Opinion: The Justice Department's decision in Eric Garner's case is a disgrace

The Justice Department announced on Tuesday that it would not be pursuing federal charges against Daniel Pantaleo, the NYPD officer accused of fatally choking Eric Garner, who was approached by police for allegedly selling loose cigarettes. The decision was apparently made by Attorney General William Barr himself, after the DOJ's Civil Rights Division favored an indictment while a competing faction in the New York office felt otherwise.
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‘Stolen’ Banksy statue could get $1.3M at Sotheby’s auction
A Banksy statue is up for auction and expected to sell for over $1 million — but the identity of its rightful owner is in question. The anonymous artist’s “The Drinker,” a riff on Auguste Rodin’s 19th-century “The Thinker” statue, was first installed in a small square off London’s Shaftesbury Avenue in March 2004 without...
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The Modern Warfare reboot is alright, but it’s no Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville
A tiny speck of light reflects off the enemy’s scope and flashes in my peripheral. I’ve got a few milliseconds to react before a projectile rips through my on-screen avatar’s head. Exposed and unable to find cover, I try unsuccessfully to distract the sniper with hip-fire. I make a mental note of the marksman’s position and decide to switch to a different class when I respawn. I’m not going to shoot the enemy soldier, that wouldn’t be satisfying enough. I’m going to eat them. I’m going to burrow under the ground, explode from the dirt like a muddy phoenix, and… This story continues at The Next Web
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Donny and Marie Osmond perform final Las Vegas residency show through tears
"We had no idea it would be 11 years."
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Lionel Messi's Late Penalty Earns Argentina a Draw vs. Luis Suarez, Uruguay
Argentina and Lionel Messi drew 2-2 with Uruguay and Luis Suarez on Monday in an international friendly in Tel Aviv, Israel...
Cameran Eubanks didn’t mean to become a professional reality star
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Liuba Grechen Shirley won’t run for Peter King’s seat, cites pregnancy
Democrat Liuba Grechen Shirley — who gave longtime Long Island Rep. Peter King a run for his money in the 2018 elections — announced on Monday she won’t be running for his soon-to-be vacated congressional seat, citing her pregnancy. The 38-year-old political newcomer said in a video on Twitter that it would be too difficult...
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Somerset docked 24 points for poor pitch in title decider against Essex
• Club have 24 points deducted with 12 suspended for two years• Taunton pitch found to be ‘not the best quality’Somerset have been handed a 12-point deduction for next season’s County Championship after being found guilty of breaching pitch regulations.A Cricket Discipline Committee Disciplinary Panel ruled against the county over the poor state of the pitch for their match against Essex at Taunton in September. The rain-affected Division One match ended in a draw that handed Essex the championship title. Continue reading...
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The Man Who Could Not Sweat
Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, had a long friendship with the deceased sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein and his girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell. Over the course of a decade, he stayed at their homes in New York and Palm Beach, traveled on Epstein’s private jet, and partied with the pair.All of this is according to the prince. But according to Virginia Robhoerts Giuffre, who says she was a victim of Epstein, the prince’s involvement in Epstein’s crimes went deeper than complicity. Giuffre has alleged that Epstein and Maxwell forced her to have sex with Prince Andrew multiple times, beginning when she was 17.In August, Buckingham Palace issued statements denying the allegations. But the prince had not spoken for himself until Saturday, when the BBC’s Emily Maitlis interviewed him in the state room of the palace.In the interview, the prince appeared loosely tethered to any notion of the potential consequences of his friendship with Epstein. The prince repeatedly caveated his denials with questions of memory and challenges to odd details. For example, Giuffre said that she met him in April 2001, and that he bought her drinks at a nightclub in London called Tramp, and then took her to Maxwell’s house, where the first alleged assault occurred. Prince Andrew told the BBC, “I don't know where the bar is in Tramps” and said a photo of him with Giuffre that evening could have been doctored, because he wasn’t wearing a suit and has never been upstairs at Epstein’s house.