Sinéad Baker
Sinéad Baker
Sinéad Baker is a News Reporter based in Business Insider's London bureau. Sinéad most often covers breaking news, US politics, and global censorship. She has covered developments within the Trump administration, written about terrorist attacks in real time around the world, and delved into the aftermath of aviation disasters.Source
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Alexei Navalny says prison authorities threatened to force-feed him because his health has declined so much

Alexei Navalny says prison authorities threatened to force-feed him because his health has declined so much

The word "Insider".Set up laterTwo crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has said that authorities in his prison threatened to force-feed him because his health was declining so much amid his hunger strike.A post on his Instagram page on Friday said that a female colonel stood over him and said a blood test showed his health was in danger, and that she said officials would force-feed him if his strike continues.He said she "described the delights" of force-feeding him, including with a...

April 16, 2021
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NASA says its photo of a 'rainbow' on Mars is actually a lens flare — sorry

NASA says its photo of a 'rainbow' on Mars is actually a lens flare — sorry

The word "Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.NASA released a photo of what looks like a rainbow on Mars — but said it actually just shows a lens flare."Many have asked: Is that a rainbow on Mars?" the Twitter account of NASA's Perseverance rover on Tuesday.And it gave an answer: "No.""Rainbows aren't possible here," it continued. "Rainbows are created by light reflected off of round water droplets, but there isn't enough water here to condense, and it's too cold for liquid water in the atmosphere.""This arc is a...

April 7, 2021
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Ben Shapiro said long lines at polling places aren't a sign of voter suppression, comparing them to Disneyland queues

Ben Shapiro said long lines at polling places aren't a sign of voter suppression, comparing them to Disneyland queues

The word "Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Get the new Insider app - now available with updated featuresTwo crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.The conservative commentator Ben Shapiro has defended Georgia's new voting law, saying long lines at polling places are not voter suppression but rather are comparable to Disneyland queues. includes requiring voters to show ID while requesting and returning absentee ballots and makes it illegal to...

April 1, 2021
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Biden has announced his first list of judicial appointees, and they are poised to make history

Biden has announced his first list of judicial appointees, and they are poised to make history

The word "Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.President Joe Biden announced his first judicial picks on Tuesday, noting that his nominations would boost the diversity of the federal judiciary.The White House said in a statement: "These highly-qualified candidates reflect the President's deeply-held conviction that the federal bench should reflect the full diversity of the American people — both in background and in professional experience."It continued: "These nominees consist of attorneys who have excelled in...

March 30, 2021
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An Idaho man who 'thought the virus would disappear' after the election now has 'long COVID' and says he'll need oxygen for the rest of his life

An Idaho man who 'thought the virus would disappear' after the election now has 'long COVID' and says he'll need oxygen for the rest of his life

The word "Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.A man who thought the coronavirus would disappear was hospitalized for more than two weeks with the virus and said he would now need medical oxygen for the rest of his life.Paul Russell, 63, from Boise, Idaho, : "Before I came down with the virus, I was one of those jackasses who thought the virus would disappear the day after the election. I was one of those conspiracy theorists."But he was in the hospital with the coronavirus a week after the election on November 3,...

March 10, 2021
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New text messages show Ted Cruz's wife planning Cancún trip while Texas is freezing

New text messages show Ted Cruz's wife planning Cancún trip while Texas is freezing

The word "Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Something is loading.Loading...A series of new text messages appear to show Sen. Ted Cruz's wife, Heidi Cruz, talking to neighbors about a getaway to Cancún, Mexico, this week as Texas endured freezing temperatures and widespread power outages.The text messages do not mention Cruz's stated explanation for the trip, which he pinned to his daughters' request for a getaway during a school break. The New York Times the messages' authenticity through communications with...

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February 18, 2021
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A Texas mayor resigned after telling people it was their own fault if they froze when power went out in the deadly winter storms

A Texas mayor resigned after telling people it was their own fault if they froze when power went out in the deadly winter storms

The word "Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Something is loading.Loading...A ghost.The mayor of a Texas city resigned after telling people it was their own fault if they were suffering from the vast loss of electricity in the state this week amid a historic cold snap.Tim Boyd, the mayor of Colorado City, accused his constituents of looking for a "handout" as power went out across the state. He encouraged residents with no water to "think outside the box to survive."The outburst came in a since-deleted Facebook...

February 17, 2021
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Trump is starting his last full day in office hiding from the public and plotting to steal Biden's thunder, as his approval ratings plummet to historic lows

Trump is starting his last full day in office hiding from the public and plotting to steal Biden's thunder, as his approval ratings plummet to historic lows

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Something is loading.Loading...President Donald Trump is starting his last full day in office hiding from the public and with his lowest approval ratings ever.President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration is due to take place Wednesday , making him the first president since 1869 to buck the tradition.Trump has largely vanished from public life in the final days of his presidency.Since some of his supporters staged a deadly riot at the US Capitol on January 6, the...

January 19, 2021
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Trump and Melania abruptly decided to ditch the Mar-a-Lago New Year's party that many of his supporters bought tickets for

Trump and Melania abruptly decided to ditch the Mar-a-Lago New Year's party that many of his supporters bought tickets for

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump decided at short notice to abandon his Mar-a-Lago club before a lavish New Year's Eve party.They're scheduled to leave Florida at 11 a.m. and set to spend Thursday night at the White House. They had previously planned to leave Mar-a-Lago on New Year's Day, ., citing three people familiar with the matter, that guests had already started gathering at the resort and had been told that Trump would be attending....

December 31, 2020
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Volkswagen is not closing its factory in Xinjiang as long as it's 'economically feasible,' exec says

Volkswagen is not closing its factory in Xinjiang as long as it's 'economically feasible,' exec says

The word "Insider".Set up laterTwo crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.A Volkswagen executive said the carmaker will not close its factory in Xinjiang, China, as long as it's "economically feasible."Stephan Wöllenstein, the CEO of Volkswagen Group China, told journalists in Shanghai on Sunday: "We have made it clear that we must stand by our commitment in China as a whole, and we will also stand by our commitment in Xinjiang as long as we believe that it is economically feasible," the .Volkswagen has a factory in the major of...

April 19, 2021
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