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NBA Playoff Schedule 2019: Tip Times, TV Network Coverage and More for Saturday

The second week of the NBA playoffs is set to begin, and there is another full slate of postseason basketball coming up on Saturday. Although two of Saturday's matchups are Game 4 contests, no team is facing elimination...
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Apple in final talks with former HBO visionary who championed Game of Thrones
Richard Plepler is best known as the man who helped shape HBO into the prestige network it is today, and now he’s in final negotiations to bring those talents to Apple. Plepler is looking to sign an exclusive production deal at Apple that will see him produce “the kind of high-quality series he championed as a top executive at HBO, including Game of Thrones,” Deadline first reported. The Verge can confirm those details. Focusing on just a few projects centered around talented actors, writers, and filmmakers is the same strategy that Plepler brought to HBO when he was appointed co-president in 2007. HBO under Plepler and co-president Michael Lombardo saw the release of series like Game of Thrones, True Blood, Boardwalk Empire, and The Newsroom. After more than 25 years at Time Warner (now WarnerMedia), Plepler’s decision to part ways with the company following AT&T’s takeover felt like foreshadowing for what HBO was about to become and the end of an era. AT&T chief operating officer and WarnerMedia head, John Stankey, previously told HBO staff that output was going to increase by a reported 50 percent as the company geared up to launch its own streaming service, HBO Max. AT&T and WarnerMedia needed more original series and films to compete with competitors like Disney, Netflix, and Apple. A memo sent to HBO staffers in March found Plepler referring to an “inflection point” at the company as part of the reason he decided to leave. “It is the right time for me to do so” “Hard as it is to think about leaving the company I love, and the people I love in it, it is the right time for me to do so,” Plepler wrote. “So many of you, and many others before us, have made HBO a cultural and business phenomenon.” Apple is one of the biggest companies in the world that has scaled its hardware business, but executives’ vision for TV Plus does align with Plepler’s ideology. CEO Tim Cook has repeatedly said they’re trying to make prestigious original content and, despite mediocre reviews from critics, executives are reportedly very happy with the reception to Apple TV Plus’ first wave of shows. The company is also in a position to offer Plepler a handsome deal. Apple has money to spend; there’s more than $210 billion in cash on hand, and a proven commitment to developing original series via pouring money into Apple TV Plus’ content budget. Having someone like Plepler who has a history of ordering award-winning, groundbreaking series is something that Apple could use as they figure out how to make a mark on original entertainment.
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Why you can legally get high in the country's first cannabis café
Lowell Farms Cannabis Cafe is the first legal cannabis café in America.  Lowell features a lunch and dinner menu as well as a cannabis menu for diners to order and openly consume in the dining area or outdoor patio.   The restaurant features a state-of-the-art air-filtration system, which greatly reduces the smoke inside. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Following is a transcript of the video. Joe Avella: The Lowell Farms Cannabis Cafe is the first restaurant in the US that allows the open consumption of cannabis. What's weird about it is, like, how not weird this is. What was I gonna say? Ah, who cares? Located in West Hollywood, it offers a full-service lunch and dinner menu from world-class chef Andrea Drummer. And an array of cannabis flower, edibles, and dabs, both from the Lowell brand and other vendors, for patrons to enjoy with their meal. Lowell Cafe has been featured in Fortune, The New York Times, even "The Howard Stern Show" paid a visit.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:The US may be obsessed with pumpkin spice, but here's how pumpkin is eaten around the worldYou can make a custom candy bar at Hershey's Chocolate World in PennsylvaniaKeens is one of New York's oldest steakhouses, but its most famous dish isn't beef
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A new ruling bars border agents from searching travelers' phones or laptops for no reason, and privacy advocates are calling it a major victory
The Department of Homeland Security's practice of searching people's phones and computers at border crossings without reasonable suspicion is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. The ruling is being heralded as a victory by privacy advocates, who were concerned with DHS's unfettered access to travelers' sensitive personal information at border crossings. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Patrol must now demonstrate legitimate suspicion of illegal activity before being able to search travelers' electronic devices. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Patrol agents will no longer be able to indiscriminately search the phones and laptops of travelers crossing the US border, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. In its ruling, the US District Court in Massachusetts ruled that it violates the Fourth Amendment for Homeland Security officials to search travelers' electronic devices without "individualized suspicion" of contraband.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:Facebook users are noticing a bug that lets the app access their iPhone's camera while they're scrolling through their newsfeedAugmented reality startup Magic Leap is raising even more moneyApple just removed an iPhone app that made it easy for people to stalk the activity of their friends and partners on InstagramSEE ALSO: ICE is reportedly using fake Facebook accounts to track undocumented immigrants and lure them into sting operations
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NYT: Trump has considered firing intelligence inspector general
The New York Times reports that President Donald Trump discussed firing intelligence community Inspector General Michael Atkinson after Atkinson alerted Congress to a whistleblower complaint involving the Trump-Ukraine scandal.
