OMAROSA’S CRUSADE: A timeline of the former White House aide’s history in Trumpworld and beyond

September 7, 2018

Gallery Books Omarosa Manigault-Newman, the firebrand communications director of the White House Office of Public Liaison who was abruptly fired in December, has released her tell-all book, “Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the White House.” In the book, she recounts her alleged experiences inside the Trump administration and campaign, making startling claims that include an accusation she heard a recording of Trump saying a racial slur. But the Trump administration…

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Birth control app Natural Cycles is in trouble after misleading people with claims it is ‘highly accurate’

September 3, 2018

Natural Cycles/Facebook A Facebook ad for birth control app Natural Cycles has been banned by Britain’s advertising watchdog on the grounds it is misleading. The Advertising Standards Association questioned claims that Natural Cycles is a “highly accurate contraceptive app.” The app, which has just been greenlit in the US, is already under investigation in Sweden after a hospital revealed 37 women had reported unwanted pregnancies after using the app. Natural…

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Trump drops the sanctions hammer on Iran — but Putin could come to Tehran’s rescue

August 7, 2018

Michael Gruber/Getty Images; Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Business Insider President Donald Trump’s administration announced on Monday it would reinstate sanctions  on Tehran after it withdrew from the Iran deal. Iran has responded with military threats, but backed it up with very little real action. Iran’s economy is tanking for a number of reasons. The sanctions from Trump in August, and again in November, could seriously rock the Islamic Republic, which…

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Tesla’s head of engineering is officially leaving the company as Elon Musk celebrates Model 3 production milestone (TSLA)

August 1, 2018

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Doug Field, Tesla‘s head of engineering, won’t return to the company after a taking a leave of absence, The Wall Street Journal first reported. Tesla confirmed Field’s departure to Business Insider. Field joined Tesla in 2013 and led development for the Model 3. The company struggled to ramp up production in the months after it was launched in July 2017. In April, Tesla CEO Elon Musk indicated that…

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Pharmaceutical companies are backing away from a growing threat that could kill 10 million people a year by 2050

July 29, 2018

CDC Novartis in July became the latest pharmaceutical company to shut down its antibiotics research projects. The move comes as FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb has expressed concern over the growing epidemic around antimicrobial resistance, which is when bacteria grow resistant to available medications. New options to combat the resistant bacteria include antibiotic-combination therapy and bacteriophage therapy. Just two years after Novartis announced it would embrace the challenge of searching for…

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The Trump administration and its critics are going to war over whether his staffers should be able to eat in peace

July 11, 2018

Getty Images President Donald Trump’s top officials are being accosted or ejected from restaurants. It’s the latest battleground between the administration and its critics. The confrontations come as Trump’s controversial border policy dominates the news. Within a week, three of President Donald Trump’s top staffers were confronted as they ate in restaurants.  The confrontations began when Stephen Miller, a senior adviser to the president and a huge force behind the…

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‘Treated like animals’: A North Korean defector tells the brutal story of what happened to him after he was caught trying to escape

July 11, 2018

Harrison Jacobs/Business Insider A 32-year-old North Korean defector named Scott Kim tells the brutal story of what happened to him after he was caught in China after escaping from the isolated country. Kim said that he was brought to a detention camp where he and his fellow inmates were “treated like animals.” After escaping North Korea three more times, Kim made it to South Korea where he now owns a…

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Princess Charlotte waving goodbye to Prince Charles and Camilla as they leave in his helicopter is just further proof that she’s the most adorable royal

July 9, 2018

Chris Jackson/Getty Images Once again, Princess Charlotte is proving that she has the perfect princess wave. Footage shows the three-year-old royal waving goodbye to her grandfather Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, as they prepare to board a helicopter. Princess Charlotte is known for her precious waving skills, which continue to steal the show at official royal engagements.  Princess Charlotte’s a total pro at waving, and it…

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LeBron James got less than half of his $33 million salary this season — here’s what happened to the rest

July 3, 2018

Andy Lyons/Getty According to one estimate, LeBron James took home about half of his $33 million contract after taxes and other costs, giving a sense of how athletes are taxed compared to most people. James was docked almost $13 million in taxes, plus another $4 million in other costs. James makes an estimated $55 million off the court in endorsements and has the chance to become the highest-paid player in…

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