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The US could raise $1 trillion more in taxes through stricter IRS enforcement, according to a new study
Spencer Platt/Getty Images The US government could raise more than $1 trillion in additional taxes over the next decade through stricter Internal Revenue Service enforcement. That could happen through increased audits, reporting requirements, and information technology, according to a National Bureau of Economic Research paper out this month. The IRS would need roughly $100 billion more to spend on additional enforcement to hit that target of tax revenue, the economists said. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The US government could raise more than $1 trillion in additional taxes over the next decade through stricter Internal Revenue Service enforcement, according to new research.  The IRS could reduce the amount of owed-but-uncollected taxes by roughly 15% in that period through increased audits, reporting requirements, and information technology, Harvard's Lawrence H. Summers and Wharton's Natasha Sarin estimated in a National Bureau of Economic Research working paper released this month. 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:34 of the most dangerous things science has strongly linked to cancerThis is how the world's 5 youngest billionaires spend their time and moneyTrump reportedly shelved a ban on flavored e-cigarettes to avoid angering votersSEE ALSO: Trump met with Powell at White House following months of Fed attacks
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Sweden says it is dropping Assange rape investigation
A Swedish prosecutor said on Tuesday she would not proceed with an investigation into an allegation of rape against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after a review of the evidence.
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Mother charged in murder of quadriplegic daughter
Police responded to an incident at the family's home on Dec. 17, 2018, and found Yulia, who was disabled, dead at the scene.
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Aramco IPO banks face pared payday of $90 million or less: sources
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Instagram was missing some of its most-loved features when it launched in 2010 — here's what it looked like back then (FB)
Jeff Chiu/AP Instagram launched as an iOS app in 2010, and became available for Android users in 2012. Instagram of 10 years ago looked different from the app we use today, and was missing many features that now seem vital. The original app didn't have messages or stories, and photos had to be cropped to square images.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When Instagram launched in 2010, using it was a much different experience than the Instagram of today.  Instagram started as a photo-sharing app, but it didn't have the additional features it boasts today, including Instagram live, stories, messaging, and more. The company has made other changes in the past decade, like changing the algorithm the determines what photos you see rather than showing them in chronological order. This year, Instagram has experimented with removing some early features. It nixed the following tab in October, which had existed as far back as 2011 as a tool for keeping an eye on what posts your friends interact with. Even more drastically, Instagram is now testing out removing likes worldwide, an experiment that started out this summer in several countries, including Canada and Australia, and spread to the US a few weeks ago.  But 2010 was a simpler time — it was two years before Facebook bought the app for $1 billion. In other words, Instagram was just getting started. Here's how it looked a decade ago compared to today.For starters, the Instagram logo looked pretty different. Antonio Bronic/Reuters The Instagram logo of 2010 was more neutral-toned and looked more like a camera. And the Instagram typeface at the top of the app was slightly different than it is today.  The 2019 version of the logo still has a minimalist camera, but now in eye-catching colors. Shutterstock Adweek called the new logo a "travesty," and The New York Times called the whole event the "great Instagram logo freakout of 2016." The bare bones of Instagram's design have stayed the same. Sonya Doctorian/The Washington Post via Getty Images Back in 2010, all photos uploaded to Instagram had to have a square crop. Otherwise, the layout is still basically the same as it has always been — you scroll through a stream of photos, which have the poster's name and photo on the top left, and comments below. When the app launched in 2010, the tabs were titled: Feed, Popular, Share, News, and, at the far right, your own profile. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:TikTok chief says political content is allowed on the viral video app as long as it's 'creative and joyful'TikTok hit 1.5 billion downloads, and is still outperforming InstagramThe highs and lows of the last decade for Jeff Bezos, from becoming the world's richest man to a high-profile divorceSEE ALSO: The US cities with the most million-dollar homes are all major tech hubs, and it points to a darker side effect of the rise of big tech
