In Conservative Michigan, Voters Want to Love Trump, Not Leave Him

Voters in a part of the state that swung for Mr. Trump in 2016 have largely overlooked his recent attacks on four congresswomen, instead focusing their ire on Democrats.
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Teen school shooter gets life for killing dad, first grader
COLUMBIA, S.C. — A school shooter who was 14 when he killed a first grader on a school playground in South Carolina was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole. Judge Lawton McIntosh said Jesse Osborne showed little remorse after killing his father in their Anderson County home, then shooting at the playground at...
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Luigi’s Mansion 3 has the best U.S. debut month for the franchise
Luigi's Mansion 3 may have come out on October 31, but it still managed to be the third best-selling game in the U.S. for the month.
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PayPal pauses payouts to PornHub porn models
PayPal on Thursday says it has halted payment support for models with PornHub, the online adult site, after Paypal says it found that Pornhub made certain payments without PayPal's permission. “Following a review, we have discovered that PornHub has made certain business payments through PayPal without seeking our permission. We have taken action to stop these transactions from occurring,” PayPal said in an email statement. PayPal hasn't explained why, beyond that. From Reuters: PornHub, owned by Luxembourg-headquartered company MindGeek, said it was “devastated by PayPal’s decision to stop payouts to over a hundred thousand performers who rely on them for their livelihoods”. MindGeek did not respond to a Reuters request for comment. RELATED READING on our blog: Banned from Youtube, Chinese propagandists are using Pornhub to publish anti-Hong Kong videos [Cory Doctorow, Thu Nov 14, 2019] Read the rest
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PlayStation 4’s first six years were better than every console except PS2 and Wii
The PlayStation 4 has had the third-best first six years for any U.S. console, trailing only the PlayStation 2 and Wii, according to The NPD Group.
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NPD: Brisk Nintendo Switch sales can’t offset October hardware decline
Nintendo Switch sales continue to grow as the youthful console is still in its prime compared to the aging PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
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'Medicare for All' looks like a political loser for Democrats
The fault lines in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary are clear when it comes to health care.
NJ middle schooler fills classmate’s water bottle with toilet water
A New Jersey middle schooler was charged with filling a student’s water bottle with toilet water  — which the victim consumed, a report said. The 13-year-old suspect pulled off the gut-wrenching stunt at Sgt. Dominick Pilla Middle School in Vineland, according to Vineland police charged the student with tampering with a food product and...
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Japan's ageing 'Hidden Christians' fear they may be their religion's last generation
His face weathered from years at sea, kimono-clad Japanese fisherman Masaichi Kawasaki kneels before an altar adorned with images of the Virgin Mary, crossing himself as he softly intones chants handed down through centuries.
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Wynonna Judd’s daughter Grace Pauline Kelley released from prison 6 years early
She was serving an 8-year prison sentence for violating her probation.
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Andrew Yang and his loyal 'knights' of Silicon Valley
Drew Angerer/Getty; Phil Long/AP; Business Insider Hello, and welcome to this week's edition of Trending, the newsletter that highlights the best of BI Prime's tech coverage. I'm Alexei Oreskovic, Business Insider's West Coast bureau chief and global tech editor. If you like this email, tell your friends and colleagues that they can sign up for the newsletter here.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Watch Google reveal the new Nest Mini, which is an updated Home MiniSee Also:Regulating big tech has become a hot topic ahead of the 2020 election — here's where the Democratic candidates standAndrew Yang wants to regulate big tech without breaking it up and says his fan Elon Musk is in full supportAmazon reportedly has an ambitious plan to change the way we grocery shop — here's what we know about it so far
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Djokovic's hopes crushed as Federer serves up a masterclass
Roger Federer lit up the O2 Arena with a dazzling 6-4 6-3 defeat of Novak Djokovic to hand the Serb an early ATP Finals exit and wreck his bid to end the year ranked number one on Thursday.
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Pelicans' Brandon Ingram out with Knee Injury vs. Clippers in Paul George Debut
The New Orleans Pelicans announced forward Brandon Ingram will not play Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers because of right knee soreness...
L.L. Bean offers 25% off perfect holiday gifts with surprise sale
Your holiday shopping plans may have gotten a little simpler now that L.L. Bean has kicked off an epic holiday sale. During the sale, you will receive an extra 25% off your entire order, including sale items. Just be sure to use the code SAVE25 to get the deal. There’s no shortage of great outdoor,...
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Putin: Russia hopes Trump will visit Moscow for Victory Day ('May Day')
“It would be the right (thing). But it’s not up to us to decide,” Putin said.
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Rev CEO: 'We Got a Few Things Wrong'
Transcription platform Rev quietly slashed the minimum pay for its contractors on Friday, and its workforce has been vocally pushing back against what it sees as unlivable wages since then.Read more...
