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Manchester United debt increased by almost $181 million in 2019
If you thought the situation for Manchester United on the pitch was bad, football fans looking for consolation in the club's financial situation may want to look away now.
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American and Australian hostages freed in Taliban prisoner swap
The Taliban has released two Western professors who had been held hostage for the past three years in exchange for three high-ranking militants, in a prisoner swap that could pave the way for renewed peace talks.
Netflix stock holds steady in wake of Disney+ launch
Wall Street’s reaction so far to Walt Disney Company’s long-awaited streaming service suggests investors believe the competition may not be as crushing as expected for entertainment rival Netflix. Shares of Disney have surged 8 percent since the launch of Disney+ a week ago, helped along by 10 million sign-ups for the service in its first...
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3 'Jeopardy!' contestants somehow failed to guess Tom Hanks
If you happened to watch Jeopardy! Monday night, you bore witness to a horrifying moment. Three (3) contestants failed to guess the easiest answer of all time: "Who is Tom Hanks?" The question came up under the category "Biopics" and was worth $200. "In A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, beloved children's show host Mr. Rogers is played by this beloved actor." While host Alex Trebek read the question, footage of Hanks as Mr. Rogers played onscreen. SEE ALSO: 'Jeopardy!' contestant surprises Alex Trebek with heartfelt message But, in a truly shocking moment, none of the three contestants — Kevin Jones, Beverly Randez, and Andrew Thomson — pressed their buzzers. Randez appeared to make an attempt at the last minute, but didn't get there in time. Read more...More about Twitter, Tom Hanks, Social Media, Jeopardy, and Culture
Frisky deer is confused when he humps a decoy doe’s head off
Oh, deer.
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Emails show Stephen Miller targeted Rubio, had editorial sway at Breitbart
Stephen Miller, the controversial senior White House policy adviser with hardline immigration views, coordinated with editors at far-right news site Breitbart to shape its immigration coverage, pushing criticism of Republican Sen. Marco Rubio's immigration policies, and otherwise directing editorial coverage, newly released emails from 2015 show. - RSS Channel
31 cool gifts for teen boys that they won't return
Amazon Buying gifts for teen boys can be daunting. You have the opportunity to get them something innovative and cool, but it's not so obvious what you should buy with so many great options out there. Below, you can find a list of 31 gifts that range from classic, big-ticket items to simple, thoughtful gestures — including a Disney Plus subscription, Bluetooth beanie, DJI mini drone, and electric skateboard. You can find all of our 2019 holiday gift guides here. Buying gifts for teens can be a daunting task, and that can be especially true for teen boys, especially if you've already bought them the same Nike T-shirt in every neutral color. But it doesn't have to be so difficult. There are tons of great gifts on the market — cool, innovative, thoughtful, and ranging in price from big-ticket items to under-$25 purchases you can make on Amazon. Below, you can find a mix of 31 gifts that cover tech, grooming, nods to hobbies, and practical gifts for everyday needs. If you need more gifting inspiration, check out all of our gift guides here.  The top 5 best gifts for teen boys: A DJI drone with cool features A Nintendo Switch Apple AirPods A pair of Adidas Ultraboost sneakers A Patagonia Synchilla Snap-T fleece pullover Check out all 31 gifts for teen boys below:An Echo Dot that works as a speaker and alarm clock Amazon Echo Dot (3rd generation), available on Amazon, $59.99 The Amazon Echo Dot is the most popular Amazon device for a reason: It's compact and has all the capabilities of Alexa (voice control, music, news, weather updates, and more). They'll love that it has a decent speaker. Parents will love that it works well as an alarm clock.  A Patagonia Synchilla Snap-T fleece pullover Patagonia Patagonia Men's Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Fleece Pullover, available on Patagonia, $119 Like Champion, Patagonia is a brand that's gaining increasing popularity among teens. Its Snap-T Fleece Pullover is one of their best and most popular products. Available in five colors and two prints, there's bound to be one that fits his style.   Super convenient Apple AirPods with a wireless charging case Amazon Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case, available on Amazon, $164.99 When it comes to convenience, truly wireless earbuds are the best. And Apple's AirPods are very popular with iPhone and Android users alike. They look subtle compared to other bigger options, and they're incredibly easy to use. The newer generation of AirPods can also be purchased on Amazon for $234.98. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:25 thoughtful and work-appropriate gifts for your boss — all under $50Your ultimate guide to holiday gift ideas for 2019 — from gifts under $100, $50, and $25, to the coolest tech gifts out there23 cool gift ideas from 'Shark Tank' that you can get from Amazon
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Call T.I. taking his daughter for a 'virginity test' what it really is
The rapper and his fans need to understand that the idea of virginity — of sexual 'purity' — is a tool of oppression, and physically examining the body parts of a young girl to ensure that purity is 'intact' (according to the World Health Organization) is a human rights violation, even when undertaken by a doctor, writes Danielle Campoamor.
