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Louisiana governor's race heads for November runoff

Louisiana voters will decide on their next governor next month. The state held a "jungle primary" Saturday; incumbent Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards will run against Republican businessman Eddie Rispone in the runoff November 16.
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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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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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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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Work, work, work: Beyoncé's labour of liberation
Leading a creative revolution whose ripples were seen from Kanye to Donald Glover to Little Simz, Beyoncé consigned the idea of performers ‘sticking to the music’ to history• The decade in music: Alexis Petridis on how Ed Sheeran brought pop back down to earthBy now, it’s a cliche. “You have as many hours in a day as Beyoncé,” the saying goes. You can find its words slapped on mugs, T-shirts and Instagram quotes or murmured into the bathroom mirror as a bleary-eyed morning affirmation. The backlash (largely led by white women) to this tongue-in-cheek attempt at self-motivation has already pointed out its blind spots around class. Of course, you, regular human with looming mounds of debt and bills, can’t “maximise” your time like a pop star with entire creative and personal teams to eliminate her drudgery. That’s obvious.But the sentiment – that Beyoncé would, at one point, have been a nobody just like you, with as much time to work with – still holds true. Like her or not, she leveraged a childhood work ethic into a career that spreads beyond her role as a performer. Yes, Beyoncé is a singer. Yes, she often co-writes. In addition, she is also an all-round entertainment mogul, directing documentaries and music visuals, executive-producing film soundtracks and commanding a wider, ephemeral level of cultural influence – not to mention moving into fashion. Continue reading...
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Your dog’s real age in ‘dog years’ revealed (and it’s not their age multiplied by seven)
Working out your pet's age in 'dog years' simply by multiplying it by seven is actually a myth.
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Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Say Impeachment Hearings Won't Change Their Minds
The poll shows just how locked in most Americans are in their partisan positions, even as nearly a dozen people have either testified or are set to testify in the impeachment inquiry.
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Impeachment Hearings Resume With White House, State Department Witnesses
House Democrats are set to kick off week two of their impeachment hearings on Tuesday with witnesses who listened firsthand when President Trump spoke on July 25 with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
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Starting Your Own Business Is Hard. Here’s Some Advice.
Other women have done it with great success, and here are some steps you can take to follow their lead.
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How Can Female Entrepreneurs Attract Financing?
Money is the biggest stumbling block for start-ups led by women, but there are ways to work around that.
The New York Times
The Backstory to Bolivia’s Coup
Evo Morales helped Bolivians prosper. But he didn’t know when to step down.
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Unite to Remain could hurt the anti-Brexit cause. That’s why I quit the Green party | Tom Meadowcroft
As a prospective Green MP, I would have taken crucial votes from Labour – but its Brexit policy is the closest to oursOn Friday 8 November, I decided to stand down as the Green party candidate for Filton and Bradley Stoke in South Gloucestershire. Here’s why.Party politics didn’t come naturally to me. I was a twentysomething crypto-anarchist wastrel from the outer suburbs of Bristol who’d spent five years after university moving between jobs and getting distracted. Then, in 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) gave humanity 12 years to reorganise itself to limit climate catastrophe. A few months later, my son Finn was born. It was time to get serious about the climate crisis. I particularly liked the Greens’ advocacy for “post-growth economics” (unlike Labour) and their democratic party structures. I got in touch with my local Green party in March 2019. Continue reading...
