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Mark Walton cut by Dolphins after allegedly punching pregnant girlfriend
The Dolphins cut running back Mark Walton on Tuesday morning after he was accused of attacking a woman who was five weeks pregnant with his child. According to a police report obtained by ESPN, it is alleged that Walton pushed the woman into a wall and punched her several times in her face and head....
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Rosie O’Donnell addresses rumored breakup from Elizabeth Rooney
"I am a hopeful person," she said, "and I am hoping for the best."
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Watch this kind fellow help an overburdened beaver
Last month in Deggendorf, Germany, Alexander Oswald, 19, and his friends encountered a beaver on the road in the middle of the night. Afraid that a a driver might hit the animal, they stopped their car but the beaver had already disappeared. Moments later, it emerged again carrying a huge branch but was visibly struggling to drag it across the road. So Oswald lent a hand. What a nice boy. ( Read the rest
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Giant panda Bei Bei leaves National Zoo for China
Bon voyage Bei Bei! The giant, beloved 4-year-old panda departed his home at Smithsonian’s National Zoo Tuesday for a new life in China. Bei Bei – after chomping down on his last American breakfast of bamboo and biscuits – left the zoo where he has spent his entire life at 9:30 a.m. for Dulles International...
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Antonio Brown apologizes to Robert Kraft — and gets Tom Brady’s approval
Antonio Brown has reached a new level of desperation in his quest to get back in the NFL, and he appears to have Tom Brady’s support. On Tuesday, the embattled wide receiver posted an apology to Patriots owner Robert Kraft on Twitter and Instagram for mocking him after the Pats cut Brown in September. Several...
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Want New Taxes To Pay For Health Care? Lessons From The Affordable Care Act
When passing the ACA, Democrats touted the fact that they had included many measures to pay for the bill's expanded coverage. But nearly 10 years later, Congress has eliminated many of those taxes.
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READ: Impeachment Witnesses' Opening Statements For Tuesday's Hearings
The House Intelligence Committee is hearing from four more witnesses on Tuesday, including Ukraine specialist Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and former National Security Council official Tim Morrison.
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Dude pranks San Francisco by placing AirPod stickers all over the city
Losing an AirPod has become quite the source of anxiety among Apple fans, but artist and digital creative Pablo Rochat decided to have some fun with the common fear by making life-size AirPod stickers to scatter around San Fransisco. Read more...More about Iphone, Prank, Street Art, Airpods, and Tech
Schiff interrupts Nunes' questioning to make sure there is "no effort to out the whistleblower"
Congressman Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, asked Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman on Tuesday to identify intelligence community officials with whom he discussed President Trump's July 25 call. Chairman Adam Schiff interrupted Nunes' questioning to curtail the apparent attempt to get Vindman to name the whistleblower.
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A man’s mysterious condition that made breathing almost impossible turned out to be a feather duvet allergy
gpointstudio / iStock A 43-year-old man in the United Kingdom told his doctor he had fatigue and trouble breathing for the past three months, even though he didn't have any pets. At first, the doctor diagnosed him with an infection in his lower respiratory tract, even though the man didn't have other respiratory infection symptoms and was a non-smoker. But when his symptoms got worse, the man underwent a CT scan of his lungs and a specialist accurately diagnosed him with hypersensitivity pneumonitis. Hypersensitivity pneumonitis is a condition where a person's lung get inflamed because they inhaled allergens like dust, fungus, mold, or chemicals. In this man's case, his new feather duvet was to blame.  Visit Insider's homepage for more. A 43-year-old man in the United Kingdom told his doctor he'd been experiencing fatigue and trouble breathing for three months, even though he didn't have any pets, according to a case study in BMJ Case Reports published Tuesday. The doctor diagnosed him with a respiratory infection, but his symptoms got worse.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:A nursery song based on 'Wheels on the Bus' teaches women how to do a breast cancer self-examFish oil and cholesterol-lowering drugs may help ease symptoms of depressionA 17-year-old vaped so much he needed a double-lung transplant, a last resort when all other treatments fail
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European defense projects need single export license: Leonardo CEO
European defense programs should be issued with a single weapons export license so policy changes of an individual state do not affect the supply chain, the CEO of Italian defense company Leonardo said on Tuesday.
