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Patrick Mahomes' jump-pass touchdown once again proved he's unlike any other quarterback in the league

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Patrick Mahomes dominated in his first game back from injury for the Chiefs, throwing for 446 yards and three touchdowns against the Titans. Mahomes' most impressive play came in the fourth quarter when he connected with Mercole Hardman on a jump-pass that turned into a long touchdown. Unfortunately for the Chiefs, Mahomes' big day was not enough, as they would fall to a late rally from the Titans, losing 35-32. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

Patrick Mahomes didn't take long to show football fans he's all the way back from injury on Sunday against the Titans.

After missing two games due to a knee injury, Mahomes impressed in his first start back with the Chiefs, throwing for 446 yards and three touchdowns for Kansas City.

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11 slang words from the last decade that we love
Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP Thanks to the internet and social media, slang words spread through our culture faster than ever. Some slang words fill gaps in our language and help us express ourselves in innovative ways, while others don't seem to serve much of a purpose at all. Here are 11 of our favorite slang terms from the past decade, including "lowkey," "thirsty," and "flex." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. When they make movies about the 2010s, which words will make notable appearances?  Which will be made fun of, which will sound retro and cool, and which will be completely unnoticeable, because they've become so ingrained in our culture? In a decade that saw a massive expansion in social media, slang is spreading faster than ever. As a result we have many complex, historied terms that might set us apart — or make us look old in front of our kids later on. Of course, we have no way of knowing which ones are which now, but as 2020 draws nearer, we can certainly look back at the past decade of slang terms and take a guess at which ones will be remembered most fondly, or get the most continued use.  Here are our favorite slang words from the 2010s.Extra Dean Drobot / Shutterstock Merriam-Webster defines extra as "more than is due, usual, or necessary, which is still the case for the slang term. However, the slang word extra has taken on a more specific, negative connotation, as used to describe a person. One Urban Dictionary entry defines extra as "doing the absolute most for no reason."  For example, if a girl tries to get her school's newspaper to cover drama in her personal life, she's being extra. It's unclear exactly how long the slang usage of the word has been around, since its definition is so close to the original word. The oldest Urban Dictionary entry for the word is actually from 2003, but it didn't begin appearing on "new slang" lists until around 2015. Extra is one of those great new words that fills a void in our lexicon. Before its arrival on the scene, the closest thing we had to it was over-dramatic, which was close, but tends to have more to do with emotional outbursts. Extra is a great word to specifically describe when someone's actions are altogether too much. Adulting Shutterstock Oxford's Advanced Learner's Dictionary defines adulting as "the practice of behaving in the manner of a responsible adult, especially in completing everyday tasks." Basically, it's doing anything a traditional "grown-up" is supposed to do, like laundry, errands, and paying bills. The word saw its first spike in internet usage in 2013, but truly widespread use began in 2015. Adulting is a word of millennial invention, and perhaps the best word to encapsulate the generation: According to Time, it is a signal of their delayed development. A myriad of factors, including college debt and an unstable job market early in their careers, lead millennials to hit major milestones much more slowly than preceding generations. This has created a widespread feeling that they aren't "true adults" in their adult lives, and therefore any time they do something that they believe a true adult would do, they are "adulting."  In a way, it may be a better term than the original label. It implies that adult isn't something you are, it's just an action you perform when you need to get things done. When you aren't adulting, you can still do all the things you've always enjoyed, even if they're things that are traditionally "for kids." Flex Shutterstock We all know the term "flex" in the context of flexing a muscle, but this metaphorical slang term applies that same spirit to anything you might want to flaunt — most often status. To flex is to show off, and as a noun, a flex is a specific instance of showing off.  Ice Cube was an early user of flex in this context in his 1992 song "It Was a Good Day," but the term began seeing serious spikes in internet usage around 2013. What's interesting about the word flex is that, unlike the words "brag" and "show off," it does not have a strictly negative connotation. One could say "I had to flex on 'em," as a way of saying "I had to show them what I'm capable of." It's not strictly positive, either, but the fact that it can be seen as impressive is an interesting shift. Of course, there's also the devastating spin-off dismissal "Weird flex but ok," a phrase used when somebody is showing off about something that really isn't worth bragging about. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Every time Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have opened up about their relationshipTHEN AND NOW: 7 tourist attractions that stopped being popular in the 2010s7 unbelievable facts about Thanksgiving food consumption in the US