[Read: Callous, careless Prince Andrew]Then, possibly among the oddest details to focus on challenging, he contested Giuffre’s claim that, while they were allegedly dancing at a London nightclub, he was sweaty. Emily Maitlis: She was very specific about that night, she described dancing with you. Prince Andrew: No. Maitlis: And you profusely sweating and that she went on to have bath possibly. Andrew: There's a slight problem with the sweating because I have a peculiar medical condition which is that I don't sweat, or, I didn't sweat at the time, and that was—was it—yes, I didn't sweat at the time— In case the dubiousness of this claim is not already evident from its context, nested in a sea of dubious claims: This is a dubious claim.There are people who cannot sweat, or who sweat very little. The Times notes that Andrew’s mother, Queen Elizabeth, has been known to appear not-sweaty in hot circumstances. Such a propensity to appear cool and collected while everyone else is flushed and damp has been attributed to the enviably high-status history, but the medical condition of not producing sweat, anhidrosis, is extremely undesirable. The function is vitally important as a way to cool the body and prevent heat stroke. Covering the skin in liquid makes it able to transmit heat into the adjacent air much more rapidly than when it’s dry, as is noticeable to anyone who’s gotten out of a pool and found no towel.Nerve damage or burns can cause a person to lose the ability to sweat in part of their body. The effect is similar to the temporary action of antiperspirants. But to have no ability to sweat from any part of one’s body is a sign of significant dysfunction of the nervous system—a rare genetic condition.Though anhidrosis can be genetic, the queen is not known to have any such condition. Either way, anhidrosis is not consistent with the account Prince Andrew gave during the interview: “Because I had suffered what I would describe as an overdose of adrenaline in the Falklands War when I was shot at and I simply—it was almost impossible for me to sweat. And it's only because I have done a number of things in the recent past that I am starting to be able to do that again. So I'm afraid to say that there's a medical condition that says that I didn't do it.”[Read: ‘Epstein is gone, but justice must still be served’]Anhidrosis is rarely temporary. The most charitably plausible explanation for the Prince’s intended meaning is this: Adrenaline bursts can cause us to sweat. When the “fight or flight” response kicks in while thinking about public speaking, for example, many of us know this as a panic attack. People who become accustomed to working in high-pressure situations, like on a battlefield, may develop a tolerance to the effects of adrenaline surges. A general sense of imperturbability could hypothetically translate into other high-pressure situations. After a deeply traumatic event, everything else can feel low-stakes. Or, at an extreme end, this is the phenomenon described in people known as sociopaths: A tendency to not worry or panic becomes an outright inability to do so.Many of Prince Andrew’s assertions in the BBC interview—see, for example, “Nobody can prove whether or not that photograph has been doctored but I don't recollect that photograph ever being taken”—are difficult to empirically challenge. But they do hint at Prince Andrew’s ease in a precarious position. As Maitlis put it in The Times this morning: “In person he is courteous, affable and eager to please. There is no question that he shies away from, no issue with which he refuses to engage.”A temporary inability to sweat would defy medical precedent. A long-standing detachment from the consequences of one’s actions would not.
