Inside the $500 million art heist from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum that still hasn’t been solved 30 years on

In 1990, two thieves pretended to be police officers and robbed the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, taking what’s worth an estimated 500 million dollars. Despite a number of suspects, including the Mafia and the Irish Republican Army, the robbery still hasn’t been solved after 30 years. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. It is […]

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‘I know without any doubt that I’m going to lose colleagues’: New York hospital workers at the front line describe the stark reality of their working conditions, comparing facilities to a ‘petri dish’

Hospital workers in New York — the epicenter of the US coronavirus outbreak — describe the stark reality of treating patients amid a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE). One doctor described working conditions like a “petri dish” as coronavirus patients flood hospital hallways, The New York Times reported. As of March 30, the coronavirus […]

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Trump administration postpones many immigration hearings, but courts remain open for detained children and other asylum-seekers

Hearings for non-detained immigrants are postponed until at least May 1, the Department of Justice announced. Asylum-seekers in Mexico are ordered to present themselves at the border to obtain new court dates. Judges, prosecutors, and activists alike have been demanding that immigration courts be shuttered during the pandemic. More than 38,000 immigrants are currently detained, […]

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IRS says it will start to send out coronavirus stimulus checks in the next 3 weeks

Stimulus payments will start to be sent out in the next three weeks, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service announced.  The payments will be available for the entirety of 2020. The IRS will also be creating an online portal for qualified Americans to input their bank information so they receive their funds faster […]

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New York’s attorney general called Amazon’s firing of a worker following a protest ‘disgraceful’ and is ‘considering all legal options’

Amazon’s decision to fire a warehouse worker Monday after he helped organize a protest was “disgraceful,” New York Attorney General Letitia James said in a statement to Business Insider. “At a time when so many New Yorkers are struggling and are deeply concerned about their safety, this action was also immoral and inhumane,” James said. […]

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The US passed a grim milestone with a single-day death toll of more than 500, bringing the total number of deaths to more than 3,000

More than 3,000 people have died of the coronavirus in the US as of the night of Monday, March 30, with a single-day death toll of more than 500 deaths in the country. Previously, the highest death toll in 24 hours was 446 deaths, according to The Washington Post. As of March 30, there are […]

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Ian Bremmer breaks down Trump’s response to the coronavirus crisis — where he has been a profound failure and where he has been among the best in the world

Eurasia Group president Ian Bremmer says in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, Trump been a profound failure in two ways. First, the president has been a communications disaster and provided false hope that led to a later start in social distancing. Second, he says the US did not accept the World Health Organization tests […]

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This cute interactive peek-a-boo elephant was everyone’s favorite gift at my baby shower — my 16-month-old daughter still plays with it

Not many toys endure appropriate from birth through toddlerhood. Most of the toys my 16-month-old had as an infant are already packed away. Baby Gund’s Flappy the Elephant animated stuffed toy was a baby shower gift that was a hit then and is still one of my daughter’s favorite toys. The enduring interactive toy sings […]

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BANK OF AMERICA: After a ‘Fast and Furious’ market downfall, investors should buy whatever the Fed buys

Investors searching for a near-term play should take a page from the Federal Reserve’s playbook and look to corporate debt, Bank of America said. Investment-grade debt already enjoyed a bump from the Fed’s announcement of new corporate credit facilities, and the sector will rally further as the central bank begins bond purchases, the firm’s strategists […]

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David Geffen is being blasted for an Instagram post about self-isolating on his $590 superyacht in the Caribbean. Here’s how Hollywood’s richest man spends his $7.7 billion fortune.

Billionaire music and movie producer David Geffen is under fire for a “tone-deaf” Instagram post about isolating on his $590 million yacht in the Caribbean, The Guardian reported. Geffen is the richest man in the entertainment industry, worth $7.7 billion, according to Forbes. He founded music label Geffen Records, which he sold in 1990 for […]

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Elective surgeries are being postponed during the coronavirus outbreak. But my gender-affirming surgery isn’t optional — it’s life-saving.

I’m a reporter for Business Insider who is male and nonbinary. I’m worried that my upcoming gender-affirming surgery will be canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak. Last week, Governor Cuomo called on health systems to stop performing elective procedures in New York state because hospitals are overwhelmed with patients. My gender-affirming surgery is considered “elective.” […]

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Coronavirus: F1 champions Mercedes help create breathing aid

Description  It took less than 100 hours from the initial meeting to produce the first CPAP breathing aid Credits  ucl.ac.uk Alt Text  It took less than 100 hours from the initial meeting to produce the first CPAP breathing aid Silver Arrows worked with University College London engineers to produce a device in less than a week […]

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Blissful ignorance? Submariners likely unaware of pandemic

Of a world in coronavirus turmoil, they may know little or nothing. Submariners stealthily cruising the ocean deeps, purposefully shielded from worldly worries to encourage undivided focus on their top-secret missions of nuclear deterrence, may be among the last pockets of people anywhere who are still blissfully unaware of how the pandemic is turning life […]

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