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Look: Shane Lowry's Open Victory Wins Bettor Almost $16K on $150 Bet

Sometimes the longshot pays off. A bettor won $15,750 Sunday after betting $150 on Shane Lowry to win The Open...
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Emma Thompson answering random questions from little kids is hilariously adorable
Skilled interviewers may spend years honing their craft, but sometimes all you really need to unlock a person's secrets is the quirky mind of a small child. Or in this case, several small children. In the BBC Radio 1 segment above, Emma Thompson follows in the footsteps of Sarah Silverman and Tom Hardy by answering a series of "difficult questions" from kids — with topics ranging from the environment to what it takes to become rich. 8-year-old Finn from Glasgow is even cheeky enough to ask about the best onscreen kisser Thompson has ever encountered. "Meryl Streep's a very good snogger," she responds. "I had to snog her in Angels in America and she was method about it." Read more...More about Emma Thompson, Entertainment, and Celebrities
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Fortnite: Save the World's new area is a dungeon crawl
Battle royale may well be the most popular mode on Fortnite, but the world still needs saving -- and now there's a new way to do it: dungeons. Fornite: Save the World has got a new subterranean area to explore, nestled within Hexylvania. Players can...
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World Tour Championship: Mike Lorenzo-Vera leads after Dubai first round
Rory McIlroy finishes day one of the World Tour Championship in second place behind leader Mike Lorenzo-Vera.
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‘Jersey Shore’ star Angelina Pivarnick marries Chris Larangeira
The couple tied the knot on Wednesday in New Jersey.
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UK's Labour unveils 'radical and ambitious' plan to remake Britain
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn unveiled his party's election manifesto on Thursday, setting out radical plans to transform Britain with public sector pay rises, higher taxes on companies and a sweeping nationalization of infrastructure.
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Spurs Done? Sixers Truly Flawed? We Can't Figure out These NBA Teams
Many preseason NBA predictions are coming true. The Los Angeles Lakers, Clippers, Houston Rockets, Denver Nuggets and Milwaukee Bucks look really good. The New York Knicks, Washington Wizards and Chicago Bulls all stink as expected...
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Derek Jeter unveils 'next chapter' of Players' Tribune with new 'partnership'
While players might take some time off after retiring from professional sports, Derek Jeter did the opposite.
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Eye Opener at 8: Lawyers for Epstein victims want Prince Andrew to cooperate
A look back at what we've been covering on "CBS This Morning."
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Pressure mounts on Prince Andrew to talk to FBI about Epstein
Fallout from the British royal's TV interview continues even after his official withdrawal from public duties
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Son continues "Mountain Santa" tradition of giving
For 42 years, Mike Howard dressed as "Mountain Santa" and delivered presents – now, it's his son's job
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Sequencing "Sweet Child O' Mine" on a phone
iSongs is a YouTube channel that shows popular songs being recreated from scratch with the music-making app that comes with the iPhone. It's an excellent and incredibly dense tutorial, too, for those with the "observe and copy" learning style. Read the rest
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Ukranian boxing champion killed by train while checking her phone
An 18-year-old Ukrainian boxing champion was fatally struck by a train as she crossed over a railroad line “wearing headphones and browsing her smartphone,” according to new reports. Amina Bulakh — a member of Ukraine’s youth female boxing team and the bronze medalist at a September European championship in Bulgaria — was walking home from...
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The Difference Between a First Mover and a Category Creator
There’s more to breakthrough products than being first to market.
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Active weather patterns begin as US heads into holiday week
The first major winter storm is moving through the Southwest with more than 4 inches of rain falling in San Diego County in southern California.
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Trump impeachment hearings Day 5: Fiona Hill and David Holmes appear
Fiona Hill and David Holmes appear before the House Intelligence Committee in Day 5 of the Trump impeachment hearings.
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Lawsuit challenges Trump order requiring local sign-off on refugees
A U.S. coalition of refugee resettlement groups will file a lawsuit on Thursday that seeks to block a new Trump administration policy that says refugees can only be resettled if state and local officials agree to accept them.
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Jeremy Corbyn launches most radical Labour manifesto in decades
‘Investment blitz’ to be funded by wealthy and includes tax on energy firms to tackle climate crisisLatest election news - live updatesJeremy Corbyn has launched the most radical Labour manifesto in decades, promising an “investment blitz” that would leave no corner of the UK untouched and welcoming the hostility of billionaires, big business and dodgy landlords.Speaking at an upbeat event at Birmingham City University, where students and activists leaned over balconies adorned with banners setting out Labour’s policies, Corbyn urged the public to vote for “hope” at the general election in three weeks’ time. Continue reading...
