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John Glenn Fast Facts
Read CNN's Fast Facts about John Glenn and learn more about the first American to orbit the Earth and former US senator (D-Ohio).
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The most amazing medical breakthroughs of 2019
Richard Berry had tried nearly everything to fight his prostate cancer: surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. But after two years of treatment, his cancer had metastasized. The opportunity to participate in a clinical trial was his last hope. “I wasn’t ready to die,” Berry, 75, of Keene, NH, tells The Post. “I didn’t want to mess...
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Professor Who Is Corruption Expert Accused of Laundering $2.5 Million
The Florida professor was often quoted by journalists. Now he’s charged in a scheme to hide ill-gotten gains from Venezuela.
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Sony patents shows what the PS5 controller might look like
A new patent filed with the Japanese Patent Office may have given us our first glimpse of the PS5’s controller. And, despite the console itself looking bizarre as heck in all its leaked images, these images of the controller that’d accompany it show something very familiar and not much different than what we have now. There’s no way of knowing for sure if this is the “Dualshock 5″ or whatever Sony intends to call their next-gen controller, of course. It could be a prototype for something meant for this generation, or just a basic concept the company’s patenting just in… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Sony
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Judge Denies DNA Testing in Case of a Man Executed 13 Years Ago
Sedley Alley went to his death based on scant physical evidence and a confession he said had been coerced. His daughter wants to know if he really was guilty.
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Burger King sued over Impossible Whopper "contamination"
A self-described vegan has sued Burger King for allegedly misleading consumers by not informing consumers that its Impossible Whoppers are flame-broiled with the help of beef fat.
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Mike Pompeo, Hong Kong, Iran: Your Monday Evening Briefing
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
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CBS News poll: Buttigieg surges in Iowa but struggles with black voters
A new CBS News Battleground Tracker poll shows a tight race in Iowa, with Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren all within the margin of error of each other. Antjuan Seawright, a CBSN political contributor and Democratic strategist; Eugene Scott, a political reporter for the Washington Post; and Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia's Center for Politics, spoke to CBSN's Tanya Rivero about the state of the 2020 presidential race.
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I went shopping at Wegmans and Whole Foods in New York City, and Wegmans' new Brooklyn store blew me away
Tallie Spencer/Insider Wegmans, a family-owned grocery store chain on the East Coast, recently opened its first location in Brooklyn, New York.  As an LA native, I'd never heard of Wegmans before, so I was excited to see what all the hype was about. I went to a Whole Foods and Wegmans location in Brooklyn to see which store had a better overall shopping experience, taking each store's layout, variety of foods, and prices into account. Whole Foods had a decent selection of affordable items for the health-concious shopper, but the large open space and high-quality prepared food items at Wegmans ultimately gave it the edge. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. First, I visited the new Wegmans located at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York, which opened on October 27. Tallie Spencer/Insider I later walked 10 minutes down the street to Whole Foods 365. Tallie Spencer/Insider At Wegmans, my first impression was that I loved how the store had a large and bright outdoor dining space. Tallie Spencer/Insider See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:We made 3 of Chrissy Teigen's recipes, and had the best homemade pizza we've ever tastedI went on the world's largest cruise and found getting onto a giant ship similar to boarding a flight — but way more efficientIt's clear some stylists don't know what to do with models' natural hair, and it points to a larger problem in the industry
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Valve will unveil its 'Half-Life: Alyx' VR game on Thursday
No, your eyes aren't deceiving you: after 12 years, Valve has announced a new Half-Life game. The company has confirmed swirling rumors with word that it will reveal Half-Life: Alyx, its "flagship VR game," on November 21st at 1PM Eastern. It didn't...
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Derek Jeter, Steroid Era stars at forefront of Hall of Fame storylines
Derek Jeter’s imperfections on the field energized the sabermetric community for years, yet that doesn’t prevent him from attaining perfection over the next couple of months. The former Yankees captain, now the Marlins’ CEO, headlined the Hall of Fame’s list of new candidates, released Monday, on the Baseball Writers’ Association of America’s ballot. Zero doubt...
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‘Mad About You’ review: Nostalgia trip not worth journey
Nostalgia has its limits. People might think they like the good old days — until they actually show up again. The spate of TV reboots, intended to remind viewers of their youth (gone) and advertisers of the days of good nightly ratings (gone), continues apace, despite the recent cancellations of “Murphy Brown” on CBS, “Beverly...
