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A salute to John F. Kennedy Jr. and our ‘checkered’ past

Could it really be 20 years? Two decades ago, I awoke in a beach shack on the North Shore of Long Island and noticed an unusual number of planes seemed to be scouring the coast line. It was an odd sight because a heavy dull haze still hung over the Sound that morning. Then came...
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Disney+ tells you when missing movies will be added
When describing Disney+ to friends and family members, I often sum up by saying it’s “basically Netflix for your inner child.” And indeed most of its feature are analogous to ones you’d find on its competing platform. But I’ve discovered one small extra unique to Disney+ that I’ve nevertheless found extremely helpful — namely, that it tells you when it intends to add new movies. I first discovered this when I was searching for the Pirates of the Caribbean series and selected the fifth one, Dead Men Tell No Tales. I found that the movie was not available to play, but it does… This story continues at The Next Web
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GOP Rep carefully asks if Trump had accepted any bribes - though the allegation is he offered one
The Lead panel discusses.
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Witness confirms diplomat's testimony on Trump-Sondland call, sources say
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No response: Republican goes silent when asked if Giuliani's smear campaign was OK
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She went from high school dropout to SF Fed president
Mary Daly had to quit school to focus on her family's financial struggles. She tells CNN Business' Poppy Harlow about her unlikely journey to the Federal Reserve.
Politica
Chile's stock market jumps on plans to dump dictatorship-era constitution
Chile's stock exchange posted its biggest daily gain in 11 years after lawmakers agreed on Friday to hold a referendum on replacing the country's dictatorship-era constitution, bowing to protesters furious over inequality and social injustice.
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Ousted U.S. Ambassador testifies about smear campaign against her & fear of comments made by Pres Trump
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Amazon rolls out 'Amazon Pharmacy' branding to PillPack
Amazon is adding "Amazon Pharmacy" branding to PillPack, the mail-order pharmacy it acquired in 2018.
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GOP congressman avoids this question after hearing
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) wouldn't give a direct answer when asked by CNN's Manu Raju if he believed former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch's claims that a "smear campaign" was levied against her by President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and his associates.
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These transgender bodybuilders can kick your ass
They aim for the same goal as any other bodybuilder: to be strong.
New York Post
Pelosi: Trump's attacks on impeachment witnesses "very significant"
"He should not frivolously throw out insults, but that's what he does. I think part of it is his own insecurity as an imposter," Pelosi remarked
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Impeachment, Cleveland Browns, Narwhal: Your Friday Evening Briefing
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
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Prince Andrew says he let the Royal Family down in his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein
He spoke to the BBC in an interview recorded Thursday at Buckingham Palace.
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Rep Speier on impeachment: 'the Obstruction of Congress Article is gaining more momentum by the day'
Rep. Jackie Speier discusses with CNN's Jake Tapper.
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Seton Hall Men's Basketball Placed on 3 Years Probation over Tampering Charges
Seton Hall men's basketball program has been hit with sanctions by the NCAA stemming from a tampering case that began in 2016...
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Trump ex-aide Gates to be sentenced on December 17
President Donald Trump's former deputy campaign chairman Rick Gates, who testified as a prosecution witness in trials that led to the convictions of former Trump aides Roger Stone and Paul Manafort, will be sentenced on Dec. 17 in his own criminal case, a court filing showed on Friday.
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Iraq protests: Top Shia cleric gives support to protests
Ayatollah Ali Sistani said the government was deluded if it believed it could avoid real reform.
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An unflappable Marie Yovanovitch faces down Trump's taunts
Donald Trump has rarely seemed capable of restraining his urges to lash out at women who criticize him, and that dynamic was never more on display than on Friday when he faced down the unflappable Marie Yovanovitch.
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Texas criminal court of appeals delays Rodney Reed's execution
A mounting chorus of supporters say new evidence casts doubt on Rodney Reed's guilt in the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites
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ColourPop’s ‘Frozen II’ makeup collection is perfect gift for Frozen fans
Your beauty looks can match the frigid fall temps now that ColourPop has dropped its gorgeous “Frozen II” Collection ahead of the film’s highly anticipated release. The collection features gleaming eyeshadow palettes, high-shine lip glosses, and shimmering glitter gels inspired by Anna and Elsa from the film. You can purchase the items solo or as...
