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Trump says China trade deal 'close' but dashes hopes for signing details in NY speech
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday dangled the prospect of completing an initial trade deal with China "soon" but offered no new details on negotiations in a campaign-style speech touting his administration's economic record.
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This radar system could finally put an end to children dying in hot cars
A new A.I.-powered device can detect kids and animals left alone in vehicles with 100% accuracy. It does this using a combination of radar and machine learning to make its predictions.
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Facebook's new payment service will let you send money without fees across Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger (FB)
Facebook Facebook Pay is a new payment service that will let users send and receive money across the Facebook family of apps— Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp. Facebook already had a service called Payments that worked with Messenger, but Facebook Pay works with credit cards and will maintain a transaction history. Facebook Pay must be setup for each app individually, so signing up for Facebook Pay on Instagram wont automatically setup Facebook pay for WhatsApp too. Facebook Pay arrives as Facebook works to approve a new digital cryptocurrency called Libra, but the company says Facebook Pay is separate project. In the future, Facebook wants people to be able to use Libra instead of US dollars and other traditional currency for payments in the future. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Facebook launched a new payment service on Tuesday that will let users of its family of apps — including Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger — send and receive money and make purchases, a move that lets Facebook match popular features offered by competitors while its more ambitious Libra digital payments system is mired in scrutiny.  The Facebook Pay service is similar to Venmo, Google Wallet and Apple Pay, allowing users to transfer money directly from their bank account or credit cards. It will also be accepted as payment on the Facebook Marketplace. However, Facebook Pay has no fees and will not store money in an online account.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Most maps of Louisiana aren't entirely right. Here's what the state really looks like.See Also:Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey praised Facebook's experimental moves to hide Instagram 'likes'Instagram cofounder Kevin Systrom has deleted all the photos he posted on the app over the past 18 monthsKim Kardashian says she no longer posts to Instagram and social media in real-time after being robbed at gunpoint in ParisSEE ALSO: Here’s why you should stop using Venmo, and start using Facebook Messenger for paying back your friends
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7 Marvel Cinematic Universe movies aren't available to stream on Disney Plus. Here's why.
Disney/Marvel Studios Disney Plus launched on Tuesday with a bunch of titles from its vast library — but it's missing seven of the 23 Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. Four of the movies are currently on Netflix and will make their way to Disney Plus when they leave. But the distribution rights for some of the movies are owned by other studios. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Disney Plus launched on Tuesday with a library of Disney animated classics, blockbuster movies, a "Star Wars" original series, and some technical issues. But what it doesn't have are seven movies from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the highest-grossing movie franchise in history. Here are the 16 MCU movies Disney Plus does have available to stream: "Iron Man" (2008) "Iron Man 2" (2010) "Thor" and "Captain America: The First Avenger" (2011) "Avengers" (2012) "Iron Man 3" and "Thor: The Dark World" (2013) "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and "Guardians of the Galaxy" (2014) "Avengers: Age of Ultron" and "Ant-Man" (2015) "Captain America: Civil War" and "Doctor Strange" (2016) "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" (2017) "Captain Marvel" and "Avengers: Endgame" (2019) The reason Disney Plus doesn't have some MCU movies yet is the same reason it originally wasn't going to include every "Star Wars" movie: rights issues. Fortunately for "Star Wars" fans, Disney struck a deal with Turner, which bought the "Star Wars" broadcast rights in 2016. Now almost every "Star Wars" movie is available on Disney Plus, save for "Solo" and "The Last Jedi," which are on Netflix for the time being. Disney ended a licensing deal with Netflix this year, but four MCU movies are still available on the streaming giant. When their streaming deals expires, they'll make the jump to Disney Plus, which is expected to be within the first year of the service. In other cases, though, Disney doesn't own the distribution rights to some of its MCU movies. Spider-Man's movie rights, for instance, are owned by Sony, which renewed a deal with