Kenyan Brigid Kosgei Smashes Women's World Record At Chicago Marathon

The 25-year-old runner finished in a time of 2:14:04 on Sunday, beating the previous record set by Britain's Paula Radcliffe in 2003 by 81 seconds.
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Facebook quietly released a meme creation app called Whale
The internet is built on glorious, glorious memes. It's no surprise, therefore, that Facebook wants to own the creation of these wonderful jokes alongside messaging, photo-sharing and everything else that's currently part of the Zuckerberg empire. As...
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The Story of West Side Story
A New York Icon: The story of West Side Story, with Chita Rivera, Broadway director and choreographer Grover Dale, and producer Jack Viertel.
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Likely Iowa Democratic caucusgoers divided on health care
A CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll in Iowa finds that a majority of likely Democratic caucusgoers would prefer a health care option that isn't "Medicare for All." - RSS Channel
Cryptocurrency exchange that went dark with $16M in user funds only has $45k, report
A Canadian cryptocurrency exchange that was shut down earlier this month for allegedly misappropriating CAD$16 million ($12.1 million) in user funds only has $45,000 in “hard assets,” reports Global News. As previously reported by Hard Fork, the B.C. Securities Commission (BCSC) shut down Einstein Exchange after looking into several complaints from customers unable to access their cash and cryptocurrency assets. Grant Thornton Limited was appointed to seize the exchange’s assets and return the allegedly missing funds to users. These included cryptocurrency, such as Bitcoin, the BCSC case documents said. But, a British Columbia Supreme Court filing published yesterday reportedly says… This story continues at The Next Web
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Fantasy football: Top pick-ups and drops after Week 11
The Post’s Drew Loftis evaluates all the relevant fantasy football news from Week 10 of the NFL season. Looking up Baker Mayfield QB, Browns Combined averages of defenses he has faced have allowed 7.3 fantasy points fewer per week than the combined teams remaining on his schedule. Dolphins this week should be a nice kick-start...
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Dear Care and Feeding: We Really Need a Relaxing Getaway. Are We Nuts to Bring Our Baby With Us to Hawaii?
Parenting advice on traveling with kids, alcoholic in-laws, and birthmarks.
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Spotify thinks its algorithm can find your next favorite podcast
Spotify Spotify is taking its first step toward personalizing podcast recommendations with the official launch of its Your Daily Podcast playlist, which will offer listeners an automated list of podcasts they may want to check out every day. The playlist has been in testing, and the company says it’s seen positive results, which pushed it to roll out the feature to all users in the US, UK, Germany, Sweden, Mexico, Brazil, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The playlist, which I’ve randomly had in testing for at least a month now, mixes podcasts that people already follow along with Spotify’s own recommendations. The team primarily considers listening history and what shows people follow to make its suggestions. The playlist will feature... Continue reading…
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Every Startup Needs to Prepare for Its Downfall
Silicon Valley lives in denial, so nobody plans for the inevitable.
Wish List 2019: 52 Amazing Gift Ideas You'll Want to Keep for Yourself
The best gadgets and gear for all your family, friends, and unindicted co-conspirators.
What It Takes to Turn a Vintage F-16 Into a Drone
The US Air Force is resurrecting old fighter jets from a boneyard in Arizona as moving targets for live-fire exercises in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Pride and Prejudice of Online Fan Culture
Why 'Star Trek' and 'Game of Thrones' nerds owe a debt to Jane Austen obsessives.
Oh My God, Netflix, Please Chill Out!
The carousel of hair-trigger auto-plays is now my nightmare reality.
Six-Word Sci-Fi: Sketch the Plot of ‘Star Wars: Episode XXI’
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Microtasks Might Be the Future of White-Collar Work
Microsoft is experimenting with inserting small Word doc jobs into people's Facebook feeds, letting them get work done while trying to procrastinate.
The Pope and Catholic Radicals Come Together Against Nuclear Weapons
Paul Elie on civil disobedience and sentencing of the Catholic radicals known as the Kings Bay Plowshares Seven, and on Pope Francis’s anticipated denunciation of nuclear weapons.