Buttigieg visits Morehouse College in effort to build black support
Buttigieg has spent recent weeks reaching out to black Democrats, from well-known senior leaders to city and community level activists, and gets high marks for being an attentive listener.
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The State of South Dakota wants you to know that it's on meth
South Dakota Republican Governor Kristi L. Noem spent $449,000 (more that $0.50 per resident of South Dakota!) on a campaign to educate state residents about the state's program to address its methamphetamine epidemic. That campaign's slogan? "Meth: I'm On It." The slogan has been widely mocked. Noem insists that this is all part of a cunning plan because "any publicity is good publicity." Appearing to respond to the backlash in a Sunday evening tweet, Noem bought into the adage that any publicity is good publicity. She suggested the campaign was successful because so many people were talking about it. In a separate statement emailed to The Washington Post, she called the anti-meth initiative “a bold, innovative effort like the nation has never before seen.” “South Dakota’s anti-meth campaign launch is sparking conversations around the state and the country,” she said. “The mission of the campaign is to raise awareness — to get people talking about how they can be part of the solution and not just the problem. It is working.” ‘Meth. We’re on it,’ says South Dakota in ridiculed ad campaign that cost $449,000 [Michael Brice-Saddler/Washington Post] (Thanks, No Name!) Read the rest
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You can stay in an 'Elf'-inspired hotel suite this Christmas that would make Buddy proud
Club Wyndham The 2003 film "Elf" is a modern classic in the holiday movie genre, both because of its Christmas cheer and New York City backdrop. To celebrate the film, Club Wyndham, a vacation and ownership exchange company, is offering guests the chance to stay in a suite inspired by the movie during the 2019 holiday season.  The suite features hundreds of paper snowflakes, a wall made of gifts, and Buddy's favorite snacks, including marshmallows and spaghetti. The reservation also comes with complimentary tickets to the Empire State Building and the Rockefeller Center ice skating rink. The suite will be available to the public for stays from December 2 through December 20, and it will cost $399 per night. You can find out more about the holiday suite here. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. "Elf" is one of the most beloved Christmas movies, in large part because of Buddy's unfailing Christmas cheer. YouTube/Movieclips The 2003 film starring Will Ferrell follows Buddy as he tries to bring Christmas cheer to New York City, making hundreds of paper snowflakes and singing as often as he can. Now, Club Wyndham, the world's largest vacation and ownership exchange company, is trying to do the same with a room inspired by "Elf" in its New York City location. Club Wyndham rooms are typically only available to members, but the organization is opening this one-of-kind suite to the public throughout December in honor of the holiday season, according to a Club Wyndham press release provided to Insider. The holiday cheer starts at the door of the "Elf"-inspired room, which looks like Buddy's iconic green suit. Club Wyndham The door is also marked with the phrase, "Oh, you must be here about the story," which is the opening line of the movie. Upon entering, guests will be greeted by a ceiling covered in hundreds of paper snowflakes. Club Wyndham The room also features a life-size toy soldier, a giant candy cane, a large Christmas tree, and a pile of presents, according to the Club Wyndham press release. However, the gifts are just for decoration, so don't try to open them if you're visiting. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:You can now book a flight on United's new 'Star Wars'-themed Boeing 737 plane — here's what it's like insideI moved to the US from China — and here are the 29 things on my US bucket listHere's what it was like on board Qantas' first nonstop, 19-hour flight from London to Sydney
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Lots of gaming controllers are discounted on Amazon
Hi, gamers. We’re going to cut to the chase on this one, because the pre-Black-Friday deals are coming in hot and we know you don’t have all the time in the world to read a long-as-hell article right now.  SEE ALSO: Shop these gaming laptops if you spot a good Black Friday deal If you need a friend to play your games with, or you just want to add a new one to your collection (or you broke your last one after throwing in at the wall in a Rocket League match that got a little out of hand), there are a few gaming controllers on sale on Amazon right now — in fact, there’s one on sale for every major console.  Read more...More about Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Mashable Shopping, and Gaming Controllers
Obama aides allegedly left ‘you will fail’ notes for Trump White House staffers
President Obama’s aides taunted the incoming Trump administration in 2017 by leaving copies of books by Obama in “every” White House office — along with notes saying, “You will fail,” Trump’s press secretary said Tuesday. “We came into the White House, I’ll tell you something. Every office was filled with Obama books, and we had...