Disney this year after a brief squabble over the character's movie future. Spider-Man can appear in the MCU, but Sony retains distribution rights, meaning the character's solo MCU movies likely won't appear on Disney Plus unless another deal is struck. Below are seven MCU movies that aren't currently on Disney Plus and why: "The Incredible Hulk" (2008) Universal Pictures/The Incredible Hulk Why it's not on Disney Plus: Universal Pictures owns the distribution rights to "The Incredible Hulk." The studio coproduced the movie with Marvel Studios. Unless Disney strikes a deal with Universal, the movie may not appear on Disney Plus. For diehard MCU fans, this might be disappointing. But for casual viewers, the movie isn't an essential entry in the franchise (actor Edward Norton was recast with Mark Ruffalo in "Avengers"). "Spider-Man: Homecoming" (2017) Marvel Studios Why it's not on Disney Plus: Sony owns the film rights to "Spider-Man" movies and can keep them as long as it releases a movie every five years. The studio struck a deal with Marvel Studios in 2015 to allow the character to appear in the MCU. Sony would retain distribution rights to the character's solo movies while Disney would earn a percentage of box-office gross and all merchandising revenue. Sony and Disney struck a new deal this year for actor Tom Holland's Spider-Man to star in one more solo movie and appear in one other MCU movie. If Disney wants "Homecoming" on Disney Plus, it will have to strike another deal with Sony. "Thor: Ragnarok" (2017) Disney/Marvel Studios Why it's not on Disney Plus: "Ragnarok" is currently available to stream on Netflix. It's expected to leave Netflix next month, so it shouldn't be long before it's streaming on Disney Plus. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Disney Plus' tech chief explains the biggest challenges he and 1,000 engineers faced getting the service ready for launchThe best and worst Disney movie of every decade since 1940Disney Plus already has nearly 2 million subscribers in the US before launch, according to data firm JumpshotSEE ALSO: Disney Plus' 'The Mandalorian' proves 'Star Wars' can make the leap from movies to prestige TV
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McDonald's Is Sued Over 'Systemic Sexual Harassment' Of Female Workers
A former employee has filed a class action lawsuit against McDonald's and one Michigan franchise, alleging a "culture of sexual harassment."
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Nice people catch a baby bear falling from a tree
This little bear got stuck in a tree and was about to fall. Fortunately, three men with a blanket just happened to be there to break its fall. To catch a falling bear Image: Imgur Read the rest
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Libra Lite? Facebook Pay is the social network’s latest foray into finance
Facebook introduced a new payment system called Facebook Pay that would be accessible with Facebook, Instagram, Facebook Messenger, and WhatsApp.
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How you can cut the carbon footprint on your Amazon deliveries
Amazon has streamlined online shopping so much that most of us think nothing of clicking “buy now” and finding a package on our doorstep before we’ve eaten the next day’s dinner. The mega-retailer has roughly 100 million subscribers to its $119-a-year Prime program, all of whom can get free one-day shipping on 10 million products....
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Former Bolivian President Evo Morales begins exile in Mexico
Ousted Bolivian President Evo Morales arrived in Mexico on Tuesday and thanked the nation for saving his life by giving him political asylum while vowing to remain in politics. “I want to tell you we’re very appreciative, because the president of Mexico, the government and the people, they saved my life,” Morales, 60, said at...
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Playboy model freaks out after getting groped by frisky lemur
Animals just can't keep their paws off her.
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The Man Who Died Pursuing Nazi Criminals More Than Four Decades After World War II Ended
Read an excerpt from 'Citizen 865: The Hunt for Hitler’s Hidden Soldiers in America'
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Will Ferrell set to host ‘Saturday Night Live’ for fifth time
“Saturday Night Live” alum Will Ferrell will guest host the sketch comedy show on Nov. 23 — joining the five-timers club. “Anchorman” star Ferrell, a cast member from 1995 to 2002, is best known for his “SNL” impressions of notables like “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek and former President George W. Bush (who appreciated Ferrell’s impersonation)....
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Nissan cuts profit forecast after 70 percent quarterly plunge
Nissan reported a 70 percent drop in quarterly profit on Tuesday and cut its full-year forecast to an 11-year low, hit by a strong yen and falling sales, and highlighting the turmoil at the Japanese automaker after the ouster of Carlos Ghosn. The latest weak showing from Nissan, which also slashed its interim dividend by...
