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Arkansas cop Cebron Hackett caught dancing in the nude at Little Rock nightclub
An Arkansas cop has been suspended after he was caught on camera dancing completely naked in a club, according to reports. Officer Cebron Hackett sparked screams and laughter as he was filmed staggering around the dancefloor after stripping off into his birthday suit at a Little Rock nightclub last month, KATV reported along with footage...
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New York Post
Kristaps Porzingis flops after ‘ungodly’ Mark Cuban jinx
Kristaps Porzingis played his worst game of the season Monday night after Mavericks owner Mark Cuban had gushed over The Unicorn earlier in the day, calling him “a bona fide superstar.” The former Knicks All-Star had been registering impressive numbers over his first eight appearances with Dallas in his return to the NBA following 2018...
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Rep. Elijah Cummings' widow to run for his congressional seat
Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, widow of Rep. Elijah Cummings, will run for her late husband's congressional seat.
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The best looks from the ‘Charlie’s Angels’ premiere red carpet
Stars like Kristen Stewart, Laverne Cox and Chaka Khan brought serious sparkle to the event.
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Disney Plus growth could catapult Disney's stock price more than 20% over next year, analyst says
Disney Plus Disney's new streaming platform could help catapult the company's stock price as much as 20% over the next year, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch.  The bank's analysts boosted their five-year subscriber target for Disney Plus to 90 million, up from a previous estimate of 60 million.  Bank of America reiterated its "buy" rating and $168 price target on Tuesday, citing the rollout of Disney Plus as a primary driver of long-term value.  Watch Disney trade live on Markets Insider. Disney's long-awaited foray into the streaming wars could help catapult its stock price as much as 20% higher over the next 12 months, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch.  A team of analysts led by Jessica Reif Ehrlich increased their five-year subscriber target for Disney Plus to 90 million, up from a prior forecast of 60 million.  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:Disturbing before-and-after images show what major US cities could look like in the year 210051 unique holiday gifts your mom actually wants to get this year — for every budgetThe life of Donald Trump Jr., who once lived out of a truck, didn't speak to his father for a year, and is making waves on a book tour with his girlfriend
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Business Insider
Chaotic photos show what it looks like when Alibaba sells $38 billion worth of merchandise on China’s biggest shopping holiday and breaks records
NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images Alibaba says it has raked in more than $38 billion in Singles Day sales, making it the biggest shopping holiday in China. The retailer smashed Amazon Prime Day records, which brought in $5.8 billion in sales this year according to estimates. As the record-breaking shopping extravaganza winds to a close, photos are emerging that show the aftermath of intense shipping demands. E-commerce companies reportedly pulled all-nighters to keep up with orders placed on November 11, and high-speed trains are being used to deliver packages. Photos show crowded logistics bases overflowing with packages as workers begin to send out packages. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Alibaba has reportedly surpassed more than $38 billion in sales as of Monday evening, and photos are beginning to emerge that show the intense aftermath of the world's largest 24-hour shopping event. In the first hour alone, the retailer brought in an estimated $13 billion in sales.  The Chinese online retailer has already surpassed Amazon Prime Day's record and then some.  Though Amazon has not released official sales numbers, the retailer took in an estimated $5.8 billion during Amazon Prime Day 2019 according to analysts. While Alibaba's annual online shopping event is comparable to Black Friday or Cyber Monday in the US, the retailer consistently brings in more money than other worldwide retail competitors. As Alibaba's record-breaking shopping day winds to a close, workers have reportedly been working around the clock to keep up with intense e-commerce and shipping demands. The retailer is reportedly using high-speed trains to keep up with deliveries, and workers in e-commerce facilities worked overnight to keep up with demand.As Singles' Day came to an end, the growth of the shopping holiday was immediately apparent. NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images Last year, Alibaba took in an estimated $30.8 billion in sales. NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images This year, the retailer topped that amount by 26%, earning a whopping $38 billion — even in the midst of worries over a trade war with the US. NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Nike, Old Navy, J.Crew, and others are launching sales to counter China's biggest shopping holiday of the yearWe went to Alibaba's 24-hour shopping extravaganza that is like nothing in America, featuring a Mariah Carey performance and an online-shopping-themed Cirque du Soleil act. Here's what it reveals about the future of retail.How Alibaba turned a fake holiday into a $25 billion shopping extravaganza that's bigger than Black Friday and Cyber Monday combinedSEE ALSO: Alibaba's Singles Day beat Amazon's estimated Prime Day sales within an hour and crushed analyst estimates for Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined
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Two years later, Apple’s AR/VR headset plans reportedly delayed two years
Combined VR/AR headset for 2022 to be followed by "lightweight" AR glasses in 2023.