The innovative entrepreneurs of the .CO generation
Increasingly .CO has become the destination domain extension for a new generation of start-ups, innovators, and entrepreneurs. 
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In meeting with Powell, Trump ‘protested’ against Fed policy
AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais President Donald Trump said he told Federal Reserve Chairman Jay Powell that interest rates were too high in a rare meeting between the two on Monday. Both sides initially issued positive readouts of the White House meeting, which Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin also attended. But the late-night tweet more closely reflected an unprecedented pressure campaign the president launched against Powell ahead of the 2020 elections. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump said he told Federal Reserve Chairman Jay Powell that interest rates were too high in a rare meeting between the two on Monday, escalating months of pressure on the independent central bank.  "At my meeting with Jay Powell this morning, I protested fact that our Fed Rate is set too high relative to the interest rates of other competitor countries," the president wrote on Twitter that evening. "In fact, our rates should be lower than all others (we are the U.S.). Too strong a Dollar hurting manufacturers & growth!"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:'I wouldn't be surprised to go 10 more years': One expert explains why the market rally is just getting started — and why he thinks stocks are 16% undervaluedHouston, we still have a repo problem. Here's why to expect more volatility.Trump hails 'cash' coming from US aid package to farmers caught in the China trade war's crosshairsSEE ALSO: The US could raise $1 trillion more in taxes through stricter IRS enforcement, according to a new study
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Ranking the Top 10 NFL Team Draft Classes of the Past Decade
Good NFL rosters are not built through free agency but via the draft and player development. Take a quick look at the best teams in the league—the 49ers, Ravens, Patriots, Seahawks ...
Strike-hit South African Airways says state will not come to the rescue
South African Airways (SAA) resumed some regional flights on Tuesday but warned that only a deal with striking unions can resolve its current crisis, with no prospect of more money from the government.
Trolling Expert Unleashes the Most Chaotic Evil Prank: Fake Airpod Stickers
Anyone knows that waltzing around with Apple AirPods can be a dangerous game. People are terrified of losing them. So perhaps it should come as no surprise that people are losing it over this AirPods sticker prank. Thanks to one user’s glee at revealing his chaotic evil shenanigans to the world, a photo of it…
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Halsey denies she’s pregnant with boyfriend Evan Peters’ baby
"Is it a boy? Is it a girl? It’s pancakes."
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Vindman ends opening statement in impeaching hearing with message to father: 'Do not worry, I will be fine for telling the truth'
Andrew Harnik/AP Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman sent an emotional message to his father toward the end of his opening statement in Tuesday's impeachment hearings.  Vindman applauded his father for making the decision to flee the Soviet Union and bring the family to the US in the 1970s. He said: "Dad, my sitting here today, in the US Capitol talking to our elected officials, is proof that you made the right decision 40 years ago to leave the Soviet Union." Vindman added: "Do not worry, I will be fine for telling the truth." Follow along our live coverage of the hearings here. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman concluded his opening statement in the third day of public impeachment hearings on Tuesday with an emotional message to his father that celebrated the rights and freedoms enjoyed by US citizens.  Vindman came to the US as a child from Ukraine when it was still part of the Soviet Union. In his testimony on Tuesday, the Army Lieutenant Colonel and National Security Council (NSC) official applauded his father for making the decision to flee Ukraine in the late 1970s and settle the family in the US. 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:LIVE: Alexander Vindman blows up Trump's claim that he cared about corruption in UkraineElise Stefanik's impeachment performance earned Trump's praise but gave her 2020 opponent an effective fundraising toolThe GOP's defenses in the Trump impeachment inquiry are about to blow up in spectacular fashion this weekSEE ALSO: Meet Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine's comedian turned president who's at the center of the scandal threatening Trump's presidency
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The Shift Key Kicks Your Keyboard Shortcuts Into Reverse
This simple thing never clicked for me before I saw it on Reddit: In many keyboard shortcuts on Windows and MacOS, adding the shift key makes the shortcut do the opposite of what it normally does.Read more...
