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The investor who calls herself a 'human social network' keeps her inbox organized through triaging email as it comes in
Samantha Lee/Business InsiderRevolution Anna Mason, a partner at Rise of the Rest Seed Fund at Revolution LLC, told Business Insider a simple email hack helps her keep organized. Mason swears by categorizing and sorting her email inbox to stay productive. She, along with other highly successful professionals, have shared their number one work tip as a part of Business Insider's Productivity Project. We named her one of our 100 People Transforming Business earlier this year for the way his company is changing the way developers write code. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Anna Mason, a partner for AOL founder Steve Case's fund Rise of the Rest Seed, refers to herself the "human social network." Mason meets with 400 to 500 people in every city within the Revolution LLC network, and vets about just as many companies. Business Insider recently named Mason one of 100 people transforming business for her work taking the $150 million seed fund to the next level.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:There are 3 types of perfectionism — and not all of them are bad. Here's how to strive for a healthy balance in your life.I'm a full-time freelancer — these are the 5 things I do before lunch to ensure my day is the most productive it can beHow Harry's co-CEO turned his morning walks into a 'sacred' ritual that's helped him solve some of the grooming company's biggest challengesSEE ALSO: Meet the investor who calls herself a 'human social network' and manages a $150 million fund building startup hubs outside of Silicon Valley
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GOP dismisses first impeachment hearing as boring: 'Everybody has their impression of what truth is'
"When we start to look at the facts, everybody has their impression of what truth is," said Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C.       
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It's Not What the President Did, It's Why He Did It
In his opening statement at Wednesday’s first public impeachment hearing, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee argued that the real story of the Ukraine scandal was not any inappropriate behavior by Donald Trump but rather the actions of a deep state that hates the president and is determined to subvert his leadership.“Elements of the civil service have decided that they, not the president, are really in charge,” Representative Devin Nunes charged. “After expressing skepticism of foreign aid and concern about corruption on the campaign trail, President Trump acted skeptically about foreign aid and expressed concerns about foreign corruption... Officials showed the surprising lack of interest in the indications of Ukrainian election meddling that deeply concerned the president at whose pleasure they serve.”In the picture Nunes was drawing, unelected officials tried to block Trump’s pure-hearted battle against corruption. But Nunes’s argument did not fare well over the course of Wednesday’s hearing. Instead, the testimony depicted a president whose interest in Ukraine was personal and not policy-based. Trump never made an attempt to change American policy toward Ukraine, nor to fight corruption broadly. His goal was to extort assistance in his reelection effort from the Ukrainian government.[Read: William Taylor’s big impeachment reveal]Most importantly, Trump never really changed American policy. As Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent testified, strengthening the Ukrainian government against Russia was part of the Trump administration’s articulated global strategy. In May, when Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asked William Taylor to serve as acting ambassador, he affirmed the existing policy.“During my meeting with Secretary Pompeo on May 28, I made clear to him and the others present that if U.S. policy toward Ukraine changed, he would not want me posted there and I could not stay,” Taylor testified. “He assured me that the policy of strong support for Ukraine would continue and that he would support me in defending that policy.”By mid-August, with military aid to Ukraine frozen for no clear reason, Taylor sought to understand whether American policy had changed. He called Ulrich Brechbuhl, a top official at the State Department, who told Taylor he was unaware of any change. The next day, Taylor called Tim Morrison, who oversaw European policy for the National Security Council. “I asked him if there had been a change in policy of strong support for Ukraine, to which he responded, ‘It remains to be seen.’” Taylor recalled. “He also told me during this call that the ‘president doesn't want to provide any assistance at all.’”The president does have the power to change policy, of course. It’s just that Trump never did that—or if he did, he never told any of the people involved in implementing it. (After public and congressional scrutiny, the aid was released. There still has not been a White House meeting with Zelensky.) No one, from the top leaders of the State Department to the White House to the embassy in Ukraine, was informed about any new policy. They were, as far as they knew, continuing to implement President Trump’s strategy.Moreover, Trump could hardly have been been seeking a new, anti-corruption policy in Ukraine. As The Washington Post reported in October, the Trump administration has sought to cut billions of dollars from anti-corruption programs around the world, including in Ukraine. As Kent testified Wednesday, Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch had worked against corruption, earning her enemies—who then mounted a smear campaign and successfully advocated for Trump to fire her.Instead, Trump showed a consistent focus on two specific cases that were connected to his political fortunes: first, Burisma, the natural-gas company on whose board Hunter Biden served; and second, a conspiracy theory that lacks substantiating evidence about Ukrainian hackers in the 2016 election. These were the cases that Trump brought up on his July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, and they were also the cases that his aides, including Ambassadors Gordon Sondland and Kurt Volker, informed the Zelensky administration were essential to investigate in exchange for a White House meeting and the release of the military aid.