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Fox News’s star names excuse the inexcusable after Trump's latest racist attack

Key figures at the network failed to condemn the ugly scenes on Wednesday – the latest example of the strangely needy Trump-Fox relationship

“Send her back! Send her back!” The chant from a largely white crowd at Donald Trump’s campaign rally on Wednesday, was aimed at a black refugee from Somalia who became a US congresswoman. And it caused politicians, media pundits and millions of American citizens to recoil in horror.

Related: 'Despicable': Democrats condemn Trump over rally's Ilhan Omar chant

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Listen to Episode 4 of ‘Big Apple Buckets’: Front Office Drama feat. Jamal Crawford
The Knicks are nothing short of a mess right now. On Episode 4 of the “Big Apple Buckets” podcast, Kazeem Famuyide was fired up about the Knicks’ blowout loss to the Cavaliers on Sunday. New York Post sports writer Zach Braziller drops by the studio to chat with Kaz about the 2-8 start to the...
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Remy Ma says assault case is a ‘waste of the taxpayers’ money’
The rapper added that her professional life is "fantastic" and that she is looking forward to celebrating her daughter’s first birthday.
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Bronx teen sues teacher who allegedly beat him over $4k weed deal gone bad
A Bronx teen who says his teacher beat him senseless and threatened to have his mom raped over a $4,000 pot deal gone bad is now suing the educator and his charter school. Nazur West, 19, claims he suffered lasting psychological issues after Kevin Pope, a former teacher at The John V. Lindsay Wildcat Charter...
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Big tech racing to replace smartphones with smart glasses
Big tech companies are racing for their next big business: getting you to set down your iPhone and pick up a pair of smart glasses. CNBC reported that Microsoft, Amazon, Google and Apple are some of the companies working on computers that we wear on our faces instead of the phone versions we cradle all...
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Taco shop owner in Georgia charged with trafficking meth
The owner of a Georgia chain of taco shops also served up large quantities of methamphetamine, authorities said. Adolfo “Flaco” Mitchell, who owns several Flacos Tacos restaurants in Chatham and Bryan counties, was charged last week with conspiring to have crystal meth shipped to him from across the country to distribute it  throughout the region,...
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American receives response from France to 9-year-old letter in bottle
A 19-year-old Massachusetts man received a response to a message in a bottle he tossed into the Atlantic Ocean a decade ago – from a letter-writer who lives all the way in France. Max Vrendenburgh, of Rockport, told CBS Boston that he remembers the exact moment he threw a wine bottle with a handwritten note...
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Cat with bulging googly eyes becomes an internet sensation
Potato has racked up an eye-popping 50,000 Instagram followers in less than two years.
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$30K Hermès bag ruined by spilled wine, country club blames waiter
Maryana Beyder filed a lawsuit against Alpine Country Club after a server spilled red wine on her pink Hermès handbag.
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Footage shows burglars who broke into billionaire Don Ghermezian’s mansion
Four hooded thieves are being sought in the burglary of a billionaire mall tycoon’s city mansion, cops said Tuesday. New footage was released by the NYPD late Monday night shows the burglars walking on the street in the high-end Bronx neighborhood. The thieves broke into the multi-million-dollar Riverdale mansion on Grosvenor Avenue through a rear...
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Mark Sanford suspends presidential bid
Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor and congressman who two months ago launched a longshot primary challenge to President Donald Trump, suspended his candidacy Tuesday.
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Supreme Court appears inclined to let Trump end DACA program
The justices heard nearly an hour and a half of oral arguments as hundreds of DACA supporters rallied outside.
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Rafael Nadal gets feisty with reporter over wife question: ‘Bulls–t’
A fiery Rafael Nadal wasn’t interested in being quizzed about his personal life after falling to Germany’s Alexander Zverev during the ATP World Tour Finals. Nadal, who married longtime love Mery “Xisca” Perelló last month, got feisty with a reporter, who asked if his personal affairs had gotten in the way of his game. “Tonight,...
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Netflix teases new Selena series starring 'The Walking Dead's' Christian Serratos
Netflix surprised Selena fans by showing Serratos starring as the late Tejano singer in one of her signature outfits.
