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House investigating whether Trump lied to Mueller
The House of Representatives is now investigating whether President Donald Trump lied to special counsel Robert Mueller in written answers he provided in the Russia investigation, the House's general counsel said in federal court Monday.
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Cab driver accused of stabbing a ‘fare-beater’ will turn himself into NYPD
The cab driver accused of stabbing an alleged fare-beater in The Bronx will turn himself into the NYPD on Monday in the hopes of clearing his name. Sandy de Jesus Rodriguez will surrender to detectives in the 46th Precinct in University Heights to speak about the alleged Oct. 13th stabbing of a man inside an...
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Engineers create bionic arm with 3D printer in just 10 hours
A team of designers and engineers successfully produced a 3D-printed, made-to-measure bionic hand in just 10 hours. Experts from research and education group WMG, which is part of the UK’s University of Warwick, worked with C Enterprise and Printed Electronics to design and print the bionic hand with inbuilt sensors. The bionic hand is the...
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Interpol plans to condemn encryption as protecting pedophiles
The international police organization Interpol plans to condemn the spread of strong encryption in a statement Monday saying it protects child sex predators, three people briefed on the matter told Reuters. At the group’s conference in Lyon, France on Friday, an Interpol official said a version of the resolution introduced by the US Federal Bureau...
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FedEx CEO challenges the New York Times to debate tax policy
FedEx CEO Fred Smith attacked the New York Times for its story about his company's taxes, and he challenged the newspaper's publisher and business section editor to a public debate on federal tax policy.
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Watch a swarm of robots build a timber tower from scratch
Students at the University of Stuttgart in Germany have developed a system of robots that communicate to jointly construct complex timber structures.  Their paper, entitled Distributed Robotic Assembly System for In-Situ Timber Construction, envisions such robotic systems as a low-cost, faster alternative to current construction methods. Read more...More about Mashable Video, Construction, Robotic, Architecture And Buildings, and Timber
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Bloomberg's weak apology for stop and frisk is too little, too late | Derecka Purnell
Michael Bloomberg should pay more than lip service to black people. He should redistribute his massive wealth to communities he harmedDuring election season, white politicians waltz into black churches to deliver political sermons about their future plans. During this dance, sometimes they repent. Perspective presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg apologized for New York City’s stop and frisk practices at a huge black church in Brooklyn last week:“Over time, I’ve come to understand something that I long struggled to admit to myself,” he said. “I got something important really wrong. I didn’t understand [then] the full impact that stops were having on the black and Latino communities. I was totally focused on saving lives, but as we know, good intentions aren’t good enough. Now, hindsight is 20/20. But, as crime continued to come down as we reduced stops, and as it continued to come down during the next administration, to its credit, I now see that we could and should have acted sooner and acted faster to cut the stops. I wish we had. I’m sorry that we didn’t. But, I can’t change history. However today, I want you to know that I realize … I was wrong, and I’m sorry.” Continue reading...
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Aramco's IPO is set to be Saudi only after it reportedly scrapped its London roadshow
REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed/File Photo Saudi Aramco has canceled its London roadshow a day after scrapping its Asian and American ones, meaning its IPO is set to be a Saudi-only affair. It will only market shares of the most profitable company in the world within the Kingdom, according to Bloomberg and the Financial Times. The state-owned oil giant released its prospectus on Sunday, saying it will list 1.5% of its shares on the local Tadawul exchange in Riyadh, seeking a valuation of roughly $1.7 trillion. View Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Saudi Aramco has canceled its London roadshow a day after scrapping Asian and American ones, meaning its IPO is set to be a Saudi-only affair, according to Bloomberg and the Financial Times. It will now only market shares of the most profitable company in the world to local investors within the Kingdom.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A big-money investor in juggernauts like Facebook and Netflix breaks down the '3rd wave' firms that are leading the next round of tech disruptionSee Also:4 of the world's top oil and gas executives explain why they're backing a landmark trading deal that could revolutionize the industryChaos, crazy ideas, and cashing in: Trump and WeWork's Adam Neumann have these 5 things in commonInside a 'historic day' at the Middle East's biggest oil and gas conference, where all the world's top energy CEOs gathered to sign a deal that could permanently change the industry
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The rise of jobstoppers: should face tattoos be banned?
Tattoo artists want to raise the legal age limit for facial inkings from 18 to 21, as they could harm young people’s career prospectsName: Face tattoos.Age: They were outlawed by the Roman emperor Constantine in AD316, so older than that. Continue reading...