[David A. Graham: It was a corrupt quid pro quo]During questioning, Republican counsel Steve Castor suggested to Taylor that the involvement of Sondland and Volker was not “outlandish,” and Taylor agreed, weakly. But the question is not whether they could be involved in the abstract, but rather what they were trying to do in this case. As Kent noted, the U.S. does press foreign countries to investigate lawbreaking, but it does so through established methods.“If we think there's been a criminal act overseas that violates U.S. law, we have the institutional mechanisms to address that,” he said. “It could be through the Justice Department and FBI agents assigned overseas, or through treaty mechanisms. As a general principle, I do not believe the united states should ask other countries to engage in selective politically associated investigations or prosecutions against opponents of those in power because such selective actions undermine the rule of law regardless of the country.”Taylor testified that he recommended that Volker contact a U.S. deputy assistant attorney general. Taylor also recommended that any statement be made in coordination a probe into the origins of the 2016 election-interference probe, which is being led by U.S. Attorney John Durham and overseen by Attorney General Bill Barr.But this is not, by all available evidence, what happened. Instead, Trump ran his requests for Zelensky to announce investigations into the Bidens and the 2016 election through an irregular channel, including Sondland, Volker, and his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani. One possible reason for this is that, despite the unsavory nature of Hunter Biden’s appointment to the Burisma board, and despite Trump’s frequent innuendo, no one has yet produced public evidence of wrongdoing.The president’s position, according to testimony under oath, was that Zelensky would have to make a public announcement before he’d get the promised meeting and congressionally appropriated funds. Sondland had initially told the Ukrainians they needed to make the announcement in order to get a meeting, but he now told Taylor he had misspoken.“In fact, Ambassador Sondland said, everything was dependent on such an announcement including security assistance,” Taylor recalled. “He said that President Trump wanted President Zelensky in a public box, by making a public statement about ordering such investigations.”That’s important for two reasons. First, it shows Trump withholding not only what he had the power to give or take—a meeting—but also what he didn’t: the funds Congress had appropriated. Second, it indicates that Trump’s concern was not about broad-based corruption, nor was it a gripe with the government of Ukraine, nor was it any personal animosity with Zelensky. It was just about Trump’s personal political gain. If these investigations served the U.S. national interest, then the Trump administration could and would have offered an explanation as to how they did so. It has not“During our call on September 8, Ambassador Sondland tried to explain to me that President Trump is a businessman,” Taylor said. “When a businessman is about to sign a check to someone who owes him something, the businessman asks that person to pay up before signing the check. Ambassador Volker used the same language. I argued to both that the explanation made no sense. Ukrainians did not owe President Trump anything, and holding up security assistance for political gain was crazy.”[Joshua A. Geltzer: The system was blinking red]There was only one big factual revelation in Wednesday’s hearing, and it too points to Trump’s motivations being personal and not based on policy. Taylor testified that last Friday, one of his staffers in Ukraine told him something new. On July 26, the staffer had been with Sondland when Trump called. The staffer asked what Trump thought about Ukraine. “Mr. Sondland responded that President Trump cares more about the investigations of Biden,” Taylor said.Later, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff asked Taylor about that. “And I take it the import of that is he cares more about that than he does about Ukraine?”“Yes, sir,” Taylor replied.As I’ve noted before, Trump’s demand for Zelensky to announce investigations while disavowing electoral interference was Orwellian, since the announcement itself would have constituted election interference. President Trump, like any president, has the right to change American policy, though any major shift invites scrutiny from Congress and the public. But the impeachment hearings are not about combating corruption or reorienting American foreign policy. Congress is instead investigating whether the president solicited bribes or extorted a foreign government to improve his domestic political fortunes. And a growing amount of evidence indicates that he did.
