Imran Khan hopes to win over Donald Trump in first US visit

Pakistani PM in Washington seeking concessions on military aid and sanctions

Imran Khan will meet Donald Trump on his first visit to Washington as Pakistan’s prime minister, burdened by the task of trying to mend relations mired in mutual distrust and restoring financial support cut off by the US president.

The US has suspended most of its military aid, worth $300m (£240m), after Trump accused Pakistan of not doing enough to fight extremism.

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They're made from an 8-ounce fabric that's 98% cotton and 2% spandex. More traditional cords tend to be heavier, so with these, you'll be able to get more wear throughout the year; they're probably not going to get you through the dead of winter, though. They're also preshrunk so the pants are soft right out of the box. They come in three earth tones. The pants are available in both a slim and straight fit. I have a thinner build so my preference is for the slimmer, tapered version, but both looked and felt good. The straight fit is roomier with a less tapered leg; bigger guys may be drawn to this fit. The 365 pants have been around for a few years and are the company's best sellers. This is the first year they've put out a corduroy version. While most of Flint and Tinder's apparel is made in the UA, the 365 cords are made in Central Java, Indonesia. The pants are made at a sustainably focused manufacturing facility that "recycles all its scraps from the production process, recycles 98% of the water used on-site, and up-cycles garment treatment byproduct to make bricks used for local construction," according to a company representative. Pros: Manufactured using sustainable practices, super soft, and well-made Cons: Not made in the US like most of the Flint and Tinder products The best corduroy pants on a budget Marks & Spencer A timeless classic, Marks & Spencer Regular Fit Corduroy Trousers are stretchy and comfortable — not to mention, a great value. The modern corduroy pant was born in Britain in the late 18th century, so it only seems fair to include another British company on the list, Marks & Spencer. Its corduroy trousers are a quality product for the price. These regular fit corduroy trousers are made from 98% cotton with 2% elastane for a touch of stretch. 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Jamal Adams-Leonard Fournette Twitter feud gets nasty over ‘quitting’ accusation
A Pro Bowl request turns into LSU bad blood. Former LSU teammates Leonard Fournette and Jamal Adams are accustomed to dueling on the field. On Friday morning, they chose a different arena: Twitter. The entertaining spat began when the Jaguars running back quote tweeted a message from the team’s official account in a plea for...
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Italy Continue Undefeated Euro Qualifying with Win over Bosnia and Herzegovina
Italy maintained their perfect record in UEFA 2020 European Championship qualifying with a 3-0 victory away against Bosnia and Herzegovina on Friday at the Bilino Polje Stadium...
Why flu season spikes in the fall and winter
REUTERS/Eric Miller For the past 35 years, flu activity in the US has peaked in February. But the flu season typically lasts from October through February in the US and the rest of the Northern Hemisphere. The flu virus has a protective gel-like coating that protects it in cold weather and makes it easier to spread from person to person. This article was reviewed by Tania Elliott, MD, who specializes in infectious diseases related to allergies and immunology for internal medicine at NYU Langone Health.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. For the past 35 years, flu activity in the US has peaked in February, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, so the shortest month of the year might not feel that way for the many infected. But February isn't the only month you can contract the flu. In fact, it's always flu season somewhere in the world.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:Yes, the flu is contagious. Here's when you're most likely to spread the virusI have a PhD in immunology and this is how I keep my daughter from getting sick during the winterThe flu vaccine is not 100% effective but you should still get it every year
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Trump defends tweets about Yovanovitch, touts ‘freedom of speech’
President Trump on Friday defended his Twitter attack on former Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch as she was testifying during the House impeachment inquiry — declaring it was his “freedom of speech” to express his opinion of her. “Nobody has ever had such horrible due process. There was no due process. I think it is considered...
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Google search results have more human help than you think, report finds
Google is sometimes hands-on under the hood, and investigators want to know more.
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Look: Browns' Mack Wilson Posts '1-0' Tweet Showing Injured JuJu Smith-Schuster
Cleveland Browns linebacker Mack Wilson deleted a controversial tweet that had a picture of himself standing tall and Pittsburgh Steelers star JuJu Smith-Schuster laying prone on the field...
Chicago gang leader accused of supporting ISIS
The leader of a street gang in a Chicago suburb was arrested for allegedly attempting to aid ISIS, the Justice Department announced Friday. 
Jeff Bezos reportedly wants to buy the Seattle Seahawks
Jeff Bezos may be eyeing the NFL team that’s playing in his own backyard. The Amazon founder — and world’s richest person with a fortune of $109.5 billion — is reportedly interested in acquiring the Seattle Seahawks, whose stadium sits just 1.5 miles away from Amazon’s headquarters. The Washington Post, which is owned by Bezos,...
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Trump critics are raising money to buy his childhood home
President Trump’s childhood home in Queens is a tough sell. After being listed for $2.9 million and floated as an Airbnb rental, it was slated for a Nov. 14 auction. But the auction has been postponed indefinitely — because no one who is interested has enough dough to make a bid, according to the auction...
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iFixit examines the 16-inch MacBook Pro's 'throwback' keyboard design
