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Pentagon Ordered to Tell Congress If It Weaponized Ticks And Released Them Into the Public

Some members of the United States House are concerned the Pentagon may have unleashed disease-infected ticks that caused the spread of Lyme disease.

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Myles Garrett didn’t want Mason Rudolph slur allegation to be public
Myles Garrett isn’t backing down from his claim that Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph used a racial slur, but that wasn’t meant to go public. The Browns defensive end, whose indefinite ban from the NFL was upheld on appeal Thursday, said he didn’t lose his temper without reason when he swung and slammed Rudolph’s helmet over...
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New York Post
The 'Smooth Bernie' conspiracy theory, explained
We've had a year for conspiracy theories.  From the meme that spawned an alien-themed music festival just outside of Area 51 to suspicion surrounding Epstein's death, conspiracy theories have been at the forefront of internet culture. On Thursday, the hellish post-debate news cycle gave us Smooth Bernie.  Democratic candidates took to the debate stage for a fifth face-off on Wednesday night. Post-debate polling shows Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders both tied at the top, Emerson Polling reports.  But the real takeaway, according to conservative website The Washington Free Beacon, is that the Vermont senator looked "suspiciously smooth" during the debate. A Free Beacon article published Wednesday night questions whether Sanders went under the knife to get rid of his forehead wrinkles, pointing to a Getty photo taken during the debate that shows the 78-year-old with an unusually smooth brow. Read more...More about Bernie Sanders, Conspiracy Theories, Culture, and Web Culture
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Mashable
Coldplay not touring until they can make it green to do so
"Our dream is to have a show with no single-use plastic — to have it largely solar-powered.”
New York Post
Colombian protests end with tear gas, curfew in city of Cali
Colombian unions, student groups and other protesters marched on Thursday against rumored economic reform plans and amid rising discontent with the government of President Ivan Duque, while the city of Cali imposed a curfew from 7 p.m.
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Former Trump aide calls Ukraine meddling theory fiction; Trump would welcome Senate trial
President Donald Trump's former Russia adviser urged lawmakers in the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry on Thursday not to promote "politically driven falsehoods" that cast doubt on Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. election.
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Obama warns against ‘purity tests,’ urges Democrats to ‘chill out’
LOS ALTOS HILLS, Calif. — Former President Barack Obama warned Democrats on Thursday against adopting “purity tests” in the presidential primary and said any adversity the candidates face in the contest will make whoever emerges an even stronger nominee. Obama spoke to about 100 donors during a question-and-answer session with Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom...
New York Post
GOP senators gearing up for impeachment trial, may call on Hunter Biden
Senate Republicans plan to confront the growing likelihood of an impeachment trial of President Trump head-on, fighting allegations of a quid pro quo with Ukraine by calling a slew of witnesses that could potentially include Hunter Biden. A half-dozen GOP senators huddled with White House counsel Pat Cipollone and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner as the...
New York Post
Taj Gibson’s value to Mitchell Robinson, Knicks is easily apparent
On the way to a 15-0 run to open the third quarter in Philadelphia on Wednesday, Knicks new starting center Taj Gibson became an offensive beast. Known more as a defensive specialist, Gibson scored on three straight possessions — an 18-footer, a spinning, driving dunk past Joel Embiid and banging in a 3-pointer. The 34-year-old...
New York Post
Wat Misaka, first person of color to play in the NBA, dead at age 95
Wataru "Wat" Misaka was drafted by the New York Knicks in 1947 and became the first non-white to play professional basketball.
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Former Baltimore mayor pleads guilty in corruption scheme
Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of conspiracy and tax evasion. Mike Hellgren of CBS Baltimore reports.
CBS News - Breaking News, U.S., World, Business, Entertainment & Video
The Democratic Candidates Are Moving to the Center
In Wednesday’s debate, political reality nudged them away from the left.
Slate Articles
Quiz of the week: What did Mourinho promise Spurs fans?
Have you been paying attention to what's been going on during the past seven days?
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City Councilman Brad Lander is a smug dirty-trickster
The Manhattan Institute, where I work, held a public event this week at a downtown venue. ­Titled “Rent Regulation in NYC,” the panel was exactly the sort of wonky C-SPAN-ready confab that it sounds like. Joining Howard Husock, our housing expert, were Ingrid Gould Ellen of New York University and Park Slope Councilman Brad Lander....
