forces, BBC, Israeli, Post, Lawmakers, Foreign Affairs, Politico, Democratic Locations: Israel, Gaza, Al Jazeera, Minneapolis , Minnesota
A passenger on board an El Al flight captured Israel's missile-defense system in action. The clip shows rockets, fired from Gaza, being intercepted mid-air. A passenger on board a flight from Brussels to Tel Aviv captured Israel's advanced missile-defense system intercepting rockets on early Thursday morning, a viral video shows. The passenger filmed the Iron Dome in action from his window seat on El Al flight LY332, aviation website Simple Flying reported. Some 2000 rockets have been fired from Gaza towards Israel, the Israel Defense Forces said on Saturday morning.
Persons: , Insider's Mia Jankowicz Organizations: El, Israel's, El Al, West Bank, Service, Israeli, Israel Defense Forces, Guardian Locations: Gaza, Israel, Brussels, Tel Aviv, Nablus, Ramon Airport, Eilat
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is "deeply unwell" Friday. Earlier, a 2019 video had resurfaced of Greene taunting her through her office door. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is "deeply unwell" after a 2019 video emerged of Greene taunting her through her office mail slot. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene interviewed by Newsmax. In response to the video, Ocasio-Cortez criticized House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a Republican, in a tweet, for trying to protect Greene.
Persons: Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Greene, Evelyn Hockstein, Andrew Kaczynski, Kaczynski, Newsmax's Greg Kelly, Newsmax, David Levinthal, Kevin McCarthy Organizations: CNN, Capitol, Washington DC, Facebook, Democratic, Republican Locations: Alexandria, Washington, Ocasio, York, Cortez
Marjorie Taylor Greene said she is the one who is a victim of bullying, not Democrats. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene attempted to flip the script about her behavior towards political rivals on Friday when questioned about a recent video of her taunting Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene talking to Newsmax's Greg Kelly. Speaking to Kelly, Greene described the act as "citizen lobbying." Marjorie Taylor Greene in a 2019 video outside Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez' office.
Persons: Marjorie Taylor Greene, Alexandria Ocasio, Greg Kelly, Greene, It's, Newsmax Greene, Ocasio Cortez, Cortez, Ocasio, Kelly, Parkland, David Hogg, I've, Eric Swalwell —, Greene —, MTG, Drew Angerer, Caroline Brehman, Getty Images Greene, I'm, Cori Bush, Bush, Marie Newman, Newman, Michael San Nicolas Organizations: Service, CNN, Green New, Inc, Getty Images, Missouri, National Guardsmen Locations: Alexandria, Cortez, CPAC, Guam
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