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Audible brings jobs, hope to Newark, New Jersey

Newark, New Jersey has seen its share of hard times. Most recently, like Flint, Michigan, it's found itself battling a lead water crisis, but a lot is looking up in the "brick city." Some of the success is thanks to innovative, public-private partnerships like the one formed between the city and the audiobook company, Audible. Michelle Miller reports.
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Haim turns people's terrible mornings into hilariously dorky songs
Haim could sing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" and it'd still be a bop.  Which is probably why BBC Radio 1 DJ Greg James asked the trio to turn listeners' songs into catchy songs.  Take Autumn's story, for instance. This caller recounted a miserable ordeal to James — she ran out of petrol, her car broke down, and she had to ring up her dad Gareth to come rescue her. Enter Haim, songstresses extraordinaire, who turned this terrible anecdote into a hilariously dorky yet highly catchy song.  "I'm driving in the roundabout, put my foot on the gas pedal, but nothing seems to come out, I'm not moving, not grooving," sang Este.  Read more...More about Radio 1, Haim, Entertainment, and Music
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Listen to Episode 12 of ‘We Hear’: Sexiest Magazine War Alive
Don’t mess with sexy. People warns Us Weekly to stay away from their signature Sexiest Man Alive franchise. Lamar Odom is engaged again, but is it for love or a TV show? “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Cynthia Bailey stops by. There can only be ONE sexiest man alive — at least in the magazine...
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Iraqi spy chief warns ISIS is rebuilding
ISIS financiers have escaped and are planning mass jailbreaks and a resurgence after the death of leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Iraq's intelligence chief tells CNN in a rare interview.
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Record crowd watches Arsenal beat Tottenham in Women's Super League
If you build it, they will come.
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How the path to the Democratic presidential nomination is different in 2020
The Democratic Party will officially nominate a 2020 presidential candidate at its convention next July, but not before a long primary season that kicks off with the Iowa caucuses in February and ends with the Puerto Rican primary in June.
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Teen student arrested for alleged social media threat toward California high school
A 17-year-old student has been arrested for allegedly making a threat on social media toward Ramona High School in Riverside, California, police said.
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70% of Americans say Trump’s actions tied to Ukraine were wrong: POLL
A slim majority of Americans, 51%, believe Trump’s actions were wrong and he should be impeached and removed from office.
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Elon Musk congratulated Ford on its all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV, a threat to Tesla
REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File Photo Ford unveiled the electric Mustang Mach-E SUV on Sunday, a challenger to Tesla. Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted his congratulations to Ford, saying the move would "encourage other carmakers to go electric too." Ford, along with other conventional automakers, has been breaking more and more into the electric vehicle market. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Elon Musk tweeted his welcome to Ford's new electric vehicle, the Mustang Mach-E SUV. More and more conventional automakers have been breaking into the electric vehicle market, tapping into the market which Tesla has sought to dominate.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Why it's so hard for planes to land on waterSee Also:Elon Musk and YouTuber Casey Neistat bonded over a Tesla engineer's massive 'selfie stick' extender poleElon Musk just revealed the location of Tesla's next factoryElon Musk has been an excellent salesman for Tesla's Model 3, according to a survey of 5,000 ownersSEE ALSO: Elon Musk's plan to build a new Tesla factory in Germany makes no sense. Here's why.
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HP rejects $33.5 billion takeover bid by Xerox
HP Inc. says its board has rejected a roughly $33.5 billion takeover offer from Xerox. The Palo Alto, California-based company said Sunday that the cash and stock deal undervalues its business and its board cited concerns about “outsized” debt levels should the companies combine. HP, which makes computers and printers, said it recognizes the potential...
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Impeachment updates: Democrats prep for flurry of hearings
The House Intelligence Committee will hear testimony from eight witnesses, including several at the center of the impeachment probe
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Prosecutors in Giuliani investigation interested in talking to Ukrainian energy company
Federal prosecutors in New York who are investigating Rudy Giuliani are seeking to interview people with knowledge of Ukraine's state-run oil-and-gas company, Naftogaz, according to two people familiar with the matter, suggesting investigators have opened a line of inquiry into whether Giuliani and his associates sought to secure energy deals by asserting influence on the company.
