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Poll: Pete Buttigieg surges to first place in Iowa
CNN's Harry Enten discusses new poll numbers showing Democratic presidential nominee and Mayor Pete Buttigieg leads with Iowa voters.
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The easy money boom is now coming to an end
Happy Monday. A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business' Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here.
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Herbie Hancock review – fusion fantasist digs deep to keep it fresh
London Jazz festival, BarbicanEven after half a century, the jazz legend’s playing was unpredictable as he switched effortlessly between styles There is a well-known photograph of Herbie Hancock aged 23, when he had just joined the Miles Davis Quintet. Taken by Blue Note label co-founder Francis Wolff, it shows Hancock in black and white, fresh-faced, sleeves rolled to the elbow and sitting at the piano. One hand is delicately placed on the keys in waiting, while his head is turned over his shoulder looking expectantly for direction. His face tilts into a shaft of light and his skin radiates its glow back to us in its youthful, untroubled smoothness.Here in 1963, Hancock was already recording his third studio album, Inventions & Dimensions, a Latin-fuelled departure from the modal sound that saw the young pianist labelled a prodigy. In his ensuing 56-year career, Hancock has lost none of the calm, learned focus that marks out that early photograph. With his headline performance at London Jazz festival, he continues in the tradition of bringing up younger musicians – as Davis did with him – now featuring 24-year-old flautist Elena Pinderhughes. Continue reading...
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The Republican defeat in Louisiana shows Trump is 'human repellent spray' for suburban voters, and it could spell big trouble for his reelection chances
On Saturday, Democrat John Bel Edwards claimed a narrow victory over his Republican rival Eddy Rispone in the race for Louisiana governor. Key to the Democratic victory was strong support in traditionally conservative suburban areas, such as Jefferson Parish outside New Orleans.  The result underlines a growing trend of suburban areas swinging to vote for the Democrats, which was key to recent victories for the party in the southern states of Kentucky and Virginia.  The Democratic victory came despite Trump having personally campaigned for Republican candidate Eddy Rispone. Tim Miller, a Republican strategist, told the New York Times that the result is proof President Donald Trump is "human repellent spray for suburban voters who have a conservative disposition." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For the second time in weeks, President Donald Trump's personal bid to lift a Republican candidate to victory in a closely fought gubernatorial race failed.  On Saturday, socially conservative Democrat John Bel Edwards won his reelection bid in the deep red-state of Louisiana, beating Republican challenger Eddy Rispone with 51% of the vote to 49%. 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:John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, wins second term as Louisiana governor in a major rebuke to TrumpBill Clinton, the last president to get impeached, told Trump that his best bet is to ignore it and get on with his jobRudy Giuliani says he has 'insurance' if Trump tries to throw him under the bus in the impeachment process
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Eden Hazard Says Frank Lampard 'Can Be One of the Best Managers in the World'
Real Madrid star Eden Hazard has praised former team-mate and current Chelsea boss Frank Lampard , whom he has suggested can go to the top of the game as a manager...
UK's Johnson drops corporate tax cuts to fund spending as election nears
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday he was putting on hold further cuts in corporation tax and told voters he would pump the money into services such as health instead, addressing a central issue in the Dec. 12 election.
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Nowt but a fleeting thing: a young farmer's fight for survival – video
A film about a young farmer’s connection to the land, his animals and a changing world in the north of England. Battling against unsustainable farming methods and an unenthusiastic market, Adam Crowe continues to work on two neighbouring farms while fighting to launch his own business and breed a flock of sheep. In rural Britain, the threat of poverty is often frighteningly close Continue reading...
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4 dead, 'unknown suspects' at large after 10 people shot at California football watch party
Four people were killed and six people were injured after "unknown suspects" snuck into a "friend and family gathering" in Fresno, Calif, police said.       
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Wine Moguls Destroy Land And Pay Small Fines As Cost Of Business, Say Activists
In California, fines are being levied against winemakers who violate environmental laws, but activists say they are a drop in the bucket compared to the damage.
