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Senate bill would block US companies from storing data in China
US Senator Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) wants to make it illegal for US companies to store user data or encryption keys in China. He also wants to prevent Chinese companies from collecting any more info from American users than is necessary to provide th...
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You can now spend the night in a grain silo that has been turned into a charming cottage
You can spend the night in a converted grain silo located in Round Top, Texas.  The Silos at 159 are a group of three vacation rentals that are perfect for someone looking for a farmhouse-style space.  The cottages have room for two to four guests and start at $200 a night.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. If visiting silos in Texas is already on your travel bucket list, you might want to put it there twice. Even if you haven't dreamed of touring Chip and Joanna's famed Waco markets, there are some amazing, upgraded grain silos that might have you longing for a trip to the Lone Star State. Don't let its small population fool you (there were 91 residents as of 2017). Round Top, Texas, is about midway between Austin and Houston and, known for its twice-yearly week-long antique fairs, performances at the Round Top Festival Institute, and down-home-style eateries, Round Top is worth the drive.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:Wendy's is now selling a Birthday Cake Frosty Cookie Sundae topped with sugar cookie pieces and sprinklesKITH is selling Mickey Mouse Converse sneakers that are perfect for Disney loversMcDonald's is launching a new Snickerdoodle McFlurry for the holiday season
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How Kylie Jenner became the world's youngest 'self-made' billionaire, from starring in a reality TV show at age 9 to selling a majority stake in her billion-dollar cosmetics empire at 22
Rick Kern/Getty Images for Ulta Beauty 22-year-old Kylie Jenner, the world's youngest "self-made" billionaire, just sold a 51% stake in her namesake brand, Kylie Cosmetics, for $600 million to Coty Inc., according to The Wall Street Journal. In March, Forbes estimated that Kylie Cosmetics was worth $900 million. That plus the cash she pulled in from the business brought her to billionaire status, Forbes said. Now, the $600 million deal with Coty values the company at $1.2 billion. Here are all the ways Jenner makes her millions, from Kylie Cosmetics to TV to product endorsements. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Kim Kardashian West might be the most prominent of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, but Kylie Jenner is by far the richest. According to The Wall Street Journal, Jenner sold a majority stake in her cosmetics company to beauty conglomerate Coty Inc. for $600 million, valuing the company at $1.2 billion. She will, according to The Journal, continue to be the face of the company; the deal is expected to close late next year. Jenner, now 22, was named the world's youngest self-made billionaire at 21 years old in March, mostly thanks to Kylie Cosmetics. The next-wealthiest member of the Kardashian-Jenners is Kim Kardashian West, who's worth an estimated $370 million. Many have criticized Forbes' decision to call Jenner "self-made," saying she was born into wealth and privilege. In February, Jenner responded to the backlash in an interview with Paper magazine, saying, "The self-made thing is true" and adding that her parents "cut her off at the age of 15."  Jenner has built up a cosmetics empire, starred alongside her family in "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" as well as in her own spin-off show "Life of Kylie," started a clothing line with her sister, and made millions promoting products on Instagram. Here are all the ways Jenner has amassed her fortune.Kylie Jenner, 22, is the world's youngest "self-made" billionaire, according to Forbes. Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic Source: Forbes Forbes estimated that Jenner's company, Kylie Cosmetics, was worth $900 million in March. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images Source: Forbes Jenner's first job was on reality TV show "Keeping Up With The Kardashians." She was 9 years old when the first episode aired and the show is now airing its 17th season. YouTube/UniversalPlaybackTV Source: Business Insider See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:This is how the world's 5 youngest billionaires spend their time and moneyKylie Jenner just agreed to sell a controlling stake in her makeup company for $600 million. Here's how she and 4 other billionaire celebrities became so much richer than their Hollywood peers.Under Armour is making headlines again over its accounting practices. Here's how the company's billionaire founder, Kevin Plank, makes and spends his money.SEE ALSO: Every member of the Kardashian-Jenner family, ranked by net worth DON'T MISS: Kylie Jenner just agreed to sell a majority stake in her makeup company for $600 million