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Snap's Spectacles 3 targets influencers rather than average consumers
This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Digital Media Briefing subscribers earlier this morning. To check to see if you already have access to Business Insider Intelligence through your company, click here. On Tuesday, Snap officially launched Spectacles 3, the third version of its brand of smart glasses, per The Verge. The latest Spectacles cost $380 — a 150% increase over the previous iteration. To justify the price hike, Spectacles 3 will include new features, like 3D effects and augmented reality (AR) options for posts headed to Snapchat and a VR viewer. Unlike the first iteration, the product is being marketed as a tool for affluent creators and artists, not average consumers. Previous versions of Spectacles struggled to find a foothold in the general consumer market. The first iteration of Spectacles launched in 2016, and despite initially positive reviews, demand for the product never reached expectations. Consumers bought over 200,000 pairs of the original Spectacles, but Snap still ended up with $40 million in unsold inventory when it wrote off the remaining stock in late 2017. And for its part, the second generation of Spectacles fell short of achieving the same sales volume and media attention as the original. Snap expects the latest Spectacles to instead drive influencer engagement within the Snapchat platform, in line with the firm's current push into direct-to-consumer advertising. By marketing the product as a premium tool for creatives, Snap hopes to attract influencers and content creators interested in experimenting with cutting-edge production tools, like AR.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Twitter is soliciting user feedback to build out its deepfake policyDIGITAL IDENTITY AND THE FUTURE OF BANKING: How digital identity can slash the costs of onboarding and regulatory compliance by up to 70% for banksThese 5 factors are transforming the payments experience for both consumers and businesses
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The new Pokémon games for Nintendo Switch probably got rid of your favorite Pokémon
Nintendo "Pokémon Sword" and "Pokémon Shield," the new Pokémon games for the Nintendo Switch, won't have every Pokémon in the series so far. Pokémon producer Junichi Masuda said the decision was not easy, but the resources needed to bring roughly 1,000 Pokémon to the Switch were too demanding. Instead, the games will have about 400 new and old Pokémon. Game Freak hasn't confirmed the full list, but dedicated players made a helpful grid to make it easy to see if your favorite Pokémon can be found in "Pokémon Sword and Shield." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Pokémon fans, beware: the newest games in the series won't have every Pokémon from the previous Pokémon games.  While "Pokémon Sword" and "Pokémon Shield" will introduce dozens of brand-new Pokémon when the games are released November 15, about half of the classic Pokémon won't be included in the game at all. Up until now, Pokémon games allowed players to trade their old Pokémon into the latest titles, from the original "Pokémon Red and Blue" released on the Game Boy in 1998, to "Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon" released on the Nintendo 3DS in 2017. Earlier this summer Pokémon developer Game Freak announced that "Pokemon Sword and Shield" would break this trend, with the creative team choosing to bring about half of the Pokémon roster into the new game. Producer Junichi Masuda said the decision was not easy, but the resources needed to bring roughly 1,000 Pokémon to the Switch were too demanding. Instead, Game Freak chose about 400 new and old Pokémon to include in "Sword and Shield," and spent the rest of the development time building a fresh experience for Pokémon players.Hardcore Pokémon fans are freaking out over classic Pokémon getting left behind. "Pokemon Sword and Shield"/Nintendo Many hardcore Pokémon fans are upset that more than half of the Pokémon in the franchise will be omitted from the games, and that Game Freak has abandoned its tradition of including every Pokémon. Some fans compared Masuda to Thanos, the Avengers villain who killed half of all living creatures with the snap of his fingers. Others labeled the decision to leave old Pokémon behind "Dexit," a pun on Great Britain's decision to leave the European Union. Players dug into the code of "Pokémon Sword and Shield" to figure out which Pokémon are included. "Pokémon Sword and Shield"/Nintendo Game Freak hasn't confirmed all of the Pokémon that will appear in "Sword and Shield," but players with early access to the game have explored the game's code to see exactly which Pokémon made the cut. While the list of Pokémon is literally hundreds of names long, dedicated players made a helpful grid to make it easy to see if your favorite Pokémon can be found in "Pokémon Sword and Shield." To avoid spoiling the surprise for fans looking forward to the games, and because the grid is huge, I won't share it here, but you can check it out on your own.  