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Welcome to the Video Cheat Sheet, your source for the videos you absolutely have to see right now. Today we have the explosion that killed dozens in a mosque; a fiery crash on the Brooklyn Bridge; chaos at a Pusha T concert; the moment a man saved his girlfriend from a speeding car; and a Prince impersonator who falls but doesn't miss a beat. To get the Video Cheat Sheet every day, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. Or you can sign up for our Daily Digest newsletter to get the video cheat sheet delivered to your inbox every afternoon. Read more... [Read More]
WABC via AP Authorities suspect the brother and business partner of a man who was killed along with his family in fire at a New Jersey mansion was behind their deaths. Paul Caneiro is being investigated for his role in the fire on Tuesday afternoon that police are investigating as a homicide, the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office told The Daily Beast. Found dead at the residence in nearby Colts Neck were Kevin Caneiro, 51, his wife, Jennifer, 45, and their two kids under age 10, neighbors said. Authorities said believe there is a connection between between the two fires,... [Read More]
Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast What's usually in your refrigerator? "I've had such an interesting path coming from an underprivileged community and not having access to a lot of healthy, quality foods. It's been such a big part of the way my life has changed. Moving to New York City and becoming a professional ballerina and realizing how important it is to have healthy foods. As an athlete and a ballerina I need food to fuel my body. My diet had changed a lot over the years. I went from growing up with Top Ramen and hot dogs and Spam... [Read More]
NHFU/William Steel Brad Bestelink is speaking on the grounds where he was baptized. We're lounging in armchairs on the deck of the tony Eagle Island Lodge in Botswana's Okavango Delta, gazing over the wetlands where the camp's tented cabins look out onto pools of bathing elephants and hippos. It's the kind of vista that quiets the mind, not in a spaced-out way, but in an engaged, enriched way. You feel lighter. You laugh harder. You find perspective. Here we are talking, and there—just over there—an elephant is grazing. There's a poeticism to being exactly here to talk about the... [Read More]
William O'Connor/The Daily Beast For nearly a decade now I've been making yearly trips to this historic capital, and I still find the collection of architecture in Condesa magical. Read more at The Daily Beast. [Read More]
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast A conversion therapy ban in Utah might sound unlikely to some given the state's LGBT reputation—but that's exactly what LGBT advocates are planning for next year, as the Salt Lake Tribune reported earlier this week. They believe that it will pass because of Utah rather than in in spite of it. "This is Utah, so of course there's going to be a great chance," Troy Williams, executive director of Equality Utah, cheerily told The Daily Beast of the bill's prospects. "People always underestimate what we do here in the state. We have developed... [Read More]
Tom Williams//CQ Roll Call/Getty In 2010, I helped lead the effort of the Republican National Committee's "Fire Pelosi" campaign, launched the evening of the House vote on Obamacare that then-Speaker Pelosi pushed through with a one-vote margin. The campaign exceeded our expectations; we surpassed our fundraising goals by more than 400 percent, a much needed boost for a committee struggling to raise money, and led to the Fire Pelosi bus tour, a centerpiece for 117 successful political events in the 48 continental states. Our campaign, however, rested on one key premise: Nancy Pelosi, we believed, had to go... [Read More]
Photo Illustration by Kelly Caminero/The Daily Beast Every so often, critics of President Donald J. Trump wonder aloud and in print about the danger posed by putting nuclear weapons in the hands of a man who is so impulsive and vindictive. Those same fingers punching out storms on Twitter could, theoretically at least, press the button that brings on an apocalypse. Because of a number of failsafes that prospect, for now, is remote. There is no threat that could prompt such an action, and not likely to be one. But Trump policy, deliberately and methodically, is laying the groundwork... [Read More]
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast It's rare, in 2018, to be on the internet for even a few hours without encountering some new sign or screed that social media will bring about the end of days. If it's not Facebook's crypto-fascist surveillance or an onslaught of selfies turning us into narcissistic junkies chasing the adrenaline kick of a few more likes, then it's my old co-worker inviting me to a Facebook live stream to hear more about her multi-level marketing business selling nail appliqués that look like sushi. Or it's 4chan. Whatever the culprit, there are now... [Read More]
Terray Sylvester/Reuters CHICO, California—The day the Camp Fire engulfed his home in Paradise, Joe Pickett spent hours narrowly dodging the inferno, fleeing past people burning to their deaths in cars and outside their homes.    "People were just running to save their own," said 37-year-old Pickett, who was gearing up to go to work as a cook in a local restaurant that morning. "Nobody should see or go through what the majority of us did." Pickett spent the following 11 days camped out in the parking lot of the WinCo supermarket in Chico, living with his two dogs... [Read More]
