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You Have To Watch This Drunk Lawyer's Rant — See Also  

This Airline Rant Is Too Much: Seriously though, it's an embarrassment for lawyers everywhere. Not A Bad Payday: Federal clerks now receive bonuses up to $400,000 when they join Biglaw firms. D.C. Bar Delivers Gut Punch To Folks That Took The Bar Exam: They published a wrong list of who passed. Dewey & LeBoeuf Exec Is In Jail: Apparently he can't pay his fine. The California Wildfire Is Turning Into A Bankruptcy Issue-Spotting Exercise: PG&E seems to be preparing for somethin

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2018-11-15 23:26:28



From Lawyer To Legal Tech: Untie The Knot Joins The Family Of #AltLaw Family Law Practices  

Helping couples achieve their dream.

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2018-11-15 22:59:44



Tracing The Roots Of A Biglaw Firm  

The firm has certainly grown a lot.

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2018-11-15 22:30:29



SEC Apparently Investigating How Anyone Thought The Snap IPO Was A Good Idea  

Investors are asking regulators to look into why no one told them about Facebook being a thing.

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2018-11-15 22:01:18



5 Minutes In The McDonald's Drive-Thru  

Things like this tend to happen when you have an addiction.

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2018-11-15 21:32:08



Spreadsheet: Creating A Financial Model For Your Legal Tech Startup  

The chief reason for designing a financial model is that it and your pitch deck are going to be the main inputs that a savvy investor will want to see from a startup. 

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2018-11-15 20:59:15



Please Respect My Ethical Obligations  

Please believe your in-house counsel when they cite some sort of ethical reason why your recommended course of action may not be advisable.

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2018-11-15 20:33:17



LOCKED UP! Former Dewey CFO Jailed Because He Can't Pay Fine  

The judge found he 'willfully failed to pay his fine.'

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2018-11-15 20:00:50



Sonia Sotomayor Hopes Judicial Branch Can Maintain Nation's 'Respect'  

This can't be too hard... right?

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2018-11-15 19:30:16



'International Lawyer' Launches Into Drunken, Racist Tirade From Comfort Of Business Class  

Cheers!

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2018-11-15 18:59:30



Facebook hits back at The New York Times, pointing out the 'inaccuracies' in its blockbuster report on leadership missteps  

Reuters / Stephen Lam An explosive New York Times report delved into how Facebook's leadership dealt with scandals over the past few years. Facebook published a blog post refuting elements of the report, such as Russian interference, political point-scoring, and Zuckerberg banning his executives from using iPhones. Business Insider has broken down Facebook's objections alongside the Times' reporting. Facebook inner workings were laid bare on Wednesday by a New York Times report that went

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2018-11-15 07:55:58



Live: Theresa May faces leadership challenge as multiple ministers quit over her Brexit deal  

Getty This is Business Insider's politics live-blog charting the latest developments as May's Brexit deal continues to unravel. Refresh the page for updates. LONDON — Theresa May suffered a huge blow to her authority on Thursday as multiple ministers including Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab and Work & Pensions Secretary Esther McVey resigned in protest at her Brexit plans. McVey and Raab's resignations followed a gruelling five-hour Cabinet meeting yesterday in which the prime minist

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2018-11-15 07:49:00



An Australian Instagram star with 2 million followers has some pretty intense dress code requirements for guests attending her wedding  

Shutterstock Wedding guests of Instagram star Pia Muehlenbeck have been told to wear "muted earth ones." The instructions were issued with a mood board on the couple's wedding website. They are due to marry in December. You only get married once (in an ideal world), so brides and grooms can be forgiven for wanting to create their dream wedding. However, there's only so much a couple can control — what guests wear, for example, is generally up to them.See the rest of the story at B

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2018-11-15 07:47:00



New Jersey couple, homeless vet behind viral $400k GoFundMe accused of 'get-rich-quick' conspiracy, theft  