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35 haunting photos of abandoned shopping malls that highlight the impact of the retail apocalypse over the past decade
Seph Lawless American malls are closing all over the US as the retail apocalypse continues.  A report from Credit Suisse in 2017 estimated that 20-25% of malls would shutter between 2017 and 2022, largely because of store closures. Retailers have announced more than 8,600 store closings in 2019 so far.  These haunting photos show how some malls have fallen into ruin after being forced to shutter.  Sign up for Business Insider's retail newsletter, The Drive-Thru, to get more stories like this in your inbox.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. American malls are dying out and, as the online retail industry grows, the future of brick-and-mortar establishments continues to hang in the balance. Retail complexes all over the US are being clobbered by store closures sweeping the country. In the past decade, online retailers like Amazon have flourished, while stores and shopping malls continue to close their doors or report a decrease in foot traffic. On multiple occasions, Amazon has bought up former shopping malls and converted them into their own fulfillment centers, adding another level of intrigue to the decline of in-store retail in favor of online retailers. At the start of the 2008 recession, 90 million square feet of retail space had closed. Then, retail closures steadily returned to the status quo in 2010. However, by 2016, the number of retail closures began increasing rapidly again, and as of August 2018, the U.S. hit a 10-year high in the amount of retail square footage officially closed down.  Retailers have announced more than 8,600 closings so far in 2019 and, according to a report done by Credit Suisse in 2017, between 20% to 25% of malls will close by 2022.  A national retail apocalypse has crippled US malls as anchor stores such as Macy's and Sears, which take up large retail spaces and drive foot traffic, have shuttered stores and left malls with enormous gaps to fill. For many malls, this is an impossible task.  Take a look at some of these haunting photos below that show how badly America's malls have been hit over the last decade.This is the Carousel Mall in San Bernardino, California, which closed in 2017. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters The mall had been hanging on by a thread after it lost its two main anchors, Montgomery Ward and JCPenney, several years earlier. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters Source: Business Insider San Bernardino is now considering 11 different offers for the redevelopment of the abandoned shopping center. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters Source: The San Bernardino Sun See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Chaotic photos show what it looks like when Alibaba sells $38 billion worth of merchandise on China’s biggest shopping holiday and breaks recordsNike, Old Navy, J.Crew, and others are launching sales to counter China's biggest shopping holiday of the yearWe went to Alibaba's 24-hour shopping extravaganza that is like nothing in America, featuring a Mariah Carey performance and an online-shopping-themed Cirque du Soleil act. Here's what it reveals about the future of retail.SEE ALSO: These haunting photos of the retail apocalypse reveal a new normal in America as Sears clings on after closing hundreds of stores
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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s winding journey to stardom with the Thunder
The 21-year-old guard has finally found a home in Oklahoma City. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander knew he had to leave home for his basketball dreams to become a reality. So at age 16, Gilgeous-Alexander left his native Ontario in search of a place that would increase his exposure to college coaches. He would settle in at Hamilton Heights Christian Academy in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and he convinced his cousin, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, to come with him. When Gilgeous-Alexander started at Hamilton as a junior, he only had one scholarship offer from lowly Binghamton. The rough outlines of the player he would one day become were there. He was always tall for a guard. He had the genes, too: his mother, Charmaine Gilgeous, competed in the 400-meters at the 1992 Olympics for Antigua and Barbuda. As Gilgeous-Alexander started to learn how to harness his gifts, his rapid ascent up the basketball world would begin. Florida coach Mike White, who had recently accepted the job after Billy Donovan left for the Oklahoma City Thunder, offered a scholarship months after Gilgeous-Alexander moved to America. Desperate for a high-major offer, Gilgeous-Alexander accepted, but he still wanted something more. Kentucky was always his dream school. John Calipari had coached a number of Canadian-born players, most recently Trey Lyles and Jamal Murray. Meanwhile, Gilgeous-Alexander’s stock continued to rise after breakout performances on Nike’s EYBL circuit with the Arkansas Wings and then with Canada in the U18 FIBA Americas tournament. When he decommitted from Florida, Gilgeous-Alexander reached out to Kentucky before it could reach out to him. An offer came quickly, and Gilgeous-Alexander didn’t hesitate to accept. At the time, he was ranked as the No. 43 overall recruit in the class of 2017, an impressive ranking almost anywhere other than Kentucky, a program where even McDonald’s All-Americans transfer out after getting recruited over. It didn’t deter Gilgeous-Alexander