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Pokémon Sword & Shield are fantastic — but here’s how they could be better
On Friday evening, I finally started playing the long awaited Pokémon Sword & Shield. These is the first ‘proper’ Pokémon game for the Nintendo Switch (the Let’s Go… games don’t count) and, after putting some hours in, I can say one thing: it’s great. Pokémon Sword & Shield feels bigger, more interactive, and exciting than previous titles and — nostalgia aside — I think it can quite easily claim to be the best ever Pokémon game. But, if I’m being completely honest, I’m slightly disappointed. The Pokémon series can be so much more. Why? Before we go on, some disclaimers. Firstly, Pokémon Sword & Shield are a fantastic pair of games. Just because… This story continues at The Next Web
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Stephen Miller: From white supremacist sites to the White House
CNN's John Avlon looks at revelations from a trove of leaked 2015 emails published by the Southern Poverty Law Center that senior White House policy adviser Stephen Miller promoted stories from white nationalist and fringe media organizations to staffers of the far-right website Breitbart.
Hong Kong's Polytechnic University becomes a major flashpoint in protests
Hundreds of people were trapped inside Hong Kong's Polytechnic University as the police cracked down on the campus using tear gas and water cannons. CBS News foreign correspondent Ramy Onocencio joins CBSN from the scene with more.
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FedEx CEO challenges New York Times to debate after bombshell tax report
FedEx CEO Frederick Smith wants to go toe-to-toe with The New York Times over a bombshell report on the shipping giant’s tax bill. Smith challenged the Gray Lady’s publisher, AG Sulzberger, and its business editor to a public debate Sunday after the paper revealed how FedEx drove its taxes down to zero. “I hereby challenge...
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Why you just can't trust the White House on Trump's health
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Five Below is increasing prices above $5 for the first time ever — and shoppers are not thrilled (FIVE)
John Greim/Getty Images Five Below — the national discount store known for selling products that are $5 and under — recently changed its pricing model to charge up to $10 for categories including electronics and toys. "We've always done everything possible to absorb cost increases," Five Below wrote in a post on its website. "Recently, we had to raise prices above $5 on tech items to keep providing the products you love. We're calling this 'Ten Below Tech.'" Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Five Below — the national discount chain known for its wide assortment of products under $5 — is defying its name by raising the prices of select items above $5 for the first time ever, must to the dismay of some shoppers.  The company posted a note on its website on Sunday explaining the pricing shift, which will be the first time in its 17-year existence that Five Below will stock items that cost more than $5. In the message to consumers, titled "We owe you an explanation," the company said it's no longer able to handle cost increases to specific categories like electronics and toys, which will now be available for $10 and under. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: We talked to Kevin Plank right before he stepped down as CEO of Under Armour, and he hinted at why the company may be ready for the changeSee Also:Inside McDonald's new CEO's quest to win over the massive fast-food giant in the wake of his predecessor's shocking exitBlack Friday is dying, and the rise of Cyber Monday may be to blameJCPenney opened a new store with fitness classes, personal styling, and a barbershop, and it's unlike anything else we've seen from the brandSEE ALSO: Five Below, the discount-store chain that's growing across America, just opened a store in one of the most glamorous parts of New York City. Here's what it's like to shop there.
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FedEx CEO claims NYT also paid no federal taxes
After NYT report that shipping giant paid no taxes last year, FedEx chief challenges media outlet to a debate on taxes
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Justice Dept. Could Widen Its Scrutiny of Tech Companies, Official Says
Law enforcement officials could potentially challenge Google, Facebook and others on fronts beyond potential antitrust violations.