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Roger Stone’s Crimes
Jeffrey Toobin on Donald Trump’s former associate Roger Stone, who was convicted of witness tampering and making false statements to the House Intelligence Committee.
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Virgil Van Dijk Says Liverpool Title Talk Is 'Something for the Media'
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has played down talk the Reds will win the 2019-20 Premier League title and said such suggestions are "something for the media...
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Pro-Trump Goof Dodges Questions on Trump Impeachment Tweets by Taking Obviously Fake Phone Call
GOP Representative John Ratcliffe tried to dodge reporters outside impeachment hearings against Donald Trump by pretending to take an urgent call, even though the home screen of his phone was clearly visible and it was obvious he was rambling into the void, Politico reported on Friday.Read more...
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Gloucester 20-25 Toulouse: Four-time winners score 16 second-half points in Champions Cup
Four-time winners Toulouse produce a second-half comeback to begin their Champions Cup Pool five campaign with victory over Gloucester at Kingsholm.
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James Holzhauer Beats Emma Boettcher in ‘Jeopardy!’ Rematch
In the show’s Tournament of Champions, the sports gambler from Las Vegas defeated the librarian from Chicago who ended his eye-popping winning streak earlier this year.
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How to watch the stunning 2019 Leonid meteor shower this weekend
An out-of-this-world meteor shower will dazzle earthlings over the weekend — and here’s how to catch a glimpse. It’s best to look up at the sky on Saturday night into early Sunday, when the Leonid meteor shower peaks and is most visible, according to AccuWeather. Find a dark area — preferably away from city lights...
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Nicolas Cage to play Nicolas Cage in movie about Nicolas Cage
This checks out.
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Pokémon Sword and Shield review-in-progress — A warm and comfy, but mild, curry
Pokémon Sword and Shield are like a mild curry -- comfortable and satisfying, but missing that spice that shows it's something different.
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Presidents can be impeached for almost anything. These are the alleged crimes that could lead to Trump's impeachment
Kevin Lamarque / REUTERS The US Constitution states that a sitting president can be impeached for treason, bribery, high crimes and misdemeanors. What constitutes "high crimes and misdemeanors" is very broad, and can include non-criminal acts.  If the House votes to impeach President Donald Trump, he would be the third president in US history to be impeached. Both previously impeached presidents were acquitted by the Senate.  Trump could be impeached for a range of alleged wrongdoing, including bribery, conspiracy, witness intimidation, and illegally soliciting campaign help from a foreign government.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The US Constitution states that a sitting president can be impeached for treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors. What constitutes "high crimes and misdemeanors" is very broad, and can include non-criminal acts. The definition of impeachable acts is designed to be broad and vague because impeachment is a political act. Constitutional scholars say there are virtually no limits on what Congress can include in articles of impeachment.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:Experts say Trump's attacks on Marie Yovanovitch during the impeachment hearing amount to witness intimidationTrump cited Miss Universe contestants as evidence of Ukraine's 'great people' in newly released call with Ukrainian leaderFox News anchor Chris Wallace called the impeachment testimony 'very damaging' to Trump. The network earlier ran a graphic referring to Bill Taylor as a 'never Trumper.'SEE ALSO: The 25 women who have accused Trump of sexual misconduct
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Prince Andrew says he has 'no recollection' of meeting an alleged Epstein abuse victim
Anthony Devlin-WPA Pool/Getty Images, Rick Friedman/Corbis via Getty Images Prince Andrew has said he has "no recollection" of meeting an alleged Epstein abuse victim. Virginia Guiffre has alleged that she was forced to have sex with the British royal, including while she was underage. Andrew was a friend of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, and continued to associate with him even after his conviction for paying a teenage girl for sex. The 59-year-old said he had "let the side down." Britain's Prince Andrew said in comments broadcast on Friday that he had no recollection of ever meeting an American woman who alleges she was forced to have sex with him when she was underage. Andrew also told BBC television that he had "let the side down" by staying with U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein after Epstein's conviction for paying a teenage girl for sex.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Behind the scenes with Shepard Smith — the Fox News star who just announced his resignation from the networkSee Also:Meet Stephen Miller, the 34-year-old White House adviser who's being called to resign after leaked emails showed him sharing white supremacist linksMeet Roger Stone: One of Donald Trump's most loyal supporters, who was found guilty of obstructing the Russia investigationJeffrey Epstein death memes and conspiracy theories are everywhere. This is why they're so popular.
