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Andy Ruiz Playing Risky Game Ahead of Anthony Joshua Rematch
For Andy Ruiz, June 1 was the stuff of dreams. But it wasn't all magic and unicorns; part of it was like showing up to high school in your underwear...
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Buy your own nail printer: put your finger in and it'll dye art on it
Meet the Claire's Accessories gom jabbar! Insert a finger into the box and it will print the image of your choice on the nail. Though intended for use by professionals, you can get them on Amazon for just shy of a grand and a few consumer reviews have turned up. It takes just 30 seconds to print a design, according to this reviewer
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China says talks over U.S. trade deal remain on track
Chinese official says Beijing is "willing to address" key issues, but outlook for agreement remains unclear
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What's coming to Prime Video in December: 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'
December means it's time to catch up on some streaming during the only time of the year that anyone can tolerate holiday-themed films. Amazon Prime Video has you well covered with new seasons of some popular series, several Marvel films and exactly t...
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Celtics Trade Rumors: Gordon Hayward, Marcus Smart 'Absolutely Not Available'
The Boston Celtics reportedly aren't willing to part with some of their top players in order to improve upon their pedestrian frontcourt...
U.S. weekly jobless claims unchanged at five-month high
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits was unexpectedly unchanged at a five-month high last week, suggesting some softening in the labor market.
Martin Odegaard Says His Goal Is to Win La Liga with Real Madrid
Martin Odegaard has said his goal is to succeed with Real Madrid and win La Liga with his parent club. The 20-year-old playmaker is currently enjoying a fine 2019-20 season on loan at Real Sociedad...
Prince Andrew’s ‘alibi’ doubts royal’s explanation of key trip in Jeffrey Epstein scandal
Prince Andrew faced further humiliation Thursday when his alibi for a key New York trip in the Jeffrey Epstein scandal was shot down by the former diplomat he said he had stayed with, according to a report. The Duke of York has been accused by Epstein accuser Virginia Robert Guiffre of having sex with her...
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Impeachment hearings: key witness to reject claim Ukraine meddled in US election – live
Fiona Hill, ex-senior director for Europe and Russia on the national security council, and David Holmes, a state department aide in Kyiv, to testifyIn this defining moment for America, support the Guardian’s independent journalism. Make a contribution 1.27pm GMT Fiona Hill will seek to correct Republicans on the intelligence committee who have been saying for weeks that Ukraine colluded with Democrats to tamper the 2016 election, according to her opening statement just released – it is here.“This is a fictional narrative that has been perpetrated and propagated by the Russian security services themselves,” Hill plans to say.We are running out of time to stop them. In the course of this investigation, I would ask that you please not promote politically driven falsehoods that so clearly advance Russian interests.Based on questions and statements I have heard, some of you on this committee appear to believe that Russia and its security services did not conduct a campaign against our country—and that perhaps, somehow, for some reason, Ukraine did. This is a fictional narrative that has been perpetrated and propagated by the Russian security services themselves. The impact of the successful 2016 Russian campaign remains evident today. Our nation is being torn apart. Truth is questioned. Our highly professional and expert career foreign service is being undermined. Fiona Hill is going to be dismissed by House Republicans as a Never Putiner 1.01pm GMT Good morning and welcome to our live coverage of day five of the impeachment hearings. It could be the final day of public testimony, with no further witnesses currently scheduled.Testimony by Gordon Sondland, the ambassador to the European Union, on Wednesday reduced Donald Trump to yelling: “I want nothing! I want nothing!” after weeks of urging supporters to read the transcript of a phone call in which he tells the Ukrainian president about the things he wants.You go and tell Eisenberg that I am not part of whatever drug deal Sondland and [acting chief of staff Mick] Mulvaney are cooking up on this, and you go and tell him what you’ve heard and what I’ve said. Related: Fiona Hill: British-born Russia expert drawn into impeachment storm Let’s judge Trump’s conduct by his words and deeds:Recalls Ambassador Yovanovitch, after she’s falsely smeared.Praises Ukraine’s corrupt former prosecutor.Asks Ukraine to investigate his rival.Holds up aid until it does.That’s not anti-corruption.Just corruption. Continue reading...
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Why Tom Hanks took on the role of Mr. Rogers after initially turning it down
Tom Hanks plays Fred Rogers in the highly anticipated new movie “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.” The Academy Award-winning actor said he initially turned down the part, but director Marielle Heller changed his mind. Gayle King talks with him about how Heller convinced him to take on the role.
