Spain 'cannot wait any longer' to have a government, says PP leader Casado

The leader of Spain's conservative People's Party, Pablo Casado, on Sunday said the country "cannot wait any longer" to have a government, without spelling out if he would do anything to help a government being put together.
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Florida man in ‘MAGA’ shirt robs bank, then gives some money back
A bank robber in a “Make America Great Again” T-shirt allegedly held up a Wells Fargo branch in Florida — but told a teller “you gave me too much” when she handed over $900 more than he’d asked for, according to a new report. Sandy Hawkins, 73, of Boca Raton, wore a blue, short-sleeve shirt...
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Michael J. Pollard of ‘House of 1000 Corpses’ dead at 80
Michael J. Pollard, a character actor best known for roles in 2003’s “House of 1000 Corpses” and 1967’s “Bonnie and Clyde,” has died. He was 80. His death was announced by rock star and filmmaker Rob Zombie, who directed Pollard in his role as Stucky in the former cult film. “We have lost another member...
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Chris Noth has a bad day on the court and more star snaps
Chris Noth tries to take a bite out of the competition, Liam Hemsworth wipes out and more...
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Video shows hit-and-run driver mow down elderly Bronx woman
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Watch the viral clip of Sacha Baron Cohen tearing into Mark Zuckerberg over hate speech, violence, and political lies on Facebook
Actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen had harsh words for the country's biggest tech companies while accepting the International Leadership Award from the Anti-Defamation League on Thursday. Cohen criticized online platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Google for generating "the greatest propaganda machine in history," and giving violent extremists a platform to reach billions of people. Cohen called Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's stance on free speech "ludicrous," referring to Facebook's unwillingness to remove political ads and other social media posts that contain intentional lies and misinformation. "Freedom of speech is not freedom of reach," Cohen said during the 25-minute speech aimed at some of the world's most powerful tech companies. You can watch Cohen's full acceptance speech below, and read our complete breakdown for more context. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Youtube Embed: // Width: 560px Height: 315px NOW WATCH: Apple just released iOS 13.2 with 60 new emoji and emoji variations. Here's how everyday people submit their own emoji.See Also:Sacha Baron Cohen tore into Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook over hate speech, violence, and political liesFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had an undisclosed dinner with Trump and Peter Thiel at the White HouseAmnesty says Google and Facebook threaten human rightsSEE ALSO: Sacha Baron Cohen tore into Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook over hate speech, violence, and political lies
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John Bolton says his Twitter account was 'suppressed unfairly' after he left the Trump White House, and he dropped a cryptic hint that he might drop a bombshell
The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images Former national security adviser John Bolton raised eyebrows with a cryptic tweet that appeared to hint at a potential bombshell as the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump continues. The tweet comes after new details of Bolton's relationship with Trump emerged in recent testimonies to Congress during the impeachment inquiry, painting him as an increasingly central figure to the interactions at the center of House Democrats' interest. Former National Security Council official Fiona Hill told Congress about a dramatic meeting that Bolton abruptly left a meeting after US ambassador Gordon Sondland said Ukraine had to commit to investigations favorable to President Donald Trump to meet with him at the White House. Chuck Cooper, Bolton's attorney, hinted at the former ambassador's extensive involvement and knowledge in activities related to Trump's dealings with Ukraine in a letter to Congress earlier this month. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former national security adviser John Bolton raised eyebrows with a cryptic tweet Friday morning when he hinted at a major potential bombshell after liberating his Twitter account. The tweet comes after testimony in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump has pointed to Bolton as a potentially key figure in filling in the gaps of questions into Trump's alleged pressure on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky for his own political gain.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:Former NSC official Fiona Hill gave a masterclass on what it means to be a nonpartisan fact witnessFiona Hill and David Holmes gave powerful testimony about how everything was about to 'blow up' with Trump and Ukraine. Here are the biggest takeaways from their impeachment-inquiry hearing.Trump openly admitted on live TV to doing the thing he's accused of in the impeachment inquirySEE ALSO: John Bolton's lawyer dropped an intriguing hint that shows why he could be the most dangerous witness against Trump
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Behringer cloned the buzzy Wasp Deluxe synth
Behringer has been cloning old analog synths and drum machines, and doing it for cheap. Its latest creation is the Wasp Deluxe, an "ultra-affordable homage" to the iconic synth born in 1978.
