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Police fire teargas to break up massive protests demanding Puerto Rico governor resign

Police in San Juan fired tear gas on Monday night to disperse thousands of protesters demanding Puerto Rico's governor resign over offensive chat messages, the latest scandal to hit a bankrupt island struggling to recover from 2017 hurricanes.
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The big hole in the President's 'no quid pro quo' defense
• CNN host was set to interview Ukrainian President until scandal took shape
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UK government scolded for renaming Twitter account ‘factcheckUK’
The renaming made the account look like a neutral fact-checker, raising new concerns about all the creative ways groups and individuals can use social media to deceive voters.
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Reporter who called out Charles Barkley gets disturbing online threats
The female reporter who was threatened by NBA legend Charles Barkley over his pick of the 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls said she’s now being targeted by “countless men” online. Axios reporter Alexi McCammond posted a screenshot early Thursday of one hate-filled message from a man who called her an “ape n—er” and accused her of...
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Shakhtar's Taison banned for reacting to racist abuse
Brazilian midfielder Taison is given a one-match ban following the red card he received for reacting to racist abuse during Shakhtar Donetsk's 1-0 home win against Dynamo Kyiv.
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Judge Temporarily Halts First Federal Execution in 16 Years
In July it was announced the government would resume executions starting Dec. 9
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Buttigieg and Yang say AI is essential to U.S. national security
Presidential candidates Pete Buttigieg and Andrew Yang asserted that artificial intelligence is essential to U.S. national security in the 21st century.
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Economic policy ignores women, and it goes back to basic theories developed by men
Courtesy of Annie Fadely Annie Fadely is the senior policy and programs associate at Civic Ventures, a public policy incubator based out of Seattle, and a producer of the "Pitchfork Economics" podcast.  Fadely says that it's "obvious that the field of economics has a gender bias." And it goes all the way back to the foundations of the field. The theory of the "economic man" was created when women were still primarily working in the home, making everything that they did in the house "uncounted," or not creating value. And "that devaluation was never updated for the realities of modern life and it began to have real economic consequences," Fadely explains.  For more on this topic, listen to the latest episode of "Pitchfork Economics." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. From its most fundamental theories to the halls of academia, the field of economics is built by and for men. Google "famous economists." If you click on every single link that appears on the first page of results, you'll find 124 unique men and 12 unique women (but I'd recommend taking my word for it). In the history of the field of economics, women make up less than 1% of the economists that Google considers front-page worthy. 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:It's almost impossible to get rid of student loan debt when filing for bankruptcy, but help may be on the wayA headhunter who's helped execs at Morgan Stanley and Facebook break the glass ceiling shares the 3 strategies women and people of color should use to land in the C-suiteZappos gives new employees 4 weeks to decide if it's a good fit — and lets them quit with pay if not. Their head of HR explains how this policy has helped them save money and hire great people.SEE ALSO: How did unfettered business become a bipartisan issue? Professor Luigi Zingales explains why Democrats and Republicans are both pro-business parties, at the expense of everyone else.
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BBC crew in Salisbury to shoot novichok poisoning drama
Actors on streets filming scenes for series on aftermath of Russian poison attackA film crew working on a three-part factual drama examining the impact of the novichok poisonings on the community of Salisbury has been spotted working on the streets of the city.The crew was using real-life backdrops such as the Maltings shopping centre, where the former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, collapsed after being poisoned with the nerve agent. Continue reading...
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The FCC Chairman Wants to Make It Easier to Call the Suicide Hotline
Calling the suicide hotline could become as simple as dialing 988.