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Trump says Pelosi delaying vote on new trade pact to get impeachment support
President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi of delaying a vote to approve the USMCA trade pact between the United States, Canada and Mexico in order to secure support for her impeachment inquiry.
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ZecOps raises $10.2 million to automatically detect and remediate cyberattacks
Cybersecurity startup ZecOps announced that it's raised $10.2 million in seed funding for its automated threat detection and remediation technology.
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2019 "Food Issue" recipe index
Delicious menu suggestions from top chefs and mixologists, cookbook authors, food bloggers, celebrity cooks, and the editors of Bon Appétit magazine
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Recipe: Expertly Spiced and Glazed Roast Turkey
From Bon Appétit: Our chefs' mission is to miraculously roast a turkey that is well seasoned, juicy, and – can we type this loudly enough? – PROPERLY COOKED!
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Xiaomi is adding early earthquake warnings to MIUI phones in China
Xiaomi smartphone and set-top box owners in China will soon have access to potentially life-saving early earthquake warnings right on their devices. At its annual Mi Developer conference in Bejing, the Chinese electronics company said its MIUI 11-bas...
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Chrissy Teigen has a message for people who don't like John Legend's 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' remake: 'Get over it'
Emma McIntyre/Getty Images Model and author Chrissy Teigen came to her husband John Legend's defense after he and singer Kelly Clarkson were criticized for updating the Christmas classic "Baby It's Cold Outside." "Oh my god, get over it," Teigen said in response to the recent backlash against Legend and Clarkson's new version of the song, which has been called out in recent years for containing coercive, potentially triggering lyrics.  The model, who appeared on a recent episode of Clarkson's talk show, also took aim at Sharon Osbourne, who'd previously slammed Legend and Clarkson for their "ridiculous" new update to the song.  "Go off, Sharon," Teigen said while rolling her eyes.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Chrissy Teigen responded to haters who criticized her husband John Legend and singer Kelly Clarkson for their recent update of the Christmas classic "Baby It's Cold Outside." "Oh my god, get over it," the model and author said during an appearance on NBC's "The Kelly Clarkson Show" on Tuesday. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Here's how to escape a flooding vehicleSee Also:Billie Eilish posted an adorable video of kids climbing all over her ahead of the release of her children's clothing lineWatch Dwayne Johnson sing a 'Moana' track in a video message to a 3-year-old boy 'in the fight of his life' says a 'racist' flight attendant called the police on him after he missed an announcement to put his laptop away
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Recipe: Pumpkin Soup with Cinnamon Macadamia Nuts
From "Eat Complete": Cinnamon is a top spice for antioxidant power
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People in China are bypassing its internet firewall to read explosive leaked files about Uighur oppression, and saluting an official who disobeyed Xi Jinping
OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images The New York Times published an explosive story, based on leaked documents, about the Communist Party's harsh tactics against the Uighur Muslim minority. The Times article includes the story of Wang Yongzhi, an official who was punished for quietly complaining about the party's tactics and secretly freeing 7,000 Uighur prisoners. "He refused ... to round up everyone who should be rounded up," The Times cited the documents as saying about Wang. Shortly after the piece's publication, several people inside China paid tribute to Wang by posting the phrase "he refused." It suggests that they bypassed China's strict internet censors to access the Times story. The Times' website is officially banned in China. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Some internet users in China are bypassing the country's stringent censors to read an explosive New York Times story detailing the Communist Party's hard-handed tactics against the Uighur Muslim minority, and paying tribute to an official who disobeyed party instructions. The New York Times piece, published Saturday, contained leaked documents instructing party officials to tell Uighur students that their family members had been imprisoned in a detention camp because they had been affected by "religious extremism," and to liken their conditions to cancer, a disease, or a drug addiction.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:Maps show 500 suspected 're-education' camps and prisons where China is locking up and torturing its Muslim minorityChina tells Uighur Muslims they are abducting their families so they can cleanse their brains like they have a disease, leaked documents showUighur activists say China is running nearly 500 detention camps and prisons in Xinjiang based on satellite images
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Renault could pull out of markets, products in strategy review: interim CEO
Renault's interim chief executive Clotilde Delbos said on Tuesday the carmaker did not rule out pulling out of some products or markets as part of a review of mid-term goals.
Microsoft announces plans to support encrypted DNS requests—eventually
In highly hedged post, Microsoft pledges support for DoH and other schemes, eventually.
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Recipe: Pancetta Brussels Sprouts with Red Lentil Succotash
From "Eat Complete": Long abused, boiled, and received with frowns, the Brussels sprout is finally having its moment
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These are the countries where Russia's shadowy Wagner Group mercenaries operate
RamiroWTF/YouTube Two members of the Wagner Group were arrested in November on allegations of spying. The two men were reportedly meeting with Saif Gaddafi, the son of ousted dictator Muammar Gaddafi, in an effort to bring the younger Gaddafi back to power in Libya.  The Wagner Group is a mercenary group that's been closely linked to supporting Russian objectives in conflict zones. In April 2018, then-CIA Director Mike Pompeo confirmed that the US killed hundreds of Russians during a large firefight in Syria in early February.  "In Syria now, a handful of weeks ago, the Russians met their match," Pompeo said. "A couple hundred Russians were killed." The Russians were part of Wagner Group, or Vagner Group, a private mercenary group reportedly contracted by the Syrian government to capture and secure oil and gas fields from ISIS. The Wagner Group started getting attention in 2014 when its mercenaries fought alongside Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine, before moving to Syria. Here's what we know about the areas where these mercenaries are operating, and what they're doing there.1. Libya Baderkhan Ahmad / Associated Press Washington Post reporters Missy Ryan and Sudarsan Rhagavan reported on Nov. 18 that two Russian nationals accused of spying in Libya are believed to be part of the Wagner Group. Fathi Bashagha, the interior minister of Libya's UN-backed government, the Government of National Accord (GNA) said that the two Russian nationals were arrested on suspicion of attempting to influence local elections and trying to gather intelligence on some of the GNA's military operations.  A Wagner commander told RFERL in March 2018 that Wagner would be operating in Libya in the near future; Libyan and US officials believe that time has arrived, with Wagner mercenaries fighting on the side of Khalifa Haf­ter, a rebel commander fighting against the GNA. The Washington Post, citing a US official with knowledge of the incident, said the Russian government was putting "a lot of pressure" on the GNA to release the two Russians, saying the two men were part of a Russian project to expand influence in Libya. The two men were reportedly meeting with Saif Gaddafi, the son of ousted dictator Muammar Gaddafi, in an effort to bring the younger Gaddafi back to power in Libya. He is wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity committed while his father was in power.  