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Hong Kong police use tear gas at campus protests flash point
Protesters tried to break through police line that's been trapping hundreds in Hong Kong Polytechnic University
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The product manager secrets to surviving the 3 pivotal startup phases
To succeed, product managers must demonstrate a specific set of core competencies — no matter where they work. But, the role of the product manager in a startup is particularly hard to define. They operate with a wide range of responsibilities and huge pressure to deliver results, often without reporting authority.  How is the role of a product manager in a startup different from a large company? The path of a startup is never predictable. As it meanders — discovering, fine-tuning, and pivoting — product managers shape the way forward, far more so than in a larger organization which have… This story continues at The Next Web
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The AirPods Pro have me dreaming of reality-suppressing tech
Boris is the wise ol’ CEO of TNW who writes a weekly column on everything about being an entrepreneur in tech — from managing stress to embracing awkwardness. You can get his musings straight to your inbox by signing up for his newsletter! A few weeks ago I lost my AirPods on the London tube. The same evening I arrived back home in Amsterdam I received a press release for the new AirPods Pro that was about to become available two days later. I ordered them within minutes of receiving the press release, and have been using them ever since.… This story continues at The Next Web
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Thomasina Miers' recipe for braised hispi cabbage with chorizo and chickpeas | The Simple Fix
A garlicky braised cabbage infused with chorizo and topped with creme fraiche that’s as good on its own as it is with riceHealthy eating is big news, but we are simultaneously being told that the nutrition in food is plummeting as soil is overworked from intensive farming.My response is to cook with as many whole ingredients as possible – organic, where I can – since we now know that essential nutrients come from good soil. The brassica family is a good place to start: naturally full of vitamins, minerals and fibre – that discreet, understated element that keeps our guts in such good check. These leafy greens are also great-value, so you can feed many for a lot less. Continue reading...
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Members of both parties see impeachment as a political winner in 2020, new Iowa poll finds
As impeachment hearings play out on Capitol Hill, Iowans on both sides of the political spectrum see the inquiry as a boost to their party's chances of winning the general election next November, according to a new CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll.
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Jets’ Le’Veon Bell, running-game show some signs of life
LANDOVER, Md. — The Jets running game showed some signs of life Sunday. They rushed for 115 yards, the first time they topped the 100-yard mark this season. “We didn’t have the penalties that we’ve had before,” coach Adam Gase said after the Jets’ 34-17 win over the Redskins. “We were in a lot more...
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Dear Care and Feeding: My Adopted Daughter Gets Upset When I Say She Didn’t Grow Up “in My Tummy”
Parenting advice on adoption, talking to children about reproductive assistance, and a great grandma.
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Star Wars: Beyond the *Rise of Skywalker*
The franchise hasn't really been about the movies for a long time. Three writers explore the outer edges of the Star Wars storyverse.
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Padmé Amidala, Queen of Empty Space
Her full story isn't found in the Star Wars movies—but in the fragments left behind.
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Everybody Loves Rey, a Star Wars Story
Daisy Ridley's character is a misfit scavenger, with a no-nonsense wardrobe to match. That's why cosplaying rebels have embraced her outfit—and her power.
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A Journey to Galaxy's Edge, the Nerdiest Place on Earth
How Disney's Imagineers created a whole new part of the Star Wars universe.