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How to sleep with a stuffy nose: On your back is the best option
Image Point Fr/Shutterstock Upper respiratory infections, like the flu, come with a slew of nasty symptoms including a stuffy nose. Sleeping propped up on your back is your best option when you have a stuffy nose. Take a steamy shower before bed or run a humidifier in your bedroom because the moist air will make the mucus in your airways runnier and more comfortable to get out. This article was reviewed by Rod Oskouian, MD, at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute. If you're sick, sleep is an important part of recovery. But upper respiratory infections, like the flu, come with a slew of nasty symptoms including a stuffy nose. No matter the cause of your sniffles, there's no denying they make sleeping a challenge.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:Yes, you can still get the flu after a flu shotWhen infants can get the flu shotWhat you should eat and drink to get over the flu, according to doctors
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How to charge your Samsung Galaxy S10 faster in 2 simple ways
Josh Edelson/Getty You can charge your Samsung Galaxy S10 faster by using the "Fast cable charging" feature, which can charge your phone to about 80% in just over a half hour with the right cable.  For quick charging to work, the fast charge mode must be enabled in the Galaxy S10's Settings. You may also need to upgrade your USB cable — look for cables which are certified for fast charging. Wireless chargers won't work as well. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. No matter what smartphone you use, keeping the battery charged is a constant worry. The Samsung Galaxy S10 series of phones are equipped with fast charging technology which, as the name implies, charges the phone somewhat faster — under the right conditions, it can charge to 80% in about 35 minutes.  Most Galaxy S10 models, including the Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, and S10e, can charge at 15 watts, and the Galaxy S10 5G can charge at 25 watts. This is compared to many smartphones, which traditionally charge at a more conservative 10 watts. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Watch Elon Musk unveil his latest plan for conquering MarsSee Also:How to save battery on your Samsung Galaxy S10 in 4 simple ways'Why does my Galaxy S10's brightness keep changing?': How to keep your S10's brightness the same and control it manuallyHow to check your PayPal balance on desktop or mobileSEE ALSO: The best USB-C hubs you can buy
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Why managing stress is the secret to a successful trading career, according to an industry vet
CME GroupBy Jim Iuorio for CME GroupThe first time I walked onto a trading floor in July 1987, I was a new employee of Goldman Sachs. I will remember the sheer mass of people, the sense of excitement, and the deafening sounds for the rest of my life. A couple of things became clear to me that day: I knew that this was an environment of intense pressure — both physically and mentally — and I knew it was something I was going to make a career of. Over time, I noticed there was something different about the type of people who were floor traders. A good floor trader was someone who could operate under stress and filter out distraction. Floor traders were also intense and aggressive. I noticed that although these traders could operate efficiently under the stressful conditions, that didn't mean the stress wasn't something that needed to be dealt with.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Here’s how the natural gas and oil industry is changing communities across the USTrade wars have big impacts on tech companies. Here’s why you should follow the relationship closelyWhy Federal Funds futures are a key barometer for financial markets
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Dad shares 10-year-old daughter’s ridiculous $10,000 Christmas list 
Santa might have to take out a loan to cover one girl’s exorbitant Christmas wish list. An over-the-top letter of gift requests has gone viral after a father in Los Angeles shared it with his followers. The list includes 26 presents, including an iPhone 11, a “new” MacBook air, a Chanel purse, Gucci slides, a...
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Brontë Society secures last of Charlotte's minute teenage books
Charity raises £512,000 to buy tiny handwritten work and bring it pack for public display in the Parsonage Museum in YorkshireAfter years of chasing an “incredibly rare” little book by the teenage Charlotte Brontë, the Brontë Society has succeeded in acquiring it at auction, after fears that it would disappear into private hands again.At a Paris auction on Monday, the charity paid €600,000 (£512,000) plus auction costs to acquire the book, which measures just 35mm x 61mm. Written in 1830, when Charlotte was 14, it is part of a series of six produced by the author in her teens. Only five are known to have survived, with one missing since around 1930. Continue reading...
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Amazon deforestation 'at highest level in a decade'
10,000 sq kms lost in year to August according to new data from Brazilian governmentDeforestation of the Brazilian Amazon has hit the highest annual level in a decade, according to new government data which highlights the impact the president, Jair Bolsonaro, has made on the world’s biggest rainforest.The new numbers, showing almost 10,000 sq kms were lost in the year to August, were released as emboldened farm owners scuffled with forest defenders in Altamira, the Amazonian city at the heart of the recent devastation. Continue reading...