The Today Show/YouTube Three people involved in the viral GoFundMe campaign that raised $400,000 for a homeless vet have reportedly been charged with conspiracy and theft offenses. An NBC 10 source says couple Mark D'Amico and Kate McClure turned themselves in to prosecutors on Wednesday. It is not known whether homeless veteran Johnny Bobbitt did too.  In Fall 2017 the couple raised more than $400,000 for Bobbitt after they said he gave them $20 for gas. He later sued them in A

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2018-11-15 07:41:03



Investing titans Fidelity, Janus Henderson, and JPMorgan loaded up on Apple stock — then it tanked 15%  

Reuters / Marcos Brindicci Major funds Fidelity, Janus Henderson, JPMorgan, Tiger Global Management and Coatue, placed bets on Apple before October's 15% decline. Burned by "Red October" market bloodbath, hedge funds have had their worst month since May 2010. Tech specifically saw a massive sell off in October. A survey found funds are least bullish on tech stocks since the financial crisis. Hedge fund Goliaths made some major wrong-way bullish bets on Apple, just before the stock crashe

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2018-11-15 07:33:13



10 things you need to know before the opening bell  

Matt Dunham/AP Here is what you need to know. The British pound is under pressure. The pound extended declines against the dollar Thursday, trading down 1.5%, after a key cabinet member joined Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab in resigning in protest of Theresa May's plan to leave the European Union.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 7 places you can't find on Google MapsSee Also:One of the most popular ways of telling if you're a healthy weight is bogus — here's what you sh...

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2018-11-15 07:24:55



How payments companies can take advantage of a trillion dollar processing opportunity  

BII This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. Relative to many other sectors around the globe, the US healthcare industry has been notoriously slow to embrace new payment systems and processes. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:American Express has been granted approval to operate in ChinaWhat an edit button could mean for Tw

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2018-11-15 07:09:00



Stan Lee was working on a final superhero called 'Dirt Man' with his daughter before his death  

Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images for Disney Stan Lee was working on a final superhero shortly before his death earlier this week. The Marvel legend's daughter JC Lee told TMZ that she and her father had a new hero named "Dirt Man" in the works. "I said, 'Daddy, please – no clatter, no steel, no any of that. Let's get down and dirty'," she said. Whether Dirt Man will appear on the big screen remains to be seen. Stan Lee was working on a final superhero to add to his legacy of Ma

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2018-11-15 06:54:37



Saudi prosecutor claims Crown Prince Mohammed innocent, seeks death for 5 others in Khashoggi killing  

REUTERS/Amir Levy Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor on Thursday said that 11 suspects had been indicted over the death of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi and that he requested the death penalty for five of them. The deputy prosecutor also told reporters that Khashoggi died from a lethal injection and that his body was dismembered and taken out of the consulate. Saudi agents originally wanted to bring Khashoggi back to Saudi Arabia alive, the spokesman said. Riyadh has repeatedly changed its

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2018-11-15 06:49:00



UBS: A UK recession and pound-dollar parity are on the horizon, and Brexit risks are rising 'literally' by the minute  

REUTERS/Luke MacGregor Swiss bank UBS warns that the rising likelihood of a no-deal Brexit as Prime Minister Theresa May's deal unravels could see the UK fall into recession next year. "The risks of a more disorderly situation around Brexit are, literally as we speak, increasing," UBS' John Wraith said on Thursday morning. Such an outcome could force the UK into both a recession and see the pound fall close to parity with the US dollar. That would be a near 20% drop from today's level. 