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Trump, Apple CEO Tim Cook to tour Apple operations in Texas: sources
U.S. President Donald Trump and Apple CEO Tim Cook are expected to tour facilities in Texas where Apple products are made as soon as next week to showcase companies that keep jobs in America, according to two people familiar with the matter.
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A health savings account is a triple-tax advantaged tool that can be used for more than healthcare costs
Tom Werner/Getty Images A health savings account is a tax-advantaged savings vehicle that lets anyone put aside money for health costs, regardless of their income. You must have a high-deductible healthcare plan to use an HSA, but the money rolls over from year to year, and can be used as an investment tool should you not need the money for health costs before retirement. Retirees over age 65 can use HSA money for non-health costs, but younger people who take the money out for non-healthcare costs will have to pay taxes, plus a penalty fee. While you'll want to do your research to be aware of any potential fees, as well as costs for your high-deductible healthcare coverage, an HSA can be a win in terms of medical needs, taxes, and your long-term financial health.  Read more personal finance coverage in How to Do Everything: Money.  It's open enrollment season, a time when people often overlook one of the best deals around: a Health Savings Account (HSA). They're available if you have a high-deductible health plan, which the IRS says is at least a $1,400 deductible for an individual or $2,800 for a family in 2020. From triple tax advantages to flexibility to long-term growth, HSAs offer much more than just covering current healthcare costs. Here's why you should consider one.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Most maps of Louisiana aren't entirely right. Here's what the state really looks like.See Also:5 lessons I learned selling candy in 7th grade that have stuck with me ever sinceWho has the best cheap car insurance in Virginia?The first personal finance book I ever read completely changed the way I think about and manage my money
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Former Houston Astros pitcher says team stole signs during 2017 championship season
Former Houston Astros pitcher Mike Fiers says the team stole signs during their World Series-winning season in 2017, according to a report published Tuesday by The Athletic.
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The White House eyes middle-class tax cut proposal ahead of 2020 elections
Getty Images/Pool  White House advisers are narrowing in on a tax-cut proposal that could shore up support from the middle class ahead of the 2020 elections.  The Washington Post reported Tuesday that a 15% tax rate for middle earners could be included in such a proposal. A White House spokesperson told Business Insider the administration is "studying numerous proposals that will benefit the middle class."  Visit the Business Insider homepage for more stories. As the economy cools less than a year ahead of President Donald Trump's re-election bid, White House advisers are narrowing in on a tax cut proposal that could shore up support from the middle class.   The Washington Post reported Tuesday that a 15% tax rate for middle earners could be included in such a proposal, according to unnamed sources involved in the deliberations. Asked to confirm that report, a White House spokesperson told Business Insider the administration is "studying numerous proposals that will benefit the middle class." 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:These are the watches worn by some of the most powerful CEOs in the worldChaos, crazy ideas, and cashing in: Trump and WeWork's Adam Neumann have these 5 things in common'It seems insane now': WeWork employees bought into cofounder Adam Neumann's vision but grew worried as red flags mountedSEE ALSO: Trump says US could 'substantially' raise China tariffs if deal isn't reached
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A 'tomb' in the Marshall Islands contains enough radioactive waste to fill 35 Olympic-sized pools. It's starting to crack.