A trans dad underwent $30,000 worth of fertility treatments to have a baby. He says his insurance company refused to pay.
Pregnantish Seth is a transgender man who underwent fertilization treatments in order to conceive a child with his wife. Though he got a new job to ensure his fertility treatments would be covered by his insurance, the company refused to pay for the treatments.  Seth appeared on an episode of Pregnantish, a new podcast hosted by Andrea Syrtash that features people who have had "unconventional paths to parenthood," to talk about his experience.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Like many young men looking to start families with their partners, Seth wanted to have biological children with his wife. Because he's transgender, he planned on undergoing in vitro fertilization — the process of extracting his eggs so they could be fertilized outside the body — with his wife carrying the baby to term.  But IVF is not a cheap procedure, with one round of medications averaging about $20,000. Seth took a job that came with insurance that covered the procedure, but when it came time to foot the bill, he was denied coverage — costing him and his wife about $30,000, a total they are still working to pay off today.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Taylor Swift is the world's highest-paid celebrity. Here's how she makes and spends her $360 million.See Also:A model didn't realize she was pregnant until she was giving birth, but 'cryptic pregnancies' happen more often than you might thinkA vegan mom said she was ‘in tears wanting to eat a steak or hamburger’ while pregnant, and her craving isn’t unusualI have a PhD in immunology and this is how I keep my daughter from getting sick during the winter
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The worst retail fails and controversies of 2019, so far
Photo by Venturelli/WireImage Since the start of 2019, numerous brands have faced fails and controversies. Online retailer Boohoo, for example, was accused by shoppers of having models wear fake baby bumps to showcase maternity clothes. ASOS was also called out for using bull clips to help a model fit in one of the brand's dresses. Racism was also a huge issue in the fashion industry this year, as both Gucci and Katy Perry Collections faced backlash for selling designs that resembled blackface. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Since the start of 2019, brands and designers have released numerous items that have been met with public scrutiny. Many of the products were even removed from store shelves. Gucci and Katy Perry Collections, for example, faced backlash for selling clothes that resembled blackface. Marc Jacobs was also accused of stealing another brand's design. From overpriced clothes to racist garments, here's a look at some of this year's worst fashion fails and controversies, so far.Marc Jacobs kicked off 2019 with a controversial T-shirt that reminded many of Nirvana. Melodie Jeng/Getty Images and Marc Jacobs The controversy began when designer Marc Jacobs posed for an Instagram photo in January wearing a black T-shirt with the word "heaven" printed above a smiley face. The $115 black Bootleg Grunge Tee was created for the brand's Redux Grunge collection, which was a nod to an earlier grunge line created by Jacobs in 1993. Instagram Embed: // Width: 800px   Nirvana filed a lawsuit against the smiley-face design, saying it looked "virtually identical" to the band's logo, which was drawn by the late Kurt Cobain in 1991. As Insider previously reported, the band sought "compensatory and punitive damages for the harm ... caused," and also requested that Jacobs and its retailers stop selling and promoting the collection immediately. Later in January, Boohoo was accused of having people wear fake baby bumps to model maternity clothes. Boohoo Twitter users were the first to notice that Boohoo seemingly hired non-pregnant people to model maternity clothes. The brand was accused of using pillows and fake baby bumps underneath the models' clothes to create the illusion of pregnancy. Insider previously reviewed photos of maternity clothing on the brand's website, and while it wasn't clear if all models were wearing fake baby bumps, at least one photo of a model wearing a sheer black dress does appear to show her wearing some type of attachment on her stomach. Some people thought Justin Bieber's clothing line was overpriced when it launched in January. Splash News His Drew House line originally featured $48 T-shirts and $148 tops made from corduroy. More recently, the brand sold $38 slippers and $48 tote bags. As a result of these prices, many people criticized the brand on Twitter and questioned why there were no affordable options in the collection. Still, pieces from the brand routinely sell out. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:10 of the most inspiring body-positive moments of 2019Harry Styles made a statement in a sheep-print sweater, and people are comparing it to one Princess Diana woreNike is selling festive metallic silver-and-gold sneakers covered in stars
