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Trump campaign blitzes Facebook with ads attacking impeachment inquiry
President Donald Trump's reelection campaign ran more than 6,000 Facebook ads mentioning impeachment during the first week of public hearings in the inquiry, according to an analysis of ad data.
Here comes ... Joe Biden?!?!?
It's popular -- particularly on Twitter! -- to blast former Vice President Joe Biden and declare his presidential hopes dead. And given his poor fundraising through the end of September and his, uh, middling debate performances, there are some real facts behind that perception.
A San Diego man killed his wife, their kids, and himself one day after she took out a restraining order against him
Hayne Palmour IV/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP A San Diego man killed four members of his family before turning the gun on himself in a domestic violence murder-suicide. San Diego Police Lt. Matt Dobbs said at a press conference that an investigation into the attack is ongoing, but three of the couple's four children had died in "a tragic case of domestic violence murder-suicide." The couple was going through the process of getting a divorce, and the woman had obtained a restraining order against the man the day before the shooting. A local victim advocate told NBC San Diego that Rosario had taken all the necessary steps in removing herself and her children from her husband's reach, but the initial steps of fleeing a domestically violent relationship are the most dangerous time for a vulnerable partner. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Five members of a San Diego family reportedly died Saturday in a domestic violence murder-suicide after a father shot his wife and three of their children before shooting himself. San Diego Police Lt. Matt Dobbs said at a press conference after the tragedy that police first responded to a home in the city's Paradise Hills neighborhood after receiving a 911 call in which no one spoke, but responders could hear an argument in the background.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:34 of the most dangerous things science has strongly linked to cancerThis is how the world's 5 youngest billionaires spend their time and moneyA Bay Area Rapid Transit general manager has apologized to a black man who was detained over eating a sandwich
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Union raises money to help U.S. diplomats pay impeachment legal bills
The union representing U.S. diplomats said on Monday it has raised tens of thousands of dollars in the last week alone to help defray the legal costs of foreign service officers who have testified in U.S. President Donald Trump's impeachment inquiry.
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Mötley Crüe reunites, literally blows up old contract promising not to tour
The making of their Netflix movie, “The Dirt,” brought them close again.
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Resurfaced video footage suggests the Houston Astros stole signs during the 2017 World Series
Andrew_Rotondi/Twitter Resurfaced videos from the 2017 World Series appear to show the work station in the Houston Astros' locker room tunnel that players and coaches used for stealing signs. According to reporting from The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal and Evan Drellich, Houston used an outfield camera to relay catcher signs screens near the dugout before banging on garbage cans to signal the pitch to Astros batters. The MLB is looking into claims regarding Houston's sign stealing, but it remains unclear whether or not the league has independently found evidence of cheating during the 2017 postseason in its investigation. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more. The Houston Astros have been under fire for using an outfield camera, computer screens, garbage cans, and baseball bats to steal signs throughout their World Series-winning 2017 MLB season. But until now, it was unclear whether or not the team's illicit activities extended into the postseason.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 5 things about the NFL that football fans may not knowSee Also:Here's a breakdown of the damning videos that appear to show the Astros executing their elaborate sign-stealing scheme with the help of garbage cansFormer Astros pitcher says the team stole signs using an outfield camera and went 'above and beyond' to gain advantages in a new reportThe MLB released an emotional video tribute to NL Rookie of the Year Pete Alonso that calls back to his childhood
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John Glenn Fast Facts
Read CNN's Fast Facts about John Glenn and learn more about the first American to orbit the Earth and former US senator (D-Ohio).
The most amazing medical breakthroughs of 2019
Richard Berry had tried nearly everything to fight his prostate cancer: surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. But after two years of treatment, his cancer had metastasized. The opportunity to participate in a clinical trial was his last hope. “I wasn’t ready to die,” Berry, 75, of Keene, NH, tells The Post. “I didn’t want to mess...
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Professor Who Is Corruption Expert Accused of Laundering $2.5 Million
The Florida professor was often quoted by journalists. Now he’s charged in a scheme to hide ill-gotten gains from Venezuela.
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Sony patents shows what the PS5 controller might look like
A new patent filed with the Japanese Patent Office may have given us our first glimpse of the PS5’s controller. And, despite the console itself looking bizarre as heck in all its leaked images, these images of the controller that’d accompany it show something very familiar and not much different than what we have now. There’s no way of knowing for sure if this is the “Dualshock 5″ or whatever Sony intends to call their next-gen controller, of course. It could be a prototype for something meant for this generation, or just a basic concept the company’s patenting just in… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Sony
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Man charged after 5-year-old son brings cocaine to school
A Massachusetts man pleaded not guilty to drug possession and reckless child endangerment charges after his 5-year-old son brought cocaine to school. - RSS Channel
Judge Denies DNA Testing in Case of a Man Executed 13 Years Ago
Sedley Alley went to his death based on scant physical evidence and a confession he said had been coerced. His daughter wants to know if he really was guilty.
