NY state Democratic boss rips Michael Bloomberg’s 2020 run

The head of the New York State Democratic Party threw colder water Sunday on former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s potential run for the Dem’s 2020 presidential nomination. “I don’t think Mike Bloomberg adds to the current field or brings anything unique to the table — except for a few billion dollars. I’m not convinced it’s the...
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Debbie Harry joins Rainforest Foundation concert lineup
The quintessential New Yorker will join Sting, Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp at the Beacon Theatre on Dec. 9.
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Sonny Bill Williams hoping to 'open doors' with rugby league switch
He's one of New Zealand's most famous sporting sons, but Sonny Bill Williams believes his move into rugby league in Canada could help "open doors" to a generation of young players.
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T-Mobile’s Longtime C.E.O., John Legere, to Step Down
Mr. Legere was credited with reviving the telecommunications company. He will be succeeded next spring by the company’s president, Mike Sievert.
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Steve Irwin’s son amazed by giant rat in Central Park
For Robert Irwin, the son of legendary zoologist Steve Irwin, crocodiles, marsupials and deadly snakes are old news.
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Sonja Morgan gets kicked out of bar in Philadelphia’s ‘Gayborhood’
Morgan told us the bar's piano player might have been miffed because she touched the microphone.
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Trump says he will consider testifying in impeachment hearing
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said he might be willing to testify in the impeachment inquiry "even though I did nothing wrong," although House Democrats leading the investigation have not publicly called him as a witness.
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T-Mobile CEO John Legere is stepping down in May 2020 amid rumors he's been talking to WeWork about running the company (TMUS)
T-Mobile T-Mobile CEO John Legere is stepping down in May 2020, the mobile service provider announced on Monday morning. Legere will hand over the reins to COO and president Mike Siever. It's not clear what Legere's next move is after T-Mobile, but he was reportedly recently in talks with the embattled office-sharing company, WeWork, about the possibility of becoming CEO. A November 15 report from CNBC, citing sources familiar with the matter, said that Legere would not be taking the WeWork CEO position. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. T-Mobile CEO John Legere is stepping down in May 2020, the company announced on Monday morning. His replacement is coming from within T-Mobile: Current COO and president Mike Sievert is taking the reins from Legere next May.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Why it's so hard for planes to land on waterSee Also:T-Mobile CEO John Legere reportedly has no plans to leave the company and take over WeWork after allHuawei could have its Harmony OS software ready for smartphones in 6 to 9 months as it prepares for a future without Google's AndroidWeWork is reportedly talking with T-Mobile's famously eccentric boss John Legere about taking over as CEO
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Vegan parents accused of starving 18-month-old son to death on raw food diet
Two vegan parents from Florida are accused of starving their 18-month-old son to death by feeding him only raw fruits and vegetables, officials said. Sheila O’Leary, 35, and Ryan O’Leary, 30, face charges of manslaughter and child neglect in the death last month of their son — who weighed just 17 pounds, the Florida Myers...
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Stray Dogs review – Russian poet's struggle against Stalin
Park theatre, LondonAnna Akhmatova is forced to choose between artistic integrity and saving her son in Olivia Olsen’s playIn 1935, Anna Akhmatova began writing Requiem in Soviet Russia. Her son, Lev, had just been arrested by the authorities and the poem, published decades later, became a seminal work on Stalin’s Great Terror. It was as much a mother’s lament as a testimony of a nation’s suffering: “Seventeen months I’ve pleaded / for you to come home. / Flung myself at the hangman’s feet”, she wrote plaintively of queuing outside the prison gates every day to receive news of Lev.Her divided loyalties as a poet and a mother form the central tension in Olivia Olsen’s play. Just as Julian Barnes dramatised Shostakovich’s inner torments over the musical compromises he made to survive Stalin’s regime in The Noise of Time, so Akhmatova is shown going through similar moral and emotional tussles. Shostakovich’s compliance is repeatedly referenced here, although Olsen’s script ruminates on the bravery of Akhmatova’s choice – to sacrifice some poetic principles in order to save her son – alongside its ethical burden. Continue reading...
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Dyndrite launches GPU-powered improvements for better 3D printing speed and quality
Decades ago, Adobe created software that made printing less of a chore. Dyndrite believes it is doing the same thing for 3D printing.
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UK's Johnson drops corporate tax cut plan in bid to woo voters
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday he was putting on hold further cuts in corporation tax and told voters he would use the money for spending on health and other priorities.
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Alzheimer's can be hard to discuss. This ad campaign hopes to simplify that.