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Introducing Influencer Dashboard, a weekly newsletter on the business of YouTube, Instagram, and influencers
Reuters/Danny Moloshok Hello there! This is Amanda Perelli, and welcome to the influencer industry newsletter from Business Insider: Influencer Dashboard.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Behind the scenes with Shepard Smith — the Fox News star who just announced his resignation from the networkSee Also:The top 18 talent agents for YouTube creators and influencersYouTube star Toddy Smith takes us inside his influencer business and what it's like to be in David Dobrik's Vlog SquadThe average amount of money brands pay YouTube influencers for sponsored videos has shot up in 2019 after a dip last year
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Trump claimed he 'opened' an Apple plant in Texas on Wednesday, but it's been making Apple products since 2012 (AAPL)
AP Photo/ Evan Vucci Apple CEO Tim Cook and President Donald Trump on Wednesday toured an Austin, Texas-based factory that's making the new Mac Pro computer. On Wednesday evening, Trump tweeted, "Today I opened a major Apple Manufacturing plant in Texas that will bring high paying jobs back to America." The factory isn't Apple's, but is owned by a company named Flex that handles manufacturing for some of Apple's products. Moreover, the factory has been making Apple products since 2012. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Apple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday toured an Austin, Texas-based factory that's building the new Mac Pro desktop computer. Alongside Cook was President Donald Trump, his daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump, and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. The group toured the factory, spoke with workers, and shook hands.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Inside the US government's top-secret bioweapons labSee Also:Tim Cook says he doesn't believe in lobbyists but Apple has spent $18 million lobbying the Trump administrationTrump said he's 'looking at' whether Apple should be exempt from China tariffs during visit to the company's facility in TexasApple just launched a new battery case for the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro, and it introduces a dedicated camera button for the first timeSEE ALSO: Trump said he's 'looking at' whether Apple should be exempt from China tariffs during visit to the company's facility in Texas
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Elon Musk said his brain chips might 'solve' autism and schizophrenia. A neuroscientist who implants brain chips has doubts.
Frederic Brown / AFP via Getty Images Elon Musk says his Neuralink device will both record and stimulate brain activity. He expects "aspirationally" that it'll be ready to implant into a first human patient before the end of 2020.  In a recent interview, Musk said Neuralink "solve" conditions including autism and schizophrenia. Neuroscientist Randy Bruno, who implants brain devices in mice, said that's unlikely. Instead, Bruno thinks a Neuralink control system for bionic parts in paralyzed patients could be possible. Bruno also disputes Musk's characterization that Neuralink surgery would be a simple "sort of a Lasik type of thing." He said "if you talk to any neurosurgeon, they will tell you that they would only undertake brain surgery of any kind if it was absolutely essential." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Elon Musk wants to implant tiny, mind-probing threads into human brains.  In July, Musk announced that he's hoping to implant the first Neuralink brain-tech connection system into a human before the end of 2020, to "achieve a sort of symbiosis with artificial intelligence." See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A 45-year-long study discovered trends in successful hyper-intelligent childrenSee Also:14 things millennials do completely differently from their parentsMeme theft has become the norm. This high schooler is trying to change that with 'credit flexes' from Elon Musk and Lil Nas X.Chocolate chip cookies are about to be baked in outer space, the first test of an oven in microgravity
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Apple is making a big change to the way it tests new features for the iPhone after iOS 13's messy release (AAPL)
Crystal Cox/Business Insider Apple is changing the way it tests future software updates for the iPhone, iPad, and other products following iOS 13's buggy release, according to Bloomberg. As part of the new process, testers will be able to turn off features that aren't working properly by default and re-enable them at will. That should make it easier for Apple's testers to use software builds that are in development more frequently so that they can better assess its performance. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  Apple is making internal changes to the way it develops and tests new software for the iPhone after its flagship iOS 13 update launched with several bugs and issues earlier this year, according to a new report from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. The new process is being used to develop iOS 14, the next-generation operating system for the iPhone that Apple is likely to unveil in June, says the report. As part of the new system, employees working on Apple's new software will be able to disable features that aren't working properly by default during the testing phase. They will also be able to  enable these buggy features so that they can get a better sense of how these errors are impacting the operating system as a whole.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: How autopilot on an airplane worksSee Also:Apple just launched a new battery case for the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro, and it introduces a dedicated camera button for the first time'What is Keynote on iPhone?': How to use the Keynote app on your iPhone to make slideshow presentations on the goiOS 13 lets you connect an Xbox One controller to your IPhone — here's how to do itSEE ALSO: There's a strong case being made for why Apple should buy Sonos, and it highlights a major area where Apple is falling behind
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Justice Department watchdog to release report on Russia probe origins December 9
The U.S. Justice Department's internal watchdog said he expects to be able to release a long-awaited report relating to the origins of investigations into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election on December 9.
