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Mexican Federal Police accused of harassment at migrant shelter, latest in a series

The Mexican Federal Police harassed migrants and threatened to raid a migrant shelter in Coahuila over the weekend, according to the head of a state agency and the head of the shelter, the latest in a series of similar reported incidents.
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Mass government protests continue to rage through Chile
Mass government protests continue to rage through Chile
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Behind Dwayne Haskins’ Redskins sideline pleas: ‘Sucky situation’
Redskins offensive lineman Morgan Moses can’t protect his passer on the field, but he’ll try to defend him with the press. “What do I have to do to help you? What do I have to do?” were the words of desperation from quarterback Dwayne Haskins in a viral video from Sunday’s 34-17 loss to the...
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First Global Map of Titan Reveals a Truly Alien World
Using data gathered by NASA’s Cassini probe, scientists have compiled the first global geologic map of Saturn’s enigmatic moon Titan. The new map reveals a world that’s distinctly familiar, yet completely foreign at the same time. Read more...
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Toy Consumer Safety Group Releases List of Worst Toys This Holiday Season
The Toy Association, an industry trade group, dismissed the annual list as misleading
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New ‘Cats’ trailer: More fun, less furr-ocious
The latest trailer for the upcoming musical “Cats” seems more hiss-terical than hiss-trionic. Fur sure, the film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Broadway musical takes a less dark approach than the terrifying teaser released last summer, with lighthearted antics by James Corden and Rebel Wilson helping to set a less furr-ocious tone. And as belle...
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Hedge funds are loading up on China-exposed stocks — and it shows just how optimistic they are that a trade deal is coming
Reuters Hedge funds increased holdings in China-exposed stocks in the third quarter amid boosted trade-deal optimism, according to a Monday report from Goldman Sachs.  In the last three months, U.S. stocks with the highest reported sales exposure to China outperformed the S&P 500 index by 7 percentage points, according to the report.  Stocks have soared to new highs multiple times since the U.S. and China began working on a phase-one trade deal in October.  Read more on Business Insider. Hedge funds are preparing to profit if the U.S. and China reach a deal on trade, according to a Monday report from Goldman Sachs.  At the beginning of the fourth quarter, the median China-exposed stock had 3.4% of market capitalization owned by hedge funds, up from 2.7% at the start of the third quarter, according to the report that analyzed the holdings of 833 hedge funds with $2.1 trillion of gross equity positions. 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:'I wouldn't be surprised to go 10 more years': One expert explains why the market rally is just getting started — and why he thinks stocks are 16% undervaluedTrump hails 'cash' coming from US aid package to farmers caught in the China trade war's crosshairsI'm a markets quant and former Goldman Sachs partner. Here's how to trade Trump and global politics into year-end.
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T.I. to speak with Jada Pinkett Smith about checking daughter’s hymen
Tip will discuss accompanying his 18-year-old daughter to the gynecologist to ensure her hymen is still intact.
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Kaia Gerber is already dressing like Pete Davidson
The model stepped out in a look that could've been plucked from her rumored boyfriend's closet.
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Ted Cruz rips Eric Swalwell’s fartgate scandal with Steve Martin clip
Sen. Ted Cruz couldn’t resist ripping Rep. Eric Swalwell on Tuesday for appearing to fart on live television.  The Texas lawmaker tweeted out the iconic Ruprecht dinner scene from the 1988 comedy “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” showing Steve Martin’s character appearing to relieve himself at the table. “Leaked footage of Swalwell on MSNBC last night…” Cruz...
