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Kaia Gerber attends ‘Let’s Make a Poop’ podcast event with Pete Davidson
Davidson took part in the “insult-packed game show, with celebrity panelists playing for charity and humiliation!,”
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New York Post
Happiness through chutzpah: the Norman Podhoretz story
Norman Podhoretz has made it. On Sunday, the pugnacious, proudly boastful and unquestionably brilliant writer and editor received an award named ­after one of a very few men, living or dead, whom he truly admires: the Theodor Herzl Prize, bestowed by the conservative Jewish Leadership Conference and named after the founder of Zionism. His life...
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The difference between bad weeks and fantasy football busts
Nobody is perfect. Everyone has a bad day. Even studs have duds. But there are levels of badness. Identifying which of the bad is fleeting and which might linger is how you win fantasy leagues. Let’s start with an easy one. Like, gaining just 43 rushing yards on 20 carries. That is really, really bad....
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New York Post
NFL draft analysis: New No. 1 pick, what Jets and Giants should do
It’s safe to buy a Sam Darnold or Daniel Jones jersey without reasonable fear of wasted money. Maybe the biggest takeaway from the Game of the Weak is Jets and Giants fans don’t have to worry about becoming like the Cardinals fans who bought a Josh Rosen jersey after the 2018 NFL Draft, only to...
New York Post
Dad of ‘jeweler to the stars’ murder victim sues luxury apartment building
The dad of slain Hofstra graduate Joey Comunale is suing luxury apartment building The Grand Sutton for letting his son’s killer rent a unit there. Pat Comunale claims in his new Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit that the building owner, unit owner and two real estate companies were negligent in subleasing a unit to James Rackover...
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Yes, a fair impeachment inquiry would question Hunter Biden
After weeks of conducting hearings in private, the House impeachment ­inquiry is going public this week. But if the Democrats stage-managing this affair have their way, there will be one ­element of their presidential-misconduct allegations that won’t be part of the show: Hunter Biden. Democrats believe that the vice-presidential son’s Ukraine shenanigans are irrelevant to...
New York Post
Cambell Scott anchors ‘juiced up’ ‘Christmas Carol’ at the Lyceum
"Like Scrooge, I’m a misanthrope. I’ve lived upstate 30 years.”
New York Post
Navy SEAL rejected from FDNY gets OK to apply after law change
Gov. Andrew Cuomo OK’d legislation allowing Navy SEAL Shaun Donovan to join the city’s Fire Department as part of a package of bills he signed Monday commemorating the 100th anniversary of Veterans Day. Donovan was originally rejected from the FDNY because he missed the application deadline by nearly seven months due to his deployment. The...
New York Post
Deval Patrick weighs potential late 2020 presidential bid: Sources
Deval Patrick, the politician who made history as Massachusetts' first black governor, is eyeing a potential late entry bid for the Democratic nomination.
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NYC’s would-be mayors give the NYPD the churro
You can learn a lot by paying attention to little things — like churros in subway stations. Selling them there seems harmless enough, yet it’s illegal, unsanitary and contributes to the sense of disorder that places millions of straphangers on edge every day. So you would think cops would get mild attaboys for addressing the...
New York Post
PGA HOPE helps change veterans' lives with golf therapy
PGA HOPE [Helping Our Patriots Everywhere] introduces golf to veterans with disabilities as a type of therapy.
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How to work out like a badass ballerina in the gym
That babe next to you at the gym pumping hundred-pound barbells? She’s a ballerina, not a bodybuilder. These days, top dancers can’t get by on grace and agility alone — which is why more of them are hitting the gym after they leave the barre. As New York City Ballet principal dancer Sara Mearns and...
New York Post
Bolivia armed forces commander orders troops onto streets against 'vandals'
Bolivia's Armed Forces Commander Williams Kaliman said on Monday he had ordered troops to conduct joint operations with police against "groups of vandals."