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Nurse dies by suicide over ‘downward spiral’ caused by 12-hour hospital shifts
A UK nurse died by suicide after the stress of working grueling 12-hour hospital shifts sent her in a “downward spiral,” a court heard Wednesday. Leona Goddard, 35, hanged herself at her family’s home just six months after she received a promotion at Prestwich Hospital in Manchester, Metro UK reported. The senior staff nurse left...
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Tesla is about to unveil its pickup truck — here's everything you need to know (TSLA)
Francois Mori / Associated Press Tesla will unveil its pickup truck, which CEO Elon Musk has called the "Cybertruck," on Thursday in the Los Angeles area. The event will begin at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT and will likely be streamed on Tesla's YouTube page and website, though the electric-car maker did not respond to Business Insider's request for confirmation on if, or how, it will stream the event. Tesla plans to roll out the pickup truck after its Model Y SUV, which is set to enter production next summer.  Musk has made a number of bold claims about the pickup truck's capabilities, like saying it will be able to tow 300,000 pounds. Sign up for Business Insider's transportation newsletter, Shifting Gears, to get more stories like this in your inbox. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Tesla will unveil its pickup truck, which CEO Elon Musk has called the "Cybertruck," on Thursday in Los Angeles. The event will begin at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT and will likely be streamed on Tesla's YouTube page and website, though the electric-car maker did not respond to Business Insider's request for confirmation on if or how it will stream the event.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Apple just released iOS 13.2 with 60 new emoji and emoji variations. Here's how everyday people submit their own emoji.See Also:Elon Musk said Tesla's pickup truck will be able to tow over 20 times more than a Ford F-150. Here are 8 other bold claims he's made about the truck.Elon Musk said he's excited about Ford's $43,895 Mustang Mach-E electric SUV — here's how it will stack up against Tesla's $39,000 Model YA Tesla Supercharger station caught fire at a Wawa in New JerseySEE ALSO: Elon Musk's plan to build a new Tesla factory in Germany makes no sense. Here's why.
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Amazon plans to open a supermarket format that uses its Go technology as soon as 2020
This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Payments & Commerce subscribers earlier this morning. To get this story plus others to your inbox each day, hours before they're published on Business Insider, click here. Amazon is getting ready to use its Go technology, which is deployed in 21 stores and allows consumers to grab what they want and leave without stopping to physically check out, in new store formats and also license it as soon as Q1 2020, Bloomberg reports. The company is said to be developing the technology so it can be used in supermarkets and kiosks, the latter of which could be used in malls and sports stadiums, so Go may be moving beyond the convenience store format that all of the existing Amazon Go locations use. If Amazon can successfully scale its Go format for supermarkets and license the technology, it will cement its spot at the top of the autonomous checkout market.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:The FCC's public auction of C-band spectrum jeopardizes a major source of funding for satellite companiesAmerican Express is sweetening its deals for merchantsThese banks offer the most desirable mobile features across categories
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YouTuber hacks together DIY version of Intel’s dual-screen Honeycomb laptop
Image: DIY Perks Matthew Perks, a YouTuber whose previous projects include turning old TVs into artificial daylight and an awesome water-cooled PC desk project, has found an inventive way of adding a second screen to your laptop without sacrificing too much portability. His dual-screen laptop project, which we spotted thanks to Gizmodo’s write-up, features an extra display that sits on top of your laptop’s built-in screen. It can then fold down when you need to take it on the go. As well as doubling your screen real estate, Perks notes that the project has ergonomic benefits because the top screen is much closer to eye level. “I’m so surprised that this kind of thing isn’t more common,” he muses at the beginning of the video, before hoping that a... Continue reading…
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Giuliani accuses ‘Schifty’ Schiff of interfering in 2020 election
Rudy Giuliani attacked Rep. Adam Schiff on Thursday, accusing him and others of “interfering” in the 2020 presidential election. “THE BIDEN DOCTRINE,” Giuliani tweeted ahead of the House Intelligence Committee’s final public hearing in the impeachment inquiry before the Thanksgiving break. “@realDonaldTrump is a candidate for President,” Trump’s personal lawyer continued. “Schifty’s Committee and any...