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Dramatic video shows rescue of 8-year-old kidnapping victim
Michael Webb allegedly admitted to threatening the girl, and hiding the girl from law enforcement in a small laundry basket
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A game jam where coders were limited to two Tweets-worth of characters
The rules for TweetTweetJam were simple--keep it short: Why 560? Because you don't always need a ton of code to make something fun. Because sometimes it's nice to scale back. But mostly because it's the length of two tweets. Use a minifier if you need to, and bend the rules if you can. PICO-8 is our recommended tool, but TIC-80 and other text-based engines will work as well! Rules: 1. Your final game code must be 560 characters or less. This includes spaces and brackets. 2. No spritesheets or external art libraries allowed! All of your game art must fit into your code. Symbols such as 웃 and ★ are acceptable, as long as they work in your editor and can be included in a tweet! The 60 entries included a typing game, city builder, and downhill racer: Typing game in #pico8, using 279 characters. Made for #TweetTweetJam. Code in replies. #gamedev #tweetcart pic.twitter.com/fZxoC7rFWP — GunTurtle (@GunTurtle) November 16, 2019 My third #pico8 submission to #TweetTweetJam is a collaboration with StramDozer.We made a tiny city building game.Enjoy!https://t.co/NjCfD3N2hY pic.twitter.com/B9EY336eQs — RhizomaticWarMachine (@RhizomaticWar) November 16, 2019 Fifth (and probably final) #pico8 submission to #TweetTweetJam It's a snowboarding game entirely inspired by Jammerboard (https://t.co/qCxk5alaVi) by Alexandre Rousseau because I like it.Play Tweet Tweet Board here:https://t.co/ST0MQf5NXd pic.twitter.com/1vO1w1x1Xe — RhizomaticWarMachine (@RhizomaticWar) November 17, 2019 My entry for #TweetTweetJam: Rainbow Tunnel!
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Eye Opener at 8: American freed in prisoner swap with Taliban
A look back at what we've been covering on "CBS This Morning."
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Boulder, San Jose, and... Ann Arbor? These are America's top 12 tech hubs, according to Bloomberg
Jeff Zehnder/Shutterstock Silicon Valley has long dominated the market for tech talent in the United States.  But according to Bloomberg's 2019 Brain Concentration Index, there are plenty of smaller cities across the country giving the tech hub a run for its money.  Cities on the index are ranked out 100 based on factors, such as what percentage of their populations work in science, technology, engineer or math jobs. Here are the top 12 tech hubs in the US, according to Bloomberg. Visit the Business Insider homepage for more stories. Silicon Valley might have some competition for tech talent from... Ann Arbor, Michigan?  The Bay Area and its surrounding cities have long served as a tech hub that companies like Apple, Facebook, and Google parent Alphabet call home. But according to a new report from Bloomberg, there are smaller cities all over the country creating robust ecosystems of tech talent for companies to capitalize on.  Bloomberg released its 2019 Brain Concentration Index on Monday, a report that shows which cities have a high density of science, technology, engineering, and math professionals.  Each city is scored out of 100 based on three criteria: how many people have jobs in STEM, science and engineering degrees, and advanced degrees. All three metrics are expressed as a percentage of the population of the city. The data goes up to 2018 and was pulled from the US Census report.  Many of the top cities on the lists are known as college towns or have a high concentration of universities in the surrounding area. And, of course, San Francisco makes an appearance. Here are the top 12 tech hubs across America, according to Bloomberg's 2019 Brain Concentration Index. The list is ranked in increasing order of each city's score out of 100. 12. Fort Collins, CO Downtown Fort Collins/Facebook Score: 95.5 STEM job holders: 4.6%  Science and engineering degree holders: 13.4%  Advanced degree holders: 12.8%  Source: Bloomberg Brain Concentration Index   11. Seattle, WA Shutterstock Score: 95.57 STEM job holders: 6.2%  Science and engineering degree holders: 13.5%  Advanced degree holders: 11.8%  Source: Bloomberg Brain Concentration Index   10. Madison, WI Getty Images Score: 95.83 STEM job holders: 5.7%  Science and engineering degree holders: 12.8%  Advanced degree holders: 12.5%  Source: Bloomberg Brain Concentration Index   See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:GOLDMAN SACHS: Equity traders are expecting an economic acceleration — and these 12 stocks are best positioned to skyrocket as conditions improvePayPal's former finance chief says Bank of America closed his account with 'absolutely no explanation'34 of the most dangerous things science has strongly linked to cancer