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Arby’s will have Sonic kids meal toys
Gotta go fast ... to Arby's. The fast food chain has announced that will give away Sonic the Hedgehog toys with its kids meals.
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Play Chess Against Simulated Grand Masters on Chess DB
I just lost at chess to Bobby Fischer, three times in a row. Then for a change of pace, I lost to Magnus Carlsen, world champion since 2013. Then I lost to the lowest-ranked player I could choose, 15-year-old Abhishek K. Over 29,000 people can play chess better than Abhishek. I cannot. Read more...
Behavior Science Expert Chase Hughes Trains Real-World Jason Bournes on How to Negotiate, Interrogate, and Read People for Extreme Persuasion
Hint: It has to do with laundry.
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Tony Robbins accused of sexually assaulting high schooler at summer camp
Motivational speaker Tony Robbins has been accused of sexually assaulting a high schooler at a summer camp. We've written previously here at Boing Boing about that time when than people were burned during a Tony Robbins "motivational" firewalk. As Rob put it, the “Motivational speaker failed to motivate 21 people to walk over hot coals fast enough.” Buzzfeed News and others have reported extensively on allegations of abuse and sexual misconduct involving the self-help guru. New reporting shows there is more where that came from. “Tony Robbins has been accused of sexually assaulting a high schooler at a summer camp,” says Buzzfeed's Katie Baker. “Jane Bradley and I tracked down eyewitnesses, dozens of sources, teenage diary entries and the alleged victim herself to tell this story.” Excerpt: Nearby in the woods, close enough to see Robbins kissing a camper with his arms wrapped around her, stood 16-year-old Eva Bush. Her first impulse was jealousy; then it hit her that Robbins was a grown man, and her feelings turned to anger. That camper, she thought, was “definitely too young,” and the self-help guru was in a position of power. You’re taking fucking advantage, she thought at the time. Under the trees with Robbins was Elle, a studious teenager who, along with the other campers, had been sent to SuperCamp by her parents to boost her grades, build self-confidence, and gain new life skills. To protect her identity, BuzzFeed News is not revealing her full name or exact age, but she was under 18 — legally a minor in California — at the time of the events described. Read the rest
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Queens neighbors horrified to learn three people were killed in fire at abandoned home
Neighbors of a long-abandoned Queens home that went up in flames late Thursday were hoping no one was inside — then three bodies were carried out. Authorities say the blaze erupted in the home on Farmers Boulevard near 110th Road in Jamaica around 11:55 p.m. Thursday, killing a trio of squatters. The building had been...
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Trump’s Senate Impeachment Defense Will Be to Put Joe Biden on Trial
There’s every reason to believe Trump will try to mount an extended attack on Biden as part of his defense in a Senate trial.
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Listen to the original, slower, better (!) version of Men at Work's "Down Under"
This is Men at Work's "Down Under" as it was originally released in 1980 as the B-side to the band's self-released "Keypunch Operator" 7". A year later, the band re-recorded it for their Columbia Records debut Business As Usual. The track flew up the Australian charts and hit number one in the US a few years later as the video (below) became an early MTV staple. I remember it spurring me to look up the meaning of vegemite. Then in 2010, the band lost a controversial copyright infringement suit brought by record company Larrikin Music who argued that the song contained a riff from the traditional children's song Kookaburra that most people thought to be in the public domain but, apparently, wasn't. Anyhoo, while the band was arguably oversharing their reggae inspirations on the original version, I prefer it to the later recording. It has a nice swing to it. Read the rest
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Trump administration may allow drilling in Alaskan conservation areas
Critics say the reversal could harm indigenous communities and wildlife
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Ban on flavored vapes could lead to loss of 150,000 jobs, $8.4 billion sales hit: report
A potential U.S. ban on e-cigarette flavors could result in a loss of more than 150,000 jobs and a direct sales hit of $8.4 billion, according to a report released on Friday by a vaping industry trade group.
