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Trump says administration to take 'good look' at Hong Kong rights bill
President Donald Trump said on Friday his administration would take a "good luck" at a Hong Kong bill that passed the U.S. Congress nearly unanimously, as lawmakers awaited his decision on whether he would sign it into law or issue a veto.
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I've been picking the skin on my fingers until it bleeds for as long as I can remember. This is how I finally stopped.
I've had dermatillomania, or compulsive skin-picking, for as long as I can remember.  After dealing with shame and worry for years, I decided one New Years that I would work on kicking the habit for good. Many expensive manicures and bottles of hand cream later, I finally got to a place I'm proud of.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. I clutched my mangled fingers together under the table as the woman across from me playfully scolded the owner of the restaurant — a neighborhood spot in a neighborhood full of billionaires — in broken French.  It was the first time I'd been invited to post-work drinks with this clique of Wall Street women, with their perfect, smooth, bejeweled fingers lifting forkfuls of tuna tartare. As a journalist at a finance-news giant a few blocks away, I might have looked like I belonged there. Instead, I was disoriented. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:In a political landscape dominated by class warfare, 2019 was the year movies ate the richI bought a $79 bidet attachment for my toilet in an effort to be more eco-friendly and hygienic — and now I can't imagine not having onePOWER RANKING: Here's who has the best chance of becoming the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee
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Google bans microtargeting and “false claims” in political ads
Google's new policy, like Twitter's, is a shot across Facebook's bow.
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Apple has a problem with user reviews: It (still) doesn’t care
Apple has a reputation for listening too little to user concerns. Two separate incidents in the past week demonstrate the need for executive-level change.
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Alaska man arrested after drugs found in spoiled goat guts
A 71-year-old Alaska man is under federal arrest after he was found with $400,000 in illegal drugs hidden in spoiled goat intestines at an airport
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To defend Trump, Republicans spew wacky, wild-eyed conspiracy theories
What the protection of Trump — despite damning impeachement testimony — exposes is how much the GOP has changed: the pursuit of partisan power overwhelms almost any concern for norms, governance and even national security, writes Julian Zelizer.
How to Cut a Mango Without Cutting Your Hand
Eating a mango is like taking a mini vacation in your mouth—all of a sudden, you’re transported somewhere sunny and warm, even if you’re not. But as tasty as they are, they can be a little tricky to cut up. Luckily, this instructional video demonstrates how to cut off big, clean slices from a mango around its flat,…Read more...
Fashion experts reveal the 12 items from your 2010 wardrobe that you should get rid of
Getty/Theo Wargo Some popular trends of the 2010s are predicted to fall out of fashion in the 2020s.  Neon colors, skinny jeans, patterned leggings, and chunky sneakers are on their way out.  Professionals told Insider that cold-shoulder tops and garments with lace accents won't be as popular next year. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Although some fashions are timeless, a few major trends from the 2010s are predicted to fade in the next decade in order to make way for fresh new looks.  To figure out what's here to stay and what's on its way out, Insider spoke to a range of style experts. Here are some fashions from the past decade that experts predict will be out of favor in the 2020s. Skinny jeans will be ousted in favor of looser styles. Getty/Theo Wargo Skinny jeans may have been a staple in your closet for the past decade, but professional fashion-trend analyst and forecaster Marie-Michèle Larivée told Insider that they are on their way out.  "The skinny shape took over the jeans market in early 2010; It was the key shape to wear. However, fashion is a cycle and the pendulum is slowly swinging to the other extreme. Skinny jeans will be replaced by a looser fit of jeans and a flared leg," said Larivée.  Boot-cut and relaxed, boyfriend-style jeans are poised to become the standard jean silhouette of the 2020s, she explained. Culottes, palazzo pants, and even bell-bottoms will also likely be hot items in the coming decade. Ultra-high heels will be swapped out for lower, trendier footwear. Kim Kyung Hoon/Reuters Although 4-, 5-, and 6-inch heels were considered de rigueur for evening wear in the 2010s, television fashion stylist Cindy Conroy told Insider that lower heels and dressy flats will rule the 2020s.  "I'm happy to say stilt-like heels are taking a major fashion nap. Likely because no one can comfortably walk in them for extended periods of time," said Conroy. Ankle-breaking stilettos may be out, but fancy footwear is still in vogue. Conroy told Insider that ultra-high heels will be replaced with comfort-driven shoes like slides, flats, sandals, and exaggerated chunky heels.  Ripped jeans are on their way out. atdigit/Shutterstock Fashion publicist Isoke Salaam told Insider that the days of sorting through racks of ripped jeans may soon be over.  "Ripped jeans popped back up about seven years ago and they have been hanging on. However, they're on their way out," said Salaam. "Though they work for concerts and maybe festivals, ripped jeans don't work for most restaurants or first impressions. Instead, polished and classic styles are here to stay." To keep up with changing trends, Salaam suggests wearing a slim pair of black, cropped jeans instead of shredded denim. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:11 photos that show why Ashley Graham is the queen of maternity fashion30 of the most popular movies of the year, ranked from worst to best10 things you must see in London that aren't Big Ben
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Exclusive: UniCredit clinches deal to cut exposure to Turkish lender Yapi Kredi - sources
UniCredit has struck a deal to reduce its exposure to Turkey's Yapi Kredi , three sources told Reuters, a move seen as a first step toward the Italian bank's full exit from the recession-hit country.
How Tania Avalos wants you to remember her family
The photo of Oscar and Valeria Ramirez, the father and daughter who drowned crossing the Rio Grande to the U.S., was seen around the world. Tania Avalos, their wife and mother, talks about her family, their journey and how it ended for the first time. 60 Minutes reports, Sunday
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Iran declares victory over protesters after week of deadly unrest
Amnesty International says at least 106 were killed, but many inside and outside Iran believe the death toll is much higher
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Trump claims Marie Yovanovitch wouldn’t hang his portrait at embassy
"This ambassador that everybody says was so wonderful, she wouldn't hang my picture in the embassy," Trump told "Fox and Friends" in a wide-ranging interview.
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A dog drove a car in circles around a Florida neighborhood for a hour, and it turns out he wasn't half bad
WPBF A dog drove around a cul-de-sac in Port Saint Lucie, Florida, for an hour on Thursday before police stopped him.  The dog was surprisingly good at driving. In the hour he was behind the wheel, driving in reverse, he only hit a mailbox and a couple garbage bins.  Police think that the dog's owner left the dog in a running car and stepped out. That's when the dog inexplicably took the wheel. Ruff trip. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. At around 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, neighbors in Port Saint Lucie, Florida, spotted a silver sedan driving in circles around a cul-de-sac. The car appeared to be driverless, but there was someone behind the wheel: A dog. Specifically, a dog named Max. "I saw this car going around in a circle and it was doing it for about an hour. And when the cops got the door open, a black dog jumped out, I was like, 'They should give that thing a license,'" neighbor Anne Sabol told WPBF-TV.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 9 items to avoid buying at CostcoSee Also:This dog is best friends with a ferret, and the photos of their unlikely friendship will make your daySan Francisco airport's first therapy pig takes selfies with passengers and entertains them by playing a toy pianoAn Australian woman nearly lost an eye and needed 25 stitches to her face after she was mauled by a kangaroo while walking her dog
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Susan Sarandon suffers concussion, fractured nose after fall
She used the opportunity to endorse Bernie Sanders.
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Woman accused of urging boyfriend's suicide via text pleads not guilty
Inyoung You, the 21-year-old woman accused of urging her boyfriend Alexander Urtula to kill himself via text, pleaded not guilty in Boston court Friday.
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White Sox are entering free agency with an open wallet
The Chicago White Sox are making up for last winter’s missed opportunities. After losing the sweepstakes for the services of star free agent Manny Machado a year ago, the White Sox haven’t been shy about opening up their checkbook during the 2019 MLB free agency period. On Thursday, Chicago inked catcher Yasmani Grandal to a...
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Amazon pulls "racist" skin-lightening products
High mercury levels also cited as a reason for the controversial cosmetic products to be removed from its site
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Bloomberg launches eight-figure TV ad campaign as he is expected to run for president
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg places upward of $25.4 million worth of television ads as he is expected to jump into presidential race.
