Specialist jails to prevent extremism are 'undersubscribed'

Critics says separation centres entrench ideologies and discriminate against Muslims

Jails-within-jails designed to prevent extremists from radicalising vulnerable prisoners are undersubscribed, staff at the specialist units have told officials.

The separation centres were launched in 2017 to keep the most influential extremist prisoners from radicalising the broader prison population but critics have accused them of making ideologies more entrenched and discriminating against Muslims.

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What’s Wrong With the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team
The team isn’t totally broken. Gregg Berhalter’s scheme might be.
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Mercedes-parent Daimler warns the costly transition to electric cars is forming a triple-threat to future profits
Reuters Mercedes-builder Daimler anticipates its transition to electric vehicles will further squeeze profits until 2022, Bloomberg reported Thursday. The margin headwinds call for job cuts and capped development spending, CEO Ola Kallenius said at his first major strategy presentation since assuming the role in May. The costs associated with electric-vehicle development join trade-war hurdles and stricter European Union emissions laws as significant pressures against Daimler's future earnings. Watch Daimler trade live here. Daimler CEO Ola Kallenius expects profit pressures to persist through 2021 as the Mercedes-parent continues its transition to electric vehicles, Bloomberg reported Thursday. The chief executive, who assumed the post in May, announced a plan to slash investment and cut its workforce to save more than $1.4 billion and boost margins. Daimler is in the midst of a shift to electric vehicles while also facing stricter European Union emissions standards and global trade-war hurdles. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A big-money investor in juggernauts like Facebook and Netflix breaks down the '3rd wave' firms that are leading the next round of tech disruptionSee Also:The best cash-back credit cards — updated for 2019Here's everyone who's running for president in 2020, and who has quit the race10 tricks for remembering everything you read
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Why athletes like Jimmy Butler and LeBron James manufacture disrespect
Manufacturing disrespect is about survival. Earlier this month, Jimmy Butler pushed back against the public’s surprise that he joined the Miami Heat over the summer: “Mother------s act like I’m not a good basketball player,” Butler told Yahoo Sports. “Like for real. Just think about that. Like I can’t come in and make a huge difference. I’m not going to say ‘carry a team’ because nobody can do it by themselves and I mean that. I’m not putting it all on myself, but I know what I’m capable of.” In a similar vein, LeBron James launched a social media campaign this season for the hashtag #WashedKing, a sarcastic retort to the people who supposedly thought he was finished when his last season ended in injuries and the Lakers missed the playoffs. To both athletes’ point, there probably are people who think Butler is no longer a good basketball player, and that James, despite coming off a statistical year similar to his peak, is done playing at an elite level. But those opinions are at clear odds with the general consensus. Butler and James could choose to filter out the noise. Instead, they seem to be focusing on few negative opinions in order to create a narrative around themselves as underdogs. It’s a very human habit to remember bad things more than the good, and to turn the small negative experiences into a story about how the world is against us. We all do it. One bad response on social media will claim our attention, even in the midst of countless positive engagements. Ten thousand people can comment that they like your work, but all of that goodwill is easily derailed by one individual saying you suck. Athletes simply take over-focusing on the unpleasant to a ridiculous level. Athletes of all statures love speaking of themselves as underdogs. In the same world former NBA rookie of the year candidate Trae Young can tweet that those who doubted him need to loudly apologize, perennial Super Bowl winner Tom Brady can claim no one believed in his team in response to just a few critics who claimed the Patriots’ era of dominance was over. Jose Mourinho is infamous for instilling a siege mentality in his teams. He got his players to perform at their best by convincing them that everyone is against them, similar to the way the Patriots take anything that isn’t praise as a cardinal sin. Great athletes and teams are always exclaiming no one believes in them and playing with a “chip on their shoulder.” The root cause of feeling disrespected differs for each athlete. Butler’s probably stems from his own history of being relatively underestimated. He