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The world's biggest shipping company warns that the global trade slump is probably here to stay in 2020
Maersk, the world's biggest container-shipping company, is sounding the alarm on global trade in 2020. In its latest earnings report, the Danish company said that trade wars and Brexit "softened" global trade. "The continued weakening of global sentiment, above all in the manufacturing sector, reduces the likelihood of a growth pick-up in 2020." View Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Maersk, the world's biggest container-shipping company, is sounding the alarm on global trade saying that trade wars and Brexit are dampening growth.  On Friday, the Danish company said in an earnings statement that global shipping growth "softened" to 1.5% in the third quarter, which it said reflected "the broad-based weakening of the economic environment in all the main economies."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:Smartphones are getting weird again, and it could be a sign that the industry is on the brink of another huge changeI'm a markets quant and former Goldman Sachs partner. Here's how to trade Trump and global politics into year-end.Here's everyone who's running for president in 2020, and who has quit the race
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Didier Deschamps Hails 'Very Useful' Olivier Giroud Despite Fringe Chelsea Role
France manager Didier Deschamps has described Olivier Giroud as being "very useful" for the national team despite the player being relegated to a bench role at Chelsea this season...
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SIM swappers arrested after allegedly trying to steal over $550K in cryptocurrency
Authorities have arrested two men and charged them with plotting to steal half a million dollars worth of cryptocurrency via SIM-swapping. Eric Meiggs, 21, of Brockton, Massachusetts, and Declan Harrington, 20, of Rockport, Massachusetts, were charged in an 11-count indictment, facing allegations of  one count of conspiracy, eight counts of wire fraud, one count of computer fraud and abuse, and one count of aggravated identity theft. Meiggs and Harrington allegedly targeted executives of cryptocurrency businesses and others who held significantly large amounts of cryptocurrency and those who had high-value social media account names, the indictment says. Both men allegedly conspired to… This story continues at The Next Web
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In 46 weeks this year, there have been 44 school shootings
They have occurred across the country, from Georgia to California, at elementary, middle and high schools and on college and university campuses.
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Why your ‘data-driven’ strategy isn’t working
“We must be data-driven!” If we’re not led by what the data says, we’ll get left behind!” is a rallying call I’ve heard numerous times throughout my career. “Data-driven” has become a buzz-term in its own right and it’s not uncommon for businesses to get caught up in the hype  A data-driven strategy is only half the solution  Don’t get me wrong, being a data-driven organization in today’s world is critical to ensure businesses remain competitive but I’d challenge the common understanding of what being data-driven actually means. Does having a data lake or warehouse and a business intelligence team… This story continues at The Next Web
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‘This Isn’t Just About a Pronoun.’ Teachers and Trans Students Are Clashing Over Whose Rights Come First
Three teachers have filed lawsuits saying they were forced to choose between their religious beliefs and their jobs.
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Dear Care and Feeding: I Am So Sick of My Kid Picking His Nose and Eating the Boogers
Parenting advice on nose-picking, farts, and also some things that are not disgusting.
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ESPN College GameDay 2019: TV Schedule, Predictions and Location for Week 12
A week removed from taking in the slugfest between LSU and Alabama, the ESPN College GameDay crew next hits up the Big 12 for the dance between the No. 12 Baylor Bears and No...