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The 10 dumbest mistakes from NFL Week 11, ranked
Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports Jon Gruden went to the locker room too early, the Broncos’ poor clock management proved costly, and yep, even the refs don’t know what PI is. If NFL Week 10 was defined by the unexpected, Week 11 was all about a return to normalcy. And just like Warren G. Harding’s presidency, this week did not lack any drama whatsoever. It started on Thursday, when a brawl between the Steelers and Browns turned into Myles Garrett getting served an indefinite suspension for hitting Mason Rudolph with his own helmet. It continued on Saturday, with Colin Kaepernick deciding to hold his own workout rather than meet the NFL’s weird and unreasonable demands. So yeah, the week was already A LOT before we got to Sunday. Luckily, that’s when the NFL decided to chill and give us some good old-fashioned goofiness. Most of Sunday’s dumbest mistakes were of the light-hearted variety, a nice reprieve from the more serious NFL happenings leading up to it. (The rest? All we can say is the refs are at it again.) Overall, it was an enjoyable Sunday of football. Well, except for anyone who tuned in for the rock fight between the Bears and Rams on Sunday Night Football. We’re sorry. Next time, just watch Watchmen instead. That’s what we should’ve done. Our poor viewing choices aside, here are the other lapses in judgment around the NFL in Week 11: 10. The Ravens tried a fake field goal (not well, mind you) John Harbaugh has Lamar Jackson at quarterback, which means he’s got way better options on fourth-and-4 than a fake field goal carry from a tight end. And yet, Jackson stayed on the bench as the Ravens failed to fool Houston with a fake field goal from 55 yards out. John Harbaugh called a fake FG, he lost.pic.twitter.com/pLP3VPMrXl— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) November 17, 2019 Mark Andrews lost two yards on the ill-devised play, making it just the fourth time in 14 attempts the Ravens had gone for it on fourth down and failed to convert. Luckily for the Ravens, they didn’t end up needing those points against the Texans after going on to cream them 41-7. 9. Jon Gruden thought the first half was over when it wasn’t The Bengals missed a field goal near the end of the first half against the Raiders. Apparently, Oakland head coach Jon Gruden thought that was the actual end of the half. Not exactly! There were four seconds left on the clock and Gruden’s team had to run a play. But Gruden had already jogged off into the tunnel by himself: Jon Gruden pic.twitter.com/1PajXimWQc— Keith Albertson (@KeithTVGuy) November 17, 2019 Gruden eventually realized the half wasn’t over, and jogged back out. Derek Carr took a knee, and Gruden turned right back around to go into the tunnel again: Little things like the game clock are of little concern to the man! Obviously, that’s an exaggeration. Mistakes happen. Fortunately, the potential negative effects are ... dunno, Carr going crazy and throwing a Hail Mary instead of a kneeldown, because what else do you do when your coach is gone? Think how surprised Gruden would be if he left briefly, came back, and his team had another touchdown! Or the other team had one ... OK, that’d be unlikely. But admit it, you could totally see the Raiders doing that. 8. The 49ers had yet ANOTHER touchdown called back Trailing the Cardinals in the second half, the 49ers got a touchdown out of tight end Ross Dwelley to take the lead. Or, uh, they would have taken the lead if the touchdown counted. Instead, it was called back due to a holding penalty on Weston Richburg. The 49ers are very used to this kind of thing, as they have now had seven (7!) touchdowns called back due to penalties this season. No, really. They had three of them in Week 1 against the Buccaneers, one against the Bengals, one against the Panthers, and one in each game against the Cardinals this season. Two were offensive pass interference calls, four were holding calls, and one was an illegal formation. It’s worth noting that the holding on Richburg was questionable: Seems like a ticky-tack hold on Richburg on that play. Not sure I would’ve called it. #49ers pic.twitter.com/8Hvd7a2Cvk— Akash Anavarathan (@akashanav) November 17, 2019 And there was another one on him later in the game that made no sense (and it came immediately after the Cardinals got screwed on a bad call, so ... balance?), but still. This is officially a trend for the 49ers. They would go on to beat the Cardinals in a game that went down to the wire, and it’s because it went down to the wire that this trend is problematic. The 49ers haven’t lost any of the games in which they’ve had a touchdown called back, but there have been some close calls. Eventually, sloppy play in and around the red zone could bite them. 7. Taven Bryan cost the Jaguars by not falling on a fumble We can only imagine the dreams that 300-pound players have about scoring touchdowns. It had to be what Jaguars defensive tackle Taven Bryan was thinking when a fumble bounced across the turf right in front of him. Instead of falling on it and securing a possession for the Jaguars deep in Colts territory, he tried to scoop it up. You can guess how that scenario ended. Yann gets strip sacks.@YannickNgakoue | #DUUUVAL pic.twitter.com/DNCKnml4TT— #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) November 17, 2019 The mistake by Bryan erased a chance to take over just outside the red zone late in the first half. The Jaguars forced a punt one play later, but got the ball on their own 23-yard line — essentially making it a 50- to 60-yard error. Nick Foles throwing an interception on the very first play of Jacksonville’s ensuing drive didn’t help much either. 