2. Syria RamiroWTF/YouTube In 2018, there were about 2,500 Wagner mercenaries in Syria, according to the BBC, but the figures have varied. In 2015-2016, Wagner mercenaries moved from Ukraine to Syria, Sergey Sukhankin, an associate expert at the International Centre for Policy Studies in Kyiv and Jamestown Foundation fellow, told Business Insider in an email. The mercenary group was contracted by Syria's state-owned General Petroleum Corp to capture and secure gas and oil fields by ISIS, reportedly being given 25% of the proceeds, according to the Associated Press. A Russian journalist who helped break the story about the mercenaries killed by the US military in February died in April 2018 after mysteriously falling from a balcony.  3. Sudan Reuters Wagner mercenaries were sent to Sudan in January 2018, according to Stratfor.  The Wagner mercenaries were sent to Sudan "in a conflict against the South Sudan" to back up Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir's government "militarily and hammer out beneficial conditions for the Russian companies," Sukhankin said. The mercenaries are also protecting gold, uranium and diamond mines, Sukhankin said, adding that the latter is the "most essential commodity." Russian President Vladimir Putin has a cozy relationship with al-Bashir. The two leaders met in Moscow in late 2017, where al-Bashir asked Putin for protection from the US. The Hague has had an arrest warrant out for al-Bashir since 2009 for crimes against humanity. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:4 US B-52 bombers just got back from a month flying all around Europe — here's what they were up toVeterans who served alongside the Kurds say Trump set a dangerous precedent abandoning American alliesAmid tensions with Russia, NATO is trying to up its game in the waters around EuropeSEE ALSO: Russian journalist who covered Wagner Group mercenary deaths in Syria dies after falling from balcony
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The Air Force put some guys in a freezer to test out new Arctic survival gear for F-35 pilots
US Air Force/Senior Airman Beaux Hebert Airmen in Alaska tested a new Arctic survival kit for F-35A pilots this month. Several "Icemen" climbed into subzero chambers and put the suits on — then they stayed there for six hours. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska — US airmen assigned to the 354th Fighter Wing tested a new arctic survival kit for the F-35A Lightning II in downtown Fairbanks, Alaska, November 5. A team of airmen from the 356th Fighter Squadron, F-35 Program Integration Office, 354th Operation Support Squadron Aircrew Flight Equipment and 66th Training Squadron, Detachment 1, used a subzero chamber to replicate the extreme temperatures of interior Alaska.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Look inside the Arctic 'doomsday' seed vault built to protect millions of crops from any disasterSee Also:Check out this F-117 Nighthawk stealth aircraft being restored for display at the Ronald Reagan LibraryUS F-35 fighter jets are all still 'below service expectations' for all the services that have themOne of the Air Force's most legendary fighter squadrons is back in the Middle EastSEE ALSO: Russia is finding new islands in the Arctic, while the US is still trying to figure out how to get up there
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How Taylor Swift will fight back against Scooter Braun during American Music Awards
One music insider tells Page Six, "Taylor will turn her AMA performance into a huge moment, and a powerful message."
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Researchers Create Trash-Talking Robot That Proves Machines Can Get Under Human’s Skin
Trash talk has long been an effective (but underhanded) tool when it comes to sports, gaming, and other competitive endeavors. But it’s been assumed that it’s a strategy that only works between humans who can deliver remarks with emotional weight. It turns out that’s not the case, as researchers from Carnegie Mellon…Read more...
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Driver misses freeway exit, causes another car to flip, then merrily drives off
A freeway driver missed their exit, and they stopped so they could back up and take it. This caused another car behind them to swerve and flip. The idiot driver then took the exit and drove off as if nothing happened. He almost missed his exit on the freeway from r/IdiotsInCars [via r/IdiotsInCars] Read the rest
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Report: 76ers' Brett Brown Finalizing Contract to Coach Australian National Team
The Philadelphia 76ers and the Australian men's national basketball team may soon have something in common: Brett Brown on the sidelines as the head coach...
