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News 2021-04-13T13:35:52Z
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We went inside the Baltimore Police Department to see what de-escalation training looks like — and how it could help fix policing

Police departments across the US are searching for ways to earn community trust. Baltimore police hope de-escalation training could be one answer.
Politics 2021-04-13T12:26:36Z
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Nikki Haley backs Trump for 2024 run after previously saying he would be 'judged harshly by history'

Nikki Haley, who had been tipped as a candidate, says she would back Donald Trump in 2024 despite condemning his response to the Capitol riots.
Politics 2021-04-13T11:43:12Z
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Trump mocks Mitch McConnell for being 'helpless' to stop Biden packing out the Supreme Court

Former President Donald Trump issued a new attack on Senate Minority Mitch McConnell after labeling him a "dumb son of a b---h" earlier this week."
Science 2021-04-13T11:03:19Z

US officials recommend pausing the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine rollout immediately, citing the risk of rare blood clots

US federal agencies plan to stop using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine while they investigate blood clots, and they expect states to follow suit.
Politics 2021-04-13T10:10:12Z

Fox News boss defended Tucker Carlson after calls for him to be fired for promoting a white supremacist conspiracy theory

Lachlan Murdoch, one of Rupert Murdoch's sons, argued that Carlson had in fact been challenging the so-called Great Replacement theory.
Healthcare 2021-04-13T08:44:15Z

India has authorized the Sputnik V shot. Russia says this mean its COVID-19 vaccine is now approved for 40% of the world's population.

India is battling record cases of the coronavirus and wants to accelerate its vaccination campaign to fight the surge.
Politics 2021-04-13T08:34:25Z

10 Things in Politics: Progressives slam Biden's judge picks

And protests continue in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.
Premium Politics 2021-04-13T08:00:00Z

Biden pledged professional diversity for his judicial picks with a break from Big Law. Progressives say he's off to a bad start.

Progressives complain Biden isn't fulfilling his promise yet to bypass corporate law firms and bring more career diversity to the federal bench.
Politics 2021-04-13T04:20:49Z

A California police department fired an officer who was a former Proud Boy. He says it's unfair and he never saw any 'kind of racism' while he was affiliated with them.

"Such ideology, behavior and affiliations have no place in law enforcement and will not be tolerated," Fresno Police Chief Paco Balderrama said.
News 2021-04-13T04:10:22Z

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell told Steve Bannon he's launching 'MyStore' — a 'patriotic' version of Amazon

MyStore lists a range of products including "freedom flags," "freedom coffee," and books about former President Donald Trump.
Economy 2021-04-13T00:33:34Z

Top GOP senator says it's 'an impossible sell' for Republicans to strike a deal on an infrastructure package that rolls back Trump tax cuts

Sen. Roger Wicker says Republicans oppose repealing parts of their 2017 tax law. Biden wants to fund his massive jobs plan with corporate tax hikes.
Politics 2021-04-13T00:27:26Z

City manager 'relieved of his duties' after fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright

Mayor Mike Elliott said Curt Boganey, a Brooklyn Center city manager who oversaw the police department, was fired after the killing of Daunte Wright.
Politics 2021-04-12T22:10:01Z

New Mexico becomes latest state to legalize marijuana, a rebuttal to America's 'failed war on drugs'

Gov. Michelle Lujan-Grisham signed legislation on Monday that legalizes recreational cannabis and erases many past criminal convictions.
Economy 2021-04-12T20:58:33Z

4 reasons the Democratic push for a huge infrastructure package will be tougher than the stimulus scramble

The path ahead for Democrats on upwards of $3 trillion of infrastructure spending looks different from the one that produced a $1.9 trillion stimulus.
Economy 2021-04-12T20:57:12Z

Biden meets with bipartisan group on $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan, saying he's open to negotiate

Biden insisted the meeting with both Republican and Democratic lawmakers wasn't just "window dressing" and that he's willing to talk size and scope.
Politics 2021-04-12T20:33:11Z

John Boehner calls Trump 'a guy who's unemployed' and 'has nothing else to do but cause trouble'

"The president abused the loyalty and the trust that voters placed in him by perpetuating this noise," Boehner said of Trump's false election claims.
Politics 2021-04-12T19:09:09Z

Biden says it 'remains to be determined' if fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright in Minnesota was accidental