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2020 NFL Mock Draft: 1st-Round Predictions for Top Prospects After Week 11
While they haven't yet secured the first pick in the 2020 NFL draft, the Cincinnati Bengals took another step toward that "goal" by dropping to 0-10 in Week 11...
Saracens drop appeal against £5.4m fine and 35-point Premiership penalty
• Premiership Rugby welcomes club u-turn over appeal• League table will be updated with immediate effectSaracens have dropped their appeal against heavy punishments for breaking the Premiership’s salary cap.The English and European champions have decided not to contest the £5.4m fine and 35-point penalty imposed for infractions over the course of the past three seasons. Continue reading...
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Microsoft’s Cortana is sleeping with the fishes
Lots of people are fine with allowing a helpful wiretap into their lives. I am not one of them. None of them. So, when I heard that Cortana was being sent out to pasture by Microsoft, I was pretty excited. The dismantling of surveillance apparatus that’s slimed its way into our daily lives always leaves me feeling a little frisky. From Gizmodo: That’s according to a support article Microsoft posted to several regional markets this week, though a spokesperson later clarified to Gizmodo that only users in the following areas can expect to say goodbye to the voice assistant: Great Britain, Australia, Germany, Mexico, China, Spain, Canada, and India. Despite dropping the app in these regions, Cortana itself remains “an integral part” of the company’s business model to incorporate “conversational computing and productivity” into its products according to the spokesperson, so Microsoft doesn’t appear to be closing the coffin on it entirely. According to Gizmodo, at least in North America, we’ll have to put up with the company’s post-Clippy assistant on our smartphones until January 31, 2020. Cortana’s death has been a long time coming. Last year, Microsoft’s CEO admitted that the company’s virtual assistant could keep up with the likes of Alexa or Siri. Score one for those of us who don’t want our gadgets listening in on us. I can only hope that Halo’s Master Chief will be able to quickly deal with the loss of his long-term companion and move on with his life. Image via Wikipedia Commons Read the rest
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Listen to Episode 9 of ‘Gang’s All Here’: Sam Darnold’s Career Day feat. Vinny Testaverde
Stop the presses. The Jets have won two straight games. On the latest edition of the “Gang’s All Here” Jets football podcast with the New York Post, Brian Costello is joined from Washington by NY Post football columnist Steve Serby. Coz and Serb break down the Jets’ 34-17 victory over the Redskins. They analyze Jamal...
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The Best Landing Spots for Yasiel Puig to Become an MLB Star Again
There may be no greater enigma on Major League Baseball's 2019-20 offseason market than Yasiel Puig . After six years with the Los Angeles Dodgers between 2013 and 2018 and one ...
Fantasy Basketball 2019: Hidden Gems to Pick Up for NBA Week 5
A few of the NBA 's top surprise performers in the last week have been consistently producing for most of the season...
NFL Week 12 Predictions: Early Projections for Vegas' Odds, Lines and Spreads
The 2019 NFL season has reached its home stretch. In Week 11, the Cincinnati Bengals fell to 0-10, officially becoming the first team to be eliminated from playoff contention...
College Football Rankings 2019: Latest Polls, Predictions for Week 13 Standings
LSU's four-week run atop the AP Top 25 may face its toughest challenge yet in Week 13. Ohio State has the potential to secure its third win over a ranked foe and first Top 10 victory of the season at home against Penn State...