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Why Demon’s Souls is the most important game of the decade
Image: FromSoftware/Sony Japan Studio via Polygon Before Dark Souls changed everything, Demon’s Souls changed everything Continue reading…
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The best yoga socks
Connect to your practice more deeply while protecting your feet with a comfortable and stylish pair of yoga socks. Our favorite socks are the ToeSox Half Toe Bellarina Grip Socks, which come in more than 25 colors and patterns and offer arch support and a five-toe design. See also: The best yoga mats you can buy Yoga socks aren't just for yoga anymore. With fitness exploding into a nearly $100 billion industry worldwide, more people are using these grippy socks, which often feature silicone dots on the bottoms, to bring stability and protection to their pilates, barre, dance, and outdoor workouts, too.  Built for form and function, yoga socks provide extra stability in your yoga poses, which is especially helpful when you start to sweat during hot yoga or you "flip your dog" into Camatkarasana (wild thing pose) and your foot lands slightly off your yoga mat. They're great for assisting you in spreading your toes, too, which helps you gain flexibility so you can easily grip the hammocks with your feet in aerial yoga.  Yoga socks can also keep your feet warm as you walk around colder gyms and studios, or during slower practices like restorative yoga, yin yoga, and meditation. Plus, with yoga expanding to the outdoors for goat yoga, and classes popping up in non-traditional spaces like cat cafes and breweries, the extra layer of protection is ideal for keeping you clean and safe from debris. Now available in a wide variety of lengths (from ankle to knee length), colors, sizes, and patterns, yoga socks even include evolved offerings like organic cotton and matching socks for your toddler. You can find ones that cover each toe, or end just before the toes, enabling a more traditional yoga barefoot grip. Some are also engineered for softness, comfort, and staving off blisters, making a pair an essential item for your gym bag. We've gathered and tested a variety of yoga socks for your inner wellness warrior, and made sure to include companies that give back to the community and care for the environment. Read on to see which pair will be your next go-to.  Here are the best yoga socks you can buy: Best yoga socks overall: ToeSox Half Toe Bellarina Grip Socks Best yoga socks for the socially conscious: Bombas Women's Grippers Ankle Socks Best yoga socks for travel: Gaiam Grippy Yoga Socks Best yoga socks for men: Muezna Men's Non-Slip Yoga Socks Best yoga socks on a budget: Hylaea Toeless Non-Slip Yoga Socks for Women Updated on 06/17/2019 by Les Shu: Updated prices, links, and formatting. Updated on 10/29/19 by Mara Leighton: Updated prices and formatting. We are currently testing new products, so we'll update this guide soon. Updated on 11/15/2019 by Caitlin Petreycik: Added Bombas Women's Grippers Ankle Socks, ToeSox Half-Toe Bellarina Grip Socks, Muezna Men's Non-Slip Yoga Socks, and Hylaea Yoga Socks for Women. The best yoga socks overall ToeSox ToeSox Half Toe Bellarina Grip Socks are comfortable, stylish, and provide excellent grip and support. As a yoga teacher who practices in all kinds of environments, the ToeSox Half Toe Bellarina Grip Socks were hands (and feet) down my favorite of all the ToeSox options I tried. While I know that some people don't like the feeling of fabric between their toes, this design helps spread the toes for better stability. The unique "half toe" option enables you to move freely and connect with your yoga mat or practice surface for that barefoot feel. Plus, the below-the-ankle fit and patented non-slip grip sole eliminate bunching and make flowing from pose to pose a breeze. I love the more than 25 colors, patterns, and designs offered. Never have my feet looked so cute in socks before, and I wore them long after I rolled up my yoga mat because they are super comfortable and made me smile every time I looked down. Best of all, ToeSox purchases support various social organizations and causes, such as Soles4Souls / Clothes4Souls, Arbor Day Foundation, Keep A Breast, and Knock Knock Give a Sock. Bustle, Health, and Shape all included the ToeSox Half Toe Bellarina Grip Socks on their lists of best yoga socks as well.  