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A Man Developed 'Feather Duvet Lung' After Getting New Bedding
A UK man’s innocent decision to change his bedding caused him to develop a strange, rare condition that left him gasping for air, his doctors say. In a new case study out Monday, they detail how the man came down with a rare form of allergy to the bird feathers that filled his new duvet and pillows.Read more...
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U.S. backs Israel on settlements, angering Palestinians and clouding peace process
The United States on Monday effectively backed Israel's right to build Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank by abandoning its four-decade-old position that they were "inconsistent with international law," a stance that may make Israeli-Palestinian peace even more elusive.
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The Atlantic Politics Daily: The Other Giuliani Who Works for Trump
It’s Monday, November 18. In today’s newsletter: Andrew Giuliani, who’s testifying this week, and whether American cities have measurable personalities.*« TODAY IN POLITICS »(NICHOLAS KAMM / NOAM GALAI / ASTRID STAWIARZ / GETTY / THE ATLANTIC)The Other GiulianiHe works for President Trump. His last name is Giuliani.I’m talking about Andrew Giuliani, who works in the White House’s Office of Public Liaison, where he makes about $90,000 and is one of the longest-serving members of the Trump administration.What does he do, exactly? He’s the 31-year-old son of Rudy, the former New York City mayor turned Trump’s garrulous personal attorney. A former professional golfer, Andrew helps arrange sports teams’ visits to the White House, and often joins the president on some rounds of golf.Beyond that, well, it’s not quite clear what he else he works on, as my colleague Elaina Plott reports:“‘He doesn’t really try to be involved in anything,’ one former senior White House official told me, speaking on the condition of anonymity in order to be candid. ‘He’s just having a nice time.’”This Giuliani is also known for being loyal to Trump—some former White House officials told Elaina that Trump even serves as something of a father figure. But can he safeguard his comfortable position now that his dad Rudy finds himself at the epicenter of the Ukraine-impeachment maelstrom?Read Elaina’s full story on the unusual career arc of the junior Giuliani.As a reminder: Giuliani (the elder) faces allegations that he executed a shadow foreign policy in asking the Ukrainians to dig up dirt on Joe Biden and his son. Giuliani’s alleged hand in one certain quid pro quo, a key part of the whistle-blower complaint that first brought the scandal to light.But when Elaina talked to Giuliani in late September shortly after Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry, he didn’t see it that way. Between rants about the Bidens, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, the media, and the deep state, Giuliani told her: “It is impossible that the whistle-blower is a hero and I’m not.”During the impeachment hearings last week, witnesses repeatedly pointed to Giuliani, who’s reportedly under investigation himself, as the Trump associate out to undermine career diplomats.But even as Trump has disposed of adviser after adviser, he hasn’t yet stabbed Giuliani in the back. He might have more to lose from canning Giuliani than by keeping him around, my colleague David Graham has argued.—Saahil Desai*« CATCH UP / HEADS UP »(YARA NARDI / REUTERS)First, a quick review of some weekend activity:‣ Trump granted pardons to three servicemen accused or convicted of war crimes: He wants his warfighters “unconstrained by modern laws of armed conflict,” Graeme Wood writes.‣ The White House announced the recipients of the National Medal of Arts award. The choices demonstrate how even arts awards are being bent to the president’s political preferences, writes Peter Nicholas, who first learned about these picks last week.‣ Pete Buttigieg surged to the top of the Democratic field in one new poll out of Iowa. But “his ascent is driving a wedge between Iowa progressives,” Elaine Godfrey has reported. Here’s what they told her.The week ahead:‣ Tuesday, November 19: Alexander Vindman, a vice presidential aide Jennifer Williams, Kurt Volker, and Tim Morrison are all scheduled to testify in the first day of a marathon of public impeachment hearings this week.‣ Wednesday, November 20: Gordon Sondland, whom many are eyeing as the marquee witness this week, will testify. He’ll need to get his story straight. Also on the schedule: Laura Cooper and David Hale, a high-ranking state department official.The fifth of the Democratic presidential debates will feature 10 candidates—no new faces.‣ Thursday, November 21: The final day of scheduled public hearings will feature Fiona Hill and David Holmes, both of whom seemed to have front-row seats to the administration’s alleged shadow Ukraine diplomacy.‣ Friday, November 22: Twitter’s ban on political advertising is scheduled to go into effect. The company’s decision contrasts with Facebook’s, but doubt anyone who has full confidence about whether one stance or the other is correct, Conor Friedersdorf has argued.*« ARGUMENT OF THE DAY »(CARLO ALLEGRI / REUTERS)Deval Patrick’s entry into the Democratic primary suggests a greater concern that more centrist, establishment Democrats have over the leftward swing of their party. But they’re misdiagnosing the origins of America’s polarization, Adam Serwer writes. In the past, swings of political fortune have restored balance. But the alignment of the parties along cultural, racial, and religious lines, and the geographical distribution of those divisions, have allowed the wealthy to exploit cultural resentments and counter-majoritarian choke points in the American system to sustain a destructive stalemate. Read the argument here.