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Jalen Lecque to Forgo Playing at NC State, Enter 2019 NBA Draft

Highly touted combo guard Jalen Lecque announced in a Twitter video Saturday he will forgo a college basketball career and instead enter the 2019 NBA draft pool: Lecque is the No...
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John Carmack moves to ‘consulting CTO’ role at Oculus
John Carmack is stepping down from his full-time position as chief technology officer at Facebook Oculus virtual reality division.
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Mom of Bronx twins who died in hot car fears husband would be suicidal if sent to jail
The mother of the 1-year-old twins who died when their father forgot them back of a hot car in the Bronx fears her husband will harm himself if he’s sent to jail over the tragic incident. Marissa Rodriguez was “definitely” worried her husband, Juan Rodriguez, was suicidal following the devastating loss of daughter Mariza and...
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Maria Spencer’s Vow to Kill
A woman repeatedly threatened to kill to her ex. She enlisted her father to help make good on her promise. Why couldn’t anyone stop her? "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant reports Saturday, November 16 at 10/9c on CBS.
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America needs more politicians like Pete King and Chuck Schumer
Sadly, Chuck Schumer probably wasn’t surprised at the flak he took for praising Rep. Peter King after the Long Island Republican announced his retirement. New York’s senior senator simply tweeted that King “stood head & shoulders above everyone else” as a “principled” lawmaker who “never let others push him away from his principles,” a man...
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Iran hostage crisis: The students' spokeswoman
How Iranian students invited a delegation to visit the US citizens they took hostage
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Google Pay will offer checking accounts in 2020
Google will offer personal checking accounts next year through its Google Pay app in partnership with Citigroup and a Stanford University credit union.
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Adam Schiff is wasting the nation’s time with impeachment hearings
In their first day of public impeachment hearings, Democrats made clear just how weak their case is. In beyond-dull testimony, the Dems’ first witnesses, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent and US Chargé d’Affaires in Ukraine Bill Taylor, noted their displeasure with the fact that there were “two channels” (a “regular” and an “irregular”...
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Immigration hawk promoted to U.S. homeland security acting deputy
The Trump administration named immigration hawk Ken Cuccinelli to the No. 2 position at the Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday, the same day it installed an acting secretary who became the agency's fifth leader in three years.
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Appeals court hands Trump another loss, saying Congress can seek his tax returns
The DC Circuit Court of Appeals has denied for the second time President Donald Trump's attempt to stop an accounting firm from turning over his financial documents to the House.
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Miguel Andujar, Amed Rosario going all out to fix defensive weakness
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Miguel Andujar and Amed Rosario took part in an intensive, three-day clinic last week in Tampa designed to focus on their defense. Ulises Cabrera of Octagon, who represents both New York infielders, employed Mariners first base/infield coach Perry Hill to work last Wednesday-Friday with his clients. Hill has among the best reputations...
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Revolting passenger puts feet on airplane headrest in horrifying photo
An airline passenger is raising a stink after a fellow traveler pulled the ultimate no-no in airplane etiquette: dangling their feet over her headrest. A photo of the offender’s space-violating soles has since gone viral on Reddit, sparking shock and revulsion over the heinous act. The image, posted by Redditor u/Addian4 three days ago, depicts...
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The Democrats bungled the first day of public impeachment hearings
If Democrats think they advanced their case for impeachment with the first day of hearings into the Ukraine matter, they are deluding themselves. The proceedings were confusing, not clarifying. Speaking as someone who has followed this matter in granular detail, I found it extremely difficult to tease out the set of undeniable facts that would...
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Donor to de Blasio ‘slush’ fund hit with $10K fine by state authorities
A major contributor to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s shuttered nonprofit — which critics labeled a “slush” fund to boost Hizzoner’s ambitions — has agreed to pay a $10,000 fine to settle charges it violated state ethics laws. The firm, Douglaston Development LLC, snagged more than $12 million in taxpayer funds and scored city-owned land in...
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Republicans’ Best Defense Is a Bad Offense
What the day’s impeachment hearings revealed.