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Recipe: Danny Trejo's Roasted Cauliflower Tacos
The actor, restaurateur and food truck owner offers an award-winning vegan taco recipe
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Angry vegans are suing Burger King for 'contaminating' Impossible Whoppers by cooking them on the same grill as meat products
AP Photo/Ben Margot A group of vegans are suing Burger King for engaging in what they claim are deceptive practices surrounding its plant-based Impossible Whopper, NBC reported.  The vegan plaintiffs say the Impossible burger is not actually meat-free because the patties are prepared on the same broiler as beef patties.  The lawsuit demands Burger King to take all of the profits made off of the sale and marketing of the Impossible Whopper and redirect it to the plaintiffs.  While the standard Impossible Whopper is cooked on the same broiler as beef patties, the Burger King website says that customers seeking a meat-free option can ask to have the patties prepared separately.  Burger King began selling the plant-based burger in August and has received some backlash in the past after customers in New York were allegedly sold beef patties they believed were made with Impossible Meat.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Fast-food giant Burger King is facing a potential multi-million dollar lawsuit from a group of vegans who say the franchise's plant-based Whopper option was contaminated with real animal meat.  The suit, brought forth by Philip Williams in Miami court on behalf of several vegans, claims the chain's Impossible Whopper, made with a plant-based fake meat, is contaminated by animal by-products when it's cooked on the chain's broiler, and therefore isn't totally meat-free.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A podiatrist explains heel spurs, the medical condition Trump said earned him a medical deferment from VietnamSee Also:Trump jokingly told Jewish donors that he could one day be Israel’s prime ministerWaffle House customers jumped into action to help an overwhelmed cook after finding out he was working aloneA stream along the South Korean border turned red after the government slaughtered thousands of pigs infected with swine fever
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House member reacts to concern about Lt. Col. Vindman
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) responds to Republican colleagues who might attack Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman during the impeachment hearing into President Donald Trump.
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Revisiting Operation Mindfuck
Over at Medium, BB pal Douglas Rushkoff explores how today's propaganda -- born in the 17th century to propagate the Catholic faith and reborn in the 20th century as "public relations" -- is no longer about convincing people to believe in whatever story the source happens to be selling. Today, Doug writes, "the primary goal of government propaganda is to undermine our faith in everything. Not just our belief in particular stories in the news, but our trust in the people who are telling the stories, the platforms, and fact-based reality itself." Interestingly, he traces this kind of systematic reality disruption to the counterculture. From Medium: Before Watergate anyway, it felt as if the press and the government were on the same side, telling the same story to us all. There was no way for the underfunded counterculture to compete with mainstream reality programming—except by undermining its premises. The flower children couldn’t overwhelm Richard Nixon’s National Guard troops, but they could put daisies in the barrels of their rifles. Taken to the extreme, this sort of activist satire became Operation Mindfuck, first announced in 1975 by Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea in their Illuminatus Trilogy!. The idea was to undermine people’s faith in government, authority, and the sanctity of consensus reality itself by pranking everything, all the time. The idea of Operation Mindfuck was to break the trance that kept America at war, blindly consuming, and oblivious to its impact on the rest of the world. Destabilize the dominant cultural narrative through pranks and confusion. Read the rest
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Leonardo Bonucci: Juventus defender signs new deal
Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci signs a one-year contract extension that commits him to Juventus until 2024.
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Céline Dion ‘still in love’ with late husband
"If I do, that would be great. If I don't, that will be great because I'm still in love."
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Aruba is offering an 'election disconnection experience' to attract more visitors in 2020
Aruba Next year, American tourists can get a break from the impending presidential race through Aruba's "election disconnection" experience. Guests will complete a stress test before their trip, which will help create an itinerary that addresses their specific election-related anxieties, as an Aruba representative told Insider. No two visitors will have the same itinerary. The trip will be device-free, featuring no WiFi and lockboxes for smart devices, according to a press release. The experience will take place in October 2020, just before the election.  Spots are limited, but you can register now for a chance to reserve your spot when bookings go live.  Pricing for the experience will be announced on March 2, 2020, the day before Super Tuesday. You can find out more about it here. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Youtube Embed: //www.youtube.com/embed/p24QnXRPerw Width: 800px Height: 450px   Read more: 54% of Americans agree with Democrats' idea to radically reshape how we elect presidents There's one island in the Caribbean that everyone should visit — here's what sets it apart Cory Booker is widely liked by 2020 Democratic voters, but only 3% of voters support him as their first choice It's International Stress Awareness Week — here's how Michelle Obama, Bill Gates, and other leaders handle stressful situations NOW WATCH: A beach in Aruba is overrun by pink flamingosSee Also:This village of tiny houses in the Arctic is actually a hotel — and it's about as far away from other humans as you can getI've traveled all over the world but just went on my very first cruise. Here are the 22 things that surprised me the most, as well as my best tips for first-time cruisers.45 ways to eat eggs
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A time-management expert says there's one important downside to the 4-day workweek, even if it does make you more productive
Getty Images Companies like Microsoft and Shake Shack have experimented with the four-day workweek to improve work-life balance for their employees. But for all the advantages a shorter workweek may offer, there's also a downside to consider. Cutting the workweek short could mean less time for longer-term career development, says time-management expert Laura Vanderkam. A more viable answer to providing a better work-life balance could be offering more flexible working hours throughout the week rather than cutting the business week one day short. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  Companies like Microsoft and Shake Shack have recently experimented with the four-day workweek as part of an effort to help their employees achieve a better work-life balance. And while cutting the business week by one day can motivate employees to get more work done in a shorter timeframe, there's a downside that can come from only working four days per week. A shorter workweek could mean less time for opportunities that may advance an employee's career in the long-run, like networking with important industry peers.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 8 weird robots NASA wants to send to spaceSee Also:Ousted WeWork CEO Adam Neumann can still reportedly name directors to WeWork's board, even though he left the companyThe life and career of John Legere, the unconventional T-Mobile CEO who just announced he's stepping down next yearThe FTC confirmed Facebook isn't the only tech company it's investigatingSEE ALSO: I took a class at Google on how to get the best search results, and I learned 5 tricks everyone should know
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Scott McTominay Says 'Things Are Changing' at Manchester United
Midfielder Scott McTominay said the signs are good at Manchester United after the side won five of their last six matches before the international break...