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A 50p cuppa and a £2m flat: how one London street captures the divisions of Brexit
Filmed over four years, The Street documents the ‘hyper-gentrification’ of Hoxton Street in east London, where locals depend on soup kitchens, £2m penthouses are for sale and you can wash down pie-and-mash with a craft beerThe pie-and-mash shop proprietor gazes out of his window at the craft beer store across the road. Outside the art gallery opening, a soup kitchen serves meals to locals in need. Billboards advertise new luxury apartments with concierge and gym while an old man beds down for the night under the footbridge. The baker closes after 150 years, while a media startup suggests sitting in a bathtub full of coloured balls to improve creativity.The Street is a new documentary that captures the textbook contrasts of the shabby old East End and the new influx of hipsters, property speculators and entrepreneurs in the area. Filmed over four years in a single location – Hoxton Street in Hackney, a stone’s throw from Shoreditch – the film reflects a much wider picture. It is not just about gentrification, but all that feeds into it: history, economics, politics, urbanisation, immigration – how changes in national policy register on the human scale, decades later. It is Brexit Britain in microcosm. Continue reading...
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Trump's betrayal of the Kurds gifted military intelligence to Russia
Thomson Reuters When Trump ordered US troops to abandon the Kurds in Northern Syria, Turkish forces stormed the newly unprotected area. Within days of the Americans abandoning their bases, "reporters" from the Russian defence ministry's TV channel began broadcasting from there. This is an intelligence (and propaganda) gift to Russia. Moscow will carefully examine the abandoned bases for communications infrastructure, construction materials and techniques, and battlefield medical equipment. Each new piece of knowledge will improve their understanding of Western tactics, techniques and operations, helping to develop countermeasures for future conflicts. Visit Insider's home page for more stories. In a single phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan last month, President Donald Trump undid years of US-led efforts against ISIS in just minutes. Trump unexpectedly agreed to withdraw US forces from areas along Syria's border with Turkey. This presence had long irritated Ankara: from these areas, American and allied special operations forces for five years trained, fought alongside and protected militias affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers' Party.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:Ambassador Sondland said Trump doesn't 'give a s---' about Ukraine except when it benefits him personally, official testifiesTrump will 'strongly consider' giving written testimony to the impeachment inquiry, following damaging evidence against himBombshell anonymous book claims White House officials considered encouraging Trump to fire Robert Mueller, hoping it would force the president to resign
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Fiat Chrysler chairman sees Peugeot deal finalized by year-end
Fiat Chrysler Chairman John Elkann said on Thursday he was confident the group would finalize its tie-up with Peugeot owner PSA this year and dismissed concerns about a lawsuit launched by rival General Motors.
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Prominent climate activist sparks outrage after downplaying Holocaust
Roger Hallam, who co-founded the activist group Extinction Rebellion, described the murder of 6 million Jews was merely one of many genocides.