The Asahi Shimbun/Getty Images The United States conducted dozens of nuclear tests in the Marshall Islands in the 1940s and 1950s.  A few decades later, military servicemen dumped the contaminated soil into a large pit and covered it with concrete. That hazardous tomb, known as the Runit Dome, is now chipping and cracking. Locals fear that rising sea levels could force the structure open, sending radioactive debris into the nearby ocean and lagoon.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more. In the Marshall Islands, locals have a nickname for the Runit Dome nuclear-waste site: They call it "The Tomb."  The sealed pit contains more than 3.1 million cubic feet of radioactive waste, which workers buried there as part of efforts to clean hazardous debris left behind after the US military detonated nuclear bombs on the land.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: The government just declassified a huge archive of never-before-seen nuclear tests — here’s the chilling footageSee Also:More than 9,100 stores are closing in 2019 as the retail apocalypse drags on — here's the full listThese are the watches worn by some of the most powerful CEOs in the worldThere's a rumor that AirPods and other wireless headphones cause cancer, but the truth is more complicatedSEE ALSO: Parts of the Marshall Islands are now more radioactive than Chernobyl because of US nuclear tests
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Nikki Haley calls anonymous official behind book on Trump White House 'arrogant and cowardly'
Nikki Haley said on Tuesday that the anonymous White House official behind the “explosive” resistance op-ed is arrogant and cowardly for bashing President Trump without doing so publicly. 
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Vendors squeezed in Wells Fargo cost cutting push
At least seven vendors have given Wells Fargo & Co a partial refund for their services after bank executives pressured the contractors to return 2.5% of revenue earned last year, according to sources familiar with the matter.
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Hilaria Baldwin had her second miscarriage in less than a year. Here's what to know about recurrent pregnancy loss.
Getty In an emotional Instagram post on Monday, Hilaria Baldwin shared that she had a pregnancy loss at four months — her second this year. Pregnancy loss is the most common complication of pregnancy in the United States, but the experience is still shrouded in shame. In a 2015 survey, nearly half of people surveyed who had experienced this said they felt "guilty." Dr. Zev Williams, a reproductive endocrinologist, said he appreciates Baldwin's openness and hopes it will help dispel common misconceptions around pregnancy loss. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.  On Monday, Hilaria Baldwin posted an emotional message on Instagram, sharing that she lost her pregnancy at four months. It was the second time this year.  Baldwin, a mother of four and wife to actor Alec Baldwin, has been refreshingly candid about her experiences with pregnancy, pregnancy loss, and the challenges involved in raising young children.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Here's how to escape a flooding vehicleSee Also:Parents say a $20 Ikea high chair is as good as the fancy ones that cost hundreds of dollarsAn 11-year-old was devastated when no one came to his birthday party. Then Justin Trudeau, Zach Braff, and Ben Stiller made it the best day ever.I ran the New York City Marathon in memory of my baby daughter. It was 26 miles for every month she fought to live.
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Moby gets new ‘animal rights’ tattoos to mark vegan anniversary
Just two months ago, the musician got "vegan for life" inked on his neck.
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Protester shot at roadblock near Beirut: security source
An armed man shot and critically wounded a protester who was blocking a road in the town of Khaldeh south of Lebanon's capital Beirut on Tuesday night, a security source said.
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How to make a custom GIF in Photoshop to share in texts and on social media
Daniel Constante/Shutterstock If you're looking to craft a custom animation, you can make a GIF in Photoshop with the following steps.  The ability to create and customize your very own GIFs may sound lofty, but it's an achievable goal in Photoshop. You just need a batch of images to start.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  When words are not enough, GIFs are a perfect way to convey big emotions, like outrage, shock, and joy. But have you ever felt limited by the selection available? Perhaps you have a series of photos that would look spectacular as a GIF, if only you knew how to make one. Or perhaps you want to elevate the content you post on social media with sleek, artistic-looking animations.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Why it's so hard for planes to land on waterSee Also:How to search for terms or values in an Excel spreadsheet, and use Find and ReplaceHow to sharpen an image in Photoshop automatically, to reduce blurriness in your imagesHow to wrap text in Microsoft Excel in 2 ways, to make sure that all of your data is visibleSEE ALSO: The best all-in-one PCs you can buy
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SpaceX launches even more satellites into space
The satellites would be used for Starlink, a global internet network, and hopes to have high-speed internet available by 2027. Read more...More about Tech, Space, Mashable Video, Elon Musk, and Starlink
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‘Tina’ star Daniel J. Watts says Ike Turner ‘has paid his dues’
It’s rough playing a wife-beating coke addict, even one who was a musical genius. Just ask Daniel J. Watts, who finds himself defending Ike Turner. “Someone asked me, ‘How do you reconcile playing this role every night?’ ” the actor tells The Post. “Well, you can’t tell Tina’s story without Ike — there’s a big, 16-year...