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Black student loan borrowers are defaulting at nearly twice the rate of whites: NY Fed
Student loan borrowers from mostly black neighborhoods are almost twice as likely to default on their debt as borrowers from neighborhoods that are mostly white, according to research released Wednesday by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
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Watch: Dirt bikers terrorize NYPD cop in the Bronx
A pack of dirt bikers terrorized an NYPD cop by riding around his patrol car at a Bronx gas station in the latest caught-on-camera instance of police disrespect, The Post has learned. The reckless stunt, captured on video by one of the two-stroke terrors, left the helpless cop surrounded by at least six dirt bikers...
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NCAA grants St. John’s Rasheem Dunn eligibility waiver
Rasheem Dunn will be eligible this year after all, and now St. John’s has the third scorer it needs. The Brooklyn native was granted a legislative relief waiver on Wednesday, the school announced. The 6-foot-2 Dunn sat out last season at Cleveland State after transferring in from St. Francis Brooklyn, but left when his coach,...
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How to get rid of ads on Hulu by upgrading to the ad-free subscription plan
Shutterstock You can get rid of ads on Hulu by upgrading to the ad-free subscription plan.  Hulu (No Ads) costs $11.99 per month, while Hulu's plan with ads costs $5.99 per month.  Most Hulu shows are available without ads, but some programs are exempt and may include commercials. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. These days, more and more people are choosing to subscribe to online streaming platforms for their TV viewing pleasure, rather than paying for pricey cable TV packages.  Hulu is one of the most popular options, with the service boasting about 28 million subscribers as of May 2019. While it's certainly convenient to be able to watch your favorite shows and movies wherever you have an active internet connection, it can be pretty annoying to have to sit through commercials as if you were watching cable TV. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Apple just revealed its AirPods Pro for $249, which feature noise cancellation. Here's everything that was wrong with the $159 pair of the wireless headphones.See Also:How to turn off data roaming on your iPhone for international travel, or completely turn off cellular dataHow to set up a Venmo account, connect it to your bank, and sync your contacts to easily send or receive money'Does Hulu have 4K?': Hulu's 4K capabilities, explainedSEE ALSO: The best 4K TVs you can buy
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SmileDirectClub plummeted 20% and is now at an all-time low following weak 3rd-quarter earnings
REUTERS/Lucas Jackson SmileDirectClub reported third-quarter 2019 earnings on Tuesday, its first earnings release as a public company.  Shares fell as much as 20% Wednesday after the company reported deeper losses.  The company has struggled to make market gains since its September IPO.  Watch SmileDirectClub trade live on Markets Insider. Shares of SmileDirectClub fell as much as 20% Wednesday following the company's third-quarter earnings release Tuesday, its first as a public company.  It's the largest-ever drop for the company since its September IPO, when its shares plunged 28% in one day. It also brought shares below $9, an all-time low. Even though the company beat Wall Street expectations on revenue, its losses widened in the quarter. SmileDirectClub posted $387.6 million in net losses for the quarter, compared to $15 million a year ago.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:10 tricks for remembering everything you readWeWork is just the 'tip of the iceberg.' Here's why one market expert thinks Silicon Valley's business model 'is at the beginning of a massive unraveling.'More than 9,100 stores are closing in 2019 as the retail apocalypse drags on — here's the full list
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'Remember our constitutional duty': Reaction to Trump impeachment hearing
Below are reactions to the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee impeachment hearing on Wednesday into allegations about President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine.
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Apple’s AirPods Pro are on sale just weeks after their release
Less than a month after Apple released its AirPods Pro, they're on sale for $235 on Amazon. That $14 savings is a little surprising. It's unusual to see these things go on sale so soon, and it might irk some of the folks who bought them at full price...
