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The Trump administration has been struggling for months to identify ways to apply greater diplomatic pressure on Iran. [Read More]
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Authorities in Britain and the United States, as well as Australia and the Philippines, have said they would investigate Uber's response to the data breach. [Read More]
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Peter Thiel financed wrestler Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker Media, eventually forcing it into a 2016 bankruptcy and a fire sale to Univision. [Read More]
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Jamie Dimon, chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase, said he expects to see a new U.S. president in 2021. [Read More]
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Republican Rep. Scott Taylor of Virginia said he didn't "feel comfortable" with Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore's response to allegations of sexual misconduct with underage girls. "The 14-year-old girl that was there, I can tell you right now if it was my daughter, I'd break his face, I'd break his fingers, and I'd probably do a lot worse," Taylor said. Moore has continued to deny allegations of sexual misconduct. Republican Rep. Scott Taylor of Virginia said he didn't "feel comfortable" with Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore's response to a string of allegations saying he... [Read More]
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The American-led United Nations Command has released the much-anticipated footage of the defection of a Korean People's Army (KPA) soldier. The soldier made his move around 3 p.m. local time on November 13. The footage shows how the soldier drove at high speed to the Joint Security Area (JSA) at Panmunjom, crashed his vehicle, sprinted across the Military Demarcation Line (MDL) underfire, and was rescued by South Korean Army personnel after being shot at least four or five times. The footage also shows the exact moment a KPA soldier violated the six-decade old armistice agreement that... [Read More]
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For America's troops, being deployed to a warzone is no excuse for missing out on Thanksgiving celebrations. Even when stationed in far off countries like Iraq and Afghanistan, America's military service members still get their turkey and stuffing. Soldiers take the day to relax, enjoy some food, and play football. For troops in Afghanistan, Thanksgiving dinner has been in the works for months. Food, as well as sparkling grape juice, is ordered and shipped up to four months in advance. Check out these photos of members of the US military celebrating one of America's biggest holidays... [Read More]
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The 66th Miss Universe pageant will air on Sunday and features 93 women competing for the crown. The pageant shows the ladies in glamorous gowns and more. But ahead of the event, five of the women participated in a "no-makeup" photo shoot at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas for a more natural look. Fans can watch them in their full pageant glory live on Sunday at 7 p.m. ET on Fox. But right now, see the makeup-free photos below. Sofia del Prado, 22, is Miss Spain. She wants to work with the Red Cross... [Read More]
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On Tuesday, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi quietly announced that Uber had suffered a large data breach in 2016. The worst part? The company reportedly paid the hackers $100,000 to cover it up, and failed to disclose the hack in a timely manner. The hackers gained access to the personal information of 57 million Uber riders and drivers, including the names and drivers licensees of around 600,000 Uber drivers. In the blog post addressing the data breach, Khosrowshahi said that outside forensics experts did not think that rider's locations, credit card numbers, bank accounts, and social security numbers had been... [Read More]
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After a grueling, five-year trial, Ratko Mladić, the general of the Bosnian Serb Army during the Bosnian civil war in the '90s, was convicted of war crimes including genocide on Wednesday by a United Nations court at The Hague. He was sentenced to life in prison. He was also found responsible for the 1995 massacre of over 8,000 Muslim Bosniak men and boys in Srebrenica in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which is considered the worst atrocity committed in Europe since World War II. Many victims of the massacre are still being identified to this day. Even... [Read More]
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After a slow start to the season, Cortana and Elo have caught fire in recent weeks. The two models we're tracking have correctly picked 64% of the games this season. Cortana has nailed 78% of the games in the last 5 weeks. The NFL season is now in Week 12, and the two computer models we are tracking have caught fire in recent weeks. We took a look at two popular systems used to pick NFL games: Cortana, Microsoft's digital assistant, and Elo, the modeling system used by Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight. In both cases,... [Read More]
