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Positive COVID-19 cases in Florida spiked by 50% in just the last week

A treatment tent is seen outside the emergency department at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images More than 110,000 positive COVID-19 cases were recorded in Florida in the past week, state data shows. That figure represents a spike of more than 50% compared to the last week. The surges have become so drastic that one out of every five cases in the US now comes from Florida. See more stories on Insider's business page. In ...
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Positive COVID-19 cases in Florida jumped by 50% in just the last week

A treatment tent is seen outside the emergency department at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images More than 110,000 positive COVID-19 cases were recorded in Florida in the past week, state data shows. That figure represents a spike of more than 50% compared to the last week. The surges have become so drastic that one out of every five cases in the US now comes from Florida. See more stories on Insider's business page. In ...
Tags: Health, Florida, Science, US, Trends, United States, Melbourne, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, State, Florida Department of Health, Ron DeSantis, Paul Hennessy, DeSantis, Holmes Regional Medical Center, Coronavirus, Yelena Dzhanova


SolarWinds hack targeted nearly 2 dozen federal prosecutors offices, including some of the most influential in the country like the Eastern District of New York

REUTERS / Jonathan Ernst The emails of federal prosecutors' offices around the country were hacked by Russian intelligence during the SolarWinds cyber attack. The Russian hackers had access to the emails of federal prosecutors in New York, California, DC and other jurisdictions from May to December 2020. The Justice Department released the update to "increase transparency" with the public as it continues to investigate the hacking. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fed...
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CDC director says decision to recommend masks again 'weighed heavily' on her

r. Rochelle Walensky, now director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), removes her mask to speak as Joe Biden announces nominees and appointees to serve on his health and coronavirus response teams during a news conference at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., December 8, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo Kevin Lamarque/Reuters CDC Director Rochelle Walensky defended her agency's decision to shift its guidance on masking. "This wa...
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Trump helped the Republican Party raise $56 million online in the first half of 2021

Former US President Donald Trump leaves Trump Tower in Manhattan on July 19, 2021. James Devaney/GC Images Trump raised $56 million online in the first half of 2021, more than any other Republican. The sum reflects the former president's continued dominance of GOP politics. A large chunk of the money came from recurring payments, which the party has reportedly halted. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump helped the Republican Party raise $56 m...
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SolarWinds: Top US prosecutors hit by suspected Russian hack

It is feared hackers may have accessed sensitive legal files during last year's SolarWinds breach.
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Making Money Off New Jersey’s Law Breaking Gun Buy-Backs

Opinion New Jersey’s Law Breaking Gun Buy Back New Jersey – -(AmmoLand.com)- How would it sound to you to get paid by the State of New Jersey to break the law? Well, if that is appealing to you then standby because you’re not going to want to miss this. It’s no secret that New Jersey has conceivably the worst gun laws in the country. In the Garden State, subjects can only possess firearms legally under two circumstances according to the statute. If you want to possess (or purchase) a shotgu...
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'You're all f---ed' up': Trump exploded after his officials warned against using military troops to end George Floyd protests, book says

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper, left, President Donald Trump, center, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Mark Milley, right, wait for a meeting with senior military leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House on October 7, 2019. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images Milley and Esper spoke against Trump using troops to blunt the Floyd protests, per a new book. Trump was intrigued with the idea of invoking the Insurrection Act, according to the book. During the early d...
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signs bill that would strip schools of funding for imposing a mask mandate for students

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, seen here at a July press conference, signed an order prohibiting schools from requiring masks. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday signed an order prohibiting schools in the state from mandating masks. Florida schools that implement a mask mandate run the risk of losing state funding. The move came days after the CDC recommended that students and staff mask up when they return to classes. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
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SolarWinds: Russian hackers broke into email accounts at US attorney offices

Department of Justice says 27 prosecutors’ offices breachedAll four New York offices may have lost sensitive materialRussian hackers behind the massive SolarWinds cyber-espionage campaign broke into the email accounts of some of the most prominent US federal prosecutors’ offices last year, the Department of Justice has said. Related: The US has suffered a massive cyberbreach. It's hard to overstate how bad it is | Bruce Schneier Continue reading...
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The US reported 122,000 new COVID-19 cases on Friday - the highest single-day spike since February