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2018-11-15 06:40:57



Mark Zuckerberg's spectacular failure of leadership shows why some Facebook investors are desperate to fire him  

Getty The New York Times exposé on Facebook's crisis management exposes a spectacular failure in leadership from CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The report suggests he was at best uninterested in some of the scandals that engulfed his company, and at worst, complicit in exacerbating them. It's red meat to powerful investors who want to oust Zuckerberg as chairman. Stepping down as chairman would allow him to acknowledge his failings, throw a bone to Facebook's critics, and still maintain contr

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2018-11-15 06:39:06



Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says people on Capitol Hill keep assuming she's an intern  

Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she keeps being mistaken for an intern during her first week on Capitol Hill. She wrote several tweets documenting her frustrations on Wednesday. She's the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, at 29. She said: "People keep giving me directions to the spouse and intern events instead of the ones for members of Congress." The youngest women ever elected to Congress, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, says she keeps being given direction

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2018-11-15 06:38:18



Conor McGregor was asked if he'd rather share a glass of whiskey with Khabib Nurmagomedov or Floyd Mayweather, and his response was cutting  

Getty Images Conor McGregor only likes to share a whiskey with friends, family, and fans. So that means he'd be loath to enjoy a drink with his two nemeses Khabib Nurmagomedov and Floyd Mayweather. McGregor has suffered back-to-back defeats since being beaten by Mayweather in a boxing rules bout in 2017, and Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 in October. But McGregor's whiskey brand Proper No. Twelve seems to be a winner, as the Irish fighter has issued a rare apology… … and this is be

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2018-11-15 06:28:36



Michelle Obama signed copies of her new book in Costco while Ellen DeGeneres sang about how Oprah got more mentions in the memoir than her  

Ellentube Ellen DeGeneres took Michelle Obama to Costco recently. In a preview of Obama's appearance on DeGeneres' eponymous talk show on Thursday, the host took to the keyboard while the former first lady signed copies of her new book, "Becoming." DeGeneres serenades the crowd while making humorous digs at Obama for mentioning Oprah Winfrey more than her in her memoir. The pair have been friends for years, and it's not the first time they've wreaked havoc in a store. Former first lady

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2018-11-15 06:22:00



Judge to decide on reinstating Acosta's press pass on Thursday in CNN vs. Trump legal battle  

Kevin Lamarque/Reuters Judge Timothy Kelly will decide at 3 p.m. ET on Thursday whether to impose a temporary restraining order, giving back Jim Acosta's White House pass.  The CNN reporter was barred on November 8 for asking consecutive questions to Trump, despite an intern's best efforts to stop him. The US Justice Department stood by the ban saying: "No journalist has a First Amendment right to enter the White House." The Judge presiding over CNN's lawsuit against the Trump admin

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2018-11-15 06:14:49



Facebook cut ties with Definers, the PR firm that reportedly helped it blame George Soros for the anti-Facebook movement  

Sean Gallup/Getty Facebook has ended its relationship with a PR firm which the New York Times reported had circulated reports to journalists claiming that George Soros was quietly backing anti-Facebook groups. Facebook cut ties with the Republican-linked Definers Public Affairs on Wednesday night, less than 24 hours after the Times' explosive report. Soros has previously been a target for right-wing conspiracy theories, many of them anti-Semitic. Facebook admitted in a post on Thursday tha

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2018-11-15 06:06:34



The queen reportedly eats bananas with a knife and fork so she doesn't look 'like a monkey'  

AP The queen eats bananas with a knife and fork, according to a former royal chef. She prefers this technique so she doesn't look "like a monkey." Her Majesty is a famously healthy eater. From the Duchess of Sussex's penchant for acai bowls to Prince Charles' dislike of lunch, the eating habits of the royal family never fail to fascinate. It's no secret that the queen is partial to a gin or two, but she also likes to eat healthily.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH:

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2018-11-15 06:06:00



A 63-year-old model reveals the secrets that keep her feeling young  

Yazemeenah Rossi started her career as a model at the age of 30. She is now 63 and travels around the world for her job. She shared some of her refreshing outlooks on ageing with us.   Produced by Amanda Villa-LobosSee Also:We tried a dog DNA kit — and learned a bunch of secrets about our dogsWhich hair dye will last the longest — we put 3 of them to the testWe tried to destroy an "indestructible" phone cable to see if it's worth the price

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2018-11-15 05:40:29



France slams lack of 'common decency' after Trump mocked Macron on the Paris attacks anniversary  