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Saudi stabbings: three theatre performers attacked during show
Riyadh police arrest ‘Arab’ suspect, with three members of foreign musical troupe reportedly in a stable conditionThree performers were stabbed during a live play in the Saudi capital, state television said, in the first such attack since the ultra-conservative kingdom began easing decades-old restrictions on entertainment.The suspect was arrested after he was seen stomping on to the stage in Riyadh’s King Abdullah park on Monday during a musical performance by what appeared to be a foreign theatre troupe, television footage showed. Continue reading...
US news | The Guardian
Xbox One test offers 'surprise' suggestions for what to play
If you've ever struggled to decide what to play on your console, you can relax -- the Xbox One might choose for you. Microsoft has rolled out an Alpha Skip-Ahead preview for the Xbox One with a "surprise me" button in the My Games & Apps section...
Engadget | Technology News, Advice and Features
Emma Boettcher, who beat James Holzhauer on ‘Jeopardy!’, may face him again
Boettcher, the Chicago librarian who put an end to Holzahuer's epic win streak this summer, won her Tournament of Champions semifinal Monday night. If Holzhauer wins on Tuesday, they will face off later this week.
New York Post
11-year-old boy shot and killed by teen brother in Philadelphia: cops
A teenager in Philadelphia shot and killed his 11-year-old brother in the dining room of their home on Monday, a report said. The 19-year-old shot his younger brother in the chest at the residence in the Overbrook neighborhood soon before 12 p.m., according to NBC Philadelphia. The teen then called 911 and banged on his...
New York Post
Judge shuts out public from Mick Mulvaney hearing on House impeachment subpoena
The public couldn't listen to a public court hearing Monday night over acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney's House impeachment subpoena, a federal judge in Washington said.
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Assaults on EMTs are soaring — but Blas has no help on the way
Assaults by emotionally disturbed persons on city first responders are soaring — yet the main change City Hall’s imposing is to end use of the term “EDP.” This year has seen 146 EMTs, paramedics and firefighters assaulted at work through October, vs. 129 for all of 2018, The Post reported Saturday. This follows a doubling...
New York Post
FitOps Foundation helping veterans transition to civilian life
FitOps is a non-profit helping veterans find new purpose in civilian life through fitness. It's already helped veteran Randy Lloyd, who served in Iraq. He shared his story with "CBS Evening News" anchor Norah O'Donnell.
CBS News - Breaking News, U.S., World, Business, Entertainment & Video
Police detain man eating a sandwich on train platform
A police officer detained and cited a man eating a sandwich on a San Francisco train platform, a confrontation captured on a viral video.
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Ex-CIA official: This part of transcript is a critical clue
CNN's Phil Mudd expands on testimony from a top Pentagon official that was released as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump.
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How the Doctor Sleep Movie Compares to the Novel by Stephen King
The adaptation is balancing act between King’s books and Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining.
Slate Articles
Kelly’s and Tillerson’s ‘Resistance’ in the White House
President Trump’s determination to break with past policies has prompted outrageous “resistance” not only from Democrats but even by some in his own administration. Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley offers the latest evidence of that, accusing ex-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and ex-Chief of Staff John Kelly of trying to “undermine” Trump. In her new...
New York Post
Hong Kong riot police fire tear gas at university campus amid unrest
Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas at City University campus in Kowloon Tong on Tuesday, a day after a protester was shot and a man set on fire in some of the most dramatic unrest to rock the Chinese-ruled city in more than five months.
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US student receives reply to message in a bottle nine years later – from France
Max Vredenburgh says he put letter in bottle in north of Boston in 2010 – and got a response from G Dubois, who found it in OctoberA Massachusetts college student has received a response to a message he threw into the ocean when he was 10 years old.Suffolk University sophomore Max Vredenburgh said he put the letter into a glass wine bottle that he threw into the water at Long Beach, in the picturesque old fishing town of Rockport, north of Boston, in August 2010. Continue reading...
