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How JFK’s nephew became one of Facebook’s most prolific anti-vax misinformation spreaders

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is the nephew of former President John F. Kennedy. He's also one of 12 people found to be spreading the most misinformation online. Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is one of the "disinformation dozen" spreading vaccine misinformation online. He cemented himself as a prominent anti-vaxxer long before the pandemic. Here's how the nephew of former President John F. Kennedy became an online anti-vax influencer. See more stories on Insider's business page. A recent report found that most COVID-19 disinformation online is spread by just 12 people - and one of them is the nephew of former President John F. Kennedy. Robert F Kennedy Jr. cemented himself as a prominent anti-vaccine advocate well before the pandemic. But his rhetoric took on a whole new

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Daniel James set to stay at Manchester United despite Jadon Sancho transfer

Daniel James is set to stay at Manchester United (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)Manchester United are set to reward Daniel James with a new contract to keep the winger at Old Trafford, despite the arrival of Jadon Sancho. Sancho, 20, joined the club on Friday in a £73million deal from Dortmund and he’s expected to slot in on the right flank at the Theatre of Dreams. James was a regular during his first season at United but he was in and out of the side last term, leading to speculation that he could be sold as Leeds United and Brighton are interested. But the Sun claim that Marcus Rashford’s upcoming shoulder operation means Solskjaer is keen to retain James, as he wants more options in attack while the England forward recuperates. Sancho joined the club on F...

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The Walking Dead film with Andrew Lincoln’s Rick Grimes will be ‘worth the wait’

Andrew Lincoln’s Rick Grimes is returning – but this time to the big screen (Picture: AMC)The Walking Dead creator Rick Kirkham has vowed that the upcoming Rick Grimes film will be ‘worth the wait’ following a string of delays. After the trailer for the AMC show’s season finale was released during Comic-Con 2021, an update was given on the status of the Andrew Lincoln-led movie, which will definitely arrive before 2032. ‘Andrew Lincoln is amazing, I miss seeing Andrew Lincoln running around as Rick Grimes,’ Kirkham teased. ‘I can’t wait until we’re filming this thing and then this thing’s coming out, it’s gonna be awesome. ‘Everybody’s working very hard to make this thing as good as it can be. All I will say: we don’t want a bad Rick Grimes movie. ‘We want an amazing Rick Gr...

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NFC power rankings: Are 49ers biggest threat to dethroning Brady’s Bucs?

The 49ers got hurt and lost their NFC crown last year. Better health, better luck, better players could get them back on track, starting Tuesday when they report to training camp. Here is how I rank the NFC teams with a key question each, six months before the George Halas Trophy is awarded on Jan. 30: 1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (11-5 in 2020) Can Tom Brady and the still-intact Bucs become the NFL’s first back-to-back champion since Brady and the 2004 Patriots repeated? 2. 49ers (6-10) How will Nick Bosa’s comeback pan out behind the scenes of the 49ers’ quarterback drama? 3. Seattle Seahawks (9-7) Is this Russell Wilson or coach Pete Carroll’s last year in Seattle? 4. Dallas Cowboys (6-10) Dak is back, but if he struggles, will new defensive coordinator Dan Quinn replace coach Mike McCarthy

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Tampa residents once had direct role in Cuban revolutions

Locals have taken to the streets in solidarity with those in Cuba protesting the island nation’s Communist leadership. The Tampa City Council approved a resolution voicing their support of the Cuban protestors. And Tampa Mayor Jane Castor declared on Twitter, “The fight for freedom and against repression is all of our fight.” Tampa, home to the third-largest Cuban-American population in the country, has made it clear that Cuban dissidents have their backing — indirectly. But Tampa was once known for getting more directly involved in Cuban revolutions. Residents fought in battles, smuggled guns, fundraised for causes and participated in attacks against the Cuban government. According to news archives, Tampa’s connection to Cuban revolutions began with Cuba’s beloved freedom fighter, Jose Ma

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Urgent search for toddler snatched from home ‘by father’

Police are appealing for information over the child’s whereabout urgently (Picture: Thames Valley Police/SWNS)Police are urgently searching for a toddler who was taken from his home by his father in the early hours of the morning. Andrew Junior Leighton, aged two, was snatched from the property in Chalgrove, Oxfordshire, at 1.25am on Sunday (25/07). The child was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt with ‘surf legend’ written on the front and was wearing a nappy. Police believe Andrew and his father are travelling in a silver Ford Focus with the registration ending ‘ANF’ and they may be heading towards the Reading area. Inspector Angela Murray said: ‘We are appealing for anyone who may have seen Andrew or knows where he is to please come forward. ‘We believe Andrew is with his...

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Strictly Come Dancing 2021 bosses eye up Gordon Ramsay’s daughter Matilda ‘to attract more young fans to the show’

Gordon Ramsay’s daughter Matilda could join Strictly Come Dancing 2021 (Picture: PA/REX)Gordon Ramsay’s daughter has reportedly signed on for the 2021 season of Strictly Come Dancing after she had to pull out last year due to injury. Matilda – who also goes by Tilly – is already well-renowned for her culinary prowess at the age of only 19, but it looks like she could be swapping her spatula for dancing shoes. She was supposed to join last year’s Strictly cast but was forced to withdraw due to a broken arm. Strictly bosses are said to be over the moon with the fact that they have managed to secure her for the next series. ‘It’s a great sign-up as Tilly has proved a hit with youngsters,’ a source told The Sun on Sunday’s Biz on Sunday column. ‘And Strictly bosses are desperate

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THE PAYMENTS ECOSYSTEM: The biggest shifts and trends driving short- and long-term growth and shaping the future of the industry

Business Insider Intelligence This is a preview of The Payments Ecosystem research report from Business Insider Intelligence. Purchase this report. Business Insider Intelligence offers even more consumer coverage with Payments & Commerce Pro. Subscribe today to receive industry-changing payments and commerce news and analysis to your inbox. The power dynamics in the payments industry are changing as businesses and consumers shift dollars from cash and checks to digital payment methods. Cards dominate the in-store retail channel, but mobile wallets like Apple Pay are seeing a rapid uptick in usage. At the same time, e-commerce will chip away at brick-and-mortar retail as smartphones attract a rising share of digital shopping. Digital peer-to-peer (P2P) apps are supplanting cash in the

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Skateboarding is now an Olympic sport, so why is it still treated like a crime?