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Burger King sued over Impossible Whopper "contamination"
A self-described vegan has sued Burger King for allegedly misleading consumers by not informing consumers that its Impossible Whoppers are flame-broiled with the help of beef fat.
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Mike Pompeo, Hong Kong, Iran: Your Monday Evening Briefing
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
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U.S. to change migration rules in a bid to send asylum seekers elsewhere
The Trump administration is set to harden the rules this week on those allowed to seek asylum in the United States, as it attempts to stem a wave of migration on its southern border with Mexico.
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CBS News poll: Buttigieg surges in Iowa but struggles with black voters
A new CBS News Battleground Tracker poll shows a tight race in Iowa, with Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren all within the margin of error of each other. Antjuan Seawright, a CBSN political contributor and Democratic strategist; Eugene Scott, a political reporter for the Washington Post; and Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia's Center for Politics, spoke to CBSN's Tanya Rivero about the state of the 2020 presidential race.
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I went shopping at Wegmans and Whole Foods in New York City, and Wegmans' new Brooklyn store blew me away
Tallie Spencer/Insider Wegmans, a family-owned grocery store chain on the East Coast, recently opened its first location in Brooklyn, New York.  As an LA native, I'd never heard of Wegmans before, so I was excited to see what all the hype was about. I went to a Whole Foods and Wegmans location in Brooklyn to see which store had a better overall shopping experience, taking each store's layout, variety of foods, and prices into account. Whole Foods had a decent selection of affordable items for the health-concious shopper, but the large open space and high-quality prepared food items at Wegmans ultimately gave it the edge. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. First, I visited the new Wegmans located at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York, which opened on October 27. Tallie Spencer/Insider I later walked 10 minutes down the street to Whole Foods 365. Tallie Spencer/Insider At Wegmans, my first impression was that I loved how the store had a large and bright outdoor dining space. Tallie Spencer/Insider See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:We made 3 of Chrissy Teigen's recipes, and had the best homemade pizza we've ever tastedI went on the world's largest cruise and found getting onto a giant ship similar to boarding a flight — but way more efficientIt's clear some stylists don't know what to do with models' natural hair, and it points to a larger problem in the industry
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Valve will unveil its 'Half-Life: Alyx' VR game on Thursday
No, your eyes aren't deceiving you: after 12 years, Valve has announced a new Half-Life game. The company has confirmed swirling rumors with word that it will reveal Half-Life: Alyx, its "flagship VR game," on November 21st at 1PM Eastern. It didn't...
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Derek Jeter, Steroid Era stars at forefront of Hall of Fame storylines
Derek Jeter’s imperfections on the field energized the sabermetric community for years, yet that doesn’t prevent him from attaining perfection over the next couple of months. The former Yankees captain, now the Marlins’ CEO, headlined the Hall of Fame’s list of new candidates, released Monday, on the Baseball Writers’ Association of America’s ballot. Zero doubt...
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Doctors warn of danger of 'feather duvet lung'
Medical team say people’s unexplained breathlessness could be down to bedding dustAs winter approaches it might be tempting to curl up under a thick feather duvet, but experts have warned it might lead to more than just warm toes.Doctors have reported a case of “feather duvet lung” – a lung inflammation cause by breathing in dust from the feathers in bedding – and have called for medical professionals to be on the alert if patients turn up with unexplained breathlessness. Continue reading...
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‘Mad About You’ review: Nostalgia trip not worth journey
Nostalgia has its limits. People might think they like the good old days — until they actually show up again. The spate of TV reboots, intended to remind viewers of their youth (gone) and advertisers of the days of good nightly ratings (gone), continues apace, despite the recent cancellations of “Murphy Brown” on CBS, “Beverly...
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A Man Developed 'Feather Duvet Lung' After Getting New Bedding
A UK man’s innocent decision to change his bedding caused him to develop a strange, rare condition that left him gasping for air, his doctors say. In a new case study out Monday, they detail how the man came down with a rare form of allergy to the bird feathers that filled his new duvet and pillows.Read more...
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U.S. backs Israel on settlements, angering Palestinians and clouding peace process
The United States on Monday effectively backed Israel's right to build Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank by abandoning its four-decade-old position that they were "inconsistent with international law," a stance that may make Israeli-Palestinian peace even more elusive.