Previewing the 10 Biggest Storylines of the MLB Offseason
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Dear Therapist: I’m Not Ready to Spend the Holidays With My Dad and His Girlfriend
Editor’s Note: Every Monday, Lori Gottlieb answers questions from readers about their problems, big and small. Have a question? Email her at Dear Therapist,I'm in my late 20s and my parents recently divorced after several decades of marriage. The divorce process was initiated about a year ago, and finalized about six months ago. I genuinely feel relieved that my mom and dad got divorced, and I think it is the best thing for both of them. My dad quickly got a new girlfriend, which I expected, and she moved in with him. I've met her once, at a large gathering, and she seems fine. My sibling has been living abroad temporarily, so has not yet met her.For the upcoming holidays, my sibling and I will likely spend half of Thanksgiving day at my dad's house and the other half at my mom's house. When discussing Thanksgiving, my dad indicated that he is expecting us to spend time with his girlfriend (who will be doing the cooking) and her family (her adult children, their spouses, and her grandchildren, none of whom I've met).Is it acceptable for me to express that I'd prefer for my sibling and I to spend that time on Thanksgiving with my dad only? Is this a boundary I have a right to set? Or do I just need to suck it up and deal with it? It's not that I dislike her, or want my parents to get back together, or feel like I'm betraying my mom; this just seems like way too much too soon, and my sibling and I feel like we should have been asked whether we'd like to spend the holiday with these new people.AnonymousDear Anonymous,A common misconception is that divorce is easier on families with adult children than it is on families with younger children still at home. After all, adult children aren’t at the mercy of inconvenient custody schedules, or fights about what’s allowed at one house or the other when it comes to homework, bedtimes, manners, cleanliness, screen time, or food choices. They don’t have to live under the same roof with stepparents or stepsiblings they may not like, or with parents on the brink of divorce having hushed conversations (or loud arguments) just down the hall.The thinking goes like this: Having launched their own lives, adult children are safely out of the fray. This is, in fact, why many parents wait until their children leave the house before splitting up.But divorce is often just as hard on adult children—and what makes it even harder is the assumption that they aren’t affected. The result is that their needs aren’t given appropriate attention—not just by the parents, but also by the adult children themselves.By that I mean, you may believe that your parents are better off divorced, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t experiencing a loss, no matter how on board with the divorce you are. You may have had ideas about celebrating milestones in your own future family with your family of origin intact, and now those holidays and milestones will look different. Perhaps you’ve also lost the home that you grew up in, the place where the majority of your life’s memories reside. And because you’re an adult, your parents may rely on you for emotional support or share information they wouldn’t have if the divorce had happened when you were younger, leaving you lacking a safe parent-child boundary you had growing up—and still should have as an adult.When parents’ new partners enter the scene, things get even more complicated. Whereas most parents are aware that younger kids need time and care to adjust to new people in their lives, most parents expect adult children to do so with ease. What parents often don’t consider is that their adult children are still adjusting to the losses from the divorce and that they might have complex feelings about the presence of these new partners. For one, they might feel resentful that they have to share their parent with a whole new family. In your case, your dad now has more adult children (and grandchildren) involved in his life, which might compete with the time he spends with you and your sibling (and your future children, if you choose to have any). There may also someday be a financial element. Some of his resources could go to a new family that would have gone exclusively to you and your sibling and your families. This new setup might ultimately affect your inheritance as well. And you might have some feelings about that.It sounds like what you want to say to your dad is that he is not aware that your parents’ divorce—no matter how “right” it is for both of them—is still a loss for you, and that though you’re an adult, you need him to have the compassion and insight of a parent right now. Tell him that you need time to adjust to these new family dynamics. Let him know that you need to wrap your head (and heart) around the new people in his life, with whom you may not immediately (or ever) click and with whom you didn’t grow up. Tell him that spending Thanksgiving with these new people feels like a lot of pressure and also a loss of alone time with him. Let him know that establishing new family traditions happens gradually, as does grieving the loss of “home” as you knew it. Explain that having two homes during holidays for the rest of your life will be logistically inconvenient and possibly emotionally draining, but that right now it is especially daunting, and you’d like his understanding and patience as you navigate this new normal.None of this should be minimized or, worse, kept to yourself. You have a right to express how you feel, even if your father wishes you felt otherwise. Divorcing parents need to be parents even when their kids are adults. And sometimes, they just need a reminder that no matter how much their lives change (and no matter how happy you might be for their newfound happiness), you’ll always be their child. Having your parents get divorced is hard at any age, but the benefit of being an adult is that you can articulate your needs clearly and lovingly in a way that younger children often can’t. And once that happens, parents generally take those needs seriously.Dear Therapist is for informational purposes only, does not constitute medical advice, and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician, mental-health professional, or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. By submitting a letter, you are agreeing to let The Atlantic use it—in part or in full—and we may edit it for length and/or clarity.