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SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son told WeWork executives he wants the company to turn a profit by 2021
Koki Nagahama/Getty Images In a meeting with WeWork executives, last Thursday, SoftBank's Masayoshi Son said that he wants the company to become profitable by 2021, according to Fast Company. Son reportedly told the executives to find new ways to monetize the hundreds of coworking spaces currently owned by WeWork. WeWork's private valuation has plummeted more than 80% since its failed IPO, creating pressure on the company to cut costs and identify a more sustainable business model. The New York Times reported that the company may lay off more than 4,000 employees as part of its restructuring. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son told a group of WeWork executives in a meeting on Thursday that he wants the company to become profitable by 2021, according to a report from Fast Company's Katrina Brooker. Son reportedly said he wants WeWork to better monetize the real estate it already owns by offering new products and services, as the company attempts to identify a sustainable business model following its catastrophic attempt at going public.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:Ousted WeWork CEO Adam Neumann can still reportedly name directors to WeWork's board, even though he left the companyWeWork is reportedly drawing scrutiny from the SEC after its failed attempt to go publicWeWork has been sending alarming noncompete letters to workers it laid off earlier this year
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A performer on the world's largest cruise ship reveals how she got the gig, and what working at sea is really like
Sophie-Claire Hoeller/Insider Ariana Mazzagatti is a performer aboard Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas, as well as the aqua captain, meaning she's in charge of a team of water-based entertainers. "It's as difficult to get into a ship show as it is to get into a Broadway or a West End or a Cirque du Soleil show," Mazzagatti told Insider. Mazzagatti admits the job is often exhausting, but that she loves it: She's celebrating five years of working for Royal Caribbean soon. As a cast member, she enjoys perks like eating in the ship's restaurants, hitting the pools, checking out other shows, and exploring the ports. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Ariana Mazzagatti, who goes by the nickname Mazz, is an entertainer aboard the world's largest cruise ship, the Symphony of the Seas. She's the main aerialist for the water show "HiRO," as well as the aqua captain, meaning that she is in charge of scheduling, and keeping everyone on her team "safe and happy while on contract." She's celebrating five years working for Royal Caribbean in February, and has no plans to change careers anytime soon.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: How to find water when you're stuck in the desertSee Also:Royal Caribbean has its very own private island in the Bahamas, which just underwent a $250 million revamp. Here's what it's like to go.I'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.I went on the world's largest cruise and found getting onto a giant ship similar to boarding a flight — but way more efficient
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Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo went from “brothers” to beef
Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo started as close friends. When Allen got traded to the Celtics, he became a mentor for the young Rondo, and that relationship was one of many elements that made that Boston team a champion in 2008. But Ray Allen cares very much about controlling his own fate, and as Rondo’s somewhat difficult personality emerged, so did some rumors of trades that involved not just him, but his friend Ray. That thorny connection caused a close friendship to devolve, sometimes with explosive results. But what really turned this “brotherhood” into beef was Ray’s departure in 2012 for the Miami Heat, the team that had twice prevented Boston from winning another title. Allen’s “betrayal” alienated from all of his former teammates, a development that came back under scrutiny as the ‘08 Celtics started to get honors and commemorative ceremonies in recent years, then again when Allen released his autobiography. This is a story about how any bond -- even one gilded with championship gold -- can be broken.
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Chick-fil-A is facing backlash after ending donations to controversial Christian charities — but critics are missing an important point
Mike Stewart/Associated Press Chick-fil-A is facing backlash for its decision to stop donating to the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, two groups that have been criticized by LGBTQ advocates.  Former Republican Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said the chain "surrendered to anti-Christian hate groups."  However, Chick-fil-A will still emphasize its founder's Christian values, close on Sundays, and remain open to donating to faith-based groups.  Sign up for Business Insider's retail newsletter, The Drive-Thru, to get more stories like this in your inbox. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Chick-fil-A is facing backlash for its decision to stop donating to the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  "We made multiyear commitments to both organizations, and we fulfilled those obligations in 2018. Moving forward you will see that the Chick-fil-A Foundation will support the three specific initiatives of homelessness, hunger and education," a Chick-fil-A representative said in a statement to Business Insider on Monday.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Applebee's made the best comeback of 2018. Here's how the restaurant chain turned around.See Also:Chick-fil-A is ending donations criticized by LGBTQ activists after years of backlashSara Lee Bread is flooded with sexually explicit Instagram comments that it initially tried to hide after it was the target of an 'SNL' skit starring Harry StylesOld Navy was once Gap's crown jewel, but a series of fashion misses and growing competition have caused it to stumbleSEE ALSO: Chick-fil-A is ending donations criticized by LGBTQ activists after years of backlash
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Pompeo: US to soften its position on West Bank settlements
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday the US will soften its position on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. Pompeo said that establishment of settlements was not inconsistent with the law, and that President Trump would no longer abide by a 1978 State Department legal opinion that the settlements were “inconsistent with international...