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Snapchat says, unlike Facebook, it will fact-check political ads
We now know Snapchat’s position in the great online political advertising fact-checking debate. Snapchat will indeed fact-check political ads in an effort to curb misinformation on the platform, the company's CEO Evan Spiegel told CNBC on Monday morning. According to the company, Snapchat has clear guidelines in place for political advertising, which cover politicians, elections, issues, and advocacy groups. Snapchat’s policies ban political advertising that intends to mislead, deceive, or violate the company’s terms of service. “We subject all advertising to review, including political advertising,” said Spiegel to CNBC. “I think what we try to do is create a place for political ads on our platform, especially because we reach so many young people and first-time voters we want them to be able to engage with the political conversation, but we don’t allow things like misinformation to appear in that advertising.”  Read more...More about Facebook, Politics, Snapchat, Election, and Political Ads
How to confirm your email on PayPal and get access to the site's basic features
Amir Cohen/Reuters To confirm your email on PayPal, you'll need to click a link in an email that PayPal sends you. If you don't have the email from PayPal, you can request that it be sent again. Before you can use many of PayPal's basic features — including receiving money — you'll need to confirm your email. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Over the years, PayPal has transformed from a small payments site to a massive financial juggernaut. And because PayPal has many of the same functions as a full service bank, there are several security features you have to work through in order to fully take advantage of your PayPal account.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Apple just revealed its AirPods Pro for $249, which feature noise cancellation. Here's everything that was wrong with the $159 pair of the wireless headphones.See Also:'Does Venmo accept prepaid cards?': How to add a prepaid card to Venmo and use it to send money'Does PayPal have fees?': Yes, but not for all transactions — here's how you can avoid fees on PayPalHow to check your PayPal balance on desktop or mobileSEE ALSO: The best iPhone for every type of person and budget
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5 veteran QBs the Bears could replace Mitchell Trubisky with in 2020
Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images Chicago needs to upgrade its QB situation. Fortunately, next spring’s veteran market is robust. The Bears didn’t just draft Mitchell Trubisky over Deshaun Watson and Patrick Mahomes in 2017. They traded multiple draft picks to move up from the third overall pick to No. 2 to be able to do so. That set the franchise off in one of its most tried and true traditions: the search for a quarterback capable of keeping pace with a talented roster. Instead of an electric MVP candidate, Chicago has buttressed a suffocating defense with a turnover-averse version of Tom Savage. Since taking over as the team’s starter in the early stages of 2017, Trubisky has been a model of mediocrity with occasional bursts of outlying mastery thrown in to keep the Bears hopeful. He’s 19-16 as a starter overall, but 2019 has seen him take a major step backward in a year when many NFL quarterbacks begin to truly build their legacies. Through 11 weeks and nine starts, the embattled QB ranks: 29th out of 33 qualified starters in touchdown rate (nine in 282 passes) 33rd in yards per pass (5.6) 33rd in adjusted yards per pass (5.6) 26th in passer rating That swirling storm of inefficiency came to a head Sunday night against the Rams: Mitchell Trubisky struggled tonight despite being pressured on just 5 of 44 dropbacks (11%). Trubisky had little success throwing to his left compared to right.LEFT: 5/10, 40 yards, INT (20.8 passer rating)RIGHT: 13/21, 104 yards, TD (90.2 passer rating)#CHIvsLAR— Next Gen Stats (@NextGenStats) November 18, 2019 The nadir of Trubisky’s night came in the fourth quarter. With his Bears trailing by 10 and three minutes left in the game, head coach Matt Nagy threw career backup Chase Daniel into the lineup. Nagy and Bears’ officials blamed the change on a hip injury suffered back in the second quarter. That Daniel created no offense in his limited comeback duty is beside the point. Trubisky, even while healthy, hasn’t been able to generate more than an occasional pulse for a zombified offense. While he’s under contract through 2020, his drastic step backward has effectively destroyed the Bears’ chances of repeating as NFC North champions. It’s time to scrap the Trubisky experiment behind center, but Chicago may find itself invested in another year of the underperforming quarterback thanks to a lack of reliable options elsewhere. 