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BMW spends billions to secure batteries and drivetrains for its EVs
BMW has announced its plans to make electric variants of all its most popular cars, in addition to high-end EVs like the upcoming all-electric i4 sedan. All of these cars will need batteries, and the company has just inked a deal to secure its supply...
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Daimler brings SUV to luxury Maybach brand's portfolio
Daimler plans to sell luxury Maybach brand's first sport-utility vehicle, its China chief executive, Hubertus Troska, said on Thursday, joining other luxury brands that offer SUV models to attract customers from China and the United States.
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Celonis raises $290 million for AI-powered process mining at $2.5 billion valuation
Process mining company Celonis raised $290 million to bring its valuation to $2.5 billion. The funding will be used to expand Celonis into automation.
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OneCoin’s ‘lawyer’ allegedly earned $50M for laundering $400M
The lawyer that allegedly laundered funds on behalf of cryptocurrency scam OneCoin reportedly earned $50 million for doing so. United States prosecutors told the jury of the ongoing OneCoin investigation that Mark Scott — the lawyer that ran some of the OneCoin’s accounts — recieved a $50 million fee for laundering $400 million worth of funds, Law360 reports. “It’s staggering,” said prosecutor Nicholas Folly. Scott, who is a former partner at legal firm Locke Lord, is being accused of using a series of fake companies, offshore accounts, and fraudulent schemes to launder the $400 million on Ignatova’s behalf between the… This story continues at The Next Web
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Utility company asks for proof that a $280 million emerald was lost in California wildfire
It's not impossible for an emerald to be valued at $280 million. In 2017, a 794-pound emerald was found in Brazil and valued at $309 million: However, in the ongoing litigation over the 2018 Camp Fire, PG&E has asked for proof that a married couple really lost a $280 million emerald when their home burned down. Their "Beleza Emerald" was described in court documents as a 500-pound "solid block of black schist and quartz with green crystals." Aside from the immense value of the emerald, Market Watch notes a few suspicious factors: While the Camp fire burned hot enough to melt aluminum — which has a melting point of 1,221 degrees Fahrenheit — emeralds start to degrade at temperatures around 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit A Google search found no record of a "Beleza Emerald." According to Realtor.com, the house in question was an 8-bedroom, 4,400-square-foot home in Paradise with an estimated value of $586,000 — raising further doubts that it contained a gem worth more than 477 times the price of the house. In an effort to verify the claim, PG&E has requested proof of ownership such as photos of the emerald, or receipts for security precautions such as temperature control or employment of security personnel. Read the rest
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Judy & Punch review – brutal and brilliantly bizarre #MeToo fairytale
Mirrah Foulkes’s 17th-century-set debut feature is a mouth-puckeringly tart treatise on mob mentality and male aggression With her feature debut, actor-turned-director Mirrah Foulkes gives us a brilliantly bizarre #MeToo fairytale, a revisionist backstory for the Punch and Judy puppet show set in the 17th century. It’s a mouth-puckeringly tart movie that’s tonally in a world of its own – darkly disturbing, absurd, brutal and silly, with a batsqueak of bonkers. And it’s not consigned to the dim and distant past, either. Foulkes persistently jolts us back to the 21st century with a modern turn of phrase in the script – “we killed it tonight!” – or synth-y bit on the soundtrack, insisting we see her thesis on mob mentality and male aggression as horribly relevant.The film is set in the town of Seaside, a mix-mash of Shakespeare and Dickens inhabited by grubby urchins, ruffians and potato sellers, with a bawdy public house where Punch and Judy perform their knockabout puppet show. Mr Punch (superbly played with sweaty charm and barely concealed menace by Damon Herriman) is the greatest puppeteer of his generation. Or, so he likes to think. Actually, it’s his wife Judy (Mia Wasikowska, reliably excellent) who is the real-deal talent. Forget the nagging shrew of tradition, Judy is super-capable, managing the business, looking after the baby and trying to keep her husband off booze. Continue reading...
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Backstage WWE and AEW Rumors: Latest on WrestleMania, Marty Scurll and More
The end of the year is upon us which means the rumor mill has begun churning out reports on WWE 's WrestleMania plans, the first of which headlines this week's collection from around the web...