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Ask Jillian Michaels: I want to exercise more, but it's so difficult for me to overcome my natural laziness. How do you stay motivated every day to work out?
Jillian Michaels In a new advice column for Insider, Jillian Michaels is answering reader questions on subjects like diet, exercise, and health. Jillian Michaels is a leading health and fitness expert, nutritionist, and author. Do you have a question for Jillian Michaels? Send them to AskJillianMichaels@insider.com. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Question: I want to exercise more, but it's so difficult for me to overcome my natural laziness. How do you stay motivated every day to work out? This has got to be the most common question I get: "How do I get or stay motivated?"  See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: I tried to eat healthily while ordering all my meals from food delivery apps for a week — here's what happenedSee Also:How to get Halle Berry's 6-pack abs without spending 4 hours a day at the gymHalle Berry's trainer reveals 6 exercises you can do at home to sculpt your abs and entire body7 unbelievable facts about Thanksgiving food consumption in the US
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Of course big tech is tracking your WebMD visits
Information about our health is supposed to be sacred, but the internet has basically thrown that tenet of society out the window. A new report from the Financial Times has found that the extent to which consumer medical websites share data with internet advertisers like Google, Facebook, and others, is vast. The report specifically looked at UK websites, and there is no concrete indication that this is the case for the U.S. However, the revelation about health data's place in the advertising information ecosystem is still revealing no matter the country: When you search websites like WebMD, advertisers know about it and can use that data to build upon what they know about you, and sell you things. Read more...More about Google, Advertising, Privacy, Webmd, and Tech
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UWS landlord caught on camera scuffling with NY1 reporter Michael Herzenberg, slugging another man
Mike Rose allegedly went berserk Tuesday night during an interview with reporter Michael Herzenberg, who probed him about the conditions at his property at 246 West 106th Street.
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How to turn off data roaming on your iPhone for international travel, or completely turn off cellular data
Crystal Cox/Business Insider It's a good idea to turn off data roaming on your iPhone if you want to avoid using data while traveling internationally. This will help you avoid roaming fees your carrier may charge while you're abroad. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Data "roaming" is when your phone connects to a network that isn't owned by your wireless carrier so that you can continue receiving calls and using data.  And while this isn't an issue when traveling domestically, depending on your plan, it can be while you're abroad.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Apple just released iOS 13.2 with 60 new emoji and emoji variations. Here's how everyday people submit their own emoji.See Also:How to activate an Apple Watch and set it up for use, with your iPhone nearbyHow to set up a Venmo account, connect it to your bank, and sync your contacts to easily send or receive moneyHow to text a GIF on your iPhone using the built-in GIF keyboard in Messages or a third-party appSEE ALSO: The best iPhone for every type of person and budget
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House Oversight Committee Democrats To Examine Regulation Of Abortion Providers
The hearing will use Missouri, where the last remaining clinic that provides abortion could close over a dispute with health regulators, as a case study.
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Twitter to introduce ‘Topics’ on Nov. 13
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Chrissy Teigen gave the best response to John Legend being ‘sexiest man alive’
The 40-year-old singer and "Voice" judge was recently crowned by "People." As such, Legend's wife, who has a large presence on Twitter, took to her account to give her thoughts on Legend's accomplishment. Read more...More about Entertainment, Mashable Video, Chrissy Teigen, John Legend, and Sexiest Man Alive
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Board of Education member charged after teens partied in her Connecticut home
State police found more than 20 teenagers after a school dance in the woman's basement, many in possession of alcohol and marijuana.
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Johnson's onanism gag is no surprise: his career is based on pleasing himself | John Crace
Truth and lies are interchangeable to this sociopath’s sociopath. It’s hard to imagine a less sensitive prime minister“Where have you been all this time” asked most of Yorkshire.“Haven’t you heard?” Boris Johnson replied. “There’ve been terrible floods. Why on earth would anyone want to come here now?” Continue reading...