President Joe Biden said he reviewed the body camera footage and would wait for additional details before calling the Wright family.
Politics 2021-04-12T18:44:52Z

Scandal-plagued Florida politician Joel Greenberg reportedly tried to leverage his relationship with Rep. Matt Gaetz to get a pardon from Trump

Greenberg, who is facing 33 federal charges, including sex trafficking of a minor, could be key in the DOJ's investigation into Gaetz.
Politics Contributors 2021-04-12T18:44:41Z

What comes next as Congress ramps up its investigations of the Capitol insurrection

More than 3 months after the siege on the Capitol, Congress is still trying to figure out how to move forward and prevent future attacks.
Politics 2021-04-12T17:56:33Z

Psaki says Biden 'does not spend his time tweeting conspiracy theories' after a GOP senator criticized the president's social-media use

President Joe Biden "spends his time working on behalf of the American people," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday.
Entertainment 2021-04-12T16:56:25Z

Will Smith's Apple film 'Emancipation' pulled production from Georgia due to its voting restrictions

The film, which was sold to Apple in a deal valued at $120 million, is the first major production to leave Georgia because of its new voting law.
Politics 2021-04-12T16:55:01Z

Senate Republicans gave a brand new award to Trump the same weekend he called Mitch McConnell a 'dumb son of a b----h'

Trump launched a full-scale attack on McConnell during an hour-long speech to lawmakers and donors at his Mar-a-Lago resort on Saturday.
Politics 2021-04-12T16:14:55Z

White House hits states with Cs and Ds in its 'infrastructure report cards'

As President Biden pushes for his $2 trillion infrastructure bill, the White House singled out states like New Jersey with a D+ grade.
Economy 2021-04-12T16:06:48Z

A top Biden advisor says the White House doesn't need GOP support in Congress for infrastructure package to be bipartisan

Parts of the infrastructure plan are drawing support from Republicans — Republican voters, that is. The White House insists this is bipartisanship.
Economy 2021-04-12T15:53:38Z

A Nobel-prize winning economist says the wealthy will just find a way to dodge any wealth tax

One issue with taxing the ultrawealthy to pay for pandemic losses is they may just avoid the tax. Inequality expert Angus Deaton says so, too.
Economy 2021-04-12T15:43:34Z

A majority of CEOs say Biden's proposed corporate tax hike could undo the economic gains from Trump's cuts

Executives surveyed by the conservative Business Roundtable overwhelmingly opposed the proposed increase, even as others like Amazon support it.
Opinion 2021-04-12T15:42:37Z

Voting laws in states like Georgia are getting a lot of attention, but New York City is also failing to secure the right to vote for some of its most marginalized citizens

Incarcerated people in New York City are promised the right to vote, but the city is failing them. The Department of Corrections must do something.
Premium Politics 2021-04-12T15:42:35Z

Biden is expected to name a former top Obama-era federal prosecutor to lead the Justice Department's criminal division, sources say

Kenneth Polite is a white-collar defense lawyer and former top federal prosecutor in New Orleans.
Economy 2021-04-12T15:17:15Z

55 progressive groups urge Biden to go big on 'family-friendly care infrastructure'

The letter called to permanently expand the Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit and to pass measures to help women and communities of color.
Economy 2021-04-12T15:06:09Z

Biden is likely to cut about $700 billion from his infrastructure plan in compromise, Goldman says

Goldman also predicted the infrastructure package would be a solitary reconciliation bill with a 25% corporate tax rate, not Biden's desired 28%.

A 35-year CIA veteran explains what China's up to around Taiwan and what the US should do about it

Rising tensions between China and Taiwan, including increasing Chinese military activity, have US officials worried about a conflict.
Politics 2021-04-12T14:56:26Z

John Boehner said he skewered Ted Cruz in his book because Cruz was 'stirring up some of the crazies in my own caucus'

John Boehner and Ted Cruz have traded barbs over the last week as Boehner takes aim at his former Republican colleagues in a forthcoming book.
Economy 2021-04-12T14:50:41Z

Secretary Pete on Biden's remark that his infrastructure plan will create 19 million jobs — it's more like 2.7 million

Biden cited a Moody's report that his spending plans will create 19 million jobs, but that included 16.3 million from natural job growth and stimulus.
Politics 2021-04-12T14:25:13Z