2018’s Khalil Mack trade left the club without a first-round pick in either 2019 or 2020 — and even if the Bears were making a Day 1 selection, they’re just good enough to miss out on the top end of rookie prospects. So who could Chicago bring in to replace — or at least push — Trubisky next spring? We’ve included five impending free agents likely to land on Nagy’s radar, starting with the best fits for an offense that’s thrived with a mid-range passing offense but typically struggled to sustain any kind of field-stretching deep game. Teddy Bridgewater Bridgewater has rebuilt the value a catastrophic knee injury stole from him in 2016. As the Saints’ backup, he’s proved capable of leading a roster stocked with a smothering defense and some Swiss Army Knife offensive playmakers by going 5-0 as a starter when Drew Brees was out with an injury. Here’s how he stacks up against Trubisky when it comes to passer efficiency and deep ball accuracy: Bridgewater (5 starts in 2019): 98.9 passer rating, 7.5 adjusted yards per attempt, 51.2 completion percentage on passes of 10+ yardsTrubisky (9 starts in 2019): 82.2 passer rating, 5.6 adjusted yards per attempt, 41.1 completion percentage on passes of 10+ yards Bridgewater is also only 27 years old — less than two years older than Trubisky. The question is whether his revival has been solely dependent on an offense that revolves around the binary star system of Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara. Would his 2019 success translate with a supporting cast of Allen Robinson, Tarik Cohen, David Montgomery, and Trey Burton? He’s also been very picky about his shots downfield, throwing screens and checkdowns at a much higher rate than the current Bear QB; Trubisky’s average throw depth is a fairly average 7.4 yards past the line of scrimmage, while Bridgewater (and Brees, interestingly), clock in at a bottom-of-the-barrel 5.9. If the Bears are looking for a quarterback who can make the throws Trubisky can’t and won’t turn the ball over much, Bridgewater makes sense. If they want someone to transform the offense into a risk-taking aerial offense, they may want to excuse themselves from the bidding. Marcus Mariota The Bears could swap one turnover-averse quarterback for another by luring Mariota north. His career as the Titans’ starter came to an abrupt end this season after a toothless 16-0 loss to the Broncos sparked Ryan Tannehill’s ascendance to the top of the depth chart. Mariota’s had his share of career highlights. Even so, he’s been a fairly nondescript quarterback in his four-plus years in the NFL. His 89.6 career passer rating ranks 30th among 63 qualified starting QBs since 2015. Mariota remains a useful if not mind-blowing passer. Take away a disastrous 2017, when he played through a series of nagging injuries, and he’s got a two percent interception rate that speaks to his ability to tuck and run with the ball in tight situations rather than force bad passes downfield. His career 5.8 yards per carry is a testament to this skill as well. He’s never been much of a deep ball connoisseur, but that’s not all on him — his leading wideouts since 2015, by year, have been Delanie Walker (twice), Rishard Matthews, Corey Davis, and now rookie A.J. Brown. Mariota is effectively a higher ceiling version of Trubisky’s current state, and betting for a big uptick in his performance is probably as likely as betting on the Bears’ former No. 2 overall pick figuring things out. Chicago’s already done a bunch of planning around a mobile passer (Trubisky rushed for 421 yards and 6.0 yards per carry in 2018) with limited downfield prospects. Bringing Mariota in would allow them to keep that blueprint. Trubisky, at his 2018 best, played roughly at Mariota’s career baseline. In 2019, even a benched Mariota would be an upgrade over the Bears’ third-year starter. Andy Dalton Dalton is the oldest player on this list at age 32, but even after a trying 2019 he’s still got plenty to offer for a team that can surround him with a healthy receiving corps and even an average offensive line. The Bengals’ shining crapulence turned Dalton into a gunslinger version of himself. While he used the extra reps that come with a perpetually trailing offense to make players like Auden Tate and Alex Erickson viable fantasy starters, he wasn’t able to turn any of that into wins. Dalton is a slight statistical downgrade from Trubisky if you compare their 2019 seasons, but they’ve been surrounded by very different rosters. Without A.J. Green — and later, John Ross — in the lineup, Dalton was forced into more short range and screen