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R2-D2 popcorn maker
It's a little corny but William-Sonoma's R2-D2 Popcorn Maker will probably appeal to most fans of POP culture, even at its $100 price tag. Something fun: Its head doubles as a serving bowl. Give snack time the intergalactic edge with this popcorn maker shaped like everyone's favorite Star Wars™ droid. Simply plug him in, add corn kernels and watch as R2-D2 makes quick work of air-popping a healthy snack for movie night. (I'm still nostalgic for the Joe Namath "Butter-Up Popper" we had in the seventies!) Previously: Wrap makes your Instant Pot look like R2-D2 (The Awesomer) Read the rest
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What It's Like to Design Apple's Retail Stores Alongside Steve Jobs
Tim Kobe, CEO of Eight Inc. and X Eight Ventures, discusses what it means to successfully adapt your design plans.
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Growing up in a walkable city could make you more successful, a new study reveals
Westend61/Getty Images Kids that grew up in walkable cities are more likely to move up the economic ladder, according to new research.  The study defined walkable as "having pedestrian-friendly intersections, adequate lighting, and wide sidewalks." Researchers looked at three different factors: walkability, car ownership, and economic background. They found that walkability — more than the other two factors — predicted upward mobility. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. There are many myths and facts about the benefits of walking. Studies have debated whether the 10,000 steps a day target is an actual goal people should aim for (others say it's not). Fast walkers live longer than their slower counterparts, and so on and so on. Regardless, walking is definitely good for you — and your health — and it can even put you on a greater path to achieving the "American Dream," according to a new groundbreaking study.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Taylor Swift is the world's highest-paid celebrity. Here's how she makes and spends her $360 million.See Also:7 ways the best bosses make time for their employeesSaying 'OK boomer' at work could count as age discrimination under the law. But don't worry — millennial jokes will also soon become a workplace no-no too.Chick-fil-A just announced it will no longer donate to groups criticized by LGBTQ activists. Here's the strange and surprising history of corporations and LGBTQ rights.SEE ALSO: Most stereotypes about only children aren't true. In fact, they may end up smarter and more successful than people with siblings.
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AEW Dynamite vs. WWE NXT: Who Won the Nov. 20 Battle of the Wednesday Night War?
It was a wild Wednesday night, as a score of WWE superstars, including Becky Lynch and Seth Rollins, answered Triple H's challenge to test their might against the best of NXT ...
Jeremy Corbyn accused of playing up Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘Jewishness’
UK opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn is being accused of playing up Jeffrey Epstein’s “Jewishness” after mispronouncing the dead pedophile’s name during an election debate. Corbyn’s on-air flub came Tuesday when he was asked about Prince Andrew’s disastrous interview about his ties to Epstein, who committed suicide in August while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges....
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Popular Android apps are shipping with outdated bug-ridden software
Researchers have found that several popular Android apps, including Facebook, AliExpress, and WeChat, come with outdated software components that contain unpatched security flaws. Native vulnerabilities in third-party mobile apps are one kind. Those at the operating system level are another. Both necessitate that device makers and software vendors issue patches on a timely basis to mitigate the risk of such exploits. But what if these apps contain old software components that harbor vulnerabilities which have been long fixed? This is exactly what researchers over at cybersecurity firm Check Point Research set out to find. “To verify our hypothesis that long-known vulnerabilities… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Android
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Louis Bacon to close New York-based Moore Capital hedge fund: FT
Veteran U.S. money manager Louis Bacon plans to close his New York-based hedge fund Moore Capital Management and return capital to investors, the Financial Times reported...
From Vardy to Lewandowski, vintage traditional No 9s are thriving again
The modern game was supposed to have left such centre-forwards behind, so why are they topping the scoring charts?Ever since Hungary swaggered into Wembley in 1953, deploying Nandor Hidegkuti as a “false nine” and shattering England’s superiority complex, the traditional No 9 has been left a yard off the pace, fighting for a place in the beautiful game.These days strikers have to be fit, hard-working and flexible, often leaving the headlines for those who profit from their efforts. It has been 15 years since an out-and-out striker – Milan’s Andriy Shevchenko – won the Ballon d’Or. That marked the end of a golden age for goalscorers, now endangered in an era of relentless pressing and possession. Continue reading...
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READ: Impeachment Witness Fiona Hill's Opening Statement For Thursday's Hearing
Former Russia Director for the National Security Council Fiona Hill as well as David Holmes, a U.S. diplomat from the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, are testifying in the inquiry.