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Woman battling anorexia says girls’ trip saved her life
A 20-year-old British woman who battled anorexia for two years and dropped down to just 84 pounds credits a girls’ trip for saving her life. Chloe Frame told South West News Service, a British news agency, that her anorexia began two years ago when her parents were going through a divorce. At the time, starving...
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Republican Senators, White House Map Out Impeachment Trial
The White House has stepped up its outreach to Capitol Hill as the House impeachment inquiry gathers steam.
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Student advocate sets the scene at 2019 Women Leaders Global Forum
Student advocate and #Girl2Leader Delegate Mariana Frenk Knaul sets the scene in Wednesday's first session on gender based violence at the 2019 Women Leaders Global Forum in Reykjavik, Iceland.
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Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes just made Demi Lovato feel old
"I feel old now but It's totally worth it."
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‘The time is now to have a federal privacy bill,’ says Tim Cook
Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Congress has been struggling for years to pass a federal data privacy law, but on Friday, lawmakers gained an unexpected ally in Apple CEO Tim Cook. In an interview with ABC News, the executive said big tech companies haven’t corrected their mistakes, and it’s time for the government to step in — ideally with a federal privacy bill. “I think we can all admit that when you’ve tried to do something and companies haven’t self policed, that it’s time to have rigorous regulation,” he explained, “and I think we’ve passed that time.” But while many are focused on splitting up companies like Facebook into separate, smaller entities, Cook also said regulators are too focused on antitrust action and not focused enough on data privacy. Breaking up... Continue reading…
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Kirstie Alley swapped cocaine for flower arrangements
The only thing Kirstie Alley is snorting these days is fresh scents.
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Phillies Rumors: Ex-Yankees SS Didi Gregorius Targeted After Joe Girardi Hire
The Philadelphia Phillies are reportedly interested in free-agent shortstop Didi Gregorius, who spent the past five years with the New York Yankees ...
The MTA flooded a subway stop on purpose because 'climate change is real.' Here's how they're prepping New York for the next Superstorm Sandy.
Kaye Blegvad On Wednesday afternoon, New Yorkers encountered a fully submerged subway station in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. One commuter tweeted out a photo of the flooded stairs, asking the city's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to explain themselves. The MTA responded that it had flooded the platform for four hours to test the efficacy of a new flex gate that would "seal off a subway entrance." The MTA added: "We're doing this because climate change is real. In 2012, Superstorm Sandy flooded nine subway stations and two inter-borough tunnels, causing billions of dollars' worth of damage. As our planet warms, superstorms like Sandy and other hurricanes are expected to get stronger and wetter. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On Wednesday, New Yorker Kaye Blegvad was stymied in her attempt to board the G train at Broadway Station in Williamsburg. The entrance and stairs to the subway platform at the corner of Broadway and Union Avenue were completely underwater, and there wasn't a rain cloud in sight.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Video shows the aftermath of a NYC subway train that derailed and crashed into a wallSee Also:Painfully slow hurricanes, deadly heat, and cities without water: What the climate crisis will look like in the next 10 years, according to expertsHeat waves and floods shattered records. Fires ravaged the Arctic and the Amazon. This was the climate crisis in 2019.SpaceX's Starlink internet satellites could make astronomy on Earth 'impossible' and create a space-junk nightmare, some scientists warnSEE ALSO: Here's why storms are getting stronger, slower, and wetter
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Jarvis Landry on Myles Garrett Ban: Almost Like NFL Trying to Mess with Browns
Cleveland Browns receiver Jarvis Landry has questions about the way the NFL has handled the discipline from the Myles Garrett-Mason Rudolph brawl in Week 11...
Elon Musk Unveils Tesla's Cybertruck, With A Polarizing Wedge Shape
The truck's unique design threw some Tesla fans for a loop. And when Musk showed off the truck's "armor glass," its windows shattered.
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Google employees say they’re being retaliated against to silence dissent
Googlers protested outside company offices in San Francisco to support employees recently placed on administrative leave and demand an end to retailiation.