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CHEAP: Let Google be your health instructor with $50 Fitbit Versa
Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap. CHEAP! Fitbit has always been a ‘cool’ thing to have. People gift Fitbit bands to friends and family so they can start ‘working out.’ Or at least spend a few days harping about the importance of health and try to beat the daily goal of 10,000 steps. I’ve seen people walking up and down in their houses to complete that goal, and even tie their bands to their dog’s collar to do that. But now, Google has acquired Fitbit. So, Google might tell you to… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Google
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My Mother Is Having Sex With Tinder Guys in My House
Should I remind her she didn’t let me bring girls home as a teen?
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From Canada to Greece: Nick Butter becomes first person to run a marathon in every country
Nick Butter talks to BBC Breakfast about the trials and tribulations he has been through as he became the first person to run a marathon in every country after completing 196 marathons in 674 days.
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Hungary Boss Marco Rossi Compares 'Unbelievable' Daniel James to Kylian Mbappe
Hungary manager Marco Rossi has warned of the threat posed by Wales winger Daniel James ahead of their crunch UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier on Tuesday, comparing the speedster to France star Kylian Mbappe ...
EasyJet flights are now carbon neutral
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A Saudi Arabian princess and rights activist who 'fell off the radar' in late 2018 is reportedly detained under house arrest with 24/7 surveillance
Getty A Saudi princess and activist has been detained and placed under house arrest on suspicion of trying to flee to Europe, German broadcaster Deutsche Welle reported. Sources close to Princess Basmah told the publication she disappeared in December 2018 and was detained in March 2019 on suspicion of seeking to flee under the guise of urgent medical care in Switzerland. Leonard Bennett, an attorney for the princess, told DW: "She just fell off the radar; no one knew where she was. We actually feared the worst." When Princess Basmah finally responded to Bennett's phone calls she was "sounding very much like a hostage," he told DW. The princess, the youngest daughter of King Saud, has long campaigned against inequality, rights abuses, and gender discrimination in Saudi Arabia. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.  A Saudi princess, businesswoman, and rights advocate who "fell off the radar" in 2018 is under house arrest and subject to 24/7 surveillance, German public service broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) reported. Princess Basmah bint Saud bin Abdulaziz al-Saud was abducted "on suspicion of trying to flee the country" in March 2019 as she tried to fly to Switzerland for urgent medical care, a source close to the royal told DW.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 5 things about the NFL that football fans may not knowSee Also:The US is being hit by a frigid, early cold snap that has killed at least 6 people and could break 100 temperature recordsVideo shows New Zealand man accused of murdering 21-year-old backpacker on a Tinder date moving a suitcase said to contain her bodyThe beauty queen wife of notorious drug lord El Chapo is set to appear on a reality TV show about the friends and families of cartel bosses
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What a Year of Testing Fancy Wellness Products Taught Me
For most things, the question of “does it work?” is extremely personal.
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Scientists used artificial intelligence to discover a 2,000 year-old stick figure in Peru's mysterious Nazca Lines
YouTube/IBM Research The Nazca Lines are mysterious ancient images carved into the sands of Peru's Nazca Desert, some of which are over 2,000 years old. Although archaeologists have been studying them for over a hundred years, new images are still being discovered which have been obscured over the millennia. Researchers from Yamagata University recently discovered a further 142 formations, one of which was discovered using an IBM Watson, which uses artificial intelligence. The success of the project could help archaeologists find countless more ancient artworks lost to history. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Artificial intelligence has helped archaeologists uncover an ancient lost work of art. The Nazca Lines in Peru are ancient geoglyphs, images carved into the landscape. First formally studied in 1926, they depict people, animals, plants, and geometric shapes. The formations vary in size, with some of the biggest running up to 30 miles long. Their exact purpose is unknown, although some archaeologists think they may have had religious or spiritual significance. Local guides believe the lines relate to sources of water.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Watch Google reveal the new Nest Mini, which is an updated Home MiniSee Also:From 'Jeopardy' to poker to reading comprehension, robots have managed to beat humans in all of these contests in the past decadeElon Musk said his AI-brain-chips company could 'solve' autism and schizophreniaEschewing pitch decks and personal connections in favour of data — here's how European investor EQT Ventures uses AI to stay on topSEE ALSO: Google's DeepMind is better than 99.8% of human players of 'Starcraft II,' putting it on the long road towards solving real-world problems
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Czech gov wants to slap a 7% ad tax on internet giants like Google and Facebook
The Czech government has approved a new 7-percent digital tax on global internet giants, Reuters reports. The tax will be imposed on companies’ revenue from services provided to Czech users; such as targeted advertising, digital market places, and user data sales. The tax will still need to be confirmed by lawmakers in parliament, but if it goes through, the Czech Republic would join other EU countries that are trying to rein in international tech giants with stricter taxation. Both Italy and France have started implementing their own digital taxes after attempts at putting together an EU-wide tax failed last year.… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Facebook,Google
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Hackers breached Macy’s website and hijacked customers’ payment info
Popular US department store chain Macy’s has revealed that its website was hacked with malicious scripts in an attempt to steal customers’ payment information. According to Bleeping Computer, the online storefront — — was infected with “unauthorized code” on October 7 to its ‘Checkout’ and ‘My Wallet’ pages, allowing the bad actor to capture credit card data. Macy’s said it was alerted to the situation on October 15, a full week after the site was breached. The attackers were able to access detailed personal information, including the customer’s full name and address, phone number, email address, payment card number,… This story continues at The Next Web
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HIGHLIGHTS-Hundreds of protesters leave Hong Kong university, scores remain
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday that about 100 protesters remained inside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus that has been sealed off by police.
