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Former Astros pitcher Mike Fiers says team electronically stole signs in 2017
The Yankees were upset at the Astros for whistling from the dugout to allegedly steal signs during the ALCS in October, but one former Houston pitcher has come out as a public whistleblower on far more serious offenses involving the use of electronics in 2017. Mike Fiers and three other unnamed sources have admitted to...
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Mom, daughter busted at airport with 62 pounds of pot: cops
A mother and daughter were caught with 62 pounds of pot in their luggage at a Dallas airport, police said. Bridget Deque Wilkins, 41, and Victoria Denee Wilkins, 22, were taken into custody Thursday at Dallas Love Field after a detective and K-9 smelled marijuana emanating from a checked bag just taken off a Southwest...
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Employees would take a pay cut to work at an environmentally-friendly company
If your business isn’t green, new research reveals you might be losing employees. Three in 10 Americans have left a job solely because it wasn’t ethical and environmentally friendly, according to a survey of 2,000 part- and full-time employed Americans. The results found that the majority (63 percent) have left a company because they disagreed...
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Why Capital One customers love its proactive bot (VB Live)
Learn why some of the most positive feedback Capital One has seen on any product has come in response to its proactive intelligent assistant, Eno.
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White Queens cop says black supervisor harassed her for dating African American man
A white NYPD cop says a black lieutenant supervisor harassed her for dating an African American man — calling her “Kardashian chic” and saying any kids she had with her boyfriend would look “messed up,” a new lawsuit says. Officer Vanessa Weinbel of Police Service Area 9 in Flushing, Queens, alleges in the Brooklyn federal...
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Buttigieg claims narrow Iowa lead amid primary surge: poll
A new poll in Iowa – the state that kicks off the presidential caucus and primary nominating calendar – indicates that South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg holds a slight edge over his top rivals for the Democratic nomination.
Politica
Megan Rapinoe’s gender-neutral clothing line would be great, if the joggers weren’t $150
Christen Press and models sport gender-neutral streetwear in a promotional image for Re-Inc. | https://twitter.com/re__inc/status/1194275339037478913 We need more gender neutral clothing options, but do they really need to be so darn expensive? After much anticipation, Re-Inc released its first full streetwear collection on Monday. The line includes t-shirts, joggers, bike shorts, crop tops, hoodies, and other comfortable but stylish apparel. The self-proclaimed gender-neutral lifestyle brand is run by four athletic superstars from the USWNT: Megan Rapinoe, Tobin Heath, Christen Press, and Meghan Klingenberg.. The company is unique not only because of its mission, but also because all four women are CEOs. Purely in terms of design, I love this collection. The muted red, white, and blue work well for matching sets, and bear the added symbolism that the creators describe as “a nod to our World Cup journey this summer.” In addition to sending a message about the importance of gender-neutral clothing options, Re-Inc is also asking its audience to reflect on the meaning of patriotism and redefine it in the process. It’s a lofty goal, and I think I’d really enjoy it — if the shorts didn’t cost $90. Or if the hoodies weren’t $150. Even the socks are $25. The crop tops are comparatively cheaper at $60 each. Since the full-length t-shirts are $75, this begs the question: what happens to that $15 strip of fabric that gets cut off? If they were to put that on the website, it would be the cheapest item available. https://re-website.com/ The $60 crop top heard ‘round the world. I’m a lesbian who dresses on the more androgynous side and I love a good pair of joggers and a comfortable hoodie. I really wanted to like this brand, but I’m finding myself challenged by those price tags. While college students with mildly crushing student-loan debt maybe weren’t the target audience of this collection, I think it’s important to look critically at what this means for Re-Inc’s messaging. To be completely fair, Re-Inc isn’t the first fashion venture by celebrity athletes to sell clothes with a higher price tag than what the average consumer could afford. It isn’t even the first startup to try to fill this niche market with expensive gender-neutral clothes. It would be irresponsible to blame these four athletes for a much larger trend of economic inaccessibility in gender-neutral fashion. And it’s also hard to judge when these athletes deserve both more attention and pay for the work that they do, especially when their messaging is so powerful. Brands like this serve a community of people who can face major obstacles at traditional brick-and-mortar clothing stores when they try to dress comfortably. Crossing that physical boundary between the men’s and women’s sections of clothing stores is still a challenge, even in 2019. LGBT+ designers also face economic hurdles, like including a lack of the funding and marketing that mainstream clothing companies get, according to Mashable. Prices also jump when designers seek to ethically source their materials and pay a fair wage to manufacturers. But it’s still hard for me to stomach the idea of a pair of shorts costing $90 at a company whose mission is to “reimagine the status quo.” When gender-neutral companies are by-and-large charging steep prices for their clothing, they’re losing a major audience of people who already have enough barriers dressing comfortably. And because of that it’s a challenge to support Re-inc, at least financially. All that aside, I will admit that I do want the $150 joggers, but since I’m not a famous athlete I’ll have to settle for looking at them online.