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How to save battery on your Samsung Galaxy S10 in 4 simple ways
Antonio Villas-Boas/Business Insider There are various ways to save battery on the Samsung Galaxy S10, although a healthy battery should get you through an entire day on a single charge. Be sure to turn on your Galaxy S10's Power Save mode, which you can customize to suit your needs. There are a number of other ways to save battery on your Galaxy S10, including turning off the Always-On Display and uninstalling power-hungry apps. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Samsung Galaxy S10 has substantially better battery life than phones from just a few years ago — the Galaxy S10 Plus, for example, with its beefy 4,100 mAh battery, can last for as long as 12 hours of routine use.  Even so, your mileage may vary depending upon how you use your Galaxy S10. Here are some tips for getting the most out of your battery.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Apple just revealed its AirPods Pro for $249, which feature noise cancellation. Here's everything that was wrong with the $159 pair of the wireless headphones.See Also:How to charge your Samsung Galaxy S10 faster in 2 simple ways'Why does my Galaxy S10's brightness keep changing?': How to keep your S10's brightness the same and control it manuallyHow to check your PayPal balance on desktop or mobileSEE ALSO: The best wireless chargers you can buy
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Stylists and designers reveal the 11 trends we'll be seeing everywhere in 2020
Robert Kamau/GC Images/Getty Images/zz/John Nacion/STAR MAX/IPx/AP/Evan Agostini/AP Insider spoke to stylists and designers to find out which fashion trends are going to be popular in 2020. Next year, we can expect to see psychedelic prints and flared cuts from the 1960s and 1970s everywhere. Stylists also said that current trends like hoop earrings and puff sleeves are here to stay. Visit Insider's homepage for more articles. Fashion trends come and go and as 2019 comes to a close, new designs are on the rise and some older styles are coming back.  To get a preview of what's to come in 2020, Insider spoke to stylists and designers about their predictions for the trends we'll be seeing everywhere next year. Peplum-style tops could be pretty popular in the spring. Jean-Baptiste LACROIX / AFP) (Photo by JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP via Getty Luis Escudero, creative director and designer of the Rene Ruiz Collection, told Insider that peplum, a style that features flared or gathered fabric at one's waist, is sure to be popular once spring and summer roll in.  He said peplum designs "flatter the lower abdominal area and hide any imperfections," adding that people can expect to see the cut incorporated on just about everything, from evening gowns to casual streetwear.    Linear lines like stripes will probably be everywhere. Robert Kamau/GC Images/Getty Images Escudero told Insider that stripes, both horizontal and vertical, will continue to be popular in 2020. In particular, he said vertical lines will be big because they look great in photos and "flatter any body type." Leather will also make an appearance in just about every form of clothing. Evan Agostini/AP From shirts and dresses to shorts and trench coats, leather is going to be everywhere in 2020, according to Emily Sanchez, a celebrity stylist. She said we'll also be seeing leather in a wide range of colors, which will give the trend a fresh look.    See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:11 important things veterinarians want every cat owner to knowInterior designers reveal the 10 decorating rules you should never breakFrom throwing insults to talking about a reunion, here's everything One Direction members have said since their hiatus
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Neptune's moons are in a 'dance of avoidance,' NASA says
Neptune may be one of the more mysterious planets in the Solar System, but a new study notes that two of its moons, Naiad and Thalassa, are locked in a "dance of avoidance."
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Tempur-Pedic memory foam pillows and mattress toppers on sale
TL;DR: Tempur-Pedic memory foam pillows and mattress toppers are on sale at Amazon, saving you up to 36% on a supportive, cloud-like sleep setup. Black Friday puts a huge focus on big purchases like TVs or new home appliances, but mattresses are one thing you shouldn't buy on Black Friday. For whatever reason, mattresses see their biggest sales over three-day holiday weekends (like Labor Day) or during the white sales, which take place in January. New Year's sales might get you a decent discount on a mattress, but if you were thinking you'd score a new bed for cheap in the next fews weeks, you'll need to rethink. Read more...More about Sleep, Pillows, Mattress, Black Friday, and Mashable Shopping
Victoria Beckham and her 17-year-old son Romeo danced to a Spice Girls song on TikTok
Romeo Beckham/Tik Tok Victoria Beckham and her 17-year-old son Romeo danced to the Spice Girls' hit "Spice Up Your Life" together, in a video that Romeo posted to TikTok on Sunday.  The video shows Romeo, along with his singer and fashion designer mom, doing their best Posh Spice impressions as the 1997 Spice Girls song plays in the background.  Victoria, who's a member of the British girl group, had no trouble recreating her famous moves, and had to help Romeo, who was a good sport throughout the entire video, get into the groove.  The teenager captioned the TikTok video with the hashtags "#spicegirls" and #poshmum." It had over 128,000 likes on the social media site at the time this article was published. Victoria also posted a clip to her Instagram story, telling her followers, "Go watch our TikTok."  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.  Read more: Victoria Beckham paid tribute her Spice Girls roots during her People's Choice Awards speech — and fans are truly relieved Victoria Beckham dancing to 'Spice Up Your Life' is a perfect afternoon treat Reese Witherspoon taught Jimmy Fallon a popular TikTok move that her 16-year-old son showed her NOW WATCH: 9 items to avoid buying at CostcoSee Also:Chrissy Teigen tried to argue that former Sexiest Man Alive Idris Elba probably wasn't as attractive in 1995, but he proved her wrong with a throwback picHalsey teamed up with Lady Antebellum at the CMA Awards for a stunning performance and now fans are begging her to make country musicEmilia Clarke stopped Googling herself and reading reviews within a year after 'Game of Thrones' premiered
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Scientists develop slippery toilet coating to stop poo sticking
Spray-on surface could prevent bacteria building up and reduce household water useThe toilet brush need never leave its holder again. Scientists have created a super-slippery coating that helps usher excrement on its way without leaving traces behind.The spray-on coating, which is slipperier than Teflon, reduces adhesion of even tenacious faeces by up to 90%, tests suggest, so far less water is needed to flush them away and leave the toilet clean. Continue reading...