Jason McCawley - Pool/Getty Images President Donald Trump mocked France's war record and trade practices, and French President Emmanuel Macron's approval rating, in a series of tweets on Tuesday. It coincided with the three-year anniversary of deadly terror attacks in Paris that killed 130 people. A French government spokesman said Trump's behavior lacked "common decency." Trump previously touted a warm relationship with Macron. That has since deteriorated. The French government sharply

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2018-11-15 05:36:00



Not Even Jeff Bezos Can Afford This  

Death... It's the ultimate equalizer. It takes you regardless of your race, your gender, or your nationality. It takes you whether you're young or old, whether you're devout or atheist, whether you're rich or poor. Now, some of the world's top billionaires are looking to change that.

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2018-11-15 00:00:00



Is This What They Mean By Golden Handcuffs? — See Also  

Kirkland Offers A Fun New Perk: It doesn't hurt that now you'll be able to work even more. How Did Your Law School Do On The New York Bar Exam? A breakdown by school. Prosanity: Ain't no insanity like pro se insanity. Office Of Legal Counsel Shenanigans You Say? Color me surprised. Biglaw Firm Makes It Easier For New Parents: A policy we can all get behind.

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2018-11-14 23:44:33



ATL Appreciates Its Awesome Advertisers  

Thanks so much for your support.

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2018-11-14 23:30:03



Lawyer Suicides Are Becoming All Too Frequent  

No client, no case, no partnership, no failing to make partner, no promotion, no demotion is worth the price that some lawyers have paid.

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2018-11-14 23:18:10



Borrowing Money To Pay For Law School? You Aren't Alone — Far From It, Actually  

Saddled with student debt? You're in good company at this law school.

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2018-11-14 22:45:49



Foto Fair Use Defense Rejected In Fortune Mag Copyright Spat  

A rare look at a court's application of the fair use defense in the context of an online photography case.

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2018-11-14 22:17:16



Black Sheep Michigan Contemplates Reversing Its Draconian Surrogacy Stance  

Several recently proposed bills would be serious game changers for surrogacy in the state.

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2018-11-14 21:43:13



The Distinguished Dozen: ATL Book Club's Top Legal Picks For 2018  

The roundup of the best of the best.

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2018-11-14 21:28:19



Conservative Lawyers, Long Promoters Of Racist Policies, Bemoan Loss Of Dog Whistle  

Breakaway FedSoc group wants to go back to pretending we don't know what they're about.

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2018-11-14 21:01:29



Another Biglaw Firm Gets On Board With Gender Neutral — And Longer — Parental Leave  

Kudos to the firm, and we can only hope all of Biglaw gets on board.

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2018-11-14 20:29:45



Book Of Business: Meet A Milbank Tweed Partner  

Learn about the rewards and challenges of building and maintaining a major international corporate practice.

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2018-11-14 19:59:26



The Latest In Biglaw Perks? Concierge Service. Oh Good, Now You Have More Time To Bill.  

The firm says they want their attorneys to be able 'to spend their very precious downtime on what they want to do.'

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2018-11-14 18:33:40



Office Of Legal Counsel Tells President What He Wants To Hear  

The Office of Legal Counsel exists to make bad arguments for despots.

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2018-11-14 17:58:37



Dispossessed After Death: The Disposition Of Tangible Personal Property, Auctions, And Estate Sales  

Sometimes even celebrity families need to sell personal items to fund the estate and pay for legal and administrative costs.

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2018-11-14 17:20:38



Yet Another New Law School Ranking Places NYU In Top Spot  

Most people attend law school to obtain jobs as lawyers, and NYU is apparently the best at helping students achieve that goal.

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2018-11-14 16:51:38



Trump Administration Continues To Ignore History, Science, And Its Own Conclusion That Refugees Actually Improve America's Finances  

We are truly living in the dumbest timeline.