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Kristen Bell didn’t feel sparks when she first met Dax Shepard
"I was like this guy can talk."
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Book of the Week: 'Entrepreneur Voices on Effective Leadership'
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Let the Women of Slate Womansplain to You
Trumpcast host Virginia Heffernan joins Slate’s brightest for a night of womansplaining.
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Tim Cook vows to fight for DACA recipients
Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with ABC News' Rebecca Jarvis for an exclusive interview.
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Barry Bonds never won a World Series. Here’s what left him empty-handed.
Barry Bonds was difficult, and he was controversial ... but he was also better at hitting baseballs than almost anyone who ever lived. An MLB team could not ask for better production from a hitter, and yet none of Bonds’ teams -- including some very good ones -- ever won a World Series. So why not? What happened? You may be inclined to give simple answers to those questions, but we’re here to dig deeper into the actual deciding factors that kept Bonds short of a ring. Sometimes he struggled in the postseason, sometimes his teammates did. Sometimes he came through in the clutch, sometimes he very notably didn’t. Sometimes bad luck, bad managerial decisions, and bad timing interfered. This episode of Untitled investigates each of those seasons Bonds approached glory -- including the year his Giants came just a few outs away -- and figures out precisely what went wrong.
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Violent Stomach Bug Outbreak Forces 22,000 Students to Miss School
An entire school district comprised of more than 40 schools has been closed down due to a violent stomach bug. The outbreak has provided about 22,000 students and 2,785 teachers and workers with an extended Thanksgiving break.Read more...
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'Sexual racism' is a major problem on queer dating apps like Grindr, and it may be causing depression in black men
FG Trade/Getty Images Sexual racism, or racialized sexual discrimination, on queer dating apps like Grindr and Scruff is a significant problem.   Researchers Ryan Wade and Gary Harper created a scale to measure the psychological impacts of sexual racism on young men of color.  The results found that black men who were objectified on these platforms experienced higher rates of depression and lower rates of self-worth.  Visit Insider's homepage for more. "No Blacks, No Asians."  This isn't language taken from a segregation-era poster. Rather, they're "dating preferences" listed on some queer men's online dating profiles, found on apps like Grindr and Scruff. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 9 items to avoid buying at CostcoSee Also:Bisexual people who are out to their partners may have worse sex because of 'bi-erasure'Anti-racist protesters at Syracuse University brought the chancellor to his knees, but now they want his headA transgender woman says she was forced to remove her makeup with hand sanitizer for a DMV photo
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Trump says Pompeo would run for Kansas Senate seat if Republicans in danger of losing
President Trump said Friday Secretary of State Mike Pompeo would run for the open Senate seat from Kansas next year if the Republican Party was in danger of losing it.
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Wall Street rises with trade optimism, upbeat economic data
Wall Street rose on Friday with help from positive comments from Washington and Beijing about progress on efforts to reach a U.S.-China trade deal ,and from upbeat domestic economic data.
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Mysterious double Viking boat burial discovered
A mysterious double Viking boat burial has been discovered in Norway, intriguing experts. Last month archaeologists excavating a site at Vinjeroa in central Norway uncovered the boat grave of a woman who died in the second half of the 9th century. Shell-shaped gilded bronze brooches and a crucifix-shaped brooch fashioned from an Irish harness fitting...
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Ferrari hold 'clear the air' talks after drivers crash in Brazil
Ferrari have "cleared the air" following the crash between Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc in the Brazilian Grand Prix.
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Feds say opioid addiction treatment funds can’t be used for medical marijuana
The U.S. government is barring federal dollars meant for opioid addiction treatment to be used on medical marijuana. The move is aimed at states that allow marijuana for medical uses, particularly those letting patients with opioid addiction use pot as a treatment, said Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz, whose federal agency doles out money to states for...
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Martin Rowson on the Brexit party's manifesto launch – cartoon
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2019 Women Leaders Global Forum: National delegation delivers statements
Members of Parliaments respond to UN Women’s Call to Action to achieve an equal world for women and men via legislation and parliamentary work, at the 2019 Women Leaders Global Forum in Reykjavik, Iceland.