as he entered the program as the lowest-ranked member in a seven-man class. He came off the bench in 13 of his first 15 games at Kentucky, but Calipari could only relegate him to sixth man for so long. He entered the starting lineup in January and almost immediately became the team’s best player, leading the Wildcats to an SEC tournament championship, where he would be named MVP. When Kentucky flamed out in the NCAA tournament, Gilgeous-Alexander made the leap to the NBA. He shot up draft boards by measuring as the biggest guard in his class, now standing 6’6 with a close to 7-foot wingspan. The Charlotte Hornets selected him with the No. 11 pick, but then immediately traded him to the Clippers. He would start 73 games as a rookie for a playoff team, only to be traded again, this time to the Oklahoma City Thunder as part of a massive package for Paul George. Gilgeous-Alexander’s journey has taken him from Canada to Tennessee, Kentucky to Los Angeles, and now Oklahoma City. He has had to prove himself at every step, willing opportunity into existence for teams that never initially handed it to him. For once, he has a team that wants to hand him the keys. In the midst of a star turn in second season, the Thunder must be wondering what took everyone else so long. Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports Gilgeous-Alexander’s year in Los Angeles was a trial by fire in the best way possible. He took over a starting job in the tenth game of the season and never turned back, earning key minutes in high leverage situations for a team that won 48 games and gave the Warriors a tough first round series in the playoffs. He was a complimentary player in Los Angeles in every sense, finishing ninth on the team in usage rate, seven in minutes, and sixth in scoring. The Thunder didn’t need a complementary player. They needed a cornerstone. The question was whether Gilgeous-Alexander’s offense could scale up in a bigger role with more responsibility. Through the start of this season, he’s providing a definitive answer that he can do exactly that. Gilgeous-Alexander has gone from averaging 10.8 points as a rookie to 21 per-game for the Thunder in his second season. He’s done it by significantly raising his usage rate while improving his shooting efficiency and lowering his turnover rate. He’s taking the things he was already good at and getting even better at them. He’s fine-tuning his weaknesses, too. This suddenly looks like one of the most well-rounded guards in the league, all at age-21. Gilgeous-Alexander doesn’t have an especially quick first step. He’s not going to dunk on you around the rim. Yet, he has already become one of the league’s most dangerous drivers. At the moment, he’s sixth in the NBA in drives per game and seventh in points off drives. He’s hitting 65 percent of his shots at the rim, a remarkable number for a guard. He does it by attacking in off-beat rhythms that defenders aren’t accustomed to. He’s also strong and flexible, able to get low to the ground with his dribble to gain leverage on opposing defenders. With an advanced understanding of where his spots are and how to get to them, Gilgeous-Alexander never lets anyone else dictate the tempo. His careening drives to the rim happen at his own pace. SGA too smooth with it #ThunderUp pic.twitter.com/40i5hIprfM— NBA TV (@NBATV) November 6, 2019 Gilgeous-Alexander has also worked tirelessly to improve as an outside shooter. He’s always had a high but slow release that isn’t ideal to be a threat on pull-up jumpers. There’s no denying his touch, though. After being tentative shooter at Kentucky and with the Clippers, he’s on his way to becoming a knockdown shooter in the right situations. He’s hitting 41 percent of his threes so far this season on 4.4 attempts per game. It part of a larger reworking of his shot profile that has been overhauled since arriving in Oklahoma City. As a rookie, 33 percent of his attempts were long twos, classified as coming from 10-feet to just before the three-point arc. This year, he’s only taking 13 percent of his shots in the same areas. The difference is in his three-point rate, which has jumped from 19 percent to 30 percent. This is how a young player turns potential into production and how a second year leap goes from a wish to reality. Gilgeous-Alexander has waited his entire life to be given the reigns of an offense. The Thunder are being richly rewarded for it. Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports It’s impossible to imagine what the next contender in Oklahoma City looks like. Out of the death of the Russell Westbrook era and the failed experiment to salvage it with Paul George and Carmelo Anthony, the Thunder are now ready to build from the ground up. GIilgeous-Alexander is going to be at the center of whatever they construct. GM Sam Presti is armed with eight first round picks over the next six years that aren’t his team’s own, in addition to a number of pick swaps. He also has a roster full of intriguing assets, from Chris Paul to Steven Adams to Danilo Gallinari. The Thunder are feisty, but this season already feels like a prologue of a bigger story. Gilgeous-Alexander might be the star of it. His skill set also makes him uniquely equipped for co-headliner status as the type of player who brings so many valuable skills to the table while taking nothing off of it. After a lifetime on the go, Gilgeous-Alexander has finally found a place he can call home. With the type of stability and opportunity he’s never had until now, the extraordinary year-over-year improvement that has defined his life in basketball has a new launching point. Don’t doubt how high he can climb from here.
