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The Army once had a plan for a futuristic replacement for the M-16 rifle — here's how it fell apart  

US Army/Wikimedia Commons The US military has long explored the idea of replacing its M-16 assault rifle with something newer and deadlier. From the 1990s onward, German arms giant Heckler & Koch was heavily involved in helping the US Army attempt to reach that objective, creating newfangled firearms that bear considerable resemblances to the guns you’d find in futuristic, sci-fi movies and TV shows. The XM8 was one of these rifles developed by H&K in the early 2000s as one of a

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2018-02-19 13:31:40



Investors are piling back into an infamous trade that just blew up  

Getty Images / Carsten Koall The short-volatility trade imploded last week, as a sharp spike in the Cboe Volatility Index, or VIX, wiped out positions. That hasn't stopped investors from continuing to pile into short-VIX products, even on the heels of a stock market correction that the strategy helped fuel. Investors have wasted no time in piling back into a now-infamous trade that recently blew up. They've poured more than $575 million into the ProShares Short VIX Short-Term Futures E

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2018-02-19 12:25:28



Chipotle is testing a trendy new menu item — and it proves the struggling chain has entered a new era (CMG)  

Hollis Johnson Chipotle added quinoa to the menu at its New York City test kitchen.  The trendy grain is just one of the many new menu items that Chipotle has tested in the last year, including queso, which was later added to menus across the US.  The chain is entering a new era, with Taco Bell's CEO taking over as top executive — a position long held by Chipotle's founder.   Chipotle is adding a trendy new item to the menu at its test kitchen.See the rest of the

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2018-02-19 11:57:15



5 work bag startups every woman should know  

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. It can be surprisingly difficult to find work bags that balance cost, utility, and design. After over a year of working through a high volume of top-tier startups, these are the five women's work bag companies we find ourselves most often buying and recommending. You'll find a variety of prices, but each company makes high-quality

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2018-02-19 11:13:33



Here's what you can learn about your relationship based on what you argue about with your partner  

Strelka Institute/Flickr/Attribution License The arguments you have with your partner can reveal a lot about the deeper-rooted issues in your relationship.  Money and sex are two incredibly common reasons for arguing, but couples also disagree over smaller issues, such as cleaning or the use of technology.  When bringing up an issue with a partner, express your viewpoint in a way that is understanding and compassionate.    Even your most common and annoying fights

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2018-02-19 11:02:41



Trump just signaled an openness to move on gun control after the Florida high-school shooting  

AP President Donald Trump is open to supporting legislation on gun background checks, the White House said Monday. The president had spoken with Sen. John Cornyn about the legislation last Friday. Trump has been criticized for his response to last week's high-school shooting that left 17 people dead. The White House on Monday signaled that President Donald Trump was open to supporting legislation on guns in the wake of the Florida high-school shooting last Wednesday that left 17 people

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2018-02-19 08:45:05



Several cross-country skiers waited at the finish line to congratulate the guy who came in last  

Matthias Hangst/Getty Images German Madrazo was the last man to cross the finish line in the men's 15 kilometer cross-country event at the Winter Olympics. Several other competitors, including the shirtless Tongan Pita Taufatofua, greeted Madrazo at the finish line, giving him a hero's welcome. After the race, Madrazo compared his reception to that of a World Cup athlete, only better. German Madrazo was the last man across the finish line in the men's 15km cross-country

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2018-02-19 08:06:43



Lincoln was more reviled than any American president before him — here's what Trump could learn from him  

Associated Press/Evan Vucci How will Donald Trump observe Presidents Day? Will he have the inclination or take the time to read about or reflect on the qualities of our greatest leaders? Given how busy Trump is issuing executive orders, fighting with the judiciary, managing the scandal surrounding the dismissal of his national security advisor, becoming acquainted with world leaders and tweeting, the answer is probably no. As a historian who has studied presidential leadership for decades, p

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2018-02-19 07:52:51



Here's a definitive guide to the state of each business on Wall Street, which is coming off a ghastly year  

Shutterstock/Colin Dewar Wall Street investment banks had a rough 2017 as revenues slid to $150.4 billion — the lowest level since 2008.  Struggles in trading plagued the banks, with fixed income, currency, and commodities (FICC) businesses especially hard hit. Business from investment banking underwriting and advisory services was the lone bright spot, but the substantial gains weren't enough to compensate for the losses in trading. Wall Street investment banks had a g

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2018-02-19 06:45:26



Tillerson pledged to keep up the 'maximum pressure' campaign on North Korea — but offered them a way out  

CBS News Rex Tillerson hailed the success of the US's North Korea strategy. The Trump administration has been pursuing a "maximum pressure" approach to the Kim Jong Un regime, which Tillerson said is bearing fruit. He said that the US could soften its approach — but that Pyongyang must blink first. The US will keep up its "maximum pressure" approach on North Korea to North Korea, according to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson — but could be prepared to relent if Pyongyang bl

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2018-02-19 05:58:15



'Red flags' for the oil market are popping up all over the world  

Andrew Burton/Getty Crude oil prices entered a correction, plunging more than 10% from their January highs. While its easy to point fingers at the broader market turmoil, RBC Capital Markets highlights a number of warning signs that could weaken the commodity even more.  They include the crowd of investors betting on higher prices, gushing US production, and rising Chinese exports.  Crude oil prices slumped into correction — a 10% drop from their January highs — a

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2018-02-19 05:43:32



Here's what time the 2018 Winter Olympics closing ceremony starts where you live  

Getty Images The closing ceremony is happening on Sunday night. Korea is 14 hours ahead of New York, so it means an early start. Europe gets to watch at around midday instead.   The 2018 Winter Olympics is coming to an end and the closing ceremony will take place at the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium on February 25.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: JIM ROSS: Here's who will take over WWE after Vince McMahonSee Also:An American skier competed in his dead brother

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2018-02-19 05:27:17



Skeleton sliders have a habit of sporting some intense helmets — here are the best ones from Pyeongchang 2018  

Matthias Hangst/Getty Images Skeleton is one of the most high-octane events at the Winter Olympics. Starting with a dead sprint and a dive, athletes rocket down the mountain at up to 90 mph just inches from the ice as they chase Olympic glory. But in addition to the death-defying action, skeleton also features some of the coolest fashion you'll find this side of the figure-skating rink. Athletes adorn their helmets with jaw-dropping designs that celebrate their country, competitive spirit, a