6. Sam Darnold showed he needs to learn when a play is dead A big reason the Jets drafted Darnold with the No. 3 overall pick in 2018 was because he thrives in chaos and keeps plays alive. Sometimes, though, he does that a little too much. The Jets were in control from start to finish against Washington, so there was no reason for Darnold to force a throw into traffic when a screen play fell apart. Especially a throw downfield when he had a defender in his face. we see you @JonBostic#NYJvsWAS pic.twitter.com/Q6Sfoan7dA— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) November 17, 2019 The Washington offense stalled immediately, but was still set up close enough to kick a 44-yard field goal and get on the scoreboard. The interception was Darnold’s 10th of the year in only seven games. His four touchdowns showed why the future can still be bright for Darnold, but the turnovers have to stop eventually. 5. Kyle Allen’s first of four INTs was a horrible decision all around Sunday was not Kyle Allen’s day. The second-year Panthers quarterback threw for 325 yards, but he also had zero touchdowns and four interceptions in a 29-3 loss to the Falcons. The first of those picks came in the first quarter, and well, it set the tone for the whole game: Terrible decision for Kyle Allen to throw this INT. pic.twitter.com/zOWVS13REv— Billy M (@BillyM_91) November 17, 2019 It’s the first quarter and you’re only down 3-0. Next time, just throw it away. The Falcons’ defense came into the game with just two picks, while Allen now has nine interceptions in the last four weeks (cc: Cam Newton). 4. O.J. Howard launched himself back into Bruce Arians’ doghouse Howard had 565 receiving yards in 10 games last season, but he’d fallen out of favor with his offense under new head coach Arians this fall. He’d been held out of the end zone and had only 2.2 catches per game until Week 10, when he emerged for a season-high seven targets, four receptions, and a touchdown. Any argument that made about his place in the Buccaneers’ lineup was quickly undone on Sunday. Demario Davis with an off-the-back INT @demario__davis pic.twitter.com/4Jp1cyIBN7— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) November 17, 2019 The Saints turned this opportunity into a touchdown one play later, giving them an early 13-0 lead. Howard didn’t see a target the rest of the day. 3. The officials failed to call PI on Marlon Humphrey ... twice Deshaun Watson got bold facing fourth-and-2 at the Baltimore 33. He launched a pass to his single-covered All-Pro wideout, then waited for DeAndre Hopkins to make a play. Except he couldn’t, because cornerback Marlon Humphrey was draped all over him. Humphrey definitely interfered with Hopkins. It’s being challenged but won’t hold my breath they overturn it. pic.twitter.com/ajhRLAJgFW— Steve Gallo (@SteveGalloNFL) November 17, 2019 Officials didn’t see any pass interference on the play, so Houston coach Bill O’Brien threw a challenge flag in hopes they’d reconsider. As is tradition, they did not, and instead of getting a first down at the 1-yard line, the Texans ceded the ball to the Ravens at the 33. Hopkins voiced his displeasure with the non-call after and will likely face a fine for doing that — even though he’s very, very right. 2. The refs flagged a Cardinals linebacker for getting tackled Pass interference is a disaster in 2019. Not because officials are any worse at figuring out whether or not they should throw the flag, but because there’s now an option to challenge and it’s mostly pointless. In almost all cases, a replay review doesn’t overturn the call on the field (the Hopkins play on this list is a perfect example). That’s probably why Kliff Kingsbury didn’t challenge the very silly defensive pass interference call on linebacker Joe Walker. This was called pass interference on the #AZCardinals #redsea #NFL #AZvsSF #NFLSunday pic.twitter.com/ZUwmaUC74P— GlendaleCardinals (@YotesGlendale) November 17, 2019 His crime on the play was getting tackled by 49ers fullback Kyle Juszczyk, apparently. Kingsbury actually pulled off the rare successful challenge of pass interference earlier in the game. If he pulled it off again, he would’ve received a third challenge, but that was a risky proposition early in the third quarter with so much game left to play. The decision paid off when Jimmy Garoppolo threw an interception a few plays later. 1. The Broncos wasted so much clock at the end of the game Minnesota came back from a 20-0 deficit to take a four-point lead against Denver with 6:01 left. The Broncos returned the ensuing kickoff to the 40-yard line, leaving them with more than enough time for a 60-yard drive for a game-winning touchdown. Somehow, though, the Broncos ran out of time despite the Vikings never touching the ball again. In the first four minutes of the drive, Denver ran 11 plays (two were erased by penalties) and got 30 yards. That’s rough clock management, but hey, the Broncos still had one timeout and only needed 30 more yards in the last two minutes. That’s when they had the great idea to go even slower. Just look at the huge 20-30 second chunks of clock disappearing between plays after the two-minute warning. The last play of that time suck was a clutch first down by Brandon Allen, followed by the Broncos casually allowing nearly 20 of the last 30 seconds of the game tick off the clock. Broncos should have had more than enough time to run one more play, but look how much time they wasted after the 4th down conversion.... pic.twitter.com/dX0uSCruDk— Zach Bye (@byesline) November 17, 2019 In the last 10 seconds, the Broncos threw three passes to the end zone and all of them were incomplete. The running game wasn’t an option because Denver wouldn’t have time to stop the clock. There also wasn’t time for a fourth-down try. An argument could be made for trying not to score too fast, but it’s a significant problem if you aren’t leaving yourself time to score at all in the first place.