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Artist Olafur Eliasson wants to change how we see the world
Larger than life artist Olafur Eliasson talks about his latest exhibition, making art on a massive scale and how art fuels his climate advocacy
A Michelin-star chef reveals the Italian dishes you should stop ordering, and what you should try instead
Alexander Prokopenko/Shutterstock Italian cuisine has many dishes that people know and love, from fettuccine Alfredo to chicken Parmesan.  But there's a number of lesser-known dishes from across Italy that deserve some acclaim as well.  Michelin-starred chef Fabio Trabocchi has shared with Insider the Italian dishes that he believes people should actually be ordering, like cacio e pepe.  He also revealed his swaps for shrimp scampi, garlic bread, and more.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. From risotto to gelato, Italian food has become popular around the world. And while everyone adores spaghetti, there's a number of lesser-known dishes from across Italy that deserve some love as well.  So Michelin-starred chef Fabio Trabocchi has shared with Insider the Italian dishes that he believes people should actually be ordering — pizza not included.  Trabocchi, the head chef of Fiola at JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa, also revealed his swaps for fettuccine Alfredo, shrimp scampi, garlic bread, and more. Skip your usual order of chicken parmesan ... AS Food studio/Shutterstock The Italian-American dish features a breaded chicken cutlet, hearty tomato sauce, and plenty of melted cheese on top.  While many consider chicken Parmesan to be a staple of Italian cuisine, it actually originated in the US. Italian immigrants modified the classic eggplant Parmigiana, swapping the main vegetable for chicken instead. The dish rose to popularity in the US in the 1950s, according to The Cookful, and is now beloved in the UK and Australia as well.  ... and order cotoletta alla Milanese instead. AS Food studio/Shutterstock Cotoletta alla Milanese, also known as veal Milanese, is a popular Italian dish that is traditionally made with a veal cutlet. It is one of Milan's signature dishes.  Trabocchi is a huge fan of the simple dish, which he said isn't overpowered by toppings the way chicken Parmesan can be.  "The breading is crispy and isn't weighed down or soggy from too much tomato sauce and melted cheese," he told Insider.  Take a break from spaghetti and meatballs ... Atsushi Hirao/Shutterstock Spaghetti and meatballs are usually on the menu at Italian restaurants in America, but you'd struggle to find the dish in Italy.  The meatballs we enjoy today are actually far larger and denser than the ones eaten in Italy, which are called polpettes. Italian immigrants made their meatballs bigger when they moved to the US, where they were able to afford larger quantities of meat, according to The Smithsonian.  See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:13 of the most Instagrammable foods in TokyoHow Thanksgiving dinner has changed over the yearsA NYC pizza shop makes gnocchi-stuffed sandwiches
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Updated WWE Survivor Series 2019 Match Card Ahead of PPV
For the first time ever, Sunday's Survivor Series pay-per-view will pit WWE's three brands against each other, with Raw, SmackDown and NXT competing in a series of matches...
The interview with a sportsball player has been deemed the best sportsball interview of all time
Here's a professional sportsball player who is about to embark on a second career as the voice of Mister Ed. This rugby interview is one of the best sports interviews I’ve seen, as it keeps getting delightfully weirder as it goes on. — Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) November 21, 2019 Read the rest
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The best pre-Black Friday deals on laptops and tablets this weekend
As of this writing, it's the last Friday before Black Friday, but if you can't wait just one more week, there's no shortage of deals happening as we speak.  We're just as impatient as you are when it comes to getting a good deal, so we took the liberty of scraping together all the best deals on laptops and tablets this weekend ahead of the year's biggest shopping event. There's a ton of tech on sale, but Fire Tablets are taking over. Grab one before they're all gone!  SEE ALSO: What not to buy on Black Friday 2019: Here's what we're passing on this year Take a look at the full list below — happy shopping! Read more...More about Apple, Tablets, Laptops, Dell, and Mashable Shopping
I took the Presidential Physical Fitness Test as an adult and it wasn't as soul-crushing as I remember it being in high school