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Mouse deer, thought to be extinct spotted for first time in 30 years
A species of mouse deer called the silver-backed chevrotain was thought to be lost to science after 30 years of no sightings, but a video camera in a Vietnam forest captured one as it foraged for food. From The Guardian: The pictures of the rabbit-sized animal, also known as the silver-backed chevrotain, are the first to be taken in the wild and come nearly 30 years after the last confirmed sighting. “We had no idea what to expect, so I was surprised and overjoyed when we checked the camera traps and saw photographs of a chevrotain with silver flanks,” said An Nguyen, a scientist and expedition team leader at Global Wildlife Conservation (GWC). Image: YouTube Read the rest
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American charged in hotel worker's death now deemed a "fugitive"
Scott Hapgood was a no-show at a scheduled court hearing on Monday
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Supreme Court grapples with Trump cancellation of DACA, impact on immigrant families
A divided Supreme Court on Tuesday grappled with the rationale behind President Trump's decision to end protections for 700,000 young immigrants and subsequent impact.
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What to watch for in the blockbuster Trump impeachment hearings
Mark Wilson/Getty Images The first public hearing in the impeachment inquiry is on Wednesday, with two of the most damaging witnesses against President Donald Trump expected to vividly detail his pressure campaign in Ukraine. The public will get a window into what House Democrats paint as an insidious campaign by the president and his men to strongarm an ally into delivering political dirt. The hearing will be overseen by the House Intelligence Committee, a historically bipartisan panel which has taken several steps to streamline the process and allow for as few theatrics as possible. Democrats have one motto going into it: keep it simple, stupid. Instead of laying out a list of charges against Trump, they plan to zero in on abuse of power. Republicans are expected to use the hearings to push a bogus conspiracy theory about Ukrainian election interference and suggest the impeachment inquiry itself is invalid because it was unfair to Trump. GOP reps will also accuse Democrats of misleading the public, throw the spotlight onto former Vice President Joe Biden's activities in Ukraine, and call for the whistleblower to be hauled in to testify. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When the House of Representatives officially begins open hearings in the impeachment inquiry this week, the public will have a firsthand window into what Democrats paint as an insidious campaign by the president and his men to strongarm an ally into delivering political dirt to help his reelection. At the heart of the inquiry are President Donald Trump's communications with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in which he repeatedly pressured Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, for corruption. Trump also asked Zelensky to look into a bogus conspiracy theory suggesting it was Ukraine, not Russia, that meddled in the 2016 US election and that it did so to benefit Hillary Clinton's campaign.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:John Bolton's lawyer dropped an intriguing hint that shows why he could be the most dangerous witness against TrumpThe public Trump impeachment hearings begin Wednesday. Here's who's testifying and how to watchEverything you need to know about Trump's impeachment process: What's happened, who the players are, and what comes nextSEE ALSO: John Bolton's lawyer dropped an intriguing hint that shows why he could be the most dangerous witness against Trump
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'Star Wars' and 'The Mandalorian' make Disney+ worth it
Disney+ has a ton of things to watch based on its vast library alone, but if you're interested in something that's actually original, your options are pretty slim. Just like Apple TV+, most of the new content on Disney+, like The World According to J...
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Homeless man hurls bucket of diarrhea at woman near Hollywood Walk of Fame
A homeless man dumped a bucket of “hot” diarrhea on a Los Angeles woman near the Hollywood Walk of Fame — an unprovoked attack that’s left her with PTSD,  she said this week. Heidi Van Tassel said she about to drive home from a Thai restaurant near the famed tourist trip in April when the...