passes than ever before, effectively rewarding opponents for flooding the line of scrimmage against him. That negative feedback loop only closed once first-year head coach Zac Taylor decided to bench him in favor of rookie fourth-round pick Ryan Finley. The good news for Chicago is that sudden stock drop could make Dalton an inexpensive acquisition. Getting him on a short-term contract may be the team’s best option given its lack of cap space next year; per Spotrac, the Bears’ estimated $13.7 million of spending room is the fifth-least in the league. Dalton is technically under contract for 2020 in Cincinnati, but he can be released from the final year of his deal without leaving any dead money on the Bengals’ cap. He’s as good as gone. Once he’s released, he’ll have to prove his limitations were the Bengals’ fault and not his own. Jameis Winston Trubisky has proven too low-wattage for Nagy’s offense. Winston wouldn’t have that problem. The boom-or-bust quarterback has no problem taking chances downfield. That’s resulted in 107 touchdown passes (11th most in the NFL since 2015), but he also leads the league in interceptions in that span. That includes the 18 he’s thrown through 10 games in 2019. Winston hasn’t improved under first-year coach Bruce Arians this fall, and he’s more or less going to be the same flawed passer he’s always been. If the Bears’ brain trust wants to take a home run swing on a big-play QB, however, Winston fits the bill. The former No. 1 overall pick led the league in average throw depth each of the past two seasons thanks to the presence of wideouts like Mike Evans, DeSean Jackson, and Chris Godwin. Though his accuracy has fallen off a cliff in 2019 — his catchable pass rate has gone from 75.1 percent to 68.2, putting him in the bottom 10 percent of starting QBs — he’s still the kind of player who can throw his way to a win. Would the Bears be willing to tax their defense by installing a quarterback known for giving his opponents short fields? Winston would be an extreme departure from Trubisky, but his history as a starter — 24-40 overall and once replaced in the lineup by Ryan Fitzpatrick — suggests that won’t necessarily lead to more wins than Chicago’s already getting from its beleaguered QB. Ryan Tannehill Tannehill has regained some of his value as a starter after taking over for Mariota, making a noticeable impact on the Titans’ passing game in the process. Those aren’t top-tier numbers, but they’ve led to success on the field; Tannehill’s 3-1 start has put Tennessee back in the playoff hunt. The question is whether they’re sustainable. His biggest strength as a Titan has been his ability to turn young wideouts into chain-moving targets. He’s utilized his team’s undervalued wideouts in the intermediate game, completing nearly 74 percent of his passes that traveled between 10 and 19 yards downfield this season. That’s exactly the range where Bears standbys like Robinson, Burton, and Taylor Gabriel thrive. He could bring a shift from the Trubisky era without turning the Chicago offense on its head like Winston would — but only if this small sample size over a four-start stretch holds. It may be difficult to pry Tannehill out of Nashville, even with his pending free agency. The Titans don’t have a quarterback with starting experience under contract for 2020 and won’t have the kind of premier draft capital to acquire a surefire rookie starter. The former Dolphin’s hot start could convince the Titans to keep him on board for the near future while they sort out the future of their offense. The Bears have a lot to consider in 2020, and this list doesn’t even factor in potential trade candidates or mid-round draft picks who could also fight their way into the mix, such as Cam Newton or Nick Foles. There’s no easy answer to Chicago’s quarterback problem, but there are a handful of round pegs who could be hammered into square holes under the right circumstances. For the franchise, it all comes down to picking the right one. Given the way the 2017 draft unfolded, that’s not a choice Bears fans should be super confident about.
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How to See When Your Favorite Missing Movies Are Arriving on Disney+
I spent a decent chunk of the weekend putting a dent into my Disney+ queue—thanks, 4K Dolby Atmos Star Wars movies—but my enjoyment of Disney’s cheap streaming service is slightly dampened by the various films that are still bound to Netflix. However, you can start getting your queue ready for titles like Black Panther…Read more...
Eddie Van Halen hospitalized after bad reaction to cancer medication
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Democrats' Southern victories could affect redistricting
If one party controls all pivotal state offices, that party can draw districts to the advantage of its candidates — a practice known as gerrymandering.