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The Atlantic Politics Daily: The Other Giuliani Who Works for Trump
It’s Monday, November 18. In today’s newsletter: Andrew Giuliani, who’s testifying this week, and whether American cities have measurable personalities.*« TODAY IN POLITICS »(NICHOLAS KAMM / NOAM GALAI / ASTRID STAWIARZ / GETTY / THE ATLANTIC)The Other GiulianiHe works for President Trump. His last name is Giuliani.I’m talking about Andrew Giuliani, who works in the White House’s Office of Public Liaison, where he makes about $90,000 and is one of the longest-serving members of the Trump administration.What does he do, exactly? He’s the 31-year-old son of Rudy, the former New York City mayor turned Trump’s garrulous personal attorney. A former professional golfer, Andrew helps arrange sports teams’ visits to the White House, and often joins the president on some rounds of golf.Beyond that, well, it’s not quite clear what he else he works on, as my colleague Elaina Plott reports:“‘He doesn’t really try to be involved in anything,’ one former senior White House official told me, speaking on the condition of anonymity in order to be candid. ‘He’s just having a nice time.’”This Giuliani is also known for being loyal to Trump—some former White House officials told Elaina that Trump even serves as something of a father figure. But can he safeguard his comfortable position now that his dad Rudy finds himself at the epicenter of the Ukraine-impeachment maelstrom?Read Elaina’s full story on the unusual career arc of the junior Giuliani.As a reminder: Giuliani (the elder) faces allegations that he executed a shadow foreign policy in asking the Ukrainians to dig up dirt on Joe Biden and his son. Giuliani’s alleged hand in one certain quid pro quo, a key part of the whistle-blower complaint that first brought the scandal to light.But when Elaina talked to Giuliani in late September shortly after Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry, he didn’t see it that way. Between rants about the Bidens, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, the media, and the deep state, Giuliani told her: “It is impossible that the whistle-blower is a hero and I’m not.”During the impeachment hearings last week, witnesses repeatedly pointed to Giuliani, who’s reportedly under investigation himself, as the Trump associate out to undermine career diplomats.But even as Trump has disposed of adviser after adviser, he hasn’t yet stabbed Giuliani in the back. He might have more to lose from canning Giuliani than by keeping him around, my colleague David Graham has argued.—Saahil Desai*« CATCH UP / HEADS UP »(YARA NARDI / REUTERS)First, a quick review of some weekend activity:‣ Trump granted pardons to three servicemen accused or convicted of war crimes: He wants his warfighters “unconstrained by modern laws of armed conflict,” Graeme Wood writes.‣ The White House announced the recipients of the National Medal of Arts award. The choices demonstrate how even arts awards are being bent to the president’s political preferences, writes Peter Nicholas, who first learned about these picks last week.‣ Pete Buttigieg surged to the top of the Democratic field in one new poll out of Iowa. But “his ascent is driving a wedge between Iowa progressives,” Elaine Godfrey has reported. Here’s what they told her.The week ahead:‣ Tuesday, November 19: Alexander Vindman, a vice presidential aide Jennifer Williams, Kurt Volker, and Tim Morrison are all scheduled to testify in the first day of a marathon of public impeachment hearings this week.‣ Wednesday, November 20: Gordon Sondland, whom many are eyeing as the marquee witness this week, will testify. He’ll need to get his story straight. Also on the schedule: Laura Cooper and David Hale, a high-ranking state department official.The fifth of the Democratic presidential debates will feature 10 candidates—no new faces.‣ Thursday, November 21: The final day of scheduled public hearings will feature Fiona Hill and David Holmes, both of whom seemed to have front-row seats to the administration’s alleged shadow Ukraine diplomacy.‣ Friday, November 22: Twitter’s ban on political advertising is scheduled to go into effect. The company’s decision contrasts with Facebook’s, but doubt anyone who has full confidence about whether one stance or the other is correct, Conor Friedersdorf has argued.*« ARGUMENT OF THE DAY »(CARLO ALLEGRI / REUTERS)Deval Patrick’s entry into the Democratic primary suggests a greater concern that more centrist, establishment Democrats have over the leftward swing of their party. But they’re misdiagnosing the origins of America’s polarization, Adam Serwer writes. In the past, swings of political fortune have restored balance. But the alignment of the parties along cultural, racial, and religious lines, and the geographical distribution of those divisions, have allowed the wealthy to exploit cultural resentments and counter-majoritarian choke points in the American system to sustain a destructive stalemate. Read the argument here.+ Read more from Adam: On historical roots of radical resistance*« EVENING READ »(LUCAS JACKSON / REUTERS)Do different cities have measurably different overall personalities? There’s research for that. Olga Khazan reports: Researchers analyzed surveys that “asked 3 million people 44 questions about their habits and dispositions. [They] focused on neuroticism, a tendency to feel depressed or anxious and to respond more severely to stress. Neuroticism is one of the ‘big five’ traits that psychologists often use to measure personality. The study authors compared each county’s level of neuroticism with whether those counties later voted for Trump in the 2016 election, and whether they had historically voted for Republicans. Read the full story on the research.* Today’s edition of our daily newsletter of political ideas and arguments was written by Saahil Desai and Christian Paz, and edited by Shan Wang. 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Valve announces Half-Life: Alyx, its first flagship VR game