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50 last-minute gifts that will actually arrive on time
Oops, you did it again. You waited until the last minute to get a gift. You love your parents, boyfriend/girlfriend, friends, and other family members, but sometimes they're hard to shop for and time just gets away from you. We get it and we're not here to judge. Rather, we are here to help. Finding a last-minute gift that's actually meaningful is hard, to be quite honest. But it's not impossible. There are still ways to get personalized or sentimental gifts even in a time crunch. SEE ALSO: Best travel gifts: 30 gift ideas for people who love to travel Gift cards are generally the first thought when it comes to last-minute gifts, and while those are great, they're not your only option. Throughout this guide, you will see some gift cards, but don't feel like you're stuck getting one. Read more...More about Gift Guide, Online Shopping, Mashable Shopping, Last Minute, and Culture IMAGE: MEUNDIES $25 MeUndies gift card -- See Details IMAGE: HEADSPACE $12.99 Headspace subscription -- See Details IMAGE: SHARI'S BERRIES $34.99 Chocolate covered strawberries -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON $119 Amazon Prime membership -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON $10 Magazine subscription -- See Details IMAGE: DROPBOX $9.99 Dropbox cloud storage -- See Details IMAGE: PEXELS Classroom donation -- See Details IMAGE: KIVA Kiva loan -- See Details IMAGE: UDEMY $12 Online course -- See Details IMAGE: THE BOUQS CO. $49 Bouquet of flowers -- See Details IMAGE: CHERYL'S COOKIES $39.99 Cheryl's cookies -- See Details IMAGE: MASSAGE ENVY $75 Massage Envy gift card -- See Details IMAGE: CVS $14.99 Photo print -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON $15 Amazon gift card -- See Details IMAGE: HEALTHSMART $38.45 Essential oil diffuser -- See Details IMAGE: YETI $29.99 Yeti insulated tumbler -- See Details IMAGE: THE PRINTABLE STUDIO Downloadable prints -- See Details IMAGE: SCREENSHOT / THE NEW YORK TIMES $40 'New York Times' subscripition -- See Details IMAGE: WINC $60 Winc subscription -- See Details IMAGE: MCOOL $9.99 Reusable straws -- See Details IMAGE: 23ANDME $199 23andMe DNA kit -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON $89.99 Echo Show 5 -- See Details IMAGE: NETFLIX $25 Netflix gift card -- See Details IMAGE: HULU $25 Hulu gift card -- See Details IMAGE: SPOTIFY $10 Spotify gift card -- See Details IMAGE: BAMBÜSI $54.99 Bamboo cheese board -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON $9.99 Kindle Unlimited -- See Details IMAGE: EA / ORIGIN $39.99 The Sims 4 -- See Details IMAGE: ALO YOGA $20 Alo Moves online yoga service -- See Details IMAGE: TERRAPASS $4.99 Terrapass carbon offset -- See Details IMAGE: SEPHORA $25 Sephora gift card -- See Details IMAGE: PEXELS Concert tickets -- See Details IMAGE: HOTELS.COM Hotels.com gift card -- See Details IMAGE: ASOS $19 ASOS premier delivery service -- See Details IMAGE: GROUPON A Groupon -- See Details IMAGE: BIRCHBOX $30 Birchbox subscription -- See Details IMAGE: THE SILL $25 The Sill digital gift card -- See Details IMAGE: DISNEY $25 Disney gift card -- See Details IMAGE: MICROSOFT Xbox gift card -- See Details IMAGE: PLAYSTATION PlayStation gift card -- See Details IMAGE: AMC THEATRES AMC Stubs A-List membership -- See Details IMAGE: MASTERCLASS $180 MasterClass -- See Details IMAGE: PRIVATE INTERNET ACCESS $39.95 VPN -- See Details IMAGE: LYFT Lyft rides -- See Details IMAGE: ROSETTA STONE $79 Rosetta Stone -- See Details IMAGE: HELLOFRESH $59.94 HelloFresh subscription -- See Details IMAGE: POSTMATES Postmates gift card -- See Details IMAGE: APPLE $159 Apple AirPods -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON $49.99 Fire TV Stick 4K -- See Details IMAGE: VISA $25 Visa gift card -- See Details
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This is the one thing you should absolutely buy in November
Have you been feeling SAD? Seasonal Affective Disorder, that is. It's not as uncommon as you may think. The leaves fall, the sun sets at 5 pm, and the seasonal depression begins. While there's nothing you can do to change daylight saving time, you can make your inside space a bit brighter.  Happy lights are a drug-free way to combat seasonal blues. No prescription is needed, just a place to plug in your personal ball of sunshine.  Of course, a bright lamp is no match for a qualified therapist or medical professional. If you just can't seem to shake the blues no matter what you do, or if you ever have thoughts of harming yourself or others, know that you are not aloneTake advantage of these resources to get the help you need.  Read more...More about Tech, Culture, Light Therapy, Seasonal Affective Disorder, and Mashable Shopping IMAGE: Amazon OUR TOP PICK Verilux HappyLight A highly trusted brand name in the light therapy space, the Verilux HappyLight consistently gets solid online reviews from customers. Max LUX amount: 10,000 $79.95 from Amazon IMAGE: Amazon BEST ROUND-SHAPED LAMP Circadian Optics Lampu Not only will it help you feel better, but it will look really nice on a bedside table as well. Max LUX amount: 10,000 $64.99 from Amazon IMAGE: Amazon BEST FOR DESIGN Circadian Optics Lattis A great option for those who dislike the "tech" look of other option, this device features a stylish, modern look that can easily pass as an everyday table lamp. Max LUX amount: 10,000 $69.99 from Amazon IMAGE: Amazon BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK Comenzar Sun Lamp Get 12,000 LUX for about half the price of other lamps on this list. Max LUX amount:: 12,000 $35.99 from Amazon IMAGE: Amazon BEST FOR SAVING SPACE Circadian Optics Lumos 2.0 Super convenient, adjustable, and ultra portable, this tiny happy light gets star marks. Max LUX amount: 10,000 $39.99 from Amazon IMAGE: Amazon MOST EASY-TO-USE LAMP Miroco LED Bright White Therapy Light Beloved by Amazon reviewers, its easy-to-understand controls make it a friendly device for all users. Max LUX amount: 10,000 $39.99 from Amazon IMAGE: Amazon BUDGET PICK FITFIRST Portable Light Therapy Energy Lamp The cheapest option on our list, this lamp will still deliver the power and easy-of-use that you'll love. Max LUX amount: 10,000 $29.99 from Amazon
