Shane Lowry’s British Open fate flipped over very candid moment

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — The best week of Shane Lowry’s life began with his mind cluttered with uncertainty. Lifting the Claret Jug on Sunday evening to the ear-splitting roar of the masses huddled around the 18th green at Royal Portrush was far, far away from Lowry’s mind. It wasn’t even realistic. Lowry’s practice sessions in...
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PSU's Sean Clifford Says He Received Death Threats After Loss to Minnesota
Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford told reporters that fans lashed out at him on social media with death threats following the Nittany Lions' loss to the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Nov...
The League adds video speed dating to help users find better matches
When it comes to dating apps, swiping has taken over. Whether it's Tinder or OkCupid, most dating apps have defaulted to the gesture as the de facto way for people to express their interest in someone else. And for a lot of people, it's one of the ma...
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Microsoft announces Confidential Computing for Kubernetes, IPv4/IPv6 dual-stack, and KEDA 1.0
At KubeCon North America, Microsoft announced Confidential Computing for Kubernetes, IPv4/IPv6 dual-stack support, and the release of KEDA 1.0.
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Sanders campaign sets a new donations record
According to his presidential campaign, Bernie Sanders surpassed 4 million donations sooner than any other candidate in history
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Takeaways: Trump request to Ukraine seen as a "demand"
Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and Jennifer Williams, were on the July 25 call between Trump and Zelensky at the center of the Trump impeachment inquiry.       
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Goldman's online bank Marcus may have an Apple Card issue
Investment bank's consumer platform has a loan-approval method that some experts say can discriminate against women
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Brooklyn Nets’ Rodions Kurucs appears in court for domestic violence case
Brooklyn Nets forward Rodions Kurucs appeared before a judge on Tuesday morning for a third hearing in his domestic violence case in which he is accused of choking his girlfriend during an argument at the couple’s apartment this past summer. The 6-foot-9, Latvia-born baller came to Brooklyn Criminal Court dressed in a dark blue plaid...
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If the Hulu and AT&T Price Hikes Piss You Off, Here Are Some Live TV Streaming Alternatives
Hulu has, very regrettably, alerted users that its Live TV plans are spiking $10 per month beginning December 18. That means that its ad-supported Hulu + Live TV package is now going to run $55 per month—an additional $120 per year. That’s a very real chunk of change for cord-cutters on a budget. Read more...
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In Praise of the Greatest Trombone Part in Broadway History
An oft-overlooked instrument becomes a breakout star of a hit musical.
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Trump says GOP 'absolutely killing it' in impeachment inquiry
The president, who said on Tuesday he was watching some of the Hill proceedings from the White House, also called House speaker Nancy Pelosi "grossly incompetent."
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Arctic sea ice hits lowest level on record
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The US research vessel Sikuliaq can break through ice as thick as 2.5 feet. In the Chukchi Sea northwest of Alaska this month, which should be brimming with floes, its limits likely won’t be tested. University of Washington researchers left Nome on Nov. 7 on the 261-foot ship, crossed through the Bering...
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Family pleads for donations to help ill infant — and gets a cruel reply
An Ohio family who posted signs in a local mall asking for donations to support their infant son battling two rare congenital disorders was met with a cruel response — messages advising them to “let the baby die.” KC Ahlers posted six signs around the Franklin Park Mall in Toledo, providing details about the disorders...
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Hong Kong student union president: We want universal suffrage
In an interview with CNN's Isa Soares, Hong Kong Polytechnic University student union president Derek Liu said protesters must "change the democratic structure in Hong Kong" so that the Chinese government cannot interfere in it.
Syracuse University tightens security after latest racist incident, a 'white supremacist manifesto'
Security was tightened across the Syracuse University campus Tuesday after a  white supremacist manifesto was posted in an online forum.       
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Prince Andrew made racist Arab joke during dinner for Saudi royals: report
The Duke of York made a joke about camels “as worse as you can imagine” while mingling with British pols at Buckingham Palace, former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said, The Sun reported.
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Santa Clarita teen has ‘a lot of guilt’ for not saving victim Dominic Blackwell
A 14-year-old student wounded in the Saugus High School shooting in Southern California says he feels a “lot of guilt” for running for his life instead of to the aid of a mortally wounded classmate. Andrew Gardetto said a bullet struck him in the leg when the alleged shooter, 16-year-old Nathaniel Berhow, opened fire Thursday...
