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C.D.C. Issues E. Coli Warning on Romaine Lettuce Ahead of Thanksgiving
At least 28 people have been hospitalized after being infected by E. coli linked to the Salinas, Calif., region.
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Vilsack expected to endorse Biden on Saturday in Iowa
Former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack, who was the longest-serving Cabinet secretary in the Obama administration, is poised to endorse former Vice President Joe Biden's presidential campaign on Saturday, four Iowa Democrats familiar with the matter tell CNN.
Mexico urges U.S. Congress not to let politics impede trade deal approval
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday urged U.S. lawmakers not to allow politics to hold up the approval of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade deal.
Mexico's economy minister tries to dispel concerns over labor reform
Mexico's Economy Minister Graciela Marquez said Friday that U.S. representatives should not be concerned that Mexico can implement its labor reform as the United States still has to approve a trade deal.
Bolton claims White House froze his Twitter account
Former national security adviser John Bolton said in a tweet that the White House barred him from his own Twitter account after he left the administration and suggested it acted out of concern about what he might say. Bolton's tweet directly contradicts comments that Trump made to Fox News that the White House did not freeze Bolton's account. CNN's Brian Todd reports.
Syracuse students have been besieged by racist attacks, and more than a dozen told us they're scared and angry with the school's tepid response
Maranie Staab/Reuters Protests erupted at Syracuse University earlier this month after a rash of racist incidents at the upstate New York campus. Insider spoke to more than 15 students about the issue, and while most said they were indeed scared, their main issue was how the administration was addressing their concerns. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. SYRACUSE, New York — A virus has been spreading across the Syracuse University campus. It started on November 8, when students living on the sixth floor of Day Hall woke up to see the N-word scrawled on the mirror of their bathroom. A few days later, a student looked out the window of their off-campus apartment building and saw a swastika drawn in the fresh snow. That same day, someone wrote "glory hole fer Asians" next to a small divot in the wall of the physics building.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:'Sexual racism' is a major problem on queer dating apps like Grindr, and it may be causing depression in black menAnti-racist protesters at Syracuse University brought the chancellor to his knees, but now they want his headA white supremacist manifesto was AirDropped to students' phones during late night studying at Syracuse University, according to campus security
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‘Tuesday Afternoon Impeachment’ Is as Big as ‘Monday Night Football’
TV’s impeachment drama is drawing big ratings, but a Democratic debate on MSNBC sank to a viewership low.
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It’s Not Just Flooding in Venice. Here’s How Climate Change Threatens World Heritage Sites Everywhere
Venice is reeling from the worst flooding the city has experienced in 50 years, the city is “on its knees,” Venetian Mayor Luigi Brugnaro tweeted as water submerged much of the the famous historical city. The floods penetrated Saint Mark’s Basilica, a 1,000 year old church that is considered to be one of the finest…
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Fantasy football: Jets’ Ryan Griffin is a worthy tight end audible
Plans are important. You identify a goal, then lay out the steps you believe are required to obtain that goal. You form a strategy, a plan, to succeed. Sometimes that plan works, sometimes it doesn’t. Which is also why you need to be pliable enough to alter that plan when necessary. Sort of like how...
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Everything the Cybertruck looks like, according to the internet
Elon Musk revealed the Cybertruck, Tesla’s handsome new machine, in all its angular glory. It’s a very cool car, but that doesn’t mean the internet isn’t going to poke fun at how utterly weird it looks. If you can count on Twitter and Reddit for nothing else, you can count on it for that. Naturally, we took our own potshots here at TNW when we saw this thing. My colleague Callum Booth coined the lovely phrase “fascist Toblerone” to describe the shape, which isn’t that far off. My other colleague Napier Lopez compared it to the Batmobile, also apt. I’d say it… This story continues at The Next Web
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Gigantic tsunami pushed boulders as heavy as tanks inland, scientists say
A gigantic and powerful tsunami with 49-foot waves that tossed boulders as heavy as tanks inundated Oman about 1,000 years ago, scientists say.