From the time we spent with Apple's just-announced 16-inch MacBook Pro, it was obvious that the shallow, unreliable butterfly keyboard design was out and scissor switches were back in. (It didn't hurt that Apple has confirmed the changes on the new M...
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An off-duty detective led others to scene of the California school shooting and started treating the victims
An off-duty detective was dropping off his girlfriend's son at Saugus High School when he saw hundreds of students running from the campus Thursday morning. He pulled in and asked a student what was going on.
Alvaro Morata, Spain Dominate Malta 7-0 in 2020 Euro Qualifying Match
Spain hammered Malta 7-0 in UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying on Friday at the Estadio Ramon de Carranza in Cadiz. Alvaro Morata sent the hosts on their way to victory with the opening goal after 23 minutes...
American Airlines Union Says Flight Attendants Scared, ‘Begging’ Not to Fly on 737 Max Planes
The jet has been grounded worldwide for 8 months now
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Path of Exile 2 announced at ExileCon
Grinding Gear Games announced Path of Exile 2 today, a sequel to its hit action role-playing game. Don't expect to play it for awhile though.
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This brain stimulator may help you get the sleep you need — Future Blink
A smart headband, NeoRhythm claims to help you de-stress, get a better rest, and boost your energy. Read more...More about Tech, Health, Mashable Video, Future Blink, and Neorhythm
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Fireworks and applause: See ending of hearing
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) offers concluding remarks as former US ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch ends her testimony at the impeachment inquiry hearings for President Trump.
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TikTok begins testing links in bios
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge TikTok has more than a billion users on its platform, and it appears the company is now experimenting with ways for it and its users to monetize their audiences on the app. Recently, TikTok has begun a limited test of a feature that lets users add links to their bios and posts, which can direct audiences to products or services. Judging by a video of the service in action posted by Fabian Bern, a marketer, it looks like audiences can purchase products featured in videos directly from the videos themselves. Influencers make their money from their audiences, and TikTok making that process more seamless almost certainly means those power users are going to see — and use — the service differently. Currently, the only way to make money on TikTok is to do brand deals off-platform. BREAKING: TikTok launches 'link in bio' & 'social commerce URLS' in videos @MattNavarra @TaylorLorenz @sarahintampa @TechCrunch @thenextweb @techinasia #tiktok— Fabian Bern 法比安 (@iamfabianbern) November 14, 2019 Right now the most direct comparison is Instagram. That app, which is owned by Facebook, currently allows users to purchase products featured in influencers’ posts and stories; it also is the originator of the phrase “link in bio,” which — well, you know what it means. That TikTok is getting into the game is an important signal for its ambitions, at least in the US, where this test has been rolling out. If it becomes super easy to make money on TikTok, we’ll see more creators flocking toward the site. Which is a good thing. Because Vine is dead.
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Watch out for this Facebook ad scam
The scam uses "crowdfunded products" to attract new users to spend money. The users will then get ghosted or sent a fake product after paying. Read more...More about Tech, Facebook, Mashable Video, Ad Scams, and Shopping Scams
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Your laziness can finally blossom with no-wash odor-resistant pants — Future Blink
LABFRESH pants are made from manipulated cotton fibers, the pants are shielded from liquids and bacteria, preventing stains and odors. Read more...More about Tech, Mashable Video, Pants, Future Blink, and Labfresh
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An interior designer reveals 13 of the best things to get at Dollar Tree this month
Dollar Tree Budget retailer Dollar Tree has a variety of affordable holiday decorations and homewares on sale this month. Insider spoke to a Florida-based interior designer to see what they'd recommend and he chose things like artificial garland, gold-rimmed plates, and clear ornaments. The designer also picked out miniature nutcrackers and stockings that resemble a sweater. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. If you're trying to decorate for the holidays on a budget, you may want to pick up some basics at Dollar Tree, which sells seasonal essentials and decorations for just a buck.  To help you narrow down your options, Insider asked Jeremy Gallman, an interior designer and retail associate at Magnolia Inspiring Interiors in Tampa, Florida, for his top picks.  Here are 13 seasonal items an interior designer would buy at Dollar Tree right now.  Note: These items cost $1 in store but are only sold in bulk online.This traditional holiday stocking can also be used as a wine bag. Dollar Tree Gallman said stockings are the "classic ornament of the holiday season," not just something to hang on a mantle.  He suggests buying a few extra to use as a wine bag for holiday parties or as a way to quickly wrap gifts.  Christmas House Sweater Stocking You can design your own holiday ornaments to display at home or give as gifts. Dollar Tree Gallman said customizing a set of these clear, paintable ornaments is a fun present idea.  "You can paint whatever you want on these, and even fill with small mementos to create one-of-a-kind gifts," he added.  Crafter's Square Paintable Clear Plastic Christmas Ball These red, gold, and silver assorted ornament bulbs can be used for festive centerpieces. Dollar Tree "You can throw these in a bowl with some fresh juniper or eucalyptus and some pine cones to create the perfect holiday display for your dining table or kitchen island," Gallman told Insider. Round Plastic Ball Ornaments   See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:8 slang words from the last decade that we can't stand18 times musicians trashed their own songsThe worst retail fails and controversies of 2019, so far
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