News 2021-12-23T03:09:06Z
World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a press conference on December 20, 2021 at the WHO headquarters in Geneva.

WHO director-general says 'narrow nationalism and vaccine hoarding' by rich countries caused Omicron variant

"The longer inequity continues, the higher the risks of this virus evolving in ways we can't prevent or predict," said Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
News 2021-12-23T00:57:49Z
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Far-right influencers suggest widespread illness following an event may be an 'anthrax attack,' despite similarity to COVID-19 symptoms

Symptoms of anthrax poisoning — cough, shortness of breath, among other things — are similar to those associated with COVID-19, the CDC says.
News 2021-12-22T19:18:22Z
Gary Edwards pictured circled inside the Capitol on January 6.

A woman whose Facebook comments led to her husband's arrest in the Capitol riot said she never dreamed her posts would be used against him

Gary Edwards, of Churchville, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to a year of probation on Monday over his role in the January 6 insurrection.
News 2021-12-21T20:36:25Z

Biden orders FEMA to set up pop-up vaccination sites nationwide as Omicron variant surges

The federal government will also deploy 1,000 troops to help deal with staffing shortages at hospitals as COVID-19 cases rise across the country.
News 2021-12-17T03:27:15Z

FDA announce abortion pills can permanently be sent by mail as Roe v. Wade continues to be threatened

The FDA says they seek "to reduce [the] burden on patient access." Prescriptions must come from certified pharmacies and prescribers.
News 2021-12-17T01:47:20Z

Martin Luther King Jr.'s family say's there's no MLK Day celebration without the passage of voting rights

At least 400 voter suppression bills were introduced during the first five months of 2021, and at least 33 became law, the Voting Rights Lab found.
News 2021-12-16T15:58:48Z

151 rioters have pleaded guilty for their role in the Capitol insurrection so far. This table is tracking them all.

More than 700 people have been charged with crimes over the Capitol riot on January 6, and 151 have pleaded guilty so far nearly a year later.
News 2021-12-15T15:01:11Z

Capitol riot suspect identified and arrested after he was seen wearing same clothing he wore during insurrection, prosecutors say

The 68-year-old man from Colorado was arrested over the weekend on a slew of charges, according to the US Attorney's Office for Washington, DC.
News 2021-12-14T22:16:02Z

727 people have been charged in the Capitol insurrection so far. This searchable table shows them all.

Thousands of pro-Trump supporters descended on the US Capitol on January 6. Eleven months later, 727 people have been charged with crimes.
News 2021-12-14T21:55:30Z

House committee targets Mark Meadows as texts reveal his role and Trump's inaction on January 6

A House panel disclosed the January 6 texts of former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows. He is refusing to cooperate with a Congressional probe.
Entertainment 2021-12-14T02:51:01Z

'The View' hosts discuss the future of Fox News' coverage following Chris Wallace's departure: 'We can now call it Trump News'

'The View' hosts discussed the future of Fox News, jokingly referring to it as 'QAnon News,' 'Trump News,' and the 'Tucker Carlson Fake News Network.'
News 2021-12-13T22:24:26Z

Rep. Lauren Boebert tweeted a claim about missing kids that parrots a QAnon conspiracy theory and misrepresents FBI data

Nearly 95% of those were classified as runaways by the FBI, but the tweet follows how QAnon popularized the idea that children are abducted en masse.
Voices of Color 2021-12-10T23:01:59Z

Can this Latino statistician end the politicization of the US census? Some experts seem to think so.

Robert L. Santos is the first Latino director of the US Census Bureau, but takes the helm of a highly politicized department.
Style 2021-12-10T15:27:31Z

First ladies have a very specific system for cataloging their clothes to avoid repeating outfits

First ladies' outfits are tracked with tags that say where and when they wore them, Laura Bush's former chief of staff told Insider.
News 2021-12-10T03:36:33Z

Matt Gaetz and Steve Bannon said an 'army of patriots' and 'shock troops' should take over the government if Trump runs and wins in 2024

Bannon said these "shock troops" would run the government and "hit the beach" like "landing teams" if former President Donald Trump prevailed in 2024.
Voices of Color 2021-12-09T23:19:04Z

Black Americans in the South carry the largest share of medical debt. Advocates say Medicaid expansion can help.