was drafted 30th overall in 2011, and was never seen as a potential superstar until he molded himself into one through his own hard work and determination. He went from a barely recruited prospect after high school to one of the best players in the league. His career is underlined by the struggles of his personal life, in which he was abandoned by his father as an infant, then kicked out the house by his mother as a teenager. James and Brady are dealing with insecurity of old age. It’s borderline miraculous they’re still performing at such high levels at their ages, yet no matter how great they are — and they are generational talents — time is undefeated. And as time goes on, their inevitable decline is unsurprisingly talked about more. They are objectively in the twilight of their careers, even if they take that truth as an affront. Butler’s free agency move to the Heat was shocking simply because he likely could have chosen a better established contender if he had wanted. That he twisted himself to interpret the surprise as disrespect against his skills speaks more to the ridiculous nature of being an athlete rather than his personal oversensitivity. It shows players have to constantly see themselves as underdogs, regardless if they really are. In our world, we are often deluded into thinking our worth is confined to our work. We are made to feel that we are in constant competition with everyone else, a state of mind only truly beneficial for an economic system that wants to squeeze the most labor and profit it can from every individual at the cost of their humanity. Life is a rat race, and you have to do more, work the hardest, and sacrifice everything that the next person won’t in order to win, or so we’re led to believe. Though what one wins is never truly clear. Everyone is an enemy and their success an indictment of your own lack of effort and ability. This delusion is a sickness that often leads to depression, anxiety, and burnout. For athletes though, the ideas of work as worth and incessant competition are more true to the nature of their lives, at least until they retire. From the moment they begin the journey of an athlete, they are judged by their most recent output. The parameters of their bodies are measured for production. Their numbers are analyzed and compared, and from that data determinations are made of their usefulness. They are what they can do. They have to constantly maintain a high level of performance in an incredible number of games, use their downtime to work on improving, and be on-guard against anyone who might displace them from their jobs. Every athlete’s story is, by nature, an underdog story, because each one has to beat out countless others for those few available spots. Every pro athlete, even the ones who get no playing time, have surmounted incredible odds. The idea that the world is against you is the first lesson of the sporting world. Just take a cursory look at the history of sports commercials to see that the athletic life is founded on modeling individuals to be like Jon Snow standing against faceless hordes of fellow competitors and nameless doubters. It’s no surprise then that athletes, under such intense pressure, seem to suffer from a higher rate of negative emotional states than non-athletes. A world that demands endless work and peak production is exhausting. It’s easy to have an existential crisis within that pressure. It’s easy to lose motivation in the rat race, as many of us know from our own lives. A good way to deal with those feelings then is to have something to fight against. To have something to prove. A narrative struggle gives one a clear goal in mind. Players believe the world is against them less out of delusion and more out of necessity. For Butler, it helps him maintain the attitude that made him a success to begin with. For James, it helps him keep going strong in his 17th professional year. There are, of course, better and healthier ways for an individual to stay motivated. Butler and James, and everyone else who is always screaming about how no one believes in them, can dismiss the negative comments, real or imaginary, and focus on the more abundant positive adoration. Or they could perform to meet their own personal standards. Some eventually do. But to do so means reworking everything one learns from the beginning of their athletic career. Fighting against invisible enemies in order to prove oneself has proven time and time again to be a successful tactic. It is the central sports story of how athletes view themselves and how their stories are usually told to the world. It may be annoying to hear athlete after athlete, regardless of circumstance and stature, whine that they are being doubted, the behavior should be framed within an athlete’s absurd existence. These public declarations aren’t really about legitimate personal grievances. They are about players engineering the conditions necessary to keep producing at a high level. They are about surviving.