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Damon Dash explodes on lawyer during lawsuit deposition
"I’mma ruin you as a lawyer, you’ll never be a lawyer again, I bet you!"
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U.S. warns: Don't eat romaine lettuce from Salinas, California
Food poisonings in 16 states have led investigators to farms in Salinas as possible source of E. coli contamination
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NYPD transit cops target ‘Subway Therapy’ Post-it artist
Police officers in the city’s subway system slapped the street artist behind the popular ‘Post-it Note’ wall with a summons Thursday, sparking a new round of outrage over the controversial ‘quality of life’ crackdown underground. The NYPD issued the ticket after the MTA called and complained that some posters left behind profane messages on the...
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Browns’ Freddie Kitchens believes Myles Garrett’s slur accusation
The NFL might not believe Myles Garrett, but Freddie Kitchens sure does. The Cleveland Browns coach responded to the allegations made by his star defensive end that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph used a racial slur that set off Garrett’s helmet-swinging attack last Thursday. “I will say this about Myles’ character: if he tells me...
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The Angle: The Real Difference Between Trump’s Impeachment Hearings and Watergate
You could nearly rhyme it with “long rest.”
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Review: 'The Mandalorian' continues to look like a breakout success for Disney+
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Country singer Sam Hunt apologizes after DUI arrest
Police in Nashville stopped Hunt for driving the wrong way down a one-way road
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CBP seizes more than 150 pounds of black market bologna
It’s no baloney! U.S. Customs and Border Protection agricultural specialists seized more than 150 pounds of bologna at the El Paso, Texas entry port this week, officials announced Friday CBP says Mexican bologna is a prohibited product due to its pork content. Pork products from overseas could introduce foreign animal diseases to the U.S. pork...
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Taylor Swift’s sparkling AMAs style always makes a statement
The "Lover" hitmaker will be honored as the award show's Artist of the Decade on Sunday night.
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Scarred ‘Prodigal Son’ profiler just wants a normal life
Family baggage weighs on him when he goes on a date in this week's episode.
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27 new Netflix shows to expect in 2020
Netflix Netflix has announced more than 25 new TV shows currently slated to premiere in 2020. Insider is keeping a running list of the confirmed shows and what we know about them so far. They include new series from "Grey's Anatomy" creator Shonda Rhimes and "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Netflix released dozens of new TV shows in 2019, and has even more planned for the coming year. You can see how the Netflix originals of 2019 stack up here, but now let's turn to 2020. From new series by creators Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy to anime originals and thrillers based on novels, keep reading to see all the new series arriving on Netflix next year.RuPaul is starring as a character named Ruby Red in an "outrageous" scripted comedy series called "AJ and the Queen." Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images Synopsis: N/A Premiere date: January 10, 2020 "Ares" is a new pyschological thriller series set in Amsterdam. Pim Hendriksen/Netflix Synopsis: "The eight-episode psychological horror series enters the world of Ares, a secret student society in the heart of Amsterdam where best friends Rosa and Jacob surrender to a world of wealth and power. But slowly they start to realize they've entered a demonic place, built on secrets from The Netherlands' past. A place where true power comes at a terrible price." Premiere date: January 17, 2020 "Ragnarok" is a Norwegian original series with a supernatural story line. Netflix Synopsis: " The story revolves around the inhabitants of Edda, who are perhaps not all who they claim to be. With them, we experience a drastically changing world: melting poles, warm winters, violent downpours. Some might say we're headed for yet another Ragnarok. Unless someone intervenes in time..." Premiere date: January 31, 2020 See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:7 great movies you can watch on Netflix this weekendThe 8 most surprising first-time Grammy nomineesEverything coming to — and leaving — Netflix in December
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Report: Rev Asked Workers to Transcribe Audio Involving Sexual Assault, Child Abuse Without Warning
Rev, the $1-a-minute audio transcription gig economy platform that’s been in the news lately for slashing payouts to contractors and an ensuing backlash, had its transcribers listen to content “relating to sex and child abuse without prior warning,” Business Insider reported on Friday.Read more...