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Facebook bug secretly activates iPhone camera
The bug, on the most recent update of Facebook, appears to activate the camera once a photo or video is opened. Facebook is currently working to fix the issue. Read more...More about Tech, Facebook, Iphone, Smartphone, and Mashable Video
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Sam Kerr’s signing is Step 1 in Chelsea shaking up women’s soccer
For the price of one crap men’s player, you can have the best women’s soccer team in the whole world. Sam Kerr signed for Chelsea on Wednesday, which is a big deal in and of itself. She has been the world’s most prolific scorer over the past three years, netting 105 goals in 127 appearances since the start of 2017. Kerr will also be the most expensive player ever signed by an English club. She made just over $300,000 from the Chicago Red Stars and Perth Glory in 2019, and the Red Stars were prepared to give her a six-figure raise to stick around under the league’s new financial rules. Her deal at Chelsea is reportedly in excess of $400,000, which is about the same as what Olympique Lyonnais pays Ballon d’Or winner Ada Hegerberg. We should take a moment to appreciate what she has done. Those of us who are familiar with Kerr and people who have never heard of her can get equal enjoyment out of a mixtape, so here’s six minutes of Kerr balling out. But Kerr’s signing is about a lot more than just one of the world’s best players signing for a new club. Chelsea has an opportunity to build the biggest women’s sports brand in the world, and if they’re smart, Kerr’s signing will only be the beginning of a huge push forward for the sport. I’m going to take a wild guess about the future: Chelsea signed Kerr because it believes it can change the hierarchy of women’s football. From a pure footballing perspective, Kerr could be the difference between Chelsea facing a difficult scrap with the teams at the top of the FA WSL and winning the league comfortably. The Blues sit on top of the table at the moment, and they’re managing that without a superstar striker. But Kerr and Chelsea’s goals are long term. The Blues didn’t qualify for the UEFA Champions League this season, but Kerr has her sights set on that competition. It is, for better or worse, one of the very few competitions on which female footballers are judged. Kerr’s record-setting performances in NWSL — which is stronger top-to-bottom than any European competition — didn’t impress awards voters. The league is apparently irrelevant in the eyes of the international soccer community, as evidenced by both Megan Rapinoe and Carli Lloyd being named the best players in the world by FIFA during seasons in which they performed poorly for their clubs. Australia struggled at the World Cup, robbing Kerr of a shot at any big individual awards. There won’t be another World Cup for four years, and the Matildas can’t go sign better players to help her out. For Kerr to prove to the world outside of the United States and Australia that she’s the best striker in the world, she needs to conquer the Champions League. We know Kerr cares about accolades, and from the outside she seemingly had better options. Among English clubs, Arsenal and Manchester City have had more success in the Champions League. Elsewhere in Europe, Wolfsburg, Barcelona and PSG all could be one or two players away from having a shot at beating Lyon this season. One reason why she might have chosen Chelsea is that the club convinced her that they are willing to take their investment in women’s soccer to the next level. There’s no reason why Lyon has to be the biggest women’s club in the world, nor why they should continue to be completely unchallenged by the world’s biggest men’s clubs. I would like you to just sit with this sentence and think about it for a minute: The highest paid women’s footballers in the world make a club salary of around $400,000 per year. To a club like Chelsea, that’s pocket change. The Blues are probably paying Danny Drinkwater more than that this year to piss off to Burnley, to say nothing of the £35 million transfer fee to sign him in the first place. Chelsea could sign 10 Sam Kerrs and not notice where the money went. Her salary is a rounding error to Chelsea. The same would be true for Arsenal, City, Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester United. Lyon is currently 28th in revenue in men’s soccer, according to the Deloitte Money League report, with revenue roughly on par with Brighton and Hove Albion, who spent over £50 million in the transfer market this summer. At least a dozen English teams could viably have women’s squads as good as Lyon’s. Investment in women’s football would obviously be a move towards the future rather than to make money on right away. FA WSL attendance isn’t great, and sexism still permeates every facet of the game. But the league is starting to draw crowds of 20,000-plus for special events at big stadiums, and 77,768 showed up for a friendly between England and Germany at Wembley. This season’s title sponsorship