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Teens are using TikTok as a new way to come out to friends and family, and it shows how vital the app is becoming to Gen Z's LGBTQ community
TikTok TikTok has turned itself into Generation Z's de facto launchpad for viral memes and internet trends in a space that brings together teens outside of adult supervision. Because of this user make-up, TikTok has become a popular place among LGBTQ teens, many of whom are not out to friends and family but have found a community online where they can be out. Some have used TikTok to aid with the coming out process itself, repurposing and remixing songs to capture the reactions of their loved ones on camera and share the results on the platform. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When Jenn Harding first understood she was catching more-than-platonic feelings for a girl, years had passed since it was instilled in her — for the first of many times in her small Michigan hometown — that homosexuality is a sin. But Harding, 20, then discovered a community beyond her "super conservative Catholic family" on the video-sharing app TikTok. Harding told Business Insider that not only were teens like her out and proud on the platform, but they were fiercely supportive of each other in a way she had never seen before.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 8 weird robots NASA wants to send to spaceSee Also:Teens love Apple's AirPods, and they're putting them on their holiday wish lists more than ever beforeInstagram was missing some of its most-loved features when it launched in 2010 — here's what it looked like back thenTikTok chief says political content is allowed on the viral video app as long as it's 'creative and joyful'SEE ALSO: The rise of Shane Dawson, the veteran YouTuber who's been embroiled in multiple controversies and is worth an estimated $12 million
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People can't get over how much the Kardashian sisters look like triplets in a new photo
Amy Sussman/E! Entertainment/Getty Images Kim Kardashian West recently collaborated with her sisters Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian on a perfume line for her brand KKW Fragrance. To promote the fragrances, Kardashian West shared a photo of herself and her sisters wearing strapless white tops, diamond necklaces, and ponytails on social media. People cannot get over how similar the three women look in the photo, with many saying they look like triplets. Others, however, argue that the sisters look too much alike, and that their photo was too heavily edited. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The Kardashian sisters are looking more like triplets these days. On Sunday, Kim Kardashian West took to social media with a photo of herself and her two sisters, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian. The three sisters look practically identical in the photo, as they're each seen wearing strapless white tops, layers of diamond necklaces, and long ponytails. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Most maps of Louisiana aren't entirely right. Here's what the state really looks like.See Also:34 of the most dangerous things science has strongly linked to cancerThis is how the world's 5 youngest billionaires spend their time and moneyA Stanford design professor says switching out 'but' and 'have to' from your vocabulary will help you make better decisions
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Melissa Gorga explains that awkward pregnancy analogy
Melissa Gorga isn't expecting a baby anytime soon.
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'We're desperate to buy anything': Bolivians go hungry as protests snarl cities
Bolivians are starting to feel the pinch of weeks-long turmoil roiling the South American country, with fuel shortages mounting and grocery stores short of basic goods as supporters of unseated leader Evo Morales blockade key transport routes.
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Kohl’s shares sink after quarterly earnings miss
Kohl’s cut its annual profit outlook on Tuesday ahead of the all-important holiday season, after the department store operator’s quarterly comparable sales and earnings missed analysts’ estimates, sending its shares down 12%. The company’s results come at a time when US department stores are struggling with changing consumer preferences and a shift to online shopping,...
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Davante Adams, Stefon Diggs mock Booger McFarland for ‘MNF’ screwup
Booger McFarland’s commentary during “Monday Night Football” certainly left its mark on social media. The ESPN commentator, who announced the Mexico City showdown between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Chargers, drew criticism from audiences, including two of the NFL’s biggest playmakers, star receivers Davante Adams (Packers) and Stefon Diggs (Vikings). “Games in...
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NY brings lawsuit against Juul for marketing to kids
New York Attorney General Letitia James announced a lawsuit against Juul, the e-cigarette company, because of its marketing practices.