Black Americans in the South hold an average of $532 in medical debt. Advocates say that's because those states haven't expanded Medicaid.
News 2021-12-09T20:37:28Z

Prosecutors say Michigan man who bragged on Facebook that he 'fucked those cops up' at the Capitol riot has been arrested

Tim Levon Boughner, 41, wrote on Facebook that he had a "pepper spray fight" with police officers, prosecutors said in the complaint.
Lifestyle 2021-12-09T19:23:44Z

14 of the most powerful images of 2021 capture a year we'll never forget

It's been an unforgettable year of global disasters and heartfelt reunions. These photos from 2021 take us back through a year we won't soon forget.
Politics 2021-12-09T02:00:26Z

A January 6 defendant filmed himself at the Capitol, saying he prefers 'to storm the Capitol' with Coors Light beer, a criminal complaint says

"I don't always storm the Capitol of the United States of America. But when I do, I prefer Coors Light," said Thomas Paul Conover, a Texas resident.
Voices of Color 2021-12-08T18:18:57Z

They got Obama elected. Now activists fight to make sure his presidential center won't displace Black residents

The years-long fight over the Barack Obama Presidential Center in Chicago is heating up as activists release a new set of demands for the project.
Politics 2021-12-08T13:20:05Z

Charlottesville is giving a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee to an African-American art museum which plans to melt it down

Charlottesville's city council voted to donate the bronze statue, taken down in July, to the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center.
News 2021-12-07T15:18:13Z

Sylvester Stallone said his 'Q' hat and 'storm' reference were 'unequivocally' about a yacht after QAnon supporters flocked to his Instagram post

The post, which referenced a "storm" in its caption, had attracted QAnon supporters who left comments with other QAnon slogans like "WWG1WGA."
News 2021-12-06T21:25:35Z

VIDEO: Belgian protesters against COVID-19 restrictions throw fireworks while police use tear gas

Over 8,000 people gathered in Brussels to protest COVID-19 restrictions. Police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse the crowds.
News 2021-12-04T03:55:05Z

Nearly 1,500 unhoused people died on the streets of Los Angeles during the pandemic, according to a new report

"When people are passing away outdoors and on the sidewalks, that is a failure of the state," a co-author of the report told The Guardian.
Health 2021-12-02T22:57:44Z

How likely Roe v. Wade is to be overturned, according to a reproductive rights lawyer

The Supreme Court's comments and questions this week suggest they're willing to overlook precedent and change abortion rights, an expert told Insider.
Health 2021-12-02T16:23:07Z

Abortion rights protesters took abortion pills on the steps of the Supreme Court as justices prepared to hear a challenge to Roe v. Wade

4 protestors took abortion pills, commonly used to have an at home abortion, on the steps of SCOTUS, journalist Caroline Kitchener tweeted.
Voices of Color 2021-12-01T22:21:25Z

Minnesota becomes first state to launch task force examining violence against Black girls and women

The new task force will address the systemic failures that lead to missing cases and murders of Black girls and women going unresolved in Minnesota.
Health 2021-12-01T21:50:14Z

Ohio wants to ban abortion from the moment an egg is fertilized — here's how likely the bill is to pass, and how it fits into the bigger picture

Ohio's abortion ban is stricter than the Texas Heartbeat Bill that made national headlines. If Roe v. Wade is overturned, it could become reality.
Voices of Color 2021-11-30T14:08:26Z

Delayed justice for Kevin Strickland, the Groveland 4 highlight a racial reckoning in criminal justice

Kevin Strickland was released from prison days after the Groveland four were exonerated. Experts see a trend of legal injustices being reviewed.
Lifestyle 2021-11-30T14:07:42Z

8 details you may have missed in this year's White House Christmas decorations

The Bidens' White House Christmas decorations feature nods to the Obamas, as well as tributes to military families and frontline workers.
Politics 2021-11-30T13:00:00Z

12 states have 'trigger' laws that will automatically ban abortion if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

On Wednesday, SCOTUS will hear arguments from Mississippi's last abortion clinic and the state. The case could overturn federal abortion rights.
Lifestyle 2021-11-29T17:05:32Z

24 glittering photos of the White House all decked out for Christmas

On Monday, first lady Dr. Jill Biden unveiled the White House's 2021 Christmas decorations, centering around the theme "Gifts from the Heart."
Entertainment 2021-11-29T15:35:45Z

Disney+ in Hong Kong dropped an episode of 'The Simpsons' that featured a Tiananmen Square joke

The streamer made its debut in Hong Kong this month, but in the listing of "The Simpsons" episodes for season 16, one is missing.
News 2021-11-26T20:01:01Z