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These portable speakers deliver serious levels of performance
TL;DR: Ultimate Ears speakers are on sale in the Amazon "Countdown to Black Friday Sale," saving you up to £100 on list price. All the biggest brands will feature over the next few weeks, as top retailers compete to offer to best deals during this busy shopping period. We've already come across loads of deals on brands like Apple, Samsung, and Bose, and now it's the turn of Ultimate Ears. You can save up to £100 on a wide range of portable speakers from the popular brand in the Amazon "Countdown to Black Friday Sale," with something for everyone. SEE ALSO: Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2019: The best Amazon deals in the UK Read more...More about Speakers, Ultimate Ears, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Uk, and Uk Deals
Bombshell testimony from Gordon Sondland; Democrats debate for 5th time
Watch Part 1 of "CBS This Morning": After Gordon Sondland's bombshell testimony Wednesday, two more key witnesses will testify in the Trump impeachment inquiry Thursday. Also, the Democratic presidential candidates united on the impeachment inquiry, but sparred over who has the necessary qualifications for the White House.
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UPDATE 1-Trump wants Apple to be involved in 5G infrastructure building in U.S.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he had asked Apple Inc Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook to look into helping develop telecommunications infrastructure for 5G wireless networks in the United States.
US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Futures erase losses on report of likely U.S. tariff delay
U.S. stock index futures moved sharply higher on Thursday after South China Morning Post reported that U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports due Dec. 15 could be delayed even if a trade deal was not signed by then.
Emma Thompson answering random questions from little kids is hilariously adorable
Skilled interviewers may spend years honing their craft, but sometimes all you really need to unlock a person's secrets is the quirky mind of a small child. Or in this case, several small children. In the BBC Radio 1 segment above, Emma Thompson follows in the footsteps of Sarah Silverman and Tom Hardy by answering a series of "difficult questions" from kids — with topics ranging from the environment to what it takes to become rich. 8-year-old Finn from Glasgow is even cheeky enough to ask about the best onscreen kisser Thompson has ever encountered. "Meryl Streep's a very good snogger," she responds. "I had to snog her in Angels in America and she was method about it." Read more...More about Emma Thompson, Entertainment, and Celebrities
Fortnite: Save the World's new area is a dungeon crawl
Battle royale may well be the most popular mode on Fortnite, but the world still needs saving -- and now there's a new way to do it: dungeons. Fornite: Save the World has got a new subterranean area to explore, nestled within Hexylvania. Players can...
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Trump hosted Mark Zuckerberg for private White House dinner – report
Meeting took place as Facebook chief was being grilled by the House, NBC News reports, with Peter Thiel also in attendanceDonald Trump hosted Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for a private dinner at the White House in October.NBC News revealed the meeting, which had not previously been disclosed, took place as Zuckerberg was in Washington being grilled by the House – over topics including Facebook’s limited steps to ban to misinformation in political advertising. Continue reading...
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Portal Icosahedron sculpture like looking into another universe
Portal Icosahedron is a sculpture by Anthony James, "famous for setting fire to a Ferrari in a birch forest." Created with steel, glass and LED lights, the mirrors within generate an incredible repeating view of its own structure without including the observer or the exterior. It reminded me at one of William Chyr's new game, Manifold Garden. Here's the gallery langue de bois: Anthony James’ work takes up the concepts of the universal and transcendental in order to demonstrate the impossibility of their representation. The historical cosmology of Plato is a primary inspiration, both for the sculptures of icosahedrons and for the silhouette of Baroque architect Francesco Borromini’s dome for Sant’Ivo in Rome. Colorful rings of neon nod to the ancient concept of the universe as a set of concentric planetary orbits. The effect is both esoteric and industrial, orphic and distinctly concrete. Modern art historical references abound as well – Bruce Nauman, Ellsworth Kelly, Minimalism – but the artist’s attention is on the wonderment and possibility presented by distant ideals. Portal Icosahedron, 2017 Steel, glass, LED lights 60 × 60 × 60 in 152.4 × 152.4 × 152.4 cm Contact for price Read the rest
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Macy's cuts forecast ahead of holiday season after gloomy quarter
Macy's Inc cut its annual profit forecast for the second time this year on Thursday, as the department store operator blamed weak international tourism and sluggish mall traffic for the first drop in same-store sales in two years.
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Little cheer for Beaujolais Nouveau as U.S. tariffs guzzle profits
Beaujolais Nouveau wine lovers made merry as this year's first bottles were uncorked, but producers faced the sobering truth of a dip in margins due to new tariffs imposed by the United States, their second biggest export market.
B/R Expert Consensus NFL Picks for Week 12
It's been a struggle, and now Bleacher Report analysts Gary Davenport , Brad Gagnon and Brent Sobleski have started in-fighting. It might not be a coincidence that they agree unanimously on only six Week 12 selections...