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Social networks have been weaponized for the impeachment hearings
Ambassador William Taylor, right, speaks, along with Deputy Assistant Secretary George Kent appear during an impeachment inquiry in Washington, D.C. on November 13 | Photo by Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post via Getty Images The Interface will be off next week as Zoe and I wrap up a couple big reports we’ve been working on for a while now. I’ll be interviewing Tristan Harris on stage Monday at the Techonomy conference in Half Moon Bay — if you’re in attendance, say hi! Later in the week, I’ll be speaking at Tufts University’s inaugural conference on New Media and Democracy. See you on the 25th. Impeachment hearings got underway in the House of Representatives this week, as you likely noticed from the wall-to-wall coverage. The process involves the sort of high-stakes, highly partisan events that naturally dominate social feeds. What television was to impeachment in the 1970s and 1990s, Facebook and Twitter — and YouTube and maybe TikTok — will be to impeachment in 2019. The hearings on President Donald Trump’s apparent attempted bribery of Ukraine won’t be the first time a president has had to contend with, or benefit from, a hyper-partisan media. Conservative talk radio and Fox News were in full swing when Bill Clinton was impeached in 1998, even if their rhetoric looks quaint by today’s standard. But the World Wide Web was in its infancy, and the world was then still innocent of algorithmically sorted news feeds, partisan bot armies, and state-sponsored meme warfare. Not anymore. If the first day of hearings is any indication, social networks promise to play a powerful role in shaping the way that impeachment hearings are understood by Americans. They are also playing a powerful role in shaping the hearings themselves. As Ryan Broderick documented at BuzzFeed, Republican lawmakers used their time during Wednesday’s hearing to promote discredited conspiracy theories that are popular on right-wing message boards: There is one America that believes what was in former FBI director Robert Mueller’s report, that there was coordinated Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, which helped the Trump campaign. But there is a second America that believes that in the summer of 2016, the Democratic National Committee colluded with Ukrainian nationals to frame the Trump campaign for collusion with Russia, implicating a Ukrainian American DNC contractor, Alexandra Chalupa, in the collusion and the California-based cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike in the subsequent cover-up. This unfounded theory has been propped up by a 2017 Politico story; reporting from right-wing political commentator John Solomon published earlier this year in the Hill; Attorney General Bill Barr’s summer travels; the yearlong personal investigation into Ukraine conducted by Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer working for Trump; and coverage from Fox News and conservative news sites. All of that came into play during Wednesday’s hearing, sometimes implicitly and sometimes explicitly. After Republican members of Congress promoted these various smokescreens, right-wing media universally dismissed the hearing — either as an absurd exercise led by clowns, or as an outrageous abuse of power. Brian Stelter described the atmosphere on cable news: Here’s what else I heard: Wednesday’s hearing was a bust. It was all just hearsay. It was a “disaster” for the Democrats and a “great day” for the Republicans. Impeachment is “stupid.” Impeachment is “fake.” There’s nothing impeachable here. There’s no reason to hold hearings. This inquiry needs to stop right now. The message was one-sided and overwhelming. Every host and practically every guest said the Republican tribe is winning and the Democrat tribe is losing. I’m sure the president loved watching every minute of it. That’s one of the reasons why this right-wing rhetoric matters so much -- because it is reassuring and emboldening Trump. Meanwhile, if you’re reading the New York Times or watching CNN, you’re getting the sense that the case against Trump is a slam dunk, with multiple people having heard the president directly pressure his ambassador to the European Union to pursue a bribery plot. As Ezra Klein wrote recently, this impeachment is “the easiest possible test case for can our system hold a president accountable.” And yet with something like 40 percent of the country living in an alternate media universe, the basic, actual facts of the case may never penetrate into their reality. Of course, that fear was one of the best reasons for Democrats to initiate impeachment proceedings in the first place: Show people real witnesses answering important questions over a long enough period of time — train everyone’s eyes on the same set of facts — and maybe a greater consensus will emerge. Time will tell if