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Apprehensions at U.S.-Mexico border continue to decline
CBS News immigration reporter Camilo Montoya-Galvez joins CBSN's "Red and Blue" to discuss the decline in apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border and the recent shake-ups at the Department of Homeland Security.
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Nevada's new caucus rules present challenges for 2020 Democrats
Nevada's caucuses, the third contest of the Democratic primary and a key test of candidates' support among Hispanics, Asian Americans and labor unions
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Cody Bellinger Wins 2019 NL MVP Award over Christian Yelich, Anthony Rendon
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger was named the 2019 National League MVP on Thursday. Bellinger beat out Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich and Washington ...
From 1996: The secret world of John le Carré
The putative end of the Cold War didn't mark the end for master spy storyteller John le Carré, who continued to write thrilling bestsellers of international intrigue and duplicity. Mark Phillips talked with the writer about how his "secret world" hadn’t changed all that much, and with London tailor Douglas Hayward, who served as a source of inspiration for the British expat who finds himself in the middle of a plot in crime-and drug-ridden Panama City, in le Carré's novel, "The Tailor of Panama." Originally broadcast on "CBS Sunday Morning" November 17, 1996.
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Wanted: 10k dogs for massive aging canine study
On this we can all agree: The lifespan of a dog is far too short. The Dog Aging Project hopes to change that. - RSS Channel
Bolivia's new leader, Jeanine Añez Chavez, faces daunting challenges
Will the former senator succeed in remaining in office before calling for the next elections?
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Court tosses Carl Icahn's suit seeking Occidental acquisition records
Activist investor Carl Icahn will not have access to Occidental Petroleum Corp's Anadarko takeover records to support his proxy fight against the oil firm's board, a Delaware court judge ruled on Thursday.
Demographics changing at elite Park Slope schools amid city’s diversity push
Brooklyn's District 15, which includes the upscale neighborhood, scrapped all academic screens at its sought after middle schools and reserved 52 percent of seats for homeless, low-income and English learning students.
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Turkey starts supporting ISIS fighters to US, other home countries
Turkey has begun the process of returning alleged foreign ISIS fighters to their home countries, starting with an American, a Briton and seven Germans. - RSS Channel
Federer eases past Djokovic to advance at ATP Finals
ALCS whistling video emerges to support ‘ridiculous’ Yankees accusations
The Yankees may have been on to something. The Bombers complained about some sketchy whistling coming from the Astros’ dugout during Game 1 of the ALCS. Houston has since been alleged to steal signs at Minute Maid Park using a camera in center-field and a monitor in the dugout. Now, there appears to be video...
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U.S. impeachment hearing TV audience less than for Kavanaugh or Comey: Nielsen data
The first televised hearing of the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday attracted an estimated 13.8 million viewers across 10 broadcast and cable television networks, according to Nielsen ratings data.
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Roger Federer delivers masterclass in win over Novak Djokovic at ATP finals
• Federer beats Djokovic 6-4, 6-3 in London• Swiss advances to semi-finals of ATP FinalsBetween meekly losing his opening match against Dominic Thiem and then being constantly reminded throughout this week of one of the most heartbreaking moments of his career, his bitter defeat by Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final, Roger Federer had plenty of reason to doubt that he would be able to beat Djokovic in their rematch on Thursday night.Instead, the 20-time grand slam title winner shrugged off a four-match losing run against his great rival and produced a breathless exhibition of fine serving and relentless aggression to advance to the semi-finals of the ATP Finals for the 16th time in 17 attempts with an astonishing 6-4, 6-3 victory. Continue reading...
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Andrew Yang: Yes, Robots Are Stealing Your Job
Self-driving trucks will be great for the G.D.P. They’ll be terrible for millions of truck drivers.
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The Searing Colors of Santiago's Revolution
Photographer Marcelo Hernandez’s image pinpoints the glory and agony of Chileans’ struggle for liberation.
Ex-Suffolk DA Thomas Spota goes on trial in corruption case
A disgraced former Suffolk County district attorney and his onetime aide went on trial Thursday for allegedly covering up for their police chief pal after he beat a prisoner for stealing his porn. Ex-DA Thomas Spota and former prosecutor Christopher McPartland are charged with witness tampering, obstruction of justice and tampering with witnesses. The case...
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Kentucky atheist can get ‘IM GOD’ license plate, US court rules
A federal court ruled today that an atheist gentleman from Kentucky should be permitted to get a personalized license plate from the state with the phrase “IM GOD” on it. The man is committed to his cause -- this only took three years of legal fighting. Here is the legal opinion from a U.S. District Court in Frankfort, Kentucky. The ACLU and fought on his behalf, and won. From the Associated Press: Court documents show Ben Hart, a self-identified atheist, set out to get the Kentucky plate in 2016. But Hart’s request was denied by the state transportation department on the basis it violated antidiscrimination guidelines. News outlets report similar plates had been approved before, including “TRYGOD” and “NOGOD.” Kentucky’s American Civil Liberties Union and the Freedom From Religion Foundation got involved to help Hart challenge the decision. In an opinion Wednesday by a U.S. District Court in Frankfort, the judge ruled “vanity plates” are private speech protected by the First Amendment and that the state had violated Hart’s rights by denying him the plate. US court rules Kentucky man can get ‘IM GOD’ license plate [] With Freedom From Religion Foundation and ACLU-KY Backing, Kentucky Man Wins Right To Have "IM GOD" License Plate [] PHOTO: Read the rest
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Activists Stage Protest Against USDA Changes That Threaten Free School Lunch
Activists delivered a petition with 1.5 million signatures to the agency in an effort to stop a rule change that would end automatic enrollment in free school lunch for nearly 1 million kids.
