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Rudy Giuliani used a face filter to impersonate Abraham Lincoln and make a debunked claim about Terry McAuliffe

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Trump attorney and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
  • Former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani tweeted a video featuring an Abraham Lincoln face filter.
  • In his impersonation of Lincoln, Giuliani repeated a debunked claim about Virginia's ex-governor.
  • "End the Clinton sleaze once and for all!" Giuliani said in his rendition of a 19th Century accent.

In a video posted to Twitter on Tuesday, former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani associated himself with a different US president by using a face filter.

The former New York City mayor attempted to impersonate Abraham Lincoln in the video, speaking in what appeared to be his own rendition of a 19th Century American accent. Speaking from his study with the same backdrop he uses for podcasts and other media appearances, Giuliani appeared with an extended top-hat and chin beard superimposed onto his face.

In the video, Giuliani urges Virginia voters to defeat Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat who served as governor from 2014 to 2018, in his renewed gubernatorial bid.

"Virginia, vote against the man who dishonored our past by selling my bedroom hundreds and hundreds of times to scoundrels in a pay-for-play scheme," Giuliani said in his Lincoln accent, referring to a debunked claim that McAuliffe was selling the White House's Lincoln bedroom for access during his time as chairman of the Democratic National Committee during the Clinton administration.

"In my time, we had a name for men who sold bedrooms for one night," Giuliani continued. "In your time, the name is Terry McAuliffe. End the Clinton sleaze once and for all!"

"Seeing another member of the tinfoil hat crew go all in for Glenn Youngkin is entirely unsurprising; he's all in for them!" Manuel Bonder, a spokesperson for the Democratic Party of Virginia, told Insider in a statement. "Donald Trump and his allies are backing Youngkin for one reason: he is completely loyal to them, and they know that if elected, Glenn will do exactly what Trump says. He belongs nowhere near the governorship."

As Insider's John Dorman recently reported, McAuliffe's renewed gubernatorial bid - which comes in a significantly altered statewide electorate than what he was used to in the last decade - has turned into a bellwether for the Democratic Party's chances of hanging onto their Congressional majorities in the 2022 midterms.

As of early Wednesday evening, the McAuliffe had not addressed the Giuliani video on his campaign social media channels.

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Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin mocks GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz over January 6 rant: ‘Blah, blah, blah’

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., speaks during the House Armed Services Committee hearing on the conclusion of military operations in Afghanistan, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington
Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., speaks during the House Armed Services Committee hearing on the conclusion of military operations in Afghanistan, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington
  • Jamie Raskin ridiculed Matt Gaetz as he ranted against the probe into the January 6 insurrection.
  • "Blah, blah, blah," Raskin said as Gaetz downplayed the significance of the deadly Capitol riot.
  • Gaetz was testifying in opposition to holding Steve Bannon in contempt for not cooperating with the probe.

Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland on Wednesday mocked Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz as he ranted about the January 6 insurrection and downplayed its significance during a House Rules Committee hearing.

"You have no other legislation or other solutions for the country," Gaetz, a close ally of former President Donald Trump, said. "You guys need January 6th so bad."

At one point, Gaetz veered off topic and referenced the "Russia hoax."

"Blah, blah, blah, OK," Raskin replied.

Gaetz testified in opposition to holding longtime Trump ally Steve Bannon in contempt for defying a subpoena for documents and testimony from the House select committee investigating January 6. The select committee on Tuesday night unanimously voted to hold Bannon in criminal contempt for defying the subpoena.

The House is set to hold a full vote Thursday on whether to hold Bannon in contempt. The House Rules Committee sets the terms for Thursday's floor debate.

During the heated exchange with Raskin at Wednesday's hearing, Gaetz would not admit that President Joe Biden fairly won the 2020 election. The Florida Republican effectively continued to promote Trump's "Big Lie" about the election or the false notion that it was "stolen" from him.

"Do you accept that Joe Biden won?" Raskin asked.