Matt Gaetz associate Joel Greenberg has been accused of everything from acting as a vigilante police officer to trying to hack rival politicians

Greenberg, who faces 33 federal charges, is an associate of Rep. Matt Gaetz and a key player in the federal investigation into the congressman.
Premium Opinion 2021-04-12T13:04:00Z

It's now or never for Democrats: either pass H.R. 1 or watch voter suppression bills like Georgia's become the norm

If the Democrats can't come together to pass HR 1 into law, they stand to lose elections for the next 10 years or more.
Politics 2021-04-12T12:55:57Z

Boehner slams Trump's conduct during the 2020 election, says the former president 'abused' his loyalists

"He stepped all over their loyalty to him by continuing to say things that just weren't true," Boehner told USA Today about Trump and his followers.
Retail 2021-04-12T12:54:28Z

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell's social-media site Frank is now set to launch on April 20

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell is launching a social-media site focused on free speech that he says will be a cross between Twitter and YouTube.
Politics 2021-04-12T12:40:05Z

Gov. Greg Abbott's claim that Texas is 'very close' to herd immunity is not 'even close' to being true, says expert

"There is no way on God's green earth that Texas is anywhere even close to herd immunity," said one epidemiologist.
Politics 2021-04-12T12:23:50Z

Biden's dog Major is reportedly getting 'additional training' to help him adjust to the White House after biting people twice

Major, a three-year-old rescue dog, has been involved in two separate incidents in the White House during Biden's presidency.
Politics 2021-04-12T11:19:35Z

Trump said Anthony Fauci is 'full of crap' in an expletive-laden speech to Republican donors

"Have you ever seen anybody that is so full of crap?" Trump asked the audience of GOP donors about Anthony Fauci
Politics 2021-04-12T11:13:31Z

100 top business leaders met to discuss halting donations to politicians who back 'restrictive' voting laws, including in Georgia

Top business leaders, including former American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault, met on Zoom to map out their response to new voting restrictions.
Politics 2021-04-12T10:51:41Z

Tucker Carlson is repeatedly using his platform to downplay white supremacy and violence, critics say

Experts say Carlson's bid to portray white nationalism as part of a liberal plot feeds the prejudices of his fans and gives the GOP an easy ride.
Politics 2021-04-12T10:22:36Z

Rep. Liz Cheney criticized Trump for 'embracing insurrection' in a wild speech, deepening a GOP rift

Cheney has emerged as one of the sternest critics of the former president, who has continued to repeat his baseless voter fraud claims.
Politics 2021-04-12T10:04:04Z

Democratic Rep. Dan Kildee says the Capitol riot left him with post-traumatic stress

Kildee appeared on "NBC Nightly News" alongside his therapist to discuss his reaction to the January 6 insurrection.
Politics 2021-04-12T08:42:19Z

10 Things in Politics: GOP's new power base is in South Florida

And who's behind efforts to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom.
News 2021-04-12T08:40:17Z

Gun rights advocates are pushing to create Second Amendment sanctuaries in a bid to flout federal gun laws

Texas is among the latest states to push to become a Second Amendment sanctuary — a gesture meant to signal resistance to federal gun laws.
Premium Politics 2021-04-12T08:01:00Z

Congressional stock report: Sean Patrick Maloney's disclosure delay, Rick Allen's green energy gambit

Wondering what stocks members of Congress are buying and selling? Here's Insider's weekly look at how lawmakers are investing their personal wealth.
Premium Politics 2021-04-12T08:00:00Z

A battle is brewing over the industry push to make booze-to-go permanent in the US. Public-health groups fear they're losing the fight.

Alcohol-to-go measures in more than 30 states were meant as temporary moves to help restaurants and other businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Premium Politics 2021-04-12T08:00:00Z

An ex-cop, anti-vaxxers, and Mike Huckabee: The 17 most prominent people driving the recall of California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom

Former sheriff's deputy Orrin Heatlie leads the charge, but the effort to recall Newsom has attracted conspiracy theorists, militia members, and mystery megadonors.
Politics 2021-04-12T02:15:47Z

Gaetz and Trump rep challenge report that the Florida congressman was denied a meeting with the former president

Gaetz and Trump rep. Jason Miller contradicted CNN's report that Gaetz was denied a meeting with the former president.
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