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Grind your coffee — and brew it too — with this early Black Friday deal
TL;DR: Get the time-saving Chefman 4-Cup Grind & Brew Coffee Maker for $75, a 24% savings.  Years from now, when we look back on the past from whatever flooded dystopia we call home, we’ll remember this moment as the age of the "OK Boomer" clap-back.  The phrase is currently the go-to response to an out-of-touch older generation who offer up advice like “stop eating avocado toast and you could afford a house” or “make coffee at home and you’ll save enough to pay off your student debt."  Whether you agree with Boomer sentiments or not, many of us — no matter our age — view a small pleasure like buying coffee as a rare concession in a tough world. Sure, we could save a bit of money if we made it at home, but not enough to get out of the red and onto the property ladder. Read more...More about Coffee, Kitchen, Mashable Shopping, Consumer Tech, and Tech
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Protect your smartphone with 20% off Defense cases and chargers
TL;DR: Save 20% off Defense cases and chargers with the coupon code 20MASHABLE for a limited time. In a mega-multitasking world, phone fumbles happen all the time. Even if you’re not walking and texting (and let’s be honest, most of us do that regularly) or snapping pics in touchscreen-enabled gloves, phones have a way of slipping out of our hands at the worst possible places (concrete sidewalk, anyone?). While early generations of the iPhone were as fragile as teacups, the iPhone 11 series launched with a focus on increased durability. However, when put to the test, even these toughened-up versions can still crack under pressure. Get some peace of mind, protect your precious devices, and save 20% off all Defense cases and chargers with the code 20MASHABLE. Read more...More about Phone Charger, Phone Case, Mashable Shopping, Sponsored Shopping, and Tech
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'The Crown' Season 3 completely ignored Princess Anne's most dramatic '70s moment
Earlier seasons of Netflix’s The Crown had it easier than Season 3. The first two installments of the period drama about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II focused primarily on the Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, and Princess Margaret; the third season adds in a new generation of main characters in Prince Charles and Princess Anne. Those early seasons also covered less time than Season 3, with Season 1 spanning a mere five years, Season 2 spanning ten, and Season 3 cramming a whole 13 in the same ten episode run time.  It’s natural that a season with more characters and years to cover would have to cut some major events, but Season 3 does so at the disservice of Princess Anne, who went through a lot in the 1970s: she competed in the Montreal Olympics, married a commoner, and was the victim of a failed kidnapping attempt that was so dramatic it inspired a Tom Clancy novel.  Read more...More about Princess Anne, The Crown Seaosn 3, Erin Doherty, Entertainment, and Movies Tv Shows
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If you're going to buy one thing this week, make it this plastic welding kit
TL;DR: The pocket BONDIC Pocket 3D Liquid Plastic Welding Kit is on sale for $14.99, a 40% savings.  It's finally happened — your phone charger is down to it's last, sad frayed wire and you'll be forced to spend money on a new one in no time. You've already tried using tape to hold it together, but you know that's only a temporary fix. You need something stronger.  Don't give up on your sad, worn down charger just yet — you can breathe new life into your weathered and broken electronics with this liquid plastic welding kit. The BONDIC pocket welder allows you to use liquid plastic to clean, fill, cure, or shape whatever you need, and it only hardens when you cure it with the included UV light, giving you total control of your repair experience. Lucky for you, it's on sale ahead of Black Friday for less than $13. Read more...More about Home, Mashable Shopping, Consumer Tech, Cool Gadgets, and Tech
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Taliban say US and Australian hostages freed in prisoner swap
Timothy Weeks and Kevin King have spent more than three years in captivity The Taliban say they have released an American and an Australian held hostage since 2016 in exchange for three top Taliban figures who were released by the Kabul government and flown out of Afghanistan the previous day.Australian Timothy Weeks, 50 and Kevin King, 63, an American, were released in southern Zabul province, ending their more than three years in captivity. Continue reading...