"I accept that Joe Biden is the president," Gaetz said.

Raskin then pressed Gaetz on whether he believed Biden legitimately won the election.

"Do you accept that Joe Biden won the election by over seven million votes and defeated Donald Trump by 306 to 232 in the Electoral College? A margin that Donald Trump called a landslide when he beat Hillary Clinton by the same numbers," Raskin said.

In response, the Republican lawmaker baselessly stated, "Our election was uniquely polluted by these indiscriminate mail-in ballots."

Trump and his allies filed over 40 lawsuits challenging the election results, and all of them failed.

There's no evidence of mass voter fraud linked to the 2020 election. Voter fraud is extraordinarily rare in the US. Trump's lies about the 2020 election, and unprecedented effort to overturn the results, provoked the deadly riot at the Capitol on January 6.

Gaetz was among the Republicans who embraced Trump's effort to overturn the election, voting against certifying Biden's Electoral College victory.

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How to change Alexa’s voice, accent, or language – and get access to celebrity voices

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The default voice and language of your Alexa assistant can easily be changed.
  • You can change the voice, accent, or language for your Alexa.
  • You can also set your Alexa to speak slower, or use whisper mode, if desired.
  • There are also celebrity personalities you can purchase to be the voice of your Alexa.
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If you have Amazon devices, like the Echo speaker, you probably use the Alexa AI assistant to do things like set alarms and answer your questions. The default voice of Alexa isn't the only option though. In fact, you can change both the language and the accent of the voice - or even use certain celebrity voices - if you want to change things up.

However, you should know that you can only change Alexa's language with specific devices, like the Amazon Echo. And you may lose some capabilities if the language and the accent you choose don't match.

With that in mind, here's how to make changes to Alexa's voice or language using either a voice command or the app.

How to change Alexa's voice on an Echo

1. Say "Alexa, change your voice."

2. Specify the device you want to change the voice for, if necessary.

3. Choose the new voice.

How to change Alexa's voice or language on the Alexa app

1. Open the Alexa app on your iPhone, iPad, or Android.

2. Tap Devices in the bottom menu.

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Choose the "Devices" tab.

3. Tap Echo & Alexa.

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Choose "Echo & Alexa."

4. Select your Echo device within the app.

5. Tap Language.

6. Choose the desired language or accent.

How to make Alexa whisper or speak less

1. Open the Alexa app.

2. Tap More, located in the bottom toolbar.

3. Select Settings.

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Choose "Settings."

4. Choose Voice Responses.

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Go into the "Voice Responses" section.

5. Toggle on the Whisper mode option for quieter responses, or toggle on Brief mode to have Alexa speak less.

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Toggle on the whisper mode or brief mode option as desired.

How to make Alexa speak slower

You can make Alexa speak slower by saying the voice command "Alexa, talk slower." And of course you'd say "Alexa, talk faster" if you want that effect. When you're ready, say "Alexa, go back to your default speed" to reset the response speed.

Alexa celebrity voices

If you get tired of Alexa's default voices, there are more options. For $4.99, you can also purchase certain celebrity voices, like those from Samuel L. Jackson, Melissa McCarthy, and Shaquille O'Neal, to voice your Alexa.

Here's how to access those options:

1. Say "Alexa, introduce me to [celebrity name]."

2. You'll be directed to purchase that celebrity personality for your Alexa. Approve the purchase to start using the personality.

Alternatively, you can also purchase the celebrity personality for your Alexa via Once set up, you can then use the celebrity's first name instead of saying "Alexa" for voice commands.

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I make $20 an hour at a burger chain in Seattle. The healthcare perks, paid vacation, and 401(k) matches are just a few reasons why I love my job.