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Uber founder cashes out $1.5 billion of his stock riches
Travis Kalanick is cashing in on the money-losing ride-share giant as he focuses on his new culinary venture
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Chris Waddle Says Christian Eriksen Will Not Fit Jose Mourinho's Style at Spurs
Tottenham Hotspur legend Chris Waddle has said Christian Eriksen's time at Spurs might be over after the arrival of Jose Mourinho...
Goldman Sachs unveils internal campaign on use of gender identity pronouns
Goldman Sachs Group Inc said on Friday it has launched an internal campaign to promote awareness about pronouns and how employees self-identify.
No, your pet can't catch your cold but they have their own version of colds
Shutterstock  It's still OK to snuggle with your pet on the couch when you're sick with the common cold because unlike friends and family, your pet cannot catch your cold. The cold virus is like a key that only fits into the right lock, called a receptor, and pets lack the right receptors which prevent the virus from infecting them. While pets are safe from the common cold that infects humans, they can have colds of their own. In dogs, for example, there's dog flu and kennel cough. This article was reviewed by Andrew Bowman, MD, DVM, who is an associate professor with the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine at Ohio State. Got the sniffles? It's still OK to snuggle with your pet on the couch as you get better. Because unlike friends and family, your pet cannot catch your cold. No, your pet can't catch your cold Lori Teller, a veterinarian and clinical associate professor at Texas A&M University, tells Insider that the estimated 200 or so viruses that cause the common cold are not contagious to companion animals, including dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish. 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:Yes, you can infect your pet with the flu. Here's what to do about it.What causes a stuffy nose and how to clear it out fastHow to use a neti pot and whether it's safe, according to doctors
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WeWork names new executives, path to profitability by 2023 -report
WeWork named four men to executive roles on Friday and outlined a six-point path to profitability, though the money-losing flexible office space operator said it will not be cash flow positive until 2023, according to a media report.
Russia, the Arctic, Books of the Year: Your Friday Evening Briefing
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Are gel nail extensions less damaging than acrylics?
 Acrylic extensions can be very damaging to the natural nail due to its stiffness and strength. Celebrities like Ariana Grande have rocked soft gel extensions instead, which are supposedly less damaging. Insider producer Herrine Ro visited Paintbucket in NYC to try soft gel extensions and to see if they caused any harm to her nails after wearing them for a few weeks. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.  Following is a transcript of the video.  Herrine Ro: I love long-lasting nails, but I hate how acrylic nails are really damaging for my natural nails. I recently came across this thing called gel nail extensions, and I really wanna give them a try. I've seen celebrities like Ariana Grande rock them all the time because they are super long-lasting and a lot less damaging on your nails. I'm going to be going to Paintbucket today to give them a try and see if everything that gel nail extensions claim to be are actually true. It seems a little too good to actually work, so let's go find out. Kristin Pulaski: So, soft gel extensions are made kinda from the same substance that you're used to getting if you get gel polish manicures, and they are full, premade tips that go right onto the entire nail, and then, when they soak off, they soak off just like gel polish.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:These holographic-flame nail stickers are next levelI Tried Eyeliner Strips That Claim to Give a Cat Eye in SecondsI wore 4 kinds of body makeup to the gym to see which would last
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Jerry Sandusky resentenced to 30 to 60 years
The former Penn State assistant football coach received the same sentence he did in 2012
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Report: Kyrie Irving Hasn't Been an Issue off Court for Nets Despite Rumors
Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving hasn't caused problems with his new team despite reports saying otherwise. That's per's Ian Begley , who wrote the following Friday...