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13 gifts for people who love to sleep
Upping one's own pajama game is hard to make a priority. Why invest in PJs when you could spend money on clothes you actually wear outside?  That's why a nice set of pajamas (or a sleep accessory) makes a delightful holiday gift. You're doing the investing for someone else, and you're making them cozy to boot. You are a saint! Consider these 13 pajama and pajama-adjacent gifts for that person in your life who could stand to be a little more comfortable. And if that person is you? Even better, honestly. 1Festive holiday pajamas Image: Target You're never too old for a set of indescribably corny, inappropriate-for-11-months-of-the-year holiday pajamas. For maximum impact, pick one printed with holiday... dinosaurs? Read more...More about Holidays, Gift Guides, Gift Guide 2019, Culture, and Web Culture
A Tesla Supercharger station caught fire at a Wawa in New Jersey (TSLA)
Alexis Georgeson/Tesla A Tesla Supercharger station at a Wawa store in Parsippany, New Jersey, caught fire on Sunday, CNBC's Lora Kolodny reported. A Wawa representative told CNBC that there was a problem with the store's Supercharger cabinet, which supplies power to the Supercharger stalls. A Wawa representative told the Philadelphia Inquirer in August that it had Tesla Supercharger stations at 16 of its stores and planned to double that number by the end of 2020. Tesla's Supercharger stations are a key part of the eletric-car maker's strategy to make electric-vehicle ownership easier for customers. 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. A Tesla Supercharger station at a Wawa store in Parsippany, New Jersey, caught fire on Sunday, CNBC's Lora Kolodny reported. A Wawa representative told CNBC that there was a problem with the store's Supercharger cabinet, which supplies power to the Supercharger stalls. The Supercharger station's power was shut off, as of Monday, while Tesla investigated the incident, Wawa told the publication. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Watch Google reveal the new Nest Mini, which is an updated Home MiniSee Also:Almost every single one of the 5,000 Tesla Model 3 owners surveyed by Bloomberg said they would buy the car againMore Model 3 owners switched over from BMW compared to any other car brand, according to a survey of 5,000 customersElon Musk just revealed the location of Tesla's next factorySEE ALSO: Tesla is making progress on fixing a big problem with the Model 3 and Model S that put it at odds with Consumer Reports
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Xiaomi’s Xiao AI assistant passes 49.9 million users
Xiaomi announced at its annual developer conference that its Xiao AI assistant now has more than 49.9 million users globally.
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Netflix Developing ‘Chinatown’ Prequel Series with David Fincher and Robert Towne
The pilot centers on a young Jake Gittes (originally played by Jack Nicholson) as he establishes his business in a town filled with greed and corruption.
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'Detroit: Become Human' is coming to PC on December 12th
It took a while, but the PC version of Detroit: Become Human is nearly here. Quantic Dream has revealed that the Windows edition will be available through the Epic Games Store on December 12th, with pre-orders available now. A demo including the ga...
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Two electric scooter companies, Ojo and Gotcha, are merging to take on Bird and Lime
Ojo, a California electric scooter company, announced its intention to acquire Gotcha, a scooter and bike rental service. It’s another sign that the shared micromobility industry is oversaturated and needs to consolidate. Ojo says its acquisition of Gotcha, a 10-year-old company based in Charleston, South Carolina, that rents electric scooters, tricycles, and bikes, will put it on “a path to become a top [three] player in the North American rideshare market, right behind Lime and Bird.” It’s a tall statement from the Oxnard, California-based company that makes a highly enjoyable electric scooter, but it has only just recently started offering shared scooter rides in a handful of cities. The CEOs of Ojo and Gotcha stressed “positive... Continue reading…
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New York Attorney General Letitia James sues Juul
State Attorney General Letitia James sued e-cigarette giant Juul Tuesday for allegedly engaging in deceptive marketing and sales tactics that targeted young people and contributed significantly to the rising national vaping crisis. Juul “took a page from Big Tobacco’s playbook” by engaging in deceptive business practices through marketing and advertising tactics and illegally selling products...