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Sweden drops Assange rape investigation
Swedish prosecutors drop rape inquiry into Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who is currently in custody in the UK
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Girl kidnapped on street out of mother's arms, then rescued in dramatic hotel raid
A young girl snatched from her mother's arms on a Texas street was traced two days later to a nearby hotel, where cops busted down the door and arrested the kidnapper. Here's an Inside Edition segment showing the kidnapping, partically capture from a nearby video doorbell, and the hotel raid. Seven months after an 8-year-old girl was kidnapped while walking with her mom in their Texas neighborhood, police released heart-stopping video of the moment officers busted into the suspect's hotel room and rescued her. Michael Webb, 51, kidnapped the 8-year-old girl on May 18 as she was walking with her mom in Fort Worth. As the distraught mom tried to fight him off, he was able to get the girl in his car and take off. She called 911 and police immediately went searching for the girl. They almost bungled it. Acting on a tip, police in nearby Forest Hill searched Webb’s hotel room early the next day but didn’t find her. Two hours later, after getting another tip, Forest Hill and Fort Worth police responded. The girl was found hidden in a laundry basket. The Forest Hill police chief fired a sergeant who expressed doubt about the tip that led to the second visit. Read the rest
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PayPal's former finance chief says Bank of America closed his account with 'absolutely no explanation'
Brian Ach/Getty PayPal's former finance chief revealed Bank of America closed his account without giving a reason, sparking conspiracies that he may have been banned for trading bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies. Roelof Botha is a partner at Sequoia Capital and a board member of Square, Bird, and other technology companies. Botha tweeted that the bank "decided to fire me as their customer" after 20 years. Seed investor Manu Kumar replied to Botha's tweet saying Bank of America also shut his fund's account at the start of this year without giving an explanation. View Business Insider's homepage for more stories. PayPal's former finance chief revealed Bank of America closed his account without explanation, sparking conspiracies that he may have been banned for trading bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies. Roelof Botha, a partner at Sequoia Capital and one of Silicon Valley's most famous investors, shared the news in a tweet on Monday.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:Trump reportedly shelved a ban on flavored e-cigarettes to avoid angering votersTrump hails 'cash' coming from US aid package to farmers caught in the China trade war's crosshairsState-owned oil giant Saudi Aramco is worth up to $1.7 trillion in a new IPO range, setting the stage for the world's largest public listing
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Thousands of hacked Disney+ accounts are being sold on dark web
Hackers are selling thousands of Disney+ accounts on the black market following the streaming service’s error-plagued launch. Hacked accounts have appeared on the dark web for as little as $3 a pop — less than half the $6.99 monthly price of a Disney+ subscription — in the week since the site’s Nov. 12 debut, multiple...
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Last Christmas: hearts, history and Heal the Pain – discuss with spoilers
Does the trailer reveal too much? Did anyone bother to check the dates of the Yugoslav wars? And can a George Michael vehicle really be as sexless as a stollen?•This article contains spoilers!The contemporary culture of spoiler paranoia is hardly ever one that collides with the romantic comedy genre: who walks into a romcom not knowing more or less what’s going to happen by the time the credits roll? Last Christmas, however, is a bit of an exception: from the moment the trailer for the latest fuzzy diversion from Bridesmaids director Paul Feig hit the internet back in August, it seemed clear this one wouldn’t end in the usual way. Were we right? Nothing but spoilers ahead, obviously. Continue reading...