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WWE Survivor Series 2019: Identifying Weak Link for Each Men’s and Women’s T
Survivor Series is the time of year when the WWE brands go to war with each other for bragging rights and to determine which show is the best...
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LG G8X ThinQ Review: Two Screens Come at a Cost
LG's latest phone comes bundled with a screen case, bridging the gap between a smartphone and a foldable.
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What the most Jose Mourinho ending at Tottenham would look like
The quintessential Jose Mourinho experience has a few key elements, beginning with a lot of promises. So, Jose Mourinho is back in English football. This time as the new manager of Tottenham Hotspurs, taking over within a day of Mauricio Pochettino getting sacked. Just as he had quickly succeeded Louis van Gaal at Manchester United. In his first official statement, Mourinho promised the fans: “passion, real passion. Passion for my club, that’s the way that I’ve been all my career, and I want to try, obviously, everything to bring happiness to everyone who loves the club.” “I couldn’t be happier and if I was not as happy as I am, I wouldn’t be here.” Jose Mourinho’s first interview as Head Coach. #THFC ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/v316eMZM6N— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 20, 2019 By now, everyone knows what the Mourinho (usually three-year) cycle at a club looks like. Things start off well. He creates a siege mentality at the club that unifies both the fans and players. He antagonizes members of the press and managerial colleagues, sometimes referees. The team overachieves because of his tactical ability and us-against-the-world attitude. Then the attitude wears on the players, and Mourinho is eventually sacked after a falling out with both the team and the management. The whole process is its own particular, exhilarating and exhausting cycle within a sport that is already emotionally draining. Unless Mourinho has changed dramatically in his time away from management, Spurs are sure to experience all the highs and lows of the man in the next few years. Given that, the interesting question to me, a person who loves chaos, isn’t how the team will handle the Mourinho experience, but what would be the most fun way for his tenure with Spurs to end? The way I see it, it has to start from something small and petty, which then escalates into a full-on explosion, embarrassing both the manager and the club. It should feel like the contents of a fever dream in retrospect. The most perfect possible version of events is one where Mourinho has a falling out with fan and club favorite Son Heung-min, which then leads to the collapse of his project. Imagine this: Mourinho’s first season is going well. He has Tottenham playing better than it did in the last days of Pochettino’s reign. The players seem reinvigorated. Harry Kane is scoring, and miraculously can run again (Mourinho can even fix shattered ankles!). Tanguy Ndombele is excelling and showing his world class qualities. The defense is uncompromising and compact. Spurs don’t concede goals, and win games with such energy and intensity that fans who were skeptical of Mourinho begin to fall in love with him. They finish the season well, and the next season seems promising. The next preseason goes well and the team starts its campaign in great form. Everyone is happy. Mourinho is insulting referees and other managers, and the fans repost the clips all over social media, cheering on their manager. Then a small report comes up one day, maybe right before a Champions League game, that Son was late to training. The reason doesn’t matter. It was an accident, and Son apologizes. Although Mourinho accepts the apology, he drops Son to the bench for the match. Of course, he and his supporters defend the decision by saying it was tactical, and because Son does sometimes come off the bench, that justification will be seen as a valid. But then the next match, Son once again doesn’t play. With the team struggling and needing help scoring goals, the striker doesn’t even make a substitute appearance. Still, there’s not too much concern. Mourinho makes a great case of believing in the players who were on the field. It seems sensible. A few matches pass in which Son never plays more than 10 minutes if he steps onto the field at all. The team’s form begins to decline. Kane and Dele Alli struggle. Son continues not to play. It becomes clear to everyone that there’s something more to this tension than simply tactics. Reports are released, citing anonymous sources, that there’s a power struggle between Son and Mourinho. This perplexes fans and the media alike. How could this be? Son is one of the loveliest human beings. It’s unimaginable he would struggle against Mourinho for power. This confusion will be valid. Son’s problem won’t be that he’s against Mourinho, but that he is the most prominent player who doesn’t buy into the cult of the manager. Mourinho will want everyone to be entirely loyal to him, and Son, wanting to do his best but believing that it’s bizarre to play each game as if it is a battle, will retain his independence. He wants to be happy and enjoy his football, and Mourinho will disdain him for that. The results continue to disappoint. The fans begin chanting for Son during matches, and Mourinho starts to get annoyed at questions about the player in the pre- and post-match conferences. Now he refuses to even put Son on the bench, blaming a mysterious injury. Son, bewildered by the whole saga, casually refutes the injury claims through a small publication, which then infuriates Mourinho even more. The season ends with the team in a worse position than