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An organizer said the parade is a cultural response to, "anyone that supports the LGBTQ lifestyle"
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Threatin, "fake" singer-songwriter you haven't thought about in about a year, now on tour
Last November, Jered "Threatin" Eames hired some musicians, booked venues on the strength of inauthentic social media profiles, then played to empty halls and angry proprietors who soon outed the hustle. His viral fame was short lived, but now he's back—for real, this time, at least for certain values of reality—playing to paying customers. Vice sent a critic to a UK gig: "It was as weird as you could imagine," writes Hannah Mylrea. Jered is clearly an accomplished guitarist (his vocals, less so) and his band for the evening are slick, but due to the complete lack of crowd interaction and Jered’s wannabe rockstar swagger, it makes for an uncomfortable watch, even without all the ridiculous pre-cursors. Clearly too uncomfortable for some, as the crowd noticeably thins out throughout. After 45-minutes Jered finishes the show by smashing up the stage – ripping down his banners and decapitating the mannequins – and then giving a mock bow before walking off stage. That’s the last the crowd and I see of him. Ladies and gentlemen, Threatin. Here’s some close ups of the doll pic.twitter.com/YdUVR4eESb — Hannah Mylrea (@HannahMylrea) November 1, 2019 Read the rest
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Ukrainian police looking for fans who racially abused Taison
Ukrainian police want to identify and find about 20 Dynamo Kyiv fans as part of an investigation into racist abuse directed at Shakhtar Donetsk player Taison.
Sport
Policing Churro Sales in the Subway
The city limits the number of mobile food vending permits to 2,900. It's not so easy to get one.
NYT > Home Page
Video appears to show a woman being pepper sprayed in the face before she is tackled to the ground by Hong Kong police
Screenshot/Twitter A video circulating on social media by prominent pro-democracy activists shows a woman being sprayed in the face and tackled by police in Hong Kong on Tuesday.  Those who reposted the video say police used pepper spray against the woman, though it is unclear from the video.  Social media users also claimed that the woman was pregnant at the time of the incident, though that has not been confirmed.  Protests in Hong Kong have entered their 24th week, with the last several days marked by an uptick in violence. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A video circulating online shows a woman being sprayed with a liquid directly in the face before being tackled to the ground by police during a tense standoff in Hong Kong.  The video first appeared on the Facebook page Hong Kong Girlfriend on Tuesday and has since been shared dozens of times on Twitter by prominent pro-democracy leaders. Those who shared the video include Joshua Wong, who rose to fame as the face of the 2014 Umbrella protests, Member of Parliament Ray Chan, and Lo Kin-hei, the vice-chairman of The Democratic Party of Hong Kong.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:More than 9,100 stores are closing in 2019 as the retail apocalypse drags on — here's the full listThese are the watches worn by some of the most powerful CEOs in the worldHere's how every character in the new Disney live-action movies compares to the original versionsSEE ALSO: The Hong Kong activist who became the face of the 2014 Umbrella Movement has been arrested in a new crackdown on protest leaders
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How to easily access the elusive em-dash — on Windows and Mac
Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Nobody loves an em-dash more than I do — I put an em-dash on anything. It really is a wonderful grammatical tool. You can use it to dictate the pace of your writing, to bring more attention to an argument, to add extra information without cluttering a sentence. It truly is a gift to writing — and you should absolutely use it. Unfortunately, the em-dash — and the en-dash (–) for that matter — is… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Windows
The Next Web | International technology news, business & culture
Top chefs battle in culinary derby
It's not just the horses who are thoroughbreds at the top race meetings these days. The chefs, too, come with top-class pedigrees as racing's culinary arms race hots up.
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West Indies batsman Nicholas Pooran banned for ball tampering
West Indies batsman Nicholas Pooran will miss his country's next four Twenty20 internationals after admitting to tampering with the ball.
