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The US is being hit by a frigid, early cold snap that has killed at least 6 people and could break 100 temperature records
The US is the grip of an unusually early cold snap, which has killed at least six people. The frigid weather spans the Midwest, east coast, and south of the US, where the National Weather Service said it already feels "like the middle of winter." It said that "more than a hundred locations [are] expected to tie or set new low temperature records." At least six people have been killed, all from road collisions related to the cold temperatures. One victim, in Kansas, was an eight-year-old girl. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The Midwest, East Coast and South of the US is facing a frigid, early cold snap that has killed at least six people and could break more than 100 temperature records. The National Weather Service warned Wednesday morning that "an early blast of cold arctic air will consume much of the eastern two-thirds of the U.S. over the next few days, making it feel like the middle of winter."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:15 photos that show the rising floods in Venice, as the city’s high-water season kicks offTop 'Fortnite' team FaZe Clan believes a 'fair compromise' can be reached with Epic Games to allow teen banned for life to play again8 dogs who were military heroes, from Stubby, a WWII Army mascot, to Conan, who helped take down Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry could take baby Archie to the US for his first Christmas with the duchess' mother
Toby Melville/ Getty Images, Gareth Fuller/Pool/AFP/Getty Images Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are could spend their first Christmas with baby Archie in the US.  Insider previously reported that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are planning to have Thanksgiving abroad as part of a six-week sabbatical. However, a senior palace source told The Mirror that the family has not decided whether they will return home to the UK or spend the entire holiday season in the US. Markle's mother, Doria Ragland, currently resides in LA, so it's highly likely this would be their city of choice for the break. Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams told Insider that should the family decide to remain in the US, this could portray the message that "they are seeking a separate identity" outside of the royal family. Although the royal family typically spend Christmas at Sandringham with the Queen, it's not uncommon for some royals to go elsewhere.  For instance, Prince William and Kate Middleton reportedly alternate between Sandringham and the duchess' family. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex could be swapping out the Queen's Sandringham estate for Los Angeles this holiday season. Insider previously reported that the couple are planning to take Archie on his first trip to the US for Thanksgiving.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A 45-year-long study discovered trends in successful hyper-intelligent childrenSee Also:Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton wore elegant evening dresses for a rare joint appearance in LondonPrince Harry just came face to face with his brother Prince William for the first time since admitting there's a rift between themA former royal bodyguard shared the challenges that come with protecting the royal family
Business Insider
One of the world’s “most wanted” mammals has been rediscovered
No sightings of the silver-backed chevrotain for most of the last century.
Ars Technica
Brandenberg premier: Any support for Tesla will be in accordance with EU rules
The premier of the Brandenburg state that surrounds Berlin said on Wednesday any support for U.S. electric vehicle pioneer Tesla - which has said it will build its first European factory near Berlin - would be in accordance with EU rules.
REUTERS
General election: McDonnell says 95% of taxpayers won't face income tax or NI increases under Labour – live news
The prime minister will deliver the first big set-piece speech of the campaign as Labour pledges £26bn extra per year for NHSSign up to the Guardian’s morning briefingThe leave-voting seat where the library matters as much as BrexitLabour vows £26bn rescue plan for NHSFarage working in cahoots with Boris Johnson, says Rayner 11.43am GMT Ashworth says he would be a health secretary who cares for NHS staff, not one who picks fights with them.We will increase the budget for training, development and education by £1bn a year. We will allow the NHS to recruit internationally ethically but without hindrance. We will bring back a training bursary for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals and we will expand GP training places to 5,000 to recruit more family doctors on local community providing 27m extra GP appointments. Announcements on allocations for our National Care Service and free personal care will be made in the coming days. 11.41am GMT Ashworth says addressing vaccination rates will be a particular priority.Earlier this year we lost our measles free status. Measles is a horrible, life threatening disease and yet vaccination rates have fallen now five years in a row. This isn’t simply about anti vaxx propaganda on social media - as Mr Hancock claims - but the toxic combination of the Tory Health and Social Care Act reorganisation, the squeeze on primary care and cuts to public health services. We are determined to restore our WHO measles free status, so as a start we will invest £35m a year in improving vaccination uptake and we will recruit an extra 4,800 health visitors and school nurses too. Continue reading...