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20 creative and thoughtful host gifts that go beyond the classic fruit basket
Amazon Host gifts are never really necessary, but they are a nice way to show your appreciation that someone invited you over, be it for holidays or casual hangouts.  Below are 20 thoughtful host gifts you can give on almost any occasion, from a useful cookbook to a beautiful candle. Check out all of our holiday gift guides for 2019. A friend or family member has invited you over to spend time in their home. A dinner, a weekend stay, a holiday — maybe even just for a cup of coffee on the porch. Regardless of the occasion, it's a nice gesture to bring a small token of appreciation.  At a bare minimum, a host gift is a small but generous way to say "Thank you for having me." At its full potential, it's a way to make someone feel valued and recognized for all the time and effort they've spent to give you a welcoming and warm place to be. These host gifts are ones they'll remember and enjoy even after the party is over — once they're over the stress of holiday or dinner-party cleanup (for which your voluntary help is probably the best host gift of all). Most of these items are available with expedited shipping, and some should arrive within a few days' time, so don't stress too hard if you're last-minute shopping for an invite you just received. This list includes a Sponsored Product that has been suggested by Naked Wines; it also meets our editorial criteria in terms of quality and value.*A trio of chai tea that made it onto Oprah's Favorite Things list Amazon Vahdam Chai Tea Trio, available on Amazon, $34.99 This tea trio made Oprah's Favorite Things list for 2019 for the second year in a row, so if it's good enough for her, it's good enough for your host. We've actually tried some of Vahdam's teas and were particularly impressed by its beautiful packaging. A wine tote and a nice bottle to go with it Amazon Wine Tote Carrier Bag, available on Amazon, $9.99 Wine is a classic host gift, but sometimes it doesn't quite feel like enough. Wrap a bottle in one of these neoprene totes and you've got a complete gift for your party host. And if you're looking for an easy way to order wine online for an upcoming party or the holidays, we've got you covered with this list.   A bottle of wine from an independent winemaker Naked Wines Gift a bottle of wine from Naked Wines, starting at $9.65 Remember the wine tote we just mentioned? We recommend filling it with a bottle from Naked Wines. Every winemaker on the platform has been "funded" by "Angel" customers, meaning you feel like you have a more direct stake in the wine you gift — and they're all affordable and high-quality.  *Sponsored by Naked Wines  See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:25 hidden gems on Amazon that make thoughtful and personal gifts for anyone on your list6 places to order personalized photo gifts for the holidays5 women tried Outdoor Voices' TechSweat leggings — we unanimously agreed that they're some of the best we've ever wornSEE ALSO: 32 kitchen gifts from Williams Sonoma for the cook and foodie in your life
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A State Department official followed Trump’s lead and created a fake Time magazine cover touting her accomplishments
Department of State State Department official Mina Chang falsely claimed she had obtained a Harvard degree, drastically exaggerated parts of her resumé, and even created a fake Time magazine cover with her face on it. An NBC News investigation revealed that Chang presented the fake cover at her job interview for the State Department position, and even discussed it in a 2017 video interview. A Time spokesperson confirmed the cover was a fake, and an eagle-eyed Twitter user noticed the barcode was simply the numbers 1-10 written backward and then forwards.  President Donald Trump himself famously created multiple fake Time magazine covers with his face on it, and even hung them in his properties and golf clubs throughout the United States for years. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. State Department official Mina Chang falsely claimed she had obtained a Harvard degree, drastically exaggerated parts of her resumé, and even created a fake Time magazine cover with her face on it, an NBC News investigation revealed.  Chang, who currently serves as deputy secretary for the State Department's Bureau of Conflict and Stability Operations, joined the Trump administration in April. 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:The EPA is reportedly planning to restrict the science experts can use to draw up rules to protect public healthThe life of Donald Trump Jr., who once lived out of a truck, didn't speak to his father for a year, and is making waves on a book tour with his girlfriendNewly released excerpts from 'A Warning' written by an anonymous White House official paint a wild picture of the Trump presidency
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World's energy watchdog is undermining climate change battle, critics say
A short walk from the Eiffel Tower, Fatih Birol oversees the world’s energy watchdog, whose analyses of fuel demand have long been viewed as the gold standard by government officials, energy executives and investors.
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David Levy shockingly out as Nets CEO after 55 days
David Levy didn’t even last two months as CEO of the Nets under new owner Joe Tsai. The former TV executive for Turner Sports was hired as Brett Yormark’s replacement in mid-September, but 55 days later, the Brooklyn team announced Tuesday they have “mutually agreed to part ways” with Levy. Oliver Weisberg, the CEO of...
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I went to a convention for politics nerds and it filled me with dread, loathing, and existential terror
Courtesy of Abigail Bobo Photography A recent convention in Nashville revealed the crass spectacle that American politics has become. Known as Politicon, the gathering drew political celebrities like Donna Brazile, Ann Coulter, Charlie Kirk, and Sean Hannity. While the convention marketed itself as an apolitical affair, its displays and events all heightened the sense of politics-as-competitive sport. With its superficial gloss and hollow core, Politicon exposed a dangerous emptiness that haunts much of our political culture. When Al Franken took the stage on a recent Saturday morning at Nashville's Music City Center, he wore a crumpled suit without a tie. The top button of his shirt was undone. He looked out to a large, half-empty hall. Franken began with a joke about the out-of-touchness of conservative New York Times opinion columnist David Brooks. It was an observation that might amuse a niche group of Twitter users and news junkies. Then he recounted a series of anecdotes from his nine years as a senator. Then came his impressions of his former colleagues Chuck Grassley and Mitch McConnell. Eventually, he started promoting his podcast. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Taylor Swift is the world's highest-paid celebrity. Here's how she makes and spends her $360 million.See Also:5 design trends celebrities love that interior designers hateMartha Stewart shares the family favorites she serves during the holidays, including adding cream cheese to her mashed potatoesThe life of Donald Trump Jr., who once lived out of a truck, didn't speak to his father for a year, and is making waves on a book tour with his girlfriend
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Mulvaney says he won’t sue over impeachment probe subpoena
White House acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney on Tuesday reversed course in his plans to file a lawsuit challenging a subpoena for his testimony in the impeachment probe into President Trump. “After further consideration, Mr. Mulvaney does not intend to pursue litigation regarding the deposition subpoena issued to him by the US House of...