Taylor Tobin/Insider The Presidential Physical Fitness Test (now part of the larger Presidential Youth Fitness Program) includes six challenges: curl-ups, pull-ups, push-ups, the sit-and-reach, the 30-foot "shuttle run," and the one-mile endurance run. In order to win the Presidential Physical Fitness Award, students must score above the 85th percentile for their age and gender.  I, as a full-fledged grown-up who hasn't taken one of these tests in over a decade, made the attempt this year.  I wouldn't win the Presidential Physical Fitness Award today, but I performed better than I expected. If you were a kid in the US who took gym class anytime between the 1960s and 2012, chances are you took the Presidential Physical Fitness Test. This gym-class tradition happened on an annual basis, requiring students to undergo a series of six physical challenges to test their endurance, agility, flexibility, and muscular strength. The kids who scored within or above the 85th percentile earned the coveted Presidential Physical Fitness Award.  I spent my school days in the drama club, in choral groups, and in the library. Yearly fitness tests in gym class were the bane of my existence. So when the opportunity arose to retake the Presidential Physical Fitness Test as an adult, I had to find out whether this challenge was really as arduous and soul-crushing as I remember.The Presidential Physical Fitness Test is comprised of six activities: curl-ups, pull-ups, push-ups, the sit-and-reach, the 30-foot "shuttle run," and the one-mile endurance run. Insider Today, I am much more active than I was at 17 years old. These days, I travel around NYC on my trusty road bike, I attend yoga class or barre class once a week,  I do calisthenics (push-ups, sit-ups, squats) at home three times a week, and I walk at least 10,000 steps a day. The prospect of completing the Presidential Physical Fitness Test was still daunting. The old version of the test, which was replaced in 2012, includes curl-ups, pull-ups, push-ups, the sit-and-reach, the 30-foot "shuttle run," and the one-mile endurance run. I started this challenge really terrified of the mile run, but I did better than I expected. Taylor Tobin/Insider As a kid, the mile run was always the fitness challenge that bummed me out the most. I didn't like running then, and I created such a mental block against the mile run that, every single year, I'd run about half a lap and then walk the rest of the way. I headed to the running track at my neighborhood park on a cool fall morning, ready to give this mile-long behemoth my best shot as a total running beginner. I surprised myself by jogging the entire mile (with a few walking breaks sprinkled throughout) and ended up with a time of 12 minutes and 44 seconds. I decided to measure my scores against those expected for 17-year-old females. To earn a Presidential Award, these teens need to run a mile in 8 minutes and 15 seconds. So I definitely didn't make the cut, but according to Healthline, the average mile speed for runners in my age and gender group is 12 minutes and 29 seconds, so I wasn't far off. The shuttle run showed me that I'm a better sprinter now than I was a decade ago. Taylor Tobin/Insider For the shuttle run challenge, the gym teacher will set up two lines of cones 30 feet apart and place two blocks behind the far line. Students will sprint from the starting line, grab the first block, run back to place the block behind the starting line, then turn to dash to the far line and grab the second block, finishing off by dropping the second block behind the starting line.  As a teen, I did OK on the shuttle run. I was reasonably agile, and sprinting didn't wear on me like "distance" running. Turns out, I'm still a decent shuttle runner. I set up my own impromptu "course" and did the whole block-grab-and-drop challenge using my phone and my water bottle in place of foam gym-class bricks. I finished in 10.9 seconds and the Presidential standard for 17-year-old females is 10 seconds, so I came pretty close. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:14 celebrities who say they've been pressured to lose weight in order to succeed in Hollywood10 things you must see in London that aren't Big Ben30 of the most popular movies of the year, ranked from worst to best
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At launch, AT&T’s real 5G will only be as fast as its fake 5G
5G on low-band spectrum will be similar to LTE-Advanced until further upgrades.
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Gigi Hadid saddles up in $880 horse-print puffer coat
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Trump says he alone stopped massive Chinese crackdown on Hong Kong protests
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that he alone was preventing China from crushing protesters in Hong Kong with a million soldiers, as he defended his attempts to strike a trade deal with Beijing amid fears of a Chinese crack down on the demonstrations.
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Tony Robbins accused of sexually assaulting teen at summer camp in 1985
Robbins, then-25, was hired as a "star speaker" at SuperCamp in Oceanside, and, after his session, allegedly pinned the underage girl's arms behind her back before kissing her and groping her breasts, BuzzFeed News reported.