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The 16 most disappointing albums of the year, ranked
Amy Harris/Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP Insider chose 16 bad albums by high-profile artists that were released in 2019 and ranked them by Metacritic scores. "In My Defense" by Iggy Azalea was ranked most disappointing with the lowest score of 39/100. "She Is Coming" by Miley Cyrus, "Free Spirit" by Khalid, "No. 6 Collaborations Project" by Ed Sheeran, and "Jesus Is King" by Kanye West also made the list. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Music lovers were blessed with some excellent albums this year, from pop veterans like Ariana Grande ("Thank U, Next"), Lana Del Rey ("Norman F---ing Rockwell!"), and Taylor Swift ("Lover") to powerhouse newcomers like Billie Eilish ("When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?") and DaBaby ("Baby on Baby" and "Kirk").  Other high-profile and critically beloved artists, however, disappointed the masses with lackluster, underwhelming, or uneven projects.  To determine the most disappointing releases of 2019, Insider picked the 16 most anticipated projects from Metacritic's lowest scores this year. They're ranked in descending order below. (In cases of tied scores, the user score was used as a tie-breaker.)16. "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" by Logic Def Jam Metacritic score: 65/100 User score: 3.5/10 "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" is the rapper's fifth studio album, riding off the hype of his hit "1-800-273-8255" and two Grammy nominations last year. However, it received aggressively mixed reviews. Variety's (overall lukewarm) review praised Logic's music as "complex, celestial and snaky," while HipHopDX described the album as "a dangerously corny pity party of epic proportions." 15. "She Is Coming" by Miley Cyrus RCA Records Metacritic score: 64/100 User score: 8.8/10 "She Is Coming" is apparently the first of a trilogy of EPs, culminating in Miley Cyrus' seventh studio album. It includes high-profile features from Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah and "Drag Race" star RuPaul. Despite excited fans, a few glowing reviews, and a truly sublime music video, the six-track project didn't win over many critics. Rolling Stone called it "unkempt" and gave it just two-and-a-half stars, while Pitchfork said the EP "misuses her talents and makes for a largely unrewarding listen." 14. "Save Me" by Future Epic Records Metacritic score: 63/100 User score: 5.3/10 The acclaimed rapper's second EP of 2019 was fairly hit or miss. As Pitchfork's Reed Jackson wrote, "His latest EP proves he's still a master of melancholic detail, but thematically and sonically, the Atlanta superstar has hit a wall." See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:The 10 most shocking celebrity breakups of 2019, so far26 celebrity moments that went viral in 2019The 12 most disappointing movies of 2019, so far
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WeWork's 2025 junk bond falls to record low
Shared-office operator WeWork's 2025 junk bond fell to a record low on Monday, with its last yielding bid at 16.06%.
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The Modern Loafer is one of Everlane's most popular shoes — we wore them to find out if they lived up to the hype
Everlane/Facebook Everlane's Modern Loafers ($168) are structured classic staples made from premium leather that are versatile enough to be worn in and outside of the office. Four women tested the loafers and found that the shoes look great, but the loafers either fit the wearer just right or were too big even though Everlane suggests sizing up a half-size. You can read our thoughts below, or pick up a pair to try out yourself at Everlane. They're available in soft leather with three color options and also black suede. Product Embed: Product Name: Everlane The Modern Loafer Card Type: small Width: 100% Height: 150% Everlane is the place to go if you're looking for wardrobe basics at fair and transparent prices. Here at Insider Picks, we're always excited to try Everlane products. Interestingly, we had never tried one of Everlane's original and most classic shoes, The Modern Loafer, a structured loafer flat made with a 100% Italian leather upper, until now. These timeless loafers are versatile and can be worn with just about any outfit.  The Modern Loafer comes in three leather colors: black, camel, and bone leather and one black suede option. Everlane suggests sizing a half size up as the shoes apparently run narrow. The loafers have received mixed reviews on Everlane's website — people tend to either love them or hate them. We tried the loafers out for ourselves, and although these structured shoes are truly a classic, we had mixed feelings when it came to the fit. We tried Everlane's Modern Loafer, and here are our thoughts:Everlane Black Modern Loafer, $168 I always find Everlane's shoes to be hit or miss. I'm either obsessed, as I am with the Day Glove flats (you can read our review here), or I'm...sort of lukewarm, as I am with these loafers. It's not that I don't love the way they look, or even how they feel after a couple of weeks of wear. It's that I've lost patience for shoes that require any significant break-in period, so I'd rather opt for Everlane's Day Loafers, which have an elastic back and flexible leather (here's our review of those too). I opted for a size 8 (I'm usually a 7.5 in sneakers and a 7.5 to 8 in loafers) and I thought I was going to have to send these back at first. I took a chance wearing the size 8 pair for a while, and after a couple of days, they really started to loosen up. It took about two weeks to break in my pair, and I had to wear socks with them to prevent blisters. For reference, I have medium-width feet. I won't say they're the best for walking, but