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McCarthy defends decision to swap Jordan onto Intel Committee ahead of impeachment hearings

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said his decision to add Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, to the House Intelligence Committee ahead of the upcoming impeachment hearings was to add a foil to the committee’s Democratic chairman, Rep. Adam Schiff of California.
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Amnesty International: Chile using violence as a deterrent
The human rights group says the security forces are using violence is to discourage further protests.
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MLB labor talks don’t seem to be going very well
ARLINGTON, Texas — If you’ve been searching for the opportune time to visit Antarctica, consider 2022. It’s not like you’ll be missing any baseball. OK, it’s too soon to set in stone Major League Baseball’s first work stoppage since the 1994-95 dumpster fire that slashed and burned the game to within a few inches of...
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Martha Stewart Gives a Sharp Performance in This Knives Out Video and the Internet Responded Accordingly
For some people, holiday gatherings can be more spine-tingling than a horror movie. But Martha Stewart has you covered with all the right cutlery to ease the tension — or perhaps cut right through it. The domestic goddess is giving the internet a good scare in just one minute with a promotional video for Rian…
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Rams WR Brandin Cooks Says He Never Considered Retirement Amid Concussions
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks told reporters Thursday that he did not consider retirement after suffering his second concussion of the season (and fifth since ...
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CDC finds nearly 50 deaths now linked to vaping
The latest numbers have been revealed after another type of severe lung damage linked to vaping turned up in a young patient in Canada
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‘The Inheritance’ struggles at Broadway box office
It may not recoup its $9.5 million investment.
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School district shuts down amid possible norovirus outbreak
Hundreds of students and teachers have fallen ill
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No, China Did Not Secretly Detonate a Nuke in the South China Sea to Signal the Start of WWIII
The Chinese government has almost certainly not secretly detonated a tactical nuclear weapon in the South China Sea to send a warning signal to the United States, experts told Gizmodo, regardless of widespread claims to the contrary on social media.Read more...
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Impeachment witnesses describe frustration with Giuliani
Nearly every witness in the impeachment hearings so far has expressed frustration with Rudy Giuliani's role in Ukranian diplomacy. President Trump's personal attorney is not cooperating with the impeachment inquiry, but could testify before a Senate committee.
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Yankees throw weight behind Staten Island affiliate in minor league fight
ARLINGTON, Texas — While the Staten Island Yankees reside on baseball’s endangered species list, they have a very powerful defender in their corner. Yankees president Randy Levine, while attending the owners’ meetings, released a statement in support of the club’s short-season Single-A affiliate that has been recommended by Major League Baseball — as one of...
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Ex-Baltimore mayor pleads guilty to fraud and tax evasion
Hugh showed little emotion in court Thursday
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Electric vehicles need to emit sound. Here's how that happens.
Electric vehicles are a blank canvas. At least sonically. Without engine noises and with fewer moving parts, battery-powered vehicles make about as much noise as your cellphone. It's a much quieter experience than we're used to, after years of vrooming, revving, and other clanging coming from under the hood. The nearly silent experience has prompted new regulations in the U.S. and Europe, requiring carmakers to build in warning noises to alert pedestrians to oncoming hybrid and all-electric vehicles. It also means car companies are experimenting with the sound experience in an entirely new way. Read more...More about Electric Vehicles, Blind Community, Pedestrians, Tech, and Transportation
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The public impeachment hearings were a total GOP disaster
It's hard to imagine how the past three days could have gone worse for Republicans.
Politica
Edible Arrangements now has CBD treats
Edible Arrangements is taking the edible part of its name seriously. The company long known for selling chocolate-covered fruit bouquets is breaking into the buzzy CBD market with hemp-derived edibles. Edible Arrangements is debuting a line called “Incredible Edibles,” products that are infused with the non-psychoactive cannabis ingredient, reports CNN Business. The products — which...
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2019 in Review Fast Facts
Read CNN's Fast Facts to learn more about the events of 2019.
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U.S. warships sail in disputed South China Sea amid tensions
U.S. Navy warships, on two occasions in the past few days, sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea, U.S. officials told Reuters on Thursday, at a time of tension between the world's two largest economies.
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Now Twitter users can enable two-factor without linking a phone number
Twitter has finally made a change users have been waiting a long time to see. No, it's not editable tweets, but as of today everyone can enable two-factor authentication on their account without linking a phone number. While SMS-based two-factor can...
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Kim Kardashian wore a ring identical to the one that was stolen from her at gunpoint in Paris. Turns out, it's a fake.
Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images Kim Kardashian West recently made headlines when she appeared to be wearing the same exact engagement ring that was stolen when she was robbed at gunpoint in Paris in 2016.  But Kardashian West revealed that she had actually borrowed the ring from Lorraine Schwartz, who also designed the stolen 20-carat emerald-cut ring that Kanye West had given her in 2016. Kardashian West said Schwartz had a "little fake" replica of the engagement ring, which she borrowed for a recent photo shoot.  The reality TV star and her sisters Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian wore more than $30 million worth of diamonds for the photo shoot to promote Kardashian West's new fragrances.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Fans are used to seeing Kim Kardashian West dripping in jewels, but one recent photo shoot left them feeling confused.  Kardashian West made headlines when she appeared to be wearing the same exact engagement ring that was stolen when she was robbed at gunpoint during Paris Fashion Week in 2016. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Here's how to escape a flooding vehicleSee Also:Pete Buttigieg is running for president in 2020. Here's everything we know about the candidate and how he stacks up against the competition.14 things millennials do completely differently from their parentsA couple had an Olive Garden wedding complete with a late-night breadstick bar
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Formal charges are announced against Israel's prime minister, we tour a major sports venue, milk sales decline in the U.S., and a man calls an airplane home.
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Exclusive: FBI official under investigation after allegedly altering document in 2016 Russia probe
An FBI official is under criminal investigation after allegedly altering a document related to 2016 surveillance of a Trump campaign adviser, several people briefed on the matter told CNN.
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Yale women's soccer coach out amid sexual misconduct allegations
Former students who played with the coach at the University of New Haven from 2003 to 2009 alleged that he had inappropriate relationships with students.
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Carmelo Anthony's Trainer Says He's Focused on Defense, Moving Ball in Workouts
Carmelo Anthony recognized he needed to improve his decision-making and make strides on the defensive side of the ball to make a return to the NBA , and he apparently tailored ...
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A Majority of The World’s Teens Aren’t Getting Enough Physical Activity
In the first wide-ranging global report on inactivity among teens, researchers found that being physically active is the exception rather than the norm
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Jedi: Fallen Order is the best Tomb Raider game I’ve played in a while
While playing the most recent piece of Star Wars media, Electronic Arts’ Jedi: Fallen Order, I’m getting some definite Lara Croft vibes. And I’m very much okay with that. Jedi: Fallen Order is perhaps the first true attempt by EA to produce a single-player Star Wars game. After years of hearing about such games getting canned in favor of two Battlefront titles, playing this game feels like an achievement in and of itself. I’ve been playing it off-and-on ever since it came out. Keep in mind I haven’t finished the game — Death Stranding and Pokémon Sword & Shield exist, and I only have so many hours in… This story continues at The Next Web
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More than 80% of adolescents not active enough, warns WHO
Sedentary lifestyles focused on screens are jeopardising health, says World Health Organization More than 80% of adolescents worldwide are not active enough, putting their health at risk by sitting focused on a screen rather than running about, say World Health Organization (WHO) researchers.The proportion of insufficiently active girls in 27 countries rose to more than 90% in 2016, the latest year for which figures are available. There was a significant gender gap, with girls lagging behind boys in physical activity, in all but four countries – Afghanistan, Samoa, Tonga and Zambia. Continue reading...
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San Francisco's mayor and city attorney endorse L.A. County Dist Atty. Jackie Lacey, snubbing George Gascón
Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey received the endorsement of San Francisco Mayor London Breed and Dennis Herrera, the city attorney. It's a rebuke of former S.F. D.A. George Gascon and his style of criminal justice reform.
Politica
Refreshed Saquon Barkley looking to regain his superhuman form
It was not a promise or a guarantee, as Saquon Barkley was quick to say, “I don’t know if it’s this week.’’ But he sounds as if he wants to soar Sunday in Chicago. “I haven’t jumped over a guy yet this year,’’ he said Thursday. “Thank you for reminding me.’’ It is one of...
New York Post
Bernie's Forehead Conspiracy: It's Just Lamps, You Dumb Fucks
The conspiracy theorists of the Washington Free Beacon took their thumbs out of their asses yesterday to type up a new and astonishing idea: 78-year-old Bernie Sanders might be using Botox to smooth out his fine lines. Spoiler alert: it’s not injectables, it’s goddamn lamps.Read more...
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Testimony from Fiona Hill, a former top White House adviser, showed that even the witnesses in the impeachment inquiry may only now be learning the full picture of the part they played in the Ukraine story.
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Obama Urges Democrats to ‘Chill Out’ About 2020 Presidential Field
Mr. Obama, in his latest remarks about the Democratic primary race, said the party should be focused less on differences among the candidates and more on defeating President Trump.
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Raccoon-related subway delays nearly doubled this year: MTA
Officials report 11 raccoon-related disruptions so far this year, more than double the five in all of 2018.
New York Post
Chinese national indicted in U.S. on economic espionage charges: Justice Dept
A Chinese national who worked for Monsanto before it was purchased by Bayer AG was indicted on Thursday on charges of stealing trade secrets, the U.S. Justice Department said.
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Chris Cuomo mocked after failing on-air to disprove Trump phone-call claim
CNN host Chris Cuomo was mocked on Twitter Thursday for a failed attempt to disprove President Trump’s claim that he’s never been able to overhear other people’s nearby phone calls. The president earlier Thursday sent out a tweet trying to debunk impeachment testimony by witness David Holmes, who said he overheard a damning July 26...