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YouTuber Tana Mongeau is being called out for what appears to be one of her most extreme photo editing transformations yet
Photo by Todd Williamson/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images Tana Mongeau has online observers riled up by her use of photo editing after she posted a Getty Images photo taken of her at the People's Choice Awards on Instagram. Editing sleuths on Reddit's popular "r/Instagramreality" subreddit compared Mongeau's edited post to the original, and the difference in the two close-up shots of her face is drastic. Mongeau is very open about editing her photos, especially by using the app FaceTune. She commonly jokes about how she FaceTunes herself and even encourages her fans to FaceTune her.  Some observers questioned whether Mongeau, who was nominated for People's Choice Award's "Social star of 2019," went too far with the extreme use of editing this time. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. YouTuber Tana Mongeau was one of the nominees for "Social star of 2019," at the People's Choice Awards on Sunday, and she walked the red carpet in a unique, glitzy red gown that attached to her earring.  Mongeau posted a Getty Images photo of herself taken at the event on Instagram the next day, but online sleuths on Reddit's popular "r/Instagramreality" subreddit quickly realized she had done some serious photo editing.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Here's how to escape a flooding vehicleSee Also:Top 'Fortnite' team FaZe Clan believes a 'fair compromise' can be reached with Epic Games to allow teen banned for life to play againKSI won against Logan Paul in the YouTuber boxing match, but Jake Paul says the victory wasn't fair and that he'll 'avenge' his brotherOne of YouTube's biggest ASMR stars explains 'brain tingles' and why she still lies about her job
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Did Han or Greedo shoot first? New Disney+ edit of Star Wars makes it less clear
The most controversial scene in the Star Wars Special Edition has gotten yet another revision on Disney+, making the showdown between Han Solo and Greedo more ambiguous.
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A shopping app that's popular among teens has started attracting people who send creepy, harassing messages, and the company hasn't figured out how to stop it
Depop Teenagers who use the app Depop to buy and sell clothes are dealing with a flood of inappropriate messages on a daily basis. A new report from Business of Fashion and an Instagram account called "Depop Drama" both document the "dark side" of the clothing resale app, where anonymous users badger sellers with requests for nude pictures. The issue is hardly unique to Depop, but the 219-employee startup is having difficulty curbing the inappropriate messages, according to BoF. Depop has said it's working on a new tool to "detect abuse and harassment faster." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. No corner of the internet is safe from creeps — even a site where young people gather to buy and sell used clothes. Sellers on the peer-to-peer commerce app Depop have to deal with a deluge of inappropriate messages from anonymous accounts who seemingly use the app solely to harass people, according to a new report from Business of Fashion's Chavie Lieber.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Apple just released iOS 13.2 with 60 new emoji and emoji variations. Here's how everyday people submit their own emoji.See Also:Facebook users are noticing a bug that lets the app access their iPhone's camera while they're scrolling through their newsfeedApple just removed an iPhone app that made it easy for people to stalk the activity of their friends and partners on InstagramA pilot and Instagram influencer with nearly half a million followers reveals 7 secrets most people don't know about the jobSEE ALSO: Is your Airbnb host spying on you with a hidden camera? Use this simple trick to find out.
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Facebook bug secretly turns on iPhone camera
Another day, another potential privacy issue for Facebook. iPhone users are reporting a significant new bug in Facebook’s iOS app that turns the camera on without their permission. Found a @facebook #security & #privacy issue. When the app is open it actively uses the camera. I found a bug in the app that lets you see the camera open behind your feed. Note that I had the camera pointed at the carpetpic.twitter.com/B8b9oE1nbl — Joshua Maddux (@JoshuaMaddux) November 10, 2019 The bug went viral after Facebook user Joshua Maddox reported the issue, complete with video proof, on Twitter early Sunday morning. However, an earlier report of the bug goes back even further with a Nov. 2 tweet from Twitter user @neo_qa. Read more...More about Facebook, Iphone, App, Camera, and Bug
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Trump says U.S. close to signing 'phase one' trade deal with China
President Donald Trump on Tuesday said the United States is close to signing a "phase one" trade deal with China, adding in a speech to the Economic Club of New York he will only accept a deal if it is good for his country and U.S. workers.