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NY joins California in suing Juul over teen vaping
New York state officials say more than 220,000 kids under 18 are using e-cigarettes, causing a public health crisis
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Hong Kong protester: "This university is not the last battle"
In the makeshift infirmary at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, volunteer medics said they've treated more than 100 injuries
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Senator appears to nod to Epstein conspiracy theories during hearing
"Christmas ornaments, drywall, and Jerry [sic] Epstein,” said Sen. John Kennedy, R-LA. “Name three things that don't hang themselves. That's what the American people think."
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Teacher busted in revenge porn case involving ex’s relatives
An Indiana high school teacher was busted for sending nude snaps of his ex to the woman’s family, authorities said. Jason C. Hohlt, who also coaches the boys’ and girls’ golf teams at Pike High School in Indianapolis, was busted Monday in a revenge porn probe that began when his ex told police he continued...
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Jigsaw releases data set to help develop AI that detects toxic comments
Jigsaw, a subsidiary of Google parent company Alphabet, released a data set intended to help train AI models that can detect toxic comments.
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Lena Waithe: Black people have to "create the heroes that we need"
The first black woman to win an Emmy Award for comedy writing is out to "break convention" with her latest project, "Queen & Slim"
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Here are the best Black Friday smart speaker deals
Photography by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Smart speakers are always a popular choice for gifts: you can use them to play music, tell you the weather, and even order packages. If you’ve been holding out for even cheaper prices, Black Friday deals are on the way. But in the same way that there are so many different types of smart speakers, there are also so many different deals on smart speakers. Whether you prefer Amazon or Google, you can find deals on speakers of all sizes and price points during Black Friday. Here’s a list of all of the smart speaker deals we know about so far, organized by brand. We’ll keep this list updated as prices drop further, and as sales come and go. Amazon Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Starting Thanksgiving Day, you’ll have a... Continue reading…
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Lowe's workers say that the home-improvement giant's new scheduling policies are leaving some employees feeling like they're 'walking on eggshells'
Mohammad Khursheed/Reuters Lowe's store employees say that the company's new scheduling policies are driving down morale. In October, Business Insider spoke to 17 current and former Lowe's workers in stores across the country about issues facing workers. Of those employees, 10 cited scheduling as a problem affecting morale.  Lowe's recently switched its scheduling system from a four-week rotation — one that ensured full-time workers would get one weekend off a month — to a policy known as "customer-centric scheduling." Employees say the new system only gives them one weekend off every eight weeks and makes it harder to manage their lives outside of work. Other workers took issue with recent changes to policies around clocking in and out. A Lowe's spokesperson told Business Insider the scheduling model "is very similar to what other large retailers use and allows us to staff our stores tailored to customer needs." "The new scheduling model also provides a more consistent schedule for our full-time associates," the spokesperson said in a statement. Sign up for Business Insider's retail newsletter, The Drive-Thru. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Lowe's employees say that a series of policy changes around workers' schedules have sunk morale within the home-improvement retailer's stores. Last month, Business Insider published a story about declining spirits among Lowe's workers, interviewing 17 current and former Lowe's employees from 14 different states.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A Nobel Prize-winning economist says 'non-competes' are keeping wages down for all workersSee Also:McDonald's new CEO just sent this 1,000 word memo to help calm down employees after his sudden, turbulent takeoverLowe's is once again stretching its holiday deals beyond Black FridayIf you bought anything from these 20 companies recently, your data may have been stolenSEE ALSO: Lowe's workers say morale is reaching an all-time low as the home-improvement giant rolls out changes to stores
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Manchester City target new highs after announcing record £535m revenues
• Financial results show 6% rise on 2017-18 figures• City could overhaul Manchester United’s results next yearManchester City have announced club record revenues of £535.2m, an increase of around 6%. The champions are confident this will rise again next year because of a lucrative new kit deal with Puma.City posted the results in their annual report for 2018-19, which also shows that wages rose from 52% to 59% of turnover, having spent £259.2m in 2017-18, compared with £315.6m last year. Continue reading...