The RNC spent nearly $100,000 on Donald Trump Jr.'s book, but that's not why it's a best-seller
When Donald Trump Jr.'s book "Triggered" debuted at the top of The New York Times' hardcover non-fiction best-seller list earlier this month, a conspicuous dagger appeared alongside it. - RSS Channel
The best streaming sticks and devices
A media streaming device can transform your so-called dumb TV into a smart one that plays shows and movies from Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now, Prime Video, and other streaming services. The best of the bunch is the Roku Ultra with its easy-to-use interface, 4K video streaming, voice control, and simple remote. The world is changing. Gone are the days when a cable subscription was necessary to watch all the latest and greatest TV shows. These days, the best TV shows are coming out on streaming platforms like Disney Plus, ESPN+, Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video. Of course, the best way to take advantage of services like Netflix is by streaming shows straight to your TV. There are plenty of streaming devices out there to help you connect the latest and greatest video streaming services to your TV, and they're not all created equal. Before buying, you'll want to consider a few different things. For starters, you'll want to think about whether you want a fully-fledged streaming box, which comes complete with its own operating system and allows you to download and install apps. The alternative is a device like the Google Chromecast, which basically streams content from your phone or computer (called casting); instead of installing Netflix on the TV-connected device, you'll install it on your phone or computer and then stream from your phone, which is plugged into your TV's HDMI port. Next up you'll want to keep in mind the specs of your TV. Not all streaming sticks and boxes are able to handle 4K content, so if you have a 4K TV, you'll want to get one that can stream 4K videos; the reverse is also true, as a non-4K TV won't be able to display 4K content. Last but not least, it might be worth considering the ecosystem you're most plugged into. For example, Android users might be able to get more use from an Android TV device, while those using an iPhone and Mac might prefer the Apple TV. We've done the research and testing to find the best streaming sticks and boxes to turn your dumb TV into a smart one that can access videos from Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, and more.  Note: Nearly all of these products require access to the internet over Wi-Fi or Ethernet. Products that support casting require a smartphone or tablet. Here are our top picks for the best streaming boxes and sticks: Best streaming box overall: Roku Ultra Best affordable streaming stick: Roku Streaming Stick Best streaming box for Apple users: Apple TV 4K Best streaming stick for Google users: Google Chromecast Ultra Best streaming stick for Alexa users: Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Best streaming box for gamers: NVIDIA Shield Updated on 11/22/2019 by Lisa Sabatini: Updated prices, links, and formatting. Replaced outdated model of Roku Ultra.The best streaming box overall Roku The Roku Ultra streams in 4K and HDR, has voice search, and comes with a remote control. Roku's Ultra is more streaming box than most people need. It supports 4K video at 60 frames per second and HDR content. If you have a 4K TV, this is the streaming device you want. We tested it and were deeply impressed by the quality. Roku doesn't require a Google or Apple account to use (you will need to register for Roku account, however), but it can still connect to all the streaming services you enjoy. You'll be able to install Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, HBO Now, and more using Roku's operating system. Just connect the box to your TV via the HDMI port, and connect all your favorite streaming services to get started. As mentioned, the device also supports HDR, which basically means that it'll show richer colors and better contrast, which is always a good thing for TV lovers (note: your TV must be HDR-enabled to support this feature). The device even supports 4K video at 60 frames per second, which is something most media streaming devices don't currently support. Of course, to take advantage of that 4K content, you'll need a decent connection. The device can connect to your internet through Ethernet or over Wi-Fi, so choose the method that's fastest and most convenient. The Ultra also comes with a remote control so you can adjust the volume, turn on your TV, and search for content with your voice. If you're watching at night, you can plug in a set of headphones to the remote to not disturb others. Guides Editor Les Shu likes the chunky feel of the remote, but the buttons can be stiff to press. Roku also has a companion app that makes navigation and searches even more robust, which is what he prefers to use most of the time. The Roku Ultra is perfect for most people with a 4K TV, and we like that it's the most universal of the products. Expert reviewers give the Ultra high marks. Pros: 4K and HDR streaming, affordable, good remote, lots of apps, improved Wi-Fi connection, Ethernet, microSD port Cons: Pricey The best budget streaming stick Roku The Roku