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2018-02-19 05:10:01



5 things millennials shouldn't do if they want to be successful  

Shutterstock Contrary to belief, the most successful millennials don't have their phone with them all day. Being spontaneous can also have a negative impact on how successful you are. Surrounding yourself with similar-minded, positive people is also key. Successful Millennials aren't like their friends. Their friends have different habits, live different lives, and somehow find themselves repeating the same words every New Year's Eve: "This year is going to be different."See the

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2018-02-19 05:01:58



'I don't have a happy ending': Venezuela's misery is deepening — and spilling over its borders  

'I don't have a happy ending': Venezuela's misery is deepening — and spilling over its bordersNOW WATCH: Venezuela was Latin America's richest country and now it is in complete crisis — here's how it fell apartSee Also:10 up-and-coming healthy fast food chains that should scare McDonald'sBrazil is taking an 'extreme measure' to confront crime in Rio — the first time it's done so since the country's dictatorship fell'I don't have a happy ending': Venezuela's misery is deepening — ...

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2018-02-19 04:29:40



US, India, Australia, and Japan reportedly want to create their own version of China's Belt and Road  

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images Australia, the US, India, and Japan have discussed a joint regional infrastructure project, according to a report from the Australian Financial Review. Such a scheme could be seen as an attempt to counter Beijing's growing influence via its Belt and Road Initiative. The project is reportedly on the agenda for Turnbull’s talks with US President Donald Trump this week. SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia, the United States, India and Japan are talking about est

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2018-02-19 03:40:05



Everyone is going crazy for this adorable, interactive Chewbacca doll  

Kirsten Acuna/INSIDER Hasbro revealed the "Star Wars" Ultimate Co-pilot Chewie at 2018's Toy Fair. The 16-inch Wookie roars, laughs, and can be rocked to sleep. It will be available in the fall for $129.99. It's recommended for ages four and up and requires four AA batteries that are not included. This is the Wookiee you've been looking for.  Hasbro is releasing an interactive Chewbacca toy that responds to sound, motion, and touch. And, if you're a "Star Wars" fan, its everythi

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2018-02-19 03:06:10



These are the victims of the Florida high school shooting  

Seventeen people have died after a gunman opened fire at a Florida high school on Wednesday. Authorities have charged Nikolas Cruz, a 19-year-old former student at the school, in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, near Fort Lauderdale. They have said he was armed with an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle. Here is what we know so far about the victims, including those who are dead and some who are injured. All families of the victims h

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2018-02-19 02:24:49



Olympic fan favorites Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have a ritual hug that syncs up their breathing before they skate together  

Maddie Meyer/Getty Images Canadian figure skating partners Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are Olympic favorites. The pair have a devoted following who hope they're secretly in love. Virtue and Moir's relationship is entirely platonic, according to them. But their ritual hug before each performance still has fans swooning.  They sync up their breathing in order to be fully connected before going out on the ice. You can watch the ritual in action below.   Canadian figure skate

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2018-02-19 02:01:36



The Navy's stealth destroyers are getting new missiles that will turn them into long range ship killers  

Jeff Head/Flickr The Navy's Zumwalt-class destroyers are getting new missiles that will allow them to take on other surface vessels at long ranges. The ships were originally intended to fill a land attack role. The Navy is still searching for affordable ammunition for the main guns on the ships. The Navy's most technologically advanced surface ships, the Zumwalt-class stealth destroyers, are getting new weapons that will turn them into long range ship killers, according to budget docum

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2018-02-19 01:59:42



We're dating but we have totally different views on money — here's how we make it work  

Pablo Heimplatz/Unsplash It is essential to comprimise when it comes to shared finances in a relationship.  It is a good idea to split the cost of necessities, such as bills and groceries, down the middle — but to spend your own surplus money as you please. Make a savings plan together, so that as a couple you can start planning financially for the future.   Managing money is hard. It's even harder if you're in a relationship and your partner doesn't always agree on how

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2018-02-19 01:28:11



Some people are exploiting the latest Apple bug to crash your iPhone via Twitter (AAPL, TWTR)  

AP Images / J. Scott ApplewhiteThere's an Apple software bug currently affecting iPhones, iPads, and Macs — and some pranksters are taking advantage of it. The bug means a keyboard character from the Indian language Telugu can crash applications as soon as it shows up in a text field. As Mashable first reported, a number of Twitter users are intentionally posting the Telugu character in hope that it will show up in some people's timelines, and crash their device whether they see it inten

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2018-02-19 01:25:31



We asked 2 of Citigroup's top executives what they look for when hiring senior investment bankers (C)  

Citigroup Citigroup's investment bank has been showing signs of progress and competing among Wall Street's best. We asked two of the bank's top executives what they look for when hiring senior investment bankers. Performance matters, but it's not the only thing. "We can't have people on solo missions," says Raymond McGuire, Citi's global head of corporate and investment banking. Citigroup's investment bank has been making strides in recent years to compete for top honors in the league

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2018-02-19 01:22:41



The 34 best photos of the Winter Olympics so far  

Al Bello/GettyThe reasons the Olympics enthrall viewers — the atmosphere, the joy of winning, the agony of defeat, the spectacle of sport — are the same reasons they produce some of the best photos. The Winter Olympics are underway, and although we're only a few days in, already photographers have captured some stunning images from the games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Though there's too many great photos to count, we used Getty to compile some of our favorites so far. Take a loo

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2018-02-19 01:09:36



A Secret Service agent tackled a Chinese security official over the nuclear football when Trump visited China  

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images Axios reported on Sunday that during President Donald Trump's trip to China in November, a Secret Service member tackled a Chinese security official. The incident reportedly began when Chinese detail tried to prevent the military aide carrying the "nuclear football" from entering a room behind Trump. White House Chief of Staff John Kelly intervened, and was grabbed by a Chinese security official, who was then tackled by a Secret Service agent. The nuclear footba

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2018-02-18 21:25:09



Figure skating's culture encourages skaters to eat poorly to keep off weight, and it remains a big problem  

Matthew Stockman/Getty Poor diets and eating disorders have afflicted figure skating over the years. Many skaters feel pressure from coaches, judges, and themselves to be thinner, leading to some poor and unhealthy diets. U.S. figure skater Adam Rippon is one of several figure skaters trying to promote healthier diets that could still help figure skaters achieve their goals. The world's best figure skaters face pressure from every angle to be light enough and trim enough to nail diffic