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T-Mobile CEO John Legere to step down next year
Legere made a number of aggressive moves to grow the company’s wireless subscribers as it faced steep competition from its larger rivals.
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House willing to delay getting Trump tax documents
President Donald Trump's financial documents are unlikely to be released to the House on Wednesday, after the House told the Supreme Court that it would endorse a 10-day delay to give the justices more time to consider legal arguments. - RSS Channel
How rich people like Gordon Sondland buy their way into US ambassadorships
The House impeachment inquiry has cast new attention on the practice of appointing big-time political donors to US ambassadorships abroad. It's a time-honored practice used by presidents of both parties, but it appears to have gotten worse under Trump, writes Dennis Jett, a professor of international affairs at Penn State. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In every other developed democratic country, the role of ambassador, with only very rare exceptions, is given to career diplomats who have spent decades learning the art of international relations. In the US, however, many ambassadors are untrained in diplomacy, and have simply bought their way into a prestigious post. The involvement of the American ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, in the Ukraine scandal has prompted interest in the media and Congress in the role of non-career ambassadors like him. On October 30, US Rep. Ami Bera, a Democrat from California, introduced legislation that would require at least 70% of a president's ambassadorial appointments to come from the ranks of career Foreign Service officers and civil servants. Career appointees have to spend decades working their way up through the ranks in government before being nominated, as I did before becoming ambassador in Mozambique and later in Peru. Bera's bill likely does not have the support in Congress to ever be enacted. More importantly, it does not address what I think is the real problem with political appointee ambassadors. That is the selling of the title in exchange for campaign contributions to people who are clearly unqualified for the job. While this is a time-honored practice used by presidents of both parties, it has arguably gotten worse under the Trump administration.1. Who picks ambassadors? Andrew Harnik / AP The Constitution says nothing about the qualifications required to be an ambassador. All it says is the president can appoint them with the advice and consent of the Senate. In other words, a president can appoint whoever he wants for whatever reason he wants. The Senate can refuse to confirm a nominee, but that has not happened in over a century. Instead, occasionally the Senate will refuse to vote on the nomination and the nominee languishes until either the Senate does decide to act or the White House withdraws the nomination. That kind of delay is not uncommon, but it is almost always due to policy disputes between the two branches, rather than anything to do with the qualifications of the person being proposed for an ambassadorship. 2. Who's qualified? Associated Press Deciding what qualifies someone to be the personal representative of the president abroad is therefore almost entirely up to the president. During the Nixon administration, the president's personal lawyer asked the wife of a wealthy department store owner for a US$250,000 campaign contribution in exchange for the ambassadorship to Costa Rica. She famously replied, "That's a lot to pay for Costa Rica, isn't it?" She eventually went to Luxembourg as ambassador, and shortly thereafter wrote checks to the Nixon re-election campaign that added up to $300,000. That overt quid pro quo prompted the passage of the Foreign Service Act of 1980. The act states that those appointed to be an ambassador "should possess clearly demonstrated competence to perform the duties of a chief of mission," including knowledge of the language, history and culture of the country. It added that, given those requirements, such positions "should normally be accorded to career members of the Foreign Service, though circumstance will warrant appointments from time to time of qualified individuals who are not." It also stressed that "contributions to political campaigns should not be a factor in the appointment of an individual as a chief of mission." 