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Peter Weber is ready for more windmill loving in new ‘Bachelor’ teaser
Love is in the air for Peter Weber in a new trailer for the upcoming season of “The Bachelor.” A new teaser video shows Pilot Pete ready getting ready for romance. Of course, it takes place in a windmill, where he famously had sex four times in one night while on a fantasy suite date...
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High-tech fitness company Peloton will reportedly release a cheaper treadmill and a rowing machine in 2020 (PTON)
Peloton Peloton is working on releasing a series of new products for 2020: a new treadmill, a rowing machine, and apps for both Amazon Fire TV and Apple Watch, according to Bloomberg.  New equipment could cheer up Peloton users, who have complained about the company's decision to remove songs by artists like Taylor Swift and Rihanna amid a $300 million copyright infringement lawsuit. The company told Reuters that it was 'always working on ideas' but had no new products to announce.  Investors seemed to like the idea, with Peloton stock surging up nearly 9% immediately following the report. It closed up 5%. The news may herald a turnaround for the company, which has hit several bumps recently. Peloton had the third-worst mega-IPO debut in a decade, as shares fell 11%. Its shares fell another 7% after it released its earnings report for the first fiscal quarter in 2020.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The buzzy fitness equipment startup Peloton, known for its internet-connected exercise bikes and treadmills, may finally have some good news this year after its IPO didn't go quite to expectations. Peloton will reportedly release two new pieces of fitness equipment next year, according to Bloomberg, including a new cheaper treadmill, and a rowing machine. Peloton is also exploring options to link its smartphone software to Amazon's Fire TV and the Apple Watch, per the report. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Watch Google reveal the new Nest Mini, which is an updated Home MiniSee Also:The best dining tables10 tricks for remembering everything you readI never understood the hype around Patagonia — but this one sweater changed my mind and now I'm a member of the cult fan base
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Time served: Michigan prison museum to close at end of year
JACKSON, Mich. — A museum at a former southern Michigan prison is closing at the end of December. Cell Block 7 in Jackson allows visitors to step into the cells and walk the corridors of what was once the largest walled institution in the world. The museum’s website invites people to “spend some time on...
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Three key takeaways from the Trump impeachment hearing
The top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, testifying in the first televised hearing of the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, linked the president on Wednesday more directly to a pressure campaign on Ukraine for investigations of Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden and his son that would benefit him politically.
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China's Hikvision directors under investigation over disclosures
Chinese surveillance equipment manufacturer Hikvision said regulators were investigating two of its directors for allegedly violating disclosure rules, piling more pressure on a firm which is on a U.S. blacklist.
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Facebook has fixed the bug that secretly accessed iOS users' phone cameras (FB)
Scott Morgan/Reuters Facebook has reportedly fixed a bug in its iOS app that turned on a user's phone camera while they scrolled through their feed. An update to the Facebook app is now available at Apple's App Store. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. After Facebook users found a bug that accessed their camera without their knowledge, the company said it has issued a fix, according to a report from The Verge. An update to the Facebook app, resolving the issue, is now available for download on Apple's App Store, the company told The Verge.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Most maps of Louisiana aren't entirely right. Here's what the state really looks like.See Also:Facebook users are noticing a bug that lets the app access their iPhone's camera while they're scrolling through their newsfeedTwitter CEO Jack Dorsey praised Facebook's experimental moves to hide Instagram 'likes'Efficiency-obsessed tech firms are sticking newsletters on toilet stall walls to keep employees productive while they poop
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SoftBank's Yahoo Japan confirms merger talks with Line, shares jump
SoftBank's Yahoo Japan, one of Japan's top internet firms, confirmed it is in talks to merge with Line Corp , a $27 billion union that would bring the messaging app operator under the SoftBank umbrella in a major tech shake-up.