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This immersive 4K TV is now even cheaper on Currys PC World
TL;DR: The Philips Ambilight 50-inch Smart 4K TV is on sale for £399 on Currys PC World, saving you £100 on list price. You have to be savvy when it comes to Black Friday deals. If you find a good price with one retailer, you should always take the time to investigate the main competitors to see if they are offering something better. The Philips Ambilight 50-inch Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR LED TV is on sale with a number of top online retailers, with Amazon and Currys PC World offering the best price of £399. These deals both save you £100 on list price, so which one should you pick? SEE ALSO: Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2019: When is it and what are the best deals in the UK? Read more...More about Philips, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Uk, Uk Deals, and Currys Pcworld
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Boris Johnson's Conservative Party election campaign funded by wife of former Putin ally
Getty Boris Johnson's Conservative Party accepts £200,000 from the wife of a former Russian finance Minister under President Putin. The donation comes after Johnson blocked a report into possible Russian interference in recent UK elections. Lubov Chernukhin has previously paid for a tennis match with Johnson and a night out with Theresa May. Johnson has refused to publish the report until after voters go to the polls. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Boris Johnson's Conservative Party election campaign has received a six-figure donation from the wife of a former Russian finance minister and ally of President Putin. The Prime Minister's party received £5.6 million in donations in the first week of the campaign, from senior business figures and hedge funds, more than 25 times the amount raised by the opposition Labour party.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:Snap poll finds Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn drew the ITV Leaders DebateThe 5 biggest general election gaffes made by Boris Johnson's Conservatives and Jeremy Corbyn's Labour so farThe Lib Dems could pull off a historic victory over Boris Johnson's Conservatives in a key London battleground
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Adam Schiff full opening remarks impeachment hearing day 5
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff gives his opening remarks before Fiona Hill and David Holmes provide their opening statements on the fifth day of public hearings in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
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Smartphone Videos Can Now Be Analyzed and Used to Pinpoint the Location of a Shooter
Complex arrays of microphones are often used by law enforcement and the military to help quickly pinpoint where the sound of gunfire originates. But researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have found that videos captured by smartphones can be just as useful for determining the location of a shooter.Read more...
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Patient dies after ‘transplant surgeon error’ infects organs
A "small nick" in the stomach spread a deadly fungal infection.
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Labour unveils 'radical' plan to remake Britain
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn unveiled his party's election manifesto on Thursday, setting out radical plans to transform Britain with public sector pay rises, higher taxes on companies and a sweeping nationalisation of infrastructure.
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'Pokémon Sword' and 'Pokémon Shield' had the most successful launch of any Pokémon game to date (NTDOY)
"Pokemon Sword and Shield"/Nintendo "Pokémon Sword" and "Pokémon Shield" were released for the Nintendo Switch on November 15 and sold more than 6 million copies worldwide. Nintendo says "Pokémon Sword" and "Pokémon Shield," is the highest-earning launch of any Pokémon game ever. The series has sold more than 240 million copies since 1996. The Nintendo Switch is the year's best-selling video game console, and "Pokémon Sword" and "Pokémon Shield" will make the Switch even more appealing during the holiday season. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. "Pokémon Sword" and "Pokémon Shield," the latest entries in Nintendo's massively popular franchise, had the highest grossing launch of any Pokémon game to date. Nintendo of America announced that the game sold more than 6 million copies worldwide during its opening weekend, including more than 2 million units sold in the US. In "Pokémon Sword" and "Pokémon Shield," players travel through a new region of the Pokémon world, encountering dozens of new collectible monsters and using them to battle and trade with friends. They're the first brand new Pokémon games for the Nintendo Switch, and they're already among the best-selling Switch games of all time one week after release.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: People are still debating the pink or grey sneaker, 2 years after it went viral. Here's the real color explained.See Also:The biggest awards show in gaming just revealed this year's nominees, and anyone can vote for the winnersThe Disney Plus launch was mired with problems on launch day because of a coding issue, exec saysThe 9 most important details we already know about PlayStation 5, Sony's next-generation video game consoleSEE ALSO: Pokémon fans are accusing the developers of being 'lazy' for not including all 1,000-plus Pokémon in the new Nintendo Switch games
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How to tell if your baby has a cold and how long it should last
Getty Symptoms for a common cold will typically last 7 to 10 days in infants and children. Typical symptoms include a stuffy or runny nose, cough, and fever. Symptoms will probably peak and become the worst on days two and three. This article was reviewed by Graham Snyder, MD, MS, who is the medical director for the Infection Prevention and Hospital Epidemiology branch at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A cold can really start a fuss, especially when a baby catches it. Each year in the US, the common cold infects more people than any other illness, and infants and children are especially susceptible. Here's what you need to know if your baby has caught a cold.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: How to find water when you're stuck in the desertSee Also:How to use a neti pot and whether it's safe, according to doctorsSteps you can take when you feel a cold coming on to reduce the severity of your symptomsWhat causes a stuffy nose and how to clear it out fast
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Kid shatters glass of bear exhibit at California zoo with rock
A child, not the grizzly bears, cracked a glass viewing window at the Oakland Zoo’s bear exhibit.