If you do take a peek at the grid, here's how to read it: Pokémon in red boxes won't appear in "Sword and Shield," while Pokémon in green boxes will. Pokémon in pink or purple have a new form or evolution, while Pokémon in yellow are in the game's code but won't appear normally. So it's possible that favorites like Bulbasaur and Squirtle could return during special events in the future. Every Pokémon is somebody's favorite. The Pokemon Company While 400 Pokémon is still plenty, nearly every Pokémon is someone's favorite. In a poll asking nearly 50,000 Pokémon fans to pick their favorite earlier this year, all but four Pokémon received votes out of 809 choices. It's unclear when, how, or if players will be able to transfer Pokémon from other past Pokémon games into "Sword and Shield." Game Freak has said that players will be able to use an upcoming app called Pokémon Home to transfer and trade Pokémon from multiple games in the series, but it isn't due out until early 2020. "Pokémon Sword and Shield" will be available on November 15 for the Nintendo Switch. See Also:This tiny $55 device sold in Apple stores lets you easily connect your AirPods to in-flight movies on an airplaneTHEN AND NOW: What today's top tech CEOs were doing in 2010Inside Notion's 'secret' San Francisco office, where the startup hides from VCs that were literally knocking at the door and employees take their shoes off before enteringSEE ALSO: Everything we know about 'Pokémon Sword and Shield,' the next generation of Pokémon games coming to the Nintendo Switch in November
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School shooting reported in Santa Clarita
LA County Sheriffs are responding to reports of shots fired at a high school in Santa Clarita, California. Follow here for the latest.
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See the viral exchange when a Republican tried calling out Trump’s whistleblower during the blockbuster impeachment hearings, and a Democrat had the perfect response
AP Photo/Susan Walsh Democratic Rep. Peter Welch had the perfect response ready to go when GOP Rep. Jim Jordan suggested at a Wednesday hearing that the anonymous whistleblower should testify before Congress. "This anonymous so-called whistleblower with no firsthand knowledge who's biased against the president ... who is the reason we're all sitting here today, we'll never get a chance to question this individual," Jordan complained. "I'd be glad to have the person who started it all come and testify. President Trump is welcome to take a seat right there," Welch shot back. Two State Department officials corroborated the claims in the initial whistleblower complaint that Trump used "the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 2020 U.S. election." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When GOP Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio suggested at a public impeachment hearing on Wednesday that the author of an anonymous whistleblower complaint against President Donald Trump should testify before the committee, Democratic Rep. Peter Welch of Vermont had the perfect response ready to go.  At the hearing, Jordan, the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, called for the whistleblower — whose identity is unknown — to come before the committee and further questioned their credibility. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Extremists turned a frog meme into a hate symbol, but Hong Kong protesters revived it as an emblem of hopeSee Also:Trump wants to fire the intelligence watchdog who told Congress about the whistleblower's complaintWhat to watch for in the blockbuster Trump impeachment hearingsEverything you need to know about Trump's impeachment process: What's happened, who the players are, and what comes nextSEE ALSO: Everything you need to know about Trump's impeachment process: What's happened, who the players are, and what comes next
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International court to probe crimes against Rohingya
Prominent rights group said the decision will give fresh hope to victims that those responsible for brutal crimes will be brought to justice
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‘Billions’ co-creator Brian Koppelman defends Peter Luger’s after zero-star review
Koppelman was spotted last week lunching at Luger's with co-stars Paul Giamatti and Maggie Siff.