New York Post
Report: USA Gymnastics Didn't Ask Simone Biles If She Was Abused by Larry Nassar
An investigator working for USA Gymnastics never interviewed Simone Biles to inquire whether she was abused by Larry Nassar, the Wall Street Journal 's Louise Radnofsky reported (h/t Nancy Armour of USA Today )...
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Hanoi restaurant dishes up nostalgia
State-Run Food Shop #37, located in a Hanoi village, is a restaurant modeled after Vietnam's postwar period.
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The Jim Crow South? No, Long Island Today
An investigation reveals widespread housing discrimination against blacks and other minorities in New York’s suburbs, more than 50 years after the Fair Housing Act.
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The Revolt Against Populism
These days, the protesters are fighting for freedom.
NYT > Home Page
Will Google’s Changes to Political Ads Hurt Democrats or Republicans More?
Campaign ads on Google and YouTube will be less targeted—and maybe less creepy—now.
Slate Articles
Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu charged in 3 corruption cases
The indictment throws the country's paralyzed political system into further disarray and threatening the long-time leader's grip on power
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Brooklyn assemblywoman sought $100K in state funding for nonexistent ‘think tank’
The state lawmaker elected to replace a politician busted for stealing Superstorm Sandy money is in ethics trouble herself — after trying to score $100,000 for a group that doesn’t exist, The Post has learned. Assemblywoman Mathylde Frontus (D-Brooklyn) tried to land the cash for the Southern Brooklyn Community Think Tank, which she promised to...
New York Post
Lions vs. Redskins Secondary Tickets at FedEx Field Listed as Low as $5
Football fans can watch the Washington Redskins host the Detroit Lions for the same cost as Kentucky Fried Chicken's $5 Fill-Up (plus fees) Sunday. Lorenzo Reyes of USA Today pointed out the news upon reviewing prices on Gametime's website ...
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Foreman, other construction bosses charged in Brooklyn worker death
Prosecutors are holding a construction foreman, an engineer and a group of other defendants and companies responsible for the death last year of a worker on Brooklyn construction site who was crushed in a wall collapse. Jiaxi “Jimmy” Liu and Wilson Garcia Jr., of Staten Island, and Paul Bailey of Pelham were arraigned on Thursday...
New York Post
Africa's top shots: 15-21 November 2019
A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent.
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Crucial 2020 battleground weighs in on impeachment
CNN's Vanessa Yurkevich travels to the suburbs of Philadelphia to see how voters feel about the impeachment inquiry into President Trump.
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Australia's Westpac hit by Goldman downgrade over money-laundering scandal
Goldman Sachs became the first major investment bank to cut its target price for Westpac Banking Corp on Friday as Australia's No.2 lender faces allegations of massive breaches of anti-money laundering laws and billions of dollars in fines.
REUTERS
Here’s who’s likely to lead Iran if the ayatollah is deposed
The measure of a successful Iranian dynasty has always been simple: For 2 ¹/₂ millennia, Iranians have judged their kings good if the kings managed to keep good order. Siyasat, the Persian word for politics, originally meant simply this. By that yardstick, the current clerical “dynasty” has failed miserably. Witness the latest wave of popular unrest...
New York Post
Australian fund cuts Westpac bond exposure on money laundering allegations
An Australian bond fund has started to divest Westpac bonds following allegations by the country's financial crime regulator of money laundering compliance breaches, some of which related to financing child exploitation.
REUTERS
The Impeachment Hearings Revealed a Lot — None of It Great for Trump
After two weeks of public testimony, Americans should have a good sense of why an impeachment inquiry was needed.
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Artificial eyes: How robots will see in the future
Laser scanning technology, Lidar, is getting cheaper and could be how machines see in the future.
BBC News - Home
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu charged with fraud and breach of trust
Capping a three-year investigation, Israel's Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit formally charged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with fraud, breach of trust and accepting bribes in three different scandals. CBS News' Nikole Killion reports.
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White House officials, GOP senators meet to discuss potential two-week Senate trial
White House officials and Republican senators have met to discuss the broad outlines of a Senate impeachment trial.
ABC News: Top Stories
These ‘tabletop ATMs’ could spell disaster for gamblers
A new ATM machine keeps gamblers at the table by providing chips instead of cash
New York Post
R.N.C. Spent Nearly $100,000 on Copies of Donald Trump Jr.’s Book
“Triggered,” published Nov. 5, topped the best-seller list thanks in part to a big order from the Republican National Committee.