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Sand thieves believed to be behind epidemic of Chinese GPS jamming
Ship's captains and outside monitoring firms have reported waves of GPS jamming around Shanghai's ports, on a scale and of a severity never seen before: the jamming causes ships' locations to be incorrectly displayed and to jump around; the observations were confirmed via an anonymized (sic) data-set from a short-hire bike firm, whose bikes are also mysteriously appearing and disappearing at locations all through the region. The spoofing has created a massive local shipping hazard and has led to spectacular shipwrecks. The most likely culprit in the mystery is sand smugglers, who are part of a global network of sand-thieves who have literally cratered whole cities and islands in their drive to obtain sand for concrete. Sand for Shanghai's building boom was largely dredged from the Yangtze river, so prolifically that bridges, buildings, riverbanks and ecosystems on the river collapsed. The Chinese state has banned dredging from the Yangtze, but the practice continues, and it's theorized that "soft gold" smugglers are using GPS jammers to prevent Chinese law-enforcement from detecting and interdicting their vessels. The Shanghai “crop circles,” which somehow spoof each vessel to a different false location, are something new. “I’m still puzzled by this,” says Humphreys. “I can’t get it to work out in the math. It’s an interesting mystery.” It’s also a mystery that raises the possibility of potentially deadly accidents. “Captains and pilots have become very dependent on GPS, because it has been historically very reliable,” says Humphreys. “If it claims to be working, they rely on it and don’t double-check it all that much.” On June 5 this year, the Run 5678, a river cargo ship, tried to overtake a smaller craft on the Huangpu, about five miles south of the Bund. Read the rest
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The anonymous White House official says in their new book that Trump aides had to dumb down his briefings to one key point repeated over and over
A new book written by an anonymous White House official says President Donald Trump's briefings must be reduced to just a single point, otherwise he grows frustrated and enraged at the complexity. The author said officials slowly began to realize at the onset of the Trump administration that lengthy briefings and documents didn't work — Trump would lose focus and preferred pictures and graphics. Officials began using PowerPoints, then shifted to distilling their briefings into three key points, the author said. But that was still too much, anonymous writes, and officials were told to just repeat one point "over and over again ... until he gets it." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Aides and officials tasked with briefing President Donald Trump on complex policy issues or national-security matters were told to reduce their presentations to a single point — or risk enraging him, according to a new book written by an anonymous senior White House official in the Trump administration. The book, titled "The Warning," was written by the same person who authored an anonymous New York Times op-ed in 2018. It's unclear if the official is still a member of the administration.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:23 photos show the key moments of Trump's impeachment so farBombshell anonymous book claims White House officials considered encouraging Trump to fire Robert Mueller, hoping it would force the president to resign45 of the best pictures White House photographers took in 2019
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Sweden Drops Investigation Into Rape Allegation Against Julian Assange
Julian Assange has evaded more charges by running out the clock. Sweden has announced it has dropped an investigation into a rape allegation made against the Wikileaks founder, arguing that too much time has elapsed since the accusation was made in 2010. In a news conference, NPR reports, Swedish Deputy Director of…Read more...
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Man helps beaver carry branch
This kind man assisted a beaver with a heavy burden. Read the rest
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SpaceX has plans to land a huge spaceship on the moon in 2022
NASA announced five companies that are newly eligible to deliver robotic payloads to the lunar surface for the agency.