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Ars Technica
The world’s biggest Burmese python is this man’s pet snake
An English dad claims his pet Burmese python has grown into the world’s biggest, but is still welcome to live in his home — alongside his much smaller children. Marcus Hobbs, 31, bought Hexxie from a pet shop eight years ago when the reptile was just eight-inches-long. The constrictor is now over 18-feet long, Hobbs...
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New York Post
Disney+ has finally arrived. Here's how to watch it.
Folks, the day is here. The much hyped Disney+ streaming service is out and you can watch it right now.  When the servers work, anyway. Once the incredible stress of launch day wears off, streaming Disney+ and its massive catalog is easy as can be. You can choose to pay either $6.99 a month or $12.99 a month to bundle it with Hulu and ESPN+. Once you have an account, just load it on your device of choice, and check out 1976's The Shaggy D.A. like you've been dreaming about for months. Having said all that, you probably do have some questions about how it all works. That's why we're here. Read more... Where can I watch Disney+?More about Disney, Streaming Services, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Disney Plus, and Disney
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Mashable
Disney released a deleted 'Avengers: Endgame' scene between Tony Stark and his grown daughter that will hit you in the feels all over again
Disney Warning: There are spoilers ahead for "Avengers: Endgame." When Disney Plus launched Tuesday, fans quickly spotted a new deleted scene on the streamer. The scene features Katherine Langford ("13 Reasons Why") who was cast as an older version of Tony's daughter in the film. The scene, which can be watched with or without director commentary, shows Tony making peace with his daughter before his untimely death. Directors Anthony and Joe Russo said it was cut because it felt like "Endgame" was starting to have too many endings and because it felt like viewers may not have as much of an emotional connection to this version of Morgan who they only just met. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Disney's not done releasing deleted scenes for "Avengers: Endgame" yet. When Disney's streaming site, Disney Plus, launched Tuesday, fans were excited to discover a new deleted scene for the film featuring Tony Stark and his daughter, Morgan, all grown-up.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: How to find water when you're stuck in the desertSee Also:Disney has 19 new shows coming exclusively to its streaming service — here they all areDisney Plus' 'Noelle' is a mediocre holiday movie that clearly wasn't good enough for theatersChris Evans addressed whether he'll someday reprise his role as Captain America: 'It's not a hard no, but it's not an eager yes either'
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This is what using Disney's new $7 a month streaming service looks like
Disney Plus Disney launched its Disney Plus streaming service on Tuesday. The ad-free service costs $6.99 per month, or $69.99 per year. Its offerings revolve around both old and new Disney content, which spans Disney original movies, Pixar, National Geographic, Marvel, Star Wars, and more. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Disney's much-anticipated Disney Plus streaming service officially launched on Tuesday morning. While some users were having technical issues accessing content this morning, others were able to explore the wide array of movies and TV shows available on the service.  Disney Plus costs $7 per month, or $70 per year, which is within a few dollars of a basic Netflix streaming plan. The Disney service doesn't touch on every genre the way Netflix does, but because Disney owns so many other production companies, you won't be stuck with Steamboat Willie. Scroll to see what using Disney Plus looks like.The home screen gives an overview of content on Disney Plus. The top image switches between popular movies like "Avatar" and Disney Original shows and movies. Disney Plus Scrolling down, you'll see many of the categories to browse through, including Disney originals, recommended content, and hit movies. Disney Plus Disney seems to be going for nostalgia, highlighting Disney Channel favorites from the 1990s and 2000s, plus movies like "The Parent Trap." Disney Plus See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Here's what time you should travel if you want to avoid traffic on Thanksgiving, according to GoogleSwitching your phone to dark mode could be a game-changer for your battery life, especially if you have one of 3 iPhonesBig streaming companies like Netflix and HBO are looking to crack down on freeloaders who use other people's passwords and accounts
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Don Cherry offered job by Russian hockey team to 'talk whatever he thinks'
HC Dynamo Moscow of the KHL offers job to fired broadcasterCherry was fired by Sportsnet on Monday over racist commentsPundit stands by comments: ‘I know what I said and I meant it’Don Cherry might not be out of work for long.One day after the iconic Canadian hockey pundit was fired by Sportsnet for xenophobic remarks made on Saturday night’s Hockey Night in Canada telecast, a Russian team has publicly recruited Cherry to come aboard as a TV analyst. Continue reading...