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2018-11-14 16:17:47



Trump spreads wild conspiracy about voter fraud, claiming people change clothes before voting a second time  

President Donald Trump continued to spread unsubstantiated conspiracies about voter fraud in American elections as midterm election ballots continue to be counted — and recounted — in key races in Florida and Georgia.  Trump has aggressively accused elections officials of forging and "finding" votes in Florida in order to hand the key Senate and gubernatorial contests to Democrats.  There is no evidence of any form of wrongdoing in Florida's elections. Florida's sec

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2018-11-14 15:53:43



13 surprising things you didn't know about 'Sesame Street'  

PBS Chances are you watched "Sesame Street" as a child. And if you are now a parent of a young child, chances are you're still watching "Sesame Street" today. Since its premiere on November 10, 1969, the puppets and people of "Sesame Street" have been entertaining young children and teaching them valuable lessons about everything from friendship to the alphabet, making it the longest running children's television show. There have been a few changes, including the show's move from PBS to HBO i

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2018-11-14 15:53:02



Trying a $35 burger topped with truffles and fried burrata  

See Also:A Toronto-based designer marbles home decor to create colorful patternsA fair stand in Massachusetts stuffs corndogs with PICKLES — and the result is wildA 25-year-old is bringing delicious Venezuelan street food to NYC

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2018-11-14 15:49:12



A 'dark matter' hurricane that we can't see or hear is blasting past Earth, and it's one of the universe's biggest conundrums  

A fast hurricane of dark matter is approaching Earth at 310 miles per second, according to astronomers. Very little is known about this occurrence, since the lightweight dark matter can't be seen nor felt. Scientists can only prove that the dark matter exists based on the movement and placement of a stellar stream, which has the fainting remnants of a smaller galaxy engulfed by the Milky Way. Astronomers hypothesize that dark matter is traveling with the stellar stream through our sola

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2018-11-14 15:49:07



Trump incorrectly claims you need to show ID to buy cereal in latest push for tight voter ID laws  

Getty Images/Mark Wilson President Donald Trump appeared to incorrectly suggest that buying cereal requires shoppers to present identification — and therefore should do so when voting. Buying cereal does not require ID. Trump made the comments as part of his latest vendetta against voter fraud and "illegal voting," though he provided no evidence that either occurred during the 2018 midterm elections. President Donald Trump on Wednesday appeared to wrongly suggest that buying cereal

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2018-11-14 15:46:31



The End Of The Race: The Time Has Come To Move On (Part I)  

Unfortunately, real life is not like the movies. Shannon Achimalbe's dream Biglaw job never became a reality.

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2018-11-14 15:46:27



12 lucrative credit card deals you can get when opening a new card in November — including a 200,000-point bonus  

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider and The Points Guy Affiliate Network receive a commission from card issuers if you apply through these links and are approved. Shayanne Gal/Business Insider The fastest way to boost your stash of credit card points or frequent flyer miles is to earn new member bonuses.  Two of these offers — both on Capital One cards — are brand new and only available for a limited time. Capital

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2018-11-14 15:44:00



Bitcoin tumbles to its lowest level in over a year  

Markets Insider Bitcoin was trading down 13% Wednesday afternoon, at its lowest level in over a year. The selling comes as traders ready for a hard fork in the rival bitcoin cash. Watch bitcoin trade live. Bitcoin was getting demolished Wednesday afternoon, down more than 13% and at its lowest level in over a year. The world's largest cryptocurrency touched a low of $5,322 a coin, its weakest since October 2017, as widespread selling wreaked havoc on the crypto space ahead of the coming

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2018-11-14 15:40:00



Trump reportedly berated Teresa May over the phone before a disastrous trip to Paris  

Jack Taylor/Getty Images President Donald Trump berated UK Prime Minister Theresa May over the phone on Friday, according to a report. The aggressive call came while Trump was traveling to Paris for a tense weekend meeting to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the World War I armistice. Trump also clashed openly with French President Emmanuel Macron during the trip. The battles with May and Macron are the latest example of Trump's abrasive style when meeting international leaders. UK

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2018-11-14 15:36:29



Amazon has a no-fee credit card that Prime members should strongly consider opening — if only for the 5% cash back on all their Amazon and Whole Foods purchases  