they're comfortable enough to wear for a day. Overall, I do really like these loafers now that they're worn in, but if you really don't like to deal with that process, I'd say skip these in favor of the Day Loafer. —Sally Kaplan, Insider Picks editor Everlane Camel Modern Loafer, $168 I've heard great things about Everlane's shoes before and I'm a fan of its Glove Boot, so I was excited to try these loafers. But I gotta say, these were an unexpected let-down. I had such a hard time even fitting into these loafers that I almost gave up on them within five minutes of opening the box. I'm so glad I went with the brand's suggestion of sizing up to a 9 because the shoes are cut so narrow that my usual 8.5 would have been way too small.The leather was initially really stiff and tight, so I had to put my feet through a painful breaking-in process. After a few days of wearing them around the office though, the toe box molded to my feet and was much more comfortable. If you hate the idea of needing to break shoes in, you might not like these Everlane loafers. Depending on your shoe size, the pointy almond toe might make your feet look a little clown-ish. I was so self-conscious of how long my feet looked in the 9s and kept asking my coworkers their opinions. The general consensus was that it made my feet look "elegant," which is the polite way of saying, "Oh yes, definitely." I might recommend these loafers to someone with smaller, more narrow feet, but even so, the stiff leather and break-in period might be dealbreakers for some. If you're still interested in the loafers, though, I'd suggest going to an Everlane store or pop inside a Nordstrom to try on a pair first. —Jada Wong, Insider Picks editor Everlane Bone Modern Loafer, $168 I love Everlane's shoes. For the price, everything I have tried has been great quality and has been stylish too. The problem is, Everlane's footwear can be inconsistent in terms of fit.  Out of the box, I was excited about this pair. I'm not a huge loafer girl, but the sturdy wood sole and polished cream leather looked undeniably classy. With a structured fit, I expected I would have to squeeze my foot into the shoe, but I was surprised that my feet slipped right in.  I usually wear a size 7 or 7.5, but based on Everlane's suggestion to go up a half size I went for the 7.5. My feet were swimming in space, particularly at the heel, which continued to come up as I walked. These seem like beautiful, high-quality shoes, and I wish I had gone with my regular size so I could wear them comfortably. If you have narrower feet, I don't think sizing up is necessary. —Remi Rosmarin, Insider Picks reporter See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:We tested 3 different styles of the Hunter rain boots you see everyone wearing — they’re flexible, comfortable, and fully waterproofI spend a lot of time working with my hands outdoors — this healing balm brings my dry and weathered skin back to life25 beauty gifts under $25 — including Le Labo lip balms, Givenchy makeup sponges, and Guerlain lipstick cases
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Trump admin readies rule to send asylum seekers back to dangerous countries they pass through
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Shun Yamaguchi to Be Posted for MLB Teams by Japan's Yomiuri Giants
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Officer shot man in parking lot, then photographed body
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Hong Kong civilians step in to save students trapped in violent protests
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Ousted WeWork CEO Adam Neumann can still reportedly name directors to WeWork's board, even though he left the company
Former WeWork CEO Adam Neumann retains the right to name directors to its board, even after being ousted from the troubled coworking company, Fast Company reported Monday. As part of his exit agreement with WeWork, Neumann can name a director and a board observer while the company remains private and two more board members if it goes public, according to Fast Company. There are some conditions for him to exercise that power, though — he has to repay the money SoftBank loaned him, and he has to abide by his non-compete agreement. Part of the reason why WeWork's first attempt at going public flopped was because of Neumann's role at the company and his personal deals with it. Read more WeWork news here. Adam Neumann may no longer be WeWork's chairman or CEO, but he could be able to continue to exert influence on the troubled real-estate company for years to come. As part of his separation agreement with the company, Neumann has the right to name both a director and a non-voting observer to WeWork's board while it remains private, Fast Company's Katrina Brooker reported on Monday. If the company goes public, Neumann will be able to name two additional directors to the company's board, according to the article.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Why it's so hard for planes to land on waterSee Also:Europe's flurry of venture capital raises continues with Spotify backer Northzone's new $500 million fundInside the influencer economy, a sports betting boom, and SoftBank's strugglesAn abandoned 19th-century Napa Valley resort on 857 acres is now on sale for $50 millionSEE ALSO: Firing Adam Neumann doesn't solve WeWork's biggest problem: The underlying business stinks
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Chocolate chip cookies are about to be baked in outer space, the first test of an oven in microgravity
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Justice Department asks court to scrap decades-old 'Paramount' antitrust decrees
The U.S. Justice Department said on Monday that it would ask a court to scrap decades-old 'Paramount' consent decrees enacted to protect movie theaters from powerful studios.