Two years and nine months after announcing it would build three (3) full-length VR games — a number that Valve Software has historically never been able to count to before — the company has today announced Half-Life: Alyx, the first new game in the acclaimed series in well over a decade. We’re excited to unveil Half-Life: Alyx, our flagship VR game, this Thursday at 10am Pacific Time.Can’t wait to share it with all of you!— Valve (@valvesoftware) November 18, 2019 Developing... Continue reading…
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New Jeffrey Epstein accuser sues his estate, calls on Prince Andrew to speak under oath
A woman identified as Jane Doe 15 alleges the disgraced financier preyed upon, trafficked and sexually abused her when she was 15.
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Australia fires: Sydney blanketed by smoke from bushfires
Health warnings issued after fires north of the city push air quality beyond hazardous levels.
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Davis Cup finals 2019: Holders Croatia beaten by Russia
Croatia begin the defence of their Davis Cup title with defeat by Russia as the new-look group tournament gets under way in Madrid.
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Volkswagen CEO says ID.3 will be 40% cheaper to make than the e-Golf
Volkswagen Chief Executive Herbert Diess addressed investors to announce that the new ID.3 electric vehicle will be 40 percent cheaper to build than the e-Golf.
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Pompeo declines to defend diplomats attacked by Trump
In his first briefing since the start of public hearings in the House impeachment inquiry, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declined to defend State Department officials who have been attacked by President Donald Trump. - RSS Channel
Boeing to give Southwest board 737 MAX update this week
Boeing Co this week will present to the board of its largest 737 MAX customer, Southwest Airlines Co , an overview of its plans to return the grounded jet to service, a spokesman for the airline said on Monday.
Sony’s odd-looking wearable neck speaker makes movies more immersive
Sony's $300 SRS-WS1 Wearable Neck Speaker brings a full surround-sound experience to a wireless speaker you wear anywhere in your house, placing you in the middle of the action.
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Snap CEO Evan Spiegel says that Snapchat fact-checks political ads: 'We don't allow things like misinformation to appear in that advertising' (SNAP, FB, TWIT, GOOG, GOOGL)
Getty In an interview with CNBC, Snap CEO Evan Spiegel said all ads on Snapchat — including political ads — are subject to fact-checking and review.  Snap's policy puts it somewhere between Facebook, which doesn't fact-check political ads, and Twitter, which has banned political ads entirely, in the heated debate over what role social media platforms should play in moderating paid political speech. Spiegel told CNBC that Snap wants to create a space for its younger user base to "engage with the political conversation" without misinformation. However, Snap has a much smaller ad business than Facebook, which means reviewing each ad may be an easier task for Snap than it is for its larger rival. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Snap CEO Evan Spiegel told CNBC in an interview Monday that the company subjects "all advertising to review, including political advertising." That includes fact-checking, he said.  Spiegel said that Snap wants to create a space for its younger-skewing user base to "engage with the political conversation, but we don't allow things like misinformation to appear in that advertising." A spokesperson for the company says that every ad is vetted by a team of humans to make sure that it follows Snapchat's guidelines, which prohibits being misleading or deceptive. The spokesperson says that Snap has indeed banned a small number of ads under this review process.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Watch Google reveal the new Nest Mini, which is an updated Home MiniSee Also:Google reportedly manipulates search results to hide controversial subjects and favor big businessThe UK Labour party wants to tax Amazon, Facebook and Google to fund a $25 billion plan for free, high-speed internet for the whole countryRegulating big tech has become a hot topic ahead of the 2020 election — here's where the Democratic candidates stand
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How Jets really broke opening-drive touchdown drought
Don’t buy that the Jets were just overdue. There’s more to it than the law of averages. After going 30 straight games — a span of three different play-callers — without scoring a touchdown on the opening drive, the Jets (3-7) suddenly are fast starters. They broke the longest drought in the NFL last month...