BBC Sport - Sport
President Trump Hosts Turkey's Erdogan Despite Concerns In Congress
The U.S. president is welcoming the Turkish leader to the White House for talks about Syria and also Turkey's decision to buy a Russian defense system.
News : NPR
German military refuses to take two Airbus A400M planes due to be delivered
Germany's air force said on Wednesday it had decided not to take two Airbus A400M planes that were due to be delivered, citing recurring technical problems with the military transporters.
REUTERS
UPDATE 2-Alibaba poised to launch record-breaking $13.4 bln Hong Kong share sale - sources
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group is poised to launch a Hong Kong share sale expected to raise up to $13.4 billion as soon as Thursday, according to two sources with knowledge of the discussions.
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Trump deal to share 3D-printed gun blueprints online ruled ‘unlawful’
The 3D-printed “Liberator” gun designed by Defense Distributed. A federal judge has struck down a decision by the Trump administration to allow blueprints for 3D-printed guns to be shared online. In a ruling published Tuesday, Judge Robert Lasnik said the deal made in July last year was “arbitrary and capricious” and thus a violation of the federal Administrative Procedure Act and the Constitution. The original deal was part of a settlement between the Justice Department and Texas-based nonprofit Defense Distributed, which garnered worldwide attention in 2013 with its claims to have created the world’s first “100 percent 3D-printed gun.” The dissemination of plans for the gun was blocked by the Obama administration, but last year Defense Distributed successfully sued the government and had the ban reversed, arguing that it was a free speech violation. 3D-printed firearms banned online once more Lasnik’s ruling has overturned this last decision, with the judge stating that previous arguments made against Defense Distributed by the Department of State — namely that “the manufacture of undetectable firearms was a threat to world peace and the national security interests of the United States” — still held. “Against these findings, the federal defendants offer nothing,” said Lasnik. The ruling was made as a summary judgement, meaning the case will not go to trial, but Defense Distributed says it will still appeal the decision. “The First Amendment protects the freedom of speech from all abridgment, including indirect censorship efforts like this one,” Chad Flores, a spokesperson for the nonprofit, told Bloomberg. “And states aren’t allowed to commandeer the federal government to do their unconstitutional bidding, even under the guise of statutory technicalities.” Opposition to the Trump administration’s decision came from numerous states, who argued that allowing plans for 3D-printed guns to be shared online endangered law enforcement and citizens alike. “Without question, the release of step-by-step instructions for the production of untraceable and undetectable firearms would threaten the safety of not only our nation’s residents, but people around the globe,” said New York Attorney General Letitia James in a statement. Bloomberg notes that the decision may still have limitations, given that Defense Distributed worked around a previous, temporary ban on downloading plans by simply mailing blueprints directly to customers. Said Flores: “The speech these states want so badly to censor is already on the internet and always will be.”
The Verge
Raymond Poulidor: French cycling icon dies aged 83
French cycling great Raymond Poulidor, who finished on the Tour de France podium eight times, has died at the age of 83.
BBC Sport - Sport
Car bomb explosion kills seven in Afghan capital Kabul
At least seven people were killed and 10 others, including four foreign nationals, were wounded in Kabul on Wednesday, when a van packed with explosive targeted a vehicle belonging to a foreign security company, Afghan security officials said.
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Dear Reader: Watch Where You’re Going
You know you do it: texting and walking at the same time. It’s not safe, obviously. Here’s how to take control of your tech use.
The New York Times
How a B-Side and a Magazine Interview Put Tupac and Biggie on a Path to War
With Tupac in prison, Biggie released “Who Shot Ya?”, a hip-hop classic that fanned the flames of their rivalry.
Slate Articles
Former Acting AG Whitaker: Partisan impeachment of Trump sets a dangerous precedent
As the House Intelligence Committee begins the public hearing portion of its impeachment inquiry against President Trump on Wednesday – an inquiry that has been only approved by partisan Democrats who control the chamber – Americans are asking themselves: what does this mean for the future of our country?