they succeed. In the meantime, impeachment has proven to be big business on Facebook — where politicians are taking out highly partisan ads consistent with their respective worldviews. Emily Stewart and Rani Molla have a thorough walkthrough of how impeachment is playing out on Facebook, with Trump and Sen. Elizabeth Warren using ads to fire up their base and build their donor rolls; Tom Steyer using impeachment as a signature issue to promote his presidential candidacy; and a spice company buying tens of thousands of dollars worth of pro-impeachment advertising because they spread farther on Facebook than non-impeachment ads, resulting in a better return on investment. Much of the debate about whether Facebook should allow political advertising noted that it represents a small fraction of the company’s business. But as the Vox writers note, that doesn’t mean it’s an insignificant business: Facebook itself has grown into a formidable political platform in recent years, with campaigns and outside groups spending $284 million on the platform during the midterm elections, according to a report by Tech for Campaigns, a nonprofit that helps political campaigns with digital tools. While that’s just a small share of Facebook’s overall ad revenue, it’s a growing chunk of what campaigns are spending to reach constituents. As impeachment hearings intensify, it seems likely politicians’ spending on Facebook ads will increase. And a good number of those ads, like so much about impeachment in 2019, will seem to have been created in a parallel world. In many ways, they were. The Ratio Today in news that could affect public perception of the big tech platforms. Trending down: Facebook is sponsoring an event at the Federalist Society where Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is speaking. A new ad campaign targeting Facebook employees is urging them to fight back. (In the meantime, this was a truly great idea for a protest.) Trending down: Anti-vaxx content is still thriving on Facebook. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) sent Mark Zuckerberg a letter denouncing the company’s “failure to stem the tide of dangerous myths about vaccinations.” Governing ⭐US intelligence agencies confirmed they’ve stopped collecting location data from people’s phones without a warrant — at least for those inside the United States. But they stopped short of saying they will be legally barred from collecting this information when a provision of the Patriot Act expires next month (unless Congress renews it). Spencer Ackerman at The Daily Beast explains: It’s the latest maneuver in a perennial clash between the intelligence agencies and their overseers over how tightly privacy laws constrain non-criminal surveillance, particularly as the ubiquity of surveillance-relevant technology advances. Cell-phone location data effectively provides a map of a person’s whereabouts as their phone connects to nearby cellular towers. A landmark Supreme Court ruling last year, known as Carpenter v. U.S., held that cell-site location information, known as CSLI data, impacts privacy to the point where the government must obtain a warrant based on probable cause of wrongdoing to collect it. Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph Simons called on Congress to pass new privacy legislation. The request came when Simons testified in a hearing on Capital Hill as part of the antitrust probe into Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google. (Kate Cox / Ars Technica) Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang put out a sweeping new tech policy proposal with a number of controversial ideas, including taxing digital ads and launching a new department to regulate algorithms on social networks. (Makena Kelly / The Verge) Independent “researchers” are sharing earthquake conspiracies on social media. They’ve fooled government agencies and have even made their way onto local news, spreading panic and confusion in the midst of national disasters. (Anna Merlan / Vice) A private Facebook group is stoking anti-Muslim violence in Maine. The group is primarily made up of residents of a small city called Lewiston, which is home to about 6,000 former refugees. (Nathan Bernard and Andy O’Brien / Mainer) Facebook should let juries review political ads on the platform, a Harvard law professor argues. A random group of people wouldn’t necessarily be better at fact-finding than, say, a third-party fact-checker, but it could lend legitimacy and credibility to the process. (Jonathan Zittrain / The Atlantic) Starting in February, Google will no longer share information to participants in its ad auction about the type of content on a website or page where an ad could appear. The change comes as Google faces growing scrutiny from European Union watchdogs over privacy, among other issues. (Natalia Drozdiak and Stephanie Bodoni / Bloomberg) Australia is among the countries that saw declining internet freedom last