Days From Shutdown Deadline, Congress Races To Pass Temporary Government Funding Bill
With the government set to run out of money on Thursday lawmakers say another temporary funding measure is needed. A stopgap spending bill introduced funds federal agencies through December 20.
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How to bundle up like a celebrity
Even the hottest celebs can't fight off winter temperatures without some help.
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Sony patent may show a familiar-looking controller for the PS5
While Sony is still about a year away from releasing its next-generation console, we may have just gotten an early look at the device's new controller. Newly published images by Japan's patent office that were first spotted by VGC may provide some cl...
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Lawsuit claims Burger King's Impossible Whoppers are contaminated by meat
Burger King was sued on Monday by a vegan customer who accused the fast-food chain of contaminating its meatless "Impossible" Whoppers by cooking them on the same grills as its traditional meat burgers.
Pompeo: This is a complex political problem
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a major reversal of the US' longstanding policy on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, rejecting a 1978 State Department legal opinion that deemed the settlements "inconsistent with international law."
FDA approves first contact lens for nearsighted kids
Cooper Vision gets regulatory clearance to start selling disposable product for children with myopia
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Update to iOS and iPadOS 13.2.3 Today to Squash These Bugs
Apple is back with another fresh update to iOS 13. We’re assuming you’ve already made the plunge, but if not, now is as good a time as any to upgrade to the latest operating system for your iPhone and iPad. And if you’re already there, great! It’s time to install another update to deal with some annoying, lingering…Read more...
Everything is on the table for Rangers when it comes to Lias Andersson
Credit is owed the Rangers for treating Lias Andersson as they would any other young prospect required to earn minutes and not as an entitled seventh-overall selection of the 2017 entry draft that the Swede was just hours after the club had obtained that pick in the Derek Stepan deal with Arizona. Credit to the...
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NASA detects water vapor on Jupiter’s moon Europa
An international research team led by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland has, for the first time, detected water vapor above the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa.
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Deep-Sea Vents Might Solve Mystery of Ancient Ocean Carbon
Scientists have found deep-sea graphite that might help solve a deep-sea carbonaceous mystery, according to a new study.Read more...
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'We're still dodging it': Red tide returns in Florida
Red tide killed thousands of tons of marine life including sea turtles, manatees and dolphins last year.
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I worked at Toys R Us for 20 years before private equity killed my job. The same thing will happen to more workers if Congress doesn't take action.
AP/Julio Cortez After 20 years of working at Toys R Us, Giovanna De La Rosa was laid off after the company's bankruptcy. The bankruptcy came after private-equity firms loaded the company with debt and failed to invest in growing the brand. De La Rosa, along with other former Toys R US employees, fought back to save the brand and make sure workers were helped. De La Rosa is testifying on Tuesday to the House Financial Services Committee about private equity's role in the US economy. De La Rosa was an assistant manager at the Toys R Us, where she worked for 20 years. She is a leader with United For Respect and a member of the new "Mirror Board" of the Toys R Us spinoff, TRU Kids. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When people ask me about my career at Toys R Us, the first word that comes to my mind is "family." Over 20 years at the store in Chula Vista, California, coworkers became friends and friends family. I had a career that allowed me to make a stable home, support a child with special needs, and set some money aside for savings.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Taylor Swift is the world's highest-paid celebrity. Here's how she makes and spends her $360 million.See Also:American farmers have been crushed by Trump's trade war with China. That's about to change.California is attempting a massive labor experiment that could grow into a disaster for millions of workersThe US needs to copy China’s tech strategy to remain the top economy in the world
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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks climb on Huawei extension, buoying U.S. Treasuries
Global equity markets edged higher on Monday, lifting prices of U.S. government debt, as a new 90-day extension allowing U.S. companies to do business with China's Huawei eased the latest spike in investor angst over U.S.-Sino trade tensions.