with Barclays, worth more than £10 million over the next three seasons, was another big step forward. Chelsea is also not just an English club, but a global one, that spends a lot of money and energy on marketing all around the world. More than a billion people watched the 2019 women’s World Cup, with viewership more than double the previous edition of the tournament. There is money to be made in women’s soccer, especially for the first clubs to get their branding right. We can argue about exactly how much money there is to be made in women’s soccer, and where it tops out. Maybe you think the potential is actually pretty low. But Chelsea — and almost every big men’s club — has wasted hundred of millions of pounds on crap players who did nothing to help it win games or further its brand. I think we can all agree that having the most valuable women’s sports brand in the entire fucking world is more valuable to Chelsea than Danny Drinkwater. The Blues can have that in a year if they want. And once they have it, Chelsea could (and hopefully will) trigger an arms race among the clubs that have just as much spare cash lying around as they do. Kerr signing for Chelsea will truly be significant if it’s just the start. No matter what, she’ll make a positive impact on the sport and club even if Chelsea doesn’t invest, scoring a lot of goals and maybe even win the Ballon d’Or. But Chelsea has an opportunity to do something much bigger than that for a relatively small amount of money. I’m choosing to believe Kerr’s move to Chelsea is just one step in what will be a rapid progression for women’s club soccer.
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Elon Musk to build new Tesla Gigafactory in Berlin
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Celine Dion shares her favorite meal and what TV show she's binge-watching
Five-time Grammy winner Celine Dion is hitting the road after wrapping up her Las Vegas residency over the summer. The Courage World Tour marks the singer's first U.S. tour in more than a decade. "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King caught up with Dion in Cleveland and got rare backstage access at her show. Watch Dion's conversation with King Thursday, Nov. 14 on "CBS This Morning."
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Timeline of events that led to impeachment hearings
The impeachment inquiry centers on claims that President Donald Trump used US tax dollars as bait to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to open investigations that could damage former Vice President Joe Biden heading into the 2020 election.
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This smart helmet will keep you safe on the road — Future Blink
Classon smart helmet uses cameras and an algorithm to detect cars approaching your blind spot. Read more...More about Tech, Transportation, Mashable Video, Bike Helmet, and Future Blink
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Steph Curry teams up with Howard University
NBA Star Steph Curry teams up with Howard University student Otis Ferguson to fund golf program
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Pretend you have the worst job with Facebook's content moderation quiz
If you've ever wanted to cosplay as an underpaid, mentally exhausted, trauma-exposed contract worker well then, oh boy, do we have some great news for you.  Everyone's favorite facilitator of hate speech, Facebook, announced a new quiz on Wednesday that provides an opportunity to briefly play as one of its tens of thousands of third-party content moderators.  Want to see what it's like to decide whether or not potentially problematic posts have a place on Facebook for the cut-rate pay of zero? Well then, step right up.  But before we get to the quiz, it's worth saying that the example posts were not generated out of thin air. A Facebook spokesperson confirmed to Mashable over email that, yes, the "examples are based on real posts, but anonymized to protect user privacy." Read more...More about Facebook, Content Moderation, Tech, and Social Media Companies
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Amazon shipped 10.4 million smart speakers in Q3 2019, almost tripling Google
The global smart speaker market is on the upswing, according to Canalys, which released shipment estimates for the third quarter of 2019.
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U.S. manufacturers group hacked by China, report says
National Association of Manufacturers, which lobbies for its U.S. companies, said it took "swift action" to secure its networks
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Brooklyn Diocese leader Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio accused of sex abuse
The Catholic bishop who heads the Diocese of Brooklyn and was named by the pope to investigate allegations of clergy sex abuse in upstate New York has now been accused of the same crimes. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio repeatedly molested Mark Matzek, now 56, when he was an altar boy at St. Nicholas Church and a...