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Rafael Nadal has testy exchange with reporter who asked whether his marriage affected play
Tennis great Rafael Nadal got testy with a reporter Monday over a question about his play on the court and his recent marriage.
Sport
Saudi Arabia apologises for video labelling feminism as extremism
The video, published on Twitter, also labelled homosexuality and atheism as dangerous ideas.
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Israel-Gaza fighting continues for second day after militant's death
After an overnight lull, militants fire more rockets towards Israel and Israeli aircraft hit Gaza.
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Blackstone CEO Schwarzman reportedly calls recession fears 'overblown.' The firm's chief strategist warns one may hit next year.
Associated Press Blackstone's billionaire boss said the risk of a US recession has fallen, fears of a downturn are "overblown," and the American economy will be "fine," according to Financial News. "The consumer economy in the US is doing extremely well," CEO Stephen Schwarzman told the news outlet. "We have the equivalent of full employment. We have very limited immigration and so the labor market is getting quite tight and wages are going up." Blackstone's chief investment strategist sang a different tune. Joseph Zidle, flagged the "mother of all bubbles" and other warning signs of an approaching recession. View Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Blackstone's billionaire boss said the risk of a US recession has fallen, fears of a downturn are "overblown," and the American economy will be "fine," according to Financial News.  CEO Stephen Schwarzman's comments diverge sharply from the private-equity giant's chief investment strategist, Joseph Zidle. Zidle has flagged the "mother of all bubbles" in sovereign debt and other warning signs of an approaching recession.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:Chaos, crazy ideas, and cashing in: Trump and WeWork's Adam Neumann have these 5 things in commonBank of America pinpoints the market's biggest vulnerability over the next decade, and offers its top investing strategies to prepare for an 'imminent' global recession'It seems insane now': WeWork employees bought into cofounder Adam Neumann's vision but grew worried as red flags mounted
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Adidas to end robotic shoe production in Germany and the US
Image: Adidas Adidas will halt production at its two robotic “Speedfactories” in the US and Germany, the company has announced. The Ansbach and Atlanta factories, which opened in 2016 and 2017 respectively, will end production by April 2020. Adidas says that the Speedfactory technologies developed will now be used by two of its suppliers in Asia. Adidas had originally intended to use the heavily automated factories in order to produce its footwear more quickly in locations closer to the company’s key markets. They were intended as an alternative to manufacturing hubs in Asia where labor and overhead are cheaper. However, in a statement to CNN, the company now admits that “it makes more sense to concentrate the production of the Speedfactories where the know how and the suppliers are located.” The Speedfactory technology will now be used by Adidas suppliers in Vietnam and China. “It makes more sense to concentrate the production of the Speedfactories where the know how and the suppliers are located” The robotic factories have had their difficulties. Quartz notes that they were only able to produce a limited number of models, that mainly consisted of running shoes with a knit upper. However they were unable to produce leather shoes with rubber soles, which include popular shoes like the Superstar and Stan Smith. TechCrunch also notes that it can be more challenging to change production lines in a robotic factory, as opposed to retraining a human workforce. Despite the challenges, Adidas says it will continue to develop the production processes tested in the Speedfactories, and notes that these could include products outside of running shoes in the future.
The Verge
A Florida county declared itself a 'Second Amendment Sanctuary.' It's not the first to do so
The Lake County Board of Commissioners passed a measure declaring the county a "Second Amendment Sanctuary," vowing to protect residents from attempts at gun control.