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Spanish police find vast cannabis plantations hidden deep in forests
Six people arrested and 16,000 marijuana plants seized during operation in Aragón region Spanish police have arrested six people and seized 16,000 marijuana plants after an investigation into a spate of robberies led officers to two huge and sophisticated drug plantations hidden in remote pine forests.The operation began seven months ago when the national police force learned that an Albanian gang had been stealing cigarette vending machines from bars and petrol stations in the north-eastern region of Aragón. Continue reading...
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Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘200 Bitcoin devs assess new privacy and scaling upgrades’
Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Sloterdijk used to say: Bob’s your uncle! Bitcoin Price We closed the day, November 17 2019, at a price of $8,577. That’s a minor 0.33 percent increase in 24 hours, or $28. It was the highest closing price in two days. We’re still 57 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017). Bitcoin market cap Bitcoin’s market cap ended the day at… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin
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Can I Get Oral Sex From Another Guy and Not Be Gay?
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Rodney Reed's mother reacts to her son's stay of execution
Rodney Reed's mother, Sandra Reed, speaks out after her son was granted an indefinite stay of execution days before he was scheduled to die. Reed has been in prison for more than 20 years for a 1996 rape and murder he says he didn't commit. KEYE-TV's Tristan Balagtas reports.
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PM Johnson to tell business chiefs he will end uncertainty
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell business leaders on Monday that his pledge to take Britain out of the EU swiftly will end uncertainty and boost the economy, seeking to win over industrialists who have mainly opposed Brexit.
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Atletico Madrid's Alvaro Morata Says He 'Had More Worries in My Head' at Chelsea
Atletico Madrid striker Alvaro Morata has explained his recent good form is because he's no longer weighed down by concerns that used to affect him...
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David Dobrik said his earnings from YouTube went from $275,000 per month to under $2,000 after the 'Adpocalypse'
Men's Health One of YouTube's biggest stars David Dobrik revealed what he makes on the platform in a video interview with Men's Health. He said his videos used to fetch him just over $275,000 a month in revenue, whereas now he earns under $2,000. This is despite bringing in 200 million views every month — three times what his videos used to get. Dobrik's videos use copyrighted songs and they are a little more "inappropriate" than some other content on the platform, he said. "So right now I'm actually making less money a month on YouTube than I was when I was waiting tables at a retirement home," he said. "Which is pretty crazy." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. David Dobrik revealed his earnings fell dramatically after YouTube's "Adpocalypse" that saw many advertisers pull their sponsorships from the platform. Dobrik told Men's Health his videos used to fetch just over $275,000 a month in revenue, whereas now he only earns under $2,000, despite bringing in three times as many views. Dobrik, who has 14.5 million subscribers, rose to fame on YouTube with his iconic 4-minute 20-second vlogs that feature pranks, science experiments, and generous donations of cash and cars to friends and strangers.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A podiatrist explains heel spurs, the medical condition Trump said earned him a medical deferment from VietnamSee Also:Trisha Paytas' $150,000 Lamborghini got stolen and she raged against her 'hella ghetto' building where it was keptA YouTuber used an Ed Sheeran lookalike to trick influencers and tabloids into believing that the real singer was at the KSI vs Logan Paul fightJaclyn Hill is teasing the launch of a new beauty product following her disastrous lipstick line
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Leaked cables reveal scale of Iran's influence in Iraq
Tehran effectively has free rein across key institutions of state, leaked documents showIranian intelligence officers have co-opted much of the Iraqi government’s cabinet, infiltrated its military leadership, and even tapped into a network of sources once run by the CIA, leaked cables have revealed.So prevalent is Iran in Iraq’s affairs that Iranian officers effectively have free rein across key institutions of state and are central to much of the country’s decision making, according to the cables, which were passed to the Intercept and shared with the New York Times. Continue reading...