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Trump is systematically ending the viability of a future Palestinian state | Joshua Leifer
The Trump administration’s announcement on Monday about Israeli settlements was just the latest draconian measure targeting PalestiniansSecretary of State Mike Pompeo’s announcement Monday – that the US will no longer consider Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories a violation of international law – is, in many ways, a near-perfect encapsulation of the Trump administration’s approach to Israel-Palestine.Couched in grotesque doublespeak, it claims to advance “the cause of peace” while signaling US approval of Israel’s brutal, perpetual military rule over the roughly three million Palestinians living in the West Bank. It is part and parcel of the Trump administration’s ongoing, concerted efforts to undermine international legal frameworks for addressing human rights violations (and not just in Israel-Palestine). And it is yet more proof, not that more was needed, that the Trump administration is actively pursuing a post-two-state-solution agenda. Continue reading...
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George Takei endorses Pete Buttigieg
George Takei is an inspirational American who frequently uses his voice to enlighten and uplift us all. The times demand more of us. They demand a thoughtful leader who affirms the promise of America and our ability to make real progress. That is why I am so proud to endorse @PeteButtigieg for President of the United States. — George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) November 19, 2019 Read the rest
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Husband pointed cops to body believed to be missing Jennifer Rothwell
The husband of missing Missouri woman Jennifer Rothwell led authorities to what they believe is her corpse, police said. The body of an adult white female was found at about 11:15 p.m. Monday after Beau Rothwell, 28, provided information to investigators through his attorney directing them to a remote area near Troy, roughly 45 miles...
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White House press secretary claims departing Obama aides left nasty notes
The former president's staffers quickly denied Trump adviser Stephanie Grisham's accusation.
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Ghislaine Maxwell prowled Central Park to recruit women for Jeffrey Epstein: accuser
One of Jeffrey Epstein’s accusers claims Jeffrey Epstein’s gal pal Ghislaine Maxwell prowled Central Park to recruit women into his sex trafficking ring. Maria Farmer, who alleges the duo sexually assaulted her in 1996, said she watched Maxwell approach young women after being recruited herself to work for the financier pedophile. “I saw Ghislaine going...
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Devin Nunes slams the media in opening statement
California Congressman Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, said little about Tuesday's witnesses in his opening statement, and instead began by criticizing the media and its coverage of last week's hearings. Nunes compared media coverage of the impeachment inquiry to coverage of the Russia investigation.
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Alexander Vindman invokes late dad, defends colleagues during impeachment hearing
Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman,  a U.S. Army officer detailed to the National Security Council who listened in on the July 25 call at the center of the impeachment inquiry against President Trump, spoke to Capitol Hill lawmakers of his own patriotism, of his late father who brought his family to the U.S. from Ukraine and...
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Schiff: Trump put his own interests above those of the nation
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) delivered opening remarks in a public impeachment hearing into President Trump.
How to test your microphone on a Windows 10 computer, and make sure your PC is using the right input
Hollis Johnson/Business Insider You can test a microphone on a Windows 10 computer to ensure it's plugged in correctly and working. To test your microphone, you'll need to open Windows' Sound Settings menu. When you test your microphone, Windows will check your current audio input and make sure you have the right microphone plugged in. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. You're in a Skype call, and you get told you can't be heard — or if you are coming through, it sounds like you're using a tin can on a string. It's something that happens to even professional streamers.  It could be that you've got a good quality headset plugged in, but for some reason your Windows laptop's trying to record using its awful built-in microphone. Or it could be something a bit trickier to deal with.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:How to turn off notifications on Windows 10 for individual programs, or all at once'Can you get Microsoft Word on an iPad?': Yes, you can — here's how to download and set it upHow to change your primary email address on PayPal, or add and confirm a new email to use as your primarySEE ALSO: The best laptops you can buy
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The story behind a rare 2-plane U-2 spy plane mission over California