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2018-02-18 21:21:49



A dermatologist shares her 6 go-to anti-aging products to stop wrinkles before they appear  

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. It might take 30 years for sun damage to become visible, but one thing is certain — it will become visible. Even though your skin’s appearance likely won’t change much in your 20s, you’re essentially living on credit until your 30s, 40s, and 50s. Preventative care is one way to minimize the damage — a

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2018-02-18 19:49:28



The exhausting 15km biathlon came down to a split-second and a photo finish, resulting in some great images  

Toby Melville/Reuters Biathlon is one of the more grueling sports of the Winter Olympics and the men's 15km mass start came down to a photo finish. France's Martin Fourcade was awarded the gold medal by mere millimeters. The finish produced some great images. Biathlon is one of the more grueling sports of the Winter Olympics, combing the endurance of cross-country skiing with the ability to control nerves and precision while shooting rifles at a small target. It is a unique sport that

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2018-02-18 17:12:40



Fergie was roasted for her sultry rendition of the national anthem prior to the NBA All-Star Game  

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Fergie gave a sultry performance of the national anthem ahead of the NBA All-Star Game in one of the most bizarre renditions of the song you'll ever hear. Fans eager for the game to begin after a drawn-out pre-game ceremony were quick to roast Fergie on Twitter for the performance. Fergie's performance will not be remembered fondly among other great anthems that the NBA All-Star Game has produced. Before the NBA All-Star Game tipped off on Sunday night, s

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2018-02-18 17:07:13



The Air Force is ordering more of its biggest nonnuclear bomb — designed to take out underground targets like those in North Korea or Iran  

The Air Force is ordering more of its biggest nonnuclear bomb — designed to take out underground targets like those in North Korea or IranNOW WATCH: America's B-2 stealth bomber is unlike any military aircraft in the worldSee Also:The Air Force is ordering more of its biggest nonnuclear bomb — designed to take out underground targets like those in North Korea or IranUS Air Force's new bomber will retire the B-1 and B-2 — but keep the B-52 flying for 90 yearsHere's a rare look at what i...

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2018-02-18 17:03:50



You can now track where Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster is in space  

YouTube / SpaceX A website called Where Is Roadster is tracking Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster in space. The site, which is not affiliated with SpaceX, estimates the car is more than 2 million miles from Earth. Musk cheekily tweeted about the site on Sunday, saying his car "must be parked around here somewhere." Earlier this month, SpaceX launched Falcon Heavy, the most powerful operational rocket in the world, that used Elon Musk's very own Tesla Roadster as its payload. JIM WA

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2018-02-18 16:41:13



The students who survived the Florida school shooting are planning something big to take the fight for gun safety nationwide  

Mark Wilson / Getty Images Students who survived the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are planning a nationwide series of marches to get politicians to pay attention to their plight. Junior Cameron Kasky says "we are losing our lives while the adults are playing around," referring to lawmakers in Congress. Kasky also called out politicians who take money from the NRA. Survivors of the shooting rampage at a Florida high school that killed 17 people are planning a ma

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2018-02-18 13:17:35



ALBERT EDWARDS: There's a hidden risk that could accelerate the collapse of the market's long-running 'financial Ponzi scheme'  

China Daily/Reuters Notoriously bearish Societe Generale strategist Albert Edwards used Wednesday's surprisingly strong inflation data to argue a market reckoning is imminent. He's particularly worried about a possible breakout in the Japanese yen versus a US dollar that's already weak and being blamed for worsening inflationary pressures. One of Wall Street's most outspoken bears used Wednesday's surprisingly strong inflation data as an opportunity to criticize what he sees as "ludicro

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2018-02-18 12:55:50



Goldman Sachs CEO gives Trump credit for the economy, says it's better than if Hillary Clinton won (GS)  

REUTERS/Gary Cameron Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein told CNNMoney that the economy is better off under President Donald Trump than it would have been under Hillary Clinton.  Blankfein noted he had supported Clinton's White House bid.  Business confidence has surged under Trump as the administration has cut corporate taxes and pledged to roll back regulations.  The US economy is better off under President Donald Trump that it would have been under Hillary Clinton, acco

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2018-02-18 12:41:48



'Black Panther' shatters box office records, scores a huge $218 million Presidents' Day weekend (DIS)  

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures "Black Panther" earned the best-ever opening weekend at the box office ever for February with $192 million over three days and $218.2 million over the four-day Presidents' Day weekend. It's also the fifth-best opening ever for a three-day and four-day opening weekend, beating out 2015's "Avengers: Age of Ultron." It looks like everyone took a trip to Wakanda this weekend. Marvel's long-awaited release of "Black Panther" opened over the weekend and ex

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2018-02-18 11:41:02



This lifelike 'Avengers: Infinity War' gauntlet is what every fan will want ahead of the movie  

Toy Fair 2018 is taking place in New York City from February 17-20. Hasbro unveiled a 19.5-inch replica gauntlet that will be worn by villain Thanos in "Avengers: Infinity War." INSIDER checked out the $99 glove that makes sounds from the movie and can be worn. Each finger can be controlled individually with rings located inside the glove. It will be released March 3, ahead of the movie's May 4 release date. There are a lot of toys and collectibles to see at the 2018 Toy Fair in Ne

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2018-02-18 11:12:31



GOLDMAN SACHS: These 17 stocks offer the best bargains in the market right now  

Carl Court/Getty Images The equity market correction has created plentiful opportunities in stocks that are now trading at their most attractive valuations in months.  Goldman Sachs has singled out the 17 companies that are the most mispriced, relative to their beta-implied return since the selloff started. Big selloffs create big opportunities. It's a tried and true tenet of the stock market, and one that's highly relevant to the situation currently unfolding in markets on the he

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2018-02-18 10:49:58



America's foreign-policy muscle is withering — while China bulks up its own  

America's foreign-policy muscle is withering — while China bulks up its ownNOW WATCH: Watch Giant Robots In Beijing Battle To Celebrate Diplomatic Relations With FranceSee Also:Trump's military parade could cost as much as $30 millionAmerica's foreign-policy muscle is withering — while China bulks up its ownUS signals major change on North Korea after South Korea's president agrees to meet Kim Jong UnSEE ALSO: Trump wants to ramp up US arms sales, and a top diplomat is pushing weapo...