3. How many ambassadors are career diplomats? Associated Press Despite its intended purpose, the act did little to change how business was done in Washington. The percentage of political appointee ambassadors only went down very slightly, hovering around 30% after the act was passed. The one exception was the Reagan administration, which got the figure up to 38% by sending Reaganites to places like Rwanda and Malawi, where normally only career ambassadors would dare to tread. The question of percentages of political versus career ambassadors is one that sometimes attracts media interest, mainly because it is always higher than the usual 30% in the early part of any presidential term. That percentage cannot really be calculated in a meaningful way until the end of a term, because most political appointments are made in its first years. For example, the percentage of political appointee ambassadors under Trump currently stands at about 45%. However, Trump has left 10 posts vacant that have always been filled by career ambassadors. Another seven posts that would be career slots are in countries where relations have been downgraded or suspended, such as Venezuela and Bolivia. Most of those embassies will likely be filled by career people at some point. In terms of posts that are normally held by career diplomats, there are only six — Croatia, Chile, Poland, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and Fiji — that currently have political appointee ambassadors. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:She's photographed every major war of the last 20 years, but Marine Corps boot camp was something else entirelyHow Erdoğan went from populist hero to strongman and transformed Turkey along the wayUkrainians have mixed feelings about Trump's 'quid pro quo'SEE ALSO: Ukrainians have mixed feelings about Trump's 'quid pro quo'
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WeWork could lay off thousands as turmoil grows
WeWork could soon lay off at least 4,000 employees as the beleaguered office giant grapples with massive financial losses, a new report said. The bloodletting could see up to 2,500 people cut from WeWork’s core office subleasing business, the New York Times reported Sunday. Another 1,000 people reportedly would be axed as WeWork winds down...
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Photos and video of Prince Andrew at glamorous French Riviera events appear to contradict his claim in BBC interview that he 'never really partied'
Youtube/Newsnight Photos and a video of Prince Andrew show him partying in the French Riviera, and appear to contradict his claim in a BBC interview that he "never really partied" and does not show "public displays of affection."  However, on Sunday, the Daily Mail published photographs and a video showing Prince Andrew at parties in the French resort of St Tropez in 2007 and 2008, which appear to contradict his claims about not attending such events. In the photographs, he is pictured with a number of socialites and supermodels.  The prince was interviewed by the BBC last week about his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, the disgraced financier who died by suicide earlier this year while facing trial on sex trafficking charges. One of Epstein's alleged victims, Virginia Roberts Guiffre, claimed that she was trafficked to London and coerced into having sex with Prince Andrew in 2001 — and provided a photo of them together with his hand on her waist. In the interview, Prince Andrew said the photo may be fake, because he is not one to show "public displays of affection."  Buckingham Palace declined to comment on the photographs when contacted by Business Insider. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  Photos and a video of Prince Andrew partying in the French Riviera in July 2008 with celebrities and models appear to contradict a claim he made in a BBC interview about his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, that he "never really partied." The video was posted by the Daily Mail and shows Prince Andrew at a party in the resort of St Tropez. In the video, loud dance music can be heard, and the prince is seen speaking to and in close physical proximity to a number of female guests.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: People are still debating the pink or grey sneaker, 2 years after it went viral. Here's the real color explained.See Also:Prince Andrew says he couldn't have had sex with a 17-year-old because he was at a Pizza Express on the day in questionPrince Andrew says he has 'no recollection' of meeting an alleged Epstein abuse victimVideo shows New Zealand man accused of murdering 21-year-old backpacker on a Tinder date moving a suitcase said to contain her body
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Former drug executive Shkreli's appeal denied by U.S. Supreme Court
Former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli will remain in prison after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected his effort to overturn his conviction and seven-year sentence for securities fraud and conspiracy.
Fed chair meets with Trump at the White House
President Donald Trump held an unannounced meeting with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell at the White House residence on Monday, the first such meeting between the President and the nation's top monetary policymaker since an informal dinner last February.
The Best Techniques for Taking Notes
We don’t stop taking notes after we graduate: it’s something many of us do in some capacity throughout our adult lives, too. It may not even be something you really think about—you just do it. But you could probably also do it better, and that’s where we come in. It may be time to get back to the basics and reboot…Read more...