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Cuomo’s AWOL in saying what he’ll do about New York’s huge Medicaid problem
The Cuomo administration has admitted there is a “structural imbalance” in its massive Medicaid budget, which means the Empire State’s biggest single government program is spending beyond its means. So, what does Gov. Andrew Cuomo plan to do about it? Some hint of the answer might be forthcoming in a midyear financial update — whenever,...
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Hong Kong protests: foreign students start to leave as unrest shifts to universities
Danish university chief tells its 36 students to return home after dormitories set on fireDozens of foreign students have been urged to leave Hong Kong after another night of violence, with the battleground shifting to university campuses.Several Nordic students at Hong Kong Baptist University are being moved after anti-government demonstrators moved on to its grounds, and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) urged its 36 students in Hong Kong to return home. Continue reading...
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A quick guide to every 'Mandalorian' character you should know
Disney/Lucasfilm Disney Plus' new series "The Mandalorian" premiered Tuesday.  The show features a whole new set of characters from the "Star Wars" universe.  The two most central characters so far are unnamed and simply called the Mandalorian and the Client. Keep reading to learn the names of all the other people you should know. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The newest "Star Wars" story has arrived on Disney Plus, and with it comes a whole new cast of interesting characters from around the galaxy. There is the unnamed title character, "The Mandalorian" himself, plus several others played by Carl Weathers, Werner Herzog, and more. Keep reading for a list of all the major characters on "The Mandalorian" you should know. We'll be updating this list with each new episode as new faces join the protagonist bounty hunter. Warning: Spoilers ahead for "The Mandalorian" episode one.The main character in "The Mandalorian" is an unnamed bounty hunter. Disney Known simply as the Mandalorian, not much was revealed about this guy other than his prowess for fighting and connection to the warriors of the planet called Mandalore. The Mandalorian says he was a "foundling" once, but has now become part of the Mandalorian troop. So far this mystery man hasn't shown his face. We know underneath is the face of actor Pedro Pascal, best known for his role as Oberyn Martell on "Game of Thrones" and Netflix's "Narcos." Greef Carga is the man who gets the Mandalorian bounty assignments. Disney/Lucasfilm Greef Carga is the name of the man who the Mandalorian delivers his bounty assets to. Carga pays the Mandalorian, and then gives him info about an off-the-books job with a new client who has deep pockets. The Client is a mysterious man who commissions the Mandalorian for a new bounty hunt. Disney/Lucasfilm Similar to the Mandalorian, very little information about the "Client" is given on the first episode. We know he has access to the rare metal called Beskar, and he wears an Imperial insignia — which means he's still loyal to the fallen Empire. This was made clear thanks to his Stormtrooper bodyguards, too. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Disney Plus allows you to turn off the most annoying feature that Netflix won't let you disableA major 'Star Wars' scene with Han Solo has been changed on Disney PlusFans are losing it over a revelation on 'The Mandalorian' about a key character in the 'Star Wars' universe
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Hallmark Channel is getting into the holiday spirit — of Hanukkah
Hallmark Channel Christmas movies have become a cultural institution, generating both good cheer and big ratings for the network. Now, the franchise is expanding to encompass Hanukkah. The first two Hallmark movies built around Hanukkah-themed plots, “Holiday Date” and “Double Holiday,” will premiere next month to coincide with the Jewish holiday, which starts Dec. 22...
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‘I’m a Big Fan’: Trump Gives Warm Welcome to Turkey’s Erdogan
President Trump seemed unbothered by Turkey’s recent invasion of Syria, which prompted outrage in Congress and among some in his administration.
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Ex-WeWork CEO Adam Neumann eyes $45M penthouse on Park Avenue
After reported rejections by Fifth Avenue co-ops, Neumann and his wife Rebekah have turned their attention to a lavish condo at 1010 Park Ave. -- no board approval required.
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Hillary Clinton, get real
Reportedly not ready to say "never" to a possible run, Hillary Clinton appears to believe that the country wants her to lead, writes SE Cupp. Terrible idea...and wrong.
Politica
SE Cupp: Hillary Clinton, get real
Oh, the arrogance.