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Valve will reveal Half-Life: Alyx on November 21
Valve has announced that it will reveal Half-Life: Alyx tomorrow at 10 a.m. Pacific. It will be the company's premier VR game.
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Davis Cup Finals 2019 Results: Monday's Round Robin Scores and Reaction
The new-look Davis Cup kicked off on Monday, with Belgium, Canada and Russia picking up their first wins in group play...
South Dakota’s new ‘on meth’ campaign prompts ridicule, confusion
Looks like they really ‘methed’ this one up. South Dakota on Monday launched a nearly half-a-million dollar methamphetamine prevention campaign — with a head-scratching slogan. The anti-drug crusade’s website is and the logo is an outline of the Mount Rushmore State with the phrase: “Meth. We’re on it.” TV ads, billboards and posters about...
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Bloomberg apologizes for stop-and-frisk policy, despite defending it earlier this year
Former New York City Mayor and possible presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg apologized for the stop-and-frisk search policy police enacted during his tenure. Sean Sullivan, a CBSN political contributor and national political reporter for the Washington Post, spoke to CBSN's "Red & Blue" about why this apology is coming now.
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Floods and firestorms can spread toxins from Superfund sites
Photo DigitalGlobe via Getty Images via Getty Images Wildfires and flooding exacerbated by climate change threaten to unleash contaminants from some of the most polluted sites across the United States, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) warned in a report publicly released Monday. According to the watchdog agency, about 60 percent of these sites are vulnerable to extreme weather events made worse by a changing climate. Superfund sites are locations so contaminated that they’ve been placed on a National Priorities List by the Environmental Protection Agency. Of 1,571 nonfederal Superfund sites spread across the country that the GAO examined, 945 are vulnerable to some of the most extreme effects of climate change. The GAO plotted these 945 climate-vulnerable locations on an i... Continue reading…
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Weird weather: Anchorage sees record snowfall and warmth on the same day
On Saturday, Anchorage set a record high temperature of 45 degrees at 3 a.m. Then, later that day, a record of 8.3 inches of snow was reported.       
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Lakers' Danny Green Tweets He Was Drug-Tested After Putback Dunk vs. Hawks
Los Angeles Lakers guard Danny Green just learned there can be downsides to making highlight-reel plays. Green got the Staples Center crowd—and the internet—hyped on ...
The 10 best deals from REI's Gear Up and Get Out Sale — running now through November 25
  REI/Facebook Now through November 25, you can save up to 50% on outdoors gear and apparel at REI during the retailer's Gear Up and Get Out sale. REI Co-Op members can take 20% off one full-price item that isn't on sale and an extra 20% off one REI Outlet item with the code GEARUP2019. This sale also includes free shipping on orders of $50 or more. In lieu of, or adjacent to Black Friday (however you want to view it), REI is running its annual Gear Up and Get Out sale now through November 25. REI hardly ever has sales, so despite where you stand on the matter of consumerism and Black Friday, you can probably save a good chunk of change on at least something you'll want or need in the coming year anyway. Why not join the masses from the (relative) safety of your home and computer screen?See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:The top 20 Black Friday bestsellers among Business Insider readers last yearSephora's Black Friday 2019 sale will include tons of gifts under $15We tested 3 different styles of the Hunter rain boots you see everyone wearing — they’re flexible, comfortable, and fully waterproof
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California to Stop Buying From Automakers That Backed Trump on Emissions
California, hitting back at automakers that sided with President Trump, will not buy from manufacturers that do not recognize its authority to set emissions standards.
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Ford's Electric Mustang, A Gadget-Stealing Hack, and More News
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'Win a baby' contest has heartwarming ending
When Krista and Anthony Rivera had problems conceiving their first child, they turned to a radio contest that promised free IVF. Now they are a family of three. CNN's Anderson Cooper reports. Watch "Full Circle" weeknights at 5 p.m. ET. - RSS Channel
Women’s soccer team Sky Blue FC scores season at Red Bull Arena
If you care about women's soccer champs getting paid fairly, read this.
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Opinion: Calling witnesses 'never Trumpers' won't save Trump
With no evidence to back up his charge, President Donald Trump called foreign service officer and Mike Pence aide Jennifer Williams a "Never Trumper" on Sunday, making her the latest public servant to become the object of President Trump's smear campaign. - RSS Channel
Calling the witnesses 'never Trumpers' won't get Trump off the hook
President Trump's attacks on the witnesses before the House Democratic impeachment inquiry doesn't weaken the evidence they're assembling of improper conditions being placed on release of military aid to Ukraine, says Samantha Vinograd