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Burglars Really Do Use Bluetooth Scanners to Find Laptops and Phones
Bluetooth scanners are readily available and easy to use—which means that smash-and-grab car break-in might not have been pure chance.
How Earnest Research Into Gay Genetics Went Wrong
When a well-intentioned study led to a dubious DNA test for same-sex attraction, it exposed the need for safeguards on research in the age of big genetic data.
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Biggest NFL Draft Risers and Fallers After Week 12 of College Football
College football brought us a late-season Separation Saturday in an action-packed day. Two of the Power Five undefeated teams went down, and plenty of the powers held serve...
A good NFL quarterback isn’t *that* hard to find
Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images This week, the best quarterbacks in the league were undervalued, and some of the most vaunted sucked out loud. The NFL and NFL-adjacent people are so bad at evaluating quarterbacks, it’s scary. It feels perfect to bring this up now, considering the weekend we just had. Colin Kaepernick held a workout and proved he’s still the same really good player he was when he was forced out of the league — all while golden children and heirs apparent stunk up my TV so bad I wanted to change the channel on multiple games. Of course, the opposite is true too, and you might see a theme here while we break down the best and worst quarterbacks of the weekend. Lamar Jackson posted a QB rating of 139.2, his fifth game this season finishing with a rating over 100. This from a guy who some honestly, fervently believed was going to have to move to wide receiver in the NFL in order to be effective. How the hell has Dak Prescott’s season been so quiet? I understand we all have this unspoken oath not to compliment anything the Cowboys do, but like ... damn he’s been phenomenal. On Sunday, Prescott became the first Cowboys quarterback to throw for over 3,000 yards in the first 10 games of a season. At this pace, he will finish with over 5,100 yards and 34 touchdowns. Prescott wasn’t taken until the fourth round of the 2016 draft. It’s early to say it, but we can go there: He might be the best QB of that class, period. Then there’s Jacksonville. This one is a little more complicated. On the one hand I get it; the Jags paid a lot of money to Nick Foles, and the old NFL adage is that guys shouldn’t lose their jobs due to injury. On the other hand, no team deserves more of a pass in breaking unwritten rules than the Jaguars. They hadn’t seen inspiring quarterback play through two presidents, maybe longer depending on how highly you value David Garrard. Then finally someone exciting comes along in Gardner Minshew and gives fans hope. Sure, he struggled a little recently, but Minshew was whisked away just so Foles could return and get blown out by the Colts. Meanwhile in Carolina, the Panthers learned that maybe, just maybe, Kyle Allen isn’t the second coming of Tom Brady. On Sunday, he threw four interceptions against one of the league’s worst pass defenses, helping the Panthers to a 29-3 loss against the hapless Falcons. Remember when Allen was so transcendent Cam Newton was out the door? Yeah, that was 10 days ago ... lol. So dumb. Mitchell Trubisky ain’t it — at least not this season. The Bears have a good enough defense that they could probably make waves right now if they had someone who didn’t need 43 throws to get 190 yards. And a reminder: Mitchell Trubisky was drafted 2nd overall in the 2017 NFL Draft.Patrick Mahomes was drafted 10th and Deshaun Watson was drafted 12th.— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) November 18, 2019 The point of all this is to note just how dumb the NFL has gotten when it comes to the quarterback position. There’s such a thing as overthinking the obvious, and passers have been turned into pretzels with tenuous hyperbole, overexaggerated criticism, and bizarre, tangential justifications for potential failure like hand size or “ability to process information.” My tip to the NFL teams out there trying to find a quarterback in 2020 and beyond: If you have a guy and he doesn’t suck, don’t part ways with him. If you don’t have a guy, find one in college who is good and can win games, and then draft him. Done. The rest is all noise. My second tip to NFL teams in need of a quarterback: If you’re hovering around the .500 mark thanks to your defense and running back, but keep getting let down by the guy throwing the football, sign Kaepernick, you dumbos. I know someone out there might convince you he’d be a “distraction,” but I promise you watching Kyle Allen throw four interceptions, or Trubisky average 4.4 YPA is way more distracting that anything Kap could do. Hear me, Panthers? Listening, Bears? Anyway, let’s jump around the league before I get death threats. The customer is always right. "Sell the team! Sell the team!"