Politica
Lawsuit could deactivate 234,000 voters in Wisconsin
More than 234,000 voters in Wisconsin would be made unable to vote unless they register again before the next election under a lawsuit filed by a conservative group
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Trevor Noah has a blunt message for White House staffers getting big book deals
Written a book about Trump, and the inner workings of the White House? Trevor Noah isn't impressed. In the Daily Show clip above, Noah breaks down some recent examples of Trump administration staffers who have announced book deals — including former national security adviser John Bolton, who apparently has a $2 million deal in the works for a book that will be published in 2020. "The truth is, whether it's Anonymous, Nikki Haley, or John Bolton, beneath it all these books are all trying to do the same thing," says Noah. "Profit off the chaos. Because these books don't help the country — they just trade on rumors and innuendo to make the authors money. If someone has valuable information about the president, they should just tell the American people instead of holding out for a big payday." Read more...More about The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, Entertainment, Politics, and Talk Show
Mashable
A Virgin in His Mid-20s Starts to Worry
After searching for answers to his bad romantic luck online, one guy hears someone else: an actual woman.
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Rafael Nadal slammed a 'bull-s---' reporter who asked him if his marriage is making him play badly
Eurosport Rafael Nadal slammed a "bull-s---" reporter after he suggested the Spaniard's recent marriage caused him to lose to Alexander Zverev at the ATP World Tour Finals. Nadal married long-term girlfriend Xisca Perello in October, and is playing in just his second tournament since, after having retired from the Paris Masters earlier in the month. Italian journalist Ubaldo Scanagatta asked the 33-year-old if "tennis life" had "been different" since his wedding, adding that marriage can be a "distracting thing." "Honestly? Are you asking me this? Is it a serious question or is it a joke?" Nadal responded. "That's bull-s---." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Rafael Nadal slammed a "bull-s---" reporter after he suggested the Spaniard's recent marriage caused him to lose to Alexander Zverev at the ATP World Tour Finals in London. Nadal had just lost to the German in straight sets in his opening group match on Monday when the Italian journalist Ubaldo Scanagatta made the strange accusation.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 5 things about the NFL that football fans may not knowSee Also:A Japanese 26-year-old is set for superstardom after winning millions of dollars in a career-defining battle against Nonito DonaireCristiano Ronaldo was Juventus' worst player, had a goal stolen by a teammate, and left the pitch subbed off and frustrated in another underwhelming Champions League performanceA stalker who sent a pictures of underage girls and a photo of a coffin to an Italian footballer and his family has been jailed
Business Insider
Two people diagnosed with pneumonic plague in China
Authorities working to contain outbreak of disease that is worse than bubonic plagueTwo people in China have been diagnosed with plague, the latest cases of a disease more commonly associated with historical catastrophe.Plague is caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis and can arise in three forms – a lung infection, known as pneumonic plague; a blood infection, known as septicemic plague; and a form that affects the lymph nodes, called bubonic plague. Continue reading...
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Huge meteor lights up Missouri sky – video
The night sky above the US midwest was illuminated by a meteor on 11 November. The fireball was caught on video streaking past the Gateway Arch in St Louis, Missouri. There were more than 100 reported sightings across nine US states Continue reading...
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Saracens’ Mark McCall admits trophies tarnished ‘in lots of people’s eyes’
• Club were hit by 35-point deduction for breaching rules• McCall believes relationships at Saracens under threatSaracens director of rugby Mark McCall insists not everything is black and white regarding the club’s breach of salary cap rules and insisted “all the facts of the case” will come out but admits the club’s achievements have been tarnished in the eyes of some fans.The Premiership champions concluded a challenging few days on Sunday with a 21-12 win over Gloucester and now turn their focus to this weekend’s defence of the the Heineken Champions Cup. But off the pitch, the Allianz Park club are appealing against a 35-point deduction and a fine of more than £5m for breaching salary cap rules for the last three seasons. Continue reading...
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Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Chicago-based exchange will launch Bitcoin options in January’
Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Satoshi Nakamoto used to say: Peel off the skin of this mystery and eat the tasty fruit inside! Bitcoin Price We closed the day, November 12 2019, at a price of $8,815. That’s a minor 0.63 percent increase in 24 hours, or $55. It was the highest closing price in one day. We’re still 56 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin
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Talking Horses: did BHA take Brock's whip case seriously enough?