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Bill Gates says that the only way to hire and keep AI talent is to let them share their research openly: 'You can completely ignore whoever tries to close their system'
John Lamparski/Getty Images Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates appeared onstage for Bloomberg's New Economy Forum in Beijing on Thursday, and spoke out against protectionism in artificial intelligence research.  The US and China have dominated in AI research, but rising political tensions have slowed collaboration between the two countries and raised concerns of national security.  But Gates said separating the sectors was impractical, and 'just doesn't work.' He also said sharing research was key for attracting talent: many Microsoft employees stayed at the company because it regularly publishes their research, he said.  Gates is no stranger to wading into controversial topics. At the New York Times DealBook conference in early November, he apologized for his ties with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, and questioned whether Sen. Elizabeth Warren would be willing to even hear his concerns about her proposed wealth tax.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As tensions rise between the US and China, there's been some chatter of an AI arms race that would see each country scrambling to get and retain some kind of advantage in the field. But Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates, who spoke at the Bloomberg New Economy Forum in Beijing on Thursday, says he has some difficulty understanding how separating or limiting the sharing of scientific research would even work. 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:14 things millennials do completely differently from their parentsThe CEO of Celonis, who won customers by sending them handwritten letters, just raised $290 million. Here's the deck he used to sell the AI tool now used by Uber, Airbus and Siemens.Salesforce just announced a bunch of new tools to help businesses know everything about their customers across sales, service, and marketing
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Unhappy fans cannot sue over Mayweather-Pacquiao bout: U.S. court
A U.S. appeals court on Thursday said boxing fans who felt cheated after learning that Manny Pacquiao had been injured before fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr. cannot pursue class-action litigation because the 2015 welterweight bout dubbed the "Fight of the Century" proved to be a letdown.
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Graham requests Biden-Ukraine docs from State Department
Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Lindsey Graham wants the State Department to produce any documents it has regarding Joe Biden and his son Hunter and the Bidens and their dealings in Ukraine. Graham in a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo requested the documents “to assist in answering questions regarding allegations that [then]Vice President [Joe]...
New York Post
Cop must be punished for calling woman ‘total stripper’ on bodycam: lawyer
“We are pleased that IAB is looking into these serious allegations. This officer expressed irrational hatred of a cooperative young woman, who he then demeaned to his buddies," attorney Mark Bederow said Thursday.
New York Post
Magic's Aaron Gordon out Indefinitely After Ankle Injury Diagnosed as Contusion
Orlando Magic power forward Aaron Gordon suffered a right ankle contusion and is out indefinitely. Josh Robbins of The Athletic reported the news, noting his return date depends on his progression after treatment...
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House Democrats move closer to impeaching Trump
House Democrats say they are undeterred by the White House preventing first-hand witnesses from testifying before the House Intelligence Committee — and now are actively preparing for the next step in their eight-week-old investigation and the likely impeachment of President Donald Trump.
Politica
Giants' Saquon Barkley Wants to 'Just Ball and Have Fun' After Week 10 Struggles
New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley is ready to hit the reset button on the 2019 campaign. "I'm going to go out there and just ball and have fun and go out there with ...
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Army examines TikTok security concerns after Schumer's data warning
The U.S. Army is undertaking a security assessment of China-owned social media platform TikTok after a Democratic lawmaker raised national security concerns over the app's handling of user data, Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said on Thursday.
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The Angle: The House Has What It Needs to Impeach Trump Over Ukraine
A guide to all the evidence from the public hearings.
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Advocates Challenge Trump Administration Plan To Let States And Towns Block Refugees
The White House wants to give state and local officials the power to block refugee resettlement in their backyards. But immigrant advocates say the executive order violates federal law.
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Mel B claims she can’t find steady work in the US
"All of my sources of income in the United States have been exhausted."
New York Post
Watergate prosecutor: Trump scandal is worse than Watergate
Watergate special prosecutor Richard Ben-Veniste shares his thoughts on the impeachment hearings with CNN's Anderson Cooper. Watch "Full Circle" weeknights at 5 p.m. ET.
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Watergate prosecutor: What we've heard is extraordinarily disturbing
Watergate special prosecutor Richard Ben-Veniste shares his thoughts on the impeachment hearings with CNN's Anderson Cooper. Watch "Full Circle" weeknights at 5 p.m. ET.
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Nordstrom bucks trend of grim retail forecasts; share jump 8%
Nordstrom Inc raised its 2019 forecast, unlike many competitors, and reported third-quarter profit above Wall Street expectations on Thursday as it sold more off-price clothing and kept inventories in check, sending the retailer's shares up about 8% in extended trading.
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Jordan Myles Released from WWE Contract Days After Saying He Quit on Twitter
Jordan Myles is no longer under contract with WWE , the company confirmed to Wrestling Inc.'s Nick Hausman . In a video posted to Twitter on Nov...
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