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Wilson Ramos determined to improve after hearing ‘a lot of bad things’
Wilson Ramos expects to be the Mets starting catcher next year — including when Noah Syndergaard is on the mound. Ramos said he was pleased when general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said last week at the GM meetings that the 32-year-old was “our guy” as catcher. “I was happy with what he said,’’ Ramos said...
New York Post
Yang says impeachment may not help the Democrats in 2020
Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang on Thursday said the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump may not help Democrats win back the White House in 2020 given the closing window for the party to "present a positive vision for the country."
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Twitter just fixed a major problem with its security settings
It's time to change your Twitter security settings!  That's because the company is finally, finally fixing a major issue with its two-factor authentication security settings. Twitter will now let users remove their phone number from their login verification settings, in a move that's already delighting security-nerd Twitter.  Another 🔑 update today: you can now use Two Factor Authentication without linking a phone number. If you already have your phone number linked along with App-based 2FA, you can unlink your 📞 it in the "Account" section of your settings while still keeping 2FA onhttps://t.co/t63iRz2lIy — Kayvon Beykpour (@kayvz) November 21, 2019 Read more... More about Tech, Twitter, Security, 2fa, and Social Media Companies
Mashable
For the First Time Ever, Marijuana Legalization Bill Clears Congressional Committee
A bill to remove marijuana from federal controlled substances lists, expunge federal convictions and arrests, and allocate resources to communities that have suffered under the U.S. government’s war on drugs passed 24-10 in the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, ABC News reported.Read more...
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Dear Moderates: Give Cory Booker a Chance
Compared to the other centrists in the field, Booker looks positively compelling.
Slate Articles
Google Cloud Print follows Reader and Inbox to the trash heap after 2020
If there's anything Google loves as much as launching interesting new projects (say hello to Stadia and Duplex on the web!), it's killing them off after a few years, and now we have an end date for Google Cloud Print. The service launched in 2010 as...
Engadget | Technology News, Advice and Features
Trump’s Lose-Lose Proposition in Korea
His exorbitant demands on the South alienate yet another ally in a dangerous region.
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A New Venture with Serial Entrepreneur, Uri Haramati
In this episode of the How To CEO podcast, I had a chance to catch up with Uri Haramati. Uri is a seasoned product manager with over a decade of business knowledge and experience in diverse capacities. Here is a new venture with a serial entrepreneur. A serial entrepreneur, Uri founded Life on Air – […] The post A New Venture with Serial Entrepreneur, Uri Haramati appeared first on ReadWrite.
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Frozen 2’s Bizarre Storyline About Reparations, Explained
How did we go from building a snowman to a thorny exploration of colonialism?
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Slate Articles
Cellphones banned from exhibit on reclusive writer J.D. Salinger
J.D. Salinger’s penchant for privacy lives on! Visitors to the New York Public Library’s exhibit of never-before-seen items owned by the late, reclusive author of “The Catcher in the Rye” are being forced to surrender their cellphones so they can’t take photos. Library workers are stationed outside the gallery where more than 200 of Salinger’s...
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New York Post
They Bring Medical Care To The Homeless And Build Relationships To Save Lives
"Street medicine" programs, like one in Atlanta, seek out people living in back alleys and under highways. The public health outreach improves patients' health and is cost-effective, hospitals find.
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When is the best time to buy a real Christmas tree this year?
As with most holiday items, there are better and worse times to buy a tree. Budget shoppers should avoid Black Friday through Cyber Monday, when tree prices are expected to be highest.
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CBS News - Breaking News, U.S., World, Business, Entertainment & Video
Obama to worried Democrats: 'Chill out about the candidates'
Former President Barack Obama bluntly urged Democrats nervous about the state of the party's primary field to "chill out" on Thursday, stressing that while there are differences between the numerous Democrats running for president, those differences are "relatively minor" compared to what the Trump administration is doing.
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Food at women’s homeless shelter left me ‘suffering from malnutrition’
Rancid milk, moldy bread, rotten fruit, and green eggs — not the Dr. Seuss kind — make up the sickening slop served at women’s homeless shelters across the city, six residents testified at a City Council hearing. “The texture is bad, the taste is bad, the appearance is bad. I mean really bad. It’s not...
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New York Post
This week's impeachment news in three minutes
Congress heard explosive testimonies in President Donald Trump's impeachment inquiry.
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