Prosecutors slam 6th try for release from riot defendant who said the people who stormed the Capitol were like 'Disney World crowds'

Kenneth Harrelson has pleaded not guilty to five charges related to the January 6 Capitol riot, including entering restricted grounds and conspiracy.
Culture 2021-11-26T18:21:30Z

A TikToker has remixed an Australian senator's impassioned speech slamming anti-vaxxers and turned it into a dance song

Jacqui Lambie said people who refuse vaccines should be held accountable, adding, "it's called being – you wouldn't believe it – a goddamn bloody adult."
Voices of Color 2021-11-26T18:05:18Z

The infrastructure bill is historic for Native people. Community leaders hope the investment won't end here.

Joe Biden's infrastructure bill allocates more than $11 billion to Native American communities for projects including expanding broadband access.
Voices of Color 2021-11-26T17:50:18Z

Critics say the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse and plight of Ahmaud Arbery highlight racial bias in criminal justice

The verdict of the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, and justice for Ahmaud Arbery, are the latest in a series of criminal cases exposing institutional racism.
Entertainment 2021-11-26T11:37:18Z

Dave Chappelle called a 'bigot' by student during visit to his high school: 'Your comedy kills'

Chappelle has been a prominent supporter of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts over the years, donating a total of $100,000.
Politics 2021-11-26T00:09:59Z

'Afghan Girl' from 1985 National Geographic cover is evacuated to Italy at age 49

The "Afghan Girl," 49, just arrived in Rome. She was photographed in Pakistan in 1984, during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan.
Politics 2021-11-25T14:44:11Z

Multiple Capitol riot defendants got permission to leave house arrest to celebrate Thanksgiving

Judges approved Donovan Crowl, Grady Owens, and Joseph Hutchinson's requests to travel over Thanksgiving. Their charges are among the more serious.
News 2021-11-24T21:57:59Z
Culture 2021-11-23T20:56:09Z

TikToker Zoe Laverne appeared to defend Kyle Rittenhouse in a livestream from a private Instagram account

TikToker Zoe LaVerne defended Kyle Rittenhouse, who was found not guilty of charges related to a fatal shooting during a Black Lives Matter protest.
News 2021-11-23T17:24:57Z

A Florida man pictured carrying Nancy Pelosi's lectern during the January 6 Capitol riot has pleaded guilty

Adam Johnson reached a plea deal with federal prosectors, and could face anywhere from zero to six months in prison.
Voices of Color 2021-11-22T14:08:19Z

Protestors call out Joe Biden's foreign policy in Ethiopia while its diaspora remains divided over civil war

Ethiopian Americans tell Insider they are upset with Joe Biden's policy toward Ethiopia. They want the White House to support the democratically elected leaders.
Politics 2021-11-21T21:05:23Z

Civil rights attorney says Kyle Rittenhouse trial 'with a different jury, you would have a very different outcome'

"This was a winnable trial. With a different jury, you would have had a very different outcome," civil rights attorney David Henderson said.
Politics 2021-11-20T21:16:26Z

A Texas pastor apologized after a video taken at his church showed people chanting 'Let's go, Brandon!'

The phrase, "Let's go Brandon," has been used by conservatives as a coded insult for President Joe Biden.
Politics 2021-11-20T19:48:07Z

Jan. 6 defense attorney says Proud Boys went to DC to 'defend vulnerable demonstrators ... not unlike what Kyle Rittenhouse did'

A defense attorney said the Proud Boys went to D.C. to defend "vulnerable demonstrators against violent attacks from ANTIFA, not unlike what Kyle Rittenhouse did."
Politics 2021-11-20T17:05:39Z

Rittenhouse says the jury in his trial 'reached the correct verdict. Self defense is not illegal.'

"Self-defense is not illegal, and I believe they came to the correct verdict," Rittenhouse said in a Fox News documentary.
News 2021-11-20T16:45:28Z

Kyle Rittenhouse's attorney says it's 'disgusting' that Republicans are trying to trade on his client's 'celebrity'

Mark Richards, Kyle Rittenhouse's criminal attorney, told Insider: "They want to trade on his celebrity, and I think it's disgusting."
News 2021-11-20T15:52:08Z

A gun rights organization said they are 'awarding' Kyle Rittenhouse with an AR-15, calling him a 'warrior' for self-defense rights

"Join us in saying THANK YOU to Kyle Rittenhouse for being a warrior for gun owners and self defense rights across the country!" Gun Owners of America tweeted.
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