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Chris Paul’s top 2 trade suitors might not need him anymore
The Thunder have a dilemma with Chris Paul. The trade market for CP3 is shifting. When the Oklahoma City Thunder traded Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Chris Paul and picks, the team seemed to immediately try to flip CP3, a veteran and hypercompetitive point guard, to another team in its quest for a true rebuild. When a good deal couldn’t be found quickly, the Thunder retrenched and decided to enter the season with Paul at the point and designs on flipping him at some point in the future. There seemed to be at least a little interest in also determining whether the Thunder, with CP3, Danilo Gallinari (acquired in the Paul George deal), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Steven Adams, and Dennis Schroder, could be competitive in a deep Western Conference. OKC is now 5-9, and 0-6 on the road. The Thunder aren’t among the very worst teams in the West, but the playoffs do look like a pipe dream. So trading away the remaining veterans seems like the right move going forward. CP3, the oldest and most highest-paid of the Thunder vets, would seem to be the top candidate to re-enter the rumor mill, even though the age and salary make him the least attractive of the options. The problem is that the two most sensible suitors for Chris Paul — the two teams rumored swirled around back when OKC seemed to be openly shopping CP3 — are actually pretty darn good without him. The Miami Heat are 9-3, a strong third in the East. They are getting good guard play from Kendrick Nunn, Tyler Herro, and Jimmy Butler. Bam Adebayo is a revelation. Goran Dragic is resurgent. The Heat are better than they have been since LeBron departed in 2014, and disrupting that core — as would be necessary to match CP3’s enormous salary and fit Paul into the rotation — would be dangerous. It’s a needless risk for Miami, unless you think CP3 takes the Heat from a strong 3-seed to a Finals contender. The Minnesota Timberwolves are a surprising 8-7. Karl-Anthony Towns is playing at a first-team All-NBA level. Andrew Wiggins is playing like an All-Star while handling the ball more than ever. In fact, much of his increased value comes from his improved playmaking, which one can assume stems from the fact that coach Ryan Saunders trusts him to make decisions with the ball given a dearth of other playmaking options for the team. Adding CP3 to that mix takes the ball out of Wiggins’ hands, in theory, and potentially undercuts the progress Wiggins has made, which is quite material to the Timberwolves’ improvement and the boost in Wiggins’ own value given his hefty contract. (There’s also the fact that some of the CP3-Minnesota rumors centered on Wiggins potentially going back to OKC or a third team. Minnesota would seem less inclined to feel like CP3 is a better long-term than Wiggins given how much Maple Jordan has improved.) So where does that leave the Thunder? Chasing a playoff spot seems unreasonable. The two biggest suitors for Chris Paul seem less inclined to make a play for him. CP3 himself has been pretty good, but has done nothing to dispel the evidence that he is slowing down quickly in his mid-30s. He can shoot and reads the floor better than 95 percent of NBA players. He can become late stage Jason Kidd. But he’s making about $40 million, or more than one-third of the total team salary cap. The Thunder may be best served by hanging onto him until another team gets desperate or until the decreasing length and thus burden of his contract gets softer. Because CP3 is slowing down in terms of production, he’s not crowding out the development of Gilgeous-Alexander, the single most important player on the roster. The value of Schroder and Stevens benefit from CP3’s competence: Schroder is allowed to play a role more suited to his better nature, and Stevens can run pick-and-roll and screen for a master of the form. Gallinari’s skills exist in a vacuum — he could put up 20 a night on any roster — and don’t rely on the competencies of players around him. The key is that having CP3 around is a net benefit to the value of the players around him. Meanwhile, CP3’s presence isn’t helping the Thunder’s assumed quest to get as high a draft pick as possible. But lottery reform has changed the calculus on the benefit of being awful. Right now, OKC is tied for the 10th worst record in the NBA. These days, that gets you roughly a 14 percent chance for a top-5 pick. It’s not terrible. Getting bad enough to be the sixth worst team in the NBA (eminently doable if they trade Gallo and CP3 for spare parts) results in 37 percent odds for a top-5 pick. That makes it worth it to try. We need to see where and how a market for what Chris Paul offers these days at the price it costs develops.