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The Victoria's Secret Angels are an elite group of models chosen to strut their wings down the catwalk of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. They may be known for their impeccable style and makeup — but a look at their makeup-free selfies prove they're just as gorgeous without the work of their glam squads. While there's no doubt that all of them are naturally stunning, we can't exactly guarantee that these no-makeup photos don't include a flattering filter or two — at least, that's what we're telling ourselves to keep our self-esteem levels in check. Here's... [Read More]
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People did some remarkable and inspiring things in 2017. Some donated their time and money, while others spread compassion. These acts of kindness and inclusivity will make you appreciate 2017, and inspire your goals for next year. A new year brings a chance to start fresh and make big, bold changes. Although 2017 had some low points, various acts of kindness, inclusivity, and inspiration made the year better overall. From uniting in times of crisis to sharing priceless life advice, here are 11 moments from this year that inspired people to do... [Read More]
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On Thanksgiving, people across the United States devour feasts that typically consist of turkey, stuffing, potatoes, and pie. But Thanksgiving meals can also vary depending on where you live. To get a better picture of Americans' favorite side dish recipes in each state, Business Insider consulted Google. Looking at search data from the past three years, Google's researchers found the most uniquely highly searched recipe that people in every state (plus Washington DC) Googled during November. The researchers didn't look at the most popular dish for every state (which would've been pumpkin pie, pecan pie, and... [Read More]
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The co-founder of Vine and current CEO of HQ Trivia went off at a Daily Beast reporter during a phone call for writing an unauthorized profile about the app's game show host, Scott Rogowsky. HQ Trivia is a hot startup that offers a live trivia game show, where players compete for real money. The CEO, Rus Yusupov, threatened to fire Rogowsky if the Daily Beast ran its profile, which revealed that Rogowsky's favorite salad chain is Sweetgreen. The story ran and included details of Yusupov's reaction. The CEO ultimately apologized on Twitter.   The CEO of the... [Read More]
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Washington State head coach Mike Leach was asked by a reporter for advice on his upcoming wedding. As it turns out, Leach has some extremely detailed advice for young men who are about to get married. Leach has been married to his wife Sharon for 35 years. Washington State head coach Mike Leach has a lot of thoughts on football, but while speaking with reporters on Tuesday night, he had even more to say about weddings. After Leach was asked for advice from a reporter who is getting married in a few days, Leach's eyes... [Read More]
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Former model Keri Claussen Khalighi told "Megyn Kelly Today" that Russell Simmons had "privately" apologized to her after allegedly sexually assaulting her in 1991. Khalighi alleged to the Los Angeles Times on Monday that Simmons forced her to perform oral sex and later intercourse when she was 17. Simmons publicly denied the allegations, telling the Times that the acts occurred with Khalighi's "full consent."   Former model Keri Claussen Khalighi told NBC's Megyn Kelly on Wednesday that hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons had "privately" apologized to her after allegedly sexually assaulting her, despite his public insistence that her allegations of sexual assault from 1991 represented... [Read More]
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This video was first posted in November 2016. The human body is designed to consume both plants and animals. But, if a person has stopped eating meat for an extended time, what happens if inside their bodies after that first, juicy steak following a long period of only eating vegetarian foods? First, eating meat is harder to digest because it's fattier and has more protein. So, people eating meat for the first time after a while is going to feel full and bloated. But overall, our bodies are equipped to digest meat, so overall nothing serious is... [Read More]
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US stocks closed mixed but little changed the day before the Thanksgiving holiday. The S&P 500 closed virtually unchanged, while the Dow Jones industrial average fell about 0.2%. Meanwhile, the tech-heavy Nasdaq was up about 0.1%. First up, the scoreboard: Dow: 23,539.74, -51.09, (-0.22%) S&P 500: 2,598.60, -0.38, (-0.01%) Nasdaq: 6,868.87, +6.39, (+0.10%) US 10-year yield: 2.322, -0.041 WTI crude oil: $57.97, +1.14, (+2.01%) 1. The government proposed new rules that would let internet providers block apps and create fast lanes. The FCC released its proposed rollback of Obama-era "net neutrality"... [Read More]
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Back in 2015, I decided to send my spit to 23andMe, the personal genetics company that sells direct-to-consumer tests. The test gave me information on everything from how much DNA I share with our Neanderthal ancestors, to how much caffeine I likely consume, to whether or not I might have a unibrow. It also let me know if I'm carrying certain genetic variations related to diseases that could be passed on to kids. In April, the FDA told 23andMe it could start providing genetic health risk reports, which reveal whether you have an increased risk of developing... [Read More]
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