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California suing Juul for allegedly targeting teenagers
Massachusetts and North Carolina and also looking into whether the e-cigarette maker markets products to underage users
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Investors are more skeptical than ever that WeWork will be able to pay back its debt
Reuters WeWork's bonds due 2025 fell to a new low of 71 cents Monday, Bloomberg reported. The same day, WeWork Chairman Marcelo Claure said that layoffs will begin this week. Roughly 4,000 employees could be out of a job.  In addition, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is reviewing the company for potential violations. And, WeWork lost $1.3 billion in the third quarter, more than double its losses in the same quarter in 2018.  Read more on Business Insider. WeWork's bonds have fallen to yet another fresh low as investors grow increasingly worried that the company won't be able to repay its debt.  The company's $669 million in notes due in 2025 fell to 71 cents each on Monday, sliding more than three cents to the new low, Bloomberg reported, citing Trace data. The yield on the bonds is now more than 16%. 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:The chief strategist at a $1.2 trillion investing titan explains why pain for firms like Uber, Peloton, and WeWork is good news for the stock market — and helping fend off another tech bubbleWeWork is just the 'tip of the iceberg.' Here's why one market expert thinks Silicon Valley's business model 'is at the beginning of a massive unraveling.'Chaos, crazy ideas, and cashing in: Trump and WeWork's Adam Neumann have these 5 things in common
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U.S. softens stance on Israeli settlements, draws Palestinian outrage
The United States on Monday effectively backed Israel's right to build Jewish settlements on the occupied West Bank by abandoning its four-decade-old position that they were "inconsistent with international law."
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Late financier Jeffrey Epstein's estate faces lawsuit from new accuser
Another woman sued the estate of Jeffrey Epstein in Manhattan federal court on Monday, saying the late financier subjected her to a "vicious, prolonged sexual assault" at his New Mexico ranch when she was 15.
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I was too scared to invest during the last recession, but I won't be making that mistake again
In 2008, during the Great Recession, I was working as a cashier and was afraid of the stock market, so I didn't invest any money. Looking back, though, I wish I had — the recession was primetime to put my money in the market since stocks were basically "on sale." If there's another recession in the future, I definitely plan to invest. While I know this isn't possible for those struggling to make ends meet, it makes sense to put any disposable income you have into the market when it's down. Read more personal finance coverage. It was October of 2008. In Eastern Idaho, we had already received our first snow, though red rock had not yet been thrown down on the roads. You could feel a sense of urgency when you walked into the break room at my job. The crisp mountain air wasn't what had everyone on their toes, though. I had a side hustle as a grocery store cashier at the time. At our store, employee stock options were offered as a benefit. While I was only planning on being in my role as a cashier for a short while, others had planned their careers with the company, purchasing stock and pouring money into their retirement savings plans.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: How to find water when you're stuck in the desertSee Also:Many Americans are planning to work through retirement, even if they don't need the moneyWho has the best cheap car insurance in Tennessee?If you're worried about a recession, now is probably a good time to consider hiring a financial adviser
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Chinese hunter catches bubonic plague after eating wild rabbit
A case of the bubonic plague was reported in China over the weekend — after two people there were diagnosed with the pneumonic plague last week. Both diseases are associated with the Black Death pandemic that killed an estimated 25 million people in Europe alone in the 14th Century. The new patient from Xilingol in...