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Pie Dough Doesn't Need to Be Hacked
For reasons I will never fully understand, the only part of pie-making that anyone tries to hack is by far the easiest. Mixing pastry dough could not be simpler; all you’re doing is barely binding cold fat and flour together with a little water. It is not a process that needs hacking. Read more...
Where are the Cowboys better than the Patriots?
The Cowboys will play the Patriots on the road in a pivotal Week 12 matchup. In this week’s mailbag, Geoff Schwartz compares the Cowboys and Patriots, ponders Philip Rivers’ future, and shares some optimism about the Chiefs. It’s time for the Week 12 mailbag as we head into a huge weekend of football. The Texans took control of the AFC South Thursday night in their close victory over the Colts. This weekend, we have matchups that can help determine playoff seeding, from the 49ers-Packers game to the Ravens-Rams Monday Night Football matchup. Lastly, we have the Patriots at home against the Cowboys. Before we start there, a quick reminder: You can always holler if you have a question for me on Twitter or Instagram. Be honest with me: The Cowboys don’t have a good chance of winning in Foxborough, do they? — @BillyW37 The Patriots are almost touchdown favorites for one reason only: Bill Belichick vs. Jason Garrett. Where else are the Patriots much better than the Cowboys? Maybe secondary. Otherwise, the Cowboys are better right now at QB (yes, really), RB, OL, TE, DL, LB, and special teams. But the huge mismatch is in coaching, and that’s why I think the Patriots will win this game and probably cover. Look at the Cowboys this season against quality opponents. They lost, 12-10, to the Saints, who played with a backup QB. They were down, 31-3, to the Packers at home before making the score more respectable at the end. They lost to the Vikings at home. The Cowboys have been slow starters and if you do that in New England, you will get blown out. Lastly, Tom Brady is grumpy about his offense. When that happens, I expect the Patriots to have a “get right” game against this Cowboys defense, who couldn’t stop a backup Lions quarterback last week. How much did the field in Mexico play a part in slowing down the Chiefs’ offense? —@Countryboi567 Not at all. I think the Chiefs’ offense is just in a funk right now. They’ve had injuries on the offensive line and finally got their entire unit back for the first time since Week 2 in Mexico. That unit should finally start jelling, which should help Kansas City run the ball more efficiently. The last two seasons, the Chiefs finished fourth and fifth in rushing efficiency, and this season they are 17th. They need to be better in this department to take pressure off Patrick Mahomes. Even before Mahomes was injured this season, he was just a tad off from last year, which is wild because he was on pace to set the single-season passing yards record. Mahomes didn’t look as comfortable in the pocket this year as he was last season. He was drifting and not setting his feet when he had the chance. Then, he started to get beat up, his line wasn’t playing well with backups, and his mechanics got worse. Now the Chiefs have a bye week and can reset their minds and bodies. Their schedule after the bye is fairly easy outside of visiting New England. They have three division games at home and will be on the way to winning the AFC West. Rumors have been saying Philip Rivers would love to go to Nashville, according Matt Miller. Do you think he would fit with the Titans? Or do Titans still go look for a QB in the draft? — @RyderCarey Philip Rivers didn’t even move this family to Los Angeles when his team moved 100 miles north. So how willingly would Rivers be to move to Nashville with the whole gang? Beyond the family stuff, Rivers is shot. The Titans do not need an aging quarterback who can’t move and struggles to throw. They need to build around a young player who can eject some life in the program. Do I think Rivers is done in Los Angeles? Yes. The Chargers need some new blood at that position heading into their new stadium. They need someone to call their own and to build around moving forward. Luckily, there are plenty of options in the draft. Can you explain the benefits of the clapping snap count as opposed to a vocal snap count? —@Johnny_Squish Supposedly, it’s easier to hear than a vocal cadence, but I think it’s stupid. Part of the reason we have a snap count is to give the offensive line the benefit of getting a head start on when the snap is coming. Even if you’re in silent mode, the center moves his head to give the tackles a heads up for when the ball is being snapped. With the clap cadence, all of that is lost.
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Frozen 2 Hardly Ventures Into the Unknown
Is Frozen 2 charting new territories, or should Disney just let the sequel go?
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