— Jim Brady (@jimbrady) November 17, 2019 This chant should be legally binding. I don’t know how we’d enforce it, but I’m sure there’s some way we could claim the Washington NFL team by eminent domain. I want to give this team back to the fans. By all accounts, the franchise is worth $3.4 billion. That means if we just tacked 86 cents on everyone’s taxes a month, we could all claim ownership of the team. I’m not a legal expert but I am 100 percent sure this will work. I mean, it can’t be worse than the alternative, which is seeing $10 home tickets not ever sell out in Washington. Rules don’t make sense anymore. As a leader in the NFL, we need someone new in New York deciding calls.— Deandre Hopkins (@DeAndreHopkins) November 17, 2019 That was not called a penalty, even after a challenge. Then: This was called DEFENSIVE pass interference on the #Cardinals— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) November 17, 2019 I know people are saying the 49ers’ non-call is payback for a blown call earlier, but I think we should just accept that NFL refs try to have make goods. They should have to turn to the camera and make the physical embodiment of the shrug emoji when they know a call is coming down that everyone hates and it will make no sense. That way, at least we could be a little more understanding. I’d like to file a missing person’s report on Jared Goff. What has happened to our beautiful, sweet, football boy? The last time I really paid attention to him, Goff was this 4,000-yard, MVP-maybe player who took the Rams to the Super Bowl. Now he’s basically Sam Darnold, but with a better haircut, an intact spleen, and a greater chance I’d mistake him for Ryan Gosling while squinting. Don’t believe me? Oh, you probably wanted a stat comparison ... Darnold: 148/234 (63.2%), 1,600 yds, 11 TD, 10 INT, 81.1 ratingGoff: 225/373 (60.3%), 2,783 yds, 11 TD, 10 INT, 82.1 rating Anthony Miller with the sneak of the week.— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) November 18, 2019 I totally respect the “sneaking one more cookie from the jar” kind of hustle on this play. Who cares if you’re in a stadium full of people? You only need to fool a few zebras to make this all pay off. The NFL’s most emotional hip. The Bears say Mitch Trubisky has a hip injury and is questionable to return.— JJ Stankevitz (@JJStankevitz) November 18, 2019 The Bears didn’t take this hip news well. If you’re watching on TV, you saw NBC capture this. Of course, we’ll have questions for Matt Nagy after the game. #Bears— Rich Campbell (@Rich_Campbell) November 18, 2019 Shameless self-promotion for my memes. Ron showing up at Cam's house tonight like— James Dator (@James_Dator) November 17, 2019 For the love of God, don’t get rid of Cam Newton, Panthers.
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Warren Gatland: ‘I would’ve gone into a final against England feeling we could win’
The former Wales head coach on what might have been at the World Cup, looking forward to the Lions and whether he’ll one day coach the All Blacks“Absolutely,” Warren Gatland says when he is asked if he would still love to coach the All Blacks one day. “I went back and gave my reasons why I just couldn’t apply for the job right now. I’ve got it on my phone.”There is a long pause while the New Zealander, who has just completed 12 years as head coach of Wales and took them to their second World Cup semi-final under him last month in Japan, flicks through his emails. The 56-year-old Gatland is a principled man and so, out of respect for Mike Anthony, New Zealand Rugby’s high performance manager, he requests that I don’t use verbatim quotes from his emailed reply in which he explains his reasons for not putting his name forward as the next All Black coach. Continue reading...