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2018-02-18 10:45:28



Mueller targets Russia, the memo war stalls, and a top DOJ official resigns — here's the latest in the Russia probe you may have missed  

Jacquelyn Martin/AP Special counsel Robert Mueller's office dropped two bombshells on Friday. First, it charged 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities with conspiring to interfere in the 2016 US election. Shortly after, Mueller's office released a plea deal with a previously unknown player in the Russia investigation: 28-year-old California resident Richard Pinedo, who pleaded guilty to one count of identity fraud in connection to the probe.See the rest of the story at Business Inside

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2018-02-18 08:53:46



'THE FLOODGATES ARE OPEN': The US government is set to begin an unprecedented borrowing binge  

flickr / Doug Wertman The US government's funding needs are set to increase following the two-year budget agreement that will hike spending. And so, the Treasury has boosted the amount of short-term debt it sells. But this is "just the beginning," according to Jefferies. It's clear that "the floodgates are open" in front of the US Treasury, Jefferies says. In January, Treasury raised the amount of debt it sells to help fund the US government for the first time since 2009.See the rest o

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2018-02-18 06:10:33



11 of the best books you can read in a week  

Strelka Institute/Flickr/Attribution License If you want to emulate some of the most successful people in the world, you can start by reading books — lots of them. From Elon Musk to Mark Cuban to Oprah Winfrey, the most powerful innovators in the world all read several hours a day. But starting a new book can be a daunting task if you don't have a lot of free time. With that in mind, we've selected 11 insightful, rewarding books around 250 pages or less that you can finish in a wee

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2018-02-18 06:03:03



Florida social services reportedly investigated Nikolas Cruz in 2016 — but they determined he was a low risk  

South Florida Sun-Sentinel/Susan Stocker via Associated Press Florida's state social services agency investigated Nikolas Cruz in 2016 over violent social media posts. They closed the investigation after two months, determining he was a low risk. Cruz, 19, allegedly killed 17 people when he opened fire on the high school he once attended. Florida's state social services agency had previously investigated Nikolas Cruz, long before he set foot on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

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2018-02-18 05:52:31



Brazil is taking an 'extreme measure' to confront crime in Rio — the first time it's done so since the country's dictatorship fell  

REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes Days after the end of Rio's Carnival, Brazil's government has sent in the military to take command of public security in the state. It's the first such intervention since the country's dictatorship fell in the mid-1980s. Military interventions in Rio are not new and have frequently been criticized for failing to reduce crime and for leading to abuses. Brazilian President Michel Temer signed a decree on Friday giving the military control of public-security duties

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2018-02-18 05:26:32



'We know it's bigger than us': LeBron James expands on why he feels compelled to speak on social issues after criticism from Laura Ingraham  

Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images LeBron James elaborated on his response to Laura Ingraham on Saturday, making clear that he had no intention of following the Fox News anchor's advice to "shut up and dribble." James discussed in detail why he feels compelled to speak out about issues of social justice, and how he planned to continue using his platform to help better the lives of others. James also evoked the names of athletes from the past who had spoken out against injustice, adding that "We

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2018-02-18 05:25:37



94% of all BAFTA film award nominees have been white, according to a new report  

YouTube/Neon Only 6% of BAFTA — or British Academy Film Awards — have been non-white. That's according to a new report from business psychology firm Pearn Kandola. This year, all nominees for Best leading actress are white. 94% of all BAFTA film award nominees have been white, according to a new report. The analysis, conducted by business psychology firm Pearn Kandola, also revealed that 92% of nominees for "Best Supporting Actor" and "Best Supporting Actress" have be

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2018-02-18 04:29:18



Trump suggests FBI failed to look into Florida shooting suspect because it was 'spending too much time' on the Russia investigation  

Reuters/Leah Millis President Donald Trump said the FBI "missed" warning signs about the suspected Florida shooter and was "spending too much time" on the Russia investigation. The bizarre theory has been floated by prominent far-right Twitter users in recent days. The FBI employs roughly 35,000 people and works on multiple investigations simultaneously. President Donald Trump made a stunning suggestion Saturday that the FBI "missed" warning signs about the Florida high-school shooter

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2018-02-18 04:26:21



This is everything celebrities like Margot Robbie, Hugh Grant, and Angelina Jolie will be eating and drinking at the BAFTAs  

The EE British Academy Film Awards The 71st British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) will take place on Sunday February 18 in London. The guests at the Royal Albert Hall will be served a three-course meal, spirits, wine, and Champagne. You can see the full menu below. Award shows are known for their glitz and glamour and fabulous food, drink, and goody bags. The BAFTAs — or British Academy Film Awards — are no exception. The 71st BAFTAs is happening on Sunday, February 18 at L

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2018-02-18 04:21:21



The US and Europe may have found a way to keep the Iran deal alive — but there's a catch  

AP Photo/Evan Vucci After President Donald Trump made fiercely critical statements of the Iran nuclear deal, the State Department indicated this week that it is open to working with America's European allies to keep it alive, a Reuters investigation found. The message from the Department states that the administration is open to a "supplemental or follow-on agreement" that fixes the problems of the Iran deal. It looks like there will be two phases of negotiation with Europeans on the deal's

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2018-02-18 04:17:33



Donovan Mitchell dons a Vince Carter jersey and beats Larry Nance Jr to win Slam Dunk Contest  

Bob Donnan/Pool via AP Donovan Mitchell took home the 2018 Slam Dunk Contest trophy on Saturday night, beating Larry Nance Jr. in the final round. Mitchell paid homage to Vince Carter with his final dunk of the night, donning his jersey and matching one of Carter's iconic dunks. Mitchell was the cleanest dunker of the night, but some would likely argue that Nance Jr. pulled off the most difficult dunk of the night, nailing an absolutely ridiculous "double tap" dunk in the finals. Donov

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2018-02-18 04:14:48



I was fired as CEO from a company that I founded—a year later, I'm glad it happened  

Mayuree Moonhirun/Shutterstock Writer Dan D'Agostino was CEO of a multi-million dollar business for eight years — but in 2016 he was fired by his former partners.  After, he realized that for years his identity had been wrapped up in his company. What you do for a living shouldn't define who you are — and being fired actually helped him find freedom from judgment. On October 18, 2016, I walked into a board room as the CEO of a multi-million dollar business with re