US Air Force/Staff Sgt. Robert M. Trujillo Two U-2 Dragon Lady reconnaissance planes flew over California in March 2016. The rare formation is also known as "The Double Deuce." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The majority of the strategic ISR (Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance) platforms operate as single-ships: The "recce" aircraft is launched from its homebase (or from a forward operating location) and it is flown by the recon pilot on a pre-planned photo route, "alone and unafraid." The U-2 Dragon Lady is among them. Since its first flight back in 1955 and throughout its career, the legendary reconnaissance plane has always operated close (if not over) enemy territory, gathering vital intelligence from an altitude of 70,000 feet where most of enemy interceptors or surface to air missiles could not reach it. Up there, at the "edge of space" (as someone dubbed it), there's no need to fly in pair as you don't need the mutual support a wingman provides.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: The U-2 spy plane is so hard to fly pilots have to perform a 'controlled crash' just to land itSee Also:Check out this F-117 Nighthawk stealth aircraft being restored for display at the Ronald Reagan Library8 aircraft the US Air Force could get rid of to pay for other thingsUS F-35 fighter jets are all still 'below service expectations' for all the services that have themSEE ALSO: U-2 spy planes have lurked all over the world for 64 years — here's how the Dragon Lady keeps an eye on the battlefield
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The National Security Council aide tells lawmakers he reported his concerns about Trump's Ukraine call out of a 'sense of duty'
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Uber's former CEO Travis Kalanick offloads another $171 million in stock as his massive sell-off continues
Mike Coppola/VF17/Getty Images for VF Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick offloaded another $171 million worth of stock over a five-day period ended Monday, according to an SEC filing. The sale further distances Kalanick's portfolio from the company he founded. He's sold more than $882 million of shares to date. Kalanick still holds roughly $1.8 billion worth of Uber stock, with the stock trading around $27 a share on Tuesday. The former Uber chief has moved on to lead CloudKitchens, a startup that rents out kitchen space to delivery-only restaurants. The business received a $400 million investment from Saudi Arabia's sovereign-wealth fund in January, the Wall Street Journal first reported on November 7. The investment valued CloudKitchens at about $5 billion. Watch Uber trade live here. Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick sold another $171 million worth of stock from Thursday to Monday, further liquidating his position in the company he founded. Kalanick offloaded roughly 6.4 million shares over three sales, at an average price of $26.55 per share, according to a Monday SEC filing. His combined sales to date now ring in at more than $882 million.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:34 of the most dangerous things science has strongly linked to cancerThe chief strategist at a $1.2 trillion investing titan explains why pain for firms like Uber, Peloton, and WeWork is good news for the stock market — and helping fend off another tech bubbleWeWork is just the 'tip of the iceberg.' Here's why one market expert thinks Silicon Valley's business model 'is at the beginning of a massive unraveling.'
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A man tried to smuggle $400,000 worth of cocaine in 24 shampoo bottles
Joe Raedle/ Getty A man was caught attempting to smuggle 35 pounds of liquid cocaine through Houston George Bush International Airport. In a press release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection said officers found 24 full-size bottles of shampoo in the man's checked luggage filled with the drugs. Through testing, the officers determined the shampoo bottles were filled with liquid cocaine at an approximate value of $400,000. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A man was caught by the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) last week in an attempt to smuggle 35 pounds of liquid cocaine through Houston George Bush International Airport. In a press release, the CBP said officers found 24 full-size bottles of shampoo in the man's checked luggage filled with the drugs.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:45 ways to eat eggsI'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.Robert Downey Jr. is reprising his role as Iron Man on a Disney Plus animated show
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Cottage cheese recalled over possible metal and plastic contamination
Breakstone's cottage cheese was recalled over fears of metal and plastic in them.
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California wildfire victims claim blaze destroyed $280M emerald
A California couple is claiming their $280 million emerald was destroyed in the most destructive wildfire in state history last year — but the utility company blamed for sparking the inferno isn’t buying it. PG&E Corp. said it’s investigating the victims’ “suspicious” claim regarding the lost 500-pound jewel, as well as other “exceptionally large monetary...
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Cobie Smulders is on Tom Cruise's holiday cake list, and she's found a way to make it last for months
NBC and Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP Cobie Smulders appeared on NBC's "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on Monday and said that she's on Tom Cruise's holiday cake list and can't wait to receive the white chocolate coconut cake this year.  "I leave it in my freezer and it lasts until, like, March," she said. "I just slowly chip away at this thing. It's so good. I don't know why. I'm not even a big sweets person, but it's so good." Cruise's previous costars, including Henry Cavill and Kirsten Dunst, have also spoken about receiving cakes from the star.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.   Cobie Smulders says she's on Tom Cruise's infamous holiday cake list, and she looks forward to receiving the gift every time.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:'The Flash' star Danielle Panabaker says she felt 'more confident' directing her second episode of the show'The Walking Dead' just pulled off one of its biggest twists in years and it's a testament to how good the show is againBella Thorne posted photos of herself dancing in a bikini because she was so 'excited' she got her period
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