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Deputy fired after stopping black shoppers for ‘acting suspicious’
A veteran law-enforcement agent in Indiana was fired after confronting a pair of black shoppers outside of a department store while accusing them of “acting suspicious,” video shows. Lawrence Township Deputy Constable Daryl Jones — who was off duty at the time but was working as a security guard at a Nordstrom Rack in Indianapolis...
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Liven Up Your Turkey Gravy With Nutritional Yeast
Nutritional yeast—known as “nooch” around my studio apartment—is best known for the savory, cheese-adjacent flavor it brings to vegetarian and vegan dishes, as well as popcorn. But the yellow flakes have applications outside of their hippyish beginnings, particularly when dealing with sauces and gravies.Read more...
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Heather Dubrow and assistant part ways: ‘It’s very sad’
It's Heather Dubrow's world — and she wanted to keep Natalie Puche in it.
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This is the secret to a more friendly work environment
The nine-to-five desk grind can put a hamper on one's desire to be social -- nearly one in five of those studied say they only socialize with colleagues outside of work once a month or less.
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PopSockets made an AirPods grip, and it is godawful
There are some objects that spit in the face of god, either in their design or their intended use, and another such product has just entered our reality. PopSocket — the makers of the now-ubiquitous, carpal tunnel-saving doohickeys that adorn the backs many smartphones — has now made a PopGrip (its term) that is an AirPods case. It looks like a tumorous growth out of the back of your phone, but hey, you probably won’t lose your AirPods again — only your dignity. Like the other PopGrips, the PopGrip AirPods Holder can be swapped out for other grips. It’s detachable, and it works with wireless charging. It comes in a variety of colors. It retails for $20, and you can buy it directly from PopGrip online. The only question to ask yourself... Continue reading…
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EverQuest lead producer and designer Brad McQuaid has passed away
Developers and industry figures publicly shared feelings of loss and mourning.
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Netflix to ‘de-age’ Little Italy for ‘Irishman’ promotion
Eleven business will help take visitors back to August 1, 1975 — the day after Jimmy Hoffa was reported missing.
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Report: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo planning to quit because Trump is making him look bad
Time Magazine reports that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, freshly embarrassed in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, is planning to quit. Trump is making him look bad. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has told three prominent Republicans in recent weeks that he plans to resign from the Trump Administration to run for the U.S. Senate from Kansas in next year’s elections. The problem: how to get out in one piece. Pompeo’s plan had been to remain at the State Department until early spring next year, the three Republicans tell TIME, but recent developments, including the House impeachment inquiry, are hurting him politically and straining his relationship with Trump. Earlier today, Ambassador Gordon Sondland's testified to the House that "everyone was in the loop" for Trump's "quid pro quo"—refusing to release aid to Ukraine unless it announced an investigation into Trump's political rivals. Read the rest
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King: Sondland has guaranteed Trump's impeachment
CNN's Jake Tapper and panel discuss the implications of testimony from US Ambassador the the European Union Gordon Sondland during the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
Scans show how the brain is able to rewire itself after half of it is removed
The brain scans of six patients who've had half of their brain removed to treat severe epilepsy have left doctors in awe.
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Myles Garrett uses Texans’ 2013 helmet attack as suspension defense
Myles Garrett’s suspension defense revolves around a far less famous NFL helmet swing. According to, the Browns defensive end and the NFLPA argued to the league that the Texans’ Antonio Smith received the harshest helmet-attack punishment in NFL history — two preseason games and one regular season game — for ripping off the helmet...
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These DIY space-fighter drones may be the coolest gift of the season
TL;DR: Get any of the four Space Fighter Building Block Drones for $39.99, a 33% savings.  Remember when gifts were fun? You'd open presents and then spend the entire day building LEGOs or playing a new video game or putting together a puzzle with the family. Let's bring that back, shall we? Whether you're shopping for a kid or a grown adult, these DIY building block drones make freaking awesome gifts. Let's all get on the same page: building blocks are to LEGOs what facial tissue is to Kleenex. So with these kits, you get to build drones just like you would LEGOs except with actual science in mind. You'll be unconsciously developing STEM skills as you work, including aerodynamics, weight distribution, lift tolerance, and more. Plus, they're compatible with LEGO and other major building blocks, so you can add on elements as you please. Read more...More about Drones, Toys, Mashable Shopping, Tech, and Consumer Tech
Bloomberg to appear on U.S. presidential ballot in Texas
Billionaire former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg put his name on Democratic primary ballots in Texas on Wednesday, paving the way for a possible late entry into the presidential race.