Streaming Stick offers a great interface and is super easy to use, and the Stick+ even has 4K for a little bit more money. The Chromecast Ultra may be inexpensive, but there's a streaming device that's even cheaper — the Roku Streaming Stick. Not only that but for the money, you're getting a capable streaming stick with a built-in user interface and remote. Perhaps the best thing about the Roku Streaming Stick is how easy it is to use. The entire device plugs into a TV's HDMI port, and you can power it using a USB wall adapter or the USB port in select TVs. The interface is well-designed and extremely easy to navigate. Since it uses a built-in operating system, you can install apps like Netflix without having to stream from your phone or computer (you will need to register for a Roku account, if you don't have one already). A remote control is included for navigation, but you can also use the Roku app. Of course, there are downsides to the Roku Streaming Stick. For example, it does not offer 4K streaming or HDR. If, however, your TV doesn't offer those features anyway, it won't be such a big deal. The Streaming Stick+ costs a bit more, but it does support 4K and it goes on sale sometimes. Also, unlike the Roku Ultra that is our overall favorite, there's no internal memory in the Roku Streaming Stick, which means it won't recall any of the apps you used or where you left off. Most reviewers, including Tom's Guide, argue this is among the best streaming devices out there. We agree, having tested it ourselves. Guides Editor Malarie Gokey uses it with a 1080p BenQ projector in her home.  The Roku Express and Express+ are even more basic and affordable, but still good. Guide Editor Les Shu uses the Express+ when he travels because it also works with analog TVs that don't have HDMI ports. Pros: Cheap, easy-to-use, built-in OS Cons: No 4K or HDR The best for Apple users Apple The Apple TV 4K is well-designed, easy to use, and integrates well with the rest of your Apple products. If you're looking for a device to better integrate with your iTunes account, iPhone, and other Apple devices, then you'll want to look into getting an Apple TV. The new Apple TV 4K boasts a number of great features, but as the name suggests, this version streams in 4K, which is great for those of you who have 4K TVs. As you would expect from an Apple device, it's well-designed and will look right at home amongst your other home entertainment devices, even the more premium ones. On the back of the device, you'll get a power input, HDMI port, and an Ethernet port. That way, you can have a more stable internet connection for streaming 4K video. One of the best things about the Apple TV is Apple's tvOS operating system, which is super easy to use, especially with the included remote (called the Siri Remote). As mentioned, it can stream in 4K and has HDR support, too. You can watch your favorite content with great contrast and bright colors. And with Siri, you can use your voice to search for hundreds of content. Plus, you can access music, podcasts, games, and hundreds of apps, or cast or mirror content from an iOS or macOS device using AirPlay wireless technology. The Siri Remote connects to the Apple TV via Bluetooth, so no line of sight is required. While the remote is elegant and the touch-capability makes navigation easier, it's so slim that it can be easy to lose or slip out of your hand. An alternative is to use the Apple TV Remote app on an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad, which handles the same functions but makes things like typing much simpler. Engadget called it "almost perfect," while CNET called it the most high-end 4K streaming experience. However, it was universally acknowledged that the Apple TV is for hardcore Apple fans who can afford it, and most people will be more than happy with the Roku Premiere+ instead. Guides Editor Les Shu disagrees somewhat. He uses both the Roku Ultra and Roku Express+ and Apple TV, and finds the Apple TV experience much smoother and more pleasant than the Roku Ultra — not to mention the easier set-up process. While he acknowledges the price premium and that the Roku Ultra has its advantages, from a pure entertainment experience, he believes the Apple TV is the stronger product, and that it isn't just for Apple fans with money. We don't think you can go wrong with either — the deciding factor comes down to budget and the ecosystem — but the money spent on an Apple TV is well worth it. Pros: Well-designed, great interface, 4K and HDR support Cons: A little pricey See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:27 unique kitchen gifts under $50 that any home cook or baker will loveThe best online deals and sales happening now13 unique Grinch-themed Christmas decorations — from ornaments to throw pillowsSEE ALSO: The best HDTV indoor antennas you can buy
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Body of Jaime Rae Feden IDed in Las Vegas desert
The body of 33-year-old Pennsylvania woman Jaime Rae Feden — whose boyfriend admitted to kidnapping and then killing her — was confirmed found in the Las Vegas desert, according to a new report. The Clark County, Nevada, coroner said Thursday it used dental records to confirm Feden’s identity, and her family has been notified, KDKA...