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The US gives Huawei its third 90 day support exemption from export ban
US kicks the can down the road again, hopes carriers will replace Chinese equipment.
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In major reversal, U.S. says Israeli settlements don't violate international law
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the shift in position a recognition of "the reality on the ground."
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Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon is highest since 2008
The rainforest lost 3,769 square miles of its vegetation over the last year
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Amazon offers free music streaming service; rival Spotify slips Inc said on Monday it has introduced an ad-supported free version of its music streaming service "Amazon Music".
Darius Slayton is turning into Dave Gettleman’s ‘special’ draft steal
Odell Beckham Jr. was unceremoniously traded in the offseason. Golden Tate was suspended for the first four games as his replacement for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. Sterling Shepard has missed six games this season with multiple concussions. All of those factors have provided ample opportunity for Darius Slayton, the Giants’ fifth-round draft...
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Trump impeachment probe leads to $25M libel lawsuit
The impeachment inquiry into President Trump prompted a $25 million libel lawsuit Monday. An official with the National Security Council claims in Virginia court documents that he was wrongly accused of “lying, deceit and unethical conduct” by the Web site Politico and one of its reporters when they alleged that he fed Trump wrong, negative...
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Markelle Fultz’s resurgence could be for real
Markelle Fultz is taking baby steps. It beats going backwards. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 draft continues to remake himself with the Magic after his disappointing stint with the 76ers. On Sunday, he scored a career-high 19 points in a victory over the Wizards. He finished the game with a flourish, coming...
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Think of the children: FBI sought Interpol statement against end-to-end crypto
Backdoors are totally safe and companies should make them, draft resolution asserts.
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Husband found guilty in slaying of Massachusetts teacher, faces life sentence
The husband of a Massachusetts teacher who was found strangled and stabbed in the couple’s home two years ago was convicted Monday of killing her. Andrew MacCormack, 31, was found guilty of first-degree murder in the September 2017 death of Vanessa MacCormack, 30, by a Suffolk Superior Court jury after it deadlocked last week, the...
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Wealth-tax opposition is rooted in the era of American slavery, 2 economists say
Reuters Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have both put forward wealth tax plans that would hit the nation's richest citizens with steeper taxes in a bid to reduce inequality and pay for their progressive agendas. The plans have generated fierce blowback among some economists, Wall Street financiers and leading corporate leaders like Bill Gates, who argue that a wealth tax would stifle economic growth and hurt investment.  It's an argument that echoes back to the 19th century, when the brutal system of slavery was locked into the engine of the American economy, according to two economists at the University of California in a recent book. They argue the initial wellspring of anti-tax rhetoric emanated from the slaveowners of the South determined to defend their massive wealth built on the backs of the enslaved. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Taxing wealth is an idea now thrust to the center of the Democratic primary. Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have both put forward wealth tax plans that would hit the nation's richest citizens with steeper taxes in a bid to reduce inequality and pay for their progressive agendas. The plans have generated fierce blowback among some economists, Wall Street financiers and leading corporate leaders like Bill Gates, who argue that a wealth tax would stifle economic growth and hurt investment. 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:Here's why Europe has mostly ditched wealth taxes over the last 25 years — even as Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders seek them for the USElizabeth Warren releases plan pledging to begin Medicare for All transition within first 100 days in officeHere's how much smaller the top 11 billionaires' fortunes would be if Bernie Sanders' or Elizabeth Warren's proposed wealth tax had been around since 1982SEE ALSO: Here's a running list of the most high-profile American billionaires and multi-millionaires who have asked the government to raise their taxes
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Nine dead after California sees three mass shootings in four days
Shootings at high school, home and backyard party prompt renewed calls for action against gun violenceNine people were killed in three mass shootings in California in just four days, marking a particularly brutal wave of gun violence incidents in the state.On Thursday morning, a 16-year-old student from Saugus high school in Santa Clarita, 30 miles north of Los Angeles, shot five classmates and then himself. Two of the victims, a 14-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl, succumbed to their injuries, as did the gunman. Continue reading...
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