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Jasmine Ritter has been working at Dick's Drive-In in Seattle since 2019.
  • Jasmine Ritter, 22, works at Dick's Drive-In, a burger chain in Seattle that raised wages to $19 an hour for new hires and $20 for trained staff.
  • The pay raise is just one of a few great employee perks - Ritter says they also get health benefits and educational scholarships.
  • This is what her job is like, as told to freelance writer Claire Turrell.

This as-told-to essay is based on a transcribed conversation with Jasmine Ritter, a senior crew member at Dick's Drive-In in Seattle, Washington. It has been edited for length and clarity.

My first memory of Dick's Drive-In was buying burgers, fries, and shakes with my theater friends when I was in high school. After we finished rehearsals, we'd all go to Dick's, since there were too many of us to sit down together and eat in a regular restaurant.

I started working at Dick's in August 2019 to help pay for my studies at Seattle University. Dick's was great because they were happy to work with my school and theater schedule. I'd have class during the day, rehearsals at night from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., and I'd work at Dick's when I wasn't studying. Not a lot of jobs are open to that much flexibility. Now, I'm a senior crew member and certified trainer at the Capital Hill store.

We found out our wages were going to be increased in September.

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Ritter says she's happy to have been working consistent hours throughout the pandemic.

It's so neat. I have a lot of student loans, and being able to have a consistent job during these times as well as get pay raises and bonuses throughout has been amazing. Most of Dick's stores stayed open during the pandemic, a few closed early, but our store on Broadway chugged along. We haven't closed down once.

Now that I've graduated college, I work up to 40 hours a week at Dick's. We open at 10.30 a.m. and close at 2 a.m. I only live a five-minute walk away from the store, and when I get to work, I usually start opening the grill. The shift is split into quarters, so I might start with the grill, then I'll go on a break and switch to the window, run fries, or dip ice cream.

The best job at the restaurant is what we call back work, when you're not assigned to a specific area. You can float around and do your own thing. You sweep, fill up condiment boxes, or jump in on wrapping burgers if someone wants to use the bathroom. It's very relaxing.

The worst job is making the shakes. During the summer months the ice cream can melt and spray on you when you're mixing the shakes, and in the winter the ice cream can be so cold you can't get it on the spindle.

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Chocolate shakes on the spindle.

The fries are the hardest item to make. We have a list of what to look for in a done fry: Is the color right, does it float to the top of the oil, and if you shake a basket of fries does it rustle like a pile of autumn leaves? It's always very satisfying to shake a basket and hear the right noise.

I really love mastering new skills, so Dick's has been great for that. It's a real rush when you master a skill and then move to the next one. When I started on fries, I had such weak arms the training manager said: 'I don't know if you can do fries,' and now I train new hires on fries.

A huge perk about working here is the great atmosphere.

If you want to be a Dick's employee you need a good attitude, but you'll also get a lot of training and support.

On weekend nights, some interesting people come through. You get a lot of drunk, happy people saying: 'You're the best thing that's happened tonight' when they get their food, and you also get some upset customers who don't understand why we have to close at 2 a.m.

Dick's Drive-In Deluxe burger, shake, and fries.
Dick's Deluxe burger, shake, and fries.

Dick's is really popular among Seattle locals, but we also get a lot of customers from California who like to see how our food compares with In-N-Out Burger. My coworkers have served Bill Gates and they said he was very nice.

The pay raise isn't the only perk we have as Dick's Drive-In employees.

We get health and dental insurance, paid vacation, 401(k) matches, discounted food, educational scholarships, and they also compensate us for volunteer work. Dick's gave me a scholarship for my theater studies and has been really supportive in helping me work towards my goals.

If you've just moved to Seattle and want to become part of the community, take it from me - working at Dick's Drive-In will give you a lot of credit.

Editor's note: On September 27, Dick's Drive-In announced that the starting wage for new employees would be $19 an hour and increase to $20 after training and passing a skills test.