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2018-02-18 03:29:58



Joe Biden said in a private meeting he's keeping his 2020 options open — and a presidential run is a real possibility  

Associated Press/Andrew Harnik Former Vice President Joe Biden is strongly considering running for president in 2020. He told people in a private meeting he's keeping his 2020 options open. He's already positioning himself as an alternative to Trump. WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides. Huddled in his newly opened office steps from

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2018-02-18 03:12:46



'Shark Tank' investors Mark Cuban and Barbara Corcoran just invested $400,000 in an avocado-only restaurant — here's what it's like to eat there  

Business Insider/Jessica Tyler On a recent episode of ABC's "Shark Tank," Mark Cuban and Barbara Corcoran invested in avocado-based Brooklyn eatery Avocaderia.  Each investor offered $200,000 for a 10% stake, giving the restaurant a $2 million valuation. The Brooklyn-based restaurant serves a wide variety of dishes that all use avocado, seeing success since day one with millennials lining up to get a taste of the avocado dishes. To understand the hype around the soon-to-be-chain r

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2018-02-18 03:10:15



Here's a bond strategy for a volatile market  

AP Images The combination of Fed tightening and fiscal stimulus is unusual, so inflation and bond yields could go in either direction in the near future. Suggestion: don't take a long position on bonds. Rates are rising. Hedge against liquidity risk.  Focus on value sectors. These strategies are an unconstrained approach. The recent equity-led spike in market volatility has been a timely reminder of the uncertainty that may arise when unusual late-cycle fiscal stimulus in the wor

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2018-02-18 03:04:43



The Cavs GM reportedly had an honest sit-down with LeBron James before blowing up the roster during the frenzied trade deadline  

Michael Dwyer/AP The Cleveland Cavaliers made three big trades last week to blow up their roster and attempt to save their season. Before GM Koby Altman made the deals, he had an honest sit-down with LeBron James, according to one report. Altman reportedly told James that he had trades lined up and wanted to fix the team's culture, but that James also needed to ramp up his own effort on the court. The Cleveland Cavaliers blew up their roster at the trade deadline last week in an attemp

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2018-02-18 03:03:52



American wins shocking silver medal in speed skating when a crash left just 2 skaters standing on the final lap  

Jamie Squire/Getty Images American John-Henry Kreuger pulled a big upset, winning silver, just behind Canadian Samuel Girard in the 1,000-meter event in speed skating. Kreuger was in a good position, but got some help when a crash took out the favorites with just one lap to go. Krueger seemed as shocked as anybody when he realized the silver medal was his. In speed skating, sometimes it pays off to just be one of the last skaters standing ... literally. American John-Henry Kreuger sur

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2018-02-18 02:56:33



A former top Trump campaign aide has reportedly agreed to plead guilty, testify against Paul Manafort  

Mark Wilson/Getty Images Former Trump campaign top aide Rick Gates agreed to plead guilty to fraud-related charges in Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference. Gates agreed to testify against former campaign chairman Paul Manafort. The pair were both indicted on fraud-related charges in October. A former top aide to Donald Trump's presidential campaign has agreed to plead guilty to fraud-related charges and will testify against former Trump campaign chairman Pa

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2018-02-18 02:54:18



The evidence against the Florida school shooting suspect is so overwhelming, the jury will be deciding whether he lives or dies  

South Florida Sun-Sentinel/Susan Stocker via Associated Press The evidence against 19-year-old Florida shooter Nikolas Cruz is so large that the biggest question his defense is facing is whether he will receive the death penalty. Cruz has already confessed to killing 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday. Cruz could plead insanity or a few other long-shot defenses, but these are unlikely to work in his case. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The evidence

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2018-02-18 02:43:19



Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy kissed his boyfriend on live TV — and the internet can't handle the love  

Ker Robertson / Getty On Saturday evening, US skier Gus Kenworthy competed in the men's slopestyle at the Winter Olympics.  Prior to his qualifying run, the 26-year-old grabbed a good luck kiss from his boyfriend Matthew Wilkas.  NBC caught and aired the kiss on live TV, which led to a lot of positive chatter on Twitter  Kenworthy, a two-time Olympian, came out as gay following the 2014 Sochi Games.    Gus Kenworthy had a rough start in Pyeongc

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2018-02-18 02:19:33



Blockchain could be a game changer for legal marijuana  

Thomson Reuters Blockchain is going to help a small-cap marijuana seller become one of the biggest in the budding industry.  Key risks with blockchain loom, as it may not be compatible with every business in the industry. Since 2017 began, no traditional and non-traditional asset classes have been more impressive than marijuana and cryptocurrencies, respectively. Marijuana stocks are budding Marijuana stocks have benefited from a rapid increase in legal sales, as well as a major

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2018-02-18 01:40:19



The US figure skating team has already made history three times at the Winter Olympics — here's how  

Richard Heathcote/Getty Images The US figure skating team is still competing at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Three team members have already made history there.  Mirai Nagasu is the first American woman to land a triple axel at the Olympics. Vincent Zhou is the first person to land a quadruple lutz at the Olympics. Nathan Chen is the first person to land six quadruple jumps in a performance at the Olympics. Watch video of history-making moments below. 

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2018-02-18 01:31:31



German 2-man bobsleigh team crashes through finish line and into first place  

NBC A German two-man bobsled team crashed through the finish line during their second run on Sunday. Despite their crash, they finished the day with the fastest time in the field through two runs. Leading the event halfway through, the team is in a position to medal should they keep their form through the final slides of the competition. A German two-man bobsled team crashed through the finish line during their second run on Sunday, but still finished with the top time of any team in t

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2018-02-18 01:31:27



How Brooks Brothers became the de facto clothing brand on Ivy League campuses, Wall Street, and inside the White House  

Brooks Brothers: 200 Years of American Style Brooks Brothers is America's oldest clothing brand, established in 1818. Brooks Brothers was the first to sell "ready-to-wear" clothing for men, and the first US label to export its clothing internationally. The brand has made its mark becoming the de facto menswear brand for celebrities, Wall Street executives, and US presidents.   In 1818, at 46 years old, Henry Sands Brooks bid $15,250 at an auction and became the official owne