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Real-life ‘Dollface’: My BFF dumped me for her boyfriend
We’ve all been there: You get too wrapped up in a new romance, ditch all your pals and get taught a lesson by a talking cat. OK, maybe that last bit only happens on Hulu’s new comedy “Dollface” (out Nov. 15). But the rest of the show, which stars Kat Dennings, is as real as...
New York Post
Jim Jordan Is Now the Face of Republicans’ Defense
On Day One of impeachment hearings, the newest committee member was the biggest presence in the room.
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7 Instagram-worthy spots in NYC to dazzle your feed
Forecast calls for likes.
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Miami Herald publisher McClatchy seeks pension bailout
McClatchy Co., the publisher of 29 daily papers including the Miami Herald and the Sacramento Bee, is looking for a bailout of its pension fund, it said Wednesday. The debt-burdened company, which is the third-largest newspaper chain in the country by circulation, is in talks with the federal government about a possible takeover of its...
New York Post
GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks in cautious ranges ahead of China data, trade talk hopes fade
Asian stocks clung to tight ranges on Thursday as investors awaited key Chinese data for clues on how much the 16-month trade war between Beijing and Washington has hit growth in the world's second-largest economy.
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Jeffrey Epstein’s creepy NYC mansion could be worth $100M
The "creep" factor is apparently not diminishing the value of the mansion at 9 E. 71st St. where Epstein allegedly kept women for sex.
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Morales decries U.S. recognition of new Bolivian government
Bolivia's former President Evo Morales said on Wednesday that he condemned U.S. recognition of the South American country's new "de facto government" that has installed itself since his departure.
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2020 Daily Trail Markers: Deval Patrick expected to announce candidacy
The Democratic former Massachusetts governor will be a guest on "CBS This Morning" Thursday
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At least 10 NFL teams sending people to watch Colin Kaepernick's private workout
At least 10 NFL teams will send personnel to watch Colin Kaepernick's league-arranged workout Saturday, a league source with direct knowledge told CNN on Wednesday.
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Court Rejects Trump’s Appeal in Fight to Keep Financial Records From Congress
The decision almost certainly paves the way for a major Supreme Court case over President Trump’s stonewalling of congressional oversight efforts.
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Who Wants to Abolish a Billionaire?
Bernie says he'd ban billionaires. Warren says she wouldn't. But what do their plans say?
Slate Articles
McClatchy Says So Long to Saturday (Print) Newspapers
The fifth-largest newspaper chain in the country will try to encourage more digital subscriptions with a weekend plan affecting dailies in 14 states.
The New York Times
Islamic State: What happens to those expelled by Turkey?
Turkey has begun sending IS members to their home countries - even if they don't want them back.
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Long Island couple cares for peacock that mysteriously appeared at their house
A Long Island couple have been feeding and caring for a peacock that mysteriously appeared at their house in East Islip this spring. The couple told the Post they had no idea where the peacock came from, but they’ve gladly cared for it for months. “I read online what to feed her. I made up...
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Knicks alum: Don’t boo Kristaps Porzingis for wanting out
TNT’s Channing Frye thinks Knicks fans should only boo Kristaps Porzingis because he’s the opponent in a Dallas uniform — not because he wanted out of the Knicks’ maelstrom. Frye, a TNT/NBA TV analyst promoting the broadcast of Porzingis’ first visit to the Garden as a Maverick, is also a former Knicks lottery pick as...
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Israeli military says it's 'raining rockets' from Gaza; Islamic Jihad launching one every 7 minutes since leader killed
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said Wednesday that it is “raining rockets” across the country, with Islamic Jihad firing one projectile every seven minutes since a senior commander of the terror group was killed by the Israeli military in a targeted airstrike Tuesday morning.
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Facebook says it removed 3.2 billion fake accounts
Facebook estimates that about 5% of its 2.45 billion user accounts are fake
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U.S. appeals court again backs House request for Trump tax documents
A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday said it would not revisit an October decision backing a U.S. House of Representatives subpoena issued to President Donald Trump's accounting firm for his financial records.
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