Looking to better understand Alzheimer's and its deep, emotional impact? A new ad campaign, structured as a podcast miniseries and made in collaboration between the Alzheimer's Association, the Ad Council, WNYC Studios, and Facebook Creative Shop, could be your answer.  Together, they're launching "The Alzheimer's Listenline," a digital take on help hotlines. Each podcast episode will feature the story from a different public figure with a personal connection to Alzheimer’s.  Every three- to five-minute mini-episode will be hosted by Glynn Washington, the host of NPR's Snap Judgment. Episodes will include stories from Community actor Yvette Nicole Brown, MSNBC anchor Richard Lui, and others. The stories told focus on each speaker's relationship with a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer's, as well as the diagnosis process.  Read more...More about Social Good, Disease, Alzheimer S, Alzheimer S Disease, and Facebook Creative Shop
Massive star ejected from the Milky Way galaxy: 'A visitor from a strange land'
Approximately 5 million years ago, a star got too close to the "mind-boggling" black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy and was "ejected," a new study has found.
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Ubiquity6 launches app to capture, edit, and share augmented reality spaces
Ubiquity6 is launching its app on iOS and Android so that people can capture the real world, augment it with virtual creations, and share it.
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NCAA Football Rankings 2019: Top Reaction to Week 13 College Polls and Standings
Only two of the top six positions changed hands in the AP Top 25 and Amway Coaches Poll Sunday. Georgia's jump over Alabama to No. 4 reflected the order of the previous week's College Football Playoff rankings...
NFL Playoff Picture 2019: Week 12 Wild-Card Hunt, Standings and Super Bowl Odds
The NFL regular season is more than halfway complete, and it's becoming clear which teams will have a chance to make the playoffs and potentially go on to play in Super Bowl LIV and which ones will not...
Why the NFL plays a Mexico City game
Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images The NFL is set to play another game in Estadio Azteca. On Monday night, you’ll probably find yourself settling in to watch the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers. You might be surprised to notice it’s not being played at either team’s home stadium, but at Estadio Azteca, located in Mexico City. Although NFL fans may not realize it, the league has been playing games in Mexico since the 1970s. The Week 11 matchup will be the 10th time an NFL game has been played in Mexico City. It’s also the fourth time Estadio Azteca will host an NFL regular season game. Why are these games played in Mexico City? Exposure is the driving force behind playing NFL games outside the U.S. The NFL has been playing in London since 2007, and the league has held both regular season and preseason games in Canada in that time. It has also discussed scheduling matchups in China and Germany in the future. In 2019, the NFL International Series included five games: four in London and the Chargers-Chiefs one in Mexico City. The goal of these international contests is for the NFL to expand its brand, build its fanbase in other countries, and also, of course, make money. In January 2019, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said, “I believe that we’re going to continue to grow the game of football in Mexico.” The previous games in Mexico City have all attracted large crowds. One fanbase in particular is popular in parts of Mexico: The Chargers, who relocated from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2017. Via ESPN: According to numbers provided by the league, the Chargers have the largest NFL following of any team in the Mexican state of Baja California and the largest Hispanic fan base of any NFL team (41.1 percent). Which teams have played in Mexico City? The last time Mexico City hosted a game was in 2017, when the Patriots beat the Raiders, 33-8. In 2016, the Raiders beat the Texans, 27-20. The biggest storyline that emerged from that game was the use of a laser pointer aimed primarily at Texans players, including former Houston quarterback Brock Osweiler. In 2005, the Cardinals beat the 49ers, 31-14, in Estadio Azteca, which was the first regular season game played outside of the U.S. Before that, there were five preseason games played in the stadium between 1994-2001, and another in Estadio de la Ciudad de los Deportes in 1978. In August 1968, an exhibition matchup between the Lions and Eagles was set to be played in Estadio Azteca, but it was cancelled. Estadio Azteca opened in 1966, and it is used primarily for soccer, but it’s hosted boxing matches and other events, too. Here’s a list of the games played in Mexico City: Aug. 5, 1978: Saints 14, Eagles 7* Aug. 15, 1994: Oilers 6, Cowboys 0* Aug. 4, 1997: Dolphins 38, Broncos 19* Aug. 17, 1998: Patriots 21, Cowboys 3* Aug. 19, 2000: Colts 24, Steelers 23* Aug. 27, 2001: Cowboys 21, Raiders 6* Oct. 2, 2005: Cardinals 31, 49ers 14 Nov. 21, 2016: Raiders 27, Texans 20 Nov. 19, 2017: Patriots 33, Raiders 8 *preseason Wait, why wasn’t there a game in 2018? That was the plan! In 2018, the Chiefs were supposed to face the Rams in Mexico City, but it was relocated back to Los Angeles due to concerns about the field conditions. A week before the game was scheduled to be played, images of the field’s surface began circulating on social media. The damage to the turf was from a concert the venue hosted on Nov. 7. Hey @ProFootballDoc this is the Aztec Stadium today. What are the risk for Rams/Chiefs players to play over there in a week?