‘Broadband communism’? Worse was said about the founding of the NHS | Ash Sarkar
Vested interests were horrified by free healthcare at the point of use. Doing the same for broadband acknowledges its vital roleLast week Labour pledged to deliver free fibreoptic broadband for all, paid for by a tax on tech giants, and implemented through the partial renationalisation of BT. Neil McRae, BT’s chief network architect, decried the plan as “broadband communism”. Boris Johnson weighed in to call the scheme “crackpot communism”. And most worryingly of all, Krishnan Guru-Murthy queried free broadband provision on the basis that he’s “happily paying for it right now”. I’d gently suggest that the Channel 4 News presenter’s income has had some impact on his definition of happiness being very different to mine.That the market regulates things we need to survive – housing, education or yes, broadband – is a radical imposition Continue reading...
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Royal experts and lawyers are calling for Prince Andrew to cooperate with the FBI following his 'grotesque' interview with 'BBC Newsnight'
BBC News/YouTube Prince Andrew has faced major criticism after his "BBC Newsnight" interview, where he denied sleeping with a woman who says she was sex trafficked to him by Jeffrey Epstein in 2001. Even though Virginia Roberts Giuffre says she slept with the Duke of York three times — in London, New York, and on Epstein's private island in the Virgin Islands in 2001 — Andrew said in the interview he doesn't recall meeting her. The interview has been labeled "grotesque" and "disastrous" by royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams, who told Insider that even though there have now been calls for the royal to step down from his official duties, this likely won't happen. "He currently has over 200 patronages but is unlikely to keep them," he added. "It remains to be seen what royal engagements he is involved in the future." This comes as Giuffre's lawyer Jack Scarola has publicly urged Andrew to speak with the FBI instead of the media. "I would love to see Prince Andrew submit to an interview under oath with the investigating authorities. Talking to the media doesn't quite cut it. Statements that are not under oath carry little weight," Scarola told the Mail Online. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The Duke of York has faced major backlash after denying claims he slept with a woman who says she was sex trafficked to him by Jeffrey Epstein on "BBC Newsnight." Prince Andrew said he couldn't remember ever meeting Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who claims that Epstein forced her to have sex with the royal in his New York mansion, in London, and on his private island in the Virgin Islands back in 2001. He also suggested a photograph of himself with a hand around Giuffre's waist could be fake.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A podiatrist explains heel spurs, the medical condition Trump said earned him a medical deferment from VietnamSee Also:Prince Andrew says the picture of him with his hand around Virginia Roberts' waist might not be realThe 26 most iconic royal fashion moments from the past decadeReese Witherspoon went shopping for Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton souvenirs in London
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Trump and Powell met Monday at White House to discuss economy
U.S. President Donald Trump and Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell met at the White House on Monday morning to discuss "the economy growth, employment and inflation," the Fed said in a statement.
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Renewed MacBooks are on sale on Amazon (including a rose gold one)
Refurbished tech tends to get a bad rap — most people assume that because it’s technically not a new device, that means that it’s broken in some way. In fact, that’s not the case at all. “Refurbished” or “renewed” just means that the item was bought, opened, and returned for some reason — and that reason doesn’t necessarily have to be some sort of defect. In a lot of cases, buying a renewed device can mean that you’re getting almost brand-new quality for way below the usual asking price.  Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, we’re happy to announce that Amazon is offering of a bunch of renewed MacBooks right now; some of them for up to $500 off. Here are a few of the highlights, and if you want to see the full list of discounts, go here.  Read more...More about Apple, Laptops, Macbooks, Refurbished, and Mashable Shopping
Luminar 4 uses AI to sharpen photos, replace skies, and clean faces
The popular photo editing tool gets a major upgrade today thanks to multiple new AI tools, which intelligently fix portraits, landscapes, and other photos.
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Save 25% on this funky-looking device cleans and whitens your teeth
TL;DR: Whiten your teeth while also cleaning them with the IGIA Total White Ultrasonic Teeth Whitener for $29, a 25% savings.  There are two types of people in this world: those who are paralyzed with fear at the mere thought of going to the dentist, and those who actually look forward to annual teeth cleanings (for some odd reason). But no matter which category you fall into, both sides have one very important thing in common: a desire to keep teeth clean and white.  It's time to level up with the IGIA Total White Ultrasonic Teeth Whitener. This U-shaped device is actually a whitening and deep cleaning device complete with bristles and all. It works to whiten your smile using photocatalytic whitening technology, and kills 99.9% of oral bacteria, all in 30 seconds.  Read more...More about Teeth Whitening, Mashable Shopping, Consumer Tech, Tech, and Consumer Tech
Trump says 'cordial' talk with Fed's Powell covered negative interest rates, trade
U.S. President Donald Trump said he met with U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Monday and discussed a wide range of topics including negative interest rates, monetary policy easing, dollar strength and U.S. trade with China and the European Union.