Pros: Made with organic cotton, five-toe design allows toes to move and spread easily, unisex sizing Cons: Some users said their pair stretched out after wear and that threads can come loose around the toes The best yoga socks for the socially conscious Bombas Bombas Women's Grippers Ankle Socks are high-quality, long-lasting yoga socks with a charitable component: for every purchase, a pair of socks is donated to someone in need. New socks are one of the most requested items at homeless shelters, and Bombas pitches in by donating a pair of socks for each pair purchased. So, when you add the Bombas Women's Grippers Ankle Socks to your cart, know that another pair is on its way to someone in need. Bombas puts as much care into the community as it does its sock technology. With a honeycomb arch support system, a Y-stitched heel for comfort, a seamless toe, and a blister tab, the Bombas Women's Grippers Ankle Socks will support your body, mind, and soul during your next yoga, pilates, or barre class.   The socks come in four colors and four variants of gray and black. The eco-friendly gripper dots are made from ultra-thin PVC, and the company offers a 100-percent guarantee on all of their products. They also offer Bombas Men's Grippers Ankle Socks and a variety of Bombas Kids Grippers Socks. Pros: A pair of socks is donated for each pair purchased, blister tab, Y-stitched heel for comfort Cons: No toeless options, some users complain of holes shortly after wearing them The best yoga socks for travel Gaiam Gaiam Grippy Yoga Socks are like a yoga mat on the go, providing full coverage for your feet to keep you stable while you practice in your hotel room or Airbnb. Traveling doesn't mean you have to skip your yoga practice, thanks to Gaiam's Grippy Yoga Socks. These socks provide full-toe, non-slip traction while enhancing balance and stability. Meaning, you can feel confident that your feet will be both protected and warm when you practice on non-traditional surfaces. Or if you do find a yoga studio in the new town you're exploring, you can keep your feet clean and fungus-free if you decide to use a rental mat. The feeling of being hygienic alone can help you relax more and focus on your downward-facing dog. Gaiam's yoga socks are made from 95% polyester, and come in black with a few colors options for the grippy dots. Some buyers mention that their toes can tend to slip out, so be sure to find a snug fit.  Pros: Full five-toe coverage, great for travel Cons: Limited colors, made from polyester, can develop holes quickly See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:The best men’s corduroy pantsThe best citrus juicersThe best online deals and sales happening nowSEE ALSO: The best yoga mats you can buy
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A Colorado day care hid children behind a false wall, police say
A Colorado day care used a "false wall" to hide 26 children under the age of 3 in a basement, police said, concealing the fact it had too many children in its care.
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Google scales back town hall meetings following leaks
Google's weekly all-hands meetings have quickly become a source of leaks, and the company is apparently taking an aggressive approach to curbing those leaks: it's limiting the meetings themselves. The Verge has learned that CEO Sundar Pichai sent com...
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Engadget | Technology News, Advice and Features
Shep Rose from ‘Southern Charm’ talks Bahamas charity work
"If it's something that hits close to home, I wish I could help everyone."
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Ethnic Rifts in Bolivia Burst Into View With Fall of Evo Morales
As the country’s first Indigenous president has tumbled from power, Indigenous Bolivians fear the loss of their hard-won political gains, and say a racially tinged backlash has begun.
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Colin Kaepernick's Workout Reportedly Expected to Be Attended by over 24 Teams
A vast majority of NFL teams are reportedly expected to send a representative to watch free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick work out Saturday in Georgia...
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Pac, Cody, Britt Baker, Lucha Bros Top AEW Rankings for Week of Nov. 15
All Elite Wrestling released its second set to weekly rankings Friday, and the likes of Pac, Britt Baker and The Lucha Brothers are currently next in line for title shots in their respective divisions...
