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U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Thursday that an order blacklisting Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd will go into effect on Friday.
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Method Man to host Staten Island Thanksgiving turkey drive
Method Man is giving back to the borough that raised him.
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This is the one good prank on the internet
I regret to inform you that there is, in fact, One Good Prank on Instagram. Look, we can all agree that among the petfluencer momagers and the vloggers who manufacture drama for views, prank accounts are Instagram's most insufferable group. They're notorious for objectifying women, shouting a lot, and possibly gaslighting their romantic partners for the sake of a good prank.  But viral prankster Goubran Bahou may have actually pulled off a good one — his latest video posted to Instagram and TikTok is a perfect summary of the human condition.  In the video, Bahou sprints away from some unknown force to an aria from the Italian opera Pagliacci. Puzzled bystanders watch him speed around the corner, frantically pumping his arms as if he's running for his life. Then as the music swells, someone in a wearable dinosaur puppet rounds the corner as well, terrifying bystanders.  Read more...More about Instagram, Prank, Tiktok, Culture, and Web Culture
Florida woman gets 15 days in jail for chucking slushie at Rep. Matt Gaetz
Amanda Kondrat'yev, 35, had faced up to a year behind bars for launching the drink at Gaetz's chest as he was leaving an event at the Brew Ha Ha coffee shop in Pensacola June 1.
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Ariana Grande praises Bernie Sanders after meeting at concert
"i will never smile this hard again promise."
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2019 Women Leaders Global Forum: Invest Smarter, Live Healthier
Tedros Adhanom, Director General of the World Health Organization, and Malak Azmirly, Youth Council Member at Plan International Sweden and #Girl2Leader Delegate, speak at the 2019 Women Leaders Global Forum in Reykjavik, Iceland.
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2019 Women Leaders Global Forum addresses issue of gender-based violence
Participants in this session at the 2019 Women Leaders Global Forum in Reykjavik, Iceland, include: Sandie Okoro, Senior Legal VP and General Counsel for the World Bank Group; Espérance Nyirasafari, Vice-President of the Senate of Rwanda, Minister of Sports and Culture, Minister of Gender and Family Promotion (2016-2018); Flavia Bustreo, Chair of the Governance and Nomination Committee at The Partnership of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) and Fondation Botnar Board Member. Moderated by Felicia Knaul, Chair of the Lancet Commission on Gender-based Violence, Director of the Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas at the University of Miami.
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Lawmakers mark Transgender Day of Remembrance, highlighting transphobia, grim stats
At least 22 transgender people have been killed in 2019 alone.
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Intel says chip supply for personal computers remains tight
Intel Corp said on Wednesday it was increasing its reliance on contract chip manufacturers to ramp up supply of chips used in personal computers as the company struggles with shipment delays amid higher demand.
Sonos acquires privacy-conscious AI startup Snips for $37.5 million
Sonos has acquired privacy-conscious conversational AI company Snips. Sonos will make the Snips edge AI assistant available in Sonos speakers.
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Nadal helps Spain into Davis Cup quarters by holders Croatia are out
Rafael Nadal's Spain ease into the quarter-finals at the Davis Cup finals, beating a weakened Croatia to send the defending champions out of the event.
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Automated camera enforcement coming to 14th Street busway
Automated enforcement cameras are coming to the 14th Street busway, the MTA and city announced on Wednesday. Cameras mounted to the front of M14 buses will start flagging drivers who are illegally parking, loading or idling on 14th Street busway beginning Thursday. Drivers busted using the bus lanes will be issued warnings until Jan. 20,...
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Mark Teixeira: What it’d take to get Gerrit Cole on the Yankees
Former first baseman Mark Teixeira thinks the Yankees will have to give Gerrit Cole a record-breaking contract to get him to New York. While speaking on ESPN’s “Baseball Tonight” podcast about the possibility of Cole landing in pinstripes, Teixeira talked about Yankees general manager Brian Cashman’s strategic approach to dealing with top free agents and...