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Jordan says US settlement decision is 'entrenching occupation'
US said on Monday Israeli settlements on West Bank were no longer considered illegal Jordan has accused the US of entrenching the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories, after Washington announced it did not consider Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank to necessarily be illegal.Ayman Safadi, the Jordanian foreign minister, slammed the US decision, saying settlements “kill the two-state solution”, the most widely accepted blueprint for Middle East peace.“Entrenching the occupation and its injustice, and violating the resolutions of international legitimacy will not achieve peace, and will not guarantee security and stability,” he said, according to state media.“Nothing changes the illegal reality of settlements that the international community is unanimous in condemning,” he added. Continue reading...
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A year after arrest, Ghosn seeks trial date, access to evidence
A year after his arrest, Nissan ex-Chairman Carlos Ghosn remains stuck in Tokyo under stringent bail conditions and without a trial date as he seeks access to a trove of Nissan emails and other evidence to fight charges of financial misconduct.
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Moscow court rejects appeal of US man held on espionage charges
Paul Whelan, who has been held for 11 months, has called his case a ‘hostage situation’A Moscow court has upheld the arrest of Paul Whelan, an American citizen being held in Russia on espionage charges who has called his case a “hostage situation”.The court rejected Whelan’s appeal to be released from Russia’s notorious Lefortovo prison, where he has been held for more than 11 months, in a hearing closed to the press because his case is classified. Continue reading...
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Marcus Rashford Pleased with Form After 'Tough Period' for England, Man United
Manchester United and England forward Marcus Rashford has suggested he's gaining confidence having hit a more prolific patch of form following a "tough period" for club and country...
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California Sues E-Cigarette Maker Juul Over Ads and Youth Sales
The lawsuit from California’s attorney general is the latest legal action against Juul
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Adam Driver took 2 souvenirs home with him from the set of 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker'
All good things must come to an end. Even Kylo Ren's tenure in Star Wars. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is supposed to be the final film in the Skywalker Saga. So, how does it feel to "hang up your lightsaber," Stephen Colbert asked Adam Driver, who plays resident troubled baddie Kylo Ren.  "Good," he said. "I also have it. I literally hung it up. It's in a box." Apparently he also took home a costume with him – although he made sure to get permission from J.J. Abrams first. "I asked 'cause they'll hunt you down, Disney," he explained. Next, Colbert asked the question many of us Kylo crushers have been longing to have answered: What would Kylo be like in a marriage?  Read more...More about Star Wars, Adam Driver, Entertainment, and Star Wars
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Stephen Colbert hangs out with PM Jacinda Ardern in New Zealand and it's super wholesome
If you're a regular person arriving in a new country for a visit, you'll normally have to get a cab or wait for a bus from the airport. Not Stephen Colbert, though. When he touches down in New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is waiting to meet him. "She has come on the show a couple of times already now, and she invited me to visit New Zealand both times — and the second time she said she'd pick me up at the airport," Colbert explains at the start of the clip above. "So recently, I got on a plane to see if she meant it." Well, she absolutely did. And the 12 minute segment above documents exactly what happens next. Read more...More about Stephen Colbert, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Lorde, Jacinda Ardern, and Entertainment
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Perms, punks and BMX stunts: The People's Archive's snapshots of the UK
Its evocative, crowdsourced everyday snaps capture working-class British life in a time before smartphones. Paul Wright tells us how he shone light on a hidden historyOn a patch of grass on an estate, a kid attempts a dicey BMX stunt in front of his mates. In a barber’s, a hairdresser puts the finishing touches to a spiky mohican. Outside a Jobcentre, teenagers kick a ball around. In front of pebble-dashed terraces, Ford Cortinas sit in a long line. Elsewhere, an old man sunbathes in nothing but pants, socks and shoes.To visit the online People’s Archive is to travel back in time, to a Britain before smartphones made snappers of us all. Here you’ll be reminded of some the country’s most dazzling subcultures – from female punks to floppy-haired Spike Islanders – and get the sort of insight into working-class life that only the best documentary photographers can provide. Yet none of these images were taken by people who consider themselves photographers. Often holiday snaps, they were shot by amateurs, one great picture among countless humdrum efforts. This month, however, they will go on display in London, alongside work by far more established names. Continue reading...