year, according to a report from the independent watchdog group Freedom House. The country adopted new restrictions on what online content people can access, as well as new laws around online expression. (Hannah Ryan and Cameron Wilson / BuzzFeed) Industry ⭐ We’re in a period of deep distrust of Silicon Valley. People are more cynical about social media, privacy is a looming concern, and tech workers are suspicious about their own companies. This essay by Bill Wasik introduces a package in The New York Times Magazine that looks back at how we got here: Perhaps the most profound force at work upon the internet right now is the simple passage of time. Everyone raised in a pre-internet era continues to age and disappear, while new generations grow up not merely as “digital natives” but as lifelong witnesses to the internet’s best and worst effects. In the naïve dreams of earlier days, many people joined Zuckerberg in imagining that connecting the world could bring about new social virtues at no social cost. But it’s now clear that interconnection by its very nature also brings about confounding new social situations, whether it’s the problem of disinformation seeded and spread by organized propagandists or the mind-bendingly obsessive culture of online fandom. For teenagers today, the internet is both a stage onto which to step boldly and a minefield through which to step gingerly — a double bind that has given rise to whole new habits of living online, in which self-expression and self-protection are inextricably linked. Paying for internet services and subscriptions has gone from being a sign that you lack the technical skills to find a good workaround to being a status symbol. Personally, I’m still waiting for Superhuman to take me off its waiting list. (Kevin Roose / The New York Times) China’s internet is thriving by integrating many different services on a single platform. It’s amazing what having the backing of an authoritarian government can do for an app like WeChat. (Yiren Lu / The New York Times) Social media has allowed kids to have multiple, fluid identities, rather than having a fixed idea of who they are and how they have to act. That’s probably a good thing, as this fun profile of a popular YouTuber demonstrates. (Elizabeth Weil / The New York Times) Scientists are taking to YouTube to debunk dangerous life-hack videos that go viral on the platform, sometimes with deadly results. Videos that promote fake hacks — whether in baking or beauty — don’t necessarily violate YouTube’s policies. (Emma Grey Ellis / Wired) Teens are calling themselves “ugly” on TikTok. It’s a relatable skit that shows the deep contrast between the video sharing app and Instagram, which operates more like a beauty pageant. (Rebecca Jennings / Vox) TikTok is thriving in India, even as it comes under scrutiny in the US. The viral video sharing app has four times as many downloads in India than in the US, with users often filming in public. (Eric Bellman / The Wall Street Journal) Mark Zuckerberg created a TikTok account, where his follows include Ariana Grande, Loren Gray, and Jason Derulo. The CEO is keeping a close eye on the popular video sharing app, but we knew that already. (Isobel Asher Hamilton / Business Insider) Influencers say they’re not stressed about Instagram testing hiding likes in the US, despite what some headlines would have you believe. Caroline Calloway, Elsie Larson and Emily Schuman weighed in. (Tanya Chen and Stephanie McNeal / BuzzFeed) Some influencers said Instagram’s decision to hide like counts has made them more chill about posting photos. This seems to be a big part of the logic driving the move. (Cameron Wilson / BuzzFeed) Also: Instagram is expanding its test to hide like counts globally. (Josh Constine / TechCrunch) Facebook is considering leasing a much larger space at Manhattan’s Hudson Yards, giving the social media company offices across three buildings at the $25 billion mega-project. Google and Amazon are also looking to expand in New York. (Noah Buhayar and Natalie Wong / Bloomberg) John Carmack, the chief technology officer of Facebook’s VR subsidiary Oculus, is stepping down to focus on artificial intelligence. Carmack, a legend from his id Software days, helped put Oculus on the map. (Jay Peters / The Verge) Amazon needs prep centers to take products from third-party vendors and package them according to the company’s standards. That’s how a tiny town in Montana became a hub in Amazon’s supply chain. (Josh Dzieza / The Verge) And finally... @lastmanstanley, TikTok’s Weirdest Creator, Explains His Process Here’s a fun look at how one popular TikTok — involving a college junior, a dog, a bathroom, and some music from the horror film Hereditary — came together in a memorably strange way. If you want to go viral on TikTok, I suggest following these steps exactly. Talk to us Send us tips, comments, questions, and impeachment conspiracy theories: casey@theverge.com and zoe@theverge.com.