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. Amazon Instagram With 5% cash back on all Amazon and Whole Foods purchases, the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card is a must-have for existing Prime members who shop frequently on the site. With no annual fees, 0% APR for the 15 months, and an instant $70 gift card for applicants who are approved, the Amazon

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2018-11-14 15:34:00



Winnebago could be one of the most unexpected winners of the self-driving car revolution (WGO)  

AP Photo/Paul Sakuma Winnebago could seize on the self-driving car revolution by making autonomous pods, Morningstar theorizes.  The cars could be used for office work, yoga, salons, or anything else under the sun. Even sex, a new study said this week.  "These ideas may sound silly now, but AVs free up time, and we think people in an AV world will not be content to just sit idle," the analyst said.  Phone calls, yoga, a haircut… the list of things to do while commut

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2018-11-14 15:31:28



How to introduce your partner to your family for the first time during the holidays, according to a relationship expert  

Adam Berry/Getty Images If you're considering inviting a new partner home for the holidays, talk to your partner and your family about it. Give your partner the rundown on your family's celebrations and cast of characters and choose which events you want to attend. Make sure your family knows about any dietary restrictions your partner has. Don't talk politics and find opportunities to spend time alone. Bringing a new romantic partner home with you for the holidays is an exciting relati

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2018-11-14 15:24:57



Here's exactly what to say to show your boss that you're good at your job  

Strelka Institute/Flickr/Attribution License John Heggestuen leads research for Business Insider Intelligence and manages a team of more than 20 analysts and editors in New York and London.  "A key to getting ahead is understanding that managers often have an overabundance of employees with problems, but the people that they most like to work with are those that solve them," he writes. In his career, he's found that the way he communicates problems to his managers makes a big differenc

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2018-11-14 15:23:22



The CEO of multibillion-dollar Pinterest recruited his first employees from Friday-night neighborhood barbecues  

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider In the early days of Pinterest, cofounder and CEO Ben Silbermann would recruit employees at weekly barbecues. One of his biggest challenges was finding the right people to work for Pinterest. When recruiting, Silbermann was extremely transparent about the challenges of working at a startup and looked for people who were eager to take on those challenges.   In the early days of Pinterest, an image-browsing site with 250 million active users, emplo

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2018-11-14 15:19:00



I drove a $52,000 Chevy Camaro SS to see if the legendary muscle car could live up to its reputation — here's the verdict (GM)  

Matthew DeBord/BI The Chevy Camaro SS is a classic V8-powered American muscle car. What it adds to the old-school muscle-car experience is some dandy new automotive technology and connectivity, as well as sportier handling.  My $52,000 test car came with a wild Hot Wheels extra package, along with a few other options, bringing the price up from $42,000 — an insane bargain for this much power and performance. The Chevy Camaro has a bad reputation, but it's good bad. In other wo

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2018-11-14 15:18:37



9 myths you should know about the BRCA tests  

EmiliaUngur/shutterstock By now, the name Mary-Claire King and her groundbreaking scientific accomplishment with the BRCA1 gene should resonate with many. Although testing began over 20 years ago, it has only been within the last few years that has expanded its impact and become widespread. But what exactly is the BRCA test (Breast Cancer test)? According to the Mayo Clinic, the BRCA test is a blood test that uses DNA analysis to identify harmful changes in one of the two breast cancer suscep

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2018-11-14 15:06:42



Becoming An Attorney Affects How People Treat You  

Everyday interactions can change when people find out that you're a lawyer.