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Target kept a store open after an employee died during his shift
Shoshy Ciment/Business Insider A California Target employee died on the job on Saturday, representatives for the retailer and local authorities confirmed. The store did not close following his death. Employees were given the option to leave work for the day, Target said. "In partnership with law enforcement, we worked quickly with authorities to secure the area and create a more secluded space for our team member," a spokesperson for Target said in a statement. "Members of the Whittier Police Department remained with our team until the medical examiner arrived at the store." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A Target employee in a store in Whittier, California, died on the job on Saturday, representatives for the retailer and local authorities confirmed. The store did not close following the man's death. Whittier police confirmed to Business Insider that they received a call from the Los Angeles County Fire Department at approximately 1:18 p.m. local time, asking them to respond to a "man down" situation.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 9 items to avoid buying at CostcoSee Also:The best Kindles and ebook readersThe best earbudsThe Drive-Thru: Alibaba celebrates Singles Day, Under Armour battles scandal, and Target workers face off against bursting balls of slimeSEE ALSO: Target's back rooms are becoming unsafe, overcrowded 'nightmares' as the company cuts shifts and hours, workers say
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Huawei files application in Canada to stay extradition of CFO
Huawei Technologies Co Ltd lawyers have filed an application to a Canadian court to immediately stay the extradition proceedings of the company's Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou to the United States, a company spokesman said on Wednesday.
FDA recalls boxes of popular Nabisco Cheese Nips
The FDA on Wednesday announced disheartening news for snackers nationwide — the recall of certain boxes of Nabisco’s popular cheddar Cheese Nips. The manufacturer of the snacks, Mondelēz Global, reported the voluntary recall to the agency last Friday, revealing that a “limited quantity” of their 11-ounce Cheese Nips boxes may contain plastic inside them, according...
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Trump legal team source: perception is Sondland's testimony was a 'draw'
CNN's Pamela Brown reports.
Public treated to obfuscation at Waterfront Toronto meeting on negotiations with Google sister company over surveillance district
[Rosemary Frei is an independent journalist who broke the story that Google's Sidewalk Labs had quietly sewn up the rights to turn most of Toronto's lakeshore into a surveilling "smart city" (Google/Sidewalk lied about this at first, were cornered, admitted it, and rolled back the plan). Now she's back with a report on last night's "Public Update on Quayside" meeting, where any hope anyone nursed that Google would be pursuing humane urbanism, rather than surveillance and extraction, were firmly dashed. -Cory] The past couple years has seen a rise in prison profiteers who strike deals with state corrections departments to provide "free" tablets to prisoners (these being the flimsiest, cheapest, least reliable hardware imaginable), and then profiting by charging exorbitant sums for prisoners to send emails (selling "digital postage stamps" that have to be affixed to each "page" of email), videoconference with family members, and provide media, charging prisoners for music that they lose every time a prison changes suppliers. At Waterfront Toronto’s first meeting for the public after its board of directors voted Oct. 31 to continue negotiating with Sidewalk Labs on the parameters of a 12-acre surveillance district, officials from the public agency made it clear they’re already wedded to the Google sister company. The hundreds of attendees of last night’s ‘Public Update on Quayside’ were each given a package that included a copy of an Oct. 29 letter from Waterfront Toronto President and CEO George Zegarac to Sidewalk Labs’s Chief Development Officer Josh Sirefman. Zegarac lays out in the letter how the two bodies will work closely together -- with Waterfront Toronto taking the lead in on such things as negotiations with all three levels of government – to "develop an ‘Innovation Plan’ to advance and achieve Waterfront Toronto’s priority outcomes." Based on this newly arrived at ‘realignment of Master Innovation and Development Plan threshold issues,’ Waterfront Toronto’s final decision on whether to proceed with the plan will be taken by its board by March 31, 2020. Read the rest
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Mets add prospect Andres Gimenez to 40-man roster
The Mets added four players to their 40-man roster to protect them from next month’s Rule 5 draft, including Andres Gimenez, one of their top infield prospects. The 21-year-old played his first full season with Double-A Binghamton in 2019 and finished with just a .695 OPS, but Gimenez flourished in the Arizona Fall League, where...
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10-Year-Old Boy Who Was Shot at High School Football Game Dies
The victim was a spectator at a Friday night playoff game in New Jersey.
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U.S. House passes Hong Kong human rights bills
The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed two bills intended to support protesters in Hong Kong and send a warning to China about human rights, sending them to the White House for President Donald Trump to sign or veto amid delicate trade talks with Beijing.
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Jerry Jones, Bill Belichick have different memories of skiing run-in
What would the NFL look like without the tandem of Bill Belichick and the Patriots? A 1996 conversation between Belichick and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was resurfaced by The Athletic on Tuesday, dating back to when the now-six-time Super Bowl winning coach was looking for a job after being fired from coaching the Browns. It...