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Rudy Giuliani said he has 'insurance' if Trump tries to throw him under the bus in the impeachment process
REUTERS/Carlo Allegri President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, told The Guardian that he had "insurance" should the president seek to set him up as a fall guy as the impeachment probe heats up. Giuliani's own lawyer quickly interjected that the remark was a joke — but the answer is telling nonetheless. In recent days, reports have emerged that senior Republicans are mulling throwing Giuliani under the bus to distance Trump from the deal Giuliani was attempting to broker in Ukraine.  Giuliani has denied any wrongdoing in relation to his activities in Ukraine, claiming that he was simply doing his job as Trump's defense attorney.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, hinted that he had "insurance" should the president abandon him amid the impeachment probe.  In an interview with The Guardian, the former New York mayor was asked whether he was nervous should the president decide to throw him under the bus.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:Marie Yovanovitch will testify Friday in the Trump impeachment hearings. Here's what to expect.Top Republicans claim impeachment hearings were 'boring' and Trump was 'too busy' to watch, despite him tweeting about it 60 times during the dayBill Taylor and George Kent's vivid testimony in the first open impeachment hearing blew up Trump's defense in the Ukraine scandal
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Kansas pieces together 3-man class amid NCAA allegations
Kansas coach Bill Self knew it was important to fill the majority of his upcoming recruiting class during the early signing period, given the uncertainty that surrounds the Jayhawks when it comes to potential NCAA violations.
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Wiseman withdraws lawsuit, Memphis works on eligibility
James Wiseman and his advisers have decided a legal battle with the NCAA is not the best way to keep the heralded freshman on the basketball court.
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Nets’ LeVert has surgery to repair right thumb ligaments
Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert has undergone surgery to repair ligaments in his right thumb.
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Lemon: Trump defenders ignore impeachment facts
CNN's Don Lemon says you would have to ignore a lot of facts about the impeachment inquiry in order to believe Republican defenders of President Donald Trump.
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US Park Police involved in fatal shooting of Bijan Ghaisar won't face federal criminal civil rights charges
No federal criminal civil rights charges will be brought against the United States Park Police officers involved in the fatal shooting of unarmed motorist Bijan Ghaisar, according to a statement from the US Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia.
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Irish, Midshipmen both thankful for long-running series
The belated congratulations came to Roger Staubach on a February afternoon in 2008 at the Daytona 500.
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Penguins star Sidney Crosby out 6 weeks after core surgery
Penguins star Sidney Crosby will be out at least six weeks after what the team said was a successful core muscle injury repair Thursday.
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The Case for Deval Patrick (Is Flimsy)
A very special, consultant-driven episode of the Surge.
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A date with this stud just doubled to $192,000
There's alpha males and then there's super studs. This stallion has so much X factor a date with him has doubled in price.
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North Korea calls Biden a 'rabid dog' for insulting its dignity
It wasn’t immediately clear which of the former vice president's comments provoked Pyongyang's anger.
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Hector Bellerin's Agent Says Arsenal Star Has 'Interest from an Italian Club'
The agent of Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin has said there is interest in the player from Serie A, but they "will see how the season goes" before making any decision over his future...
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Very Ralph review – a flashy designer documentary that's so last season
HBO’s look at Ralph Lauren’s multi-billion-dollar fashion empire delves into an American Dream come true. But post–Trump, it feels more grotesque than glitzyThe rags-to-riches story of Ralph Lauren is something to behold. Born Ralph Lifshitz on 14 October 1939 in the Bronx to Ashkenazi Jewish parents from Belarus, he shared a bedroom with his two brothers and had no formal fashion training. Instead of going to a prestigious fashion school, he started his career flogging ties from a drawer in a showroom in the Empire State Building. Now, that is but a distant memory; Lauren’s brand is worth $6.3bn and recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. With a style that is a fever dream of WASP-ish Americana – timeless and conservative – the Ralph Lauren story feels like perfect fodder for a documentary like HBO’s Very Ralph, which aired in the US earlier this week and in the UK on Friday.Director Susan Lacy tells the fairytale breathlessly, while also showing that Lauren was at the forefront of many of today’s fashion concerns, from athleisure to increasing diversity in his ad campaigns (he made waves when he featured Tyson Beckford, an African American model, as the face of his suits). And yet, despite all this potential, the film falls flat. Instead of narrative tension we are fed endless scenes of his charmed life: here’s Ralph throwing the first pitch at a Yankees baseball game, or emotionally embracing Oprah, or dressing up like the Marlboro Man in a dusty cowboy hat and tight blue jeans to stand round the fire at his Montauk ranch. Lacy only hints at the hollowness behind Lauren’s Jay Gatsby-esque persona. “It’s performance art in which you participate. It’s a stage set in which the clothes are on sale,” says fashion writer Judith Thurman, talking about Ralph Lauren shops, though she could be dissecting the man himself. Continue reading...