— Ulises Harada en modo NFL 2019 (@ulisesharada) November 10, 2018 Despite the stadium laying new sod down the Tuesday before the Monday night game, the league decided to move the game to LA. Needless to say, the league was hesitant to bring a game back to the stadium a year later. To ensure that a late relocation didn’t happen again, the NFL set some ground rules in the weeks leading up to the game. Via the Kansas City Star: 1) They would hire a field consultant to take monthly visits to Mexico City to check on the field. He or she would collaborate with stadium management and return with pictures, detailed reports and recommendations. 2) Volume. Televisa would scale back the events it hosted leading up to Monday’s game, reserving the stadium only for regularly-scheduled soccer matches as the football game drew near. 3) A backup plan. Together, the organizations would plant a sod farm nearby. If needed, the farm would be used to replace patches of the field or the entire 120-yard playing surface. How different will it be playing in Mexico than in the U.S.? There will be something players from both teams have to battle: Mexico City’s altitude. Unlike traditional NFL stadiums, the game will be played with additional 2,100 feet in elevation — Estadio Azteca has an altitude of 7,380 feet. During the 2016 game between the Texans and Raiders, some players had to use oxygen masks on the sidelines. Before the 2019 game against the Chiefs, the Chargers spent the week before training in the high altitude of Colorado. There is a benefit, however: the altitude makes it easier for kickers to hit from long distance. In 2017, Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 62-yard field goal for the Patriots in Mexico City. What’s next for the NFL in Mexico City? If things go smoothly between the Chiefs and Chargers, there will likely be another game scheduled in Mexico City for next year. The NFL has already lined up at least three teams to host international games in 2020. The Jacksonville Jaguars have an annual agreement to play in London through 2020, while the Atlanta Falcons and Miami Dolphins are also committed to playing in either the UK or Mexico next season. Dates, matchups, and locations have yet to be finalized.
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Enclave’s WiSA speakers add THX certified wireless sound to LG’s new OLED TVs
Image: Enclave Enclave’s latest 5.1 wireless surround sound systems, the CineHome II and CineHome Pro, are now available to buy following their announcement back in August. Both use the WiSA wireless standard, meaning they can connect natively to LG’s 2019 NanoCell and OLED TVs without the need for a transmitter. The CineHome Pro is also THX certified, a first for a WiSA 5.1 wireless home theater system, according to Enclave. Alternatively, if your TV doesn’t support WiSA natively, then Enclave will sell you a CineHub transmitter. You connect your TV to it via HDMI (both ARC and eARC standards are supported), optical, analogue, or Bluetooth, and then it can transmit up to 24-bit, 96kHz audio over a discrete wireless network that’s designed to minimize... Continue reading…
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Fingerprint-reading power buttons make securely booting up a seamless process
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge In today’s digital age, it can sometimes feel like hardware has taken a back seat to the software that drives devices. Button of the Month is a column that looks at some of these buttons and switches on devices both old and new to appreciate how we interact with our devices on a physical, tactile level. Biometric security on our personal devices is almost always a good thing. When it works, it’s a fast, convenient, and (largely) secure way of getting into our gadgets. And while fingerprint sensors are slowly falling to the wayside in favor of face-scanning IR arrays (like Windows Hello cameras or the iPhone’s Face ID), I’m still particularly fond of fingerprint readers — specifically, fingerprint reader buttons on laptops, which combine... Continue reading…
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Star Wars News: There Might Be a New ‘Star Wars Holiday Special’
Jon Favreau is into the idea, so it’s definitely possible.
Opinion: AI For Good is Often Bad
Trying to solve poverty, crime, and disease with (often biased) technology doesn’t address their root causes.
The real story behind 'Ford v. Ferrari'
"Ford v. Ferrari" tells the story of a historic rivalry between the two automakers after a deal between the two went bad. Henry Ford retaliated by attempting to be Ferrari in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the most prestigious automobile race in the world, and one that Ferrari had one the last five years. Here's the real story behind the historic race and some details that didn't make it to the big screen. See Also:Ford has a cult following in Europe, and its superfans take their love for the brand to the next levelThis Renault Clio ad about a 30-year lesbian romance has captured the internet's heartThe 9 most mind-blowing concept cars of the past decade
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What to Ask for If an Airline Changes Your Flight
If an airline involuntarily bumps you from a flight, chances are you can ask for a whole more than you think, like meal vouchers, a hotel stay or just cold, hard cash. But what are your rights if an airline suddenly decides to change your flight’s departure time entirely? It happens; over on Reddit, u/kaileen shared…Read more...