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Facebook gives new option to remove items from its shortcut bar
Available currently to the iOS app, users will be able to both remove items or remove the red notification dots. Read more...More about Tech, Facebook, Mashable Video, Social Media, and Social Media Features
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Fredi Gonzalez emerges as Mets bench coach candidate
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Fredi Gonzalez’s resume speaks loudly in the Mets’ search for a new bench coach. The 55-year-old Gonzalez has managed the Marlins and Braves within the NL East, and served as the third base coach for Miami the last three seasons. And now Gonzalez is a candidate to become new manager Carlos Beltran’s...
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This artist turns Amazon boxes into incredible artwork — Future Blink
A former student at Osaka University of the Arts, Monomi uses cardboard to create beautiful 3D art pieces. Read more...More about Tech, Amazon, Art, Mashable Video, and Future Blink
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This VR mask will allow you to smell the action — Future Blink
Meet the FeelReal mask. Using nine aroma capsules inserted into the masks, a catalogue of smells can be sprayed at your face. Read more...More about Tech, Mashable Video, Virtual Reality, Vr, and Future Blink
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The venerable B-52 could be packed with weapons to become the Air Force's 'arsenal plane'
Staff Sgt. Daniel Snider / US Air Force / DVIDS The B-52 could be modified to carry more munitions, including hypersonic weapons, making it the Air Force's "arsenal plane." The Air Force is also considering the B-1 Lancer bomber for the job, but other aircraft, like the C-17 Globemaster, could also do it. Visit Business Insider's home page for more stories. Defense Department officials may select a bomber already in the Air Force's inventory to become its munitions-packed "arsenal plane," Dr. Will Roper, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, said Tuesday. Roper told reporters in Washington, DC, that the service has a vision for its current bomber fleet, which constitutes turning the bomber force — the B-52 Stratofortress, B-1 Lancer or B-2 Spirit — into "something else" in the future.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Here's how the US military refuels B-52 warplanes in midairSee Also:4 reasons the Air Force has a fuel problem — and how it can fix itThe Air Force wants the F-35 and F-22 stealth fighters to talk to the secret X-37B space planeThe Air Force's new AC-130J Ghostrider gunship is working overtime in AfghanistanNOW READ: The Air Force's 'Doomsday plane,' where the president can run a nuclear war, needs repairs for wear and tear SEE ALSO: Part of a B-52 bomber fell off during a training exercise in Britain and landed in a woman's front garden
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‘The Mandalorian’ made me want to return to Star Wars: Bounty Hunter
LucasArts' Star Wars: Bounty Hunter is a great way to continue the style of action in Disney's "The Mandalorian" in a video game.
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All of Sean Spicer’s wild looks on ‘Dancing with the Stars’
He was eliminated just ahead of the semi-finals.
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A Brief Explanation of Facebook's Scary New iPhone Bug
A handful of folks recently spotted an unwelcome addition to the Facebook app for iPhone. Some stray swipes on the News Feed would inexplicably reveal the viewfinder for the phone’s rear camera. It’s unclear if the camera was recording, but there it was lurking in the background of an app that’s infamous for running…Read more...
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The 56 biggest changes between Disney animated movies and their live-action remakes
Disney Disney has been remaking its animated classics as far back as 1996's "101 Dalmatians." With plenty more live-action remakes on the way, we examined the biggest changes that Disney has made in its remakes. 2019's "Dumbo" is almost unrecognizable from its 1941 version, with the addition of multiple new characters and the removal of the beloved Timothy Q. Mouse. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Disney has no less than 20 live-action movies in the works right now. Some appear to be faithful remakes of the original, like the recently released "Lady and the Tramp," while others are diverging from their source material, like the upcoming non-musical reimagining of "Mulan." But there have been a fair few Disney live-action remakes already, like "Alice in Wonderland," "Beauty and the Beast," and "Cinderella." We took a closer look to find the biggest changes Disney made when turning its animated classics into live-action blockbusters. Keep scrolling to learn more about Disney's biggest alterations."Lady and the Tramp" was part of the initial lineup when Disney Plus went live on November 12. One of the most needed changes was getting rid of the Siamese cats. Disney In the original, Aunt Sarah comes to dog-sit Lady and brings along her cats Si and Am, who are thinly veiled caricatures of Asian people, from their slanted eyes to their buckteeth to their voices — which were performed by a white woman, Peggy Lee. Their inclusion in the film led to Disney adding a disclaimer, saying that the film has "outdated cultural depictions." In the 2019 version, the cats are renamed Devon and Rex, and they are a different breed. They also sing a whole new song called "What a Shame." One of Lady's friends Jock was gender-swapped for the 2019 film and is now voiced by a woman. Disney In the original movie, Tramp, Jock, Bull, and Trusty are all male, while Lady and Peg are the sole female dogs. Adding Jock to the mix was a good way to even things out. The cast is more diverse, with Yvette Nicole Brown and Kiersey Clemons taking over previously white characters. Disney Ken Jeong, Adrian Martinez, Arturo Castro, and Parvesh Cheena are among the people of color with roles in the film, in addition to the voice cast of Tessa Thompson, Janelle Monáe, and Benedict Wong. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:The best and worst original TV shows and movies you can watch on Disney Plus13 horror films coming out in 2020 that scary-movie buffs can look forward toTourist attractions that became obsolete in 2019