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Handcuffed for Selling Churros: Inside the World of Illegal Food Vendors
On the male-dominated black market, a permit for mobile food vending can easily cost $25,000.
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'Absolute disgrace': Tomi Lahren slams California Gov. Newsom after he skips funeral of deputy killed by illegal immigrants
Fox Nation host Tomi Lahren called out California Gov. Gavin Newsom for his absence at the funeral of a California deputy who was shot and killed by illegal immigrants late last month.
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Border officials can’t have ‘boundless’ access to search devices, court rules
Photo by Jinitzail Hernández/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images While officials have broad powers to screen travelers at the border, they can’t search electronic devices without reasonable suspicion of wrongdoing, a court ruled today in a closely watched privacy case. Plaintiffs filed suit in 2017 In 2017, a group of people whose devices were searched at the border, including a NASA engineer, filed suit against US Customs and Border Protection. They said officials had taken their devices and examined their personal data. The plaintiffs, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, argued that the searches were unconstitutionally invasive. Those searches have been widespread under the Trump administration, with border officials searching devices 15,000 times in the first half of 2017 alone. The court said in its ruling today that government interests are “paramount” at the border, but that “even border searches are not boundless.” Electronic searches of gadgets still must meet the reasonable suspicion standard — otherwise, they violate the privacy interests of travelers. (The plaintiffs had asked for the court to find that a warrant was required.) The ACLU hailed the decision as a major win for privacy protections. “This ruling significantly advances Fourth Amendment protections for the millions of international travelers who enter the United States every year,” ACLU staff attorney Esha Bhandari said in a statement. “By putting an end to the government’s ability to conduct suspicionless fishing expeditions, the court reaffirms that the border is not a lawless place and that we don’t lose our privacy rights when we travel.”
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Navy SEAL rejected by FDNY because of his age now has a chance to join
A Navy SEAL rejected by the Fire Department of New York because of his age will now get the chance to join its ranks, thanks to a new measure passed by state lawmakers.
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PHOTO: Rudy Giuliani with Lev Parnas, Igor Fruman, third 'unnamed associate'
One for the ages. Almost looks like one of those garage sale black velvet paintings with the dogs playing poker. THIS is an absolutely incredible new photo of former Donald Trump's personal lawyer and current investigation target Rudy Giuliani, along with his distinguished Russian gentlemen friends Lev Parnas, Igor Fruman, and a third 'unnamed associate.' Wow. Read the ProPublica report, which is even more insane than the photo (and true): Giuliani Was Close to a Podcast Deal With the News Outlet That Spread His Ukraine Conspiracies To begin with, I'm not ruling out that the handbag is actually a European Men's Accessory — Tom Gara (@tomgara) November 12, 2019 Read the rest
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Microsoft Bets Big on AR With U.S. Launch of Minecraft Earth In Early Access
Just in case you forgot that Microsoft is deep into augmented reality, the early access version of Minecraft Earth is finally available on iOS and Android for Americans to get a taste of the future. Read more...