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Quigley: Trump White House obstructing justice more than Nixon did
Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) joins The Lead.
SpaceX’s prototype Starship rocket partially bursts during testing in Texas
Photo by Pauline Acalin for The Verge A test version of SpaceX’s next-generation rocket, Starship, partially burst apart during ground tests in Texas today, erupting plumes of gas and sending some pieces of hardware soaring into the sky. Live streams set up by local space enthusiasts captured the failure in real time this afternoon. The explosive result occurred while SpaceX was seemingly conducting some pressure tests with the vehicle at the company’s test site in Boca Chica, Texas. The local live streams showed the vehicle venting gas periodically throughout the day, indicating that testing was underway. RIP Starship Mk1. @LabPadre stream:— Chris B - NSF (@NASASpaceflight) November 20, 2019 This prototype was meant to... Continue reading…
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Drugs were found at Washington Redskins safety Montae Nicholson's home after the death of 21-year-old woman, police say
Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Police searched a Virginia home belonging to Washington Redskins safety Montae Nicholson while investigating the death of 21-year-old Julia Crabbe.  Officials found pills and marijuana in the home, according to a search warrant seen by The Washington Post. Nicholson's lawyer, Mark Dycio, told The Post that his client didn't know about the drugs and that they belonged to a guest. Nicholson and another man, identified by USA Today as Kyle Askew-Collins, had brought Crabbe to a nearby hospital in an unresponsive state on Thursday. She later died.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Police found pills and marijuana at the Virginia home of Washington Redskins safety Montae Nicholson during a police search that took place following the apparent overdose death of 21-year-old woman, according to a search warrant seen by The Washington Post. The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office has been investigating Julia Crabbe's death since Nicholson and another man, identified by USA Today as Kyle Askew-Collins, brought her to a Loudoun County emergency room in an unresponsive state on Thursday. She later died. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 5 things about the NFL that football fans may not knowSee Also:11 teams have committed to attending Colin Kaepernick's NFL workout this weekend. Here are his top landing spots, ranked.The best throw of Dwayne Haskins' young NFL career was negated by a holding callThe 15 richest billionaire NFL club owners, and how they made their fortune
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Biegun confident on Korea, Japan troops talks, but no 'free ride'
President Donald Trump's nominee to be the next number two at the State Department said on Wednesday he was confident agreements could be reached with South Korea and Japan over the costs of hosting U.S. troops, but nobody would get "a free ride."
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Ghosts and time travel: 2019’s craziest TV Christmas movies
Some of the outlandish flicks have nothing to do with Christmas.
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In an age of disappearing prison libraries, jail profiteers provide "free" crapgadget tablets that charge prisoners by the minute to read Project Gutenberg ebooks
The past couple years has seen a rise in prison profiteers who strike deals with state corrections departments to provide "free" tablets to prisoners (these being the flimsiest, cheapest, least reliable hardware imaginable), and then profiting by charging exorbitant sums for prisoners to send emails (selling "digital postage stamps" that have to be affixed to each "page" of email), videoconference with family members, and provide media, charging prisoners for music that they lose every time a prison changes suppliers. At the same time, these companies lobby prisons to eliminate in-person visits, paper mail, and even libraries in the name of safety, contraband interdiction, and cost-savings. This replaces the prison-administered systems that encourage rehabilitation and smooth re-entry with private systems designed to extract large sums from prisoners' families. As bad as prison-administered systems are, the private systems can be worse -- and when you combine them, you get the worst of both worlds: prisoners who violate the vendors' terms of service get sent to solitary. A recent presentation by Katy Ryan from the Appalachian Book Project describes in gruesome detail how this affects in-prison reading. In West Virginia, a company called Global Tel Link has the contract to provide prisoners in ten prisons with "free" tablets, for which they charge $0.05/minute for reading ebooks, primarily drawn from Project Gutenberg, a free online service of volunteer-produced, public domain and CC-licensed ebooks. Not only does this deprive prisoners of more recent titles, including "how-to guides (carpentry, starting a business, repairing small engines, etc.), contemporary fiction, popular mysteries and sci-fi, African American literature, Native studies, recent autobiographies" -- it also makes prison reading fantastically expensive: they estimate that a quick read of Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four would clock in at $19.80, while a used paperback would cost the prisoner less than a dollar (and a copy checked out of the prison library would be free). Read the rest