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This stylish coffee machine lets you grind fresh beans in your own kitchen
TL;DR: The authentic Sage Barista Express coffee machine is on sale for £364.99 on Amazon, saving you 39% on list price. Genuine espresso is not something that is confined to your favourite coffee shop. In fact, you can grind your own beans and create great tasting espresso from the comfort of your home, with a little help from the Barista Express. This stylish and versatile coffee machine from Sage allows you to grind beans right before extraction, with interchangeable filters and a choice of automatic or manual operation to guarantee authentic café-level results. SEE ALSO: 8 of the best espresso machines in the UK Read more...More about Coffee Machine, Sage, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Uk, and Uk Deals
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Cleaning Up After My Brother’s Fatal Overdose
The mark he left in the world was his bloodstain. I hired a trauma cleaning company to erase it.
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What We Learned in N.F.L. Week 11
The Vikings, the 49ers and the Patriots all overcame double-digit point deficits, and the Ravens obliterated the Texans in a week that kept people guessing.
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The 50 Best Nonfiction Books of the Past 25 Years
It’s time to celebrate the writers who illuminate, investigate, and make sense of the world we live in.
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North Korea says it won’t give Trump a summit for free
North Korea responded to a tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump, saying it has no interest in giving him further meetings to brag about unless it gets something substantial in return.
New York Post
Canadian court issues first ever ISP order to block a piracy website
A Canadian Federal court has ordered internet service providers (ISPs) to block a pirate IPTV service called GoldTV in a case that could lead to further internet censorship in Canada, according to Reclaim the Net. Canada's major ISPs, including Roger...
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Save £150 on these powerful Shark vacuum cleaners before Black Friday
TL;DR: Shark vacuum cleaners are on sale for up to 25% off, saving you £150 on list price. Vacuum cleaners aren't nearly as exciting as a lot of the other appliances that go on sale around this time of year, but this doesn't mean you shouldn't shop around for the best device and deal. There are a number of top brands to consider when it comes to vacuum cleaners, and you can't go wrong with a device from the likes of Dyson, Hoover, or Shark. There are plenty of other options out there, and we're not saying you couldn't find something better elsewhere, but these brands have a certain charm. SEE ALSO: The best vacuum cleaners in the UK Read more...More about Shark, Vacuum Cleaner, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Uk, and Uk Deals
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CHEAP: Sweat-time, piglet — there’s 50% off the Bose SoundSport headphones
Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap. CHEAP! I used to hate exercise. The thought of going into a gym surrounded by meatheads and working out until I was drenched in my own bodily fluids was… unappealing. Like, why bother doing that when I could just sit at home and watch TV? Then, at some point, that changed. These days I thoroughly enjoy going to the gym and find I feel awful if I don’t exercise a few times a week. But the hardest part of this change was the transition. It’s… This story continues at The Next Web
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Harry Styles threw shade at Zayn Malik in his 'Saturday Night Live' monologue
Will Heath / NBC / NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images Harry Styles threw some shade at his former One Direction bandmate Zayn Malik during his opening monologue as he hosted NBC's "Saturday Night Live" on November 16. Styles teased a One Direction reunion on the show (which didn't happen), before saying: "I love those guys. They're my brothers: Niall [Horan], Liam [Payne], Louis [Tomlinson]." Styles then paused in thought and said: "And uhh, Ringo." Malik left the band in 2015, saying at the time he had "four friends for life," but later telling press he "didn't make any friends from the band" and "never really wanted to be there." Payne told GQ this year that Malik "didn't even say goodbye" when he left, and that they "haven't really heard from him since." Watch Styles' full monologue below. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Youtube Embed: //www.youtube.com/embed/es7jXKXzW-Q Width: 800px Height: 450pxNOW WATCH: Most maps of Louisiana aren't entirely right. Here's what the state really looks like.See Also:Drake joked that he had signed a 10-year residency at Tyler, The Creator's festival after fans booed him off stageThe new 'Sonic the Hedgehog' trailer shows off the main character's redesign after fans blasted the original lookStella McCartney deleted an Instagram post after she was accused of using Megan Markle's Remembrance Day outfit to promote her clothing line
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Headstart raises $7 million for AI that tackles recruitment bias
Headstart is a platform that combines machine learning with myriad data sources to help companies reduce unconscious bias during recruitment.