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Alaska Airlines is cutting some of its November and December flights because of understaffing, suggesting it doesn’t expect the labor shortage to end any time soon

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Wichita Airport said Alaska Airlines was cutting some services from the Kansas city to Seattle "due to labor shortages."
  • Wichita Airport said Alaska Airlines was cutting some flights to Seattle "due to labor shortages."
  • The airline is cutting two flights from Wichita to Seattle each week in December.
  • It suggests that Alaska expects staffing problems to persist through the winter.

Alaska Airlines is cutting some of its flights between Wichita, Kansas, and Seattle, Washington, because it can't find enough staff.

The airline usually runs a flight from Wichita to Seattle every day, but it's cutting its Saturday flight in November and December as well as its Tuesday service in December, Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport said in an update earlier in October.

Alaska's website shows that direct flights from Wichita to Seattle aren't available on these days.

"The reduction is due to labor shortages," the airport said, without elaborating. The news was first reported on by Wichita Business Journal. Alaksa Airlines did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

Seattle is the only route Alaska operates from Wichita Airport, and Alaska is the only airline with direct flights between the two cities.

In August, just over 2,000 passengers flew from Wichita on Alaska flights.

The US is suffering from a labor shortage that's hitting industries ranging from education and healthcare to trucking and restaurants. Record numbers of Americans have been quitting their jobs in search of better wages, benefits, and working conditions.

Airlines laid off workers or put them on extended leave when the pandemic brought travel to a halt. Travel has rebounded with the rollout of the coronavirus vaccine and the reopening of travel corridors, and airlines have been scrambling to get enough pilots, flight attendants, and support staff to meet surging demand.

American Airlines canceled around 400 flights over a three-day period in June because of staffing shortages and maintenance issues. Spirit Airlines also canceled hundreds of flights in August due to a combination of bad weather, system outages, and staffing issues.

American and Spirit's cancellations were exacerbated by factors beyond just understaffing, and flights were canceled with little notice, but Alaska is cutting its services from from Wichita to Seattle in advance, suggesting that it expects staffing problems to persist.

Analysts and policymakers aren't sure when the labor market will recover. Chief financial officers at some of the UK's biggest companies told Deloitte that they expect the labor shortage to continue into 2023. UBS said in late July that it saw some signs that the labor shortage would end soon, but data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the number of workers quitting their jobs is continuing to soar.

Earlier this month, Goldman Sachs said it stuck by its forecast that the US unemployment rate would fall to 4.2% by the end of 2021 and 3.5% by the end of 2022 as more people return to work. Bank of America has also forecast the same figures.

The unemployment rate has been steadily declining after peaking at 14.8% in April 2020, when companies laid off staff due to the pandemic. In September it dropped to 4.8%.

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How to use Wi-Fi calling and make phone calls even without a cell signal

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Wi-Fi calling can come in handy when you're traveling.
  • Wi-Fi calling allows you to make calls using a Wi-Fi connection instead of a cellular connection.
  • Wi-Fi calling is available on nearly every popular phone, and nearly every major cell carrier lets you use it for free.
  • If you have spotty cell service, Wi-Fi calling is a great way to make sure your calls don't drop.
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If you've had a cellphone for a long time, you've probably heard of Wi-Fi calling. Wi-Fi calling is a great feature that helps you make quality phone calls even when your cell reception is weak.

Here's what you should know about Wi-Fi calling, including how to set it up on your phone.

How to turn on Wi-Fi calling

The exact way to turn on Wi-Fi calls on your phone will depend on what phone you have. Here's how to enable Wi-Fi calling on your iPhone or Android.

On an iPhone

1. Open your phone's Settings app and tap the Cellular option to open your cellular network menu.

2. Find the Wi-Fi Calling option and tap it.

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Open the "Wi-Fi Calling" menu.

3. Toggle the Wi-Fi Calling switch to the left, so it turns green.

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Tap the switch so it toggles to the right.

4. A pop-up will appear, giving you more details about the sort of information that gets sent to your cell phone carrier when you enable Wi-Fi calling. Read to make sure you're okay with the terms, then tap Enable.

