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An Irish employee at Stripe was denied entry to the US because he went to Somalia

An Irish employee at payments firm Stripe was denied entry to the US last week after visiting Somalia. According to Stripe CEO Patrick Collison, who tweeted about the situation, the unnamed employee was interrogated because they had a Somalian stamp in their passport. Show More Summary

Jeremy Hunt says the NHS will only get an extra £350m a week if Brexit goes well

LONDON — The NHS will only get the £350m extra a week promised by campaigners to leave the EU if Brexit goes well, the Health Secretary has said. Jeremy Hunt was asked by ITV whether voters could expect the extra money famously promised...Show More Summary

How to vote tactically in the 2017 general election

LONDON — It looks as if Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative government will cruise to victory in the June 8 general election. But underneath the tide there are some interesting cross-currents. The Tories seem to be stealing votes from Labour, which is unusual. Show More Summary

WHITE HOUSE: Officials in 'sanctuary cities' have 'the blood of dead Americans on their hands'

White House press secretary Sean Spicer released a fiery statement on Tuesday railing against a federal judge who temporarily blocked a Trump administration order that targeted "sanctuary cities." The statement called out US District...Show More Summary

Pollster John Curtice: Liberal Democrats will struggle to win back most of the seats they lost in 2015

LONDON — Pollster John Curtice said the Liberal Democrats will struggle to win back most of the seats they lost in the 2015 general election  despite widespread talk of a "Lib Dem fightback." He said that local elections on May 4 would...Show More Summary

CA attorney general: The Trump administration is 'in denial' about its executive powers

California's top cop had some terse words for the Trump administration hours after an appeals court blocked its attempt to financially penalize "sanctuary cities." California Attorney General Xavier Becerra responded to a statement from...Show More Summary

White House chief of staff fires back over 'sanctuary ban' ruling: 'It's the Ninth Circuit going bananas'

The White House is firing back at the federal court blocking its attempted crackdown on "sanctuary cities." "It’s the Ninth Circuit going bananas," White House chief of staff Reince Priebus told reporters Tuesday evening. Hours earlier,...Show More Summary

Republican senator apologizes for saying 'a guy who wears a tutu' in public 'kind of asks for it'

Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi apologized on Tuesday for suggesting to a group of students that gay people should expect physical violence based on their clothing. The remarks came last week as Enzi was speaking at Greybull High School during a Q&A with high school and middle school students. Show More Summary

The Russians are using 'a new style of attack' against France's frontrunner candidate

A hacking group linked by cybersecurity experts to Russia's military intelligence apparatus has begun taking aim at France's centrist presidential candidate, Emmanuel Macron, the cybersecurity firm Trend Micro said in a report published...Show More Summary

Trump has a button on his desk to summon a butler

President Donald Trump has a button on his desk in the Oval Office he can use to summon a butler on demand. According to the Associated Press, Trump tends to employ its powers to order up a Coke on occasion. Here's Trump with a softShow More Summary

Here's the internal memo Rupert Murdoch just sent Fox News staff after the first day of the post-Bill O'Reilly era

Rupert Murdoch on Tuesday congratulated Fox News staff in an internal memo after the first day of the network's new lineup unveiled after star host Bill O'Reilly's departure. "Last night’s ratings are in and I couldn’t be more proudShow More Summary

A judge just blocked Trump's order on sanctuary cities — but they still offer only limited protection

On Tuesday, a California judge blocked Trump's order to withhold funding from sanctuary cities, places that refuse to cooperate with ICE and other authorities enforcing the nation's immigration laws. Lawyers representing San Francisco...Show More Summary

The Trump administration’s battle against ‘sanctuary cities’ has hit a brick wall

The Trump administration is rapidly losing steam in its fight to crack down on so-called "sanctuary cities." A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday afternoon blocking an executive order Trump signed Jan. 25 threatening...Show More Summary

John Kasich: The one campaign promise Republicans 'ought not to fulfill' is on Obamacare

Gov. John Kasich of Ohio believes the Affordable Care Act should be fixed, not repealed. Kasich said in an interview with Business Insider that if there's "one campaign promise" Republicans "ought not to fulfill," it is repealing " Obamacare...Show More Summary

We asked Chef José André why he bailed on Trump's International Hotel in DC, and what it's like to go head to head with the president

Business Insider US Editor-in-Chief Alyson Shontell interviewed José Andrés at an Intersport Leadership Summit at The Masters on April 6. A ndrés discussed why he canceled plans to open a restaurant in the lobby of Trump International...Show More Summary

Trump has reportedly shelved one of the most controversial parts of his tax plan

The Trump administration has reportedly dropped its plan to tax imports to the US from certain countries, one day ahead of an announcement on tax policy, according to The New York Times. The so-called border adjustment tax would effectively...Show More Summary

Newly-surfaced interviews show major inconsistencies in officers' telling of the Tamir Rice shooting

Previously unseen videos reveal inconsistencies in the story told by the police officer who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice in a Cleveland park. Two videos, which have been obtained by and previously never viewed publicly,...Show More Summary

TRUMP VOWS: 'The wall's going to get built'

President Donald Trump, facing questions about his commitment toward funding the construction of a wall along the US-Mexico border, vowed Tuesday that the wall would be built and suggested it would come in his first term in office. "The wall’s going to get built, folks," Trump told reporters during an executive order signing at the White House. Show More Summary

Trump is trying to win over Democrats to his massive tax cut plan

The large tax plan set to be introduced by President Donald Trump on Wednesday is expected to include some provisions that will try and get Democrats on board with the proposal. Politico's Nancy Cook and Ben White reported on Tuesday...Show More Summary

Fox News debuts strong initial ratings amid new lineup following Bill O'Reilly's departure

Fox News debuted its new primetime lineup to strong ratings following the departure of marquee host Bill O'Reilly amid recently revealed allegations of sexual harassment. On Monday, Tucker Carlson, who took over O'Reilly's 8 p.m. time slot attracted about 3.2 million viewers, more than the entire 8 p.m. Show More Summary

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