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Mark Sanford Ends His Primary Challenge Against President Trump
The former South Carolina governor and congressman said that "impeachment has made my goal of making the debt, deficit and spending issue a part of this presidential debate impossible right now."
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Bloomberg files paperwork in Arkansas to get on the primary ballot
Bloomberg has also filed to get on the primary ballot in Alabama, but has not filed in any early primary states
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McDonald's worker says a manager pinned her against a wall in a freezer and assaulted her as part of $5 million class-action lawsuit
McDonald's workers and labor groups on Tuesday filed a class-action lawsuit seeking at least $5 million in damages over claims that the company has failed to address a "systemic problem" of harassment.  The named plaintiff in the suit, 32-year-old former McDonald's worker Jenna Ries, claimed that a manager harassed her by placing his penis in her hand and pinning her against a wall in a restaurant freezer.  According to the suit, the manager targeted young workers, earning him the nickname "minor violator," and he groped, hit, and "humped," multiple female employees.  In response to the lawsuit, McDonald's said, "There is a deeply important conversation around safe and respectful workplaces in communities throughout the U.S. and around the world, and McDonald's is demonstrating its continued commitment to this issue through the implementation of Safe and Respectful Workplace Training in 100% of our corporate-owned restaurants." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. McDonald's workers and labor groups are suing the fast-food chain over claims of rampant sexual harassment in its restaurants.  The American Civil Liberties Union and Michigan McDonald's workers on Tuesday filed a class-action lawsuit seeking at least $5 million in damages over claims that McDonald's has failed to address a "systemic problem" of harassment.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: These melons can sell for as much as $22,500 each in JapanSee Also:Nike, Under Armour, McDonald's, and Gap have all announced CEO departures. Here's the next generation of CEOs tasked with saving the retail industry.Plummeting participation in youth football is a huge opportunity for fall baseball leagues across the US, according to the CEO of Dick'sThe Drive-Thru: McDonald's CEO shakeup, 'chaos' at Jet, and a Wegmans food court reviewSEE ALSO: McDonald's franchisees call leadership 'a privilege' and a respectful workplace a 'societal expectation' in leaked internal memo after CEO was fired for relationship with employee
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Revealed: Tory councillors posted Islamophobic content on social media
Exclusive: dossier on 25 current and former councillors adds to pressure on Boris Johnson to launch independent inquiryTwenty-five sitting and former Conservative councillors have been exposed for posting Islamophobic and racist material on social media, according to a dossier obtained by the Guardian that intensifies the row over anti-Muslim sentiment in the party.The disclosure that 15 current and 10 former Tory councillors have posted, shared or endorsed Islamophobic or other racist content on Facebook or Twitter will increase pressure on Boris Johnson after he backtracked on a pledge to hold an independent inquiry into the issue. Continue reading...
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Schiff sets stage for impeachment hearings, warns GOP about going after Bidens
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff set the stage for the first public hearings as part of the impeachment inquiry by vowing to keep questions at Wednesday's lead-off session focused on the Ukraine controversy -- in an implicit shot at Republican members who have signaled an interest in turning the tables on Democrats as they defend President Trump. 
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The world's largest brewer, which produces Corona and Budweiser, is about to get even bigger. Meet AB InBev's famously private CEO, who has only one hobby and doesn't like company perks.
JASPER JACOBS/AFP/Getty Images Carlos Brito is the CEO of the brewery group Anheuser-Busch InBev, which produces popular beers like Budweiser, Bud Light, Corona, and Stella Artois. AB InBev announced Tuesday that it is acquiring Kona Brewing Co. parent Craft Brew Alliance, according to the Wall Street Journal. Brito convinced former Brazil tennis star Jorge Paulo Lemann to fund his time at Stanford, according to the Financial Times. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The world's largest brewer is about to get even bigger. The brewery titan Anheuser-Busch InBev is said to be acquiring Craft Brew Alliance, according to the Wall Street Journal. The deal will add Kona Brewing Co., Omission Brewing Co., Redhook Brewery and Cisco Brewers., into AB InBev's already extensive portfolio of beers. Despite the ubiquity of the company, AB InBev's Brazilian-born CEO is known to be extremely private. Keep reading to take a look into the life of Carlos Brito.Carlos Alves De Brito, 59, was born in Brazil. He has said he uses his heritage to guide his business decisions. Shutterstock Brito has cited Brazil's business culture as a reason for AB InBev's success, according to the BBC. The Brazil-based InBev leadership team was known for its tendency to implement sharp cost-cutting measures without hesitation, the BBC reported. According to the Financial Times, Brito showed up at Anheuser-Busch's St. Louis headquarters to start making changes just 24 hours after its acquisition by InBev was announced. Brito now lives in New York, according to Fortune. Brito has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Steve Castillo/Wikimedia Commons Brito earned a bachelor's degree from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, according to Bloomberg. Before getting his master's at Stanford, he was an executive at Shell. Brito persuaded the former Brazil tennis star Jorge Paulo Lemann to fund his time at Stanford, according to the Financial Times. He has since returned to Stanford to speak with MBA students, NBC News reported. Brito is a private person. Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for CAMFED The AB InBev leader rarely gives interviews, and not much is known about his personal life. NBC News reported that the company even declined to confirm that Brito was married and had four children, saying "We don't give details on his private life." See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Meet Amancio Ortega, the fiercely private Zara founder who's worth $68.5 billion and owns properties in Madrid, London, and New York CityTake a look inside the gala Marc Benioff hosted for USC, where the Red Hot Chili Peppers performed, James Corden emceed, and billionaires dined with Ashton KutcherThe 7 biggest yacht debuts at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat ShowSEE ALSO: What George Soros' life is really like: How the former hedge-fund manager built his $8.3 billion fortune, purchased a sprawling network of New York homes, and became the topic of international conspiracy theories DON'T MISS: French billionaires have made more money this year than their ultrawealthy counterparts in any other country — and they partially have China to thank
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All 30 seasons of The Simpsonsare available for fans to stream on Disney+ starting today, but there’s one glaring problem: the aspect ratio is off. Every episode of The Simpsons is currently streaming in a 16:9 ratio, meaning it looks stretched and shots are cropped to fit a widescreen format. There isn’t an option to change the aspect ratio, either. This ultimately means there’s a plethora of gags from the first 20 Simpsons seasons that don’t land because the cropping prevents the joke from being fulfilled. The Simpsons originally aired on Fox in 1989, and it was broadcast in a 4:3 aspect ratio. The show relies heavily on visual gags — an aspect of joke-telling that wouldn’t become an issue until near the end of 2009, about a third of the way through The Simpsons’ 20th season — when the show’s aspect ratio switched from 4:3 to 16:9. This has long been an issue that Simpsons fans have contended with, some even making memes about the situation. Things seemed likely to improve in 2015, though, when Fox’s FXX network announced that early Simpsons episodes would be available to stream in a 4:3 ratio on the Simpsons World app. All the classic Simpsons episodes on Disney+ are in cropped widescreen format -- this means you miss out on tons of great visual jokes, like how Duff, Duff Lite and Duff Dry all come from the same tube. pic.twitter.com/cTy9adulFl— Tristan Cooper (@TristanACooper) November 12, 2019 Fans and critics hailed FXX for giving subscribers more technological freedom. Many assumed the same setup would apply to Disney+ following the company’s announcement that all 30 seasons would live exclusively on Disney’s streaming service. That’s not the case. Twitter is full of complaints about Disney not offering an option to stream the episodes in 4:3, with some calling it a step down from FXX and Simpsons World. Even Simpsons writer Bill Oakley tweeted his disappointment with the setup. Disney hasn’t suggested via social media if changes are coming to the platform to address subscribers’ concerns. The Verge has reached out to Disney for comment and will update when more information becomes available.
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What if Freddie Kitchens had a terrible celebrity chef doppelganger?
HOST: Hi, I’m Zack Bertman, and welcome back to The Inner Monologue of a Chef: But Now It’s Outer!, Netflix’s top-ranked fourth-tier chef vanity show. We’re taking you all over the world to some of the hottest, fanciest, and most innovative restaurants, and finding out what makes the people behind them tick! [busy and frankly unappetizing montage of the host and his friends eating a variety of foods] HOST: Today, we’re visiting a long-running restaurant that has fallen on some hard times, but hopes to revitalize itself under an up-and-comer who’s manning a kitchen as head chef for the very first time. [exterior shot of a restaurant] HOST: This is Le Fourrière, once a beloved institution in Cleveland. The classic French restaurant was once the place to go in town if you were celebrating something big — birthdays, anniversaries, promotions, pre-merger NFL championships. [black-and-white photo of Frank Sinatra being restrained by tuxedo-clad bouncers from punching local celebrity “Big Chuck” Schodowski] HOST: Changing tastes and poor management plagued the restaurant for years, however, and it closed for several years before a new restaurant group tried to revive the flagging brand — without much success. [color photo of Drew Carey not appearing to enjoy a meal