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The best cold brew coffee makers
A top-quality cold brew coffee maker produces a large quantity of full-bodied and flavorful concentrate, is easy to use, and can withstand years of regular use. The OXO Good Grips Cold Brew Coffee Maker is our top pick because it will supply you with rich, delicious coffee at a low cost per cup. Plus, its sleek design stands amongst its somewhat clunky competitors.  As the temperatures heat up, many of us put away our automatic drip coffee machines and turn to a cooler alternative. You can pick up some excellent cold brew concentrates at your local market or coffee shop. Or, for a fraction of the price and minimal effort, you can make your own using a cold brew coffee maker. Even if the weather is freezing where you are, there are countless reasons why you might want to consider cold brew. The process produces a coffee that is less acidic and generally smoother. And, unlike hot-brewed coffee, you can store cold brew in the fridge for up to two weeks without a noticeable decline in flavor. Also, cold brew coffee makers do not require any electricity, so you can take it with you camping or just reduce your carbon footprint. If you own a French press and are not sure if you want to invest in a cold brew coffee maker yet, you can try a test batch. Use 4 ounces of water for each ounce of coarse coffee grounds. After letting the mixture sit for 12 to 24 hours, put it through a cheesecloth or paper filter. If you like the results, you are sure to enjoy the concentrate produced by cold brew coffee makers, which are much easier to clean and use. We should point out that these brewers produce a highly concentrated coffee. Therefore, you will want to dilute it with milk, water, or pour it over ice. As tempting as it may be, do not drink an entire carafe of the stuff. We've read enough horror stories. While researching the best cold brew coffee makers, we looked at hundreds of ratings and reviews of countless cold brewers from both experts and buyers. The ones included in our guide are durable, user-friendly, and, most importantly, produce a cold brew concentrate that is smooth and full of flavor. Here are the best cold brew coffee makers you can buy: Best overall: OXO Good Grips Cold Brew Coffee Maker Best no-hassle system: Toddy Cold Brew System Best on a budget: Takeya Patented Deluxe Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker Best for small kitchens: Hario Mizudashi Cold Brew Iced Coffee Pot Best for a fast cold brew: Cuisinart Automatic Cold Brew Coffeemaker Best for rich flavor: Filtron Cold Water Coffee Concentrate Brewer  Updated on 11/20/2019 by Caitlin Petreycik: Updated prices, links, and formatting. Added related guides. The best overall cold brew maker OXO The OXO Good Grips Cold Brew Coffee Maker brews smooth, balanced cold coffee, and its sleek design will perk up any countertop.  There are a few features that set the OXO Good Grips Cold Brew Coffee Maker apart from the rest of the cold brewers on this list. First, there is a unique perforated "rainmaker" top that helps distribute the water evenly over the coffee grounds, which is key for optimal flavor extraction. Also, rather than using a stopper or plug at the bottom of the coffee bowl, there is a valve that is easy to turn on and off. The OXO cold brew maker features a fine, stainless steel mesh filter that you can reuse, though you may still want to use a paper filter for easier cleanup. The carafe is made of borosilicate glass, which is quite resilient since it does not expand or contract like normal glass. The carafe is shaped like an Erlenmeyer flask, which is sure to appeal to science fans. Lastly, this OXO gadget can produce up to 32 ounces of cold brew at a time. Insider Picks Senior Editor Malarie Gokey uses the OXO cold brew maker in her own kitchen every day during the hot summer months when hot coffee just isn't appealing. It's incredibly easy to use because you don't have to worry about any filters or small parts. The simple design is incredibly smart. You just ensure that the release valve is locked, add the amount of coffee you want to use, pop the rainmaker top on, and pour the right amount of water over the grounds in a circular motion. The water will rain down on the grounds and get brewing. In our tests, we let it brew for 12 to 24 hours, depending on the flavor we wanted. When it's done brewing, you just flip the release valve and watch the coffee pour down into the carafe. Perhaps best of all, OXO includes a secure stopper for the top of the carafe, so you can just pop it on and put the entire carafe in the fridge. The machine turned out excellent cold brew every time we used it. It does take some trial and error to get the flavor you want, but OXO's guidelines give you a good idea of where to get started. We recommend experimenting with different kinds of coffee to see which flavors and strengths you like. We were particularly fond of a fruity Colombian blend a family friend gifted us because it almost tasted like chocolate milk when we made cold brew with it. The machine is remarkably easy to clean after, too. You just scoop the grounds into the trash and rinse it out. The OXO cold brew machine makes brewing coffee an incredibly simple and effortless experience. Other expert reviewers also rate the OXO machine highly. Wired, CNET, and The Wirecutter all recommend it.  