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Facial recognition tools shared by 'Massive, secretive network of police departments'
At Medium's OneZero [@ozm], new reporting based on “thousands of pages of previously undisclosed emails” confirms “the existence of a massive, secretive network of police departments working together to share controversial facial recognition tools.” That's not good. And here's what's worse. "Officers on the listserv are encouraged to adopt a Fight Club-style directive that precludes group members from discussing the existence of the list publicly," writes Michael Hayes [@michaelhayes]. Excerpt: The emails, which date back to at least 2016, also indicate that these departments explicitly tried to keep this cross-department partnership secret from the public. These emails were shared with OneZero from a source who obtained the documents through an open records request. Many of these cross-department requests in Washington state were made through a previously undisclosed email listserv known as FITlist. FITlist — with FIT standing for “Fraud and Identity Theft” — includes officers from at least a dozen police departments, from large organizations like the Seattle police and Pierce County Sheriff’s Department to smaller ones like the Richland and Marysville police. Officers on the listserv are encouraged to adopt a Fight Club-style directive that precludes group members from discussing the existence of the list publicly. One document explicitly says: “Do not mention FITlist in your reports or search warrant affidavits.” Shankar Narayan, Director of the Technology and Liberty Project for ACLU of Washington, says that the use of a listserv to make backroom requests “with no opportunity for the public to know and to understand” what information is being shared is concerning. Read the rest
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Hong Kong universities become 'battlefields' as citywide violence spreads
Police in Hong Kong battled pro-democracy protesters at several university campuses in sometimes savage clashes, as parts of the city were paralyzed including Hong Kong's Central financial district that was tear-gassed for a second day running.
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A present for the planet? How to cut holiday waste
While the holiday season is a time of giving and thoughtfulness, it can also be a time of excess and waste. Americans throw away 25 percent more trash than usual between Thanksgiving and New Year’s — about a million extra tons of garbage each week, according to the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), a Washington,...
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The Dude's Pendleton sweater will keep me warm this winter
The Pendleton Westerly shawl collar sweater is super cool, but keeps me warm. All my winter stuff is in storage and I have no access too it. I expected to be out of storage before the winter came, but now I am cold and without my favorite sweaters: cable knit shawl collar sweaters ala Steve McQueen. Deal is, however, I have enough of them in multiple colors that I do not need duplicates when I am finally able to get all my stuff out of storage. Another sweater made famous by media that I love, and super comfortable too boot, is the Pendleton Westerly. This ultra-comfortable 3GG sweater immediately lets people know that you are a chill slacker who doesn't care much about anything, while also keeping you warm. Vintage models are available on ebay and etsy, but Pendleton has been making an exact-ish replica of the Dude's sweater for a few years now. Pendleton Original Westerly Sweater via Amazon Read the rest
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The Cavaliers are surprisingly fun under John Beilein
Cleveland is so much better than anyone expected. The Cavs were supposed to be terrible. Instead, they’re surprisingly competent. Nine games into the season, the Cleveland Cavaliers are very mediocre, and that’s outstanding. The Cavs were expected to be one of the worst teams in the NBA after winning 19 games last year and failing to sign impact free agents. Yet, Cleveland would be in the playoffs as the No. 7 seed in the Eastern Conference if they started today. The Cavs, at 4-5, have given the reins to their youngest pieces and overhauled their system with new head coach John Beilein. A few holdover veterans from the LeBron James era are still around and playing some of the best basketball of their career. Meanwhile, Cleveland’s recent picks in the NBA draft are starting to show signs of promise. Will the Cavaliers maintain this level of play? It doesn’t seem likely, but the glimmer of hope Cleveland has given its fans still counts for something. Cleveland has already beaten the Pacers and the Bulls, and knocked out Eastern Conference cellar dwellers in the Wizards and the Knicks. The Cavs have even fought hard in their losses: their point differential of -0.9 is also the seventh best in the 15-team conference. These Cavs aren’t the pit of misery from last season. They’re a fun team! What’s different about these Cavs as a whole? Let Fear the Sword writer Chris Manning explain The Cavs being as solid as they’ve been is frankly startling. I think the quality starts with John Beilein and the whole coaching staff he has around him. The offense flows better than it did last year, the team plays hard all the time and the defense isn’t hemorrhaging points anymore. Tristan Thompson is playing arguably the best basketball of his career, Kevin Love is playing