Death of woman found in Staten Island park ruled a homicide
The death of a woman found in a Staten Island park last month has been ruled a homicide, cops said Monday. Salem Ola’s body was found covered in leaves near a running path on the edge of Bloomingdale Park near Drumgoole Road and Maguire Avenue in Prince’s Bay at about 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 24,...
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Airbnb wants to replace hotels at the Olympics
Airbnb and the International Olympic Committee announced a new partnership Monday that will expand the availability of housing in host cities and could reel in the ballooning costs of hosting the sport spectacle.
Luann de Lesseps closes out BravoCon after delayed start
De Lesseps performed her beloved songs "Money Can't Buy You Class" and "Girl Code."
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Aly Raisman landed ‘Charlie’s Angels’ after Twitter exchange with Elizabeth Banks
“She direct messaged me on Twitter and asked me to be in the movie, and obviously I said yes,” Raisman told us.
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T-Mobile Chief Executive Legere to step down next year
T-Mobile US Inc said on Monday Chief Executive Officer John Legere will step down on April 30 and Chief Operating Officer Mike Sievert will take over.
Shares inch towards record high as China trims key rate
World shares were within touching distance of a record high on Monday, after Beijing surprised markets by trimming a key interest rate for the first time since 2015.
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Lakers News: LeBron James Praises Kobe Bryant and His Daughter Gigi
While they were once rivals on the court and have fervent fanbases that often argue the merits of their respective greatnesses against one another, LeBron James and ...
Cast member of Broadway’s ‘Tina’ gets injured on stage
Broadway’s “Tina” was stopped mid-performance Thursday, when one of its stars got hurt. Sources told Page Six that Mars Rucker “stepped on a trap door as it was closing” during an early scene and ended up in the hospital. Reps for the musical, which also stars Adrienne Warren as Tina Turner and Daniel J. Watts...
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Three years on, Colin Kaepernick remains in limbo
From the 'Kunta Kinte' shirt he wore to his workout to his very public calling out of the NFL, Colin Kaepernick made clear to the sport's bosses that the path to any potential reconciliation will be very much on his own terms.
"Bombshell" twist in trial of man accused of killing fiancée
Trial of Colorado man accused of murder in the disappearance of his fiancée, Kelsey Berreth, is expected to go to the jury Monday
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45 of the best pictures White House photographers took in 2019
Getty 2019 has been an eventful year at the White House, with President Donald Trump seeing both victories (the death of ISIS' leader) and defeats (impeachment proceedings). On hand to document the highs and lows were the official White House photographers. We've collected some of their best pictures of the year. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. From his State of the Union speech in February to the announcement of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death in October, President Donald Trump's biggest moments this year have been captured by White House photographers. The photographers caught tender moments between the president and first lady, and the impromptu chats he had with the press on the South Lawn. They were there when he was booed at the World Series, and met Queen Elizabeth II in London. Continue to see 45 of the best pictures that White House photographers took this year, in honor of the 45th president.January 14: Trump welcomed the Clemson Tigers, 2018 NCAA Football National Champions, to the White House with a buffet of fast food during the government shutdown. Joyce N. Boghosian January 21: On Martin Luther King Day, Trump (center) visited the MLK Memorial in Washington, D.C. to present a wreath. He was joined by Vice President Mike Pence (left). Joyce N. Boghosian February 1: Amid a flurry of snow, Marine One lands at Joint Base Andrews so that the first family may take Air Force One to their private club in Florida, Mar-a-Lago. Shealah Craighead See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:White House insiders, including a Mike Pence aide, are testifying that Trump's Ukraine interactions seemed 'inappropriate' and 'irregular'Marie Yovanovitch took aim at Trump, Rudy Giuliani, and top brass at the State Department in damning testimonyMeet Stephen Miller, the 34-year-old White House adviser who's being called to resign after leaked emails showed him sharing white supremacist linksSEE ALSO: 40 photos that tell the story of Trump and his administration in 2018 DON'T MISS: White House photographers took thousands of photos during Trump's first year in office — here are the top 40
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U.S. has world's highest rate of children in detention: U.N. study
The United States has the world's highest rate of children in detention, including more than 100,000 in immigration-related custody that violates international law, the author of a United Nations study said on Monday.
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Pernod Ricard staff allege firm's 'drinking culture' made them ill
French company denies accusations after employees complain about alcohol intakeStaff at the French wine and spirits company Pernod Ricard claim they were under constant pressure to drink at work to the point of damaging their health.One former salesman told how he felt obliged to knock back up to 12 glasses of the aniseed-flavoured drink a day and drove his car while drunk. Another spoke of three-day binges. Continue reading...