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Emails Connect Trump Officials And GOP Redistricting Expert On Citizenship Question
Newly released emails connect a former adviser to the Trump administration and GOP strategist Thomas Hofeller over a census question that Hofeller concluded could politically benefit Republicans.
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Far right 'use Russian-style propaganda to spread misinformation'
Speakers at event in Oxford say ‘junk news’ tools pioneered by Russians now originating in UKMisinformation techniques first deployed by Russian agents are now more commonly used in Britain by the far right, as well as by politicians to convince their own voters, an audience in Oxford was told.At an event hosted by Oxford University’s Internet Institute, which has been studying the effects of “computational propaganda” in elections around the world, speakers said the evidence of foreign interference in Britain’s election was slim, but that strategies first deployed by foreign actors were still going strong. The event was held under the Chatham House rule, meaning speakers can be quoted but not named. Continue reading...
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Tensions rise after rocket explosion on highway near Israel-Gaza border
Watch the terrifying moment a rocket, launched from Gaza, landed on a highway in Gan Yavne, Israel. Dozens of rockets were launched in response to an earlier Israeli strike on Gaza that killed Islamic Jihad commander Baha Abu al-Atta. One person was “lightly injured” from the highway explosion.   Subscribe to our YouTube.
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Watch the Arctic's oldest, toughest sea ice perish in new video
The Arctic's oldest, most robust sea ice has devolved into a pathetic shell of its once-grand self. A new two-minute video from the American Geophysical Union, a leading earth sciences organization, depicts the dramatic shrinking of the toughest Arctic sea ice over the last 35 years, since 1984. (Reliable satellite observations began in the late 1970s). The oldest ice, which is four or more years old and most resistant to melting, is shown in white. This ice once froze over the vast Arctic basin. Today, however, just thin wisps of the old ice remain north of Greenland and the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Read more...More about Science, Arctic, Global Warming, Climate Change, and Science
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Global stocks climb as investors hope Trump delivers on trade
Equity markets and government bond yields rose on Tuesday as investors awaited a speech by U.S. President Donald Trump on U.S. trade policy, in which he is expected to discuss talks with China and a tariff decision on European automakers.
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Zooey Deschanel, Jonathan Scott make first red carpet appearance together
They stepped out at the Critics' Choice Documentary Awards.
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Barstool Sports racks up $182G for veterans after ‘spur of the moment’ campaign takes off
Barstool Sports plans to donate $182,000 to a charity that helps veterans receive mental healthcare treatment after the sports blog’s founder promised he’d match donations in a “spur of the moment” decision.
Sport
5 lessons I learned selling candy in 7th grade that have stuck with me ever since
dejandjuric/Getty Images When I was in middle school, I sold candy to my classmates as an easy way to make money. I learned entrepreneurial basics such as figuring out how much profit I would earn, eyeing the competition, and strategizing the sell. Putting most of my earnings toward a goal helped me stay focused and motivated. Read more personal finance coverage. Growing up, I was one of those kids who liked coming up with ways to make money. While my peers daydreamed about flying to the moon and being superheroes in alternate universes, I played "store" with my cousins. At the risk of sounding boring, all I really wanted was a job so I could have my own money. I looked forward to school fundraisers, and worked hard at selling enough candy bars to score a free school trip to one of the nearby theme parks. And in the 7th grade, I got the idea to sell candy to my fellow classmates. While it didn't make me rich, there were a few early lessons I learned about money and entrepreneurialism: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:A Southern California couple who worked 'blue collar' jobs plans to retire comfortably thanks to 3 strategies they started years agoI've paid off $12,000 of credit card debt in 3 months thanks to a strategy that's just strict enough to workPeople say life insurance should cover 10 times your income, but as a financial adviser I can tell you that isn't always enough
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The acting chief of staff instead plans to obey the White House and Justice Dept. direction for him not to testify
Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney no longer plans to sue in federal court over his House subpoena in the impeachment probe.
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Shakira says vocal cord injury led to depression: ‘I was bitter’
"I was so pessimistic," the pop star admits.