the year before. The next season, the manager asks the club to sell Son and use the money to reinvest in the squad. The club refuses, because Son is still talented and valued at the club. Mourinho sees this as the club choosing the player over him. The club buys some players but they don’t satisfy the manager, who is still unhappy about Son remaining on the team and the fact the club didn’t buy all the players he requested. He begins to make public statements of his displeasure. The results worsen. Fans begin protesting loudly in the stadiums. Mourinho calls them ungrateful and defends his honor by pointing to his achievements. Suddenly, he plays Son again in an effort to win support during the hard times. Son, because he hasn’t played in a long time, doesn’t do well. Mourinho mocks the player and everyone who called for his inclusion after another loss. Son requests a transfer before the window closes, and the club reluctantly obliges. Son leaves thanking everyone but Mourinho. The other players are hurt by the departure and turn on the manager. They start playing badly on purpose to sabotage him. The manager begins to publicly chide his own players. The fanbase divides itself into those who support Mourinho and those who don’t. The fighting becomes so unbearable that the “One Club” song from years ago seems endearing by comparison. The results continue to be negative, and now the lifeless and pragmatic style of play becomes indefensible. It won’t end with a bang, but there will certainly be a great Mourinho press conference in which he exalts himself while pointing out that, before him, the club has never had a true winner at the helm. He will put his trophy record against that of Spurs. He will mock the fans for not knowing how to support someone of his caliber because they have never had anyone like him. He will criticize Daniel Levy for being cheap. And eventually, his antics will become so unbearable that the club will have no choice but to put an end to his reign. Then he will leave with a wonderful severance package. A few months later, an in-depth interview with Son will reveal the pettiness of Mourinho through their difficulties, and make it clear that the manager was trying to make an example of the player. Son’s words will be filled with regret. That regret will make fans even more angry at how he was pushed out of the club. Tottenham will spend the next few years going from one manager to another, trying to undo the damage done by Mourinho’s time there. And then Mourinho will be back on TV, giving great and nuanced match analysis, while casually mocking the stature of the club he was just fired from, joking that he had done them a favor by taking on the job. Then he will spend the next few months advertising himself for a new job, and one day another masochistic club will inevitably offer him incredible amounts of money for the bittersweet experience. And he’ll take the job, with a promise of “passion, real passion.”
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The 20 fastest-disappearing jobs in America
Oli Scarff/Getty Every two years, the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases employment projections for the United States over the next decade. Using those projections, we found the 20 jobs that are expected to have the biggest percent declines in employment between 2018 and 2028. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Postal workers, locomotive firers, and typists are all occupations that may be on their way out. Every two years, the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases employment projections for the United States. These estimate how many people are likely to be employed in various jobs over the next decade. The most recently released projections cover how employment is expected to change between 2018 and 2028. Using the BLS projections, we found the 20 jobs that are expected to have the largest percent declines in the number of people employed over that decade. Here are the 20 fastest-disappearing jobs in the US, along with their median annual pay as of May 2018 and descriptions of what the occupations entail from the Department of Labor's O*NET occupational database:20. Prepress technicians and workers: Employment is projected to fall from 29,900 in 2018 to 23,700 in 2028, a 20.8% drop. Fun Fun Photo/Shutterstock Median annual salary in 2018: $40,410 What they do, according to O*NET: Format text and images submitted by clients into pages that can be printed. 19. Legal secretaries: Employment is projected to fall from 180,100 in 2018 to 142,500 in 2028, a 20.9% drop. VP Photo Studio Median annual salary in 2018: $46,360 What they do, according to O*NET: Perform secretarial duties for legal services. 18. Textile, garment, and related material pressers: Employment is projected to fall from 39,900 in 2018 to 31,400 in 2028, a 21.2% drop. U.S. Navy/Wikipedia Commons Median annual salary in 2018: $23,350 What they do, according to O*NET: Press or shape clothing or other textile articles. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:The 20 most popular jobs of 201910 fears you need to let go of to move forward in your life5 ways to put a little more money in your pocket starting todaySEE ALSO: The 20 most popular jobs of 2019
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7 ways the best bosses make time for their employees