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Jennifer Arcuri turns Johnson heartbreak into comedy horror | Marina Hyde
She says she’s kept his secrets and he’s treated her like a gremlin. Could she be dangerous to the PM?On the day Boris Johnson addressed the CBI, it’s great to get a firmer idea of what he meant when he said “fuck business”. And who better to give it to us than the CEO of one of the businesses he will surely end up completely fucking. Yes, it’s time to hear a whole lot more from our favourite cray-cray multihyphenate, the model/entrepreneur/ infosec-something Jennifer Arcuri. Finally, a proper sublebrity enters the election campaign, as Jennifer breaks six weeks of silence with an ITV special, a Good Morning Britain appearance and a mesmerising Victoria Derbyshire interview in which she declared “No one’s understood Boris Johnson better than I have for the last 10 years”.So tell us about the man behind the man. He’s “deep”, revealed Arcuri, not “shallow as a paddling pool”. Right. A “very considerate person”. Also, “a man of his word”. Go on. “He saw my arc, he saw my progression as a woman graduating and becoming a mature entrepreneur.” Any more? “He liked my events. He enjoyed coming. You know, he really did like Innotech.” Continue reading...
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John Legere is leaving T-Mobile
The sun is about to set on the John Legere era at T-Mobile. On Monday, the carrier, the third-largest in the US, announced that COO Mike Sievert will take over as CEO on May 1st, 2020. The announcement comes after the FCC approved the T-Mobile and Sp...
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Dunkin' bans the "double-cup" as it eliminates foam cups
The double-cup habit, started in New England, may be "hard" for some to break, a spokeswoman said
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Pete Davidson brings Kaia Gerber to ‘SNL’ afterparty
The “SNL” star was celebrating his 26th birthday with castmates at the bash at both sceney Saks restaurants, L’Avenue and Le Chalet, and brought along his new 18-year-old girlfriend as well.
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It's Time to Finally Let Go of Your Designer Frames and Buy Warby Parker
Warby Parker has tilted the glasses game on its head.
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Hong Kong's Best Mart 360 to keep stores open despite attacks
Best Mart 360's chairman said on Monday he would keep every one of the popular Hong Kong snack food chain's stores open, despite them being repeatedly damaged during anti-government protests.
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Nile millions of years older than previously thought, study says
Geologists have extensively debated the age of the Nile River, with some early figures settling on around 6 million years. They've also wondered how the 4,132 mile-long river kept its persistence for so long, continually flowing north, a very unusual direction for river water to take. Now, researchers believe they may have the answers to these questions.
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John Legere will step down as T-Mobile CEO next year
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge T-Mobile’s trash-talking CEO John Legere, who oversaw a dramatic turnaround of the wireless carrier since he got the job in 2012, will step down next year. Legere will remain a member of T-Mobile’s board. On May 1st, 2020, Mike Sievert, T-Mobile’s current president and chief operating officer and Legere’s widely expected successor, will take over as CEO. Developing... Continue reading…
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East Coast storm will bring icy mix, coastal flooding to the Northeast
A coastal storm is moving north this morning after pounding the outer banks of North Carolina over the weekend with huge waves coastal flooding and gusty winds.
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Medication and lifestyle changes just as effective as surgery for heart disease, study finds
New research could slash the number of people getting stents or bypass surgery for coronary artery disease. A study looks at a more than 5,000 people with blocked arteries, but without severe symptoms like extreme pain or heart attack. It found that regularly taking medications along with lifestyle changes was just as effective at preventing heart attacks as the more invasive procedures. Cardiologist Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the findings.
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‘There is an anger’: where did it all go wrong for Scotland? | Ewan Murray
It’s 21 years and counting since Scotland last qualified for a major tournament – if they don’t reach Euro 2020 it would be the most severe blow yetThe latest depressing snapshot – for “greater good” see “alien concept” – preceded the conclusion to a Scotland Euro 2020 section that will be equally met with sighs of relief and shrugs. The Scottish Professional Football League is resisting a call to postpone matches immediately before Steve Clarke guides his team into the March play-offs. Twenty one years have passed since Scotland featured in a finals; with attitudes like this, no wonder.Kazakhstan’s visit to Hampden Park might just draw more than the official (and questionable) attendance of 20,699 who watched a recent dismissal of San Marino. This campaign frittered out long ago, with the curious subplot of the Scots being two wins away from clawing their way back towards relevance courtesy of the Nations League. Continue reading...
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