New York Post
D.R. Horton sees 2020 home sales above estimates, shares rise
D.R. Horton Inc topped expectations for quarterly profit and forecast 2020 home sales above analysts' estimates, as cheaper mortgage rates buoyed demand from buyers, sending shares in the biggest U.S. homebuilder up as much as 6%.
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Google to gather Americans’ personal health records through ‘Project Nightingale’
The search giant plans to collect patient data —includes lab results, diagnoses, and hospitalization records — across 21 states. Read more...More about Tech, Google, Mashable Video, Project Nightingale, and Health Records
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Should You Opt Your Child Out of Homework?
Our kids have really long days. By sheer scheduling necessity, they’re often at school before we’re at work and they’re still there while we rush home to pick them up. Then they’ve got Girl Scouts or basketball practice or piano lessons. They’ve got to eat, they’ve got to get at least semi-clean before bed, they’ve…Read more...
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As 5G Rolls Out, Troubling New Security Flaws Emerge
Researchers have identified 11 new vulnerabilities in 5G—with time running out to fix them.
WIRED
The EPA Amends Its 'Transparency' Proposal to Somehow Be Even More Terrible
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking its denial of science a step further. The New York Times got its hands on a new draft of “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science,” a proposal the agency first announced last year. Unfortunately the latest version of the document looks even worse than the…Read more...
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Trump campaign reaction to 2016 WikiLeaks dump was 'a state of happiness,' former aide testifies
A top aide to Donald Trump's 2016 campaign revealed new details in court testimony Tuesday about Trump's own reaction to dumps of information from WikiLeaks.
Politica
Bloomberg files paperwork for Democratic primary in Arkansas
Former Mayor Mike Bloomberg is filing paperwork in Arkansas to be in the state’s March 3 primary, his spokesman told The Post. Bloomberg arrived in Little Rock to file for a place on the presidential primary ballot. Meanwhile, at least one prominent New York Democrat said he’d welcome Bloomberg into the race. “Mike Bloomberg entering...
New York Post
Teresa Giudice focused on positivity while awaiting Joe’s deportation fate
The "Real Housewives of New Jersey" personality shared a cryptic message Sunday on her Instagram story.
New York Post
Huru’s new backpack is spacious enough for your many, many gadgets
I’ve learned over the past few years that I don’t exactly travel light. I like having a big ol’ bunch of gadgets with me, including a mirrorless camera kit, and I don’t like to do laundry every second day. I salute those of you who can, but I’m not joining your fold (no pun intended) anytime soon. Kiev, Ukraine-based Huru’s third backpack — known as the A model — is roughly the same size as the first one (25L vs. 24L), but adds more pockets for organization, and strangely feels more compact, if that makes any sense. It’s also a lot… This story continues at The Next Web
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Nurse took in disabled teen, then tortured and killed her, police say.
Peggy Lynn Johnson was 23 when her body was found covered in burns and bruises along a Wisconsin road. Linda LaRoche has been charged in her murder.
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Giannis Antetokounmpo tears jersey, kicks hole in Thunder sign in frustration
Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo appeared to be extremely unhappy with his performance Sunday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder despite scoring 36 points in a win.
Sport
Shelter cat gets a timeout for helping other cats escape 'several times a day'
A vigilante kitty at an adoption center has been reprimanded for letting his furry neighbors out of the cat room "several times a day."  The Friends For Life Animal Rescue and Adoption Organization in Houston posted to Facebook  on Oct. 29 saying Quilty the cat had to be "banished" to the lobby while the staff "Quilty-proofed" the cat room. SEE ALSO: Watch this scaredy-cat throw a hissy fit over its owner's Halloween cat costume "His roommates missed him while he was banished to the lobby," the post reads. "They enjoyed their nighttime escapades around the shelter. The staff, however, did not miss the morning cat wrangling..." Read more...More about Cat, Shelter, Culture, Animals, and Web Culture
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Disney Plus is already crashing on its launch day, and fans are annoyed after they paid months in advance
Disney Disney Plus users were already complaining of technical difficulties right after the platform launched on Tuesday. People are getting constant error messages like "service down" and "unable to connect." Many subscribers are especially annoyed after they paid months in advance for instant access. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Disney Plus users were already complaining of technical difficulties right after the platform launched on Tuesday. The new streaming service hasn't been loading effectively, with many users getting constant error messages like "service down" and "unable to connect."See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: How to find water when you're stuck in the desertSee Also:Disney has 19 new shows coming exclusively to its streaming service — here they all areDisney Plus' 'Noelle' is a mediocre holiday movie that clearly wasn't good enough for theaters'High School Musical: The Musical: The Series' lacks the charm and originality of the beloved Disney Channel film
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UPDATE 1-Boeing orders sink as customers opt to swap MAX
Boeing Co took 10 new plane orders last month, but saw some customers swapping the U.S. planemaker's grounded 737 MAX planes in favor of more expensive wide-body planes as doubts lingered about the MAX's return to service.