Pros: Stylish design, easy to store, convenient valve for pouring Cons: Relatively expensive The best no-hassle cold brew maker Toddy The Toddy Cold Brew System has a long track record of providing a great balance of simplicity and flavor. Cornell chemical engineer graduate Todd Simpson developed the Toddy Cold Brew System in 1964. The system includes a brewing container with a handle, two reusable filters, a rubber stopper, a glass decanter with a lid, a recipe guide, and instructions. The filters are designed to last for three months or up to 12 uses, whichever comes first. Seattle Coffee Gear recommends the Toddy Cold Brew System because of its design and ease of use. The reviewer found that a single filter did an excellent job of trapping bitter acids for up to a dozen uses and liked the smooth taste of the concentrate. Coffee Review tested the Toddy, and while the reviewer appreciated the simplicity of the system and the quality of the concentrate it produced, the writer would have liked it if the system came with a lid to keep out oxidation and dust. The reviewer also found that the filter was prone to clogging, but still recommended it as an affordable and dependable option.  Pros: Easy to use, produces smooth-tasting cold brew Cons: Doesn't have a lid, long-term durability concerns The best budget cold brew maker Takeya The Takeya Patented Deluxe Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker is a smart solution if you are on a budget and like your cold brew mild. Although the Takeya Patented Deluxe Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker relies on the same cold-brewing principles as the other models we've covered, there are some basic differences. Up to 8 ounces of coffee grounds are added to the filter, which is then screwed into the pitcher, which holds 32 ounces of water. Rather than removing a plug or opening a valve to release the cold brew, you remove the filter and grounds from the water. This leaves you with a pitcher of cold brew concentrate. Since the Takeya brewer uses half the grounds to produce the same amount of cold brew as the makers we've already mentioned, the resulting concentrate is decidedly weaker. Yet, this may not be a problem since most people dilute their cold brew anyway. CNET tested the Takeya Patented Deluxe Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker and gave it high marks because it's easy to maintain, well-designed, and it performed well. The reviewer recommended this model for buyers who don't mind a weaker coffee. The Takeya coffee maker is also recommended by Consumer Search, Heavy, and The Inventory. The Takeya Patented Deluxe Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker is the preferred cold brew maker of Insider Picks Guides Editor Les Shu. He likes the price, but it's the convenience that he appreciates: Simply dump the coffee grounds into the filter (a medium or dark roast ground coarse works best), add cold filtered water, place in the fridge overnight, and you have cold brew coffee waiting the next morning. To counter the weakness that many reviewers mentioned, he strongly shakes the bottle for 30 seconds before placing it in the fridge — this is where the leak-proof cap comes in handy — which leads to a much stronger-tasting concentrate. Then, he lets it brew for at least 12 hours. The fine mesh of the built-in filter does a good job keeping the grounds from getting into the concentrate. The pitcher also makes it handy for pouring (pro tip: try making coffee ice cubes). The filter can be a bit difficult to clean and over time, it will discolor and could take on the taste of a particular coffee. That being said, it's not a real issue for most people, and Takeya sells replacement filters. Pros: Affordable, fits in your refrigerator door, does not require paper filters, easy to use Cons: May not satisfy people who like strong coffee See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:The best KitchenAid stand mixersThe best sous vide machinesThe best earbudsSEE ALSO: The best pour-over coffee gear you can buy
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Losing this race shaped Cory Booker's political career
In 2002, Cory Booker lost to Sharpe James in the race for mayor of Newark, New Jersey. The defeat made Booker question whether he could stick to his values in politics and still be successful, CNN's Rebecca Buck says.
Melissa Gorga on turning 40: ‘I feel better than ever’
"It's amazing. I feel better than ever. So I want everyone to know it's okay to turn 40!"