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Adam Schiff blocks Republicans’ attempts to question impeachment witnesses
Rep. Adam Schiff, the Democratic chair of the House Intelligence Committee, repeatedly stymied Republicans’ attempts to question two witnesses in Tuesday’s impeachment hearings. The first interruption by the California congressman came as he accused ranking GOP member, Rep. Devin Nunes, of asking questions that could out the whistleblower who sparked the inquiry into President Trump....
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Ikon, Epic or Mountain Collective: Which ski pass is best for you?
Avid skiers and riders may want to consider one of three popular ski passes: Ikon, Epic or Mountain Collective. CNN Travel looks at which one might be right for you this ski season.
Israelis and Palestinians on US settlement move
The US says it will no longer consider Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank to be illegal.
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Stewart asks Vindman if he always insists civilians call him by his rank
Republican Representative Chris Stewart asked Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman Tuesday about a moment earlier in the hearing in which he reminded Devin Nunes to call him "lieutenant colonel" rather than "mister," and asked if he always insists civilians call him by his rank.
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'An extremely big present': Israeli settlers welcome US policy shift
Announcement that settlements no longer considered illegal is another blow for PalestiniansMahmoud Yaqoub, a 49-year-old Palestinian farmer, is hemmed in on two sides by an Israeli settlement. Standing on his roof, he points up the hill at olive trees he says are his. But he cannot reach them as a metal fence has been erected around Efrat, confiscating part of his family’s land.Yacoub’s sheep are confined to a metal shack next to his house. He says the Israeli army banned him from shepherding them on his land as it was too close to the settlement. Continue reading...
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Best gaming deals today
When it comes to gaming and gaming-adjacent deals, it’s pretty much a mixed bag. There aren’t really any hard-and-fast rules to shopping for games (either physical or digital), accessories (like controllers, headsets, etc.), or consoles. It really comes down to doing your research and a whole lot of price cross-referencing. If you want our expert advice, scroll down to the bottom of this page and peruse through our in-depth shopping guide.  But, if you’re just looking for the best gaming deals you can get today, we’ve gathered them up for you within the list below. From the most popular game accessories and tech, to the Nintendo Switch, to the PlayStation 4, to the Xbox One, to PC gaming gear, and all the games shared between them (plus the exclusive titles, too), here are the best gaming-centric deals you can snag right now. 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Taliban frees two Western prisoners, U.S. sees hope for wider Afghan peace
The Afghan Taliban released American and Australian university professors held hostage for more than three years on Tuesday, Afghan, U.S. and Australian officials said, completing a delayed prisoner swap and raising hopes for a revival of peace talks.
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Alex Smith’s wife posts emotional video a year after gruesome injury
A year after Alex Smith suffered a devastating leg injury, the quarterback’s wife, Elizabeth, is proud to see how far he has come. On Monday, Elizabeth shared an emotional video documenting Smith’s progress, in which he had to learn how to reuse his leg. “November 18th… 1 Year and so much to be grateful for,”...
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Car slams into cyclist and speeds off in dramatic hit-and-run
Look out! Although this St. Petersburg, Florida, cyclist had the right of way, it didn’t stop these cars from speeding through the intersection. One of the vehicles hit the biker, sending him flying onto the street. After hitting the individual, the driver sped off. According to the police, the previous cyclists had pressed the button...
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Kane Williamson: New Zealand’s world-class captain who ‘wasn’t like other kids’ | Simon Burnton
The 28-year-old, who excelled at basketball, volleyball, football, rugby as a child, has become a batsman without obvious flawsAs England prepare for the start of their Test series in New Zealand, history suggests they should be wary of unintended consequences and unnecessary generosity. For the presence in New Zealand’s team of a batsman and captain of genuine world class is, at least in small part, down to their own past failure to be so.In the winter of 2001-02, while England’s cricket team toured New Zealand, Graham Thorpe gave an old bat to Mark Patterson, his former Surrey teammate. Patterson was playing for Mount Maunganui at the time, and though he failed to find a use for Thorpe’s old bat he passed it on to another Mount player, Jim Irwin. The bat laid unused in a corner of the Irwin household for a couple of years before he in turn offered it to Bill Aldridge, a keen player and coach whose son Graeme was to enjoy a very brief international career, which amounted to three limited-overs matches in the space of eight days in October 2011. Aldridge also decided not to keep it, giving it instead to a promising local 12-year-old, who thought it too big and heavy, and besides he had just bought himself a new one of a more appropriate size, so he too ignored it. The child’s name was Kane Williamson. Continue reading...