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Colin Kaepernick holds workout in Atlanta
Free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick worked out in front of representatives from several NFL teams in Riverdale, Georgia. Andy Scholes caught up with Kaepernick's agent, Jeff Nalley, to break down the roller coaster day.
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TikTok hit 1.5 billion downloads, and is still outperforming Instagram
Costfoto / Barcroft Media via Getty Images App analytics site Sensor Tower reported Thursday that TikTok has been downloaded 1.5 billion times to date. The short-form video app continues to grow, with its downloads 6% stronger than this time last year. It is the third most-downloaded app outside of gaming this year. Numbers one and two are WhatsApp and Messenger, while four and five are the Facebook app and Instagram. TikTok poses a major threat to Facebook and Instagram in particular. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Short-form video giant TikTok is still gaining traction. According to data from analytics site Sensor Tower TikTok has hit 1.5 billion total downloads across the App Store and Google Play. It hit 1 billion downloads in February of this year, and has raked in 614 million downloads so far this year — which Sensor Tower notes is 6% more than this time last year.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Apple just released iOS 13.2 with 60 new emoji and emoji variations. Here's how everyday people submit their own emoji.See Also:TikTok is quietly testing a new feature that makes it easier for influencers to make money from their followersInstagram is now experimenting with removing 'likes' worldwideInstagram reveals it took down millions of pieces of harmful content last quarter, including child abuse imagery and terrorist propagandaSEE ALSO: Mark Zuckerberg says TikTok is a threat to democracy, but didn't say he spent 6 months trying to buy its predecessor
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Replacing Pratt engines in IndiGo fleet by end of January a challenge: CEO
Replacing all Pratt & Whitney engines on IndiGo's fleet of almost 100 Airbus planes by Jan. 31, as ordered by India's aviation watchdog, will be challenging but the airline aims to complete the work, its chief executive officer said on Monday.
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John Oliver takes an eye-opening look at the U.S. Census
The Census may seem a bit dull, but it's actually pretty darn important. As Late Week Tonight host John Oliver explains in the clip above, the count can affect funding for certain areas, as well as actual political seats. "It is critically important that people participate in a Census," Oliver explains. "For a start, Census data is used to evenly distribute political power across the states — seats in the House of Representatives are divided up based on population, and after every Census adjustments are made." The worry for 2020, though, is that fewer people may be inclined to take part in it — largely because of the news surrounding the Trump administration's (failed) attempt to add a question about citizenship. Read more...More about John Oliver, Last Week Tonight, Census, Entertainment, and Movies Tv Shows
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Trump reportedly shelved a ban on flavored e-cigarettes to avoid angering voters
Associated Press/Charlie Neibergall Donald Trump reportedly stalled a planned ban on flavored e-cigarettes, intended to combat the rise of teenage vaping, after hearing it could alienate voters and hurt his chances of reelection next year. The president backed off from vaping restrictions after political advisors and lobbyists warned him of potential pushback from his supporters, the New York Times reported. Trump tweeted last week he will meet with vaping, medical, and state representatives to "come up with an acceptable solution to the Vaping and E-cigarette dilemma." View Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Donald Trump reportedly stalled a planned ban on flavored e-cigarettes, intended to combat the rise of teenage vaping, after hearing it could alienate voters and hurt his chances of reelection next year. "We can't have our kids be so affected," the president said in an interview in September. "She's got a son, we together, that is a beautiful young man and she feels very, very strongly about it," he added, referring to his wife, Melania and their teenager, Barron.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A big-money investor in juggernauts like Facebook and Netflix breaks down the '3rd wave' firms that are leading the next round of tech disruptionSee Also:Trump hails 'cash' coming from US aid package to farmers caught in the China trade war's crosshairsState-owned oil giant Saudi Aramco is worth up to $1.7 trillion in a new IPO range, setting the stage for the world's largest public listingChaos, crazy ideas, and cashing in: Trump and WeWork's Adam Neumann have these 5 things in common
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Iran Intel Leak: Main Takeaways From Secret Cables
Leaked spy cables reveal how Iran came to dominate the political and military spheres in Iraq. Here’s what the hundreds of documents tell us.
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