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Bypass Black Friday lines and buy a smart TV on sale now
TL;DR: Roku TV comes standard with these TCL TVs on sale at Amazon for as low as $149.99. Going to an actual store on Black Friday can frankly be a shit show. You have to battle crowds and wait in lines just to score a good deal on a TV. You could channel the energy of Sandra from Superstore or you could just skip Black Friday altogether and buy a TV at a great discount right now. Amazon currently has a handful of TCL smart TVs on sale — and you can snag one for as cheap as $149.99. The selection features mostly 4K TVs with the exception of one 1080p model. All of them come standard with Roku TV, meaning you can access all of your favorite streaming platforms. Yes, even the new Disney+.  Read more...More about 4k Tv, Black Friday, Smart Tvs, Tcl, and Mashable Shopping
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WAIT FOR IT: Surprising new 'Coke and Mentos' video
I have long thought of 'Coke and Mentos' as a less fun 'liquid plumber and aluminum foil' science fair trick, no longer... okay what the fuck did I just watch pic.twitter.com/Ny2Etsm9Hm —
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Two cats fight over a steak while a third cat eats it
While two cats engage in a tug-of-war for a cut of meat, an interloper helps itself. Given this situation and your knowledge of game theory, what should each cat do to get as much meat for itself as possible? Hunger Games from r/AnimalsBeingJerks [via r/animalsbeingjerks] Read the rest
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The 15 best states for America's middle class, ranked
Walter Bibikow/ Getty mages A recent study by SmartAsset, a financial technology company, found the states where America's middle class is thriving the most.  The study analyzed home values, incomes, jobs, taxes, and homeownership. Of the top 15 states, seven are located in the Midwest. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For middle-class families in the US, some states are more financially comfortable to live in than others. A recent study by financial technology company SmartAsset analyzed home values, incomes, jobs, taxes, and homeownership in each state to find where the middle class is thriving. Though there are many different definitions of what the term "middle class" means, Merriam-Webster defines it as "a class occupying a position between the upper class and the lower class." For the purposes of this study, SmartAsset considers middle class household earnings to be between $35,000 and $100,000. The results show that the middle class is the strongest in the Midwest. In fact, seven of the top 15 states on the list are in the Midwest.  In order to compile the final ranking, SmartAsset looked at seven factors in all 50 states and the District of Columbia and weighted them equally. These factors include: the percentage of households in the middle class in a given state, the change in median household incomes from 2014 to 2018, the median home value, the homeownership rate, the statistical measurement of income inequality, and job growth from 2014 to 2018 in jobs that earn an average annual income between $30,000 and $70,000.  Keep reading to see which states are the best for America's middle class, according to SmartAsset.15. In South Carolina, 44.8% of households are middle class. Tetra Images/ Getty Images Median household income adjusted for the cost of living: $57,380 Median home value: $170,800  Homeownership rate: 69.3%  14. In Washington, 42.5% of households are middle class. Meleah Reardon Photography/ Getty Images Median household income adjusted for the cost of living: $69,999 Median home value: $373,100 Homeownership rate: 62.8%  13. In Ohio, 44.7% of households are middle class. Kyle Krajnyak/ Getty Images Median household income adjusted for the cost of living: $62,115 Median home value: $151,100 Homeownership rate: 65.9%  See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:These are the watches worn by some of the most powerful CEOs in the worldThe New York City restaurants you should bring clients to if you want to impress them, according to 11 local real-estate agents and executivesThe world's largest brewer, which produces Corona and Budweiser, is about to get even bigger. Meet AB InBev's famously private CEO, who has only one hobby and doesn't like company perks.SEE ALSO: The 17 best US suburbs where you can mortgage a home for under $1,000 a month — hundreds less than the national average rent DON'T MISS: Forget San Francisco: Here are 5 rising tech hubs across the US where housing is still affordable for software engineers
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ATP Finals: Matteo Berrettini beats Dominic Thiem in London round-robin
Matteo Berrettini claims a consolation victory at the ATP Finals as he beats Dominic Thiem in his final group match in London.
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Santa Claus back at work answering Christmas mail
HIMMELPFORT, Germany — Santa Claus is at it again, answering thousands of Christmas letters from children around the world at a special post office in the northern German town of Himmelpfort. As part of the annual event organized by Germany’s Deutsche Post, Santa and 20 helpers last year responded to 277,200 letters from 64 countries....
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Multiple people reported shot at Saugus High School in California
At least six people were reportedly shot during a shooting at a public high school in California Thursday morning. Emergency responders were seen wheeling out several victims on stretchers following the 7:30 a.m. incident at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita. NBC Los Angeles, citing the Los Angeles County Fire Department, said at least six...
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Share your memories of the first Xbox console!
Tomorrow marks the eighteenth anniversary of the original Xbox, the first console from Microsoft that kicked off a rivalry with PlayStation that still burns today. Stockier and arguably more stylish than the first PlayStation, the first generation Xb...