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How to make a group chat on a Samsung Galaxy S10 in 2 different ways
Antonio Villas-Boas/Business Insider You can make a group chat on a Samsung Galaxy S10 to message with multiple people at the same time.  It's possible to make a group chat by adding recipients in the Messages app when you want to send a message, or by saving your group in the Contacts app for frequent messaging.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. While you probably spend most of your time in the Messages app sending texts to one person at a time, you can also set up group messages, in which you chat with multiple people at once.  There are two ways to make a group chat on the Samsung Galaxy S10: You can add recipients in the Messages app when sending a message, or you can create a group in the Contacts app and send messages to all the members with just a tap.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Why it's so hard for planes to land on waterSee Also:How to bookmark websites on a Samsung Galaxy S10, and edit your bookmark listHow to download Steam on your PC or Mac, and gain access to the internet's largest collection of gamesHow to turn off data roaming on your iPhone for international travel, or completely turn off cellular dataSEE ALSO: I tested the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus for 2 months, and it made me question everything about my 'iPhone or nothing' mentality
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Pompeo tells Europe to take back, prosecute ISIS terrorists
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International Criminal Court OKs Investigation Into Crimes Against Rohingya
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The Knicks are committing crimes against basketball
The Knicks are an even bigger disaster than we imagined. The Knicks are even worse than the memes suggest. On media day, New York Knicks team president Steve Mills declared the team’s offseason was actually executed as planned. And it wasn’t hard for anyone to call bullshit. Just three months earlier, Mills issued a statement pleading for fans to keep faith after not landing Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. Of course it wasn’t the plan to instead ink anyone who’d accept a ballooned, short-term salary, positions or skill sets be damned. Mills was lying, or at least engaging in strategic delusion in the name of self-preservation. Yet somehow, that reading gives Mills and the rest of the organization too much credit. It doesn’t take long watching this team to realize things are a whole lot worse than even the most reductive Knicks jokes suggest. Those jokes are true, to be clear. Nothing will change until toxic ownership is removed. The Knicks did sign too many power forwards this summer. This roster is impossible to coach while still giving Mills and general manager Scott Perry enough plausible deniability to suggest head coach David Fizdale is the biggest problem. The young players on the roster are a tad overrated and aren’t fulfilling their draft potential. The product really is the result of years of yo-yoing between plans, all while selling fans on endless pivots and possibilities that never come to fruition. This team is actually so much worse than all of that. The roster Mills and Perry assembled is an endless black hole of self-interest and misaligned incentives that nudges every player to his worst instinct. It belongs in a Breaking Madden experiment, not actual reality. It’s a roster of mediocrity that adds up to a tiny fraction of the sum of its parts. It’s such a disaster that it’s impossible to blame any single factor for its dysfunction, which is ideal for a Teflon team president whose only skill is tossing others under the bus to save himself. The Knicks’ “marquee” free agent signing this summer is the most fitting on-court avatar for all of this. Once upon a time, Julius Randle was a top prospect with a bright NBA future. But after spending his formative NBA years mired in the Lakers’ dysfunction, then a season on a lost New Orleans team where he put up numbers with no impact on winning, Randle has mastered the art of appearing to play hard while not actually playing hard in a constructive way. So far, Randle has imported all of his bad habits and none of the shot-making he displayed in New Orleans. He catches the ball and holds it, triple-threating any potential opportunity away to scan a defense that should’ve already been tilted for him. Even on TV, you can feel the energy sucked out of the other four Knicks players as they stand helplessly waiting for Randle to make a play. No big man in the league averages more seconds or dribbles per touch. What do the Knicks get from all that standing around? Usually, those plays are multiple-dribble moves into traffic that fail to work out.’ Or, contested three-pointers that never seem to go in. (Randle is shooting 21 percent on three-and-a-half three-point attempts a game. You’re open for a reason, my man). Randle is a powerful driver at his best and completes enough of those plays to make you think he’s a force of nature. However, all the starting and stopping he does negates that power. A more decisive version of Randle should be able execute a quality dribble-handoff, using screening angles that takes his partner’s defender out of the play and reacting from there. But Randle instead plays far too upright, so he fails to make contact on screens he sets. Poor screening means no separation for him or his teammates, which further kills the flow of the offense and/or sets him up for another one of those battering-ram drives into traffic. Theoretically, Randle’s speed and strength can be weapons he deploys in conjunction with non-stop movement. In reality, though, Randle only activates the engine when he gets the ball, and by then it’s too late to create anything efficient for himself or a teammate. Any offense with this type of player using the most possessions is committing a basketball crime. The Knicks’ half-court offense is averaging just 81.4 points per 100 possessions through the first 11 games this season, according to Cleaning The Glass. The gap between them and the second-worst half-court offense is wider than the gap between second-worst and 10th-worst. In fact, no team has been below 82 points per 100 possessions on half-court possessions since the Process era 76ers of 2014-15. Worse, half-court plays account for nearly 78 percent of the Knicks’ possessions, third-highest in the league. That means you get a whole lot of this: But even though Randle is an undersized, inefficient scorer who vacuums shots away from teammates and won’t set a screen or space the floor to help someone else thrive, the Knicks’ on-court issues can’t be laid at his feet. That’s because all of Randle’s worst instincts are compounded by the rest of the roster. That includes Marcus Morris Sr., a stretch power forward masquerading as a small forward. Morris thrived in Boston last year because he got to finish plays, not start them. Sixty-nine percent of his buckets were assisted, and nearly 51 percent of his shots attempts came after zero dribbles. Less has always been more for him on either end. He’s been forced to do more this year, which isn’t helping anyone. Only 35 percent of his shots came off zero dribbles this year, which is about as many as off three or more dribbles (34 percent). He’s averaging twice as many assists as turnovers, and watching him run pick-and-roll is excruciating. Young big man Mitchell Robinson’s absence with a concussion means we’re getting a lot of Bobby Portis, a player adept at shooting, but nothing else. Portis’ screens are just slip opportunities for him to get off his own shot, the rest of the court be damned. He occasionally gets hot, but usually he’s running around aimlessly without offering anything defensively. The same could be said of second-year wing Kevin Knox, who also lacks critical basketball instincts. His shooting has improved and he’s athletic, but he reads the game so slowly that he misses opportunities to put himself in position to get better attempts off. Point guards Elfrid Payton and Dennis Smith Jr., meanwhile, have similar weaknesses at different stages of their basketball lives. Both function best with the ball in their hands, but that “best” isn’t particularly inspiring and they lack the skill or intelligence to fare well without it. (It’s worth noting Smith has dealt with horrible personal tragedy this season that would affect anyone’s play). Frank Ntilikina is a better off-ball player and seems to have more confidence after a summer in France. But opponents still help off him when he doesn’t have the ball, which is often because the Knicks have so many other mouths to feed. That includes R.J. Barrett, the Knicks’ prized rookie who must feel like he’s playing against 10 defenders whenever he touches the ball. Barrett’s a tough driver and has flashed more of a three-point shot off the dribble than I expected, but it’s hard to generate good looks when the floor looks like this on his pick-and-rolls: There’s a common denominator on this roster: players who know how to function when they have the ball and either won’t or can’t when they don’t. That might improve slightly if Reggie Bullock returns from a back issue and Wayne Ellington overcomes the curse that zapped his talent. Sage big man Taj Gibson possesses some useful good habits, though he’s well past his prime. Young wing Damyean Dotson may deserve more of a look: he actually shoots threes on the move, defends his position decently, and can shift Barrett to small forward, where he’ll have more space to drive. But rotation tweaks here and there won’t do much to create a style of play that actually works for the collective. The roster Fizdale’s been been given and the short-term contracts that brought many of those players to New York are unstoppable forces meeting immovable objects. He hasn’t done everything right, but no coach can thrive in this environment. Even if a new coach finds a root cause explaining the team’s failure, there are too many dominos that must fall for significant change. This is a perfect way to facilitate endless whataboutism in an attempt to uncover scapegoats for the Knicks’ problems. And you wonder how Mills has survived Garden politics for nearly two decades.
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Cisco's dour outlook weighs on Wall Street
U.S. stocks dipped on Thursday, weighed down by technology shares after Cisco's weak forecast raised worries of a slowdown in global economic growth, overshadowing strong results from big box retailer Walmart.