+ Read more from Adam: On historical roots of radical resistance*« EVENING READ »(LUCAS JACKSON / REUTERS)Do different cities have measurably different overall personalities? There’s research for that. Olga Khazan reports: Researchers analyzed surveys that “asked 3 million people 44 questions about their habits and dispositions. [They] focused on neuroticism, a tendency to feel depressed or anxious and to respond more severely to stress. Neuroticism is one of the ‘big five’ traits that psychologists often use to measure personality. The study authors compared each county’s level of neuroticism with whether those counties later voted for Trump in the 2016 election, and whether they had historically voted for Republicans. Read the full story on the research.* Today’s edition of our daily newsletter of political ideas and arguments was written by Saahil Desai and Christian Paz, and edited by Shan Wang. You can reply directly to this newsletter with questions or comments, or send a note to Your support makes our journalism possible. Subscribe here.
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Valve announces Half-Life: Alyx, its first flagship VR game
Two years and nine months after announcing it would build three (3) full-length VR games — a number that Valve Software has historically never been able to count to before — the company has today announced Half-Life: Alyx, the first new game in the acclaimed series in well over a decade. We’re excited to unveil Half-Life: Alyx, our flagship VR game, this Thursday at 10am Pacific Time.Can’t wait to share it with all of you!— Valve (@valvesoftware) November 18, 2019 Developing... Continue reading…
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Australia fires: Sydney blanketed by smoke from bushfires
Health warnings issued after fires north of the city push air quality beyond hazardous levels.
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Davis Cup finals 2019: Holders Croatia beaten by Russia
Croatia begin the defence of their Davis Cup title with defeat by Russia as the new-look group tournament gets under way in Madrid.
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Volkswagen CEO says ID.3 will be 40% cheaper to make than the e-Golf
Volkswagen Chief Executive Herbert Diess addressed investors to announce that the new ID.3 electric vehicle will be 40 percent cheaper to build than the e-Golf.
Digital Trends | Technology News and Product Reviews
Pompeo declines to defend diplomats attacked by Trump
In his first briefing since the start of public hearings in the House impeachment inquiry, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declined to defend State Department officials who have been attacked by President Donald Trump. - RSS Channel
Boeing to give Southwest board 737 MAX update this week
Boeing Co this week will present to the board of its largest 737 MAX customer, Southwest Airlines Co , an overview of its plans to return the grounded jet to service, a spokesman for the airline said on Monday.
Sony’s odd-looking wearable neck speaker makes movies more immersive
Sony's $300 SRS-WS1 Wearable Neck Speaker brings a full surround-sound experience to a wireless speaker you wear anywhere in your house, placing you in the middle of the action.
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Snap CEO Evan Spiegel says that Snapchat fact-checks political ads: 'We don't allow things like misinformation to appear in that advertising' (SNAP, FB, TWIT, GOOG, GOOGL)
Getty In an interview with CNBC, Snap CEO Evan Spiegel said all ads on Snapchat — including political ads — are subject to fact-checking and review.  Snap's policy puts it somewhere between Facebook, which doesn't fact-check political ads, and Twitter, which has banned political ads entirely, in the heated debate over what role social media platforms should play in moderating paid political speech. Spiegel told CNBC that Snap wants to create a space for its younger user base to "engage with the political conversation" without misinformation. However, Snap has a much smaller ad business than Facebook, which means reviewing each ad may be an easier task for Snap than it is for its larger rival. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Snap CEO Evan Spiegel told CNBC in an interview Monday that the company subjects "all advertising to review, including political advertising." That includes fact-checking, he said.  Spiegel said that Snap wants to create a space for its younger-skewing user base to "engage with the political conversation, but we don't allow things like misinformation to appear in that advertising." A spokesperson for the company says that every ad is vetted by a team of humans to make sure that it follows Snapchat's guidelines, which prohibits being misleading or deceptive. The spokesperson says that Snap has indeed banned a small number of ads under this review process.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Watch Google reveal the new Nest Mini, which is an updated Home MiniSee Also:Google reportedly manipulates search results to hide controversial subjects and favor big businessThe UK Labour party wants to tax Amazon, Facebook and Google to fund a $25 billion plan for free, high-speed internet for the whole countryRegulating big tech has become a hot topic ahead of the 2020 election — here's where the Democratic candidates stand
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How Jets really broke opening-drive touchdown drought
Don’t buy that the Jets were just overdue. There’s more to it than the law of averages. After going 30 straight games — a span of three different play-callers — without scoring a touchdown on the opening drive, the Jets (3-7) suddenly are fast starters. They broke the longest drought in the NFL last month...