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How to cancel your Hulu free trial so you don't get charged for a paid subscription
Shutterstock You can cancel a Hulu free trial if you've tried the streaming service but don't want to pay for a longer subscription.  Hulu's seven-day free trial gives you access to its extensive library of shows and movies, and you can also sign up for a free trial of Hulu + Live TV to watch live programming.  If you have already had a Hulu account in the past, you will not be able to get a free trial. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Commitment can be scary stuff. And when there's money involved, well, commitment is all the worse.  Fortunately, with Hulu you can enjoy a commitment-free seven-day trial that you can cancel at any time.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:'Does Hulu have ESPN?': Yes, you can watch it with Hulu + Live TV — here's what you need to knowHow to stop Steam from opening on startup on Mac or PC, so your computer starts up fasterHow to watch live TV on Hulu with a paid subscription, to access more than 60 major channels and record showsSEE ALSO: The best 4K TVs you can buy
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These are the watches worn by some of the most powerful CEOs in the world
Cliff Owen/AP Images A watch is a status symbol and a statement, particularly for those in business. Business Insider spoke to the horological experts at Crown & Caliber to identify the luxury timepieces worn by some of the world's most powerful CEOs. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For some businessmen, a wristwatch is more than a time-telling device. It's a statement. "A watch is the greatest icebreaker there is," Hamilton Powell, the CEO and founder of Crown & Caliber, an online secondary market for luxury watches, told Business Insider. "In an unfamiliar city, I can approach a complete stranger and with two words eradicate any barriers: 'Nice watch.'" "A watch tells people about the type of person you are and what you value," Powell added. "The guy who wears a blinged-out gold-diamond Hublot is very different than the guy with a vintage stainless-steel Zenith chronograph." With the help of Crown & Caliber's team of experts, we've put together a list of wristwatches worn by the former and current CEOs of some of the world's most powerful companies. Here are the timepieces favored by prominent executives, organized from the least to most expensive.Doug McMillon, president and CEO of Walmart Drew Angerer/Getty Images Doug McMillon has been the president and CEO of Walmart since February 2014 and has worked for the company for nearly 30 years. Walmart is one of the world's largest employers, with over 2.2 million associates. In 2018, its revenues totaled $514.4 billion. Apple Watch – $399 Apple McMillon is frequently photographed wearing an Apple Watch. The price of the various Apple Watch models starts at $399 on the Apple website. (But, unsurprisingly, it can also be purchased on Walmart's website for less.) Tim Cook, CEO of Apple Getty/Justin Sullivan McMillon is in good company, as Apple's CEO Tim Cook understandably wears an Apple Watch as well. Apple is the world's most valuable company, Business Insider previously reported. Cook assumed the position of CEO in 2011; prior to that, he was the chief operating officer under the company's late cofounder, Steve Jobs. Apple's stock climbed 2% in October, finally pushing the company's market value past the coveted $1 trillion threshold.  See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:4 of the most expensive watches at America's biggest luxury watch event, including the $800,000 Breguet that Cristiano Ronaldo was seen wearingElizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have both proposed taxes on the ultra-wealthy. Here's how much poorer America's 10 wealthiest billionaires would be under a moderate wealth tax.The most expensive watch in the world just sold for over $31 million at auctionSEE ALSO: 22 of the most expensive watches worn by the world's top athletes, including the $2 million timepiece Odell Beckham Jr. wore to warm up for 'Monday Night Football' DON'T MISS: 11 mind-blowing facts that show just how wealthy Jeff Bezos, the world's richest man, really is
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Seahawks’ Tyler Lockett does not need surgery after frightening shin injury
Seahawks Nation can breathe a sigh of relief. According to multiple reports, Tyler Lockett does not need surgery after suffering a bad shin bruise in Monday night’s 27-24 overtime win over the 49ers. Head coach Pete Carroll told 710 ESPN Seattle on Tuesday morning that their star receiver “should be OK going forward” after spending...
New York Post
Intel launches DevCloud for edge AI prototyping with OpenVINO
Intel today announced the launch of DevCloud for edge AI, a way to use the OpenVINO toolkit to test and optimize edge AI model deployment.
VentureBeat | Tech News That Matters
Mohamed Salah: Liverpool forward to miss Egypt games
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah will miss Egypt's Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Kenya and Comoros with an ankle injury.