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Marcus Smart and the Celtics finally feel the pain
Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images We have that and more in Monday’s NBA newsletter. Going into the closing seconds against the Sacramento Kings on Sunday evening, the Boston Celtics hadn’t experienced the bitter taste of defeat since opening night some three weeks ago. The Celtics have been catching opponents out with a surprisingly deft offense and a strong defense all season, winning blow-outs and close games alike. Everything the Celtics were supposed to be last season, they were now. On Sunday, they learned they can still feel pain in defeat. Marcus Smart had the ball and a chance to go for the win on the road in Sacramento. He drove and fired up a floater that looked pretty good on release. It bounced on the rim and hung there, frozen in time for a second with the Boston bench on that end trying with all their considerable might to will it in. But it rolled off after the buzzer sounded, and the Celtics took an L for just the second time this season. "What a finish here in Sacramento!"— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) November 17, 2019 Boston could actually be in a world of hurt now, having split the Northern California start of a five-game road trip. Next up: the Suns, Clippers, and Nuggets, three strong teams in the next five days. With Gordon Hayward out, the margin for error is smaller, as the loss in Sacramento showed. The Heat and Bucks have kept up with the C’s through their win streak, and the Sixers are due some home games after a road-heavy start. It’s great that Boston is in such good shape this season. But with that fast start comes elevated expectations. Often, elevated expectations bring bitter disappointment. Let’s see if Sunday’s finish was a first taste of plenty more to come or just a one-off. Scores Friday’s scores. Saturday’s scores. Sunday’s scores:Sixers 114, Cavaliers 95Celtics 99, Kings 100Wizards 121, Magic 125Nuggets 131, Grizzlies 114Warriors 100, Pelicans 108Hawks 101, Clippers 122 Schedule All times Eastern. Games are on League Pass unless otherwise noted. Cavaliers at Knicks, 7Pacers at Nets, 7:30Hornets at Raptors, 7:30Bucks at Bulls, 8Blazers at Rockets, 8, NBA TVSpurs at Mavericks, 8:30Celtics at Suns, 9Wolves at Jazz, 9Thunder at Clippers, 10:30 Links I wrote about why the Lakers are so good: two superstars and an elite defense. Paul Flannery on the Celtics’ lack of a ceiling. Michael Pina on what’s changed about Jayson Tatum. Zito Madu insists that you never take your eyes off of Ja Morant. Carmelo Anthony’s life chapters, ranked. Why the entire basketball world is rooting for Melo. Mike Prada on the Blazers’ transition year. Why Nike’s partnership with Amazon fell apart. This dude on Monmouth is just hilarious. No better way to finish a 55-point loss at Kansas. The Raptors aren’t giving Jonas Valanciunas, C.J. Miles, or Delon Wright -- all traded in the middle of last season -- championship rings. Drake got one, though! Danny Green dunking on Allen Crabbe: an oral history. But seriously, this LeBron dunk on Nemanja Bjelica. Sheesh! Be excellent to each other.
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Live fish removed from boy’s nostril
This boy caught a fish — with his nose. Watch the stomach-turning moment a doctor in southern India removes a presumably live fish from the nostril of a 13-year-old boy. The kid was in pain and claimed he could feel the tiny intruder moving around in his face. The fish had entered the boy’s left...
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Decoding how some animals pause pregnancies could unlock new cancer treatments
Putting your pregnancy on pause until the time is right to give birth sounds like something out of a sci-fi novel, but for many mammals what’s known as “embryonic diapause” is an essential part of raising their young. Although scientists have known since the 1850s that some animals have this ability, it is only now becoming clear how it could teach us valuable lessons about human pregnancy, stem cells, and cancer. Which animals can do this? More than 130 species of mammal can pause their pregnancies. The pause can last anywhere between a couple of days and 11 months. In… This story continues at The Next Web
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Woman recorded 70,000 hours of news broadcasts
A documentary about Marion Stokes (d. 2012), the civil rights activist, feminist, and news archivist who recorded 70,000 hours of broadcasts over three decades, is coming out. She had VCRs running all day for decades! Stokes and her recordings, which have been acquired by the Internet Archive in Richmond, California, are the subject of director Matt Wolf’s new film called "Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project.” Wolf first heard about the tapes from media coverage from when the collection was transported from Philadelphia to the Bay Area. He makes films about archival footage and thought Stokes’ collection was “unprecedented.” “It felt like an archive that could include anything and everything,” he says. “And that challenge and that possibility really appealed to me.” In the BBS, Akimbo_NOT links to a review and the collection itself at What drove the obsession? That, of course, is the subject — the essential mystery — of “Recorder.” When the movie first tells us about Marion Stokes and her ultimate expression of news mania, it sounds like she’s suffering from a peculiar information-age version of OCD, or maybe some bizarrely abstract form of hoarding. She was collecting VHS tapes, but she was really collecting what was on those tapes. (One listens to her story and thinks: If only she’d had the Cloud!) Read the rest
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What matters this morning with George Stephanopoulos: 3 stories I'm following
ABC News' George Stephanopoulos shares the key stories he's following today and why they are important.