Jamie McDonough, RN, gives instructions to a COVID-19 patient in the COVID ICU at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, CA on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. Paul Bersebach/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images The US reported more than 122,000 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, according to data analyzed by The New York Times. The figure is the highest since February and comes amid the spread of the more contagious Delta variant. The CDC last week said vaccinated people should mask u...
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Massive fields of new nuclear missile silos may be China's answer to rivals with a lot more nukes

China's new DF-41 ICBMs were showcased as road-mobile missiles, but China may be planning to put them in the ground. AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein Experts have identified what appear to be hundreds of new missile silos under construction in China. It is assumed that these silos will house the new DF-41 intercontinental ballistic missiles. Silos are vulnerable, but with enough of them and the right missiles, they can be advantageous. See more stories on Insider's business page. China a...
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Durant Becomes Top Scorer in US Men's Olympic History

Kevin Durant is now the leading men’s scorer in U.S. Olympic basketball history.
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A California restaurant is using a talking robot to serve customers because it can't find enough workers during the labor shortage

The Matradee robot by Richtech Robotics. Richtech Robotics Patrons at a Stockton restaurant are being served by a robot, amid the labor shortage. The robot is equipped to carry up to four trays of food and dishes to hungry customers. It is not designed to replace jobs though, the manager of Sugar Mediterranean Bistro told NBC News. See more stories on Insider's business page. A restaurant in Stockton, California, is using a robot helper to serve customers as it struggles to hire worke...
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A talking robot is serving restaurant customers in California because the manager can't find enough workers during the labor shortage

The Matradee robot by Richtech Robotics. Richtech Robotics Patrons at a Stockton restaurant are being served by a robot, amid the labor shortage. The robot is equipped to carry up to four trays of food and dishes to hungry customers. It is not designed to replace jobs though, the manager of Sugar Mediterranean Bistro told NBC News. See more stories on Insider's business page. A restaurant in Stockton, California, is using a robot helper to serve customers as it struggles to hire worke...
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Mask wars: CDC’s updated guidance renews tensions across US

The CDC has advised people to wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status, prompting a political fight in several US statesEviction crisis after Biden and Congress fail to extend banOn Wednesday, Georgia governor Brian Kemp used his official Twitter account to say his state “will not lock down or impose statewide mask mandates”. Related: California expands Covid restrictions as Delta variant threat grows Continue reading...
Tags: Congress, California, Cdc, US, Georgia, World news, US news, US politics, Biden, Brian Kemp, Coronavirus


America's best defense against China's mushrooming international corruption is dangling by a thread

Computer chip with Chinese flag, 3d conceptual illustration. Steven McDowell/Science Photo Library China has elevated the art of state-backed corruption to a new and dangerous level. How Congress responds will define whether the US spends the next quarter century leading on anticorruption, or reacting to an increasingly destabilizing series of Chinese kleptocracy. A bipartisan bill to counteract China's strategic use of corruption was just passed and should be included in any final Chi...
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Think of your COVID-19 vaccine as a seatbelt, not impenetrable armor

Marianne Ayala/Insider COVID-19 vaccines aren't perfect, and you can still get sick after you have all your shots. But a vaccinated person's infection will likely be milder, because their body has built up its defenses. Vaccines are a lot like seatbelts: they save lives, but they can't prevent crashes. See more stories on Insider's business page. Vaccines provide a strong disease-fighting advantage. But they don't make you immune to infection.When it comes to COVID-...
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Strikes, mass quitting, and rage: We talked to workers who were fed up with terrible conditions and are fighting back

Workers protest unfair conditions in New York City. Getty Workers at Frito-Lay in Topeka, Kansas went on strike over poor conditions. Staff at other businesses have walked off the job and resigned in protest over how they're treated. It's part of a burgeoning worker rights movement that's popping up all over the country. Eoin Higgins is a journalist in New England and a contributing opinion writer for Insider. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the a...
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Tether was once the stablecoin king. Now its dominance is threatened by newcomers and legal uncertainty.