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Watch Trump openly admit on live TV to doing the thing he's accused of in the impeachment inquiry
Fox News In a Friday morning interview on "Fox & Friends," President Donald Trump admitted to doing the key act driving the House's current impeachment inquiry of his presidency.  Specifically, he admitted to holding up military aid to pressure Ukraine's government to investigate a baseless conspiracy that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election. Trump referenced a completely discredited conspiracy theory that CrowdStrike, a cybersecurity firm he falsely claimed was owned by Ukrainians, got its hands on a Democratic National Committee server. Trump added, "We're looking for corruption, there's tremendous corruption, and why should we be giving hundreds of millions of dollars to countries where there's this kind of corruption?" In the clip shown below, Trump admits that he withheld military aid appropriated by Congress as leverage to compel a foreign government to launch a politically-motivated investigation. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Tweet Embed: // Remember, "Crowdstrike" is the conspiracy theory that Ukraine and the DNC framed Russia. Here's President Trump again pushing this claim, supported by Republicans: that Russia is innocent, didn't interfere in the 2016 election. Who did it? Ukraine and the DNC. Read our full story Trump's "Fox & Friends" interview here>> Read more: Trump accused Fox News hosts of lying when they said they didn't know who the Ukraine whistleblower was in an awkward exchangeSee 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 openly admitted on live TV to doing the thing he's accused of in the impeachment inquiryWhen impeachment witness Fiona Hill was a child, a boy set her hair on fire during a test. She put it out with her bare hands and finished the test.A Pentagon official unexpectedly blew up Trump's defense in the Ukraine scandal and Gordon Sondland threw everyone under the bus. Here are the biggest takeaways from Wednesday's impeachment hearings.SEE 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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John Bolton makes mysterious return to Twitter
Former national security adviser John Bolton returned to Twitter on Friday after a two-month hiatus, telling his followers there is "more to come" and to "stay tuned"
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Watch Hunters trailer: a new Jordan Peele series about Nazi hunters that stars Al Pacino
Jordan Peele fans (Get Out, Us) rejoice – he has just produced a new Amazon series, Hunters, which comes out sometime in 2020. As an added bonus, it stars Al Pacino. From YouTube: Inspired by true events, HUNTERS follows a diverse band of Nazi Hunters in 1977 New York City who discover that hundreds of escaped Nazis are living in America. And so, they do what any bad-ass vigilante squad would do: they set out on a bloody quest for revenge and justice. But they soon discover a far-reaching conspiracy and must race against time to thwart the Nazis’ new genocidal plans. Read the rest
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Frozen II fever reaches UK as Disney sequel opens in cinemas
Film studio will be hoping that fan reaction is warmer than than that of most criticsDust off the Elsa costume, get ready to play Into the Unknown on repeat and – most importantly – make sure the tickets are booked, as Frozen II mania hits the UK.The much-anticipated follow-up to the 2013 original finally hit the screens on Friday and, for many children, that means dragging their parents to the cinema this weekend. Continue reading...
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Trump Advances Russian Disinformation Campaign in Fox News Interview
President Donald Trump on Friday advanced a Russian disinformation campaign aimed at the U.S. and its allies, endorsing a conspiracy theory less than 24 hours after his former top aide testified under oath that it was part of “a fictional narrative that has been perpetrated and propagated by the Russian security services.” The conspiracy theory,…
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ESPN+ review: The streaming service offers a lot for $5 a month, but its real value boils down to your tastes in sports
ESPN/Alyssa Powell/Business Insider ESPN+ is a sports streaming service that offers live events, exclusive on-demand series, "30 for 30" documentary films, and premium-tier written content. The streaming service costs $5 per month or $50 per year, or you can bundle it with Hulu and Disney Plus for $13 per month (an $18 value). The service is tied into the ESPN mobile app, streaming in 60 frames per second and available on pretty much every device known to man. Product Embed: Product Name: ESPN+ Subscription Service Card Type: small Width: 100% Height: 150% ESPN+, which launched in April 2018, is the sports mega-network's entry into the ever-more-crowded list of paid streaming services. The sports niche may seem a surprising one, given how important live broadcast is in that realm, but the ESPN+ found its legs by offering a sizable smorgasbord of original on-demand video content in addition to limited live event streams and premium-tier written analyses. If you're a sports person, you may be considering signing up for ESPN+.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:I bought a $79 bidet attachment for my toilet in an effort to be more eco-friendly and hygienic — and now I can't imagine not having oneThis electrolyte powder is used by athletes and firefighters to rehydrate quickly — it also helps me curb dehydration from alcohol, workouts, and sickness18 gifts for 'The Lion King' fan in your life