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Elephant death toll in Zimbabwe rises to 200 amid severe drought
Giraffes, zebras, hippos, impalas and buffaloes are also dying due to the drought​
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Simulation of a sub implosion
The Argentine sub San Juan vanished in 2017 and its wreckage was found only months later, but from the search mission's outset everyone knew what had happened: the sound of an implosion -- "a singular, anomalous, violent, non-nuclear event" -- was picked up hours after its last transmission. If you are horrified by the idea of a huge metal can being suddenly crushed by water pressure, this computer simulation of the San Juan's demise will rationalize and deepens your conviction never to set foot on a sub. Read the rest
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Rep. Adam Schiff: Trump's Potentially Impeachable Offenses Include 'Bribery'
The Intelligence Committee chairman said bribery is a "breach of the public trust in a way where you're offering official acts for some personal or political reason, not in the nation's interest."
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Report: Stephen Miller Inundated Breitbart Writer’s Inbox With White Nationalist Talking Points
A reminder of the ugly origins of the ideas promoted by one of the White House’s top policy figures.
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'Lady and the Tramp' remake more modern
Disney's strategy of turning animated classics into live-action movies takes a streaming detour with "Lady and the Tramp," a respectable if uninspired version of the 1955 film that grooms some of its more problematic elements. Premiering on Disney+, it's a modest addition to the genre that passes, barely, the "Who's a good family movie?" test.
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Disney Plus' 'The Mandalorian' crushed Apple's launch shows in audience anticipation
Disney/Lucasfilm Disney Plus' "The Mandalorian" far exceeded Apple TV Plus' four flagship launch shows in audience demand, according to data from Parrot Analytics provided to Business Insider. Parrot Analytics measures "demand expressions," the company's globally standardized TV demand measurement unit. Disney Plus also crushed Apple TV Plus in Twitter mentions on the services' respective launch days, according to social-media analytics company Sprout Social. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Disney's streaming service, Disney Plus, debuted on Tuesday, a little over a week after Apple's own streaming offering, Apple TV Plus, launched. While Disney Plus is more expensive than Apple TV Plus (the former costs $6.99 per month and the latter costs $4.99 per month), Disney Plus offers far more content. It includes TV shows and movies across Disney's library that includes Marvel and "Star Wars," while Apple TV Plus launched with just eight original shows and one documentary film.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Behind the scenes with Shepard Smith — the Fox News star who just announced his resignation from the networkSee Also:Disney Plus' 'The Mandalorian' proves 'Star Wars' can make the leap from movies to prestige TVDisney Plus is crashing and having technical issues on launch day for some usersDisney Plus already has nearly 2 million subscribers in the US before launch, according to data firm Jumpshot
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Trump wants to fire the intelligence watchdog who told Congress about the whistleblower's complaint
Reuters President Donald Trump has repeatedly discussed the possibility of firing Michael Atkinson, the intelligence community inspector general, The New York Times reported. Atkinson reviewed a whistleblower complaint against Trump and, after finding it to be urgent and credible, alerted Congress about it in accordance with US law. Trump is reportedly furious with Atkinson and doesn't understand why Atkinson shared the complaint with Congress. He also believes Atkinson's decision to do so shows he's disloyal to the president. There is no evidence that Atkinson acted improperly. The whistleblower's allegations have also been corroborated by a cascade of witness testimony; Trump's own public statements; statements made by the acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney; and a White House summary of the phone call at the center of the complaint. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump wanted to fire Michael Atkinson, the intelligence community inspector general who deemed a whistleblower complaint about Trump to be urgent and credible, The New York Times reported, citing four people familiar with the discussions. Trump first expressed his anger toward Atkinson in September, when the complaint became public, the report said. The president said he didn't understand why Atkinson shared the complaint with Congress and believed it was a sign that Atkinson was disloyal to him.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:John Bolton's lawyer dropped an intriguing hint that shows why he could be the most dangerous witness against TrumpA whistleblower, a cover-up, and a quid pro quo: Here's everything we've learned from the impeachment inquiryThe public Trump impeachment hearings begin Wednesday. Here's who's testifying and how to watchSEE ALSO: 'There was no ambiguity': Here are the biggest takeaways from Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman's blockbuster testimony against Trump
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Gen Z voters in Iowa size up the 2020 candidates
"I think there's a lot of passion," one student said. "I think a lot of people feel like we're at a crossroads we've never been at before."