Skateboarder Sky Brown (UK) pictured practicing ahead of Tokyo 2020 (Picture: REUTERS)The Summer Olympics in Tokyo will see a historic first, with skateboarding making its debut as part of the games.  Yet despite this, draconian laws have made participation in the sport a criminal offence in parts of the UK.  I started skateboarding a decade ago when I was about 13 years old, as a means of doing my daily paper round. I’d grown up playing team sports like football and rugby, but the thought of skateboarding appealed to me as it would allow me to be solely responsible for my progress. I also liked that it had an artistic element to it – you could creatively express yourself in your own style, trick selection and execution.  As I grew older, I became immersed in the local skateboardi

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Your Horoscope This Week: July 25, 2021

Our final week of July pulls us deeper under the influence of Leo’s stars with Mercury moving into Leo on the 27th, where the Sun and Mars have already made their mark. There’s a prevailing sense that anything can happen this week. And if that anything is big, blessed, and beautiful? Then so be it. Of course, Mars is bound toward Virgo territory on the 29th, but not before making an opposition to Jupiter in Aquarius the preceding day. An opposition between the willpower of the individual and the collective aim feels especially poignant following last week’s full moon in Aquarius, an echo of its lessons. Venus in Virgo makes an inconjunct aspect to Saturn in Aquarius on the 29th, calling us to examine when acts of services are acts of love and when their purpose is to control the emotions o

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Michael B Jordan ‘developing Black superhero series for HBO Max’

Michael B Jordan is working on a superhero series (Picture: Getty) Michael B Jordan is working on a superhero series (Picture: Getty)Michael B Jordan is developing a Black Superman limited series for HBO Max, according to reports. The project from the Black Panther actor is said to be focused on the Val-Zod incarnation of the hero. Michael is said to be serving as a producer on the project, and there’s also a chance he’ll be starring in it too, however the latter claim is yet to be confirmed. Val-Zod is the Superman from Earth 2, where he is one of the last Kryptonians, and the second to assume the Superman identity. The character was orphaned after his parents were executed by Krypton’s high court, however, he was found on Earth 2 by Terry Sloan, who offered the youngster as...

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John Barrowman mocks backlash after demanding refund for M Night Shyalaman’s Old in expletive-filled rant

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video John Barrowman has responded after he was criticised for slamming M Night Shyalaman’s latest movie Old and demanding a refund.  The Torchwood actor reportedly posted and deleted an expletive-filled rant about Old, a thriller about a family on a tropical holiday who discover that the secluded beach where they are relaxing for a few hours is somehow causing them to age rapidly.  John, 54, and his husband Scott Gill were thoroughly unimpressed with the feature film and branded it ‘utter s***e’ while even tagging Shyalaman and Universal Pictures.  In the deleted clip obtained by The Sun, John said: ‘We just came back...

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Dutch cyclist mistakenly celebrates victory despite finishing 75 seconds behind winner Anna Kiesenhofer

van Vleuten actually crossed in second place (Picture: Getty)Dutch cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten mistakenly celebrated victory in the women’s road race at the Tokyo Olympics after finishing second. Austria’s Anna Kiesenhofer produced a breath-taking display to win gold on Sunday morning – her country’s first cycling medal since 1896. Such was the size of her lead ahead of the chasing pack, van Vleuten broke away in second and believed she was crossing the finishing line in first place. Unlike in professional races, the use of radios is not permitted at the Olympics. As Van Vleuten crossed the finishing line with her arms aloft thinking a gold medal was waiting for her, Kiesenhofer was already celebrating her unlikely triumph. Austria’s Anna Kiesenhofer secured a stunning v...

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The S&P 500 is on track for the best quarterly earnings growth since 2009 as companies smash expectations

Company earnings have consistently beaten Wall Street estimates in the second quarter. JOHANNES EISELE/Getty Images The S&P 500 is on track for its best quarterly earnings growth since 2009, data shows. Companies are smashing expectations, with 88% so far outstripping estimates in Q2. Strong earnings are supporting stocks, but the delta COVID-19 variant remains a risk. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. S&P 500 companies are on track for the best earnings growth since 2009, with companies smashing estimates as the US economy bounces back to life from COVID-19 lockdowns. The strong quarter is helping support stocks despite high equity prices, rising inflation, and the threat of the delta coronavirus variant. Earnings for S&P 500 companie

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American Airlines passenger who refused to wear a mask screamed for 10 minutes during her arrest, reports say

Incidents of air rage have been rising in recent months. Nick Oxford/Reuters An American Airlines passenger was arrested in New Orleans after refusing to wear a mask, police said. Witnesses told The New Orleans Advocate that the woman was heard screaming while being hauled away. The incident caused an hour-long delay on the 1768 flight to Dallas. See more stories on Insider's business page. An American Airlines passenger was detained on Friday after refusing to wear a mask or to exit a plane at a New Orleans airport, the New Orleans Advocate (Nola) reports. American Airlines Flight 1768 was preparing to leave Louis Armstrong International Airport for Dallas but was delayed for up to an hour due to the mask incident, according to the report. American Airlines spokesperson Derek Walls ...

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