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Bizagi’s process automation platform gets AI decisioning and Azure Cognitive Services integration
Bizagi added an Azure Cognitive Services integration to complete its "information conveyor belt" of intelligent process automation for businesses.
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The Unexpected Benefits of Pursuing a Passion Outside of Work
Studies show that it can be better for your engagement — and health.
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Disney has released its list of the top 15 holiday toys for 2019 — including gifts for Avengers fans, a Frozen castle, and more
shopDisney shopDisney and the Disney Store have named their top toys for 2019, all available online. There's something for every type of kid, from the LEGO lover to the one who can't get enough of "Frozen." There are affordable gifts like $19.95 Simba plush all the way up to the $329.99 Disneyland LEGO train set. Check out all of our 2019 holiday gift ideas here. For the second year, Disney has released its list of the top holiday toys for 2019. From a LEGO Disney train, to Elsa and Anna's Arendelle castle, to figures from the upcoming "Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker," there's something for every kid and every age.  If you're looking for gift ideas, scroll through to find toys from "Star Wars," Marvel, "Frozen," and "Toy Story" ad more. They're all available at shopDisney and in Disney stores, so you can easily get something for every kid on your list. And for those who love to watch classic and new Disney shows and films, a Disney Plus subscription ($6.99/month or $69.99/year) is a great gift. Read all about Disney's new streaming service here. Here are Disney's top holiday toys for 2019:For the Minnie Mouse fan shopDisney Minnie Mouse Flower Cart Play Set, $49.95 Help raise a future gardener with the Minnie Mouse Flower Cart Play Set. Included in this colorful cart are flower pots, seed packets, tools, and cash for when they pretend to sell you some of their bounty. For the Woody fan shopDisney Woody Interactive Talking Action Figure, $32.95 Just like in the "Toy Story" movies, this Woody talks. Pull his string, and he'll say film phrases like ''Trash? You're not going in the trash,'' ''Operation pull-toy,'' and ''Hang on, little guy.'' This Woody can also detect when another "Toy Story" interactive figure is nearby and will say unique lines related to that character. For the Disney character fan shopDisney Disney Animators' Collection Mini Doll Gift Set, $99.95 The Disney Animators doll series is an adorable take on classic Disney characters. These beloved icons are reimagined into sweet toddler forms, and in this set, they're all mini. The doll set includes 14 5-inch figures including Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Tinker Bell, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Aladdin, Pocahontas, Rapunzel, Moana, Merida, Tiana, and Charlotte as well as various accessories.  See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:25 thoughtful and work-appropriate gifts for your boss — all under $50The 17 best Christmas movies on Hulu you can stream right nowThe top 20 Black Friday bestsellers among Business Insider readers last year
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Paddling the world's brightest bioluminescent bay
A dazzling, trippy wonder, Mosquito Bay is the brightest bioluminescent bay in the world. You'll find the glow on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques, seven miles off the southeast coast of Puerto Rico's main island.