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Santa Clarita gunman was experienced shooter with easy access to firearms: cops
The teenager who opened fire at his Southern California high school — killing two fellow students and wounding three others — was an apparently skilled shooter who had access to a slew of guns, police officials said Friday. Armed with a .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol alleged shooter 16-year-old Nathaniel Berhow carried out the deadly rampage at...
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ICE says Washington murder suspect was released twice before, despite detainers
An illegal immigrant with a criminal history dating to 2010 was released from jail by local authorities in Washington state on two separate occasions despite Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainers lodged again him, the agency said Thursday.
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Politica
Today’s Impeach-O-Meter: There’s Really No Reason Not to Impeach Trump
The big impeachment train goes chug-a-chug-chug and buddy, it's not slowing down.
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The First Batch of Data from NASA's Sun-Visiting Probe Is Now Available to the Public
NASA’s daring mission to kiss the Sun is now into its 15th month, with the Parker Solar Probe steadily drawing closer to our host star with each passing orbit. Data gathered by the probe during its first two stellar flybys is now available online, with NASA making it “available for interested public users to…Read more...
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Ethiopian Airlines buried the remains of crash victims — but didn't give families enough notice to attend the funeral
REUTERS/Baz Ratner Ethiopian Airlines buried the unidentified remains of 737 Max crash victims in a funeral ceremony on Thursday, the BBC reported. However, family members of victims only had "days" of notice, and only two victims' relatives were able to get to the ceremony in time. The lead counsel representing victims' families told Business Insider that it was "completely appalling and inexcusable." Sign up for Business Insider's transportation newsletter, Shifting Gears, to get more stories like this in your inbox. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Unidentified victims' remains from the March, 2019 crash of a Boeing 737 Max in Ethiopia were laid to rest on Thursday by workers from Ethiopian Airlines.  But the two companies gave victims' family members so little notice, that only two of 157 victims' relatives were able to get to the site in time, according to the BBC.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:United is the latest airline to push the Boeing 737 Max's return back, despite Boeing's increasing confidence about the plane's recertificationAmerican Airlines flight attendants have literally begged not to work on the Boeing 737 Max when it returns, union boss saysThe head of Southwest's pilots union says Boeing is trying to rush the 737 Max back into service out of 'arrogance'
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Keep government away from social media and other commentary
Libertarian: Keep Gov’t Away From Social Media Presidential hopeful Andrew Yang has a plan to “rein in the tech companies that he says wield unbridled influence over the American economy and society at large,” reports Billy Binion at Reason. Yang joins the “growing cacophony of Democrats and Republicans who wish to amend Section 230 of...
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New York Post
Vitamin C for the common cold is a myth, sort of
Shutterstock The belief that vitamin C can help you steer clear of a nasty cold has been a myth for decades. Research shows that at least 200 mg per day of vitamin C, while you're sick, can help you get better sooner and decreases the severity of your symptoms. Doctors have found that if you take more than 2,000 mg of vitamin C daily, it can cause GI effects like nausea and abdominal pain. This article was reviewed by Tania Elliott, MD, who specializes in infectious diseases related to allergies and immunology for internal medicine at NYU Langone Health. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Walk through the aisles of any pharmacy when you're trying to keep an impending cold at bay and you'll be met with a slew of options — from over-the-counter medications to cough drops, herbal teas to vitamin C powders. The belief that vitamin C can help you steer clear of a nasty cold has been around for decades. Vitamin C does not prevent colds "Nobel prize winner Dr. Linus Pauling famously claimed in the 1970s that high doses of vitamin C prevented the common cold," says Mike Sevilla, a family physician in Salem, Ohio.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 5 things about the NFL that football fans may not knowSee Also:You're most contagious with the cold virus in the first three days of infectionYou can't sweat out a cold, and trying to could make it harder for you to recoverThe flu vaccine is not 100% effective but you should still get it every year
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Business Insider
Google Stadia Will Be Missing Some Key Features at Launch
First impressions are critically important, especially for gaming consoles. You feeling lucky, Google?
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WIRED
Lizzo sued by Postmates driver she accused of stealing food
Tiffany Wells is suing the “Juice” singer for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
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Path of Exile is coming to mobile without the ‘bullshit trends,’ studio says
Grinding Gear Games Grinding Gear Games put Path of Exile on a phone Continue reading…
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