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A timeline of (possible, fascinating) future events from a (wide) variety of perspectives
Back in 2016, New York Magazine tapped a bunch of people from a variety of backgrounds and asked them to imagine events that might take place over the next eight years; as with all futuristic exercises, it's less interesting as a predictive exercise and much more interesting as a diagnostic one, a snapshot of the hopes and dreams for the coming years on the cusp of the 2016 election. Now, in the final months of 2019, New York Magazine has repeated the exercise with new contributors (including me). As with the 2016 edition, this speculative timeline's strength is in its fears and aspirations, not its notional prognostications. The magazine did a good job of gathering contributions from a wide range of backgrounds and situations (for example, prison journalist John J. Lennon speculates on what his life might be like in September 2019, when he imagines that he might get parole for the murder he committed in 2001). Here's my contribution, about the paths we might take to breaking up Big Tech: Today, anyone who hopes to restore the competitive, pluralistic, decentralized internet has to overcome not just the tech companies’ commanding market dominance but also the political influence Big Tech can buy with its monopoly profits. This can seem hopeless: We have to weaken Big Tech’s profits in order to rob it of political power, but while it wields that political power, it’s hard to imagine ever eroding those profits. How then might we arrive at a 2029 where the internet is restored to its unwalled glory and chaos? Read the rest
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Fox News attacks George Kent for... drinking water at the impeachment hearing
Diplomat George Kent brought a large Nalgene bottle to Wednesday's impeachment hearing. What's more, he drank out of it.  The internet was quick to admire Kent's oversized water vessel, but apparently Fox News's Laura Ingraham and Raymond Arroyo did not approve. "He drank a lot of water, Laura," Arroyo said. "I mean, fish are not this hydrated." "What is this? Is he on the treadmill?" said Ingraham. SEE ALSO: George Kent's blue Nalgene was the real star of the impeachment hearing The two hosts also referred to the bottle, which is not even the biggest bottle Nalgene sells, as a "water silo" and a "medical-sized water tower." Read more...More about Fox News, Impeachment, Hydration, George Kent, and Culture
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Shooting reported at high school in Los Angeles area
A shooting was reported Thursday morning at a high school in Santa Clarita near Los Angeles, authorities said.
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United Explorer Card review: Bonus miles, free checked bags, TSA PreCheck, and more
REUTERS/Louis Nastro The popular United Explorer Card offers 2 miles per dollar spent at restaurants, hotels, and United, and 1 mile per dollar everywhere else. Benefits like a free checked bag, a Global Entry or TSA PreCheck credit, and United lounge passes, and access to more award flight space than non-cardholders all add huge value to the card. The sign-up bonus of up to 65,000 miles (40,000 miles after you spend $2,000 in the first three months, and an additional 25,000 miles after you spend $10,000 total in the first six months) on a new account is worth more than enough for a free domestic round-trip flight (just pay taxes and fees). If you're a United loyalist, the Explorer card can be a no-brainer. If you fly United occasionally but want to use travel rewards for other things as well, you should consider a card that earns Ultimate Rewards points, like the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card. Read more personal finance coverage. The United Explorer Card is a great way to save money and get better access to United awards while earning United MileagePlus miles with every dollar you spend. Regular United customers will love a free first bag for the cardholder and a companion on each trip, a statement credit worth up to $100 every four years for TSA PreCheck or Global Entry, and other benefits. United Explorer Card details Annual fee: $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Most maps of Louisiana aren't entirely right. Here's what the state really looks like.See Also:Your credit card could get you a free drink and a comfortable place to relax at the airportThere are different types of credit card rewards — but this is the best oneThe Amex Platinum is available to active-duty servicemembers at no annual fee — but even with the fee, the credit card is a great value
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Fleet of Teslas goes 300,000 miles — here’s what broke and what didn’t
Tesla electric cars in the Tesloop shuttle service have racked up 300,000 miles apiece. Here's what issues those cars experience after accumulating high mileage.
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Insanely brutal fight scene from animated series Primal
Genndy Tartakovsky (creator of Dexter's Lab) has a new cartoon on Adult Swim called Primal. I guess it takes place on the same planet the Flintstones live on because humans and dinosaurs coexist. The animation is superb. Here's a fight scene to give you an idea of how violent it is. Image: YouTube Read the rest
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Mexico is still safe to visit, but there are few things you need to remember while you're there
Associated Press A recently deadly attack on members of a Mexican-American family in northern Mexico has visitors again asking if the country is safe to visit. It is, experts say, but like all countries, there are areas that are unsafe, and visitors need to exercise caution as they would while traveling to any other destination. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Is Mexico safe? After an attack Monday that left nine dual Mexican-American citizens dead and with the country on track to record its most violent year in recent history, more and more people are asking the question. With that in mind, Forbes news magazine asked experts whether traveling to Mexico is a good idea, while Mexico-based journalists with The New York Times responded to readers' questions about the security situation in the country.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Here's what 'Narcos' and 'Sicario' get wrong about Mexican drug cartelsSee Also:Check out these striking photos of British F-35Bs conducting night operations aboard the UK's new aircraft carrierWhy nobody can agree on what just happened in BoliviaThe EU just agreed on 13 more weapons projects to develop more firepower independently of the USSEE ALSO: How Mexico's narco problem has gotten worse, and how it could be fixed, according to a journalist who's seen it up close
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Kellyanne Conway says 'nothing new' in impeachment hearing despite new revelations
Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway argued Thursday that there was "nothing new" in the first public hearing of the impeachment inquiry -- despite the top US diplomat in Ukraine revealing a previously unknown conversation involving President Donald Trump that more directly ties the President to the scandal.