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The flooding in Fishlake – a photo essay
Since 2007 photographer Gideon Mendel has been working on Drowning World, an art and advocacy project about flooding. The series has taken him to India, the Philippines, the USA, France, Bangladesh and Haiti – and now a South Yorkshire villageAlmost 150 flood warnings remain in place across Britain after more heavy rain fell last night. While the Met Office is forecasting the rains to finally ease off today, heavy downpours overnight have increased the number of flood warnings in effect. Continue reading...
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South Korea Resists U.S. Pressure to Improve Ties With Japan
Defense Secretary Mark Esper had urged Seoul to reconsider abandoning a military intelligence-sharing deal with Tokyo.
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'Fortnite' will let you play as a stormtrooper
Jedi: Fallen Order has received pretty decent reviews, but it's arrival is actually good news for Fortnite fans, too. Why, do you ask? Because it comes with a slick new Star Wars stormtrooper cosmetic skin available in Fortnite's store or for free if...
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Trevor Noah roasts Fox News over their coverage of Trump's impeachment hearings
Plenty of people have had a lot to say about the impeachment hearings so far, and the narrative has been crystal clear over at Fox News: the thing is apparently a "rigged", "boring", "show trial" that nobody cares about anyway. But Trevor Noah isn't going to let them get away with that. In the clip above from The Daily Show, Noah breaks down the troubling ways in which Fox is already writing off the entire process. "I don't know if Donald Trump is going to be found guilty or not," Noah says. "But you've got to at least watch the full proceedings before you make a determination — otherwise you don't have the full story. Like if you only watched the first half of Get Out you'd just think it was a beautiful movie about an interracial couple." Read more...More about Fox News, The Daily Show, Impeachment, Trevor Noah, and Entertainment
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Booker and Sanders propose a new federal agency to set drug prices
Sens. Cory Booker and Bernie Sanders are pushing for the creation of a new federal agency aimed at controlling the rising cost of prescription drugs.
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Ducks decide that it's too cold to be out
The moment when the collective decision is made; you're about to see one of those, but for people. Read the rest
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Arthur Russell: Iowa Dream review – lopsided, funky and staggeringly beautiful
(Audika)This collection of unreleased tracks from the electronic pioneer is a treasure trove of Russell’s guileless, always melodic songsWhen he died in 1992 of Aids-related illnesses at the age of 40, Arthur Russell left behind one of the most staggeringly beautiful bodies of songwriting ever – and it is still emerging. This compilation of unreleased tracks from his archive mostly date from the mid-1970s, recalling the country-tinged songwriting collected on 2008’s Love Is Overtaking Me, with a scattering of the lopsided, slightly wacky funk and new wave he scaled up to in the 80s. Continue reading...
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Facebook ad scam tricks users with images and video of Kickstarter products
A devious new scam is sweeping Facebook.  Scammers find an interesting or popular product from crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter or Indiegogo, rip the item’s details, photos, and videos, and push them via Facebook ads as their own products. Victims of the fraud are either never sent the product or receive a knockoff version.  I first came across the scheme when I was served a Facebook ad in my News Feed. A Facebook Page called “Promondeal” was promoting a well-produced video selling a new portable 1TB solid state drive. The video had hundreds of thousands of views and hundreds of comments from real users asking questions about the device. Read more...More about Facebook, Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Scam, and Scammers
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Bolivia's dueling parties converge on new vote to calm political chaos
Bolivia's interim government and lawmakers from the party of unseated leftist leader Evo Morales appeared to have reach an accord late on Thursday to hold a new presidential election, potentially helping resolve country's political crisis.