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2018-02-18 01:14:58



15 photos of former US presidents hanging out together  

Gary Hershorn/Reuters It's not easy to join the President's Club, but once you do, only few can understand the effect it has on you. That might explain why former presidents have a bond that seems to transcend politics. From formal events, to galas, fundraisers, and funerals — presidents stay within the same circle and see each other throughout the course of their lives.   In honor of President's Day, we've rounded up the best photos of former US presidents enjoying each othe

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2018-02-17 21:56:41



'To every politician who is taking donations from the NRA, shame on you': Survivors of the Florida school shooting rage against gun lobby  

Brynn Anderson/AP Wednesday's deadly shooting at a high school in Florida sparked a nationwide uproar against lax gun-control regulations. Survivors of the Florida shooting and activists demanded a range of measures, including a ban on assault weapons like the AR-15, which was used in the Florida shooting. A nationwide student walkout against gun violence is planned for next week as gun-control advocates call on Congress to do more. Survivors of the Florida school shooting lashed out

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2018-02-17 20:50:27



Olympian Gus Kenworthy posted videos of a massive blood-filled bump on his hip — after also breaking his thumb  

Gus Kenworthy/Instagram US skier Gus Kenworthy broke his thumb and fell on his hip during practice at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.  On his Instagram story, Kenworthy posted photos and videos showing a large, swollen bruise known as a hematoma.  Doctors drained about four ounces of blood from the hip bump. Warning: This post contains graphic images. Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy has had a rough couple of days at the Winter Olympics: He broke his thumb and fell har

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2018-02-17 19:21:06



25 awesome home products we found while shopping on Houzz — all under $100  

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Houzz is every homeowner and home design enthusiast's ideal site. You can get design inspiration, find your next architect or contractor, and buy everything you need for your next home remodeling project. We already found that it offers great organizing ideas for under $100, so we decided to take a step back and shop the site as whol

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2018-02-17 16:24:44



How to start investing when you don't make a ton of money  

Saulo Mohana/Unsplash It is possible to start investing even when you are working with a tight budget. One easy way is by starting your 401(k) — it is already set up by your employer and there are no minimum contribution requirements. By investing in yourself professionally, and negotiating a raise or learning a new skill, you will make more money in the long-term. If you're living paycheck-to-paycheck, without much wiggle room in your budget, you might assume that investing ju

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2018-02-17 15:47:47



'Black Panther' is now set to make more than $200 million over the holiday weekend — shattering earlier projections and previous records  

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures "Black Panther" is set to make far beyond initial projections, banking $210 million over the weekend. That would shatter "Deadpool's" 2016 record of $152 million. “Black Panther,” Disney-Marvel’s latest outing starring Chadwick Boseman, is set to debut far above early forecasts with $210 million over the four-day President’s Day weekend from 4,020 North American locations. The barrier-breaking superhero film, set in the fictio

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2018-02-17 14:52:27



A former North Korean cheerleader describes the 'psychological training' she underwent to get 'into the heart of the enemy'  

Lee Jae-Won/Reuters A North Korean defector living in South Korea told the BBC what it was like being forced to be part of a cheerleading group organized by the North Korean government. The group's members underwent "psychological training" and were supposed to honor North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The cheerleaders garnered massive media attention after performing at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, but critics accused outlets of normalizing North Korea. A former member of North

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2018-02-17 13:38:26



'They just talk!' Trump blames Democrats for not acting on gun control earlier  

Associated Press/Andrew Harnik President Donald Trump railed against Democrats on gun control Saturday, asking why they didn't pass legislation earlier. His comments came on the same day as survivors of the Florida school shooting and activists rallied in Fort Lauderdale against the NRA and Trump himself. President Donald Trump on Saturday laid the blame on Democrats for the lack of congressional action on gun control, an issue that once again rose to the forefront of public discourse a

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2018-02-17 13:37:17



A $150 million seed fund is on the hunt for the next hot startup — and this spring, it will scour 5 southern cities on its search  

Reuters This post is part of Business Insider's ongoing series on Better Capitalism. AOL founder Steve Case and "Hillbilly Elegy" author JD Vance are overseeing the $150 million Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, operated through Case's venture capital firm, Revolution. The fund has 38 of the nation's highest-profile investors. In May, Case and Vance will be holding pitch competitions in Dallas, Memphis, Birmingham, Chattanooga, and Louisville. AOL founder Steve Case and "Hillbilly Elegy" au

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2018-02-17 13:22:10



This controversial burger chain revamped its raunchy image before embarking on a huge US expansion — here's what it's like to eat there now  

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Carl's Jr. is arguably known more for its provocative ads than its burgers, but the chain pivoted away from its controversial image in 2017. The chain just opened a location in New York City, and I decided to try it for the first time.  The burgers were underwhelming, but the fries were fantastic.  I'd never been to a Carl's Jr. before, but I certainly knew about it. Through some rather controversial ad campaigns, the brand has certainly made i

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2018-02-17 13:21:53



The most decorated winter Olympians of all time  

Quinn Rooney The Olympics routinely bring the best athletes in the world together to compete against each other, yet even in such esteemed company, some have managed to separate themselves from the rest of the pack. These athletes have so thoroughly mastered snow and ice that they have won enough Olympics medals to wear a new one each day of the week.  The medal counts come courtesy of sports-reference and the official Olympics website. Felix Gottwald Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

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2018-02-17 13:17:43



The top 30 prospects of the 2018 NBA draft  

Sue Ogrocki/APThis year's NBA Draft is considered deep and talented. Several versatile, athletic big men are making bids as the top picks in the draft, while Oklahoma point guard Trae Young has exploded onto the scene. And across the Atlantic, playing for Real Madrid, is Luka Doncic, a point-forward who looks like an extra-special prospect. With both the NBA and college seasons in full swing, here's a look at the top 30 prospects, judged using experts' mock drafts. The experts: Jonathan Givo

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2018-02-17 12:42:58



'Olympic Athletes from Russia' is as clumsy as the ridiculous compromise that produced the euphemism  

In late 2014, Russia was implicated in a long-term, state-sanctioned, systemic sports doping scandal. This prompted the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to suspend Russia from the Winter Games.  But the IOC still allowed certain Russian athletes to compete — an outcome that satisfied no one.  In Pyeongchang, Russian Olympic athletes aren't Russian Olympic athletes. Rather, they're "Olympic Athletes from Russia" — OAR, for short. Athletes, comment

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2018-02-17 11:55:19



Amazon Prime is beating Netflix in 3 countries  

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Germany, Japan, India, and the U.K. are key video markets for Amazon. Amazon will spend almost as much as Netflix will spend this year on video.  Netflix will see negative cash flow again, but still an improvement.  Netflix ended 2017 with over 110 million paid subscribers. That absolutely dwarfs the number of Amazon Prime and Prime Video subscribers watching video, which IHS Markit estimates totaled 44 million last year.