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Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Bitcoin continues its slow but steady decline (ugh)’
Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Isaac Newton used to say: To infinity, and beyond! Bitcoin Price We closed the day, November 18 2019, at a price of $8,309. That’s a notable 3.08 percent decline in 24 hours, or -$264.68. It was the lowest closing price in twenty-four days. We’re still 58 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017). Bitcoin market cap Bitcoin’s market cap ended the… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin
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Swedish gold-for-cryptocurrency scammer finally extradited to US
A Swedish citizen has been extradited from Thailand to the US. The Swede is facing charges of securities fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering based on a heinous cryptocurrency investment con he’s run since 2006. According to a US Department of Justice release, Roger Nils-Jonas Karlsson was extradited yesterday after being arrested in Thailand in June this year. As Hard Fork has previously reported, Karlsson and his company, Eastern Metal Securities (EMS), were charged earlier this year following a complaint that claimed he had been running a gold-based investment scam. Karlsson reportedly used a website to invite potential investors to… This story continues at The Next Web
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EasyJet to offset carbon emissions from all its flights
Airline will also relaunch its package holiday business in wake of Thomas Cook collapseBritish budget airline easyJet is to become the world’s first major airline to operate net-zero carbon flights across its whole network by offsetting the emissions from flying.The airline said that it would cost about £25m to offset the emissions in the next financial year through schemes to plant trees or avoid the release of additional carbon dioxide, though its chief executive, Johan Lundgren, said longer-term solutions were also needed. Continue reading...
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You're not alone: how to survive your horrible boss
Working under a bully can do real damage to your mental health. But there are ways to protect yourselfIn hindsight, Zoe regrets not heeding the red flags she noticed when interviewing for the office job she held for a year. “The CEO joked around a little bit inappropriately,” she recalls, “Also, I heard him yelling in his office when I was waiting for my interview to begin.”Soon after she was hired, Zoe (whose name has been changed to protect her professionally) realized her boss hadn’t just been having a bad day; he was a bully and a big-time yeller. Continue reading...
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2 national security aides who expressed concerns about Trump call to appear on Hill
Two White House national security aides who expressed concerns about a July phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukraine’s leader will appear on Capitol Hill.
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EU defies Boris Johnson and declares UK will only get a 'bare-bones' trade deal or a no-deal Brexit next year
The EU's trade chief says Boris Johnson will only get a "bare-bones" trade deal with the EU next year, or none at all. The prime minister has insisted that the UK will leave the EU in January and says there is "bags of time" to wrap up negotiations for a comprehensive new trade deal by December 2020. But Sabine Weyand, the EU's Director-General for Trade, said there wasn't enough time to strike a new deal by then, leaving either a "bare-bones" deal or a hard no-deal exit, according to a Sun report. The European Union's trade chief has declared that Boris Johnson will only get a "bare-bones" trade deal next year — or none at all. The prime minister has insisted that the United Kingdom will leave the EU in January next year and have time to secure a comprehensive free trade deal by the end of the transition period in December 2020.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Extremists turned a frog meme into a hate symbol, but Hong Kong protesters revived it as an emblem of hopeSee Also:Britain will become a 'second-rate' country after Brexit, says EU Council President Donald TuskBoris Johnson confronted in public by angry flood victims who call his government's response a 'pittance‘Jo Swinson urges Remainers to look at the 'national picture' after refusing to stand aside for Labour in a key election seat
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Three Taliban prisoners flown to Qatar for hostage swap
Three Taliban prisoners have been flown to Qatar for an expected swap for an American, Kevin King and an Australian, Timothy Weeks, held hostage by the insurgents since their abduction in 2016.