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At Least 6 Killed As Political Turmoil Continues In Bolivia
Ex-President Evo Morales continues to influence politics from exile in Mexico City as the interim president moves toward new elections. The death toll has risen to 30 in the post-election violence.
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Dramatic video shows Amtrak train crushing a car left on New Jersey tracks
The train slammed into a disabled 2012 Toyota Camry and launched it into a parked police vehicle. There were no injuries.
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Lin-Manuel Miranda gets emotional talking about film ‘Tick, Tick… Boom!’
"His Dark Materials" star Lin-Manuel Miranda says he's been preparing his whole life to direct Jonathan Larson's Tick, Tick... Boom!"
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Killed backpacker Grace Millane was into choking, BDSM: court evidence
Police found records of chats the 21-year-old had sharing her fetishes on explicit bondage, domination and sadomasochism sites such as FetLife and Whiplr, Auckland High Court was told, according to the New Zealand Herald.
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UFC's Khabib Rips Conor McGregor: 'We Don't Pay Attention to Idiots'
UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov called rival Conor McGregor an "idiot" during an appearance Wednesday in Russia...
Democrats are clashing over how to fix US health care. Here are the 7 key terms you need to know.
Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters In the Democratic primary field so far, few issues have sparked as much verbal sparring among candidates as healthcare reform. Its crystallized one of the main divides among the 2020 candidates, who carry dueling visions of how to remake the American healthcare system. Keeping up with the plans being thrown around can be head-spinning at times, but here are seven key terms to help you cut through the jargon in the healthcare debate. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In the Democratic primary field so far, few issues have sparked as much verbal sparring among candidates as healthcare reform. Its crystallized one of the main divides among the presidential candidates, who carry dueling visions of how to remake the nation's healthcare system.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Extremists turned a frog meme into a hate symbol, but Hong Kong protesters revived it as an emblem of hopeSee Also:The super-rich are constantly getting hammered by Democrats — and the discord has reached levels unseen since the Great DepressionDemocratic primary voters think only three candidates could beat TrumpBernie Sanders says he doesn't intend to release a funding plan for Medicare for All any time soonSEE ALSO: POWER RANKING: Here's who has the best chance of becoming the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee
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Twitter lets some lucky users schedule tweets on desktop
If your drafts are filled with tweets that you meant to post at just the right time, your problems might be solved.  On Wednesday, Twitter took to its own platform to announce it's testing a new scheduling feature on desktop. In the GIF below, the new tool looks pretty straight forward. Craft your tweet, tap on the icon with the three dots, and select Schedule Tweet. Then, choose the date and time you want the tweet to go live, tap Continue followed by Schedule, and you're all set. Tweet scheduling on Yes please! Starting today, we’re experimenting with bringing one of @TweetDeck’s handiest time-saving features into Twitter. Tell us what you think if you’re part of the — TweetDeck (@TweetDeck) November 20, 2019 Read more... More about Twitter, Apps, Social Media, Tweetdeck, and Tech
Recover From Your Workouts Faster With This $100 Personal Massager
Get targeted muscle relief for 37 percent off.
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What's coming to Netflix in December: 'The Witcher' and 'Lost in Space'
With cold weather creeping in and many of us wanting little to do with the outdoors, Netflix has plenty of new options for you to watch in December, including several holiday shows and movies. To help you figure out what you might want to check out a...
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AS Roma Confirm Investment Rumours, Trade Stock Suspended
AS Roma have confirmed rumours of investment talks, and the trading of their stock has been suspended amid reports the Friedkin Group is looking into purchasing the club. Per Football Italia , the trade stock was suspended on Wednesday...
Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph apologizes for his role in helmet-swinging brawl
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph has apologized for his role in Thursday night's in-game brawl in which opponent Myles Garrett ripped off Rudolph's helmet and hit him in the head with it.
​GOP congressman slams Sondland over "presumption"
Republican Congressman Mike Turner criticized Ambassador Gordon Sondland for his "presumption" that the release of military aid to Ukraine was conditioned on announcing investigations - saying it amounted to "nothing." Watch their exchange at Wednesday's impeachment inquiry hearing.