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Labour to unveil £75bn social housing plan to 'build for the many'
Party to launch manifesto with vow to fund biggest increase in council home construction since second world warLabour will promise to tackle Britain’s housing crisis by “building for the many”, setting aside £75bn over five years to fund the most dramatic increase council home construction since the second world war.As he launches Labour’s manifesto, Jeremy Corbyn will pledge that by the end of its first term in office, a Labour government would build 100,000 council houses a year, and 50,000 social homes through housing associations – all of them to high environmental standards. Only 6,287 council homes were built in 2018-19. Continue reading...
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Ubiquiti’s new “Amplifi Alien” is a mesh-capable Wi-Fi 6 router
Amplifi Alien's specs look pretty good, but $380 is a lot to ask for a router.
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Apple canceled the premiere of 'The Banker,' its first major movie starring Samuel L. Jackson and Anthony Mackie, as it investigates 'concerns surrounding the film'
Apple Apple abruptly canceled the Thursday premiere of its movie "The Banker" at AFI Fest. The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline reported it was due to concerns raised involving the real-life subjects of the movie. Apple has put on hold the movie's theatrical and streaming release while it investigates "recently uncovered, and potentially damaging, charges," Deadline said. "Last week some concerns surrounding the film were brought to our attention," Apple said in a statement. "We, along with the filmmakers, need some time to look into these matters and determine the best next steps." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Apple's first major theatrical movie is in danger of not being released. Apple abruptly canceled the premiere of "The Banker" at AFI Fest, which was originally set for Thursday. The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline reported it was due to concerns raised involving the real-life subjects of the movie.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Watch the 20 details you may have missed in the new trailer for 'Birds of Prey'See Also:'Dickinson' on Apple TV Plus has surged ahead of its other launch shows in popularityThe top 9 shows on Netflix and other streaming services this weekAfter the Disney Plus and Apple TV Plus launches, Wall Street analysts sketch out how the market will judge success for streaming servicesSEE ALSO: 'Dickinson' on Apple TV Plus has surged ahead of its other launch shows in popularity
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Cory Booker: A street fighter with a message of love
2020 presidential candidate Cory Booker says he got his BA from Stanford and his PhD on the streets of Newark, New Jersey. Now he's running for president on a platform of fighting hate with love.
The 8 most surprising first-time Grammy nominees
Steven Ferdman/Getty Images, Taylor Hill/FilmMagic, and Michael Kovac/Getty Images The 2020 Grammy Awards will air live Sunday, January 26, 2020, from Los Angeles' Staples Center on CBS at 8 p.m. ET.  Among the musicians nominated this year are Lizzo, Maggie Rogers, Billie Eilish, and the Cranberries. But even though some of these artists have been making music for several years, this is their first time receiving a Grammy nomination.  Spanish singer Rosalía and rapper Meek Mill are also some of the high-profile musicians just now receiving a Grammy nomination.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.  The 2020 Grammy nominations were announced on Wednesday and included some surprising first-time nominees.  Even though musicians like Lizzo, Maggie Rogers, and the Cranberries have been making music for years, this was their first time receiving Grammy nominations.  Singers like Rosalía and Billie Eilish were also nominated for awards. But although they seem like newcomers to the industry, they have both been making and recording songs for several years — proof that it can sometimes take a while to get noticed by the Recording Academy.  The 2020 Grammy awards will air live Sunday, January 26, 2020, from Los Angeles' Staples Center on CBS at 8 p.m. ET. Here are eight of the most surprising first-time nominees. Lizzo is the most-nominated artist at this year's Grammy awards, but she's been making music since 2013. Steven Ferdman/Getty Images The "Truth Hurts" singer is nominated for numerous awards, including record, album, and song of the year, and, interestingly, best new artist.  Her nominations aren't a surprise to her loyal fans, who've been following her since she released her debut album "Lizzobangers" in 2013, and "Big Grrrl Small World" in 2015. And even though "Truth Hurts" is nominated for record and song of the year, among others, it was actually released in 2017 originally — and is only eligible because it was included on Lizzo's recent album "Cuz I Love You," released in April 2019.  Considering she's been active in the industry since 2013, it's surprising that Lizzo is just now getting nominated — especially for awards like best new artist. Meek Mill has released four albums and five EPs over the course of his career, but is just now being nominated for a Grammy. Dan Hallman/Invision/AP Mill released his first album, "Dreams and Nightmares," in 2012, and has gone on to have a successful career as a rapper, despite being incarcerated for several years.  Following his incarceration and release from prison, Mill has also become an outspoken activist, cofounding a criminal justice nonprofit with Jay-Z in 2018. Mill released his latest album, "Championships," in November 2018.  Even though his work is critically acclaimed, and all of his albums are either certified gold or platinum by the RIAA, Mill's nomination for best rap album this year is his first.  Maggie Rogers is also nominated for best new artist, but first went viral in 2016. Rebecca Sapp/WireImage for The Recording Academy Rogers first gained popularity in 2016, after a clip of Pharrell Williams becoming visibly moved after listening to her song "Alaska" went viral — even though the singer had already released two albums and an EP. Since then, Rogers has played sold-out shows across the US, and appeared on numerous late-night talk shows to promote her work. Considering her latest album, "Heard It in a Past Life," is her third, it's strange that she's just now getting a Grammy nomination — for best new artist.  See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Here are all of the Grammy Awards 2020 nomineesThe 11 biggest snubs of the 2020 Grammy nominations11 artists who don't deserve their 2020 Grammy nominations — sorry
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Trump says he doesn't think China is 'stepping up' in trade talks
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he has not made a trade deal with China yet because Beijing is not "stepping up" in negotiations.