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Obama tells anxious Democratic donors to 'chill out about the candidates' and avoid putting them through 'purity tests' at fundraiser
Joe Raedle/Getty Images Former President Barack Obama had a message for wealthy Democratic donors on Thursday evening growing anxious about the current slate of primary candidates and the lack of a clear frontrunner in the race. "Everybody needs to chill out about the candidates but gin up about the prospect of rallying behind whoever emerges from this process," Obama said, according to a report in The Washington Post. The former president also said that Democrats should avoid putting candidates through "purity tests," according to The New York Times.  They're the latest attention-grabbing comments from Obama, who has been moving off the sidelines in the Democratic primary. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  Former President Barack Obama had a message for wealthy Democratic donors on Thursday evening growing anxious about the current slate of primary candidates and the lack of a clear frontrunner in the race. "Everybody needs to chill out about the candidates but gin up about the prospect of rallying behind whoever emerges from this process," Obama said at a California fundraiser, according to a report in The Washington Post. 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:Tulsi Gabbard is running for president in 2020. Here's everything we know about the candidate and how she stacks up against the competition.Putin says 'thank God' as Republicans push his bogus conspiracy theory that Ukraine interfered in 2016The winners of the crowded Democratic presidential debate weren't on stage WednesdaySEE ALSO: 33 photos that show why everyone misses Obama
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'Looks weird... like, really weird': Wall Street isn't sold on Tesla's new Cybertruck design. Here's what 7 analysts think about the electric pickup. (TSLA)
FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images Tesla unveiled it's Cybertruck on Thursday in a live event at which its design leader accidentally broke two of the car's windows.  Many Wall Street analysts think the truck's strange design could negatively impact the car's performance. Credit Suisse said rivals Ford and General Motors can "breathe a sigh of relief."  Others say that it will be a niche offering, similar to the Hummer.  Here's what seven analysts said about the Tesla Cybertruck.  Watch Tesla trade live on Markets Insider. Wall street analysts are not buying the futuristic design of Tesla's new electric pickup truck, called the Cybertruck, released in a live event Thursday.  "Tesla's Cybertruck looks weird… like, really weird," wrote Toni Sacconaghi of Bernstein in a Friday note. "Add a little bit of dirt, and you could even say it gives off a retro-future vibe a la Mad Max."  The strange design, which was inspired in part by the movie "Blade Runner," is likely to impact how consumers view the truck and if they ultimately decide to buy, analysts said.  "We do not see this vehicle in its current form being a success," wrote Jeffrey Osborne of Cowen in a note Friday. That's because he doesn't see the Tesla brand or the Cybertruck design "resonating with existing pickup truck owners." That means that General Motors and Ford, Tesla's main competitors in the pickup market, can "breathe a sigh of relief," wrote Dan Levy of Credit Suisse.  To make matters worse, the live unveiling of the Cybertruck didn't exactly go as planned. Tesla's lead designer Franz von Holzhausen accidentally broke the truck's "armor glass" windows with a metal ball during a demonstration.  That "was not a good start," wrote Emmanuel Rosner of Deutsche Bank in a Friday note. Tesla shares fell as much as 7% the day after the event. Still, the Cybertruck's design wasn't unanimously disliked by Wall Street. The design "will be a hit with the company's fanatic EV installed base globally as Musk & Co. are clearly thinking way out of the box on this model design," wrote Dan Ives of Wedbush in a Friday note.  But Ives went on to say that those outside of the base might disagree. "Investors will question if this is a mass market pickup going after Ford and GM with ~3 million pickup trucks sold annually in the US, or a more niche "wow factor" model that will be more limited," he wrote.  Here's what else Wall Street analysts had to say about the Cybertruck:1. Cowen: "Blade Runner inspired design appears to be the most controversial feature" Tesla Rating: Underperform  Price target: $190 "Tesla's Cybertruck reveal will likely disappoint current pickup truck owners and we see the vehicle remaining a niche and not a mainstream product," wrote Jeffrey Osborne of Cowen in a note Friday.  He continued: "The Blade Runner inspired design appears to be the most controversial feature. The base price of $39,900 is likely never to be seen, just as the $35k Model 3 has failed to materialize." "CEO, Elon Musk has been enthusiastic about his Blade Runner inspired design for months, but we were still surprised how futuristic he went with this one and believe it may shatter his dreams." 2. Wedbush: The design "looks more like a stealth bomber than a pickup truck" AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu Rating: Neutral  Price target: $270 Rating:  Price target:  The design "looks more like a stealth bomber than a pickup truck in our opinion," wrote Dan Ives of Wedbush in a Friday note.  