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America's largest milk producer files for bankruptcy
As consumers have become more conscious about the environment, health and animal welfare, the dairy industry has suffered
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America's largest milk producer files for bankruptcy
Dean Food's bankruptcy filing comes amid a sour year for the milk industry.
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Sarah Palin Says Her Marriage Isn’t ‘Over, Over’ Despite Husband’s Divorce Filing
Palin says she learned her husband sought a divorce in an email from his attorney
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The Simpsons is in the wrong aspect ratio on Disney+ and it’s cutting off jokes
Disney+ debuted with nearly every episode of The Simpsons available, but not everyone is happy with the fact that the show can only be streamed in widescreen.
Digital Trends | Technology News and Product Reviews
Jeffrey Epstein accuser says Ghislaine Maxwell made death threat after she reported abuse
Jeffrey Epstein’s accused procuress Ghislaine Maxwell issued a chilling death threat to one of his accusers after she reported Epstein to police, according to one of three new lawsuits filed Tuesday against the dead pedophile’s multi-million-dollar estate. In her suit, Maria Farmer said she was an aspiring artist when she was recruited by Epstein and...
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Facebook is fixing a bug that turned on phone cameras
Early this month, some Facebook users began to notice a glitch when they were using the iOS app. Users shared on Twitter that when they were watching videos or looking at photos, their cameras were activated behind the Facebook app, CNET reports. Fac...
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Google Stadia vs. Nintendo Switch: How do the gaming platforms compare?
Google Stadia releases on November 19, but is the game streaming service a worthwhile alternative to the Nintendo Switch, or should you stick with Nintendo's hybrid console? We compared the two to help you decide.
Digital Trends | Technology News and Product Reviews
The Hydrobot jacket wicks away moisture at the touch of a button
The Hydro_Bot jacket uses a unique electro-osmotic process to wick moisture away from the inside simply by pushing a button, reportedly making it up to ten times more breathable than regular fabrics.
Digital Trends | Technology News and Product Reviews
When Did Children’s Clothes Start Sprouting Ears and Claws?
Today, dressing your kid as an animal is the height of cuteness. But that wasn’t always the case.
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JetBlue is the latest airline to sell basic economy — here's what the most restrictive fare includes (JBLU)
David Slotnick/Business Insider JetBlue will sell a new basic economy fare, the airline said on Tuesday. The fare, called Blue Basic, earns fewer frequent flyer miles, doesn't allow any changes or cancellations, boards last, and charges extra for seat assignments in advance. American, Delta, and United all offer basic economy, and say the restrictive fare class helps them compete with low-cost carriers. 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. JetBlue will begin offering basic economy fares to passengers, the airline announced Tuesday. Basic economy fares have proliferated in recent years as traditional airlines have sought to compete with ultra-low-cost-carriers, which undercut legacy carriers on fare, but charge extra for everything from carry-on bags and drinks to assigned seats.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Here's why in-flight WiFi is so slow and expensiveSee Also:Video shows the moment an American Airlines plane slides off the runway in snowy ChicagoIntroducing 'Shifting Gears': Business Insider's weekly transportation newsletterA lawyer who represents cruise-ship workers reveals why it's nearly impossible for them to sue their employers when they feel like they've been mistreatedSEE ALSO: Video shows the moment an American Airlines plane slides off the runway in snowy Chicago
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Adam Driver stars in dull torture porn movie, ‘The Report’
“The Report,” true to its no-nonsense name, does the admirable work of trying to interest viewers in the way that bureaucracy can be used to hide the most terrible truths. Alas, the movie gets as buried in paper-pushing as its characters do. Adam Driver stars in this true story as Daniel J. Jones, the US...