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You can save $250 right now on the 2019 MacBook Pro with upgraded storage at Costco
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Costco is hosting a few “pre-pre-Holiday” deals, and it has shared some of its plans for the big shopping holiday that kicks off on Thanksgiving Day (November 28th) and continues through Black Friday (November 29th). Unlike some other retailers, Costco locations will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving in the US and opening up for business on Black Friday. However, it’ll be open for business via its online store around the clock. Below are the very best deals that you can get right now (assuming you already have a Costco membership, which is required to shop there) as well as the deals that we’re most looking forward to. We’ll be updating this post promptly as deals come and go. Computers The latest iteration of the 13-inch MacBook Pro (Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of SSD storage; pictured above) is $250 off of its usual price. It’s $1,199 right now, which is $100 less than the base model with 128GB of storage costs. You should consider this model if you’ve been waiting on a deal for a MacBook Pro with a decent amount of storage. Apple’s 21.5-inch iMac (4K display, Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM, 1TB Fusion Drive, Radeon Pro 560X graphics) is down to $1,149 for Costco members right now. That makes it $300 off of the usual cost, and if you prefer macOS over Windows 10, this is a good deal on a capable desktop that has a crisp 4K display. Dell’s latest XPS 13 laptop (4K display, 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10710U CPU, 16GB of RAM, 1TB SSD storage) will be $1,399 starting on Thanksgiving Day. Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Home entertainment The Sonos Beam soundbar will be $70 off starting on Thanksgiving Day through Costco’s online store; it will be available in stores on Black Friday. Normally $399, this price cut down to $329 will be the biggest discount that we’ve seen yet by $20. Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel praised this soundbar in his review as a “great upgrade for TV sound” that’s “simple to set up and use.” It also can be synced with other Sonos Wi-Fi speakers to create a bigger sound. TCL’s excellent 65-inch 6-series 4K HDR TV with Roku software will be $599.99. This will be the most affordable price that we’ve seen for this model. So you know, it’s the 2018 model (the 2019 model is $799), but it’s still one of the better TVs that you can pick up this holiday season. The built-in Roku software outclasses what you’ll find in most competing smart TVs, and it’s compatible with Disney+ and Apple TV Plus without the need for extra equipment. Gaming Like most other retailers, Costco will be offering a nice discount on the Xbox One X. It will be $349 ($150 off), but unique to Costco is that the console comes bundled with an extra black wireless controller.
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'Sham' investigation of Bidens will not dominate impeachment hearings: House Democrat
The impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump will not be allowed to become a venue for "sham investigations" into Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden and his son, the head of a congressional committee leading the probe said on Tuesday.
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Detroit hospital staff performs double-lung transplant on patient with vaping injuries
Medical staff at a Detroit hospital say they have performed the world’s first  double-lung transplant on a person with vaping-related lung injuries. The team from the city’s Henry Ford Health System called the operation the first of its kind for a “patient whose lungs were irreparably damaged from vaping,” according to a Monday news release....
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Bloomberg Heads to Arkansas to File for 2020 Presidential Primary
Michael Bloomberg is taking another step toward entering the 2020 race, filing paperwork to meet early deadlines for Democratic primaries.
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Ukraine’s President Seeks Face-to-Face Meeting With Putin
President Volodymyr Zelensky proposed direct talks with President Vladimir V. Putin, as his American diplomatic backing unraveled in the impeachment scandal.