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SA post office rapist and murderer given life
The killing of student Uyinene Mrwetyana sparked protests about high levels of gender violence.
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The Plan to Rescue El Chapo’s Son: Chaos, Guns and Fear
One of Mexico’s most notorious drug cartels turned a city into a war zone for a day. Watch how gunmen took on the army — and won.
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Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Bitcoin price continues slow and steady decline’
Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Rousseau used to say: Peel off the skin of this mystery and eat the tasty fruit inside! Bitcoin Price We closed the day, November 14 2019, at a price of $8,708. That’s a minor 1.17 percent decline in 24 hours, or -$103.84. It was the lowest closing price in nineteen days. We’re still 56 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017).… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin
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Brian Cashman details Yankees approach for snaring top pitcher
After returning from the general managers’ meetings, Brian Cashman said it was too soon to tell where the Yankees stood in their pursuit of a top-echelon starting pitcher. “It’s so early in the process in my conversations with the personnel,’’ Cashman said. “Clearly, the bigger the name — and they’ve earned the right — the...
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The Mystery of the Tiny Twin Towers
After a devastating act of vandalism, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine restored the twin towers on its intricately carved facade.
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Shedunnit – how Agatha Christie became cinema hot property
With his new film Knives Out, Rian Johnson has rescued the crime writer from cosy evening telly and recast her for the here and nowA housekeeper finds the body of her multimillionaire boss in the study, his throat slit, a knife having dripped blood all over the white sheepskin rug. “Shit!” she says. It was unlike Agatha Christie to open a novel with a swearword. But this is not one of her books. It’s the first line of Knives Out, the outrageously fun homage to the queen of crime from Rian Johnson, the director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Knives Out stars Daniel Craig as a hot Poirot, the world-famous Louisiana private detective Benoit Blanc, hired to investigate the death of bestselling crime writer Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer).The police believe the case is an open-and-shut suicide; Blanc thinks otherwise. “I suspect foul play,” he says with a hokey deep-fried southern drawl. Was Thrombey killed by a member of his own family? A loathsome bunch; any one of them could be the killer. Continue reading...
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'Start Here': California school shooting and new testimony in Trump impeachment
It's Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. Here's what you need to know to start your day.
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One of Jamal Khashoggi’s close friends said Twitter is the 'only free platform' for many Saudis, but it also may have led to Khashoggi’s brutal murder
Screenshot/Youtube Omar Abdulaziz, a Saudi activist in exile in Canada, said that Twitter is an important tool for many Saudi dissidents, but also comes with risks. Abdulaziz was friends with murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The two of them were working to create an "army" of internet users to combat Saudi propaganda before Khashoggi was killed.  In an op-ed for The Washington Post, Abdulaziz said that — despite the risks of openly criticizing Saudi authorities — Twitter "remains the only free platform for many Saudis."   Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Omar Abdulaziz, Saudi activist and close friend of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, said that Twitter is a vital tool for dissidents like him, despite the risk of reprisal for openly expressing their views. Abdulaziz, who lives in Canada under political asylum, had been working with Khashoggi in the lead-up to the journalist's brutal murder by a Saudi hit squad in October 2018.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:From leech collectors to knocker-ups, here are 16 weird jobs that no longer existSmartphones are getting weird again, and it could be a sign that the industry is on the brink of another huge changeHere's everyone who's running for president in 2020, and who has quit the raceSEE ALSO: A friend of Jamal Khashoggi is suing an Israeli spyware firm for allegedly helping Saudi agents hack his phone
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Bolivia crisis: Morales 'should be prosecuted' upon return
Interim Pesident Jeanine Áñez says exiled leader Evo Morales should face prosecution if he returns home.