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Tap "Enable" in the pop-up menu.

5. Another pop-up will appear, asking you to confirm your address - this is so if you call 911 with Wi-Fi, emergency services will know your location. The appearance of this pop-up may change slightly based on your cellular carrier. Confirm your address, then tap Next.

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Confirm your address using the form given.

6. Follow the on-screen instructions from your carrier to finish setting up Wi-Fi calling on your device.

On Android

1. Open your phone's dialer - the screen where you type in phone numbers - and tap the three dots in the top-right corner.

2. Select Settings.

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Open your dialer app's settings.

3. In the menu that appears, tap Wi-Fi calling and then tap the switch next to it so it flips to the right.

4. You'll be asked to confirm that you want to enable Wi-Fi calls, and then you'll have to enter your address - this is so if you call 911 with Wi-Fi, emergency services will know your location.

Once you've done both, Wi-Fi calling will be enabled.

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Democratic senators say they don’t trust Facebook with digital currency and urge the company to stop Novi launch

Facebook logo and a cryptocurrency coin are pictured in Kyiv on 29 July, 2021.

Democratic senators on Tuesday called on Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to stop the launch of its new cryptocurrency wallet Novi, which the social media giant unveiled earlier in the day.

"Facebook cannot be trusted to manage a payment system or digital currency when its existing ability to manage risks and keep consumers safe has proven wholly insufficient," the senators said in a letter dated October 19. "We urge you to immediately discontinue your Novi pilot and to commit that you will not bring Diem to market."

The two-page letter came from the office of Senator Brian Schatz and was signed by Elizabeth Warren, Tina Smith, Richard Blumenthal, and Sherrod Brown.

On Tuesday, Facebook announced that users in the US and Guatemala can now sign up for the pilot program.

Through Novi, a standalone app like Instagram and WhatsApp, users will be able to transfer money abroad instantly and with no fees. Novi users will be able to transact paxos dollar or USDP, a stablecoin created in 2018 whose value is pegged to the US dollar.

"On multiple occasions, Facebook has committed not to launch a digital currency absent federal financial regulators' approval," the senators said, citing a remark Zuckerberg made in 2019 before the House Financial Services Committee in which he said Facebook will not launch a payments system unless US regulators sign off.

At that time, Zuckerberg was referring to Diem, a Facebook blockchain-based payment system formerly known as libra. The project was ultimately shelved after a series of congressional hearings in 2019.

"Facebook's decision to pursue a digital currency and payments network is just one more example of the company 'moving fast and breaking things' (and in too many cases, misleading Congress in order to do so)," the senators added.

The senators also highlighted the comment of David Marcus during the unveiling of the product. Marcus, the head of Novi, said his team will "not launch without the proper regulatory framework." But stablecoins, the senators countered, and the risks that come with it, are still being discussed in the senate.

"In addition to the risks products like Diem pose to financial stability, you have not offered a satisfactory explanation for how Diem will prevent illicit financial flows and other criminal activity," the senators said.

At the beginning of the letter, the senators also underscored what they see as harmful effects on society due to its "relentless pursuit of profits at the expense of its users."

As for Novi, a spokesperson said: "We look forward to responding to the Committee's letter."

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Supreme Court refuses to stop vaccine mandates for health workers in Maine – the first time it weighed in on a statewide mandate

  • The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to hear an emergency appeal of vaccine requirements for Maine health care workers.
  • The high court has previously rejected a challenge to a vaccine mandate for New York City teachers.
  • Vaccine mandates have been challenged across the country over the pandemic.

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stop a state-imposed COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers in Maine that's expected to take effect next week.

The high court declined to hear an emergency appeal of the Maine vaccine requirement. The order was handed down by Justice Stephen Breyer, a Democratic appointee assigned to the First Circuit, which covers Maine.