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I tried every single breakfast at McDonald's and ranked them from worst to best
Andrew LaSane I tried every single breakfast item at the popular fast-food chain McDonald's and ranked them. The sausage biscuit was easily my least favorite menu item — it tasted dry and sort of bland to me.  The Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit was absolutely delicious and easily my favorite item.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. McDonald's has several options for hungry customers looking to start their day off right, and many of those items are also available around the clock as a part of an all-day breakfast menu. Continuing my stomach-first exploration of the chain's entire menu, I visited several locations in New York City and New Jersey over the course of a couple of weeks and tried every available offering. Here's every single breakfast item at McDonald's, ranked from worst to best. Note: Prices are based on my local New York City McDonald's location.   Sausage Biscuit — $1.79 Benetta P/Yelp This was the first of many sausage-and-biscuit items I tried and, in my opinion, the one I had was just flat-out not good. I felt the biscuit was over-baked and hard, and the sausage was very dry. Of all of the menu items, this was easily the worst in my book. Sausage Burrito — $1.39 Andrew LaSane The Sausage Burrito was made with one scrambled egg, sausage, cheese, green chiles, red peppers, onions, and a soft flour tortilla. I was pretty disappointed with this one. The paper-thin wrap provided no structure for the small burrito, and I felt that the taste of the filling was bland. I won't be ordering this ever again. Egg McMuffin — $3.99 Andrew LaSane The Egg McMuffin breakfast sandwich comes with a puck-shaped egg, a toasted English muffin, cheese, and a slice of Canadian bacon. Before I bit into it, I did not realize that there was meat inside, even though it's clearly shown in advertisements. Unlike in the photo, the Canadian bacon on my sandwich was smaller than the egg and was basically invisible. Usually I'd be delighted by the unexpected addition of meat, but unfortunately, all I could really taste was egg yolk and a doughy muffin.    See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Interior designers reveal the 10 decorating rules you should never breakStylists and designers reveal the 11 trends we'll be seeing everywhere in 202010 of the best and 10 of the worst Danny DeVito movies of all time
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Will any NFL team sign Colin Kaepernick?
Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick is facing new controversy after bailing on the league's official workout over the weekend. CBS News' Dana Jacobson reports on the workout, and CBS Sports NFL writer John Breecj joins CBSN to discuss Kaepernick's potential future with the league.
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Trump administration reverses Obama policy on Israeli settlements
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday that the Trump administration is reversing the Obama administration's approach toward Israeli settlements. "The establishment of Israeli civilian settlement in the West Bank is not per se inconsistent with international law," said Pompeo. He added that the "ultimate status" of the West Bank is a "complex political problem that can only be solved by negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians."
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Adult Redskins fan seems to steal football from young Jets fan
The Redskins were going to keep embarrassing themselves on Sunday, on the field — as they were getting blown out by the Jets — and in the stands. Even if meant stealing a from a kid. When Jets receiver Robby Anderson leaped into the FedExField stands to celebrate a first-half touchdown with a small group...
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How to change your primary email address on PayPal, or add and confirm a new email to use as your primary
Shutterstock You can quickly change your primary email on PayPal through your settings, provided that you have at least two email addresses added to your account. Be aware that you'll have to confirm any new email address before you can make it your new primary email on PayPal. Here's what you'll need to do to change your primary email address on PayPal. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. If you need to change your primary email on PayPal, you're in luck: It's actually an easy process — although it may take a bit more time to complete if you aren't fully set up for it. For PayPal, that means having an extra email address added, and confirmed, on your account.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 8 weird robots NASA wants to send to spaceSee Also:How to delete your PayPal account on your Mac or PCHow to delete your eBay account and the data associated with itHow to link your PayPal account to your Twitch channel so viewers can donate to your pageSEE ALSO: The best MacBooks you can buy
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Democratic attorneys general group will only endorse candidates supporting abortion rights
The group for state Democratic attorneys general issued a warning to potential candidates on Monday -- back abortion rights, or we won't back you.
Mayor of South Carolina's capital says he would back Michael Bloomberg
"I've encouraged the mayor to run," Columbia Mayor Stephen K. Benjamin told CBS News
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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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Doctor on Trump's hospital visit: It's worrisome
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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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