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast The rapper Lil B is as famous for his singular social media presence as he is for his music. The artist perhaps better known as the BasedGod has been credited with revolutionizing the industry through his online persona, earning the title of "Father of Internet Rap." According to PAPER magazine, which called Lil B one of the most influential rappers alive in 2016, "It's easy to argue that Lil B has been at (or near) the forefront of most of the major trends in hip-hop over the last decade." In 2010, The... [Read More]
Photo Illustration by Lyne Lucien/The Daily Beast The most pro-Trump cable-news outlet was helped in its founding by none other than Donald Trump himself. Even more than its sister network Fox News, the Fox Business Network is often President Trump's fiercest ally for his agenda, often echoing his conspiratorial thinking. The network's top-rated host, Lou Dobbs, was the most prominent media personality to repeat the president's suggestion that the pipe bombs sent to various Trump critics last month were a hoax. Prior to the Fox Business Network's debut in 2007, late right-wing cable-news chief Roger Ailes consulted with... [Read More]
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast In the acclaimed documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, a number of accusations were made against Tom Cruise, the Church of Scientology's most famous member. According to Marty Rathbun, a high-ranking Scientologist and sometime enforcer, "I was to facilitate the breakup with Nicole Kidman." Rathbun alleged in the film that the Church took a number of measures to convince Cruise to cut ties with his then-wife, a non-believer, including wiretapping her phone, "auditing" Cruise day and night, and "re-educating" their adopted children so they would turn against their mother.... [Read More]
I'm not sure when or how I became the queen of finding affordable items that only look like a fortune. Maybe it's because my mom trained me from a young age to run straight to the sale rack when I enter a store, or maybe because I simply enjoy being perceived as someone who has expensive taste in order to fill some deep dark void within, which is very healthy and normal, I swear. When it comes to gifting, no one will ever tell you that, while it's the thought that counts, it's how much you paid for... [Read More]
Getty As embattled incumbent Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) faces scrutiny over racially tinged comments, she's relying on the support of one of the biggest names in Silicon Valley to help her down the stretch of her increasingly tight runoff race. Sean Parker, the founding president of Facebook and the founder of the pioneering music sharing service Napster, provided a huge cash infusion this year for the Mississippi Victory Fund, one of a handful of high-dollar political groups backing Hyde-Smith's election. He made the donation in an effort to defeat Mississippi state senator Chris McDaniel, Hyde-Smith's controversial Republican opponent,... [Read More]
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast LOS ANGELES—Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti violently dragged his ex-girlfriend out of his apartment and called her an "ungrateful bitch," according to court documents. Mareli Miniutti also claimed that Avenatti hit her in the face with pillows while he berated her and ranted about how she had disrespected him. The 24-year-old actress was granted a temporary restraining order, pending a court hearing on December 10, against Avenatti, 47, on Monday. Avenatti was arrested on domestic violence charges related to the alleged incident last week. Read more at The Daily Beast. [Read More]
Getty Some fifty years after of the golden age of flying, where travelers wore their Sunday best to fly PanAm and flight attendants' uniforms were designed by the likes of Christian Dior, the idea of "dressing up" for the airport has broken down to "wearing a pair of pants without an elastic waistband." Are there perks to be reaped for intrepid passengers who dare to wear skinny jeans on their their red eye? An upgrade to first class, perhaps? Free WiFi? An extra shot of espresso? Do flight attendants take a break from passing out pretzels or their... [Read More]
FAYEZ NURELDINE/Getty PARIS—Donald Trump decided to endorse the leadership of an alleged Saudi murderer on Tuesday. Speaking of accusations by the U.S. intelligence community and others that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the president of the United States wrote in a statement that sounded as if he dictated it off the cuff with his back against the wall, "It could very well be that the Crown Prince had knowledge of this tragic event—maybe he did and maybe he didn't!" "We may never know all of the facts surrounding the murder of... [Read More]
Luring a journalist to his death, murdering him, cutting him up into pieces, and then lying to the world about his killing—that won't be enough to stop the U.S. from continuing to do business with Saudi Arabia and its leaders, President Donald Trump told the world Tuesday. Instead, he indicated that he will let Saudi Arabia off the hook for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, pledging continued support for the kingdom and its de facto leader despite overwhelming evidence that top Saudi officials were involved in the killing. In a lengthy statement that reads like he dictated it, Trump... [Read More]
"Now we all know what a serious issue the guy in the White House thinks using personal email accounts for government business is," Whoopi Goldberg said at the top of The View Tuesday morning, throwing to a montage of Donald Trump leading "lock her up" chants in reference to Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server during the 2016 campaign. Now, according to a report from The Washington Post, we have learned that the president's daughter Ivanka Trump used a personal email account for her own government business for the better part of last year. "How do... [Read More]