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Emilia Clarke says she's been pressured to perform nude scenes so she doesn't disappoint 'Game of Thrones' fans
HBO Emilia Clarke said she has been told on certain projects that it would disappoint "Game of Thrones" fans if she didn't perform a nude scene. The "Last Christmas" star told Dax Shepard on his podcast "Armchair Expert" that she refused to be nude in a project as she wasn't told in advance.  "I've had fights on-set before where I'm like, 'No, the sheet stays up,' and they're like, 'You don't wanna disappoint your 'Game of Thrones' fans.' And I'm like, 'F--- you.'" Clarke also said she felt overwhelmed with the "f--- ton of nudity" in the first season of "Game of Thrones," as someone who came "fresh from drama school." While she feels more comfortable with nude scenes now, Clarke also credits Jason Momoa who played Khal Drogo in "Thrones," for empowering her to have more autonomy over her body. "When I got to do them with Jason, [the nude scenes] were wonderful, because he was like, 'No, sweetie, this isn't okay.' And I was like, 'Ohhhh.'" Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Emilia Clarke has revealed that she once refused to perform a nude scene on the set of a project, despite being told that it would "disappoint" her Game of Thrones fans. While discussing on-screen nudity with Dax Shepard on his podcast Armchair Expert, the Last Christmas actor recalled being asked to perform a nude scene she hadn't agreed to in advance.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A 45-year-long study discovered trends in successful hyper-intelligent childrenSee Also:Emilia Clarke stopped Googling herself and reading reviews within a year after 'Game of Thrones' premieredLana Del Rey sang 'my vape is killing me' while holding her throat during a performance of 'Cinnamon Girl'Matthew Perry shared a meme comparing Chandler's dance moves to Joaquin Phoenix's in 'Joker': 'You're welcome'
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New Zealand-born pair named in Wayne Pivac's first Wales squad
Johnny McNicholl and Willis Halaholo in on residencyPivac to come up against predecessor Warren GatlandThe new Wales head coach, Wayne Pivac, has named a 35-man squad for his first match in charge, against the Barbarians.Pivac’s group for the non-cap game in Cardiff on 30 November includes the New Zealand-born backs Johnny McNicholl and Willis Halaholo, who both qualify on residency. Three other uncapped players named are Ashton Hewitt, Shane Lewis-Hughes and Taine Basham, while 22 of the squad were involved at the World Cup. Continue reading...
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Joshua Buatsi on Floyd Mayweather's money advice, moving from Ghana & education
British boxer Joshua Buatsi gives BBC Sport an insight into moving from Ghana to England, his love of boxing and the money advice legend Floyd Mayweather gave to him.
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Open AWS database leaks PayMyTab customers’ personal info
The personal records of PayMyTab customers have been left exposed online due to an unsecured Amazon data storage bucket. The database was discovered by vpnMentor security researchers Noam Rotem and Ran Locar last month, who shared their findings exclusively with TNW. PayMyTab — an at-table payment system — is a mobile app and device that enables diners to settle their checks using their secure EMV chip-enabled credit card. It also enables guests to split the bill and pay it, tip included, directly from their own phones. The leaked personal information included the following details: Customer’s name Email address or cell telephone… This story continues at The Next Web
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Vieques, Puerto Rico: A wild Caribbean escape
This Puerto Rican island was once a Navy bombing range. It's now home to wild horses, affordable accommodations and quiet, crowd-free beaches.
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Pirelli's 5G tire warns other vehicles about dangerous road conditions
The future of cars is connectivity, with vehicles able to communicate with infrastructure like traffic lights and to share information about traffic conditions with other drivers and local authorities. Tire manufacturer Pirelli is bringing its own ap...
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This hi-tech turntable brings your vinyl into the modern age
Vinyl is officially back. People are hearing the proof behind the initial "retro" excitement: that records really do have a richer sound. And if you haven't switched to old-school records for serious listening, it's a new golden age. Why? Because quality turntables like the Altec Lansing ALT-500 are finally available to a market other than rich audiophiles. This unit comes with everything you need to start playing: A stylus cartridge, 45 RPM adapter, auto stop feature and two built-in hidden speakers. But there are some definite upgrades for modern listeners in terms of output. You can transmit sound to your own speakers through left-right RCA jacks. It's also compatible with Bluetooth technology, so you can use your wireless speakers or headphones. You can even stream in reverse, playing music from your own device through the ALT-500's speakers. The Altec Lansing ALT-500 Turntable is already half off the retail cost of $150, but you can take an extra 15% off by using the online promo code BFSAVE15 - for a final price of $63.74. Read the rest
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Cerebras Systems deploys the ‘world’s fastest AI computer’ at Argonne National Lab
The CS-1 supercomputer has six Cerebras wafers in one system, with more than 1.2 trillion transistors on each wafer.
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Salesforce launches Cloud Voice, Einstein Voice Assistant, and Voice Skills
At its annual Dreamforce conference in San Francisco, Salesforce announced several new products and services, including Einstein Voice Assistant.
