Melania Trump agreed with her husband that ‘John McCain isn’t a war hero,’ a former aide says

Former President Donald Trump and former First Lady Melania Trump. Getty Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign looked finished when he said McCain wasn’t a “war hero.” Pundits and conservative talk show hosts said he had to apologize or he was out. But his wife agreed with Trump, his former campaign manager Cory Lewandowski told Insider. See more stories on Insider’s business page. Former first lady Melania Trump shared her husband’s low opinion of the late Republican Sen. John McCain’s military record. She agreed with then-candidate Donald Trump when he said during a 2016 GOP primary event in Iowa that the Arizona senator was “not a war hero,” according to Trump’s former… Read More

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Here’s a badass picture of plasma jets shooting out of a supermassive black hole

In 2019, when astronomers captured the first image of a black hole’s shadow — a bright orange doughnut-shaped halo created by the black hole’s intense gravity bending light around it — it was rightly hailed as a breakthrough. Now, I have joined the Event Horizon Telescope team in following up on their earlier achievement, by creating a new image showing jets of plasma being ejected from the core of a different supermassive black hole, at the center of the galaxy Centaurus A. Centaurus A’s black hole is about 120 times less massive than that of M87, the galaxy where the… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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Robinhood seeks $35 billion IPO valuation to cap year of record revenue

Robinhood estimates that it will raise $2 billion from the sale of its Class A common stock. The fintech will reserve between 20% and 35% of its common stock for its IPO investing platform. Insider Intelligence publishes hundreds of insights, charts, and forecasts on the Fintech industry. Learn more about becoming a client. The news: The US trading fintech giant estimates that it will raise $2 billion from the sale of its Class A common stock, per its updated SEC filing. Zooming in on its finances: Going into the public market, Robinhood can boast of its relentless revenue growth. Insider Intelligence Its total revenue grew 245% in 2020 to $959… Read More

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Sue Bird, Eddie Alvarez chosen to carry U.S. flag at Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony

Four-time Olympic women’s basketball gold medalist Sue Bird and baseball player Eddy Alvarez were chosen as U.S. flag bearers for the opening ceremony of the Olympics on Friday night. Alvarez, who won a silver medal in speedskating at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, and Bird were chosen by a vote of fellow U.S. athletes. They are the first duo to share the honor of leading the delegation into the ceremony. Bird is the second U.S. women’s basketball player to carry the flag, joining current coach Dawn Staley, who did it at the 2004 games. Those were the first that Bird participated in. Related Articles Column: With another major, Collin Morikawa charting… Read More

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US stocks rise as investors weigh growth concerns against strong corporate earnings

Traders and investors braced for the jobs data on Friday. Mark Lennihan/Getty Images Stocks were up Wednesday following a rebound rally in the previous session. Cola-Cola and Verizon aided a rise in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Bitcoin and oil prices advanced. See more stories on Insider’s business page. US stocks edged higher Wednesday, with blue-chip stocks advancing on the back of earnings reports that outstripped Wall Street’s targets, while investors confronted questions about global economic recovery as COVID-19 infections rise. The Nasdaq Composite, home to large-cap tech stocks, slipped while the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained ground. Stocks on Tuesday staged a comeback after a rout in the previous… Read More

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Leah Messer: The Tumor In My Breast Has Gotten Bigger

A common complaint about the most recent season of Teen Mom OG is that the show lacked the drama that made previous seasons so compelling. But fans who felt the series needed a little excitement were probably hoping for a feud among castmates or a surprise pregnancy, not a terrifying health scare involving one of the show’s most beloved stars. Earlier this season, Leah Messer found a lump in her breast. On last night’s finale, she received the phone call from her doctor that she had been anticipating and dreading in equal measure. “It’s been a few days since I had the ultrasound to see if my tumor has grown.… Read More

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