Racing’s regulator did not seek to persuade a disciplinary panel that elastic bands on the whip flap caused a horse’s injuryWhen we finally reach our deathbeds and are reflecting on all that went before, few of us will be wishing we’d spent more time in the hearings dungeon at the British Horseracing Authority. But I do wish, with the benefit of hindsight, that I’d gone along to the Danny Brock “modified whip” hearing last month which has since become such a hot topic. It’s good of the BHA to open up their hearings to press but unfortunately on this occasion it appears that no one took them up on it.So we’re left to rely on the published reasons for an account of what happened. The detail that jumps out at me is the panel’s conclusion that “the modification of Mr Brock’s whip could not be said to have caused or contributed to the wealing of the horse”. In other words, they punished Brock on the basis that his act of leaving elastic bands on the end of his whip had not caused his mount’s injury. Continue reading...
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Video shows New Zealand man accused of murdering 21-year-old backpacker on a Tinder date moving a suitcase said to contain her body
Auckland High Court via MailOnline Warning: This story contains gruesome details. Grace Millane, a British backpacker, died after going on a Tinder date with a man in Auckland, New Zealand, hours before her 22nd birthday last December. Her body was found in woodland near the city around a week after her disappearance. The 27-year-old man, who cannot be named, has denied murdering her but said she died by accident during rough consensual sex, Sky News reported. He also previously told police that he had left Millane at 8:00 p.m. then went out drinking with his friends and blacking out until 10:00 a.m. the next day. But footage shown to an Auckland court this week showed the man buying a new suitcase at 8:00 a.m, and transporting two suitcases out of his hotel that night. Prosecutors say Millane's body was in one of the suitcases. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A court has been shown surveillance footage of a man, accused of murdering a 21-year-old backpacker in New Zealand, pushing a suitcase that prosecutors say contained her body. Grace Millane, from southeastern England, had been traveling in New Zealand and met up with the suspect in Auckland after meeting on Tinder on December 1, 2018. They met on the night before her 22nd birthday.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:A Hawaiian man trimming branches in his yard died after falling 22 feet into a lava tubeKristen Stewart said slut-shaming was the reason why she wasn't rehired for the 'Snow White and the Huntsman' sequel following her affair with the film's directorA 13-year-old survivor of the attack on Mormons in Mexico hid his siblings in a bush and walked for 14 miles back to his hometown for help
Business Insider
Judi Dench appeals for public help to bring rare Brontë book to UK as auction looms
A miniature book by the teenage Charlotte Brontë could fetch at least £650,000 in Paris next week, and Haworth’s Parsonage museum hopes to buy it with crowdfundingJudi Dench, Jacqueline Wilson and Tracy Chevalier are among several names throwing their weight behind the Brontë Parsonage Museum’s bid to keep one of Charlotte Brontë’s tiny manuscripts from being “shut away in a private collection”, with public donations topping £50,000 with just a week to go before the miniature book is auctioned.Written in 1830 when Brontë was 14, the manuscript measures just 35mm x 61mm and features three hand-written stories, one of which describes a murderer who is driven to madness when he is haunted by his victims. In private ownership since the death of Charlotte in 1855, the last of the famous literary sisters to die, it is one of six tiny booklets produced by the writer at the Parsonage in Haworth. Only five are known to have survived, and the museum owns the remaining four of the “little books”. Continue reading...
US news | The Guardian
Stylish and compact, Hyundai’s next concept is tailor-made for Los Angeles
The yet-unnamed concept car is the next step in Hyundai's design overhaul. It's powered by a plug-in hybrid powertrain, though technical details remain under wraps for the time being.
Digital Trends | Technology News and Product Reviews
Love Island star eyes fight with YouTuber KSI
After watching KSI and Logan Paul's debut professional boxing fight, Love Island star and professional boxer Tommy Fury wants in.