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Facing ‘Certain Death,’ Boy With Vaping Injury Gets Double Lung Transplant
The surgery on the 17-year-old was the first transplant reported in the recent nationwide outbreak of vaping-related lung injuries.
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Flying 14 hours or more? Boeing sees longer routes as 'key' for growth
Serving airlines that will operate flights lasting 14 hours or longer is a "key consideration" for Boeing Co's global growth strategy over the next 20 years, an executive said on Tuesday.
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Violent hate crimes in US reach highest levels in 16 years, FBI reports
Data from more than 16,000 US law enforcement agencies shows surge in attacks against Latinos and transgender peopleViolent hate crimes and threats have reached their highest levels in the US in 16 years, with a surge in attacks against Latinos and transgender people in 2018, according to new FBI data.The data comes from more than 16,000 law enforcement agencies. Overall, the agencies reported a slight decrease in total hate crime reports, which include crimes against property, from 7,175 incidents in 2017 to 7,120 last year. But the number of reports of hate crimes against people, increased from 4,090 to 4,571, a roughly 12% jump. Continue reading...
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7 unbelievable facts about Thanksgiving food consumption in the US
Africa Studio/Shutterstock Thanksgiving is just a couple weeks away. There are some staggering statistics related to how much food Americans eat each Thanksgiving. Here are seven facts about how much we food we pack away during the holiday. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and Americans are already preparing for elaborate dinners with family and friends. Americans love Thanksgiving, and we show it by piling our plates high with turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie, and other holiday staples. There's a reason why it's most Americans' second favorite holiday, according to The Harris Poll, trailing only Christmas. Here are seven unbelievable facts about what we eat on Thanksgiving to keep in mind as you go back for seconds.Around 46 million turkeys are eaten around Thanksgiving, according to the US Poultry and Egg Association. That's around as many turkeys as the entire population of Spain. Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images American ate approximately 219 million turkeys in 2011, according to the association, so those 46 million turkeys represent around a fifth of all turkeys eaten for the entire year.  The average commercial turkey sold in grocery stores weighs just over 30 pounds, according to the Wall Street Journal. That means Americans are eating nearly 1.4 billion pounds of turkey during the holiday. Americans consume between 2,500 and 4,500 calories at the Thanksgiving table. That's the equivalent of eating between four and eight Big Macs in a single sitting. Thomas Barwick/Getty Images While no one literally eats their weight in food on Thanksgiving, many do end up satisfying their entire daily caloric intake from cocktail hour through dessert on holidays.  The New York Times  calculated that most people consumed around 2,500 calories consumed for their Thanksgiving meal, while Calorie Control Council put the number much higher, at 4,500 calories. For comparison, adult women should eat between 1,600 and 2,400 calories daily, according to the USDA's dietary guidelines. Men should consume between 2,000 and 3,000. Campbell's makes 40% of its total sales of cream of mushroom soup for the year leading up to Thanksgiving — and much of it goes into green bean casserole. Matthew Mead / AP Super-charging sales of a staple canned good is simple — if you can engineer an iconic side dish for one of America's major holidays.  The original green bean casserole recipe was designed by Dorcas Reilly in the Campbell's test kitchen in Camden, New Jersey in 1955, according to Smithsonian Magazine. Its six simple ingredients and quick preparation — it can be assembled in just 25 minutes — made it an instant classic.  The dish drives a whopping 40% of the company's cream of mushroom soup sales for the entire year, according to the magazine.  Today, around 20 million Americans serve green bean casserole as a holiday side dish each year, according to the Washington Post. It's also the signature holiday dish of the Midwest, according to statistics blog FiveThirtyEight.  See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:We made a 3-course feast using Chrissy Teigen's recipes, and had the best homemade pizza we've ever tasted13 horror films coming out in 2020 that scary-movie buffs can look forward toWe tried every single appetizer at Olive Garden and ranked them from worst to best
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This 'O-29' hum is the sound of Ford's new hybrid SUVs
Add Ford to the ranks of automakers adding sounds to notify pedestrians of oncoming electrified cars. The 2020 Escape Hybrid and Explorer Hybrid will both include a custom sound, O-29 (listen to it below) that plays when they're moving at speeds up t...