He continued: "From a demand perspective this will be a more niche market, as we believe hitting the 150k/175k unit threshold in its first full year of deliveries (likely 2022) is the line in the sand out of the gates and could be a tough bogey to hit." "For comparison, the leader in the market Ford sells roughly 1 million F-150 pickups per year. In a nutshell, we believe this next generation Cybertruck model could help Tesla expand its market opportunity outside its core customer base over time, although gaining market share with stalwarts such as Ford and GM entrenched in this landscape will be a difficult task for Fremont." 3. Deutsche Bank: "There are important unanswered questions" Reuters Rating: Hold Price target: $290 "We believe there are important unanswered questions to be able to assess potential buyer interest in the model, and whether this could attract commercial fleets or remain a consumer niche vehicle," wrote Emmanuel Rosner of Deutsche Bank in a Friday note.  He continued: "First of all, is the exterior design too polarizing? Second, what are the real battery ranges under working conditions, with a payload or while towing? A greatly reduced range would require commercial customers to opt for the higher trims, which could be significantly more expensive than their equivalent traditional pickups." "Third, will commercial buyers trust Tesla's build quality? While the materials used appear robust, there could be questions about the truck's durability when used under work conditions, especially in light of its seemingly unibody construction. And the shattering of the truck's unbreakable glass windows during the live demonstration was not a good start."     See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:I bought a $79 bidet attachment for my toilet in an effort to be more eco-friendly and hygienic — and now I can't imagine not having oneA secretive $120 billion hedge fund has bested Warren Buffett again and again. These are its 10 biggest holdings.GOLDMAN SACHS: Equity traders are expecting an economic acceleration — and these 12 stocks are best positioned to skyrocket as conditions improve
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U.S. agency votes 5-0 to bar China's Huawei, ZTE from government subsidy program
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 5-0 Friday to designate China's Huawei and ZTE as national security risks, barring their U.S. rural carrier customers from tapping an $8.5 billion government fund to purchase equipment or .
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Barack Obama says that he had two big lessons for his daughters: 'be kind and be useful' (CRM)
On Thursday at Dreamforce, Salesforce's annual mega-conference, former president Barack Obama said that the two big lessons he had for his daughters were to "be kind and be useful." Obama, who is working with the Obama Foundation to train leaders, says that he sees these traits among young leaders today who work to make changes to problems they see today. Obama also said that an important part of being a leader is "identifying the power of other people and unleashing that." Read more on Business Insider's homepage. Former President Barack Obama says that the sum of his time as a parent comes down to two lessons. "If you sum up the things I try to impart to our daughters, it has been: 'be kind and be useful,'" Obama said onstage at Salesforce's annual Dreamforce mega-conference on Thursday, in conversation with Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 9 items to avoid buying at CostcoSee Also:Barack Obama lays out the 3 issues he's most worried about, and the biggest one is climate changeSalesforce's CMO explains why companies need to be 'values-driven' in order to keep their customersDell-owned Pivotal is preparing for as many as 150 layoffs ahead of its $2.7 billion acquisition by VMware, and employees are openly protesting management over itSEE ALSO: Marc Benioff gave a protester who interrupted his speech 30 seconds to talk, with a giant countdown clock displayed on the conference screen, 'because I value free speech'
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Zero chance of a Labour majority? Maybe. But Corbyn doesn’t need one | Jonathan Freedland
Labour’s leader can get into Downing Street with as few as 270 MPs. Though it will still be a steep and narrow path to get thereI have never trusted opinion polls less than I do now. Part of that is bitter experience, after polls proved their fallibility in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Part of it is a more specific lesson taught by the US presidential election three years ago, when Hillary Clinton learned to her cost that a hefty national poll lead means nothing in a contest that is settled one state at a time. This logic applies in spades to a UK election, which is not won nationally but seat by seat by seat.The importance of that enduring truth was brought home afresh last weekend as I tramped the streets of Enfield Southgate, the marginal London suburb won from the Tories in 2017 by Labour’s Bambos Charalambous, best known for a rather wonderful meme in which John Bercow incants the MP’s name to the tune of Queen’s Under Pressure. I followed him for an afternoon’s canvassing, a session that would prove to be a masterclass in the inherent unpredictability of politics. Continue reading...
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Trump keeps doing favors for Putin
David Andelman writes that with the Ukraine impeachment hearings winding up, it's worth taking stock of how Trump is acting in Putin's best interest.
Trump continues to push debunked Ukraine conspiracy theory
President Donald Trump, in an interview with Fox News on Friday, continued to push a debunked conspiracy theory that Ukraine tried to stop him in the 2016 election.