US news | The Guardian
This new HyperJuice 100W GaN charger could be the charger of your dreams
Image: Hyper Gallium nitride chargers have been getting better fast since they first came out earlier this year — we started with 30W and 45W chargers, then small 61W bricks, then a 60W charger with two USB-C ports, and there was a small 65W charger with two USB-C ports and a USB-A port in September. But now we might have a new wall charging king, as Hyper launched a Kickstarter for the HyperJuice 100W GaN charger — which delivers the maximum amount of power that USB-C can muster under the current standard, in a package that’s about the size of a deck of cards. Here it is, demonstrating a grand total of two USB-C ports and two USB-A ports: It also has built-in prongs on the back that you flip out so you can plug it into an outlet. But... Continue reading…
The Verge
A conspiracy for fraud at the city Department of Education
City Councilman Robert Holden is on the right track in asking the feds to probe the “deep-seated fraud” at the city Department of Education. Year after year after year, the DOE produces grade-fixing, test-fixing and other “worthless diploma” scandals. A few school administrators get fired, but the same scams continue at other schools. It looks...
New York Post
Instagram testing policy to hide likes
Instagram said it wants to create a healthier environment for users. So it's testing out a new policy in parts of the U.S. to hide likes. Jamie Yuccas explains.
CBS News - Breaking News, U.S., World, Business, Entertainment & Video
Colorado man busted hiding heroin in his dog’s jacket
A man in Colorado was caught by police allegedly using his dog to hide black tar heroin during a traffic stop, authorities said. The discovery was made after Aaron Brown, 28, was pulled over by cops in Pueblo on Nov. 4 for driving a white Subaru without legal license plates, according to police. At first...
New York Post
Pete Alonso Becomes the 6th Met to Be Named Rookie of the Year
Alonso won the award for a season in which he hit 53 homers to break the rookie record and lead the majors.
NYT > Home Page
Google Reportedly Amassed Private Health Data on Millions of People Without Their Knowledge
Google has tapped a partnership with a prominent healthcare services company to advance its healthcare software services offerings. But a new report alleges the data being used for the project comes from the health records of tens of millions of people who have no idea their data is being used by Google for this…Read more...
Gizmodo - We come from the future.
Formula 1 launches a plan to become carbon neutral by 2030
Formula 1 launches a plan to become carbon neutral by 2030 and will "begin carbon-reduction projects immediately".
BBC News - Home
White House's Mulvaney to sue over House impeachment subpoenas
White House acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney on Monday withdrew his request to join a lawsuit seeking a court ruling on whether witnesses must testify in the U.S. House of Representatives impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, saying he would bring his own case, according to a court document.
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Olivia Colman reveals her love for 'ultimate feminist' the Queen
Leftwing actor has told how her view of the monarch changed having played her in The CrownOlivia Colman has said she has gone from being a conflicted leftwing monarchist to a staunch admirer of the Queen and sees her as the “ultimate feminist”.The actor will soon be seen in Netflix’s hit The Crown, taking over the role of Elizabeth II from Claire Foy. In an interview with the Radio Times, Colman spoke of her regard for the “extraordinary woman” she was playing. Continue reading...
US news | The Guardian
Sainsbury’s Christmas ad offers new twist on Dickensian London
TV campaign tells story based around the first Sainsbury’s store, which opened in 1869Sainsbury’s has given Father Christmas a Dickensian origin story in a festive advert that aims to remind viewers of its 150-year history at the heart of the British high street.The TV campaign, which launches on Tuesday during ITV’s Emmerdale and then goes online, tells a Christmas story based around the first Sainsbury’s store, which opened in 1869. Continue reading...