It's not the first time the court has rejected challenges to vaccine mandates. Earlier this month, Democratic-appointed Justice Sonia Sotomayor refused to hear an emergency appeal from public school teachers opposed to a vaccine requirement in New York City.

Likewise, former President Donald Trump's latest appointee, Justice Amy Coney Barrett, chose not to block a vaccine requirement for students and staff at Indiana University in August.

The Maine case is the first time the Supreme Court considered a statewide vaccine mandate. Democratic Gov. Janet Mills announced on September 2 that she will begin enforcing the requirement to health care workers on October 29, allowing them more time to get their shots against coronavirus. The decision was backed by major health care organizations in the state.

"Anyone who is placed in the care of a health care worker has the right to expect - as do their families - that they will receive high-quality, safe care from fully vaccinated staff," Mills said at the time.

A national religious organization, Liberty Counsel, sued Mills and other Maine officials in an effort to block the mandate. The group said it represented over 2,000 health care workers in the state who don't want to be obliged to get vaccinated.

A federal judge rejected the lawsuit and later, a federal appeals court affirmed the ruling. Liberty Counsel then filed an emergency appeal to the Supreme Court, which denied to hear it on Tuesday.

Most health care workers in Maine have complied with getting vaccinated, according to the Associated Press.

There is longstanding Supreme Court precedent that allows state governments to impose vaccine requirements. The right was upheld in 1905, when the court decided Massachusetts can require vaccines against smallpox.

Still, opponents of vaccine mandates have sought to challenge requirements being imposed in states across the country to combat the coronavirus pandemic. National and state lawmakers, mainly Republican, have heavily criticized mandates as an infringement of personal liberties.

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Brazilian congressional panel set to recommend mass homicide charges against Jair Bolsonaro over COVID-19 response: report

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro in Brasilia, Brazil, on February 24, 2021.
  • A Brazilian congressional panel is set to accuse Bolsonaro of homicide over his COVID-19 response.
  • The NYT obtained excerpts of a report on the panel's six month investigation in Brazil's outbreak.
  • The report also accuses Bolsonaro of genocide against indigenous peoples in the Amazon.

A Brazilian congressional panel is poised to recommend mass homicide charges against President Jair Bolsonaro over his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, alleging that he deliberately allowed people to die in a futile attempt to foster herd immunity, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.

The Times obtained excerpts of a 1,200-page report compiled by the 11-member committee of Brazilian senators who conducted a six month investigation into Brazil's COVID-19 outbreak. The report blames more than half of Brazil's COVID-19 death toll (over 603,000 in total) on Bolsonaro's policies. It also accuses the Brazilian president of "genocide" against the indigenous peoples in the Amazon, who have been hit especially hard by the pandemic, the Times reported.

"Many of these deaths were preventable," Renan Calheiros, a Brazilian senator and the lead author of the report, told the Times on Monday. "I am personally convinced that he is responsible for escalating the slaughter."

The Brazilian president, much like other strongman leaders around the world, has repeatedly scoffed at public health recommendations and pandemic restrictions while sowing doubts about the life-saving vaccine. Bolsonaro says he is not vaccinated for the deadly virus.

Bolsonaro, who has been criticized across the world for his authoritarian tendencies, in March told people to "stop whining" about the devastating impact of the COVID-19 outbreak in his country.

Last July, Bolsonaro contracted COVID-19 after repeatedly downplaying the threat of the virus.

"With my history as an athlete, if I were infected with the virus, I would have no reason to worry. I would feel nothing, or it would be at most just a little flu," Bolsonaro said in March 2020.

After contracting COVID-19, however, Bolsonaro said he felt weak and had "mold" in his lungs.

But getting the virus did not change Bolsonaro's tone on the pandemic, and he continued to refuse to take it seriously.

As the death toll from the virus mounted, Bolsonaro back in April denied being "genocidal."

"They called me homophobic, racist, fascist, a torturer and now... what is it now? Now I am ... someone who kills a lot of people? Genocidal. Now, I'm genocidal," Bolsonaro told supporters outside the Presidential Palace in Brasilia, per CNN. "What am I not blamed for here in Brazil?"