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2018-11-14 15:04:28



I've lived in the Bay Area for 30 years, and I'm convinced that tech companies have ruined it  

Business Insider The Bay Area is saturated with tech companies like Twitter and DropBox, but it wasn’t always that way. The inclusive San Francisco was once home to an eclectic group of dreamers, unconventionals, and creatives. But in the last two decades, tech companies have taken over, diminishing the rich culture and causing Bay Area real estate prices to soar. Here’s how tech companies are ruining the Bay Area.   When I moved to San Francisco in 1987, the incl

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2018-11-14 15:03:00



6 things you should learn to take your career to the next level  

Getty ImagesSome people are content to learn only up until they've obtained a college degree or completed education for a specific trade. But learning shouldn't stop at a certain age or even career level. In today's fast-moving digital world, it's important to continually commit to expanding your knowledge base to get further in your current career — or explore a completely different one. Luckily, learning these new skills is as convenient as having access to a computer. Udemy, an online

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2018-11-14 15:02:00



A 20-year-old created swim trunks that change color when they touch water  

See Also:Trying a $35 burger topped with truffles and fried burrataA Toronto-based designer marbles home decor to create colorful patternsA fair stand in Massachusetts stuffs corndogs with PICKLES — and the result is wild

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2018-11-14 14:57:47



Morning Docket: 11.14.18  

* Insiders say that President Donald Trump is expected to turn over his written responses to special counsel Robert Mueller's questions about Russia's interference with the 2016 election as soon as sometime this week. Ooooh boy, this should be fun. [Reuters] * According to retired Justice Anthony Kennedy, the world's culture is "becoming vulgar," and it's up to the United States to "show a culture, a discourse, a civil dialogue that's enviable and admirable." Yeah... good luck with that. [W...

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2018-11-14 13:26:27



The Trouble With Housing and Oil  

Housing and oil are both significant indicators of economic growth. Housing is more indicative of U.S. growth, while oil gets the unenviable task of acting as a proxy for global growth. So what's happening in each of these sectors?

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2018-11-14 00:00:00



'It's A Trap!' Oh, Wait, No It Isn't At All — See Also  

Not All Perjury Is A Trap: You know the difference, now help spread the word. This Law Professor May Have Been Technically Cleared Of Sexual Harassment: But that doesn't mean there are no consequences. Is This The Latest Elite Law School Trend? #DumpKirkland is making the rounds. And Now We Play The Standing Game: Maryland takes on the "Acting" Attorney General. This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things: An anonymous female Biglaw partner complains about working mothers "whining" about

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2018-11-13 23:45:56



A former CIA officer says the White House is helping cover up Jamal Khashoggi's murder  

Jim WATSON / AFP A former CIA case officer and intelligence analyst said the Trump administration is helping the Saudi Crown Prince cover up journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder.  Bob Baer, who worked as a CIA case officer primarily in the Middle East, told CNN's Jake Tapper that the US has purposely muted its response to Khashoggi's murder, despite mounting evidence — including audio recordings — that some suggest implicates the Saudi Crown Prince.  Turkish a

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2018-11-13 23:40:06



A Wild Week In Law School News  

A lot of stuff went down this week.

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2018-11-13 23:15:39



Notes From A Legal Industry Binge (Part I)  

Legal technology has gone from something that no one cared about to #AI, #legaltech, and #unicornlawyers -- and the conversation continues to mature.

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2018-11-13 22:47:50



The First Ever Woman To Lead A Biglaw Firm  

She's pretty impressive.

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2018-11-13 22:17:46



Moneyball For Law  

Assessing lawyer 'soft skills' that predict performance.

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2018-11-13 21:48:59



4 members of the same family could face the death penalty in what has become the largest murder case in Ohio state history  

AP Photo/John Minchillo An Ohio grand jury charged four members of the Wagner family with the 2016 murders of eight people on a family farm in Pike County. Ohio Attorney General and governor-elect Mike DeWine said in a press conference on Tuesday that the victims were "killed in cold blood." Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for all four suspects. Four members of the same Ohio family could face the death penalty if they are found guilty in the 2016 "execution-style" murders of ei

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2018-11-13 21:43:49



Internet Marketing Mistakes That Make You Lose Sales  

Seven common Internet marketing mistakes that small businesses make. These mistakes lead to lost business and lost sales.

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2018-11-13 21:37:37



Client-First Focus Keeps Locke Lord Ahead Of The Competition [Sponsored]  

Procuring the right tools to meet the firm's goals and accommodate client demands.