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Google is planning to break into banking with new checking account offerings
This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Banking subscribers earlier this morning. To get this story plus others to your inbox each day, hours before they're published on Business Insider, click here. Google will begin offering checking accounts to consumers next year as part of its push into financial services, The Wall Street Journal reports. The product, currently code-named "Cache," will be run by Citigroup and small lender Stanford Federal Credit Union. Google has made forays into financial services in the past, with mixed results: It launched Google Wallet in 2011 but shut down the associated Google Wallet card in 2016 (and has been rolling Google Wallet into Google Pay). It also ran a site to compare financial products like auto insurance and credit cards between 2015 and 2016 but shuttered it after about a year. To launch a successful checking account, Google will need to incorporate features that stand out and encourage direct deposits. While Google has a sizeable enough addressable base — 46% of smartphones in the US run on Android, per Statcounter — and some consumers would probably be interested in a Google checking account, the mixed results of its past financial services plays suggests that an "if you build it they will come" approach won't be enough.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Starling has hit the 1 million account milestone, placing it among the three most successful UK neobanksZego has become the first UK insurtech to get its own insurance licenseDIGITAL IDENTITY AND THE FUTURE OF BANKING: How digital identity can slash the costs of onboarding and regulatory compliance by up to 70% for banks
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Artisanal Vapers? For Some, The Habit's About Much More Than Quitting Tobacco
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Google Stadia will be missing many features for Monday’s launch
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Rodney Reed's lawyers file to overturn conviction
Reed is scheduled to be executed on November 20 for the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites
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Former Uber execs launch virtual kitchen company out of stealth with $17 million
Former Uber executives have launched a new virtual kitchen platform out of stealth with $17 million in funding from major backers including A16Z.
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Homeowners fill neighborhood pothole with Christmas tree
Some Atlanta homeowners filled with holiday spirit decided to fill a troublesome pothole this week using a lighted, decorated Christmas tree — in hopes that their stunt might galvanize city officials to more permanently fix the problem. “Instead of being negative and screaming and stomping our feet and being ugly about it, why not have...
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Student dies after being found unresponsive on school bus
A Florida high school student died after being found unresponsive on a school bus, police said. The student was on the bus around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday when emergency crews were called to McArthur High School in Hollywood, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported. Paramedics and the school’s resource officer performed CPR before the student was rushed...
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Middle Tennessee State wide receiver charged with rape in 2018 incident, official says
A Middle Tennessee State University wide receiver was charged with two counts of rape Tuesday stemming from a September 2018 incident in Tennessee, an official said.
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'Freedom or death!': bringing America's largest slave revolt back to life – video
Performance artist Dread Scott recreates the largely untold story of the 1811 slave rebellion in southern Louisiana. Winding through old plantation country, petrochemical plants and the city of New Orleans, the Guardian followed re-enactors along the route Continue reading...
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Carl Icahn, amish push to merge HP and Xerox, says his stakes in both printer giants
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn revealed he holds stakes in both HP and Xerox, as he pushes for the two printer giants to merge. Icahn told The Wall Street Journal that he has a 4.24 percent stake in California-based HP, which Xerox wants to buy for $33 billion. The 83-year-old Queens native owns a 10.6 percent...
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Punchh raises $40 million for AI that promotes customer engagement and loyalty
Punchh, which taps a combination of machine learning and omnichannel integrations to create customer journeys, has raised $40 million.
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Hypernet Labs raises $10 million to ‘democratize’ data science
Hypernet Labs, a startup developing a scalable, low-code data science orchestration solution, has raised $10 million in venture capital.