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China tells U.S. and Britain to stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs
China’s ambassador to London said on Monday foreign countries, including the United States and Britain, should stop interfering in Hong Kong's internal affairs as protesters continued to battle with Hong Kong police.
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After Times Report, China Defends Its Crackdown on Muslims
The Foreign Ministry said an article based on government records had smeared China’s war on terrorism, but did not dispute the documents’ authenticity.
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Nicolas Cage gets role of a lifetime... as Nicolas Cage
The actor will play a version of himself accepting $1m to attend a superfan’s party in The Unbearable Weight of Massive TalentNicolas Cage is to play himself in a film called The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, it has been announced.Deadline reports that Cage will play a fictionalised version of himself in what is described as a “meta” story, in which he is paid $1m to attend a wealthy superfan’s birthday party. According to the plot description, he has to “become a version of some of his most iconic and beloved characters in order to extricate himself from an increasingly dangerous situation”. Continue reading...
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Paul McCartney teases about Glastonbury 2020 performance
Wet it be? Former Beatle hints he will be playing the 50th anniversary of the festival with clues on TwitterPaul McCartney has heavily hinted he will be performing at the Glastonbury festival in 2020.He posted an image on his Twitter featuring Philip Glass, Emma Stone and Chuck Berry: Glass-Stone-Berry, or Glastonbury. Continue reading...
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Here's what happened when Mythbusters let bulls loose in a china shop
Merriam-Webster defines "bull in a china shop" as "a person who breaks things or who often makes mistakes or causes damage in situations that require careful thinking or behavior." But Mythbusters actually let a bull loose in a china shop and learned that bulls are . . . "very careful" of the china. When the team released more and more bulls amidst the shelving, the bulls just continued to diligently avoid bumping into anything: (Via Robin Sloan and lenazun.) Read the rest
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The Morning After: Google Stadia's launch game line-up gets a big boost
Hey, good morning! We kick off the week with the launch of Google's much-publicized Stadia streaming game service tomorrow, with the company fleshing out the launch line-up with an extra 10 games -- although none of them are particularly new, and non...
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President Trump Is Terrified That Banning Flavored Vapes Might Cost Him Votes
President Donald Trump insisted back in September that he would soon ban flavored vape products in an effort to make them less appealing to children. But the ban is almost certainly dead, if the latest anonymous reports cascading out of the White House can be believed.Read more...