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Anti-racist protesters at Syracuse University brought the chancellor to his knees, but now they want his head
Heather Ainsworth/AP Images for Syracuse University In the span of just two weeks, at least 12 racist incidents have been reported at Syracuse University, mostly involving graffiti derogatory of blacks, Asians, and Jews. A protest movement called #NotAgainSU was formed in response to the recent incidents, calling for Chancellor Kent Syverud to sign their list of demands geared at improving life for minority students. The chancellor signed their manifesto, with a few minor changes, on Thursday. But that wasn't enough for the group, which is now calling for his resignation. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. SYRACUSE, New York — Student protestors at Syracuse University won a major victory on Thursday, when Chancellor Kent Syverud agreed to a slightly edited list of their 19 demands to make the school safer and more accepting of minority students. Protests erupted at the upstate New York campus last week in response to the administration's tepid response to a series of racist incidents against black, Asian, and Jewish students this semester.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Here's how to escape a flooding vehicleSee Also:Syracuse University has suspended all fraternity activities for the rest of the semester after a black student said a group of students accosted her and called her a racial slurUS universities are suspending their Hong Kong study abroad programs amid escalating protests, and students are trying to find a way outAn expert in fraternity hazing deaths says coddling parents are part of the problem
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AirPods and AirPods Pros are on sale at Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart right now ahead of Cyber Monday
Crystal Cox/Alyssa Powell/Business Insider  Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart are all discounting Apple AirPods and AirPods Pros on Cyber Monday.  The best deal overall is $34 off AirPods with the wireless charging case, available at all three retailers. While the discount might not be massive, it's the biggest savings among the deals available at all three stores. Check out our comprehensive guide to the best Cyber Monday deals for other big savings. And to potentially save more this Cyber Monday, visit Business Insider Coupons.  As my single favorite iPhone accessory, Apple AirPods and AirPod Pros are well-worth their full retail prices. They rarely go on sale, but stores like Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart are all dropping prices for Cyber Monday. In fact, the discounts are already live at each retailer, so you can take advantage of the Cyber Monday deals right now and pick up a pair on sale ahead of the holiday season.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: How to find water when you're stuck in the desertSee Also:Brooklinen’s Cyber Monday sale has already started — save 20% on bed sheet sets, towels, loungewear, candles, and moreBest Buy has announced some of its Cyber Monday deals —here's what's on sale now and what to expect on December 2Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart are all discounting Apple's AirPods and AirPods Pro ahead of Black Friday
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The hidden gems of Apple Arcade
After Sayonara Wild hearts, dig into these lesser-known subscription standouts.
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Great whites disappear from a South African shark-spotting hot spot
For years people have flocked to False Bay, off Cape Town, to watch great whites, and scientists aren't sure why they've all gone, but they have theories
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The 5 most important takeaways from 'The Mandalorian' episode 3
This article contains spoilers for episode 3 of The Mandalorian and John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum, for reasons that will become apparent.  One of the things The Mandalorian does well so far is pack a lot of information into a teeny, tiny bit of story.  Episode 3 of the Disney+ show doesn't have a ton going on plot wise — Mando drops baby off, Mando decides instead to be a Space Dad, Mando takes baby back — but every scene is laden with small details that build up to the greater tale the show is trying to tell.  Here are the big five moments from Episode 4 "The Sin," and what they might mean for the series as it continues. Read more...More about The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, Baby Yoda, Entertainment, and Movies Tv Shows
Kathie Lee Gifford reveals heartbreaking reason for move to Nashville
“I moved here because I was dying of loneliness.”
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Bug Scientists Uncover a New Cause of the Insect Apocalypse
We really need to give insects more credit. They pollinate the shit out of our flowers. They break down dead things. They even help us understand local water quality. And how do we thank them? By killing them with pesticides, habitat destruction, and climate change. Now scientists are sounding the alarm on nighttime…Read more...
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Abigail Disney stands behind ‘OK, Boomer’ taunts
Media heiress Abigail Disney is affirming her support for millennials’ use of the viral phrase “OK, Boomer” to criticize her own generation. “If (millennials) are angry I don’t blame them,” Disney, 59, told CNBC anchor Karen Tso at the Women’s Forum in Paris on Thursday. Millennials and Generation Z-ers use the phrase to sarcastically taunt...
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Peugeot still aims to sign merger deal with Fiat this year: source
French carmaker PSA plans to sign a $50 billion merger deal with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) this year, a source with direct knowledge of PSA's thinking said on Friday, brushing off concerns over a shock lawsuit filed this week.