Getty Images Regulators are training their sights on tether, the biggest of the dollar-pegged cryptocurrencies known as stablecoins. But even as tether's legal troubles ratchet up, the stablecoin has already seen market share decline. What tether does behind the scenes has become a central focus. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. In 2018, Jeff Bezos told Insider that innovators "have to be willing to be misunderstood." So when Stuart Hoegner, t...
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One of Embraer's worst selling jets just got a shot in the arm with an 30-aircraft order from Canada's Porter Airlines: Meet the E195-E2

An Embraer E195-E2 aircraft rendering in Porter Airlines colors. Porter Airlines and Embraer Porter Airlines is ordering 30 of Embraer's E195-E2 aircraft as it expands to jet operations. Embraer has struggled to sell its E190-E2 family of aircraft, with less than 200 total firm orders before Porter. Porter can use the aircraft to fly to further destinations in Canada, the US, the Caribbean, and Central America. See more stories on Insider's business page. Canada's Porter Airl...
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US vaccination rates rise as White House frustrated with media ‘alarmism’

Officials say some coverage over Delta variant has been misleading and focus should be on encouraging people to accept vaccines
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Airlines like United and American are dedicating billions of dollars to fly a new type of aircraft that won't require pilots

A rendering of a Denso eVTOL. Denso and Honeywell Aerospace American Airlines and United Airlines have both committed to flying electric vertical takeoff and land aircraft, or eVTOLs. The helicopter-like electric aircraft aim to fly over highway traffic without onboard pilots. Startups and aerospace giants are still deciding on how they'll get the public to accept the new technology. See more stories on Insider's business page. United Airlines became the first major US airline to...
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LeadershipNow 140: July 2021 Compilation

Here are a selection of tweets from July 2021 that you don't want to miss: How To Lead When Your Team is Smarter Than You by @PhilCooke Baseball’s Work-Life Lessons from @JohnBaldoni Success Demands Unity of Purpose by @artpetty How Values Change Everything by @leadingincontxt Linda Fisher Thornton Letter to a friend who may start a new investment platform by @GrahamDuncanNYC Leadership is taking responsibility for something that needs attending to. It is stewardship. It is not a position....
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Stimulus checks totaling almost $800 million went to incarcerated people, IRS records show

IRS documents were obtained by American Crossroads. Andrew Harnik/AP Photo About 560,000 incarcerated people received $783.5 million in stimulus payments, Fox News reported. The payments followed debates in congress and courtrooms over payments to incarcerated people. In October, a federal judge ruled that excluding such individuals was "arbitrary and capricious." See more stories on Insider's business page. People incarcerated in US prisons received $783.5 million in stimulus payments...
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US Official Lands in Sudan to Support Democratic Transition

The U.S. official who wrote a Pulitzer Prize-winning book on genocide landed Saturday in Khartoum on a five-day trip to Sudan then to neighboring Ethiopia.
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Census: 1 in 5 Dorms, Prisons Had No Data at End of US Count

By the end of the U.S. head count last year, the Census Bureau lacked data for residents in almost a fifth of the nation's occupied college dorms, nursing homes and prisons.
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Tokyo Olympics live updates: US wins bronze in mixed-gender relay, Team USA guaranteed medal in baseball

The US won a bronze medal in the 4x400 mixed-gender relay while Team USA is guaranteed a medal in baseball after beating South Korea.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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What to know as kids start their third Covid school year

A rising senior was a sophomore back in 2020 when US schools first shut down. Students then struggled through an entire school year of Covid, and now they're about to start all over again.
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Biden's hasty withdrawal from Afghanistan is a terrible mistake

US Gen. Scott Miller, the the former top US commander in Afghanistan, waves upon his return, on July 14, 2021, at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland. Alex Brandon/Pool/AFP/Getty Images The US is withdrawing far too quickly from Afghanistan without any plan in place for peace. Maintaining a small presence in the country is important for counter-terrorism operations. Women and women's rights activists will be especially vulnerable now that the US has left. This is an opinion column. The...
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