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Lizzo to grace 'Saturday Night Live' with a performance this December
Lizzo will make her Saturday Night Live debut just in time for Christmas.  On Wednesday, SNL announced its December line-up with the Queen of Bop appearing as the musical guest alongside host Eddie Murphy on Dec. 21. Jennifer Lopez and DaBaby are scheduled for Dec. 7, while Scarlett Johansson and Niall Horan will appear Dec. 14. 🎁 𝐃𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝐒𝐡𝐨𝐰𝐬 🎁 — Saturday Night Live - SNL (@nbcsnl) November 20, 2019 The news comes hours after the 2020 Grammy nominations. Lizzo received the most nods of any artist this year with eight nominations — including album of the year (Cuz I Love You), song of the year ("Truth Hurts"), and best new artist.   Read more...More about Snl, Saturday Night Live, Lizzo, Snl Musical Guest, and Entertainment
Report: Kawhi, Paul George Both in Clippers' Lineup for 1st Time vs. Celtics
It took 15 games, but Kawhi Leonard and Paul George are reportedly set to take the court together for the first time. Frank Isola of The Athletic reported Leonard and George are set to play in Wednesday's game against the Boston Celtics...
FCC chairman wants C-V2X cellular cars to share 5.9GHz band with Wi-Fi
The United States is preparing to allocate radio spectrum for use in vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure cellular communications.
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Why Hasn’t Rudy Giuliani Been Disbarred Yet?
Acting as an attorney is a privilege. Where’s the evidence that Giuliani has earned that distinction?
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Amazon’s cloud gaming service could arrive next year and offer Twitch integration
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google’s Stadia cloud gaming service launched on November 19th (and you probably shouldn’t buy into it just yet), but we’re already hearing more about Amazon’s rumored entry into the space. CNET reports that Amazon is planning to announce its own cloud gaming service next year. CNET’s story corroborates a January report from The Information, which first revealed the existence of the service and said that it likely wouldn’t launch until 2020 at the earliest. Job listings have also given us some evidence that Amazon has a cloud gaming service on the way. The company has been hiring for a “new initiative” in its Amazon Web Services team (AWS underpins many cloud-based services you use every day) that, according to CNET’s sources, is... Continue reading…
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Amazon almost added facial recognition tech to Ring doorbells
Amazon has considered adding facial recognition technology to its Ring doorbell cameras, according to a letter to a US senator defending its video-sharing partnerships with police. The company told Sen. Ed Markey that facial recognition is a “contemplated, but unreleased feature” of its home security cameras but that there are no plans to coordinate that...
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Sondland, in Act of Defiance, Says He Followed Trump’s Orders in Ukraine Pressure Scheme
The United States ambassador to the European Union told the impeachment inquiry his efforts to press Ukraine to announce investigations were ordered by President Trump, and top officials knew.
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Fund investors continue retreat from U.S. stocks
Investors pulled approximately $3.4 billion out of mutual funds and exchange traded funds that hold U.S. equities last week, extending the largest sustained pullback from the domestic stock market in...
Logan Paul Reportedly Files Appeal over 2-Point Deduction in Loss to KSI
Professional YouTuber Logan Paul is appealing the two-point deduction he received during his boxing match with fellow YouTuber KSI, according to TMZ Sports ...
Former Barneys CEO headed to Tiffany & Co.
Barneys, which sold in November for $271.4 million after a three-month auction process, will close the majority of its stores and reopen some within Saks Fifth Avenue.
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‘A Christmas Carol’ trailer: Guy Pearce is ‘f–king’ Scrooge for FX
The Dickens holiday tale is getting a potty-mouthed revamp.
New York Post
Pre-made chicken Caesar salad possibly linked to E. coli outbreak
The CDC announced an investigation into an E. coli outbreak that's sickened 17 people in 8 states.