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2018-02-17 11:39:58



Snap CEO Evan Spiegel sold $50 million in Snap stock — his first sale since the IPO (SNAP)  

Getty Snap CEO Evan Spiegel sold $50 million in Snap stock. It's his first stock sale since Snap's IPO.  Snap CEO Evan Spiegel sold 2,675,600 shares of Snap last week at a price of $18.71 per share, a transaction netting him just over $50 million.  The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which you can read here. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: I've used the iPhone for 10 years and these are my favorite tips and tricksSee Also:

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2018-02-17 10:54:12



JPMORGAN: A key component of bitcoin's design might be its Achilles' heel during a financial meltdown  

Reuters/Christinne Muschi JPMorgan in a recent note outlined how bitcoin, since it is decentralized, would hit a speed bump if there were a shock to the economy.  Since bitcoin are released at a set rate, there's no way for the system to handle a liquidity crisis during such an event, the bank said.  A key component of bitcoin's design might be its Achilles' heel during a financial meltdown, according to JPMorgan.  In a big note on crypto and blockchain, the bank said bi

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2018-02-17 10:01:41



Here's how we know that Black Panther is much richer than Bruce Wayne and Tony Stark  

Disney There's a case to be made that Black Panther might be richer than the characters Bruce Wayne and Tony Stark.  T'Challa — Black Panther — is king of the state of Wakanda, one of the most technologically advanced nations in the Marvel Universe.  The mineral wealth of the fictional country alone would be worth more than than GDP of the entire real world — and more than the worth of Batman or Ironman. When Black Panther debuts this Friday, audiences will

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2018-02-17 09:52:39



A theater accidentally screened 'Fifty Shades Freed' instead of 'Black Panther' — and fans lost it  

Universal "Black Panther" fans were in for a surprise when a theater accidentally showed "Fifty Shades Freed." Many had lined up to catch the first screening of the anticipated Marvel film on Thursday night. A Twitter user captured the gaffe on video, showing a packed theater watching stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson on screen.  Movie-goers didn't take the mistake to heart and were laughing in the background.  The theater eventually resolved the situation and showed the rig

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2018-02-17 09:44:52



A top GOP donor says he won't write another check to Republicans until they support an assault weapons ban  

Reuters/Thomas Baur A top GOP donor threatened to withhold funds from Republican lawmakers unless they support an assault weapons ban. His comments came just days after a deadly high-school shooting in Florida killed 17. The shooting sparked nationwide outrage and an impassioned debate on gun control. A major Republican donor issued a remarkable ultimatum on Saturday, vowing to withhold money from GOP candidates unless they support a ban on selling military-style guns to civilians. "I

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2018-02-17 09:19:22



Snapchat may be winning back digital influencers with help from recent screw ups by YouTube and Instagram (SNAP)  

Photo Courtesy of The 11th Second A crop of influencers who had abandoned Snapchat are giving it a second look. They are being enticed by a range of new features on the platform, including an analytics dashboard announced Wednesday. The consensus is that Snapchat is well positioned to win back digital creators, given YouTube and Instagram's recent struggles on this front. With over 900,000 followers, Shaun McBride, or "Shonduras," was perhaps one of Snapchat's very first homegrow

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2018-02-17 09:13:09



Only one thing is left keeping stocks afloat  

Chung Sung-Jun / Staff / Getty Images The risk-asset sell-off that has rocked global markets is recalibrating the positive catalysts for the stock market, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch says only one major driver is left. A BAML survey of almost 200 fund managers shows that they're still their most bullish on corporate earnings since 2011. The stock market's sudden bout of turbulence has left it without many allies. Bank of America Merrill Lynch says matters have gotten so dire, in

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2018-02-17 06:56:27



The Tesla Model 3 interior is unlike anything we have ever seen before (TSLA)  

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider The Tesla Model 3 has the most minimalist interior we've ever seen in a production car. Not every decision was brilliant, but most were, and the ultimate impression is extremely satisfying. The Model 3's interior design is a powerful symbol of both the company's philosophy and what it believes cars should be like in the future. Tesla has reset expectations with the interior of the Model 3, the company's mass-market vehicle. We'd already spent some time

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2018-02-17 06:52:31



The stock market's most important driver hasn't looked this good in over a decade  

REUTERS The stock market just went through a correction, but corporate earnings are not the reason why.  In fact, according to Bespoke Investment Group, S&P 500 companies are beating estimates at the best rate in over a decade.  Analysts are now hiking first-quarter earnings expectations, and it's very unusual for a correction to start as estimates are being revised upward, said Deutsche Bank's David Bianco.  One thing you cannot blame the stock market's recent corre

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2018-02-17 06:43:21



Russia is finally trying to deal with its dark Stalinist history  

Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP Russian society is starting to come to terms with the darkest years of Stalinism that gripped the country and its people in the 1930s. Though authorities in some cases have cooperated with grassroots efforts to recover the remains of executed family members and help them to rebuild the memories of their ancestors, the Russian government still is unwilling to provide full transparency. The way the history of the period is taught in Russia is still very nationalist

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2018-02-17 06:25:14



There's a simple trick called the 'bar test' for deciding if someone is right for you — here's how it works  

Max Pixel Internet dating, too many choices, and bad luck all make finding the right person a challenge. One way to tell if you're into someone or not is by trying out the "bar test." Sometimes when you're with someone, you just know it's working. Other times, you might need a bit of encouragement to come to the right conclusion. After all, you don't to waste your time on someone who's wrong for you. Finding a partner is even more complicated because of how prolific online dating has b

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2018-02-17 05:15:01



Here's what it's like to fly business class on the Air India 787 Dreamliner — and for a low-ranking airline, it's pretty luxurious  