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Ferrari just unveiled its new Roma coupé — and it's a stunner (RACE)
Ferrari The Ferrari Roma is an ultra-stylish coupé with a potent V8 engine and a new eight-speed, dual-clutch gearbox. The Ferrari Roma slots above the Portofino in Maranello's lineup. The Roma joins the 488-replacing F8 Tributo and Spider, as well as the 812 GTS (Ferrari's first V12 drop-top in 50 years) and the hybrid SF90 Stradale in the prancing-horse stable for 2019. The car is a classy GT, with a nominal backseat. 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. Ferrari is on a tear. We've seen four new models in 2019, and as the year closes out, we have a fifth: the Ferrari Roma, unveiled on Thursday in, naturally, Rome. The Roma is a what Ferrari is calling a "2+ coupé," meaning it has some space behind the front seats but is effectively a two-seater.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Only 10 people will be able to buy Ferrari's brand new supercarSee Also:I drove a $47,000 Jaguar XE to find out if this British sports sedan could take on BMW, Audi, Mercedes, and Alfa RomeoViral videos have terrified people into opposing Amazon's plastic packaging. Here's why they're wrong.Airlines are working to cut down on emissions to secure their future business model, but the technology to make a real impact is still years awayFOLLOW US: On Facebook for more car and transportation content!
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Walmart pre-Black Friday deals released early for huge Buy Now Sale
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New CDC Report on Superbugs Is Full of Bad News
The U.S. and the world continue to lose ground against antibiotic resistance, according to a new report out this week from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And among other things, the number of superbugs that pose a dire threat to the health of Americans has only gotten larger in the past half decade. Read more...
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American citizen with suspected ties to ISIS to be repatriated to US after 3-day stay in no man's land
An American citizen with suspected ties to ISIS will be repatriated to the United States after a three-day stay in a no man’s land between the borders of Turkey and Greece. 
I had 4 miscarriages, saw 10 specialists, and nearly gave up on being a mother. Then I had a daughter.
Getty/ Andrew Matthews - PA Images / Contributor When Hilaria Baldwin, wife of Alec Baldwin, opened up about her second miscarriage in a year, author Amy Klein was brought back to the period in her life when she was dealing with recurrent pregnancy loss. Klein had four miscarriages, saw 10 specialists, and nearly gave up on ever becoming a mother. Four years later, she gave birth to a daughter, and her book about the experience, "The Trying Game: Get Through Fertility Treatment And Get Pregnant Without Losing Your Mind," will be published in April. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.  When I saw Hilaria Baldwin's heart-wrenching post about her second pregnancy loss in a year, it stopped me in my tracks. The wife of Alec Balwdin and mother of four shared on Instagram on Monday that she lost another pregnancy at four months, noting, "we are not OK right now."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:It's not just Rock n' Plays — any inclined sleep product could put a baby's life at riskItaly now requires car seat alarms to prevent hot-car deaths in children, and the US may follow suitTeens girls who sext may be more likely to be depressed and anxious
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Apple Research hands-on: Want to share years of personal data for free?
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Embattled ex-congresswoman attended high school at center of latest mass shooting
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How to bookmark websites on a Samsung Galaxy S10, and edit your bookmark list
Henry Nicholls/Reuters You can bookmark your favorite websites on a Samsung Galaxy S10 in Samsung Internet, the default web browser.  To add a bookmark, just tap the star-shaped icon at the top of the screen.  You can open saved bookmarks from the Bookmark List icon at the bottom of the screen. You can also edit or delete bookmarks from your list at any time.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The default browser on your Samsung Galaxy S10 is called Samsung Internet, and this app makes it easy to add, edit, and organize your favorite websites using bookmarks.  Here's how to use bookmarks on a Samsung Galaxy S10.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Why it's so hard for planes to land on waterSee Also:How to delete your Steam account permanently, which will erase all of your games and account information'Why won't my PS4 connect to the internet?': 5 ways to fix your system when it won't get onlineHow to turn off Airplane Mode on your Apple Watch in 2 different waysSEE ALSO: We compared Samsung's Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy S10+ to determine which phone you should buy
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When ‘Incorrigible’ Teen Girls Were Jailed
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U.S. vaping-related deaths rise to 42, cases of illness to 2,172
U.S. health officials on Thursday reported 2,172 confirmed and probable cases and 3 more deaths from a mysterious respiratory illness tied to vaping, taking the death toll to 42, so far this year.