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‘Roblox’ wants you to build ‘Star Wars’ speeder to celebrate ‘Rise of Skywalker’
There's a new Star Wars film coming out soon, and Roblox is partnering with Disney to enable players to build their own in-universe vehicles. The Galactic Speedway Creator Challenge tasks you with building your own customized drift speeder and race a...
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Automatically Detect Computer Generated Text With This Chrome Extension
Artificial intelligence systems can write pretty convincingly readable text these days. A new browser extension, GPTrue or False, can test whether a given text is likely to have been generated by an AI. Read more...
Google is putting an algorithmic audio news feed on its Assistant
Google is rolling out a new service for Google Assistant that it’s calling “Your News Update.” It takes the idea of an algorithmically determined news feed — the kind you get from Facebook or on Google’s news feed — and turns it into an audio stream. To play it, you simply ask a Google smart speaker or Assistant on your phone to “listen to the news.” Google uses the information it has learned about you over the years alongside your location to custom-build a series of short news updates from partners from which it has licensed audio. It hopes to foster an ecosystem it’s calling “the audio web,” according to Liz Gannes, Google’s product manager of audio news. These aren’t podcasts so much as news bites, similar to the hourly news updates... Continue reading…
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"Softbody Tetris": what if tetronimoes were made of jello?
C4D4U's SOFTBODY TETRIS V16 is (as the name implies), the latest in a series of "softbody" simulations of Tetris, in which the tetronimoes are rubbery, jelly-like solids that glisten as they wobble into place. It's an incredibly soothing thing to watch (C4D4U calls them "ASMR for my eyes") and part of a wider genre of softbody sims. JWZ argues that this "becomes intolerable" upon the "realization that completed rows don't liquify" but if that's your thing, you need SOFTBODY TETRIS V9. Read the rest
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Pentagon: President Trump's order to withdraw troops from Syria allows ISIS to rebuild
President Trump's withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria has provided ISIS with an opening to rebuild itself, according to the Pentagon.       
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Army assessing impeachment witness Vindman's security: U.S. official
The U.S. Army will take measures to protect Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman and his family if needed, perhaps by moving them to a military base, after the key witness in the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump expressed concerns over his safety, a U.S. official told Reuters.
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Gareth Bale Says 'Wales, Golf, Real Madrid' Song 'A Good Bit of Fun'
Wales forward Gareth Bale has said a song from the team's supporters suggesting he prefers to play for his country over Real Madrid is "a good bit of fun...
Two jail guards for Jeffrey Epstein charged with coverup in his suicide
Two jail officers falsified records to cover up their failure to check in on financier Jeffrey Epstein in the hours before he killed himself, U.S. prosecutors said on Tuesday.
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Trump says public impeachment hearings are a 'disgrace'
U.S. President Donald Trump said he had watched some of the congressional impeachment hearings on Tuesday, calling them a disgrace but saying it was up to Americans to make their own judgment about the witness testimony.
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Williams and Vindman say they don't consider themselves "never-Trumpers"
During the public impeachment inquiry hearing Tuesday, Democratic Representative Jim Himes asked White House aide Jennifer Williams if she considers herself a "never-Trumper." She said she would not describe herself that way. Himes posed the same question to Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who said: "I'd call myself never-partisan."
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Leonardo Bonucci Agrees New Contract with Juventus Until 2024
Juventus announced on Tuesday that defender Leonardo Bonucci signed a contract extension until 2024. The Italian champions noted on Twitter the centre-back had committed his future ...
Mass government protests continue to rage through Chile
Mass government protests continue to rage through Chile
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Seven BAME candidates fired in seven weeks – is The Apprentice racist?
Every contestant to go this series has been from a minority background, causing mass outrage – but the producers say firings are on the basis of merit aloneThis season of The Apprentice has already cemented itself in the show’s canon with the usual mix of deluded candidates – see 19-year-old “luxury womenswear consultant” Ryan-Mark, who wants “billions to lead the lifestyle I want to lead” and Jemelin Artigas, who is so hungry for success that if you cut her, “ambition comes out of my blood”. All 16 entrepreneurial upstarts have been thrown into increasingly ludicrous situations, from starting a South African tour company to designing bespoke ice-lollies and advertising Finland. We have seen seven weeks of cringeworthy and entertaining ineptitude – car-crash TV you can’t quite turn away from.But an uglier side to the show has reared its head this year. Every one of the candidates fired so far has been from a minority background, a chain of events that has caused mass outrage among fans. Continue reading...