US news | The Guardian
Burger King is testing 3 new Impossible burgers at 180 locations in the US
Courtesy of Burger King Burger King is adding even more Impossible offerings to its menu. Starting this week, it's testing Impossible versions of classic kids' menu and value menu burgers. The chain's test introduces the Impossible Whopper Jr., the Impossible Burger, and the Impossible Cheeseburger to 180 locations in Milwaukee, Cedar Rapids, Augusta, Cincinnati, and Buffalo. This marks the first time a plant-based burger will appear on the kids' menu of a national fast-food chain. It also illustrates the seemingly unstoppable growth of Impossible Foods, which spurred a large increase in sales for Burger King last quarter, and which rolled out its packaged product in grocery stores across the country in September. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Burger King is bringing Impossible Burgers to the kids' menu and value menu, the company announced Monday. In August, Burger King rolled out the plant-based burger to 7,000 restaurants across the US for what became "one of the most successful product launches in brand history," said a Burger King representative in a press release. But the plant-based party is only getting started.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: We went to a Champagne vineyard in France to find out why it's so expensiveSee Also:I ate chicken nuggets from 6 fast-food chains, and the best were also the cheapestA deadly stabbing at Popeyes was linked to the return of the chicken sandwich, and it reflects a troubling trend for fast-food workersPopeyes' famous chicken sandwich is now back 'for good' — so we compared it to 5 other fast-food fried-chicken sandwichesSEE ALSO: These are the 21 ingredients that make an Impossible Burger look and taste like meat
Business Insider
Trump impeachment: Defense official says deputies raised concerns
House Democrats released three more transcripts Monday evening, two days before public testimonies are scheduled to begin.      
USATODAY - News Top Stories
Roommate charged in death of Clark Atlanta student
The community at Clark Atlanta University is mourning the loss of 21-year-old student Alexis Crawford. Her roommate and her roommate's boyfriend have been charged with Crawford's murder. Mark Strassmann reports.
CBS News - Breaking News, U.S., World, Business, Entertainment & Video
Mets’ Pete Alonso made NL Rookie of the Year an easy choice
No reason to lie: When you get assigned to vote on a Baseball Writers’ Association of America award in which a New York player factors prominently, you, as a New York-based voter, think harder about it. You don’t want to get accused of cronyism, as has clearly occurred too many times to count in the...
New York Post
Parents of NYC man crushed to death by elevator still in ‘disbelief’
The parents of a Manhattan man crushed to death by an elevator in August said that they are still in “disbelief” over the tragedy. Laura and Charles Waisbren told Inside Edition that they were in “total disbelief” when the lift in their son’s luxury Kips Bay high-rise plunged from the lobby — squeezing their son...
New York Post
Brazil's Petrobras delists shares on Argentina stock market
Brazil's state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA has completed the process of delisting its shares on the Argentine stock market, it said in a securities filing on Monday.
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REUTERS
Democrats release transcript of Pentagon official's testimony
In newly-released testimony, a Pentagon official said national security leaders felt military aid to Ukraine should not be stopped by the White House. Nancy Cordes has the latest.
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CBS News - Breaking News, U.S., World, Business, Entertainment & Video
Is Twitter good now? Only if it can enforce its new rules
Twitter has put out the call to its users: Help us define our deepfake policy. Between crowdsourcing a deepfake policy and removing political ads, Twitter seems to be redefining its image. But an expert fears that Twitter won't abide by its own rules.
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Digital Trends | Technology News and Product Reviews
Search continues for Texas mom who vanished seven months ago
Prisma Denisse Peralta Reyes was reported missing on April 17, 2019, after she failed to pick up her 6-year-old son from the babysitter’s house in Old East Dallas, Texas. Security video shows Prisma at the Olympus at Ross apartment complex in Dallas at 6 p.m. The Mesquite Police Department is investigating.
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Tracking freezing temperatures across the U.S.
Dangerous weather is already causing accidents and travel delays. Temperatures will continue to fall. WCBS chief weathercast Lonnie Quinn is tracking the forecast.
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CBS News - Breaking News, U.S., World, Business, Entertainment & Video
Detroit hospital says its doctors performed first double-lung transplant in vape-injured patient
Doctors at Detroit's Henry Ford Hospital have performed a double-lung transplant on a person with a vaping-related lung injury.      
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USATODAY - News Top Stories
Chairman Adam Schiff's plan for the Trump impeachment inquiry
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff is running the impeachment inquiry investigation. New York Times Magazine contributor Jason Zelensky joins CBSN's "Red and Blue" to discuss Representative Schiff's strategy ahead of this week's public hearings.
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