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Boris Johnson's government admits it has no plans to carry out an economic assessment of his Brexit deal
Alberto Pezzali/NurPhoto via Getty Images The UK government confirms it has no plans to assess the economic impact of Boris Johnson's Brexit deal with the EU. Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay said last month he would "expect" an economic impact assessment to be carried out at "some point." However, the government said there is no "date for an 'economic impact assessment' to take place" in a response to a Freedom of Information request. Labour MEP Julie Ward, who sent the FOI, accused the government of an "utterly staggering and a complete dereliction of duty." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Boris Johnson's government is accused of an "utterly staggering and a complete dereliction of duty" after admitting that it has no plans to carry out an assessment of the economic impact of the prime minister's Brexit deal. Last month Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay told a House of Lords committee that he would "expect so" when asked whether an economic impact assessment of the withdrawal deal would to appear at "some point."See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Extremists turned a frog meme into a hate symbol, but Hong Kong protesters revived it as an emblem of hopeSee Also:Jo Swinson urges Remainers to look at the 'national picture' after refusing to stand aside for Labour in a key election seatFrustrated Remainers urge the Liberal Democrats to stand aside for Labour in a key election seatThe Labour Party has suffered a 'sophisticated and large-scale cyber-attack' ahead of the general election
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Girl on Film: a graphic novel memoir of a life in the arts and the biological basis for memory-formation
Cecil Castellucci (previously) is a polymath artist: YA novelist, comics writer, librettist, rock star; her latest book, Girl on Film, is an extraordinary memoir of her life in the arts, attending New York's School for the Performing Arts (AKA "The Fame School") and being raised by her parents, who are accomplished scientists.
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Facebook gets into the meme-making biz with experimental Whale app
Image: Facebook Last week, Facebook quietly released a new meme-making app called Whale, The Information reports. The app is currently only available on the Canadian App Store, where its listing says it can be used to edit your own photos or images from a library of stock photos. You can then share your creations on social media platforms such as Instagram and Messenger. The app’s listing confirms that it’s been developed by Facebook’s New Product Experimentation (NPE) team, which was set up earlier this year to develop new experimental apps for the social media giant. At the time, Facebook said it was using the separate brand name to set the expectation that its apps could change rapidly, or even shut down if the company finds that they’re not useful... Continue reading…
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Apple relaunches its WWDC app with a new name and mobile-friendly dev content
Last night, Apple released a dedicated mobile app for developers  with videos and articles on various design and development tools. It’s imaginatively named ‘Apple Developer.’ This is an extension of the old Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) app. The WWDC event now has a dedicated tab in the new app that is meant for folks attending the annual gathering. There’s also a video section for videos from WWDC sessions. Apple’s aim with this app is to make content from the developer website easily available in a mobile-friendly format. The company has app design accelerators in India and China. It also has development academies in… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Apple
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Democrats take fight to battleground states with investments in voter protections
Democrats are looking to expand their early investments in seven key battleground states in the lead up to the 2020 election cycle.
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Here's how you can get 3 months of Xbox Game Pass for free with Alienware
TL;DR: Save 15% on all Alienware systems on Dell, and get three months of Xbox Game Pass for free on PC. It's a very good time to be a gamer, with deals on consoles, games, accessories, and bundles that provide everything all at once.  To be fair, the Black Friday shopping period is a great opportunity for every type of shopper, but as gaming is such an expensive hobby, gamers tend to have the chance to pick up bigger savings. This definitely applies when it comes to expensive systems from the likes of Alienware or Dell. SEE ALSO: Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2019: When is it and what are the best deals in the UK? Read more...More about Alienware, Xbox Game Pass, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Uk, and Uk Deals
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Tite Says Fabinho Has Brought 'Confidence' from Liverpool to Brazil Setup
Brazil boss Tite has hailed Fabinho for bringing positive energy and confidence with him from Liverpool into the national team...
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'I've been thinking about it for a long time' - Sibley set for England Test debut
Dominic Sibley says he has been planning for his England Test debut for "quite a long time" as he prepares to open the batting against New Zealand.
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Popeyes signs first lease for China market as it seeks to take on KFC
U.S. fried chicken chain Popeyes wants to become the top chicken brand in China, the chief executive of its parent company said on Tuesday, as it prepares to take on KFC, the no.1 player in the world's most populuous market.
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Burglars take £1m of jewellery from London home in 'brazen' heist
Woman and children were in house when it was ransacked by unknown number of peopleJewellery worth more than £1m has been stolen in a “brazen” heist from a mansion in north London.An unknown number of suspects broke into the property in Hampstead Lane in Haringey at around 5pm on Thursday 14 November, while a woman in her 30s and her children were inside, police said. Continue reading...
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Huawei plays down impact of new U.S. license extension
Huawei Technologies has dismissed a new 90-day extension by the Trump administration allowing U.S. firms to continue doing business with the Chinese company as making little difference, repeating that it was being unfairly treated.
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GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares push to 22-month high as trade hopes endure
World shares touched their highest in nearly two years on Tuesday as investors maintained bets that the United States and China can reach a deal to end their damaging trade war.
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