New York Post
Trump policies result in 69,550 migrant children held in U.S. government custody over past year
We're number one. In the racist, eugenicist, genocidal theft of infants, toddlers, and tender-age children from undocumented and mostly indigenous migrants who are fleeing violence in Guatemala and other Central American failed states. An Associated Press investigation found that America held a record number of kids in 2019. An estimated 69,550 migrant children were held in U.S. government custody over the past year, which is enough infants, toddlers, kids and teens to overflow the typical NFL stadium. From the AP report: This month, new government data shows the little girl is one of an unprecedented 69,550 migrant children held in U.S. government custody over the past year, enough infants, toddlers, kids and teens to overflow the typical NFL stadium. That’s more children detained away from their parents than any other country, according to United Nations researchers. And it’s happening even though the U.S. government has acknowledged that being held in detention can be traumatic for children, putting them at risk of long-term physical and emotional damage. Some of these migrant children who were in government custody this year have already been deported. Some have reunited with family in the U.S., where they’re trying to go to school and piece their lives back together. About 4,000 are still in government custody, some in large, impersonal shelters. And more arrive every week. The video in this post is the trailer for KIDS CAUGHT IN THE CRACKDOWN, a new documentary series coming from this AP investigative reporting team and PBS FRONTLINE: This story is part of an ongoing joint investigation between The Associated Press and the PBS series FRONTLINE on the treatment of migrant children, which includes the film “Kids Caught in the Crackdown” premiering on PBS and online Nov. Read the rest
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One of the first impeachment hearing witnesses is the perfect choice
Elie Honig writes that Bill Taylor has the three things every prosecutor wants in a witness: he is credible, he is backed up by independent evidence, and his testimony goes to the heart of the matter.
Politica
8 stellar deals on iPads and Samsung Galaxy tablets ahead of Black Friday
TL;DR: Amazon's got a bunch of iPads and Samsung tablets on sale ahead of Black Friday. Don't freak out, but Black Friday has come early for a bunch of different iPads and Samsung Galaxy tablets thanks to the folks over at Amazon. As of Tuesday, we found eight different tablets on the site that were either discounted or featured in limited-time promotions that include free Amazon gift cards. (OK, now you can go ahead and freak out.)  There's a slight chance these deals will get even better as Black Friday approaches — peep the rest of our holiday sale coverage to see what you might encounter — but if you want to beat the inevitable rush, buying ASAP isn't a bad call. Read more...More about Samsung, Tablets, Ipads, Black Friday, and Mashable Shopping
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Grisly details emerge in case of slain backpacker Grace Millane
The British backpacker allegedly killed during sex with a Tinder date was pinned down and strangled for up to 5 minutes, according to testimony in New Zealand court. Grace Millane, 22, was left with such extreme bruises and injuries that she likely had been strangled for at least 4 to 5 minutes, forensic pathologist Dr....
New York Post
In Latest Version of Star Wars’ “Han Shot First” Scene, George Lucas Adds “Maclunkey”
But who is “Maclunkey”?
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Venice is flooded right now and it looks miserable
Rising tides and rain in Venice are flooding the city, and hotels are giving guests knee-high rubber boots so they can slosh their way from one tourist attraction to another. From Yahoo News: The high water, known locally as “acqua alta”, was amusing for tourists and a nuisance for residents going about their business, but levels were far lower than the 1.94 meters (6ft 4in) in the devastating November 1966 flood. But even lower levels of the salty high water over the years take their toll on the city, eroding foundations of homes, businesses and city buildings. Bad weather is continuing to dog Italy, with no real let-up forecast for several days. Image: YouTube Read the rest
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Travelers flying out of San Francisco airport may be comforted by LiLou, the world's first therapy pig
San Francisco International Airport has the world's first airport therapy pig, Reuters reported. The pig is 5-year-old LiLou, who wears a pilot uniform and has bright red painted nails. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. San Francisco International Airport became the first in the world to have a therapy pig when it added 5-year-old LiLou to its "Wag Brigade" therapy animal team, Reuters reported. Amid problems in San Francisco like homelessness and traffic, LiLou represents the regional airport's attempt to make the space more livable, inviting, and friendly. Here's a look at the life of LiLou, and what it means to be a therapy pig working in one of the country's busiest airports: LiLou lives with her owner in an apartment in downtown San Francisco, where she "enjoys a diet of organic vegetables and protein pellets, sleeps in her own bed and goes for daily walks around the neighborhood." Reuters She uses her hooves and snout to play on a toy piano, and reportedly does tricks like a dog. Reuters All therapy animals, including pigs, must go through a training program, and they need "a stable temperament, good manners and a friendly personality," guest services manager Jennifer Kazarian said. Reuters See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:How to decide between Disney Plus and NetflixThese are the 12 games you can play when Google's video game streaming platform launches next weekAn expert explains why spending more on cybersecurity isn't the best way to protect your businessSEE ALSO: A pilot and Instagram influencer with nearly half a million followers reveals 7 secrets most people don't know about the job
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NYPD transit chief blames subway incidents on ‘lack of cooperation’
The NYPD’s transit chief insisted to MTA higher-ups Tuesday that the recent high-profile incidents involving cops in the subways, including the arrest of a churro peddler, could have been avoided if the defendants had only cooperated. The Police Department has come under fire in recent weeks for its underground enforcement tactics, thanks to video posted...