Politica
Superhero or Supervillain? Technology’s Role Changes Comic Books
The industry has evolved from pencils and inks to computers and tablets.
The New York Times
House Holds 1st Open Hearing In Trump Impeachment Inquiry
Acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent are testifying in a follow-up to their closed-door depositions. Watch live at 10 a.m. ET.
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Would 19 Hours and 16 Minutes in the Air Make Me Crazy?
Qantas plans to offer the longest commercial flight ever, nonstop from New York to Sydney. Sarah Lyall took the test flight, with kangaroo-themed pajamas and, perhaps, too much medication.
The New York Times
Burgers, Not Sex, Will Be the Focus of New Carl’s Jr. Ads
With sales slipping, a fast-food chain notorious for featuring scantily clad women has decided on a food-centric message.
The New York Times
As the deep state attacks Trump to rave media reviews, don't forget its dark side
The deep state has a long history of betraying the trust of the American people. They aren't our friends just because we share an enemy in common.       
USATODAY - News Top Stories
One in five British people are disabled. So why does politics continue to ignore us? | Anne Wafula Strike
Brexit could be catastrophic for disabled people. Everything must be done to ensure we are included at the coming electionThe issue of disability rights has risen socially and culturally in recent years. Politically, however, disabled people remain in the shadows. Austerity has been brutal for disabled people. In 2017 the UN accused the government of violating disabled people’s rights and causing a “human catastrophe”. Disabled people in Britain remain some of the most marginalised and forgotten people in British society.As the Brexit debate has raged on, silence has prevailed when it comes to its implications for disabled people – the challenges they are likely to face or the measures being put in place to mitigate fallout. Continue reading...
US news | The Guardian
Red and Blue Economies Are Heading in Sharply Different Directions
On the surface, there seems to be parity between Democratic-leaning and Republican-leaning metro areas, but take a closer look.
The New York Times
Impeachment Goes Public
Michael McFaul, ex–U.S. ambassador to Russia, lays out what to expect from his former colleagues testifying this week.
Slate Articles
Love art? Take graphic design courses online for super cheap.
TL;DR: Get access to a set of classes called the School of Graphic Design Mastery Bundle for just $39, a whopping 97% savings.  Freelance: it's a word that invokes thoughts of anxiety and freedom at the same time. You probably know a few people (most of whom are likely designers themselves) who live that freelance life — remote work, flexible schedule, no office to report to or set hours. Kind of sounds like a dream, right? If your current skill set doesn't allow for this leisurely lifestyle, you might want to consider learning some new (and highly profitable) skills that are always in high demand when it comes to contract work, and graphic design is at the top of that list. Yes, it requires some training, but it's nothing you can't handle with a little grit, some dedication, and a reliable internet connection.Plus, it will cost you less than $40. Read more...More about Graphic Design, Online Learning, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Onlinelearning, and Tech
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8 bonkers things everyone forgot happened in straight-to-video Disney sequels
Long before the House of Mouse pivoted to live-action remakes, streaming services, and releasing high-profile sequels like Frozen 2, Disney capitalized on the success of its princess and princess-adjacent animated classics by pumping out straight-to-VHS sequels to some of their most beloved films. Most of those sequels were certifiable bonkers.  Until Disney+ launched with its massive back catalog there wasn't a reliable way for fans to revisit movies like Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas and Pocahontas: Journey to a New World, but it's here now, for better or for worse. Just in case anyone forgot exactly what these sequels were like, here's a taste of what happened in the completely canon Disney sequels and midquels.   Read more...More about Disney, Disney Sequels, Entertainment, and Movies Tv Shows
Mashable
14 dynamite gifts for the Guy Fieri fans of the world