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One in Four People Have a Fake Social Media Profile Somewhere
Besides bogus social media profiles, a recent survey also found that many people admit to lying on housing applications, resumes and dating profiles.
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Holmes talks about Sondland's impressions of Giuliani
David Holmes, the counselor for political affairs at the US Embassy in Ukraine, explains how Ambassador Gordon Sondland expressed concern over President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani taking a direct role in Ukrainian diplomacy.
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Apple wants to fix the mess that was iOS 13 in time for next major release
If at first you don't succeed, then you try again and again and then maybe you rethink your entire strategy so you don't screw up so much the next time around.  After an ongoing series of bugs and updates with iOS 13, Bloomberg reports that Apple is changing its internal testing processes for iOS in order for this not to happen again with iOS 14.  The report claims that Apple software chief Craig Federighi and other senior employees have recently had a meeting explaining how the new approach will work. In a nutshell, the company plans to disable every feature that may be problematic in test versions of the software, giving testers the option to enable and test them one-by-one via a new settings menu called Flags. Read more...More about Apple, Ios, Tech, Smartphones, and Big Tech Companies
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Klobuchar and Buttigieg stand out in tame night for Democrats
Impeachment, Medicare for All, experience and foreign policy dominated the fifth Democratic debate
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Pabst Blue Ribbon releases 7-foot long 99-pack of beer
Christmas came early … for some beer lovers, at least.
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Google Assistant is getting new calendar and email functions for G Suite accounts
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Google Assistant has always been weirdly limited for users who are signed in with G Suite accounts, but Google seems to be slowly fixing this. It added some new functions back in April, and with its latest update for Assistant, the company says G Suite users can now use voice commands to perform the following Calendar and Gmail functions: Ask when your next meeting is Create, cancel, and reschedule Calendar events Send emails to all attendees of a meeting Send emails to specific contacts Dial into meetings A couple of caveats apply, though. First, these features are turned off by default and are currently still in beta. You’ll have to apply to use them. If you’re a domain administer, that’s no problem; you can sign up here. But if... Continue reading…
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UK PM Johnson's party raises 26 times more in donations than Labour
Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party raised 26 times more in political donations than the main opposition Labour Party in the first week of the official general election campaign.
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‘Pokémon Sword & Shield’ had the best-selling launch of the series
The latest pair of games in Nintendo's Pokémon series, Sword & Shield, debuted for the Switch this past weekend, and as expected, the titles are already successful in terms of sales. Today, Nintendo announced that the company has sold more...
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Rory McIlroy finishes with a flourish in Dubai after his shot of the year
• Mike Lorenzo-Vera leads McIlroy by one after a 63• Tommy Fleetwood in contention after five-under 67When Rory McIlroy labels a shot his best of a year that has delivered four victories it would be wise to seek replays. McIlroy certainly will.His magnificent three wood to the 18th, launched to four feet from 291 yards, lit up the first round of the World Tour Championship. McIlroy tapped in for an eagle three and a round of 64 to leave him one shot adrift of the leader, Mike Lorenzo-Vera on nine under. Continue reading...