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Glass screen protector for my Nintendo Switch
I use these screen protectors on my Nintendo Switch. The Nintendo Switch gets handed from child to child. The Switch gets banged, bumped, dropped and treated like something a 5-year-old is struggling wrest from a 10-year-old. Screen protectors come and go, but thus far the Switch has been undamaged. Three packs are nice. [3 Pack] Screen Protector Tempered Glass for Nintendo Switch, iVoler Transparent HD Clear Anti-Scratch Screen Protector Compatible Nintendo Switch via Amazon Read the rest
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Watch: Woody Belfort goes bouldering in his wheelchair
Watch as basketball athlete and bodybuilder Woody Belfort shows incredible strength by scaling a bouldering route in his wheelchair.
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UN watchdog: Iran has violated 2015 nuclear deal again
BERLIN — The U.N.’s nuclear watchdog says Iran has breached another limit in its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers by stockpiling more heavy water than the accord allowed. The International Atomic Energy Agency said Tuesday that Iran informed it on Nov. 16 that it had surpassed 143.3 tons allowed by the Joint Comprehensive Plan...
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Murray cautious of heavy Davis Cup workload
Andy Murray says he needs to be cautious about his workload at the revamped Davis Cup finals with the potential for Great Britain to play five ties in five days.
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Marie Kondo, the Japanese tidying guru who encourages people to throw things away, just launched an online store full of home clutter
Denise Crew/Netflix The world-famous tidying guru, Marie Kondo, is confusing fans after launching an online homeware store, despite preaching a cleaning philosophy that encourages you to "declutter" your home. The Japanese organizing consultant introduced the well-known KonMari method, which advises you to only keep items in your home that give you pleasure and "spark joy." Her new homeware store is receiving criticism, with Kondo being accused of promoting consumerism. Speaking to The Wall Street Journal, Kondo said her method is not about "getting rid of things," but rather keeping things that bring you joy. Not all homeware items on sale are cheap — a teapot costs $200 and a brass kitchen utensil holder is going for $275. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The famous Japanese tidying guru Marie Kondo, who rose to international fame by showing people how to declutter and rid their homes of items that don't "spark joy," has now launched her own online homeware store. Kondo is best known for her clean-up philosophy, the KonMari method, which encourages you to clean your house regularly and to only keep items that give you pleasure. Millions of people around the world have since cleaned up their homes — and also their minds — using this method, and can now fill them again with the accessories that Kondo is offering on her website.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: People are still debating the pink or grey sneaker, 2 years after it went viral. Here's the real color explained.See Also:34 of the most dangerous things science has strongly linked to cancerThis is how the world's 5 youngest billionaires spend their time and moneyA Stanford design professor says switching out 'but' and 'have to' from your vocabulary will help you make better decisions
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ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL: UK PM Johnson's 'therapeutic' debate prep
Britain holds an election on Dec. 12, a political gamble by Prime Minister Boris Johnson who sees it as his best chance to break the deadlock in parliament over Brexit.
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'The most disturbing thing I've ever seen' – will the new Cats trailer claw back its appeal?
The movie adaptation of the Lloyd Webber appalled viewers when its first trailer launched four months ago. Now a new one is here, has it improved things?Four months. It’s been four months since Tom Hooper debuted his vision for the film adaptation of Cats. Four months of waking ourselves with wordless screams in the night. Four months of physically recoiling upon hearing words that even vaguely sound like the word “cats – like “bats” and “cans” and “kids”. Four long months of running up to strangers in the streets, grabbing them by the shoulders and screaming “Why? Why do all the cats look like they’ve been Brundleflied into little sacks of pubes?” Continue reading...
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Vindman explains why he was awarded the Purple Heart
Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman was asked on Tuesday by Congressman Jim Himes why he was wearing a Purple Heart. He described how, in 2014, his vehicle in Iraq was hit by an IED and he was injured. "I, sir, thank you for your service," Himes said.