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You too can train with the fittest athletes on Earth
Imagine if tennis legends Roger Federer and Serena Williams lived and trained in the same small town. Both arguably the greatest of all time in their own disciple, living and training side by side, pushing each other to new heights.
How a small US town became CrossFit's global mecca
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Former England captain Hartley felt 'fraudulent' being injured
Former England captain Dylan Hartley says he felt "fraudulent" being sidelined by a long-term knee injury that led to his retirement.
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Western hostages freed by Afghan Taliban in swap for top commanders: sources
The Afghan Taliban released two Western hostages on Tuesday, Afghan government officials said, completing a delayed prisoner swap for three of the militant group's commanders and raising hopes for of a revival of efforts for peace.
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US state department official quits amid 'inflated CV' claims
But Mina Chang denies US media claims that she faked a university degree and a Time magazine cover.
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Elon Musk argues in court documents that his Twitter can't be taken as factual because he tweets about zombie apocalypses and being a Martian
Reuters Elon Musk is currently fighting a defamation case against cave diver Vernon Unsworth, who he referred to as "pedo guy" on Twitter. Musk's lawyers have repeatedly argued that reasonable people would not take Musk's insult seriously, partly because he broadcast it on Twitter. But Unsworth's lawyers say that Musk's account can be taken seriously, giving his infamous "funding secured" tweet — which resulted in $40 million in fines SEC — as an example. Musk's lawyers say that the Tesla CEO's Twitter account is filled with frivolous jokes, including tweets about being a Martian and arming people against the zombie apocalypse. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Elon Musk is trying to use his most flippant tweets as evidence he didn't defame cave diver Vernon Unsworth when he called him "pedo guy" last year. Musk's lawyers have repeatedly argued that reasonable people would not interpret Musk's insult as a factual statement about Unsworth. Last year they unsuccessfully tried to have the case dismissed on the grounds the Tesla CEO's comments could not be considered defamation because his insults were "over-the-top" and made on the "rough-and-tumble" platform of Twitter.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:Here is everything we know so far about Elon Musk's new Tesla factory in BerlinElon Musk says the UK lost out on Tesla's new Gigafactory because of BrexitElon Musk just revealed the location of Tesla's next factorySEE ALSO: Elon Musk is worth $26 billion and extremely online. Here are all the bizarre spats the the Tesla CEO is caught up in thanks to his Twitter habit.
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REFILE-Emirates says size of Boeing 777x order depends on delivery schedule
Emirates still intends to take the 150 Boeing 777X jets it had ordered, but that could change depending on the delivery schedule, its president said on Tuesday.
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Don't do it, BBC! Why canning Newsround would be a catastrophe
From John Craven to Lizo and beyond, the children’s news show has been an institution for generations of kids. Why get rid of such a reassuring classic? When you grow up, you still think children’s TV is the way you left it. To many of us, Newsround is still presented every weekday by John Craven, or by Lizo Mzimba, just before Neighbours. Except, of course, that it isn’t. The children’s news show was shifted to the CBBC channel early in 2013, and soon it may barely be on that channel either.With the rise of on-demand television and the changing ways children consume news, CBBC is asking Ofcom if it can cut Newsround bulletins on their channel from 85 to 35 hours per year. At the same time it will “evolve” and expand its offering for children on its website. The iconic teatime bulletin, a broadcast that has run every weekday since John Craven’s Newsround in 1972, will be cut. All that will appear on the channel is a short morning bulletin, which is still popular and shown in schools. Continue reading...