Guy Fieri is a food god among men. The Mayor of Flavortown isn't just an expert at taste testing, meme-making, and getting fellow food lovers excited about each and every culinary experience. He's also a beloved Food Network star, restaurateur, author, and an Emmy-winning TV presenter. The hype seems well-justified, which means the members of Guy's very loyal fanbase clearly have good taste and they're not going to be impressed by just any old gift. If you're buying for a Fieri fan, you really need to put some thought into your purchase, and we're here to help.  From cookbooks and flame-covered wardrobe staples to gift cards and specialty sauces, here are 14 gifts that any true Guy Fieri fan will adore. Read more...More about Food, Guy Fieri, Gift Guide 2019, Culture, and Movies Tv Shows
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 8’s best feature isn’t its quad-camera setup — it’s the battery
Xiaomi‘s Redmi series of phones have been its main money-maker in India. The company now sits at top of the Indian smartphone chart thanks to spectacular sales of devices released in this series. It released its marquee Redmi Note 8 Pro last month with a quad-camera setup led by a 64-megapixel sensor. Specifications Screen:  6.53-inch full HD+ display Processor: MediaTek Helio G90T RAM: 6/8GB Rear camera: 64–megapixel + 8-megapixel wide sensor+ 2-megapixel depth sensor + 2-megapixel macro camera Front camera: 12-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture Internal storage: 64/128GB Battery: 4,500 mAh Software: Android 9.0 Pie with MIUI 10 Just so you know, I’m using the 8GB+128GB version for this… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Xiaomi
The Next Web | International technology news, business & culture
Public Trump impeachment hearings set to begin as Dems bank on key first witnesses
Politica
NSW and Qld fires: no letup for exhausted firefighters in unprecedented emergency
Bushfires rip through more than 1 million hectares in New South Wales while heavy winds whip fire fronts in QueenslandIan Wheeler’s bloodshot eyes say more about the last four days in the so-small-it-barely-registers village of Killabakh, on the New South Wales mid-north coast, than he ever could.Along with his partner, April Walsh, Wheeler spent Wednesday the same way he’s spent every day since Sunday: engulfed in smoke. Continue reading...
US news | The Guardian
Xavi Simons: The Dutch soccer prodigy with two million Instagram followers
Xavi Simons, remember his name. The sixteen-year-old teen soccer prodigy plays for Paris Saint-Germain, has a contract with Nike and is followed by 2.1 million people on Instagram. CNN Sport takes a closer look at one of Holland's biggest talents.
Sport
John Legend is PEOPLE's 'Sexiest Man Alive'... and he's perplexed
He's one of the youngest EGOT winners in history. He and his wife are one of Hollywood's iconic couples. And now, John Legend is PEOPLE's 2019 "Sexiest Man Alive."
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Peter Crouch busts that nachos rumour & more in Setting it Straight
Former England striker Peter Crouch busts internet rumours about him including that nachos story in BBC Sport's Setting it Straight.
BBC Sport - Sport
Japan's Hayabusa2 is returning to Earth with asteroid samples
Over the past year-and-a-half, JAXA's Hayabusa2 spacecraft served as asteroid Ryugu's companion in the vast emptiness of space. It got close enough to fire bullets into its surface and even detonated bombs to disturb the ground and scoop up samples i...
Engadget | Technology News, Advice and Features
Hong Kong Protests: Brawl Erupts Downtown as Students Gear Up to Fight Police
There were severe public transit disruptions across the city, a day after demonstrators staged a fiery standoff against the police near a university.
NYT > Home Page
Switzerland gets another ‘Bitcoin bank’ that holds cryptocurrency for customers
A Swiss bank set up to handle both traditional financial products and new digital currencies has been given the go-ahead by the country’s regulators. SEBA, the Swiss-based cryptocurrency bank, is now officially operational, The Block reports. The bank reportedly shared a statement with The Block yesterday that said its Swiss clients can now open accounts with the bank. This goes for corporate businesses, asset managers, and professional private investors. Launched earlier this year, the bank received its banking license from the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) in August. SEBA says it’s trying to bridge the gap between traditional and… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin
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Giuliani defends 'innocent' phone call between Trump and Ukrainian president in WSJ op-ed
Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s personal lawyer, penned an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal Tuesday defending the president against allegations of wrongdoing in a July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that led to an impeachment inquiry in the House of Representatives. 