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Hugo Lloris Says He's Targeting January Return from Injury for Tottenham
Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has said he's hoping to return to fitness in January 2020 after dislocating his elbow in October...
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Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay was accused of talking 'absolute nonsense' after he tried to claim leaving the EU would reduce the number of foreign footballers in the UK
TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay has been criticised for claiming that leaving the EU will give the UK more control over how many foreign footballers are in the Premier League. Barclay on Thursday said Brexit will give Britain greater say over whether to recruit more English players or instead those from Africa and South America. Labour's David Lammy said Barclay was telling a "facile and bare-faced lie" while the Lib Dems accused the Brexit Secretary of talking "absolute nonsense." The Premier League has said there is "no evidence" that reducing the number of foreign players in the Premier League would improve the quality of the England football team. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay has been accused of talking "absolute nonsense" after claiming that leaving the European Union will give Britain more control over how many foreign footballers are in the Premier League. Barclay on Thursday said that leaving the EU under the terms of Boris Johnson's deal with Brussels would allow the UK to decide whether it wanted more English footballers or instead more players from Africa and South America.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:Nigel Farage says Boris Johnson's Conservatives offered to make him a Lord in exchange for standing down Brexit Party candidatesNigel Farage boosts Boris Johnson's election prospects by standing down Brexit Party candidates in Conservative seatsHow to vote tactically in the 2019 UK general election
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Kanye West is spreading the gospel of white evangelicals | Malaika Jabali
Like other black conservatives, the rapper and designer downplays racism while promoting bootstrap virtue-signalingKanye West’s middle name, Omari, means “God is highest.” So it is fitting that the producer-rapper-designer has found himself spreading the gospel. While touring the country promoting his new album Jesus is King, West has professed commitment to his faith in what appears to be both a promotional and redemption tour. This weekend West will appear at the megachurch of the prosperity pastor Joel Osteen, who was caught in controversy for reportedly waiting days to open his church doors to Hurricane Harvey victims.Over the decades of Kanye West’s career, the multi-hyphenate artist has been many things. It was perhaps inevitable that this would create some contradictions. Recently, on Jimmy Kimmel Live, West lectured a Gucci-wearing black lottery winner about the importance of eschewing luxury consumer goods – even though West purchased his eldest daughter a $62,000 tiara when she was barely a year old. Continue reading...
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I believe black Americans face a genocide. This is why | Ben Crump
Consider the physical, financial, mental, even spiritual deaths inflicted on black AmericansIn the weeks since the release of my book, Open Season: Legalized Genocide of Colored People, the question I’ve been asked most often is whether my use of the word genocide in the title was meant to be intentionally provocative, rather than reflective of reality.Surely, genocide is too strong a word for the maltreatment of black people in America, some interviewers have suggested. True genocide is something that happened in Nazi Germany, Armenia and Rwanda, not the United States of America. Continue reading...
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US news | The Guardian
Knicks’ Frank Ntilikina shows he’s ‘a dog’ in best way possible
Frank Ntilikina walked into David Fizdale’s office about two weeks ago with and told him he was a dog. The Knicks point guard had teased his potential through his first two years in the NBA, but after a summer of hard work and a frustrating start to his third season, Ntilikina was ready for something...
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Ultra-long haul flight non-stop from Sydney to London
BBC's Luke Jones was on-board the 19 and a half hour flight from Sydney to London.
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We were on board a 19-hour flight from London to Sydney. Here's what happened
As experiments go, this one was pretty spectacular -- 19 hours, 17,800 kilometers (about 11,060 miles), 100 metric tons of jet fuel and not one, but two separate sunrises.
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Automakers around world await Trump tariff decision
Automakers around the world are awaiting a decision from U.S. President Donald Trump on whether he will impose up to 25% tariffs on U.S. car and auto part imports after a 180-day review period elapsed this week.
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