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This affordable vegetable chopper has cut my meal prep time in half — here’s why it’s so handy
Amazon Cutting and dicing vegetables can be an arduous and time-consuming process that's just not enjoyable.  The Fullstar Vegetable Chopper ($19.99) drastically cuts down on the time it takes me to dice vegetables. I also use it for fruit and cheese, and to spiralize vegetables too.  I'm able to dice an onion in under a minute and have all the ingredients simmering in my veggie pasta sauce in less than 30 minutes. See more: OXO's 3-in-1 avocado tool opens, pits, and slices avocados effortlessly — it's the one single-use gadget I'll allow in my kitchen Product Embed: Product Name: Fullstar Vegetable Chopper Card Type: small https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5db86fd8dee01905052d10f2&type=small&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150%   Spending time in the kitchen is a great stress reliever for me, but spending too much time in the kitchen when I have other things to do has the opposite effect. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:I tried a customized multivitamin subscription that took into consideration my DNA and lifestyle — here's how it works and how I felt after taking itAll the new kids' shows you can watch on Disney+ — from ‘Vampirina’ to the new reboot of ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’All the Pixar films and shorts you can stream on Disney+ — from 'Toy Story' to 'Inside Out'
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President Carter out of surgery for subdural hematoma
Former President Jimmy Carter is recovering at Emory University Hospital following surgery to relieve pressure on his brain from a subdural hematoma, The Carter Center said in a statement. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.
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Inside Alibaba's insane global shopping gala which brought in a record-breaking $38 billion and featured Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian and Game of Throne's-themed whiskey
Alibaba Alibaba's annual "Single's Day" shopping bonanza brought in a record $38 billion in sales this year. The Chinese shopping giant kicked off its 24-hour shopping fest with an extravagant "internet gala" that included appearances by Kim Kardashian and performances by pop star Taylor Swift. Within the first minute of the event, the company had already made $1 billion in sales. The star-studded event was held in Shanghai's Mercedes-Benz Arena and was broadcast on 10 cable networks across China, Southeast Asia, Africa, and the US. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more pages. Within the last 24 hours, people in China have spent more money buying merchandise than entire countries make in a year, thanks to Alibaba's wildly popular 11.11 "Singles' Day" shopping festival. The online shopping company sold $38.4 billion worth of goods through Alipay on its Chinese retail platforms, including Lazada and AliExpress, it announced in a statement on Tuesday. That's nearly one-third more than it sold last year and 5,153 times more than what it sold at its first Singles' Day event one decade ago. Here's everything that went down at this year's insane Singles' Day celebrations, which fall on November 11 every year.In July, Alibaba-owned company Tmall held the first official press conference for the 11.11 global shopping festival in Hangzhou. Alibaba Then, in October, Alibaba held its "Tmall Collection show", which it described as the “11.11 opening show.” The extravagant affair was meant to act as a preview of the "massive selection" of items that would be available on Singles’ Day the following month. Alibaba The show included some truly over-the-top moments, such as a Game of Thrones theatrical performance by Scottish brand Johnnie Walker to promote its new whiskeys... Alibaba See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Disturbing before-and-after images show what major US cities could look like in the year 2100What deals to expect from Amazon's Black Friday 2019 sale — and the best early deals you can start shopping nowFacebook exec acknowledges some people won't be 'comfortable' using a financial product built by Facebook but says Mark Zuckerberg isn't giving up — even if it takes decadesSEE ALSO: 8 apps that celebrities use to build their brands and express themselves
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Elijah Cummings' Widow Announces She's Running For His U.S. House Seat
Maya Rockeymoore Cummings says she had talked with her husband about campaigning for Maryland's 7th District. The announcement comes days before she is set to have a preventive double mastectomy.
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Women with a #MeToo complaint are being silenced for the sake of politics | Gaby Hinsliff
Across the spectrum, from the Tories to People’s Vote, women are expected to keep quiet and campaign onLife moves fast in this general election. There seems barely time to digest one scandal before the next is upon us; disgraced candidate follows shady accusation without a break. But just occasionally, it’s worth rewinding for a moment and focusing on the human stories that are trampled in the rush.Women in politics understand the electoral imperative to move on quickly, but wonder why there never seems to be a right time to stop and examine these issues in detail Continue reading...
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Explaining the law that lets cops steal your cash and property and keep it
Cops can take your stuff without charging you for a crime. They can take fast cars they like and add them to the pool of police vehicles. They can take cash and use it to buy a foosball table for the break room. Good luck getting your stuff back. It's called civil asset forfeiture and is often used to swipe the life savings of migrant workers. Lee Adams of Vice explains how it works. Read the rest
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