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The Amex Platinum is available to active-duty servicemembers at no annual fee — but even with the fee, the credit card is a great value
American Express/Facebook The Platinum Card® from American Express offers a tremendous value to cardholders who travel, even with a high $550 annual fee. If you're an active-duty servicemember, Amex will waive your annual fee if you request it. The benefit is available as part of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA). The easiest way to get the fee waived is to call the number on the back of your card and request it. The fee will be waived for every year you remain on active duty. The card offers a number of shopping and travel benefits, including annual airline fee credits and monthly Uber credits. With the annual fee waived, this is basically free money, as long as you pay the card off in full and on time. Even if you have to pay the fee, the card can still be worth having. With the fee waived, though, the card is a no-brainer for US servicemen and women. Read more personal finance coverage. The Platinum Card from American Express has one of the highest annual fees of any consumer credit card — $550 each year, starting when your first billing statement hits. However, the card is easily worth that annual fee if you travel, because you get more value than that back. For example, I got more than $2,000 of demonstrable value from the card my first year. However, if you're an active-duty US military member, Amex will actually waive the annual fee.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 5 things about the NFL that football fans may not knowSee Also:The best American Express cardsMy husband and I are making our dream trip to Argentina a reality by using credit card sign-up bonuses to book our round-trip flightsSee all our credit card reviews — from cash-back to travel rewards to business cards — in one place
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Birdwatch: will the turtle dove soon exist only in carols?
Mediterranean hunting and industrial farming have brought bird to edge of extinction in UKA sunny day in late April, more than 20 years ago, I was scanning the playing field by my west London patch when I noticed a smaller bird among the pigeon flock. A quick look revealed a tortoiseshell wing-pattern, black neck streaks and a pale grey head: a turtle dove.I was pleased but, at the height of spring migration, hardly surprised. Yet in two decades since, I have never seen a turtle dove on my local patch again, in London or Somerset. Indeed, I have hardly seen one at all. Continue reading...
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Arrest warrant filed for man charged in hotel worker's death
An international arrest warrant has been filed for Scott Hapgood, the Connecticut man charged in the death of a hotel worker in Anguilla. Errol Barnett joins CBSN with the latest.
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Offering Consumers A Face-To-Face Experience Helps Them Remember A Marijuana Brand, Experts Advise
Interacting with consumers in real life leaves a lasting impression when it comes to choosing cannabis products.
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How to Build a Crew That Will Help You Navigate Uncharted Waters
How do you build the right culture and mindset to help you achieve your ultimate goals?
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Sleep Train Your Toddler Using This Method by Harvey Karp
Dr. Harvey Karp is probably best known as the guy who wants to help you get your baby to sleep. Author of The Happiest Baby on the Block, Karp gifted us with “The Five S’s” for soothing—swaddling, side/stomach position, shushing, swinging and sucking—to help us calm even the un-calmest of babies. But Karp, a…Read more...
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Impeachment has stagnated in the polls. That happened with Nixon, too.
Opinions on impeaching and removing Nixon from office remained stagnant for months on end. Americans were split on the question in Harris polling from January 1974 to April 1974 for Nixon, just like they are now for Trump.
Politica
Tesla’s third car factory will be near Berlin, Elon Musk says
"Everyone knows that German engineering is outstanding," Musk said.
Ars Technica
The NYC Zagat restaurant guide is back
Swipe left on restaurant “hot lists.” Toss the foreigners’ favorite Michelin Guide. The Zagat survey is back in print after a three-year hiatus. And despite my frequent past gripes about the burgundy book, I’m tickled pink. Its three-year eclipse plunged our dining scene into the shade. In 2018, the Infatuation bought the Zagat brand from...
New York Post