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Global trade is stalling as Trump's tariff fights drag on, WTO warns
Thomas Peter-Pool/Getty Images Global shipments of goods between countries held at a sluggish pace in recent months as tariffs raised costs and cast uncertainty on businesses, the World Trade Organization said Monday. Merchandise trade rose just 0.2% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2019, compared with 3.5% in the same quarter of last year.  The effects of trade tensions between the Trump administration and China have grown increasingly evident in the largest economies in recent months. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Global shipments of goods between countries remained at a sluggish pace in recent months as tariffs raised costs and cast uncertainty on businesses, the World Trade Organization warned Monday.  The global trade referee said its leading indicator of global trade inched up slightly at the start of fall but held far below its baseline. Merchandise trade rose just 0.2% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2019, according to the latest trade volume indices, compared with 3.5% in the same quarter of last year. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A big-money investor in juggernauts like Facebook and Netflix breaks down the '3rd wave' firms that are leading the next round of tech disruptionSee Also:Trump reportedly shelved a ban on flavored e-cigarettes to avoid angering votersTrump hails 'cash' coming from US aid package to farmers caught in the China trade war's crosshairsChaos, crazy ideas, and cashing in: Trump and WeWork's Adam Neumann have these 5 things in commonSEE ALSO: Trump isn’t ready to sign China deal, White House advisers say
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From Twiggy to Tyra Banks, here is the most iconic supermodel the year you were born
AP From Twiggy to Adriana Lima, supermodels throughout history have been known for their killer catwalks and incredible style. We rounded up the world's most famous models from the years 1950 to 2005 and identified the year in which they were arguably at the top of their game.  The iconic poster of Farrah Fawcett in her red swimsuit is the best-selling poster ever, while Linda Evangelista is one of the most accompished models of all time, with more than 700 covers to her name. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Throughout the years, the face of the modeling industry has changed. Today, more plus-size and diverse models are walking the runway than ever before, signaling how the body-positivity movement has impacted fashion. But this wasn't always the case: Many iconic supermodels had a very specific look — they were tall, thin, and white. However, there were also some exceptions. We decided to look back at some of the most famous models throughout history and the impact they had on the industry. We also determined the year in which they were arguably at the top of their game. From Twiggy in the '60s to Gisele Bündchen in the '90s and 2000s, these models have certainly left their mark.1950: Jean Patchett was a leading model throughout the 1940s and 1950s, and she was said to have defined the era when it came to beauty. John Rawlings/Condé Nast/Getty Images 1951: Mary Jane Russell appeared on the cover of many issues of Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, despite being shorter than other models at only 5 feet 6 inches. Genevieve Naylor/Corbis/Getty Images Source: The New York Times 1952: Georgia Hamilton was a popular fashion model during the 1940s and 1950s who appeared on the cover of Life magazine. Ted Croner/Condé Nast/Getty Images See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:I've traveled all over the world but just went on my very first cruise. Here are the 22 things that surprised me the most, as well as my best tips for first-time cruisers.A couple had an Olive Garden wedding complete with a late-night breadstick barAn interior designer reveals 13 of the best things to get at Dollar Tree this month
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Earth's winds have picked up again, after years of slowing
The wind picked up. After Earth’s average surface winds speeds steadily declined for three straight decades beginning in the late 1970s, new research published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change illustrates the winds have now recovered. The results, which show winds declined and then rose due to natural fluctuations in both the atmosphere and ocean, bodes well for the future of wind energy.  Previously, an explanation for the slowing of the planet’s low-altitude winds, dubbed “terrestrial stilling,” blamed human activity. The theory asserted that the construction of buildings, metropolitan areas, and fields of wind turbines themselves created an unnatural “roughness” on Earth's surface, which then dampened winds, explained Zhenzhong Zeng, a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University and lead author of the study. Read more...More about Science, Climate Change, Renewable Energy, Wind Energy, and Science
Nintendo's snap-on Switch Lite case arrives in the US on December 8th
There are already a number of good Switch Lite cases available, but Nintendo might just have one more. The gaming giant has revealed that its previously Japan-only Flip Cover & Screen Protector will be available in the US on December 8th for $40...
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