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Valve will reveal Half-Life: Alyx on November 21
Valve has announced that it will reveal Half-Life: Alyx tomorrow at 10 a.m. Pacific. It will be the company's premier VR game.
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Davis Cup Finals 2019 Results: Monday's Round Robin Scores and Reaction
The new-look Davis Cup kicked off on Monday, with Belgium, Canada and Russia picking up their first wins in group play...
South Dakota’s new ‘on meth’ campaign prompts ridicule, confusion
Looks like they really ‘methed’ this one up. South Dakota on Monday launched a nearly half-a-million dollar methamphetamine prevention campaign — with a head-scratching slogan. The anti-drug crusade’s website is and the logo is an outline of the Mount Rushmore State with the phrase: “Meth. We’re on it.” TV ads, billboards and posters about...
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Bloomberg apologizes for stop-and-frisk policy, despite defending it earlier this year
Former New York City Mayor and possible presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg apologized for the stop-and-frisk search policy police enacted during his tenure. Sean Sullivan, a CBSN political contributor and national political reporter for the Washington Post, spoke to CBSN's "Red & Blue" about why this apology is coming now.
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Floods and firestorms can spread toxins from Superfund sites
Photo DigitalGlobe via Getty Images via Getty Images Wildfires and flooding exacerbated by climate change threaten to unleash contaminants from some of the most polluted sites across the United States, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) warned in a report publicly released Monday. According to the watchdog agency, about 60 percent of these sites are vulnerable to extreme weather events made worse by a changing climate. Superfund sites are locations so contaminated that they’ve been placed on a National Priorities List by the Environmental Protection Agency. Of 1,571 nonfederal Superfund sites spread across the country that the GAO examined, 945 are vulnerable to some of the most extreme effects of climate change. The GAO plotted these 945 climate-vulnerable locations on an i... Continue reading…
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Lakers' Danny Green Tweets He Was Drug-Tested After Putback Dunk vs. Hawks
Los Angeles Lakers guard Danny Green just learned there can be downsides to making highlight-reel plays. Green got the Staples Center crowd—and the internet—hyped on ...
The 10 best deals from REI's Gear Up and Get Out Sale — running now through November 25
  REI/Facebook Now through November 25, you can save up to 50% on outdoors gear and apparel at REI during the retailer's Gear Up and Get Out sale. REI Co-Op members can take 20% off one full-price item that isn't on sale and an extra 20% off one REI Outlet item with the code GEARUP2019. This sale also includes free shipping on orders of $50 or more. In lieu of, or adjacent to Black Friday (however you want to view it), REI is running its annual Gear Up and Get Out sale now through November 25. REI hardly ever has sales, so despite where you stand on the matter of consumerism and Black Friday, you can probably save a good chunk of change on at least something you'll want or need in the coming year anyway. Why not join the masses from the (relative) safety of your home and computer screen?See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:The top 20 Black Friday bestsellers among Business Insider readers last yearSephora's Black Friday 2019 sale will include tons of gifts under $15We tested 3 different styles of the Hunter rain boots you see everyone wearing — they’re flexible, comfortable, and fully waterproof
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California to Stop Buying From Automakers That Backed Trump on Emissions
California, hitting back at automakers that sided with President Trump, will not buy from manufacturers that do not recognize its authority to set emissions standards.
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Ford's Electric Mustang, A Gadget-Stealing Hack, and More News
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
'Win a baby' contest has heartwarming ending
When Krista and Anthony Rivera had problems conceiving their first child, they turned to a radio contest that promised free IVF. Now they are a family of three. CNN's Anderson Cooper reports. Watch "Full Circle" weeknights at 5 p.m. ET. - RSS Channel
Women’s soccer team Sky Blue FC scores season at Red Bull Arena
If you care about women's soccer champs getting paid fairly, read this.