New York Post
Instagram is launching a new video tool that’s nearly a copycat of popular video app TikTok (FB)
Instagram Instagram is launching Reels, a new video format within Instagram Stories, that allows users to create 15-second videos set to music, according to TechCrunch and Variety. The new feature is a near copycat of popular social video app TikTok. Instagram is currently testing Reels with users in Brazil. The feature was initially hinted at in September. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Instagram is launching a new video feature called Reels, and it's nearly identical to popular video app TikTok.  Reels, which the company is currently testing in Brazil, is a new format within Instagram Stories that lets users take advantage of various video editing tools and an extensive music catalog to create 15-second clips. In September, a leak hinted that Instagram was testing this feature, which at the time appeared to be called Clips.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:A shopping app that's popular among teens has started attracting people who send creepy, harassing messages, and the company hasn't figured out how to stop itFacebook users are noticing a bug that lets the app access their iPhone's camera while they're scrolling through their newsfeedHow Logan Paul went from making videos in his backyard to becoming a 24-year-old millionaire and one of the most controversial stars on YouTube
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Scott Walker reacts after liberal governor labels state Christmas tree a 'holiday tree'
A Republican legislator in Wisconsin is resurrecting a resolution that would officially declare the evergreen the state's Department of Administration places in their Capitol a "Christmas tree." 
Politica
Dealmaster: Get a year of Disney+ for free if you’re a Verizon Wireless user
Or a new Fios or 5G user. Plus deals on Kindle Unlimited, AMD CPUs, and more.
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Arby’s posts sign saying ‘only well-behaved children’ are welcome
A Minnesota Arby’s cooked up some controversy when it recently posted a sign on its door saying “only well-behaved children” were welcome, according to reports. Christine Hemsworth visited the sandwich chain in Elk River with three of her kids — one of whom is a toddler — Oct. 6 when she spotted the offensive sign,...
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Supreme Court hears arguments on "Dreamers" in DACA case
More than 700,000 young immigrants who grew up in the U.S. could be at risk of deportation if the Supreme Court doesn't rule in their favor. CBS News immigration reporter Camilo Montoya-Galvez explains how President Trump's termination of the Obama-era DACA program could affect "Dreamers" across the U.S.
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Columbus Blue Jackets' Nick Foligno fined almost $90G, suspended 3 games following massive hit
Columbus Blue Jackets Captain Nick Foligno was suspended for three games and will have to forfeit almost $90,000 after the league ruled that his massive hit over the weekend on Colorado Avalanche forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare was intentional elbowing. 
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Is my kid too young for contact sports?
New guidance on concussions shows there isn’t enough solid evidence to answer some of parents’ most burning questions about contact sports. That includes what age is safest to start playing them. Pediatric experts in sports medicine, neurology and related fields evaluated and rated three decades of sports concussion-related research. They say recent evidence filled in...