in 2001] HOST: It looked like Le Fourrière might go the way of the automat or the Arch Deluxe, but last year the ownership decided to shake things up, promoting a line cook all the way to head chef. He brought a brash new energy to the staid institution, shaking up the menu and casting off the once-stodgy atmosphere. That man? Our guest today: the one, the only — Frédéric Footballfields. FRÉDÉRIC: Hello. HOST: Freddie, you gotta tell me. This was a big jump. Most big restaurants like this, they have a real hierarchy, a way of doing things in a certain order. If a head chef leaves or gets fired, usually there’s a favored sous chef ready to step in, or they’ll hire someone with experience running a kitchen. It’s almost unheard of for someone to jump from the line straight to the toque, but you did it. How? FRÉDÉRIC: The owners, you see, they are easy to persuade. The man who owns this restaurant? He sells counterfeit T-shirts to discount stores. He is a businessman, but he is not a food man. Last year, our head chef, well, he had a very bad time. First, he had an entire night, he served no food. Just forgot. He swore it would never happen again, but it happened again. Then he fell in a lake. HOST: That’s rad. FRÉDÉRIC: So the owners, they do not like the sous chef. He is not a pleasant man. He would pay waiters cash bonuses for spitting in critics’ food. I tell them, I will run your restaurant, and we will get four Michelin stars. HOST: To be clear, no restaurant in the world has more than three. The scale only goes up to three. FRÉDÉRIC: The T-shirt man does not know this, and he respects bold ideas. HOST: So you took over, and suddenly business was booming. It was the talk of the town. Sold out for weeks. Suddenly the local press is saying you’re an innovator that’s going to bring this old gray mare into the 21st Century. What were some of your big ideas? FRÉDÉRIC: You know Taco Tuesday, the idea? HOST: Oh yeah. Rad stuff. FRÉDÉRIC: I put on Taco Threesday. I served tacos, but three different ways. HOST: Wow. Wow. FRÉDÉRIC: Hard shell, soft shell, and something I call “in-between shell”. HOST: That’s wild. Wild stuff, man. Reminds me of a meal I had inside an abandoned factory in Berlin, and — [an explosion is heard from inside the kitchen] HOST: Do you need to check on that? FRÉDÉRIC: On what? HOST: [mildly concerned, but continuing] OK, so you get through the holiday rush season last year, everyone’s talking about Le Fourrière again, and suddenly expectations are high. Ownership opens their wallet, and loads you up with talent. Top sous chefs, a world-class pastry chef, a sommelier from France, even one of New York’s top sushi chefs! How did you incorporate his sushi into your menu? FRÉDÉRIC: We do not have sushi on our menu. HOST: So, what are you doing with — OK, nevermind, nevermind. [another apparent explosion is heard from within the kitchen] HOST: Are things going according to plan for you this season? FRÉDÉRIC: There have been some growing pains. SOUS-CHEF [chef’s whites blackened by soot]: I’m sorry to interrupt, Chef, but the salmon dish you planned for tonight keeps exploding. I think it might be all the gunpowder causing the problem. I think maybe we should try a different — FRÉDÉRIC: [with unearned confidence]Add a quarter-cup more gunpowder. SOUS-CHEF: I just don’t think that — FRÉDÉRIC: If it does not work, blame me. SOUS-CHEF: I want to be very clear, everyone blames you for everything. That is not in dispute. FRÉDÉRIC: [thoughtfully]Make it a half-cup. SOUS-CHEF: [sighs, returns to kitchen] HOST: I understand you’ve had some struggles. FRÉDÉRIC: It takes time to implement a plan. HOST: There was the night you gave everyone in the restaurant food poisoning. Even a few people just passing by on the street got it. Didn’t even eat the food. Didn’t know that was possible. FRÉDÉRIC: That’s on me, and I’ll take the blame for that. HOST: All of your kitchen appliances were stolen. FRÉDÉRIC: I have started locking the door every night after this. It’s a lesson learned, and we’re growing as a staff. HOST: Several diners have gone missing while eating at your restaurant. FRÉDÉRIC: Everyone’s experience is going to be their own, and we’re just going to have to keep doing things according to our plan. The results will come. HOST: You attempted to officially challenge a magazine’s review. FRÉDÉRIC: I thought that was the rule. SOUS-CHEF: [arrives at the table with plate of food] The chef’s specialty; Salmon ala trinitrotoluene. HOST: Wow. This looks dynamite. SOUS-CHEF: [pleading with his eyes for the host not to try it] It literally is. HOST: [ignoring him] Now, Fred, I have to ask — you’ve got a very unusual family name, that’s not one you hear much. Did you ever consider going into football coaching? Maybe there’s something to nominative determinism, perhaps your bombastic style would be more suited to the sideline than the prep line. [both glance over at a television, where the Cleveland Browns are currently attempting to “go for four,” and the referees don’t seem to know what to penalize them for] FRÉDÉRIC: No, of course not. Imagine a man of my kitchen talent on a football field. It would be a disaster. HOST: Well, I’m sure glad you — [takes bite] [explodes] VOICEOVER: Shortly after this episode aired, management of Le Fourrière removed Frédéric Footballfields from his position, citing “a culture of winning,” and also numerous health-code violations. The restaurant has been rebranded as a Perkins.
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