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The best value plays in your DraftKings lineup for Week 12 of the NFL season
Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports Week 12 of the NFL season is here. For daily fantasy players, the difference between winning and losing the day comes down to finding the best value plays at every position. This week, we like Baker Mayfield, Bo Scarbrough, and more to outplay their prices in DraftKings and FanDuel. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Daily fantasy sports are all about finding value. Last week was a solid one for our DraftKings value picks, with Randall Cobb, Dallas Goedert, and Ted Ginn Jr. all finding the end zone at a reasonable price. This week, we're back at it again, diving deep into the DraftKings player pool to find players that might be undervalued and can help you fill out your lineup when you feel the need to overspend at other positions. Take a look below for our best value picks for your Week 12 DraftKings lineups.QB: Baker Mayfield, $5,900 Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports After an offseason of building high expectations, the Browns offense hasn't been as hot as advertised through the 2019 campaign. This week, against a Dolphins team that's still reeling despite finally getting in the win column, I think Cleveland puts it all together. I'm getting as many Browns in my lineup as I can afford. RB: David Montgomery, $5,500 Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports The Bears desperately need a win on Sunday against the lowly Giants if they are to have any hope of competing for a playoff spot in the crowded NFC. Mitch Trubisky isn't going to do it, so the burden of carrying the Chicago offense will fall on the shoulders of running back David Montgomery. If he can make the most of his opportunities, he'll be in for a big day. RB: Bo Scarbrough, $4,200 Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports Bo Scarbrough is slated to get some heavy usage in the Detroit offense after a slew of injuries decimated the Lions backfield. While it's tough to trust a running back that just got his first real taste of NFL action a week ago, his expected usage and low price makes Scarbrough a must-play for daily fantasy players. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:18 players to start or sit in fantasy football for Week 12NFL WEEK 12: Our official predictions for who wins this weekendNFL POWER RANKINGS: Where every team stands heading into Week 12
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The Hellbikes Return
After reports of rider injury due to sudden and unexpected front-wheel breaking earlier this year, electric Citi Bikes were abruptly yanked from New York City streets. Now, the hellbikes are back.Read more...
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DOJ watchdog expected to cite mistakes by lower-level FBI employees in Russia probe
The Department of Justice Inspector General's report on the start of FBI's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election will say the probe was properly launched but lower-level employees made a series of mistakes. - RSS Channel
NYU professor Scott Galloway: Disney+ and Apple TV+ will be the winners of the streaming wars
Disney Plus/Apple TV Plus Scott Galloway, the bestselling author and well-known tech-industry pundit, is a professor of marketing at New York University's Stern School of Business. His weekly business videos at Section4 and Winners & Losers have generated millions of views. The following is his recent blog post in full, republished with permission. It originally ran on his own blog, "No Mercy / No Malice." He says that big tech has decided that original scripted television will create loyalty for different platforms — but in the streaming wars, there will be winners and losers. He sees Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, and Apple TV+ coming out on top, as they'll add the most stakeholder value. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Big tech has decided that original scripted television will foment enduring loyalty across platforms that sell many things. So, for the foreseeable future, the deepest pockets in the world will spend more on scripted television each year than Canada or Australia spend on defense. If Netflix continues to increase its content budget at the same rate, by 2025 Netflix will spend more on "Stranger Things," "You," "The Crown," and other original content than the US spends on food stamps (SNAP). Who says capitalism isn't working?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:Mental health and substance abuse coverage has gotten worse, while suicide and overdose rates have increasedToday is Latina Equal Pay Day. Investing in Latinas is crucial for fixing the pay gap — and improving the country.Growing up in a walkable city could make you more successful, a new study revealsSEE ALSO: NYU professor Scott Galloway says that building a billion-dollar (or trillion-dollar) company boils down to the invention of a 'time machine'
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8 home trends that defined the 2010s, according to an interior designer