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The rise and fall of Gap, one of the most iconic and beloved American retailers
Gap Gap, the largest specialty retail company in the US, was once one of America's most beloved apparel retailers, known for its laid-back basics and classic denim. The company is now struggling to stay afloat amid a consistent sales decline and recent executive transitions, including the sudden departure of CEO Art Peck earlier this month.  Here's the story of the company's rise to mall brand darling and eventual fall from grace.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When Gap announced earlier this month that its CEO, Art Peck, was unexpectedly stepping down from the company, it became the cherry on top of yet another challenging year of sales woes and business missteps. The sudden executive shakeup came hand-in-hand with a report of particularly disappointing third-quarter sales, including a 4% year-over-year drop in comparable sales across the entire Gap brand portfolio. Its namesake Gap brand saw the largest decline, with a 7% dip in comparable sales, while Old Navy and Banana Republic sales sank by 4% and 3%, respectively.  For decades, Gap was one of the most beloved retailers in the US and an emblematic part of American fashion and style. With its laid-back classics and iconic denim, the company became the go-to destination to obtain the effortless jeans-and-T-shirt look at an accessible price. Its vibrant marketing campaigns brimmed with catchy jingles and popular celebrities, and for a period in the 1990s and early 2000s, it was impossible to walk down the street without seeing a Gap-logo sweatshirt. However, the retailer has been caught in an uphill battle for relevance in an era where mall brands continue to lose their luster, falling behind trendy e-commerce sites and direct-to-consumer brands. Gap suddenly went from basic to bland, and now even bright spots like Old Navy may be losing their footing. Though Gap still remains the largest specialty retail company in the US — in addition to its namesake company and Old Navy, it also operates Banana Republic, Athleta, Intermix, Janie & Jack, and Hill City — whether it will be able to weather the storm remains to be seen. In the meantime, we took at look at Gap's humble beginnings of selling Levis and records, through its meteoric rise across America to its eventual fall.  Gap was started by Doris and Don Fisher in San Francisco in 1969. Gap The reason for starting the store was "simple," according to the Fishers — Don couldn't find a pair of jeans that fit him correctly.  Source: Gap Together, the Fishers raised more than $60,000 to open their own store on Ocean Avenue. The name is a reference to the concept of the generation gap. Gap Source: Gap, Culture Trip  The first Gap store primarily sold Levis and records. Associated Press Source: Culture Trip  See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Nike, Under Armour, McDonald's, and Gap have all announced CEO departures. Here's the next generation of CEOs tasked with saving the retail industry.Nike, Old Navy, J.Crew, and others are launching sales to counter China's biggest shopping holiday of the yearA popular liquid-filled toy is bursting in Target and Walmart stores after the toy company produced a batch with a quality issueSEE ALSO: We went to a Gap store and saw why its sales have been struggling
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Army intelligence soldiers were forced to download an app that could access all their personal information
US Army military intelligence soldiers were told they had to download a cellphone app in order stay up-to-date on training and weather forecasts. But the also wanted access to soldiers' locations and contacts and the ability to modify their calendar, all of which concerned the soldiers, who are trained to be wary of communications vulnerabilities. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Soldiers in the 504th Military Intelligence Brigade were told last month it was mandatory to download an app to their personal devices that would allow leaders to keep them up-to-date on training schedules and weather updates. The app did far more, however, providing soldiers' precise locations, contact listings, and the ability to modify their calendar — raising major security concerns for soldiers that often work with top-secret intelligence.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 9 simple ways to protect your data that don't take much time, but could have huge security benefitsSee Also:The Air Force's new AC-130J Ghostrider gunship is working overtime in AfghanistanA rare insider's look at the once top-secret Navy SEAL mini sub, the shadowy SDVLithuania just changed its laws to allow for a possible three-way spy swap with Russia and NorwaySEE ALSO: The military has gotten rid of the floppy disks used to control US nuclear weapons for more than 50 years
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David Arquette and Zabrecky seek out "Macho Man" Randy Savage
David Arquette is my new fashion hero. After you watch every episode of Other Side with Zabrecky, you will want to read his book. Read the rest
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Sen. Simcha Felder rips de Blasio over special education ‘crisis’
Calling the situation a "crisis," state Sen. Simcha Felder (D-Brooklyn) said desperate parents are faced with mounting bureaucratic hurdles, shoddy services and lagging reimbursements.
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