at an All-Star level again and Collin Sexton is shining as a scorer while showing defensive improvement. Almost everyone who is playing is contributing in some way, which just wasn’t the case last year. Even Darius Garland and Kevin Porter Jr., two very raw rookies, are having their moments as they adjust to this league. Is all of this sustainable? Probably not, especially for the young guys. But this is a well-coached group that plays hard and has its key vets playing well. That means a lot. [Related: Why John Beilein’s jump to the Cavaliers rocked the basketball world] Collin Sexton is having a much improved sophomore season Sexton was the Cavs’ first draft pick in the post-LeBron era, selected at No. 8. There’s no understating just how disappointing his rookie year was. The Alabama product who was touted as a strong defender was porous on that end, and the scorer known for carrying his college team in a 3-on-5 game wasn’t finishing as well. This year, Sexton still isn’t good defensively, but he has the luxury of playing off the ball on the offensive end, and that’s helped. A year after he was point guard 100 percent of the time, that’s been reduced to 25 percent next to rookie guard Darius Garland, according to basketball reference. Sexton can do what he does best now: score. The 6’3 guard leads the team in points at 19 per game on an improved 44 percent from the field and 42 percent from deep on five tries per night. He leads the team in shot attempts, and he’s gotten smarter about where he takes them from. A year after 21 percent of his shots came from 16 feet to the three-point line (long-two range), he’s only taking seven percent of his shots from there. He’s getting to the free throw line four times per game, too. Sexton looks like a player. His 31-point night against the Knicks showed why. Tristan Thompson is playing at an All-Star level Thompson’s game has never screamed All-Star because he can’t handle the ball or shoot from distance, but he’s been incredibly valuable for this Cavs team. He’s averaging career-highs in scoring (16 per game), rebounding (11 per game), and assists (3 per game) while cleaning up the boards and finishing down low as well as ever. He’s taking a career-high 13 shots per game, and shooting 54 percent from the field. Thompson’s also grabbing five boards on the offensive end, his most ever, too. He’s been hard to stop in the post. Thompson is just 28 years old, enjoying the middle of his prime years, and that’s doing wonders for his young teammates. Garland, Sexton and Kevin Porter Jr. aren’t concerned with crashing the boards — they have a big man to do the dirty work and clean up their mistakes. So will this last? The Cavaliers have a funny mix of talent. Kevin Love is at the backend of his prime, Thompson is peaking, and everyone else is on the road to development. John Beilein, a first-time 66-year-old NBA coach out of Michigan, is as much a veteran as he is a rookie. He’s getting the most out of the talent they have. Overall, the Cavaliers are assessing their wide-ranging talent. The Cavs are likely to be trade deadline sellers. Now is probably the time to deal Love, and Thompson’s value may never be higher either. But if the team stays in tact through February, it’s reasonable to think Cleveland can exceed expectations and win around 35 or so games. That might be enough to hang around the playoff picture in the East. Regardless, Cleveland fans have to be pretty happy with what they’re seeing. The Cavs are coming along quicker than we thought.
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Owner of taco chain also meth lord, say cops
Adolfo “Flaco” Mitchell, 34, owns a chain of taco restaurants in coastal Georgia. He's also been indicted for drug trafficking and conspiracy. Police say Mitchell, who owns multiple Flacos House restaurants, was having methamphetamine shipped to him to distribute throughout the Savannah area. They say Mitchell was also directing others to transport methamphetamine to other states, including Virginia. Mitchell remains jailed Monday. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer. Read the rest
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The U.S. held over 69,000 migrant children in government custody in 2019
Government data reveals that in 2019, the U.S. held a record 69,550 migrant children in government custody, according to reporting from the Associated Press. That number is up 42 percent from 2018's fiscal year. United Nations researchers say this means the U.S. has the largest number of children separated from their parents, the AP says. Of the 69,550 children, 4,000 still remain in government custody, where more detained children and teens arrive weekly. Others have already been deported, while some have since reunited with family members in the U.S. SEE ALSO: Opening your home to refugees is one powerful way to resist Trump's immigration policy Read more...More about Social Good, Migration, Immigration, Immigrants, and Migrant Children
Ousted Evo Morales arrives in Mexico leaving power vacuum in Bolivia
Ex-president says army told him of $50,000 price on his headMorales thanks Mexico for ‘saving my life’Evo Morales, who resigned under pressure from police and army after a fiercely disputed election, has flown into exile in Mexico, leaving a confused power vacuum behind in Bolivia.Speaking at a hastily organized press conference on the tarmac Morales thanked Mexico for “saving my life” and repeated his accusation that his rivals had forced him out in a coup. Continue reading...