hikesterson/Getty Images As the decade comes to a close, it's a good time to look back on the decor trends that were most popular throughout the 2010s.  Insider spoke to Ashley Quinn, vice president of creative marketing at Interior Marketing Group, about the interior design trends that defined the decade. Quinn pointed to all-white kitchens, accent walls, and the rise of mid-century modern furniture as some of the most popular design trends of the decade. She also told Insider that curved sofas were her favorite trend of the 2010s. "They're incredibly versatile, sculptural, and add a touch of mid-century elegance to any room," Quinn said of rounded couches. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. One of the popular decor trends of the 2010s was blue, gray, and other cool colors in homes. Shutterstock "The design world started to move away from warmer tones and move on to cooler colors as an overall palette," Ashley Quinn, vice president of creative marketing at Interior Marketing Group, told Insider. "Say goodbye to the standard beige that was once referred to as 'builder beige,' and hello to the cool, calming tones of gray," she added. White-on-white kitchens were a fixture of modern design in the 2010s. hikesterson/Getty Images "The strongest trend of all that has stood the test of time is the white kitchen," Quinn said of decor in the last decade. "It's timeless, classic, and chic," she added. And in those white kitchens, people gravitated towards brass or bronze finishes to add a subtle pop of color. John Keeble/Getty Images "There's been a move away from nickel finishes and onto brass and bronze to help balance those cool walls and fabrics," Quinn told Insider. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Interior designers told us the 6 things from Target they'd love to receive as a giftFashion experts reveal the 12 items from your 2010s wardrobe that you should get rid ofThe 100 best movies of the decade, ranked
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'I gotta go': Lindsey Graham walks away from Marine veteran from liberal group questioning him about Trump and impeachment
Associated Press A video posted online on Friday by the progressive veterans group Common Defense showed Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina abruptly walking away from a Marine veteran who approached Graham to ask about impeachment.  The video shows Jeff Key telling Graham that Trump wasn't following the oath he and Graham took to defend the constitution, to which Graham responded, "yeah I did, and I don't agree with you, and I gotta go." A spokesperson for Graham, however, told Insider that the video didn't show the whole story, saying that Graham's office alerted Capitol Police after Key tried to follow Graham into his office and made a "vulgar comment." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A viral video posted online on Friday by the progressive veterans group Common Defense showed Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina abruptly walking away from a Marine veteran who approached Graham to ask him about impeachment.  Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and a staunch ally of President Donald Trump, has been one of the president's most vocal defenders as Trump faces impeachment. 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:Lindsay Graham called Joe Biden 'as good a man as God ever created' in a resurfaced 2015 interviewFormer NSC official Fiona Hill blasted sexist attitudes about women's anger in her impeachment testimony, and people love her for itRepublicans are using massive signs to defend Trump so the cameras can catch them in the televised impeachment hearingsSEE ALSO: Everything you need to know about Trump's impeachment process: What's happened, who the players are, and what comes next
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2020 Daily Trail Markers: Get ready to watch a bunch of Bloomberg ads
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is preparing to launch the largest one-week political advertisement campaign ever on Monday in at least 24 states
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11 gay-friendly small cities in big red states
From West Virginia to Alaska, LGBTQ-inclusive cities can be found across the U.S., according to Human Rights Campaign's annual Municipal Equality Index.
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Buttigieg addresses struggle with African-American voters AND Buttigieg: 'I feel sorry' for Sen. Blackburn for feeling she needs to smear Lt Col Vindman
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Jerry Sandusky Receives 30-60 Years in Resentencing for Sexual Abuse of Children
Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky received the same sentence of 30 to 60 years in prison for sexually abusing children that he was given in 2012 at a resentencing hearing Friday...
October saw cool US but was nearly warmest for the globe
NOAA’s monthly update covers a wild October and the winter outlook.
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Actual buffalo soldiers patrol the streets of Brazilian island
Real-life "Buffalo Soldiers" -- military police mounted on gigantic water buffalo -- routinely patrol the streets of the Brazilian island of Marajo, to the delight of tourists and Bob Marley fans.
New York Post
Iran ordered to pay $180M to released Washington Post reporter, family
Washington, DC, federal Judge Richard Leon awarded the family of Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian $150 million in punitive damages, the paper said.
New York Post