CNN.com
Mark Zuckerberg says TikTok is a threat to democracy, but didn't say he spent 6 months trying to buy its predecessor
Samuel Corum/Getty Images Facebook tried to buy Musical.ly, the company which was eventually bought by Chinese tech giant ByteDance and merged into rival social media platform TikTok, according to BuzzFeed and Bloomberg. Sources told BuzzFeed Facebook wasn't able to close the deal, while Bloomberg reports it walked away over Musical.ly's young usership and Chinese ownership. Mark Zuckerberg has been on the offensive against TikTok in recent months, criticizing the platform for reportedly censoring content. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Facebook once tried to buy Musical.ly, the Chinese lip-syncing app which was eventually acquired by Chinese social media giant ByteDance and merged with its app Douyin to form viral video app TikTok, according to reports from BuzzFeed and Bloomberg. Three sources familiar with the talks told BuzzFeed's Ryan Mac that Facebook spent the second half of 2016 trying to buy the Shanghai-headquartered Musical.ly in an attempt to break into the Chinese market. These sources said that while the talks were "serious" they never came to frutition with Facebook unable to close the deal.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:Teens are finding sneaky and clever ways to outsmart their parents' location-tracking apps, and it's turning into a meme on TikTokClimate groups can't run ads about global warming on Twitter, but Exxon canEU Commissioner Vestager slammed Mark Zuckerberg for allowing lies in political ads: That's not democracy, it's 'manipulation'SEE ALSO: Mark Zuckerberg describes in leaked recording his plan of attack for taking on TikTok, Facebook's newest threat
Business Insider
Alex & Claire Danson: How the sisters are helping each other on road to recovery
Sporting sisters Alex and Claire Danson share their stories and say they are feeding off each other's determination as they plot their respective paths back to competitive sport.
BBC Sport - Sport
Djokovic loses to Thiem to set up showdown with Federer
Novak Djokovic succumbed to the impressive Dominic Thiem at the ATP Finals Tuesday as the Austrian became the first man to qualify for the semifinals in London.
CNN.com
Trump impeachment probe goes public as political drama mounts
The impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump will reach a critical juncture on Wednesday when lawmakers launch their first televised public hearings, marking a new, high-stakes phase of a tumultuous presidency.
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Elevate your sound with 30 days of Amazon Music HD for free
TL;DR: Amazon Music HD is available to new subscribers for free for 30 days.  With all the Black Friday fuss lately, the news that you can now get a free trial of Amazon Music HD may have slipped past you. We're here with a reminder. Amazon Music HD offers an extensive catalogue of premium quality lossless audio, and is currently available in the U.S., UK, Germany, Austria, and Japan. You get access to 50 million songs in HD, and millions of tracks in Ultra HD — simply made for the audiophiles out there. SEE ALSO: Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2019: The best Amazon deals in the UK Amazon is now offering 30 days of Amazon Music HD for free. This offer is only available to new subscribers, and subscription fees apply after the automatic renewal. You have the option to cancel at anytime, so there is no obligation to actually pay anything, though. Read more...More about Amazon, Mashable Shopping, Amazon Music, Shopping Uk, and Uk Deals
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5 things to know for November 13: Impeachment inquiry, Syria, DACA, Venice
Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door.
Politica
Exclusive: U.S. manufacturing group hacked by China as trade talks intensified - sources
As trade talks between Washington and Beijing intensified earlier this year, suspected Chinese hackers broke into an industry group for U.S. manufacturers that has helped shape President Donald Trump's trade policies, according to two people familiar with the matter.
REUTERS
Transcript: Carl Ghattas on "Intelligence Matters"
This week, on "Intelligence Matters," Michael Morell talks with the former head of the FBI's national security division on international and domestic terrorism
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Factbox: Public impeachment hearings shine light on secretive House Intelligence committee
The start of public impeachment hearings into President Donald Trump will shine a spotlight as never before on 22 members of the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, a panel that typically operates behind closed doors.
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US briefing: Televised impeachment hearings, Erdoğan visit and insect apocalypse
Wednesday’s top story: Democrats prepare to make public case against president. Plus, Disney’s Star Wars TV show, The Mandalorian - reviewedGood morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories. Continue reading...