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Why Rahm Emanuel thinks Democrats keep learning all the wrong lessons from their wins
The 2018 midterms and the 2019 off-year elections were very, very good for Democrats.
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Fed's Harker says he opposed last rate cut, thinks rates should stay put
Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Patrick Harker said on Tuesday he did not support the Fed's last rate cut in October and that the central bank should keep policy steady.
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American suspected of ISIS connections trapped in no man's land between Turkish, Greek borders: reports
A U.S. citizen suspected of being a member of ISIS, is reportedly stuck in a heavily militarized no-man’s land between the borders of the country that kicked him out, Turkey, and the one that refuses to accept him, Greece, officials say. 
Philip Hammond joins board of Irish firm on salary of £125,000
Former chancellor becomes non-executive director of packaging firm Ardagh within week of stepping down as MPThe former chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond has found a job worth about £125,000 a year within a week of stepping down as an MP.He has become a non-executive director of Irish metal and glass packaging firm Ardagh, which is listed on the New York stock exchange. The firm said Hammond had joined its board and would serve on its audit committee, which oversees financial reporting and disclosure. Continue reading...
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Grandma wins $1.3 million lottery minutes after learning she beat cancer
Finding out she beat cancer was priceless.
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Trump Makes No Promises On China Trade Deal
President Trump says a mini trade agreement with China could happen "soon," but he offered no guarantees. In a speech to the Economic Club of New York, Trump downplayed the cost of his trade war.
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S&P 500, Nasdaq hold at record levels after Trump remarks
The S&P 500 and Nasdaq indexes remained at record levels on Tuesday spurred by gains in trade-sensitive technology stocks, after President Donald Trump reiterated that the United States was close to signing a "phase one" trade deal with China.
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How to divide numbers and cells in Microsoft Excel to make calculations and analyze data
Porrakij/Shutterstock You can divide in Excel using a few different methods.  It's easy to divide two numbers or cell values in Excel using the forward slash in a simple formula.  You can also divide a column of values by a constant, using the dollar sign to create an absolute reference in your spreadsheet.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. There are a few common techniques for performing division in Excel.  You can divide numbers directly in a single cell, or use a simple formula to divide the contents of two different cells. You can also set up a formula that divides a series of values by a constant. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Apple just revealed its AirPods Pro for $249, which feature noise cancellation. Here's everything that was wrong with the $159 pair of the wireless headphones.See Also:How to multiply cells and numbers in Microsoft Excel using 3 different methodsHow to wrap text in Microsoft Excel in 2 ways, to make sure that all of your data is visibleHow to freeze a row in Excel so it remains visible when you scroll, to better compare data on different parts of a spreadsheetSEE ALSO: The best Macbooks you can buy
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Boston Celtics star Enes Kanter: Turkey wants to punish me for caring about human rights –But I won't stop
I wholeheartedly believe that a country that mistreats its own population at home is also a threat to its neighbors and allies.
Announcing the winners of Sense About Science's 2019 Maddox Prize
The UK charity Sense About Science (previously) has announced the winners of its 2019 John Maddox Prize for Standing up for Science:forest fire expert Bambang Hero Saharjo and pharmacist Olivier Bernard. Saharjo, "the foremost expert on illegal and destructive forest and land fires in Indonesia," has faced threats, harassment, intimidation and lawsuits for his reporting on peatland forest fires, through which palm oil companies illegally clear land at a devastating environmental and public health cost. Bernard is a Quebecois pharmacist who campaigned against junk-science pushers who wanted the public health system to reimburse cancer patients who opted for expensive, ineffective high-dose vitamin C "therapy." Like Saharjo, Bernard faced retaliation in the form of attacks on his professional work, calls for his employer to sack him, death threats -- even attempts to get his wife's books boycotted. Bambang Hero Saharjo: “I still do not believe that I am receiving the prestigious John Maddox Prize. Only last year I was criminalised for presenting evidence and being forced to pay nearly rp.510 billion by the palm oil companies, who had been found guilty of preparing to plant palms by burning 1000 hectares of peatland. Finally the lawsuit was rejected and I am free. Using fire for land preparation is so destructive to the environment and it is destroying the health of local people. This is what the evidence shows. The prize will give me more power to say it and to fight the misrepresentation by companies who continue use of fire. Read the rest
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Amazon’s Sennheiser gaming headset deals save you as much as $131
You don't have to wait for Black Friday or Cyber Week to score cool savings on gaming headsets. We scoured Amazon and found deals on the Sennheiser Game One and GSP 600 models.