Recipe: Deviled Green Eggs with Roasted Red Pepper and Capers
From "Eat Complete": A twist on the classic that packs more flavor and far more nutrition with the powers of mustard greens and roasted red pepper
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Nanny gets 30 years for producing child porn with kids in his care
Travis Elconin victimized at least five children, most of whom were 8 and 9 years old, authorities said.
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Strike-hit South African Airways says only a deal with unions will end crisis
South African Airways (SAA) resumed some regional flights on Tuesday but warned that only a deal with striking unions can resolve its current crisis, as the government said it has no more money for the cash-strapped state carrier.
U.S. tech firms defend themselves in responses to congressional antitrust queries
Four top U.S. tech companies, Alphabet's Google, Facebook, and Apple, responded to questions from a congressional committee with a mixture of defending their practices and declining to give answers.
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Squarespace is reportedly in talks to borrow up to $400 million ahead of a public listing
Anthony Casalena / Squarespace Squarespace is reportedly talking to banks about borrowing as much as $400 million as it prepares to go public, according to Bloomberg. The website-building platform wants to secure a credit facility before pursuing an IPO in 2021 or later, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter. Squarespace was last valued at $1.7 billion in December 2017, when growth-equity firm General Atlantic plowed in $200 million on top of $40 million it invested in 2014, according to Crunchbase. View Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Squarespace is talking to banks about borrowing as much as $400 million as it prepares to go public, according to Bloomberg. The website-building platform wants to secure a credit facility before pursuing an IPO in 2021 or later, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter. Squarespace was last valued at $1.7 billion in December 2017, when growth-equity firm General Atlantic plowed in $200 million on top of $40 million it invested in 2014, according to Crunchbase.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A big-money investor in juggernauts like Facebook and Netflix breaks down the '3rd wave' firms that are leading the next round of tech disruptionSee Also:Trump reportedly shelved a ban on flavored e-cigarettes to avoid angering votersTrump hails 'cash' coming from US aid package to farmers caught in the China trade war's crosshairsState-owned oil giant Saudi Aramco is worth up to $1.7 trillion in a new IPO range, setting the stage for the world's largest public listing
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Indiana mayor Dennis Tyler indicted for accepting $5K bribe
Dennis Tyler, the Democratic mayor of Muncie, Indiana, was indicted on a corruption-related charge of accepting a $5,000 bribe and arrested at his home by FBI agents, federal officials said. Tyler, 76, is accused of taking the illegal payment after he steered “lucrative excavation work to a local contractor,” the US Attorney’s Office said. The...
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Youtube told them to use this "royalty-free" music; now rightsholders are forcing ads on their videos and claiming most of the revenue
'Dreams' by Joakim Karud is a popular track in Youtube's library of safe, royalty-free music, which it supplies to video creators who want to stay on the right side of copyright, but Sonyatv and Warner Chappell claim that the Creative Commons-licensed song contains an uncleared sample from the Kenny Burrell Quartet's 'Weaver of Dreams,' which has allowed the giant rightsholder corporations to claim ownership over any video that incorporates the track and demand the lion's share of the revenue generated by the tens of millions of views associated with them. Youtubers who appeal the automated process risk having a copyright strike placed against their accounts: after they accumulate three strikes, they can lose access to their accounts forever. 'Dreams' appears in a very large number of videos on Youtube, and it's likely not the only track in the Youtube royalty-free library that could generate copyright claims. It's not clear whether 'Dreams' even contains the sample, nor whether the sample is used in a way that would fall under US fair use law, which no algorithm is capable of determining. A clearly exasperated Matt took to YouTube, noting that any ads that now show up on his videos “split up the revenue between all the companies listed” in the emails, with Matt himself “allowed to keep what’s left of that.” He doesn’t know what that amount might be, because he says there’s just no way of knowing. After highlighting the vague use of the word “may” in YouTube’s emails to him, Matt then went on to describe the real “kick in the gut”, which revolves around the track itself. Read the rest