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A Tiny Bug Ended My NFL Career—and Almost My Life
During my nine years in the NFL, I ruptured tendons in my fingers, suffered multiple concussions, and broke several bones. I tore my ACL, MCL, and PCL, and completely blew out my left knee. That last injury should have ended my career. But it didn’t. I put myself back together and played through the pain.…
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There's a new iOS update out but maybe wait before installing it
I love what iOS 13 has brought to my iPhone's party. I'm not attached, however, to how frigging buggy it's been. More than once, I've been left waiting while waiting to receive a work-related message or something important, such as whether or not my wife should bring me a milkshake home from Peter's Drive-In. The Lords of Cupertino (which is like the shittiest possible version of the Masters of the Universe,) are aware that the delightful new iteration of their operating system is just a wee bit of a clusterfuck. As such, they've been liberal with the doling out of patches since the OS popped earlier this fall. The latest patch to make the scene is 13.2.3 which, hopefully, will fix more than it borks. From The Verge: The latest update includes a fix for the Spotlight system search feature that had been failing for some users recently. Search should now work consistently at the system level and in the Mail, Files, and Notes apps. If you use an app that downloads content in the background and you’ve noticed weird issues in iOS 13.2.2 or before, Apple is now addressing this in the new update. Mail is also getting updated to fix problems fetching new messages or quoting messages from Exchange accounts. The only other fix that’s listed on Apple’s release notes for iOS 13.2.3 is concerning an issue where photos, links, and other attachments haven’t been displaying properly in the iMessage details view. Today's update also includes security updates for iPhones and iPads (yes, I know they run iPadOS, yet here we are,) which is nice. Read the rest
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Sanders campaign says it has gotten 4M contributions
Bernie Sanders’ 2020 campaign says that it has received more than 4 million contributions from people nationwide
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Who Is Alexander Vindman? White House Aide Reported Ukraine Concerns
The decorated combat veteran and top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council will be the first active-duty military officer to take part in the public impeachment hearings.
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Who Is Jennifer Williams? Pence Aide Listened to Trump-Zelensky Call
Ms. Williams, a veteran Foreign Service officer, testified that she found President Trump’s call with Ukraine’s president “unusual and inappropriate.”
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Bowl Projections 2019: Predictions for Top Games to Watch
The college football bowl picture is becoming clearer by the week. LSU, Ohio State and Clemson are the front-runners to qualify for the College Football Playoff as the last three undefeated FBS sides...
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Inspiring Leadership Lessons From 13 Female Founders
Entrepreneur reflects on the inspiring stories of 13 female founders on Women's Entrepreneurship Day.
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Bruce Linton Bets On The Next Big Things In Cannabis
After a high-profile firing at Canopy Growth, Bruce Linton has a lot of opinions about the next big opportunities in cannabis.
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War for Brand Supremacy Rings Hollow Without Any Stakes; More WWE Raw Fallout
With Survivor Series approaching, WWE Raw had one last chance on Monday to prove why the red brand should be feared. However, it did not find much success on that front...
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WWE Survivor Series 2019: Does Raw, SmackDown or NXT Have Better Champions?
The annual WWE brand warfare has been taken up a notch for Survivor Series 2019 as this year, NXT is also in the fight against Raw and SmackDown...
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Dating app The League will pair up users for two-minute live video dates
The League The League, a dating app that requires LinkedIn verification to join, is launching its version of speed dating next month: two-minute video dates that take place within the app. It’s called League Live, and the company will allow people to opt in to the video dates, which take place at 9PM local time on Sundays starting on December 1st. At that time, the app will automatically pair people up based on their preferences and location. Everyone will get three “dates” during which they’ll be shown an ice-breaker question to start the conversation. A person can “heart” the other person at any time during the call, and if they mutually like each other, they’ll match officially, meaning they’ll have an open chat line available to find another... Continue reading…
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Google Shakes Up Its 'TGIF'—and Ends Its Culture of Openness
Amid leaks and protests, CEO Sundar Pichai is drastically shrinking the company-wide meeting that was once a symbol of Google's idealism.
