Thursday, July 29

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Abortion, abortion rights, Catholic Church, Catholics, Joe Biden, original reporting, Politics

Catholic bishops’ effort to deny Biden communion risks alienating church members, a majority of whom support abortion rights

Some US Catholic bishops expressed interest in denying Biden communion over his abortion stance. But polls show a majority of Catholics share Biden's view in support of abortion rights. The bishops could push Catholics further away at a time when church membership is already declining. See more stories on Insider's business page. The faith of the US's second-ever Catholic president became the subject of heated debate last month.The US Conference of Catholic Bishops gave the go-ahead on the drafting of a document that could bar President Joe Biden from receiving communion, because of his stance on abortion.Biden, one of the most rel...
angus king, Bernie Sanders, Biden infrastructure plan, Congress, Democrats, Economy, Infrastructure, Joe Biden, Joe Manchin, Jon Tester, original reporting, Politics, Republicans, Stimulus, White House

Bernie Sanders says he wants over $3.5 trillion for a Democrat-only infrastructure package. Senate Democrats aren’t ready to commit.

Sanders wants a Democrat-only infrastructure bill that's larger than $3.5 trillion. "I'm going to fight to make that proposal as robust as it can be," he said outside the White House. Talks are in their early stages, and Insider spoke to several Democrats who weren't ready to commit. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday said he's pushing Democrat-only infrastructure package larger than $3.5 trillion, as Senate Democrats kicked off a frenzied legislative period."I'm going to fight to make that proposal as robust as it can be," Sanders told reporters outside the White House after an afternoon mee...
Biden administration, International, original reporting, Politics, Refugee Resettlement, Refugees, world relief

The US resettled more than 1,500 refugees in June, the most since Joe Biden became president

The United States resettled 1,530 refugees in June. President Joe Biden has set a goal of resettling as many as 62,500 refugees by this fall. For contrast, in 1980, the US resettled more than 200,000 refugees. LoadingSomething is loading. More refugees were reset...
allen weisselberg, Donald Trump, original reporting, Politics, Scotland, Trump Organization

Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg has been terminated as the director of one of Trump’s golf courses in Scotland

Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg was terminated from one of Trump's Scotland golf courses. It follows a 15-count indictment against Weisselberg and the Trump Organization. Weisselberg's attorneys didn't immediately respond to Insider's request for comment. See more stories on Insider's business page. Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg has been terminated as the director and controller of one of ex-President Donald Trump's Scotland golf courses. The news comes after the executive and company were charged in a 15-count indictment.A notice filed on Thursday at Companies House, the UK registry of private companies, showed...
Birds, Environment, original reporting, Science, Wildlife

Hundreds of songbirds are dying from a mysterious illness that causes strange neurological behavior and experts have no idea why

A mystery illness has killed hundreds of songbirds in several US states. It also causes the birds to act strangely, and lose some control of their limbs. Scientists are testing for viruses, bacteria, and chemicals, but the cause is still unknown. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Cozy Bear, original reporting, Politics, Ransomware attack, Republican National Committee, RNC, russian hackers, Tech Insider

Russian hackers breached Republican National Committee computer systems last week: reports

Russian hackers targeted and breached RNC computer systems last week, according to Bloomberg News. The attack took place around the same time a major ransomware attack was executed by a Russian-linked criminal group. A representative for the RNC told Insider tha no RNC data was accessed in the breach. See more stories on Insider's business page. Russian government hackers breached computer systems for the Republican National Committee last week, around the same time a major ransomware attack was tied to a Russian-linked criminal group, according to Bloomberg News. Two people familiar with the incident told the outlet that the hack...
ACLU, Border Patrol, HHS, Immigration, migrant children, Military & Defense, original reporting, Politics

Depression and mass detention: Asylum-seeking children complain of inhumane conditions while being held at Fort Bliss

Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, is being used to hold hundreds of child asylum-seekers. Detainees have complained of inhumane conditions. The ACLU's Shaw Drake told Insider he saw hundreds of kids sleeping under the same tent. LoadingSomething is loading. At a mili...