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DoorDash accused of 'deceptive' policy that pocketed tips intended for delivery workers in new lawsuit filed by DC Attorney General
REUTERS/Lisa Baertlein DC Attorney General Karl Racine is suing food delivery company DoorDash, CNBC first reported. In the suit, Racine alleges that DoorDash engaged in misleading practices and kept tips intended for drivers. He alleges that during the two years the tipping policy was in place, DC consumers effectively subsidized DoorDash with millions of dollars intended as tips. DoorDash changed its tipping policy in August 2019 after backlash from the delivery workers, the press, and the public. "We strongly disagree with and are disappointed by the action taken today," a spokesperson for DoorDash said in a statement. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The DC Attorney General Karl Racine is suing DoorDash over what he calls misleading tipping practices, CNBC first reported Tuesday. Between July 2017 and September 2019, the Attorney General's office alleges that DoorDash kept millions of dollars in tips that customers expected to go directly to delivery workers.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:The FTC confirmed Facebook isn't the only tech company it's investigatingI've been playing games on Google's ambitious new Netflix-like game service for the last week, and it's clear the service isn't ready for primetimeTeens love Apple's AirPods, and they're putting them on their holiday wish lists more than ever before
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Mel Gibson grocery shops barefoot and more star snaps
Mel Gibson runs errands sans footwear, Kate Mara steps out with her baby and more...
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Recipe: Jacques Pépin's Eggs Jeannette
The famed chef and TV personality offers "Sunday Morning" recipes reminiscent of his childhood outside Lyon, France
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Mr. Rogers' most memorable moments
Fred Rogers has had a lasting impact on generations of children with his show "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" which ran for 31 seasons, from 1968 to 2001.
That Moment When Certified Good Guy Tom Hanks Learns He Shares Genes With Mister Rogers
Talk about six degrees of separation
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No one entered Jeffrey Epstein's cell the night he died
There are interesting details in today's federal criminal indictments against two jail guards at the Manhattan jail where pedophile and child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein died. Two guards at the Manhattan Correctional Center (MCC), Michael Thomas and Tova Noel, have been indicted for falsifying records on the night of Epstein's death there. The case involving the two guards, and the new facts in the indictment against them, do not change the official determination that Epstein died by suicide. And none of this will satisfy people determined to believe Epstein was murdered, or is still alive. NEW: Surveillance video shows that besides the two officers charged today, no one entered the SHU -- where Epstein was housed -- at anytime during the night he died, the indictment says. — Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) November 19, 2019 The indictment says correctional officers Thomas and Noel browsed the internet and hung around at their desks for about 8 hours, instead of performing required routine checks on inmates including Epstein. The new indictment also states that surveillance video from the night Jeffrey Epstein died shows that besides those two guards, no one else entered the SHU (secure housing unit) where Epstein was housed at any point during the night he died. The indictment of two correctional officers charged in connection with Epstein’s suicide: — southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) November 19, 2019 More from NBC News: The indictment says that from approximately 10:30 p.m. Aug. 9 until approximately 6:30 the next morning, when Epstein was found dead, the two never checked on him or any other inmate in the jail's special housing unit. Read the rest
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Archaeologists uncover babies buried with ‘helmets’ made from children’s skulls
Two infants were buried more than 2,000 years ago wearing strange "helmets" made from the skulls of other children, researchers found.
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Stuck for ideas on the lesbian tourist trail? Welcome to Halifax!
Yorkshire town rivals Lesbos as popular destination thanks to TV series Gentleman JackThe Greek island of Lesbos has long been a magnet for gay women, attracted by the poetry of Sappho, literature’s most famous lesbian, who wrote an ode to the goddess Aphrodite in the 7th century BC.Now, though, Lesbos has a rival on the sapphic tourism circuit. Halifax in Yorkshire is rapidly becoming a popular destination for lesbians, thanks to the BBC/HBO series, Gentleman Jack. Continue reading...
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