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Opinion: Calling witnesses 'never Trumpers' won't save Trump
With no evidence to back up his charge, President Donald Trump called foreign service officer and Mike Pence aide Jennifer Williams a "Never Trumper" on Sunday, making her the latest public servant to become the object of President Trump's smear campaign. - RSS Channel
Calling the witnesses 'never Trumpers' won't get Trump off the hook
President Trump's attacks on the witnesses before the House Democratic impeachment inquiry doesn't weaken the evidence they're assembling of improper conditions being placed on release of military aid to Ukraine, says Samantha Vinograd
NASA scientists swooped over Antarctica and captured a gnarly world
Antarctica is insane. As Antarctic scientist Ted Scambos has repeatedly told me, the lofty mountains on this remote southern landmass are literally up to their necks in ice.  There's so much ice blanketing Antarctica that, if all the ice melted, sea levels would rise 200 feet. Antarctica's ice sprawls over a region about the size of the U.S. and Mexico combined.  Consider that as you view a fresh batch of ineffable Antarctic photos snapped by NASA scientists. The agency is presently flying an expedition over this wondrous ice world, called Operation IceBridge. The multi-year mission is NASA's "most comprehensive airborne survey of ice change." The ice, if you weren't aware, is experiencing momentous change as the climate and oceans relentlessly warm.  Read more...More about Nasa, Science, Antarctica, Science, and Climate Environment
Paul Graham doesn’t understand enterprise software
I follow Y Combinator founder Paul Graham on Twitter because of his philosophical comments on technology. But yesterday, I saw this on my Twitter feed ...
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California Is Suing Juul for Allegedly Targeting Kids With Its Bad Marketing
Juul is staring down yet another lawsuit.
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This teenager almost died from a vaping-related illness amidst debate over flavor vaping ban
17-year-old Alexander vaped every day for more than a year when his lungs were filled with a white cotton-like substance and he almost died. The number of vaping-related injuries has climbed to more than 2,000 cases in the US, concerning doctors who are trying to pinpoint the exact cause.
Miserable Bengals fan living on roof until team wins
One sad Bengals fan is living on the roof of his restaurant until further notice. After the team fell to 0-4, Jeff Lanham jokingly promised his wife he would sleep on the roof of their cafe, located about 40 miles outside Cincinnati, if the Bengals lost to the Cardinals the following week. Lanham’s wife quickly...
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NASA partners with SpaceX, Blue Origin, and more to send large payloads to the Moon
In its ongoing effort to send cargo — and eventually people — to the lunar surface, NASA announced five new partnerships with commercial space companies that have designed robotic landers that can take large payloads to the Moon. The additions include some well-known industry heavyweights, such as SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Sierra Nevada Corporation, which have already partnered with NASA for other projects. The newcomers will join an already formed pool of nine companies that are part of NASA’s fledgling CLPS program, which stands for Commercial Lunar Payload Services. The goal is to have multiple different capabilities for transporting scientific instruments and cargo to the Moon, as NASA attempts to send people back to the lunar surface... Continue reading…
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Mailing free home HIV tests helps detect more infections
Mailing free home HIV tests to high-risk men offers a potentially better strategy for detecting infections than usual care. That’s according to a US government study that resulted in many more infections found — including among friends with whom recipients shared extra kits. The experiment recruited 2,600 men from online social network and music sites....
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Apple is holding a surprise event in December, but don’t expect much
Here’s a surprise: Apple has one more event in store for the year, and this time it’s for… apps? The company sent out invites to an event “honoring our favorite apps and games of 2019” taking place in NYC on December 2. This is unexpected. Apple Event. December 2 in NYC. — Lance Ulanoff (@LanceUlanoff) November 18, 2019 While Apple hands out awards for the year’s best apps every year, it’s never hosted a physical event it. For some reason, Apple decided it needed to go bigger. It seems highly unlikely there’ll be new hardware on December 2, especially… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Apple
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UES family seeks nanny who can be kids’ personal papparazzi
It's a sad commentary on both the state of parenting.
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Beyond Meat vs Zhenmeat: The battle for China's meatless market
U.S. plant-based "meat" makers targeting China like Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat Inc will need to battle homegrown rivals which are developing local favorites such as dumplings and mooncakes to nab a share of the lucrative market.
Trump attacks impeachment witnesses, suggests he might testify
CNN's Alex Marquardt reports.