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Trump keeps contradicting the Pentagon about whatever it is the US is doing with Syria's oil
Evan Vucci/AP President Donald Trump on Wednesday continued to claim that the US was "keeping the oil" in northern Syria, weeks after the US abruptly withdrew, and then deployed additional troops into the region to safeguard the natural resource. "So, we want to worry about our things," Trump added. "We're keeping the oil, we have the oil, the oil is secure, we left troops behind only for the oil." But Trump's sole justification for deploying US troops to Syria, taken at face-value, have conflicted with the Pentagon's. Trump's rhetoric and statements to "make a deal with an ExxonMobil ... to go in there" and "spread the wealth" have raised alarms with lawmakers and former diplomats. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump on Wednesday continued to claim that the US was "keeping the oil" in northern Syria, weeks after the US abruptly withdrew, and then deployed additional troops into the region to safeguard the natural resource. "As you know, we've pulled back our troops quite a while ago, because I think it's time for us not to be worried about other people's borders," Trump said to reporters alongside Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at the White House. "I want to worry about our borders."See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: We can thank the US military for the smelliest weapon in the worldSee Also:Trump plan to save Syria's oil is shaping up to be a public-relations dumpster fireUS diplomat says that Trump’s Syria policies fueled the ‘catastrophic sideshow’ that led to war crimes against US alliesFrench President Macron dunked on Trump for pulling out of Syria without telling his NATO alliesSEE ALSO: Trump used his Veterans Day speech to honor Gold Star families, even though he's publicly feuded with them
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18 gifts every Disney dad will love — from a Disney+ subscription to a LEGO set of 'Steamboat Willie'
  Disney fans like nothing more than receiving Disney gifts. And dads are no different — in fact, they'd probably love Disney gifts the most because well, they're dads.  Here are 18 Disney gifts any dad would love from a Disney+ streaming subscription to an Enchanted Tiki Room silk shirt and a Mickey Mouse turntable. Looking for more gift ideas? Check out our holiday gift guides.  There are dads and then there are Disney dads. You know the type — the ones who'd rather be at Disneyland than anywhere else, the kind of man who can do a spot-on Mickey Mouse impression, the guy who would be thrilled to watch Fantasia for the 50th time. Being a Disney mom myself, I know the type well — they are my people. When you're one of these unapologetic Disney fans, there's nothing you'd like to receive more than a gift that pays homage to your obsession. Here are 18 pixie-dusted gifts to bestow upon your Disney dad for the holidays:A Disney+ subscription Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Subscribe for $6.99/month or $69.99/year Even though it's a gift for your dad, the entire family will enjoy a subscription to Disney+. It gives you unlimited access to movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and 20th Century Fox, and costs just $6.99 a month or $69.99 a year after a free seven-day trial. Read everything there is to know about Disney+ over here. And if you need some binge-spiration, here are all the new movies available to stream. Disney Park tickets Disney Disneyland or Disney World park tickets Odds are that your dad has taken you to a Disney park at some point, so now's the time to give back. Pick up a pair of tickets for the two of you to enjoy, or get your whole family together for a big trip — complete with matching T-shirts. Or a more modern style ShopDisney Mickey Mouse Icon Band Ring by Rebecca Hook, $100 A fun take on a wedding band, this ring is made with durable sterling silver and cubic zirconia to create a subtle Mickey Mouse silhouette. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:18 creative and unexpected gifts for 'Strangers Things' fans46 cool stocking stuffers you can get on Amazon for under $2040 thoughtful and fun tech gifts under $100
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Gene Therapy Under Scrutiny
Panel Probes Teen's Death After Gene Therapy
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Google Is Basically Daring the US to Block Its Fitbit Deal
The company’s moves into health data will test how serious antitrust enforcers are about privacy issues.
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Grubhub creates ‘task force’ amid complaints over bogus fees
Grubhub said it’s creating a “task force” to tackle complaints from restaurants that it charges bogus fees for phone calls that don’t result in food orders. After being threatened with legislation in the Big Apple, the food-delivery giant said in a letter to the New York City Council on Wednesday that it will create a...
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Three men charged in major drug ring bust: Country's largest seizure of carfentanil, police said
Police said it was the country's largest seizure of carfentanil, a synthetic opioid 100 times more potent than fentanyl.       
