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With Amazon Ablaze, Brazil Faces Global Backlash: ‘Lungs of the Earth Are in Flames’

VideoThe rain forest, critical to absorbing the planet’s carbon dioxide, has seen an increase in deforestation under Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro.CreditCreditUeslei Marcelino/ReutersAug. 22, 2019, 7:06 p.m. ETRIO DE JANEIRO — As dozens of fires scorched large swaths of the Amazon, the Brazilian government on Thursday struggled to contain growing global outrage over its environmental policies,…

How Wayne LaPierre Survived a Revolt at the N.R.A.

Previously undisclosed documents reveal a sweeping effort by top officials and lawyers to oust the longtime head of the N.R.A. Not only has he remained, but he continues to influence the president. ImageWayne LaPierre, the chief executive of the National Rifle Association, has run the organization for a quarter-century.CreditCreditJustin Sullivan/Getty ImagesAug. 22, 2019Updated 7:54 p.m.…

Is Your Child Emotionally Ready for College?

August brings the familiar ritual of parents and soon-to-be college freshmen packing up for move-in day. Amid the final flurry of preparations, there’s one task that shouldn’t be overlooked: anticipating and discussing the challenges ahead. Despite their academic talents and extracurricular achievements, many teenagers now headed to college lack the emotional maturity for their first…

Trump Wants To Detain Migrant Families Indefinitely. He Can’t.

The White House dramatically escalated its campaign to scare Central American families away from crossing the U.S. border on Wednesday, as officials announced plans to cancel the 1997 Flores settlement. The change would eliminate restrictions requiring the release of migrant children from family detention centers within 20 days.  But the White House plan is going…

Major Hispanic Journalist Group Rejects Fox News As Conference Sponsor

A prominent Hispanic journalist organization rescinded Fox News’ sponsorship of an upcoming national conference and denounced the conservative news organization for promoting racism. The president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists said the organization would return the $16,666 that Fox News gave NAHJ to sponsor the conference. “The line between commentary and journalism was crossed…

Google pushed an exception through to allow US Customs and Border Protection to try a key cloud product for free, even as 1,300 Google employees protest any work with the agency

The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency is testing a buzzy new Google Cloud product — an expedited trial with the federal agency that was pushed through by Google executives amid employee protests. The CBP — the federal agency that enforces immigration laws at and around the border — has been given a free…

These are the unusual ways WeWork founder Adam Neumann has made millions, and stands to make more, from his $47 billion company about to go public

WeWork cofounder and CEO Adam Neumann. Jackal Pan/Getty Images This story requires our BI Prime membership. To read the full article, simply click here to claim your deal and get access to all exclusive Business Insider PRIME content. WeWork CEO Adam Neumann has led the company since cofounding it in 2010. It is scheduled to…

A millennial wealth manager at a $500 million firm breaks down the advice he gives clients either looking to have a kid or buy a home

Having a child and buying a home are both major events that can ripple through a person's life. The financial effects are large and can be difficult to get in perspective. Scott Doré has gone through that decision-making process with many of his clients. He's a partner at Evoke Wealth, a $500 million firm based…