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Basecamp now has a totally free version to help you manage personal projects
Image: Basecamp This week, Basecamp launched a new, free tier of its project management software, which it calls Basecamp Personal. Basecamp was originally designed for small businesses, offering handy features like chat, an internal message board, group to-dos, a shared schedule, and more, all in one place. Typically, though, it costs $99 per month, which could be prohibitively expensive if you’re just looking for something to help manage tasks in your personal life or with a smaller group of people. Basecamp says Basecamp Personal is designed “specifically for freelancers, students, families, and personal projects,” and with it, you can make spaces for up to three projects, work on these projects with up to 20 users, and store up to one gigabyte of... Continue reading…
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Trump asked the Pentagon to explore trench on the border, Pentagon advised against it
The Pentagon pushed back against President Donald Trump's request to construct a trench along the US-Mexico border to stop illegal border crossings, according to a letter obtained by CNN. - RSS Channel
Nvidia follows Intel to predict strong growth in data center business
Nvidia Corp on Thursday joined rival Intel Corp to predict strong demand for chips used in data centers after its third-quarter revenue and profit beat market expectations.
How an Episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation Wound Up in a Memoir About Domestic Abuse
Carmen Maria Machado explains why she dedicated a chapter of her new book to recapping a sci-fi show from the ‘90s.
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Trump demands 500% more for US forces in South Korea
Secretary of Defense Mark Esper landed in South Korea on Thursday to navigate renewed threats from an "enraged" North Korea and newly heightened strain in the alliance with Seoul that congressional aides, lawmakers and Korea experts say has been caused by President Donald Trump. - RSS Channel
Anthony Rendon Rumors: Rangers Have Checked in on Nationals Star Free-Agent 3B
The Texas Rangers have reportedly " checked in" on free-agent third baseman Anthony Rendon , according to Jon Heyman of the MLB Network...
Nordstrom outerwear is discounted up to 40% off during Fall Sale
There’s truly nothing as comforting as the cozy hug of a puffer coat or faux-fur jacket on a freezing cold day. But if the chill of fall caught you before you had time to purchase your go-to coat for the season, Nordstrom has you covered with its Fall Sale. During the sale, shoppers can save...
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Google to roll out RCS messaging to US Android devices
After the carriers shun Google RCS, Google rolls its own service out to the US.
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Hong Kong to unveil depth of recession amid protests, trade war
Hong Kong is expected to confirm on Friday it plunged into recession for the first time in a decade, amid concerns the economy could be in even worse shape than feared as months of anti-government protests take a heavy toll.
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Matt Blake gives glimpse at how he’ll improve Yankees pitching staff
Matt Blake has never been a pitching coach for a full season at the professional level — until now. And that may be the biggest adjustment the 34-year-old faces after being introduced as the new Yankees’ pitching coach on Thursday. “There’s a huge difference between preparing a plan and then the debriefing of the plan...
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Two couples caught brawling at Popeyes drive-thru in California
Here we go again. More violence erupted at a Popeyes fast food restaurant — this time a wild brawl between two couples at a California drive-thru was caught on camera, a report said. The mayhem unfolded Friday night at an outpost in Temecula when the couple in one car honked their horn at the customers...
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Trump asks supreme court to block release of his tax returns
Filing sets stage for showdown over documents Trump has refused to release, unlike every other modern presidentDonald Trump is asking the supreme court to block a subpoena demanding his tax returns, in a test of the president’s ability to defy investigations.The filing Thursday sets the stage for a high court showdown over the tax returns Trump has refused to release, unlike every other modern president. Continue reading...
Elon Musk says Neuralink can ‘solve’ autism with a brain chip. We call BS
Elon Musk‘s back on the podcast scene and causing mayhem as usual. Instead of smoking cannabis with Joe Rogan – an activity that’s illegal at the federal level, where Musk holds a security clearance – he’s making outlandish claims about the capabilities of a brain chip in development by his neuro-tech startup Neuralink. On Lex Fridman’s “Artificial Intelligence” podcast, Musk recently stated that Neuralink will ‘solve’ certain brain disorders. This is a claim that may be too bold, even for Elon. He told Fridman: So Neuralink I think at first will solve a lot of brain-related diseases. So could be… This story continues at The Next Web
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