Steve Debenport/Getty Images A standout leader will give their time when their team needs it most. This doesn't mean be freewheeling with your time to the point that you can't effectively do your job — there are seven specific occasions when you should opt to attend to your employees. Helping an employee shine by preparing them for a big meeting is one instance where a leader should create time in their schedule. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. There are many ways leaders can work to set themselves apart. Many require high levels of skill, like setting a vision, being a great strategic thinker, or being a brilliant executor. But the most powerful way leaders can set themselves apart is something that literally anyone can do. Give their time when their people need it most. I made this a core value of mine in my corporate days and it paid off with organizations that consistently scored among the highest in the company for feeling motivated.  Of course, this doesn't mean be freewheeling with your time to the point that you can't effectively do your job. There's a time and a place to make space with your time. I've learned over a three-decade career the moments in time your time's most appreciated. Make yourself available for these seven occasions, and your leadership lore will surely elevate.1. Take the time to waste a moment Luis Alvarez/Getty Images Stop by their desk every now and then or catch them in the hall just to say "hi," see how they're doing, or for a bit of small talk. It's actually not wasted time, it's time you're taking to connect that says you care. I'm not saying make a habit of interrupting people and their productivity. You'll know when it feels right to just share a human moment. 2. Take the time to teach in teachable moments David Keyton/AP Images Sure, coaching should happen in your one-on-one sessions, but even more powerful is to coach during teachable moments. For example, pull them aside after a big meeting they presented at to tell them what worked and what needed improvement. Coach them when you see gaps in their preparation or thinking, when they fall short on a risk taken, when they lose their temper or make excuses, when they're seeing things from just their side during a conflict or tension, or when they're not aware of the perception or impression they're leaving. 3. Take the time to appreciate them in the spaces in between Bill Boyce/AP Images When leaders take the time to reward and recognize their employees at important moments, that's good. But great is when leaders let employees know in the quiet moments in between just how valued they are. I liked to find a quiet day at work and stop by an employee's desk, pull them into my office, and take five minutes to tell them why I valued them so much. Nothing in particular triggered my overture, which made it even more powerful. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:8 not-so-obvious signs you're in a toxic workplace and need to make a change — or get out10 signs an employee is in the wrong role and could be on the verge of quittingAdam Grant says that focusing on kindness rather than achievements can lead to more caring and successful childrenSEE ALSO: 11 personality traits you probably didn't know are hurting your business
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Tips For Opening A Dispensary Where Nobody Wants You
Neighborhood opposition has killed many a plan for opening a dispensary. How do you deal?
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NFL TV Schedule 2019: Week 12 Live Stream, TV Coverage Map and Game Times
Highlighted by an NFC showdown between the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night, Week 12 is loaded with enticing matchups for the national NFL audience...
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The Crown May Be PR for Royals, but We Love It Anyway
The Crown still shines with Season 3.
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UK's Corbyn says Labour will consider student debt relief
Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Thursday he would look at ways to help those who have already incurred large debts from university tuition fees, and would not sell off student loans to private companies.
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US STOCKS-Futures dip after mixed signals on U.S.-China trade
U.S. stock index futures were slightly lower on Thursday, as mixed signals on trade and a row between Washington and Beijing over the Hong Kong protests fanned concerns about the timing of a deal to end their prolonged tariff dispute.
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Ray Dalio says the global economy is heading for a 'great sag'
Ray Dalio doesn't want to use the word "recession" when talking about the global economy. But he does believe it is headed for what he dubbed the "Great Sag."
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BVB 2025: Borussia Dortmund's Plans to Future-Proof Their Transfer Tactics
It is a grey morning in Dortmund. Autumnal rain falls from the sky, orange leaf mulch coats the slick pavements and the wheels of the vehicles thundering past on the Rheinlanddamm send spray fizzing into the air...
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READ: Fiona Hill's opening remarks at impeachment hearing
Fiona Hill's opening remarks on Thursday at impeachment hearing.
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New lung injury may be linked to vaping
Doctors diagnosed a 17-year-old in Canada with "popcorn worker's lung" when he nearly died after vaping THC and flavored e-cigarettes for five months
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Attorneys for Epstein victims say Prince Andrew could face depositions, trial
Britain's Prince Andrew stepped down from public duties on Wednesday, saying the controversy surrounding his association with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein had caused major disruption to the royal family's work. This follows his interview with the BBC in which he expressed little remorse over his relationship with Epstein or his alleged victims. A mounting list of organizations have cut ties with him. Imtiaz Tyab reports.