Brazil's death toll from COVID-19 is the second highest in the world, surpassed only by the US.

According to the Times, the report from the Brazilian congressional panel also recommends charges against 69 other people, including three of Bolsonaro's sons.

It's unclear whether the report will result in any criminal charges, the Times said, but it's indicative of the growing schism plaguing Brazilian politics and comes as Bolsonaro vies for re-election next year. Bolsonaro's approval rating has rapidly plummeted amid the pandemic.

If Bolsonaro is formally charged, he would be removed from office for 180 days as the country's Supreme Court decided the case, a Brazilian law professor told the Times.

The Brazilian government did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Insider.

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‘The Bachelorette’ returns with a new season on October 19 – here’s how to watch Michelle Young’s search for love

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Michelle Young appeared on season 25 of "The Bachelor."
  • A new season of "The Bachelorette" premieres on October 19.
  • Michelle Young, an elementary school teacher, is this season's bachelorette.
  • You can watch new episodes as they air on ABC, or the day after their original broadcast on Hulu.

Season 18 of "The Bachelorette" premieres on October 19 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. The two-hour season premiere will introduce 30 new suitors who want to build a romantic connection with Michelle Young.

After weeks of one-on-one dates, rose ceremonies, and hometown visits, Young could potentially choose one of the men to be her husband.

Michelle Young is a 28-year-old fifth-grade teacher from Minnesota. She originally appeared on season 25 of "The Bachelor" featuring Matt James, and made it all the way to the finale.

How to watch 'The Bachelorette' season 18

Season 18 of "The Bachelorette" premieres on ABC on October 19 at 8 p.m. ET. New episodes air weekly on Tuesdays.

If you don't have cable, you can watch new episodes of "The Bachelorette" as they air through any live TV streaming service with access to ABC. Multiple platforms, like Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV, and Fubo TV, include ABC as part of their channel lineup.

All three services start at $65 a month. Fubo TV offers the biggest selection of channels in its base package, but YouTube TV and Hulu + Live TV are both giving new subscribers a $10 discount on their first three months of service. Hulu + Live TV also has the added bonus of including Hulu's entire on-demand library of movies and shows.

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For viewers who are willing to wait a day, new episodes of "The Bachelorette" are expected to arrive on Hulu's on-demand service the day after they air on ABC. This is the cheapest option to stream the latest season, as Hulu's on-demand service starts at just $7 a month for ad-supported streaming.

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How to watch past seasons of 'The Bachelorette'

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Hannah Brown and Tyler Cameron in season 15 of "The Bachelorette."

No streaming service has the full catalog of previous seasons of "The Bachelorette," but Hulu, HBO Max, and Netflix all have select seasons available for you to watch right now.

In addition to upcoming episodes from the current season, you can watch season 12 with JoJo Fletcher and season 13 with Rachel Lindsay on Hulu. On HBO Max, you can watch season 11 with Kaitlyn Bristowe, season 14 with Becca Kufrin, and season 15 with Hannah Brown. Netflix only gives you access to season six of "The Bachelorette" with Ali Fedotowsky.

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What other reality TV shows can I watch on Hulu?

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Colton Underwood came out as gay after season 23 of "The Bachelor."

Between rose ceremonies on "The Bachelorette," fans of the series may enjoy watching various other reality TV shows that are available to stream on Hulu. Select episodes from "Bachelor in Paradise" season one, two, three, and seven are part of the Hulu catalog. You can also watch season 20 of "The Bachelor" with Ben Higgins and season 23 with Colton Underwood.

"Dancing with the Stars," "The Voice," and "The Masked Singer" are other popular reality TV shows you can watch with a subscription to Hulu.

For even more entertainment options, check out Insider's roundups of the best TV shows, movies, and originals that you can watch on Hulu.

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