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FBI says hackers are targeting US auto industry
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Leak: The OnePlus 8 Pro could pack dual selfie cameras
A leak is making the rounds today claiming to include internal product diagrams for the OnePlus 8 Pro. The most interesting tidbit is on the front: if the leak is to be believed OnePlus is abandoning the pop-up camera in favor of a whole-punch camera as seen on the Galaxy S10 and Note 10. The leak, published by True-Tech, was supposedly provided by a OnePlus employee. It corroborates an October leak that showed a similar rear camera setup and hole-punch camera, but only showed one camera on the front. It now appears the standard OnePlus 8 might only have the one camera, but… This story continues at The Next Web
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Lawyer for impeachment witness Lt. Col Vindman demands Fox news retract 'false and defamatory' segment
A lawyer representing Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the National Security Council's Ukraine expert who testified publicly this week in the impeachment hearings, sent a letter to Fox News on Wednesday asking the network for a retraction.
B.J. Hill losing chances to justify Giants’ big expectations
Imagine the surprised looks on the faces of Bears offensive linemen this week as they look for a way to prevent B.J. Hill from wrecking another game. What they remember of a pass-rushing Hill – three sacks in the Giants’ upset win last season – is not what fans or other opponents are accustomed to...
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After Disastrous Epstein Interview, Prince Andrew Steps Down From Public Duties
He also said that he was willing to help law enforcement agencies in their investigations, and that he “unequivocally” regrets the “ill-judged association.”
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Trump "would love" to testify, but probably won't: Adviser
Pam Bondi, a special adviser to President Trump, joins "CBS This Morning" for her first interview since she started on Monday. Bondi, who was previously Florida's attorney general, reacted to the impeachment hearings and spoke about the chance of the president testifying.
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Trump says looking at whether Apple should be exempt from China tariffs
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was considering whether to exempt Apple Inc from tariffs on Chinese imports.
Prince Charles’ favorite artist: ‘I’ve met people far more snobbish!’
He says the painting took five hourlong sittings and isn't his best work.
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Leesa's Cyber Monday deals are already available — save up to $350 and get free pillows when you buy a mattress
Leesa/Instagram Cyber Monday, along with Black Friday, have arrived early at Leesa. Now through December 6, you can save on everything from the online mattress startup, including mattresses, bed frames, and pillows.  Leesa's mattress deals are the best deals to take advantage of from the sale. Take $150 off the Original Mattress, $250 off the Hybrid Mattress, and $350 off the Legend Mattress. With any of these mattress purchases, you'll get two free pillows (a $50 value).  To potentially save more on Cyber Monday deals this year, visit Business Insider Coupons to find the most up-to-date Leesa coupons and promo codes. Online mattress startup Leesa's Cyber Monday deals are already up and running, more than a week ahead of the official December 2 date. The Cyber Monday sale runs longer than traditional sales, too, ending on December 6. This year, all three of Leesa's mattresses are on sale, plus you'll receive two free pillows with each mattress purchase. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Leesa’s Black Friday sale has already started — save up to $350 on mattresses and get 2 free pillowsCyber Monday is on December 2, 2019 and we're rounding up all the best deals in one place — here's what you need to knowXbox's Black Friday deals start on November 24 — here are the best discounts on Xbox One consoles and games
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