Zach HonigAir India might not be an obvious choice for a flight from New York to London — but when Zach Honig, editor of The Points Guy, spotted a one-way business class ticket for $1,226 (£870) he couldn't resist. The airline doesn't even rank in the top 100 in the world, according to Skytrax, but Honig's recent experience was surprisingly good — luxurious even. Especially when you consider that this wasn't Honig's first time flying AI. The first trip he took with the carrie

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2018-02-17 04:56:41



'I am more than an athlete': LeBron James responds to Laura Ingraham who told him to 'Shut up and dribble'  

AP Photo/Duane Burleson LeBron James took to Instagram to respond to Laura Ingraham after the Fox News anchor told the Cavaliers superstar to "Shut up and dribble" after comments he made about President Donald Trump. James posted an image of neon lights that read "I am more than an athlete" and captioned his post with #wewillnotshutupanddribble. Many other athletes across the sporting world had posted messages of support to James throughout the day. LeBron James took to Instagram on Fr

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2018-02-17 04:44:02



These are the countries with the most gender-equal legislatures on earth — and the US comes 99th  

LEHTIKUVA/Martti Kainulainen/Reuters Although the leaders of two of the world's most powerful countries — Germany and Britain — are female, women still have a long way to go to before politics around the world is truly gender-equal. Only two countries have parliaments which are more than 50% female, according to a database by the Inter-Parliamentary Union. The ranking lists 190 countries ccording to the proportion of seats in their lower (or only) houses taken by women. Scroll do

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2018-02-17 04:13:28



Bill Hader has no clue if he's getting residuals for voicing BB-8 in 'The Force Awakens'  

AP Bill Hader helped bring to life the voice of "Star Wars" favorite BB-8. "The Force Awakens" director J.J. Abrams had Hader speak in a talk box while he used an effects app to come up with the voice BB-8 uses.  Hader did not do any BB-8 voice work on "The Last Jedi," and he doesn't know if he's getting residuals for the work he did on "The Force Awakens." Bill Hader is known for his characters while doing eight seasons of "Saturday Night Live," playing the lovable leading m

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2018-02-17 04:06:39



Everything you need to know about skeleton, the Olympic sport that sends athletes hurtling head first down icy tracks at 90 miles an hour  

Matthias Hangst/Getty Images Skeleton is a Winter Olympics sport that dates back to the 1880s. Events take place on a track made of ice. In Pyeongchang, the skeleton track is 1,376 meters long.  Skeleton athletes push sleds as fast as they can, then jump on and speed head first down the track, using minor shifts in body weight to steer. They can slide at speeds greater than 90 miles per hour.  It's really rough on the body. There is no shortage of intense sports at the Wint

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2018-02-17 03:57:29



A math formula from the 1990s can help investors make smart bets on the exploding ICO market  

ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP/Getty Images) The initial coin offering market is off to a red-hot start in 2018, according to new data from Autonomous NEXT. RBC analyst Mitch Steves outlines a way to value the network of ICOs in a note to clients.    Bitcoin may be down nearly 50% from its all-time high set in December, but the market for initial coin offerings (ICOs) is still humming along. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Forget 'Make America Great Again'

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2018-02-17 03:40:56



Why some female Olympic athletes are referred to as 'ladies' instead of 'women'  

David Ramos/Getty The naming of events at the Winter Olympics offers an odd inconsistency in which female athletes are sometimes referred to as "women" and others are "ladies." It turns out the IOC does not have an editorial stance on which term to use and defers to the individual sports. A new program aimed at eliminating the portrayal of gender bias could lead to more consistency in how events are named. At the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, 2,952 athletes are expe

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2018-02-17 03:31:15



Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal openly discuss the feud that broke up one of the NBA's greatest dynasties in TNT sit-down special  

TNT Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal discuss their time playing together and their once-notorious feud in "Players Only: Shaq & Kobe," a sit-down conversation for TNT. In one highlight, Bryant discusses preparing to fight O'Neal at the practice facility after fiery criticisms back and forth in the media, only to have the fight broken up before it occurred. Though some topics are left out, it's clear the two players have long gotten over their feud and revere their days playing together.

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2018-02-17 03:08:09



This service sent an expert to my home to fix my broken iPhone screen — for less than Apple's out-of-warranty prices  

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. I delayed getting my phone screen fixed to avoid the congested stores and the high cost of replacement out of warranty. Puls will send an expert technician to meet you wherever you are and repair your phone screen on the spot. It's less than getting it fixed at Apple, and you don't wait in lines.  Puls also backs a

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2018-02-17 03:04:43



The Mueller indictments — here's which Russians were charged with interfering in the 2016 US election  

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik The office of special counsel Robert Mueller charged 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies on Friday for illegally interfering in the US political system. The charges directly targeted the Internet Research Agency, a Russian organization that employed "trolls" to sow discord about the election on social media. Read on to find out what you need to know about the people and companies involved. Special counsel Robert Mueller's office charged 13 Russian

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2018-02-17 02:59:38



Former Olympic figure skaters can't stop gushing about Nathan Chen's unprecedented six-quad routine in Pyeongchang  

US figure skater Nathan Chen became the first person to land six quadruple jumps at the Winter Olympics during the men's free skate event.  The performance came after Chen faltered in his earlier Olympic appearances.  On Twitter, former US Olympic figure skaters like Michelle Kwan and Scott Hamilton gushed over Chen's jumps and historic performance. Figure skater Nathan Chen got off to a rocky start at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, falling a handful of times duri

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2018-02-17 02:56:54



JAMES CLAPPER: There could be 'other shoes to drop' in the Russia investigation involving Trump's finances  

Screenshot via CNN The former director of national intelligence James Clapper said he believes there could be "other shoes to drop" in the ongoing Russia investigation, and those forthcoming developments could involve President Donald Trump's finances. Clapper made that assertion Friday night, hours after deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein announced new charges against Russian operatives accused of meddling in the 2016 US election. Special counsel Robert Mueller is deep into a multiface

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2018-02-17 02:24:09



Paul Manafort faces new claim of bank fraud while trying to renegotiate his bail agreement  

Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's former campaign chairman who was charged with money laundering last fall in the Russia investigation, is facing a new claim of bank fraud. The claim surfaced in a document released Friday night that details bail negotiations between Manafort and special counsel Robert Mueller. The document says Manafort wants to withdraw two real-estate properties he offered as collateral to cover a $10 million bond. He offered three different properties, instead that are "de

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2018-02-17 02:09:59






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