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The Queen's diamonds are cleaned with gin to give them 'extra sparkle,' according to Her Majesty's senior dressmaker
Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images Queen Elizabeth's staff use gin to clean her jewels, according to Her Majesty's senior dressmaker Angela Kelly. Kelly wrote in her new book, "The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, The Dresser, and the Wardrobe," that gin and water help "to give diamonds extra sparkle." Kelly also used the book to announce Her Majesty's plans to ditch wearing real fur from 2019 onward. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Sometimes, just a little nip of gin is all you need. Especially if you're cleaning the Queen's jewels. According to People, Queen Elizabeth's longtime dressmaker, Angela Kelly, revealed in her new book that whenever she is doing a quick cleaning of Her Majesty's jewelry, she uses a little bit of gin to help them sparkle.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 5 things about the NFL that football fans may not knowSee Also:Buckingham Palace has a secret theater for staff movie nights, but they're not allowed to watch 'The Crown'The backlash Meghan Markle received for deciding to miss Christmas with the Queen is just another example of the double standards she's up againstRoyal experts and lawyers are calling for Prince Andrew to cooperate with the FBI following his 'grotesque' interview with 'BBC Newsnight'
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Boeing sold 60 of its 737 Max plane in the first days of the Dubai Air Show, ending a dry spell since the jet was grounded
Ted S. Warren/Associated Press Boeing has sold 60 of its 737 Max jets so far at the Dubai Airshow. The orders came from three different airline customers. The orders are among the first that Boeing has received since the 737 Max was grounded in March 2018 — aside from a tentative order for 200 placed at the Paris Airshow in June — representing a possible end to the order drought for the plane. Sign up for Business Insider's transportation newsletter, Shifting Gears, to get more stories like this in your inbox. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Boeing has ended an increasingly worrying sales drought for its grounded 737 Max jet, with 60 planes sold to three customers during the first two days of the Dubai airshow. Since all variants of the 737 Max were grounded by regulators around the world in March 2019, Boeing has struggled to secure orders for the latest version of its best-selling jetliner.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Why Tesla's Model 3 received top crash-test safety ratingsSee Also:Boeing shareholders are suing the board, alleging 'careless' handling of the 737 Max development and the crisis that followedBoeing's 737 officially lost the title of world's most popular airplane. Airbus' competitor just passed it in sales.Ethiopian Airlines buried the remains of crash victims — but didn't give families enough notice to attend the funeralSEE ALSO: Boeing 737 timeline: From the early days to the grounding of the 737 Max after 2 fatal crashes that killed 346 people 5 months apart
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DC Comics icon Alan Moore: Superhero culture is ‘embarrassing’
He calls them "white supremacist dreams of the master race."
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S&P 500, Dow slip from record levels on Home Depot's dismal forecast
The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones indexes retreated from record levels on Tuesday as dour forecasts from Home Depot and Kohl's eroded confidence that the U.S. consumer will support the economy.
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Judge denies Trump's request to dismiss defamation case against him
CNN reports that Donald Trump can be forced to be deposed in a defamation case against him, ruled a New York state Supreme Court Justice. Summer Zervos, a a former Apprentice contestant accused Trump of sexually assaulting her. She filed a lawsuit against Trump, who responded by calling her a liar.  Zervos then filed a defamation suit against Trump. From CNN: After the suit was filed, Trump's lawyers filed a motion to dismiss the case. They have argued the President has immunity from such lawsuits in state courts and that the case would conflict with Trump's official duties. They also said that Trump's frequent denials of accusations made by Zervos and others were protected political speech as statements of opinion. Schecter dismissed those arguments in March 2018, writing that "no one is above the law." In her ruling, she cited the 1997 Clinton vs. Jones sexual harassment lawsuit, in which the US Supreme Court held that a sitting president is not immune from being sued in federal court for unofficial acts. Image: CNN video screenshot Read the rest
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Improve Your Focus With a Distraction Journal
Are you reading this as a way to put off doing something else? When you’re done with this article, are you going to get back to work—or are you going to look for something else to distract you, just for a moment? Read more...
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Green party makes £100bn-a-year net zero pledge to voters
Carbon target by 2030 promise joined in manifesto by frequent-flyer levy and huge renewable expansionTackling the climate emergency forms the centrepiece of the Green party’s appeal to voters, with an eye-catching proposal to spend £100bn a year – more than any other party – on a transformation of the economy to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2030. Policies on housing, transport, industry and the economy all flow from this central premise: that failing to see off the climate crisis would spell disaster, while tackling the challenge correctly can revitalise both the economy and the social fabric of the country. Continue reading...
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Without a China trade deal, the U.S. will hike tariffs: Trump
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he would raise tariffs on imports of Chinese goods if no trade deal is reached with Beijing to end a tit-for-tat trade war that has roiled markets and damaged growth worldwide.
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