The 10 greatest cardigans – ranked!
From Marilyn Monroe in a shawl-collar number to Prince George in a blue button-up, here are some of the memorable knitwear moments of the last 100 yearsThe cardigan x the internet. A new-style twinset with a caption-friendly compound moniker, Katie Holmes’s Khaite cashmere bra-and-cardie combination became the first cardigan to go viral when an obliging paparazzi caught the moment it slipped off her shoulder just the right amount as she lifted her arm to hail a taxi. The look was such a hit that the bradigan (and an excellent late-summer suntan) rebooted the Katie Holmes brand almost as effectively as, say, landing a whopping contract with Marvel, or having a secret love affair with Justin Trudeau*. The cardigan, but make it fashion. (*Let the record state that this particular rumour is obviously ludicrous, although, when you think about it, Trudeau does look a bit like Cruise so you can see how it started.) Jess Cartner-Morley Continue reading...
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World Tour Championship: Mike Lorenzo-Vera leads after Dubai first round
Rory McIlroy finishes day one of the World Tour Championship in second place behind leader Mike Lorenzo-Vera.
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‘Jersey Shore’ star Angelina Pivarnick marries Chris Larangeira
The couple tied the knot on Wednesday in New Jersey.
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UK's Labour unveils 'radical and ambitious' plan to remake Britain
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn unveiled his party's election manifesto on Thursday, setting out radical plans to transform Britain with public sector pay rises, higher taxes on companies and a sweeping nationalization of infrastructure.
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Spurs Done? Sixers Truly Flawed? We Can't Figure out These NBA Teams
Many preseason NBA predictions are coming true. The Los Angeles Lakers, Clippers, Houston Rockets, Denver Nuggets and Milwaukee Bucks look really good. The New York Knicks, Washington Wizards and Chicago Bulls all stink as expected...
Derek Jeter unveils 'next chapter' of Players' Tribune with new 'partnership'
While players might take some time off after retiring from professional sports, Derek Jeter did the opposite.
Eye Opener at 8: Lawyers for Epstein victims want Prince Andrew to cooperate
A look back at what we've been covering on "CBS This Morning."
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How to Make Your Morning Coffee Work All Day
Here's how to ensure that morning jolt is just right.
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Pressure mounts on Prince Andrew to talk to FBI about Epstein
Fallout from the British royal's TV interview continues even after his official withdrawal from public duties
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Teen ran 'slave for sale' ad on black classmate, charged with hate crime
The teen from the Chicago suburb of Naperville posted the classmate's picture on Craiglist. The caption included a racial slur, police said.
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Labour vows to make UK development bank a champion of climate justice
Key manifesto pledge includes ending investment in fossil fuel projects and supporting ‘green transitions’ abroadLabour has pledged to review how hundreds of millions of pounds of foreign aid is spent through the government’s private finance arm and rebrand it as a green development bank.In a key manifesto commitment, Labour promised to overhaul the CDC, which has received £2bn from the aid UK budget since 2016 to invest in projects in poorer countries. Continue reading...
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Hail storm pelts Los Angeles area as flash flooding rages through parts of Phoenix
Hail pelted Los Angeles and Las Vegas while parts of Phoenix experienced flash flooding.       
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Son continues "Mountain Santa" tradition of giving
For 42 years, Mike Howard dressed as "Mountain Santa" and delivered presents – now, it's his son's job
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Sequencing "Sweet Child O' Mine" on a phone
iSongs is a YouTube channel that shows popular songs being recreated from scratch with the music-making app that comes with the iPhone. It's an excellent and incredibly dense tutorial, too, for those with the "observe and copy" learning style. Read the rest
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Ukrainian boxing champion Amina Bulakh killed by train while checking her phone
An 18-year-old Ukrainian boxing champion was fatally struck by a train as she crossed over a railroad line “wearing headphones and browsing her smartphone,” according to new reports. Amina Bulakh — a member of Ukraine’s youth female boxing team and the bronze medalist at a September European championship in Bulgaria — was walking home from...
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The Difference Between a First Mover and a Category Creator
There’s more to breakthrough products than being first to market.
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Active weather patterns begin as US heads into holiday week
The first major winter storm is moving through the Southwest with more than 4 inches of rain falling in San Diego County in southern California.
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Trump impeachment hearings Day 5: Fiona Hill and David Holmes appear
Fiona Hill and David Holmes appear before the House Intelligence Committee in Day 5 of the Trump impeachment hearings.
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