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Razer’s Kraken Ultimate headset sounds just alright, but feels super comfy
How was your weekend? “Not bad, went out with some frie–” Mine was dope. I was at my crib (you can still call a tiny overpriced studio a crib) checking out an unreleased Razer gaming headset that nobody’s tried before. Cuz my life’s dope and I do dope shit. What can I say, I’m a cool guy. I’m so cool I spent the entire Friday pompously bragging to my colleagues I’m reviewing a yet-to-be-launched headset over the weekend. “What kind of a headset,” nobody asked. “I’m really sorry, I signed an NDA, I can’t talk about it. No, I really can’t.” But now… This story continues at The Next Web
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The Top 5 Startups to Watch in 2020
The new year holds great promise for emerging tech firms looking to disrupt multiple industry sectors.
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Apple debuts Research app with new iPhone and Watch health studies
Apple has released its Research app and opened up its latest iPhone and Watch health studies, just after the results of its heart-rate project with Stanford emerged. This time around, it's hoping to uncover insights about women's health, heart and mo...
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Razer unveils its Kraken Ultimate headset with THX Spatial Audio
For competitive gamers, 3D audio can make the difference between locating a sneaking enemy and getting taken down by a well-aimed shot. Razer's gaming headsets have primarily used 7.1 surround sound for 3D audio in the past, but now the company is ex...
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You Can Now Buy an At-Home Medical Exam Kit
Video visits with a doctor are a cheap and quick way to get a medical opinion (and sometimes a prescription) without leaving the house. But the doctor can’t physically examine you, which limits their usefulness. A $300 kit of digital medical devices looks looks like it could change that. Read more...
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Kelsea Ballerini shows off abs at 2019 CMAs in stunning two-piece look
She sparkled.
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German parliament approves compulsory measles vaccinations
Bundestag backs law that will fine parents up to €2,500 if children are not inoculatedGermany’s parliament has voted to make measles vaccinations compulsory for children, in response to a global rise in cases of the disease.Parents who refuse to get their children inoculated face fines of up to €2,500 (£2,140) and a likely ban from nursery or school. Continue reading...
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Three's a crown: photo of three-antlered deer is 'one-in-a-million' find
When Steven Lindberg took a closer look at his image of a deer taken near his Michigan home, he had a surpriseFive years ago, Steven Lindberg vowed to upload an image a day to Facebook, a largely unexceptional exercise that the retired Michigan state legislator often conducted as he was walking his dog near his home in Marquette.Last weekend, Lindberg took a picture of a deer. Ordinarily, that would have been unexceptional too: there are 30 million such animals in North America. Continue reading...
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Cristiano Ronaldo and 'Baby Shark' helped a Singaporean e-commerce group triple its sales last quarter
Cristiano Ronaldo and "Baby Shark" drummed up business for a Singaporean shopping site last quarter. The soccer star dances to a remix of the viral children's song while swiping on Shopee's mobile app in the company's latest advertising campaign. "Building on our successful branding campaign featuring the football icon, Cristiano Ronaldo, we recorded three times more orders on September 9 alone than we did a year ago during our 9.9 shopping event," CEO Forrest Li said on an earnings call this week. View Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Cristiano Ronaldo and "Baby Shark" drummed up business for a Singaporean shopping site last quarter. The Portuguese soccer star dances to a remix of the viral children's song while swiping on Shopee's mobile app in the company's latest advertising campaign. The bizarre video went viral in August.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:10 tricks for remembering everything you readChaos, crazy ideas, and cashing in: Trump and WeWork's Adam Neumann have these 5 things in common'It seems insane now': WeWork employees bought into cofounder Adam Neumann's vision but grew worried as red flags mounted
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Senate report: Whistleblowers blast Trump administration's immigration policies
The Trump administration's immigration policies have taken a toll on some of the officers tasked with carrying them out, according to a scathing report by Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley.
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The Fiver | An England milestone that is as remarkable as a 12th birthday
Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Day five of what Raheem Sterling described as No Big Thing, a “5-10 second thing” so small that The Fiver’s eyes and ears are bleeding from having to read and hear about it. Of course, being the world’s most supercilious football email, we pretend to find the ongoing tedious analysis of minor scuffles beneath us, which is why we’ve written about it for the past two days and are now scribbling about it again, even though it has long since run out of legs. If only there was some actual football we could focus on instead, eh? Continue reading...
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VAR 'alive and kicking', says West Ham co-chairman Gold
A Premier League investigation will lead a consultation on how well VAR is working, but the system is still "alive and kicking", according to West Ham co-chairman David Gold.
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