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Logitech’s Adaptive Gaming Kit is a cheaper way in to accessible gaming
Image: Logitech Logitech’s new Adaptive Gaming Kit is a collection of 12 buttons and triggers designed to work with Microsoft’s Xbox Adaptive Controller to make gaming more accessible to people with disabilities. The buttons plug into the Adaptive Controller’s 3.5mm jacks, the triggers plug in via USB, and all of them can then be mapped to different controller functions to play Xbox or PC games. Microsoft’s Xbox Adaptive Controller has supported third-party inputs like these since launch, but Logitech’s bundle is a far more affordable way to get yourself kitted out with a wide range of accessories. Previously, individual buttons could cost almost $50 each when bought directly from Microsoft. Logitech’s kit, meanwhile, includes three small buttons, three... Continue reading…
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Prince Andrew told the Queen his car-crash BBC interview about Jeffrey Epstein was a 'great success' and will end criticism of him, reports say
Youtube/BBC Newsnight Sources close to Prince Andrew said he thought his high-stakes interview with the BBC over his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein went well, according to British media. Anonymous quotes from allies of the prince in The Sun and Daily Mail said he told his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, it was a "great success" and would put to rest criticism of him. That assessment is starkly at odds with most reaction to the interview, which was widely described as a car-crash, and has instead intensified attacks on Andrew. The most salient criticism is that he did not express sympathy for the victims of Epstein's sex-trafficking. Many also found implausible his alibi of not having had sex with Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre because he was otherwise occupied at a Pizza Express in suburban England. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  Prince Andrew told his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, that his car-crash interview with the BBC was "mission accomplished" and "will end criticism of him," according to reports in British media. A source close to the Prince referred told The Sun newspaper that he referred to the interview, on his friendship with the dead pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, as "a great success" in a conversation at church on Sunday. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: WeWork went from a $47 billion valuation to a failed IPO. Here's how the company makes money.See Also:THE IN-STORE CHECKOUT REVOLUTION: How payments companies can take advantage of a $21 billion opportunityI'm a financial planner, and here's the best advice I can give you about getting help with your moneyUber's co-founders are starting to cash out of the ride-hailing giant. Here's the pitch deck they created back in 2008, way before it was a $45 billion ride-hailing giant.
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Deadly attack at a football watch party in California
At least 10 people were shot and four of them were killed at a football watch party in Fresno, California on Sunday night. - RSS Channel
Israel Folau links Australia's bushfires and drought to the country's same-sex and abortion laws
A leading Australian rugby player has suggested that Australia's bushfires and droughts are punishments from God for the country's same-sex and abortion laws.
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Here's the latest for Monday November 18th: 10 shot at party in Fresno, California; Protesters, police clash in Hong Kong; more.       
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‘Ford v Ferrari’ races to No. 1 at the box office
NEW YORK (AP) — “Ford v Ferrari” left its competition in the rearview mirror, racing to an estimated $31 million debut at the box office in a No. 1 finish that counted as a win for big-budget originality. James Mangold’s racing drama rode into the weekend with strong reviews and Oscar buzz for its leads,...
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The Las Vegas marathon featured a run through wedding
Billed as "the ultimate chance to proclaim your love in an unforgettable, 'only in Vegas' experience," last weekend's Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas marathon featured a Run Thru Wedding at mile 2.7. It's an annual tradition, and pretty appealing to anyone who has struggled planning a big wedding: “The ceremony was very quick, but I couldn’t have asked for more” Here are some of the happy couples: Only on the #StripatNight... Congratulations to all the couples who got married and renewed their vows tonight at the 2019 Run Thru Wedding!
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A celebrity deepfake roundtable with Tom Cruise and Jeff Goldblum is as weird as it sounds
The film site Collider has created a deepfake roundtable that has to be seen to be (dis)believed. It stars Robert Downey, Jr., George Lucas, Tom Cruise, Ewan McGregor, and Jeff Goldblum, and while it’s an obvious fake, it’s also a pretty entertaining one. We’ve really gone to a strange place in the uncanny valley. The key ingredient is the use of celebrity impersonators to provide the base performance for each fake. Then with the help of machine learning, the impersonators’ faces are overlaid with those of their Hollywood targets. The results aren’t perfect (just look at the mismatch with the lighting on fake Tom Cruise, for example) but they’re certainly compelling. You can get an idea of what the actors looked like before and after... Continue reading…
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Russian internet giant grants veto powers to Kremlin-linked body
Yandex agrees to corporate restructuring in move likely to increase government oversight Yandex, the Russian search giant, has agreed to a corporate restructuring that will grant a veto over key company decisions – such as those covering the security of personal data and intellectual property – to a body with close government ties.The decision to offer a “golden share” to the newly-formed Fund for Public Interest (FIP) to “defend the country’s interests” is likely to increase Kremlin oversight of Yandex, Russia’s largest internet company. Continue reading...
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