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Opinion: Warren is right. Her Medicare for All plan won't raise taxes on the middle class
It's no secret that I'm not a fan of Medicare for All. That's why I'm impressed that Senator Elizabeth Warren's campaign reached out to me to independently review her proposed financing plan for the program. Her numbers add up and her plan fully finances the program without imposing any new taxes on middle-class families.
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Florida student body president faces impeachment for Donald Trump Jr.'s $50K campus visit
Trump, Jr. and his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle spoke at the University of Florida campus Oct. 10 for $50,000.       
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Ghost Recon Breakpoint’s stamina buff undermines the game’s survivalist promises
Ubisoft Latest patch still doesn’t do much to separate Breakpoint from The Division Continue reading…
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John Rich celebrates Thanksgiving with a wild after-dinner tradition
The singer/songwriter tells Fox News he’s grateful for his family, his friends, and for the ability to chase down his wildest dreams right here in America.
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Bronx woman allegedly trolls emergency services with 24K fake 911 calls
A kooky Bronx woman averaged more than 150 bogus calls to 911 per day as she harried the emergency line with tens of thousands of phony reports over the last five months, authorities said Wednesday. The 38-year-old chronic caller, Yogita Persaud, has allegedly made more than 24,000 calls for bogus emergencies since June — which...
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You can stay in a house featured on 'The Crown' that comes with a royally trained butler and a corgi afternoon tea
The Plum Guide You can stay in the Earl of Fitzroy this Christmas, a London home that was featured in season two of "The Crown." The stay will celebrate the third season of "The Crown," which drops on November 17 on Netflix. Guests will have access to a royally trained butler, an afternoon tea with actual corgis, and a private tour of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace as part of their package. The home is available for rentals for the entire month of December through the luxury home rental site Plum Guide. Guests must stay for a minimum of one week to secure the house. The stay and amenities cost $64,000 per week. You can find out more about the Earl of Fitzroy on Plum Guide. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Fans of "The Crown" can get a taste of what it's like to live as a royal this Christmas. The Earl of Fitzroy, a home featured on season two of the Netflix drama, is available for stay during the month of December through Plum Guide, a London-based luxury home-stay service.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 41 of the wildest hotels, Airbnbs, and places to spend the nightSee Also:The 10 most shocking travel stories of 2019I stayed in a 182-square-foot room on the world's largest cruise ship, where no space was left unused. Here's what it's like inside.Keens is one of New York's oldest steakhouses, but its most famous dish isn't beef
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News or ‘Trauma Porn’? Student Journalists Face Blowback on Campus
Incidents at Northwestern and Harvard reveal a growing tension between traditional journalistic practices and the demands of student activists.
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6 predictions on where European tech is headed in 2020, according to experts
2020 is set to be a defining year for European tech. While startups and scaleups have been supported over the years through a number of EU-based programs, newly elected European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has made achieving technological sovereignty a rallying cry for more globally competitive European tech brands.  This shift is heating up Europe’s focus on the promise its hot young scaleups can bring. But what will define the ‘Made in Europe’ tech brand, and how can it compete against the Facebooks and Googles of the world? To find out, I attended this year’s EIT Digital Challenge… This story continues at The Next Web
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​Taylor: Trump felt "wronged" by Ukrainians and felt they "owed" him
William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, said Wednesday that President Trump felt "wronged" by Ukrainians over the 2016 election, and believed they "owed" him investigations into the Bidens and Burisma. Taylor said he came to believe this following a discussion with the U.S. delegation to President Zelensky's inauguration in May.
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Texas homeowners can kill ‘invasive’ ducks on their properties: officials
Residents of one Texas city aren’t allowed to feed the ducks — but they can kill them. The city of Pearland has been overrun by aggressive Muscovy ducks, known for their red faces, leading local leaders to inform the public that they can use deadly means to deal with the birds because they are an...
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Rep. Jordan chides diplomat on quid pro quo claims: ‘Your clear understanding was obviously wrong’
Republican Rep. Jim Jordan led some of the toughest questioning during Wednesday's impeachment hearing, challenging Ukraine ambassador William Taylor over his claims that he understood President Trump to be holding up aid and more as he sought to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to announce a Biden-related probe. 
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