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Richard Lindley obituary
Foreign correspondent revered for his integrity, who reported from war zones for the BBC’s Panorama and for ITVRichard Lindley, who has died from heart disease aged 83, was the first western television journalist to interview Saddam Hussein, the Iraqi dictator brought into the world’s spotlight following the Israeli air strike on an Iraqi nuclear reactor in 1981. “He was just like all the pictures of Joseph Stalin, full of smiles and charms,” Lindley recalled of his BBC Panorama programme, broadcast a month after the air strike. “He had a gang of little kids running around for him. Obviously, we know now he was a murderous man, an awfully violent man who was responsible for so many deaths.”By then, Lindley was a seasoned foreign correspondent, having spent nearly a decade with Panorama, but he had approached his early assignments at ITN (1964-72) for ITV news and current affairs programmes with some trepidation. Continue reading...
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Mark Zuckerberg had dinner with Trump, but Facebook wants you to know it's no biggie
Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, the social media company that's been under scrutiny for possibly allowing fake news to influence the 2016 U.S. general election (the same very close election that Donald Trump won), had a previously undisclosed dinner with the president of the United States, it has been revealed. According to NBC News, the dinner also included Facebook board member Peter Thiel and took place at the White House in October. That was just after Zuckerberg testified before Congress on Libra, a cryptocurrency platform and stablecoin that Facebook and partners aim to launch next year.  Read more...More about Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Donald Trump, Tech, and Politics
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Two key witnesses expected to add to growing evidence in Trump inquiry
Appearances from Fiona Hill and David Holmes come after Gordon Sondland’s bombshell testimony on existence of a quid pro quoThe impeachment inquiry will hear from two further key witnesses on Thursday, who are expected to add to the growing evidence that the Trump administration may have pressured Ukraine for political gains.The appearance of the officials comes after Wednesday’s bombshell testimony by Gordon Sondland, the US ambassador to the EU, on the existence of a quid pro quo with Ukraine in exchange for politically motivated investigations of Donald Trump’s rivals. Continue reading...
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Isolated band of protesters holds out on trashed Hong Kong campus
Inside the increasingly empty and trashed campus of a Hong Kong university only a handful of activists held out on Thursday as they desperately searched for ways to escape or hide while squads of police encircled the grounds.
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China Demands President Trump Veto Hong Kong Human Rights Bill Overwhelmingly Approved by Congress
(BEIJING) — China on Thursday demanded President Donald Trump veto legislation aimed at supporting human rights in Hong Kong and renewed a threat to take “strong countermeasures” if the bills become law. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act undermined both China’s interests and those of the U.S.…
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Nebraska the first state to help Trump's quest for citizenship data
After the president's plan for a Census citizenship question failed, he asked states to share their driver's license records
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Impeachment Inquiry Updates: Fiona Hill and David Holmes to Testify
The former top Europe and Russia expert at the National Security Council is expected to testify about grave concerns inside the White House about the Ukraine pressure campaign.
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Fox News has filed a trademark for "OK Boomer" — and they're not the first ones to do it
Rupert Murdoch has never met an irrational fear of the Boomer set that he couldn't exploit for cash. Which is why Fox News filed a trademark for "OK Boomer" earlier this month, just weeks after the current media meme trend of the term took off. FOX has filed a trademark application for "OK BOOMER." The media giant filed the application on November 11th. According to the filing, FOX intends to launch a reality, comedy and/or game show called OK BOOMER. My full breakdown
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Bitcoin plunges below $8,000 after 7 straight days of declines
Reuters Bitcoin plunged below $8,000 on Thursday, hitting its lowest level in nearly a month. The biggest cryptocurrency has dropped for seven straight days as investors funneled money into stocks, bonds, gold, and other assets. "The downward pressure is being caused by a divergence of investment strategy across all asset classes, which has created indecision and cautiousness," Luna CEO Marcus Swanepoel wrote in a note this week. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Bitcoin plunged below $8,000 on Thursday, hitting its lowest level in nearly a month. The biggest cryptocurrency has dropped for seven straight days as investors have funneled money into mainstream assets.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A big-money investor in juggernauts like Facebook and Netflix breaks down the '3rd wave' firms that are leading the next round of tech disruptionSee Also:Trump reportedly shelved a ban on flavored e-cigarettes to avoid angering votersTrump hails 'cash' coming from US aid package to farmers caught in the China trade war's crosshairs'An overextended market losing its engines': A notorious bear says tons of red flags are piling up around stocks — and doubles down on his call for a 65% plunge
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