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A notoriously bearish hedge fund manager is more convinced than ever a crash is coming — and has pushed his short bets to a record
Reuters / Kai Pfaffenbach Bearish fund manager Russell Clark increased Horseman Global Fund's net short position to 111% of gross assets, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing an investor letter. Clark is betting against a historically long bull market at a time when central-bank rate cuts and tempered trade-war tensions have pushed stocks to record highs. Horseman is eyeing its worst yearly loss yet, with its short-heavy strategy yielding a 27% loss on a year-to-date basis, according to Bloomberg. The manager told investors in October he "can see all the problems with the markets," and the only issue "is timing." Visit the Business Insider homepage for more stories. Hedge fund manager Russell Clark stands to win big from a market crash. But record-setting stocks haven't been kind to his bearish investments. The Horseman Global Fund manager raised his portfolio's net short position to 111% of gross assets, Bloomberg reported, citing an investor letter sent Monday. Clark has been regularly shorting stocks since 2012, according to Bloomberg.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A big-money investor in juggernauts like Facebook and Netflix breaks down the '3rd wave' firms that are leading the next round of tech disruptionSee Also:'I wouldn't be surprised to go 10 more years': One expert explains why the market rally is just getting started — and why he thinks stocks are 16% undervaluedThe top researcher at a firm managing $89 billion told us the 3 ways he analyzes whether a cheap stock is set for a surge, or if it's a trapA fund manager who's crushing nearly all of his peers breaks down his unique strategy for continuing to outperform during a market crash
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Gabriel Jesus Talks Sergio Aguero Rivalry at Manchester City
Gabriel Jesus has said it is not easy having to compete with Sergio Aguero for the No. 9 spot at Manchester City...
Behind Dwayne Haskins’ Redskins sideline pleas: ‘Sucky situation’
Redskins offensive lineman Morgan Moses can’t protect his passer on the field, but he’ll try to defend him with the press. “What do I have to do to help you? What do I have to do?” were the words of desperation from quarterback Dwayne Haskins in a viral video from Sunday’s 34-17 loss to the...
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A hotel in Japan is offering a room for less than $1 night, but your entire stay is livestreamed for anyone to watch
Management/TripAdvisor A hotel in Japan is offering a guest room for 100 yen — that's $0.92 — per night. The catch? Guests must agree to a 24-hour YouTube livestream of their stay. The hotel is attempting to fill a room that they say is generally empty and garner some buzz. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Japan is not exactly known as the most affordable country to visit, so a room for 100 yen ($0.92) might come as a welcome surprise for many. The catch, however, is that guests give up their privacy, agreeing to a livestream on the hotel's YouTube channel for 24 hours. The channel has over 2,000 subscribers.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A podiatrist explains heel spurs, the medical condition Trump said earned him a medical deferment from VietnamSee Also:David Dobrik said his earnings from YouTube went from $275,000 a month to under $2,000 after the 'Adpocalypse'Royal Caribbean has its very own private island in the Bahamas, which just underwent a $250 million revamp. Here's what it's like to go.The surprising real names of 14 popular beauty influencers
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Esports gamers experience same stressors as pro athletes, study finds
Researchers interviewed seven elite players of Counter-Strike Global Offensive.
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How Prince Andrew Engulfed Himself in a Historic Royal Scandal
One interview finally sent Britain over the edge.
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Dora Maar review – restless experimenter who fascinates and surprises
Tate Modern, London Surrealism, erotica, photojournalism and acid: in this beautifully curated show, Dora Maar’s creativity far outweighs her relationship with PicassoIn 1933, the French art critic Jacques Guenne described Dora Maar as “a brunette huntress of images”, his loaded language giving some idea of the stereotypical ways in which ambitious women photographers were viewed. Like her contemporaries, Lee Miller and Germaine Krull, Maar seems to have thrived on the challenges of being a gifted woman in a predominantly male medium, constantly shifting her approach as she absorbed, and utilised, the shifting currents of the art world in the 1930s. Related: Dora Maar: how Picasso's weeping woman had the last laugh Continue reading...
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Jim Jordan can't escape OSU scandal in Washington
The Ohio State Accountability Project has been advocating on behalf of victims of the university's former staff physician Dr. Richard Strauss.
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More than 100 protestors killed in Iran during unrest: Amnesty International
Amnesty International said on Tuesday that more than 100 protestors had been killed in 21 cities in Iran during unrest that broke out over a rise in fuel prices last week.
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