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A brief history of John Krasinski's transformation into a guy who absolutely loves the CIA
Michael Loccisano/Getty Images John Krasinski was best known for his role as Jim Halpert on "The Office," but now he's all brawn and patriotism as the titular "Jack Ryan." In a 2018 interview that recently went viral on Twitter, Krasinski argued that we should "cherish" and "thank" the CIA, and this isn't the first time he's taken this track. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. For a long time, John Krasinski was America's boyfriend. His most famous role — Jim Halpert on "The Office" — became his de facto identity, and he appeared to share Jim's defining character traits: sensitivity, intelligence, humor, unabashed Snow Patrol fandom.     But as you and I both know — insert a knowing look at the camera here — nothing gold can stay, and now Jim Halpert is waxing poetic about the CIA.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Bill Gates is once again the richest person in the world. Here's how he spends his $110 billion fortune, from a luxury-car collection to incredible real estate.The best Kindles and ebook readersThe best earbuds
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Deputy who tackled teen quadruple amputee under criminal investigation
An Arizona sheriff’s deputy who wrestled a 15-year-old boy who has no arms and legs has been placed on administrative leave and is under criminal investigation, according to a report. Pima County Deputy Manuel Van Santen was captured on video pinning the limbless teen, Immanuel, to the ground on Sept. 26 while responding to a...
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Pompeo takes shot at reporter when asked about impeachment testimony
A reporter asks Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to respond to Gordon Sondland's testimony about Pompeo at the impeachment hearing.
Bitcoin's Carbon Footprint May Not Be As Massive As Previously Estimated
Whether Bitcoin, an immaterial resource derived from hype and blind faith, will vanish into thin air is uncertain, but it will leave behind a dark cloud of carbon pollution. Cryptocurrency mining facilities use so much energy that the government of Abkhazia cut power to 15 mining centers last year. A Norway…Read more...
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Anyone who buys things online is missing out on travel rewards by ignoring free shopping portals from brands like Chase, Amex, and Southwest Airlines
AP Photo Online shopping portals let you earn airline miles, hotel points, and other rewards when you make a purchase or sign up for a participating service online.
 Not only do most of the major airlines have their own portals, but some hotel programs do as well. Credit card issuers like Chase and Barclays also have their own shopping portals, but you need a credit card to utilize them.  While you don't have to pay with plastic to utilize online shopping portals, you can "double up" on rewards if you do.
 For example, use the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card to make a purchase through the Ultimate Rewards portal and earn extra points. Read more personal finance coverage. It's not hard to see why travel rewards have been growing in popularity over the last decade. You can use airline miles to pay for first-class flights that cost thousands of dollars, and you can use hotel points or credit card rewards to book hotels and even vacation rentals, along with rental cars, daily excursions and activities, and more. The quickest way to earn points and miles is to sign up for a rewards credit card to earn a sign-up bonus and get rewarded for your spending. But credit cards aren't for everyone, and even if you don't want to add any plastic to your wallet, you still have options for earning points and miles to book travel. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: How to find water when you're stuck in the desertSee Also:5 reasons the decade-old Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a powerhouse within the increasingly competitive credit card space9 things to do once you have the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Amex to enjoy benefits like free hotel status and over $400 in statement creditsIntimidated by points and miles? Here are 8 steps for beginners looking to earn travel rewards
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Halsey slams Twitter troll over 2020 Grammy nominations snubs
She quickly deleted the initial tweet.
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Rep. Speier's "Pinocchios" comment draws laughter and applause
Representative Jackie Speier, a Democrat from California, drew laughter and applause Wednesday for a comment she made about President Trump having "five Pinocchios on a daily basis." She made the remark while questioning Ambassador Gordon Sondland in his public impeachment hearing.
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NASA finds ‘extraterrestrial sugar’ on meteorites
It’s common for asteroids in the Solar System to carry water, one of the essential building blocks for life. But now, NASA researchers have found sugar molecules on two different meteorites, adding credence to the idea that asteroids play a crucial role in supporting life. The researchers said they discovered ribose and “other bio-essential sugars...
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Authorities race to find Wyoming teen with autism who wandered into rough terrain
"We’re trying to find Joey alive, and that's what we want to do."
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The Likely Reason Disney\+ Accounts Are Getting 'Hacked'
Credential stuffing, where names and passwords leaked in previous breaches are reused, strikes again.
Giuliani slams GOP impeachment lawyer, demands apology
Rudy Giuliani on Wednesday slammed the Republican’s staff counsel during the impeachment inquiry — charging him with parroting “Democrat lies.” “Republican lawyer doesn’t do his own research and preparation, and is instead picking up Democrat lies, shame. Allow me to inform him: I have NO financial interests in Ukraine, NONE! I would appreciate his apology,”...
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