Politica
UK flooding: army to help recovery effort as more rain forecast
Worst-hit areas of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire likely to bear brunt of further downpoursOne hundred army personnel will be deployed to flood-hit communities in South Yorkshire over the next 48 hours as residents prepare for a fresh deluge of rain.Weather warnings are in place for much of England and part of Wales on Thursday amid fears that those worst affected will be hit for a second time, hampering the recovery effort. Continue reading...
US news | The Guardian
Protesters blockade universities, business district as chaos grips Hong Kong
Hong Kong anti-government protesters paralysed parts of the Asian financial hub for a third day on Wednesday, with some transport links, schools and many businesses closing as police warned of a rise in violence to a deadly level.
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El Paso memorial, hogs by helicopter, trees for troops: News from around our 50 states
Health study finds worse outcomes for Native Hawaiians, district warns parents not to Google schools in North Carolina, and more       
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Tesla cites Brexit as Germany chosen over UK for European plant
US electric carmaker will build battery factory in Berlin, says boss Elon MuskTesla’s boss Elon Musk has said Brexit uncertainty played a role in the firm’s decision to build its first European factory in Germany rather than the UK.The billionaire entrepreneur revealed that the firm’s European battery plant would be built on the outskirts of Berlin. Continue reading...
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US news | The Guardian
European shares knocked off four-year highs on Trump speech
European shares fell on Wednesday from four-year highs after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to "substantially" increase tariffs if China failed to agree a trade deal and also took a swipe at European Union trade policies.
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A Texas death row inmate's fight for access to his Buddhist adviser continues hours before his scheduled execution
An appeals court has upheld an order to delay the execution of Texas death row inmate Patrick Henry Murphy, who was scheduled to die by lethal injection Wednesday. The execution is on hold for the second time in nearly eight months because of an ongoing court battle over his religious liberty rights.
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Politica
Ikea’s first decorative smart bulb is just $9.99 — Hue’s costs $24.99
Ikea’s first Edison-style smart bulb. | Image: Ikea Ikea continues to expand its lineup of Tradfri smart lighting with its first decorative bulb. What’s notable is the price. At $9.99, it significantly undercuts the comparable Philips Hue bulb which sells for $25. The E26-sized (the big socket) bulb glows warm at 2200 Kelvin, and is made to resemble those vintage Edison-style filament bulbs so popular in Brooklyn haunts. It’s dimmable via the Ikea Home Smart app or an Ikea wireless dimmer (sold separately), but the company doesn’t recommend connecting it to a hardwired dimmer — same for the Hue bulb. Generally speaking, Hue bulbs tend to offer better dimming than Ikea bulbs, characterized by smoother transitions and a greater range of illumination. But that’s gotta be super important to... Continue reading…
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The Verge
Cathay Pacific cuts profit guidance for second time amid Hong Kong protests
Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd on Wednesday said the short-term outlook remained "challenging and uncertain" due to anti-government protests in its home market as it lowered its profit guidance for the second time in less than a month.
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Lady Warsi hits out at Tory failure to tackle Islamophobia
Conservative peer says party has been ‘dismissive’ in tacking problem within its ranksLatest election news - live updatesThe Conservative peer Lady Warsi has issued a scathing attack on the Conservative party over its failure to tackle Islamophobia among its ranks.Warsi, who has been a vocal critic of the Tories’ handling of anti-Muslim sentiment within the party, accused the party of having an institutional problem with dealing with the issue. Continue reading...
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US news | The Guardian
Trump to welcome Erdogan as friend despite tensions in US-Turkish relations
President Trump will welcome Turkey's president as a friend despite high tensions in U.S.-Turkish relations and bipartisan condemnation of Turkey's actions in Syria.
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