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We finally know where Rick (from Rick and Morty) stands on the Intel vs AMD debate
Wubba lubba dub duuuub! Rick and Morty‘s back for its fourth season, peeps — and we finally known where Rick stands on the AMD vs Intel debate. Spoiler: he’s more of an AMD guy. In the latest episode (“The Old Man and the Seat”), we get a glimpse at Rick’s computer system (one of his many, we assume) as he performs a procedure he describes as “reverse digestion extrapolation” — a less scientific term to label it would be shit analysis. In the process, Rick boots up his system, which gives us a peek at his configuration. Okay, so here are… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Intel
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New Half-Life sequel likely to be high-end VR exclusive
Valve’s follow-up to its beloved sci-fi shooter may feature a rare woman of colour as hero and is expected to be exclusive to its HTC Vive headsetIt’s the news millions of veteran gamers have been waiting more than a decade for: another title in the sci-fi shooter series Half-Life.Developer Valve Corporation has tweeted that a game entitled Half-Life: Alyx is in development and that more details will be revealed on 21 November. Excitement was perhaps tempered, however, by the nature of the project. Half-Life: Alyx is a virtual reality game that will likely to be exclusive to the high-end HTC Vive headset, which Valve co-developed. Continue reading...
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Reporter: Uyghurs say camps meant to eradicate culture
CNN's Rosemary Church interviews Austin Ramzy, one of the New York Times' reporters who worked on a story based on more than 400 pages of leaked sensitive Chinese Communist Party documents that link President Xi Jinping to the country's mass detention centers in the far western region of Xinjiang.
How New Yorkers Are Shaping the Trump Impeachment Inquiry
An upstate Republican and a Hudson Valley Democrat play roles in the Washington hearings.  
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Nowt But a Fleeting Thing: the reality of farming
Dom Bush’s film documents farming’s complex issues through a character-led story about a father and a sonOur latest Guardian documentary, Nowt But a Fleeting Thing, has just launched: a father and son story about the challenges of farming and a changing world in the north of England. It’s a beautiful film directed by Dom Bush and made with the support of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Continue reading...
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Why voice assistants should stick to sounding like robots
More than 200m homes now have a smart speaker providing voice-controlled access to the internet, according to one global estimate. Add this to the talking virtual assistants installed on many smartphones, not to mention kitchen appliances and cars, and that’s a lot of Alexas and Siris. Because talking is a fundamental part of being human, it is tempting to think these assistants should be designed to talk and behave like us. While this would give us a relatable way to interact with our devices, replicating genuinely realistic human conversations is incredibly difficult. What’s more, research suggests making a machine sound… This story continues at The Next Web
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GRAPHIC-What trade war? Chinese companies wow with Q3 report card
The top 200 Chinese companies spanning consumer, technology, industrial, property and financial industries reported September quarter earnings well ahead of market expectations, setting them up for a strong showing next year, analysts said.
US and Australian hostage freed in Taliban prisoner swap
The men were released on Tuesday as three high-ranking Taliban prisoners arrived in Qatar, sources say.
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With Democratic Field In Flux, What To Watch For At The November Debate
Pete Buttigieg may face scrutiny after popping in the polls. Elizabeth Warren provided answers about her health care plan, and now she'll have to defend them. And is the field finally set?
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Oil slips to $62 as trade talks drag on
Oil extended declines to $62 a barrel on Tuesday, pressured by limited progress in efforts to resolve the trade conflict between the United States and China as well as an expected rise in U.S. crude inventories.
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'Start Here': What to expect during today's public impeachment hearings
It's Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. Here's what you need to know to start your day.
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This 'Jedi: Fallen Order' lightsaber is also a motion controller
Twitch streamer and DIY gaming accessory buff Dylan "Rudeism" Beck, who created a hilarious Untitled Goose Game "controller," is at it again with the new Star Wars title Jedi: Fallen Order. He built a motion-controlled lightsaber and a force glove th...
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Watch live: House kicks off second week of impeachment hearings
Alexander Vindman and Jennifer Williams are slated to testify Tuesday morning as the second week of impeachment hearings gets underway
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Hong Kong University Standoff Continues as a New Police Chief Is Appointed to Handle Unrest
Hard-core protesters remain barricaded inside a university after a days-long siege
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