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DuckDuckGo Will Automatically Encrypt More Sites You Visit
If a site offers HTTPS, DuckDuckGo's Smarter Encryption will take you there.
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The Most Iconic Space Movies Get a Very Grounded Fact-Check
Astronaut Nicole Stott unpacks (and debunks) some of the more memorable Hollywood depictions of outer space.
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4 simple ways to leverage your strengths as an introvert to thrive in the workplace
Courtesy of Melody Wilding Melody Wilding is an executive coach who helps people navigate their careers confidently and find lasting work-life balance. Put simply, being introverted means you're someone who is more sensitive to stimulation.  You can bring your whole self to work, quiet qualities and all — there are ways to leverage your sensitivity to your advantage and thrive in the workplace. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Which sounds like a dream job to you?  Spending your day brainstorming and chatting with coworkers in an open-plan office? A day with no meetings and plenty of time to dive into a creative project by yourself?  If you picked option two, you might be an introvert.Who is an introvert, actually? Alex Wong / Getty Images Put simply, being introverted means you're someone who is more sensitive to stimulation. Many introverts cherish deep thinking and reflection. Most of all, introverts often need periods of rest and recharging in order to do their best work.  It's easy to imagine that introverts might see their qualities as a liability in their careers. especially when our culture glorifies hustle and charisma. (Don't tell that to Warren Buffett, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Marissa Mayer, and Michael Jordan, who are among history's most successful introverts alongside Abraham Lincoln and Eleanor Roosevelt.) The rise of the introverts Drew Angerer/Getty Images But take heart, dear introverts, because your time to shine is here. Growing recognition for the introvert movement, sparked by leaders like Susan Cain, means that different working styles are being embraced now more than ever. You can bring your whole self to work, quiet qualities and all. Here's how to leverage sensitivity to your advantage and thrive in the workplace:  1. Play to your strengths Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images Your emotional intelligence, empathy, and communication-savvy are skills that make you a loyal, valued team player (even if group work isn't your favorite). Plus, your curiosity perfectly positions you to lead, so look for opportunities to exercise this creativity. Be the one to ask thoughtful questions that inspire people to think differently. You'll soon be regarded as an innovator.   Believe it or not, introverts can be great salespeople precisely because they tend to be so skilled at building rapport, listening, and empathizing with customer needs. But be mindful when choosing a career requiring lots of travel, excess noise, or distraction — it may not be the best fit for you. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:6 ways introverts can instantly become more likable without saying muchThe most successful kids have parents who do these 9 things, according to science5 ways to put a little more money in your pocket starting todaySEE ALSO: 6 ways introverts can instantly become more likable without saying much
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Sydney is blanketed by bushfire smoke
Australia's largest city woke up shrouded in smoke on Tuesday, as scores of bushfires rage across the region.
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Company logos vanish from Prince Andrew's website as sex scandal grows
A scheme for entrepreneurs founded by Prince Andrew has taken down the logos of its corporate sponsors from its website, as firms and charities distance themselves from the British royal over a sex scandal.
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Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers play extremely silly rapid-fire question game
Sometimes, when people are asked questions under extreme time pressure, they can end up giving surprisingly enlightened responses. Not Seth Meyers and Jimmy Fallon, though. During a game of "Think Fast!" on The Tonight Show, their answers to a series of rapid-fire questions start of silly, then get progressively more and more ridiculous. Want to know how big the big monkey is, or what the worst smell is? Well, like it or not, now you do. Read more... More about The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers, Entertainment, and Celebrities
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Embassy official says 'never seen anything' like restaurant call to Trump
David Holmes testified about Gordon Sondland's calling President Trump from a mobile phone at a restaurant: "I've never seen anything like it."
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A Chinese light show and an Epstein bracelet: Tuesday's top photos
The Guardian’s picture editors select photo highlights from around the world Continue reading...
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