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Politica
Your stories: Fix America's divide or we're doomed to fail
Hundreds of readers from across the country, espousing views from every point on the spectrum, wrote in to offer their experiences of division. The underlying message is clear: America has a problem, and it's time for a wake-up call.
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Politica
Factbox: What Wednesday's impeachment witnesses have told House inquiry so far
The top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine and a senior State Department official testify Wednesday at the first public hearing in the House of Representatives' impeachment probe into President Donald Trump.
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McLaren unveils $1.7 million supercar with no roof and a windshield made of air
The new McLaren Elva supercar costs $1.7 million, not including options like a sound system or exposed carbon fiber body panels. One option you won't be able to get: A roof.
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Helena Gleichen: pioneer radiographer, suffragist, and forgotten hero of WWI
“Women, your country needs you,” Millicent Fawcett, the campaigner for women’s suffrage, proclaimed when war was declared in August 1914. One enthusiastic respondent to the call was Helena Gleichen, a rich aristocrat and a cousin of George V who had dined with Queen Victoria, danced at debutante balls and spent much of her life riding or painting animals. But when the war started, she renounced her Germanic family titles and committed herself to war work. More than 100 years after the armistice was signed, Gleichen has become a forgotten hero of World War I – despite her brave contributions having… This story continues at The Next Web
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The Next Web | International technology news, business & culture
Nike will no longer sell its shoes and apparel on Amazon
Nike will stop selling its sneakers and clothing on Amazon, ending a pilot program that started in 2017, the company said. The move comes as part of Nike's overhaul of its marketing and retail strategy and the hiring of former eBay executive John Don...
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Robot overlords? More like co-verlords. The future is human robot collaboration
Forget stealing our jobs; the next frontier of robotics is going to help humans by allowing them to carry out a whole host of tasks remotely -- whether it's maintenance or even surgery.
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Where do emojis come from? How the firecracker exploded onto emoji keyboards
You probably send dozens of emojis during any given day -- but have you ever stopped to wonder where emojis come from, or who designs them? Go behind the scenes of the process of building an emoji with the team that created the firecracker emoji, as well as the red gift envelope and moon cake.
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Digital Trends | Technology News and Product Reviews
James Carafano: Don’t bet on a DACA deal
The prospects of the White House and Congress working out a DACA deal now are no better than they were when this all started.
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Politica
Convoy raises $400 million at $2.75 billion valuation to make freight trucking more efficient
On-demand trucking and freight marketplace Convoy has raised $400 Million in a round of funding from big-name investors including Alphabet's CapitalG.
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A Third Grader’s Guide to Impeachment
On the day public impeachment hearings begin, listen to a conversation with Leo, 8, who’s obsessed with the inquiry and not afraid to ask questions.
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Two Cases of Pneumonic Plague in China Sparks Fears of an Outbreak
The deadly pandemic, once known as the Black Death, killed tens of millions across Europe in the Middle Ages.
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Trump impeachment hearings: Schedule, who’s testifying, what to know
The House Intelligence Committee will begin public hearings on the impeachment probe into President Trump beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Capitol. How to watch The committee will stream video on YouTube, and PBS will carry the hearings live, as will C-SPAN3, C-span.org and C-SPAN Radio. NBC, ABC and CBS plan to interrupt regular...
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New York Post
Black Facebook staff describe workplace racism in anonymous letter
A group of Facebook workers say they are treated as if they ‘do not belong’ at the companyOne year after a former Facebook manager accused the company of having “a black people problem” – failing its black employees by allowing the proliferation of a hostile workplace culture — an anonymous group of tech workers at the social media giant have penned a letter in which they argue that the problem has only metastasized.“Racism, discrimination, bias, and aggression do not come from the big moments,” they write. “It’s in the small actions that mount up over time and build into a culture where we are only meant to be seen as quotas, but never heard, never acknowledged, never recognized, and never accepted.” Continue reading...
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