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Joe Girardi could poach Chili Davis out of Mets limbo
The Mets didn’t hire Joe Girardi as their new manager, and now he might be poaching their hitting coach in his new gig in Philadelphia. Chili Davis, a teammate of Girardi’s on the Yankees’ championship teams in 1998 and 1999, is one of three candidates being considered for the Phillies’ hitting coach position, the Philadelphia...
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Kentucky vs. Evansville: The nation’s top team won’t cover
The Kentucky Wildcats are coming off two impressive wins that saw them cover each game. On Monday, they were voted the No. 1 team in the nation in the AP Top 25, and next, they will meet an Evansville team that finished at the bottom of the Missouri Valley Conference last season. While it would...
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Why We're Scared of Cryptocurrencies, and How It Can be Fixed
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Coast Guard Seizes $10 Million In Black Market Marijuana Headed For U.S. Customers
The black market continues to thrive even as legalization spreads. Some believe only national legalization will solve the problem.
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All the best TV deals to expect on Black Friday 2019
  Business Insider Black Friday is a great time to shop for all sorts of electronics, from laptops and tablets to kitchen gadgets and large appliances.  But some of the best discounts you'll find will be on TVs, from brands like Samsung, Insignia, LG, and more.  Many popular sellers, including Best Buy, Target, and Walmart, will offer TV deals in stores on the big day. But if you don't want to face the crowds, you'll also be able to find some great deals online.  We've compiled a list of the best Black Friday TV deals we know about so far. Keep an eye on this page; we'll be adding new promotions as they drop.  To save more on Black Friday deals this year, visit Business Insider Coupons. Black Friday is right around the corner, and stores are already gearing up for major deals on all sorts of electronics. But some of the best tech deals you'll find will be on TVs, at all price points, from brands across the board. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:What deals to expect from Amazon's Cyber Monday 2019 saleBlack Friday is on November 29, 2019 — here's everything you need to know leading up to the biggest sales holiday of the year, including early dealsThe best online deals and sales happening now
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The Panic Attack Hack on Bojack Horseman Really Works
Bojack panic attack hack an actual tack! In the most recent episode of Bojack Horseman, Hollyhock (Aparna Nancherla) has a panic attack at a party. A guy named Peter talks her through it. “Look around the room and tell me what you see,” he says. Hollyhock names things—first the things giving her anxiety, then more and…Read more...
Scientist who takes on firms causing wildfires wins John Maddox prize
Bambang Hero Saharjo has received death threats for testifying against companiesA scientist who takes on the companies responsible for massive wildfires across Indonesia has won the prestigious John Maddox prize for standing up for science in the face of harassment, intimidation and lawsuits.Bambang Hero Saharjo, a fire forensics specialist at Bogor Agricultural University, gathers evidence for criminal trials against firms that are accused of using illegal slash-and-burn methods to clear peatland for cash crops such as palm oil, pulpwood and rubber trees. Continue reading...
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As a result of Trump, the suburbs are nearly gone for the GOP
The lesson learned from Pennsylvania, which went for Donald Trump in 2016, is the same as for the rest of the country, writes Charlie Dent. As a result of his election and performance in office, the suburbs are nearly completely gone for the Republican Party.
More Americans are looking for ‘alternative’ options for Thanksgiving dinner
Move over, turkey! More than a quarter of Americans are tired of traditional Thanksgiving food, according to new research. The poll of 2,000 Americans who celebrate Thanksgiving discovered that 26 percent would like to see alternative food options on the table this year. Celebrating an “alternative Thanksgiving” – breaking from the age-old meal traditions –...
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