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The 15 US states where hourly employees have to work the most just to get by
Shutterstock A recent study by personal finance platform GoBankingRates found the average number of hours those making the median hourly wage need to work in order to earn a comfortable salary in each US state. GoBankingRates looked at the cost of living in each state and doubled it to determine the comfortable living salary for that state, then divided that amount by the state's median hourly wage. In some states, those making the median hourly wage need to work, on average, over 70 hours a week. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In some states, a 40-hour workweek at the median hourly wage won't earn you enough to live comfortably.  A recent study by personal finance platform GoBankingRates found the average amount of hours — in each US state — that those making the median hourly wage need to work in order to earn a comfortable living salary.  In some states, like South Dakota and New Jersey, those making the respective state's median hourly wage need to work, on average, over 70 hours a week. To gather this information, GoBankingRates looked at the average annual cost of living in each state (which includes the most recently available data for housing, groceries, utilities, transportation, and healthcare costs from the Missouri Economic and Research Center's 2019 second quarter cost of living data series). When determining the salary needed to live comfortably, the researchers assumed the following budget: 50% is spent on necessary expenses, 30% is spent on nonessential items, and 20% is put into savings. In order to then find the average number of hours someone making the state's median hourly wage would need to work in a week to live comfortably, GoBankingRates divided the annual salary needed to live comfortably by the state's median hourly wage.  You can read more about the study's methodology and data sources here. Keep reading to find out the 15 states where employees making the median hourly wage have to work the most just to get by, ranked in increasing order.15. In Massachusetts, those making the state's median hourly wage of $23.40 need to work an average of 68.56 hours a week to earn a comfortable salary. Shutterstock Total annual cost of living: $41,713.84 Salary needed to live comfortably: $83,427.68 14. In Florida, those making the state's median hourly wage of $16.62 need to work an average of 69.2 hours a week to earn a comfortable salary. Kasra Keighobady/Getty Images Total annual cost of living: $29,902.22 Salary needed to live comfortably: $59,804.93 13. In Alaska, those making the state's median hourly wage of $23.09 need to work an average of 69.32 hours a week to earn a comfortable salary. Blue Poppy/ Getty Images Total annual cost of living: $41,615.90 Salary needed to live comfortably: $83,231.80 See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:5 things millionaires can't afford — that truly wealthy people canQueen Elizabeth and Prince Philip celebrate 72 years of marriage today. Here's where the couple — and all the other most prominent royals — live.The world’s first all-carbon superyacht is on sale for over $30 million — take a peek inside the flashy gold vesselSEE ALSO: The 15 best states for America's middle class, ranked DON'T MISS: 13 mind-blowing facts that show just how expensive New York City really is
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I caught my husband watching gay porn and he admitted he's seen it before. Does that mean he's gay?
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Trump ex-Russia adviser Hill tells U.S. lawmakers to stop promoting 'falsehoods'
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Nintendo Switch Pokémon bundle deals are finally live on Amazon
TL;DR: Get the Nintendo Switch Lite, Pokémon Shield or Pokémon Sword, and a sticker set for £219 on Amazon. Please don't panic, but Amazon has finally dropped impressive Nintendo Switch bundles for Black Friday. OK, maybe you should panic a bit. Nobody can say for sure how quickly these bundles are going to sell, but a similar offer on Currys PC World cleared out stocks in a matter of days, so we reckon these will go in a flash. You'll have to act fast to avoid missing out. SEE ALSO: Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2019: When is it and what are the best deals in the UK? The best bundle deal available right now on Amazon is the Nintendo Switch Lite, Pokémon Shield or Pokémon Sword, and sticker set for £219. This deal is exclusive to Amazon, and pretty much blows everything else out of the water.  Read more...More about Pokemon, Nintendo Switch, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Uk, and Uk Deals
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