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From Olympia to Nazi Germany: ancient vase returned to Greece
Vessel was awarded to first modern Olympic marathon winner before ending up in Göring’s collectionThe extraordinary story of an ancient wine cup that was awarded to the marathon winner of the first modern Olympics before being smuggled out of Greece by a notorious Nazi has been brought to light after its return to Athens.The 6th century BC pottery vessel was bestowed upon Spyros Louis, a water carrier, when he unexpectedly won the inaugural marathon in 1896. Then it went missing. Continue reading...
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Mo’Nique suing Netflix for gender discrimination
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Samsung's Switch-Friendly 512GB microSD Card Is Cheaper Than Ever
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Scientists looking for 10,000 dogs to study aging
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Nets' Caris LeVert Out Several Weeks After Surgery on Thumb Injury
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Facebook will let nonprofits include a donate button on their Instagram profiles
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How to tell if your iPhone has water damage — even if it's water-resistant
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That Costco $75 Coupon Is Fake
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Taxi mogul Symon Garber and cronies beat, tasered his lover’s husband: suit
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The Guardian view on Donald Trump’s impeachment: a grave and necessary process | Editorial
If the US president tried to enlist Ukraine to investigate his rivals he broke his oath of office and threatened America’s securityThere are multiple reasons why Donald Trump ought not to be the president of the United States. However, there are only two ways of removing him from the office he has occupied for the past three years. One is to vote him out at the ballot box, which Americans will have the opportunity to do in a year’s time. The other is for Congress to impeach him, a process that began on Capitol Hill in September, and which went into public session on Wednesday, when the first hearings were beamed around the US and the world.Although much of Washington has talked of little else for weeks, the public hearings before the Democrat-controlled House intelligence committee sharply raise the visibility of the impeachment effort with the wider public. Presidential impeachment is rare and grave. This is only the fourth time it has happened in American history. But impeachment is also both a quasi-judicial process and an inescapably political one, as anyone who remembers the 1999 trial of Bill Clinton will understand. Continue reading...
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Fabinho Talks 'Dyson' Nickname, Liverpool Form: 'Always Scope to Improve'
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Invoking the Constitution, Pelosi Points to Possible Bribery Charge
The day after the first public impeachment hearing, Speaker Nancy Pelosi used the word “bribery,” mentioned in the Constitution’s impeachment clause, to describe President Trump’s conduct.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just revealed her passion for 'League of Legends,' and she's not the only member of Congress playing the popular video game
Scott Heins/Getty; Seth Wenig/AP; Susan Walsh/AP; Stefan Zaklin/Getty; Twitter; Wikipedia; Hollis Johnson/Skye Gould/Business Insider Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York recently revealed her passion for the computer game "League of Legends" Many consider "League of Legends" to be difficult and time-consuming, but the game has spawned an international community with millions of fans and hundreds of dedicated professional players. Ocasio-Cortez's Silver IV rank makes her better than about 15% of "League of Legends" players in ranked matches, and more than 8 million people play the game every day. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York recently revealed her passion for "League of Legends," a popular computer game with millions of players worldwide. Ocasio-Cortez shared a picture of her "League of Legends" screen after she earned the rank of Silver IV. "League of Legends," or "LoL" as it's commonly called, is a competitive strategy game that pits two teams against each other in a 5-on-5 arena. Fellow "LoL" players flocked to the congresswoman's Twitter account to congratulate her for earning the rank and celebrate her appreciation for gaming. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Inside the US government's top-secret bioweapons labSee Also:The 5 coolest features of Motorola's new $1,500 Razr phoneHow to download Steam on your PC or Mac, and gain access to the internet's largest collection of gamesHow to delete your Steam account permanently, which will erase all of your games and account information
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Impeachment hearings air to a divided nation
As the first public impeachment hearing in more than two decades aired Wednesday, Americans watched the spectacle unfold with curiosity, skepticism and a measure of dismay about just how deeply divided this nation has become.