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2018-11-13 21:29:30



Snap reportedly subpoenaed by Justice Department and SEC for information on IPO disclosures  

Getty/Michael Kovac The Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission have subpoenaed Snap for information about its March 2017 initial public offering. The company said in a statement it has responded to the government subpoenas and other requests for information. The federal inquiries follow an ongoing shareholder lawsuit in which investors allege that Snap misled the public about how competition from Facebook's Instagram service had affected the company's growth. NEW YORK

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2018-11-13 21:17:59



What Do Dinosaurs, Electric Drills, And Technology Have In Common?  

Those who are unwilling or unable to adapt, like dinosaurs, will find it difficult to survive.

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2018-11-13 21:01:55



The South China Sea is fabled for its hidden energy reserves and China wants to block outsiders like the US from finding them  

China has a plan in motion to lock down potential oil and gas assets in the resource-rich, but hotly contested South China Seas. If successful, the move would effectively ban exploration by countries from outside the region, further isolating local powers from US support. China is using drawn-out negotiations over the issue to further divide its South East Asian neighbors on the issue. Premier Li Keqiang says he hopes talks will be completed in about three years from now. China is pre

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2018-11-13 20:59:07



Elon Musk's 'Teslaquila' drink clashes with Mexican tequila industry  

AP Tesla co-founder Elon Musk and Mexico's tequila producers may be at odds over the agave-based drink. The tequila industry opposed Musk's efforts to trademark an alcoholic drink dubbed "Teslaquila." Musk previously tweeted "Teslaquila coming soon" and attached a "visual approximation" of a red and white label with the Tesla logo. Mexico's Tequila Regulatory Council argues the "name 'Teslaquila' evokes the word Tequila ... (and) Tequila is a protected word." MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Tes

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2018-11-13 20:55:11



Berkeley Law School Dumps 'Boalt Hall' Name Over The Whole 'Virulent Racism' Thing  

Dean Chemerinsky is pulling the plug on the troubling name.

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2018-11-13 20:48:17



The number of Marine Corps snipers is declining, and that could be a big problem in the next urban fight  

A legendary Marine Corps sniper who earned the Silver Star during the first battle of Fallujah, Iraq, has a warning for the Corps: Snipers are integral to the urban battle and the Marine Corps needs to adequately address its shortage of deadly marksmen. Ethan Place was a corporal in April 2004 when he found himself perched as a sniper on a rooftop in Fallujah, staring through scope of his M40A3 rifle and scanning the long urban alleys of the Iraqi city looking for insurgents seeking to harm

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2018-11-13 20:37:32



Jemel Roberson's Murder By Cops Is A Warning To Black People Who Try To Help  

Trying to help while black can be a capital offense in America.

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2018-11-13 20:28:47



Only 16% of experts believe Theresa May will secure a Brexit future trade deal with the EU before the deadline  

Getty Experts aren't confident that Theresa May is going to secure a Brexit trade deal with the EU before the 2020 deadline. According to a new poll of 100 academics who specialise on the subject, just 16% think the UK Prime Minister will get a deal. 42%, meanwhile, think the UK will leave the EU without a trade deal. Only 16 per cent of some of the country’s leading Brexit experts believe that Theresa May will be able to secure a future trade deal with the European Union (EU)

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2018-11-13 20:05:18



Faculty Mental Health  

'Mental health in academia is too often a forgotten footnote.  That needs to change.'

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2018-11-13 20:02:11



An Australian man and his Thai wife have been sentenced to death for trying to smuggle a half-ton of meth into Thailand  

Royal Thai Police/Narcotics Suppression Bureau An Australian man and his Thai wife have been sentenced to death for attempting to smuggle a half-ton of crystal meth into Thailand. Luke Joshua Cook, 35, and Kanyarat Wechapitak, 40, were arrested at Bangkok airport in December last year over the plot to smuggle more than $216 million ($AU300 million) worth of drugs through Thailand and then into Australia. High-profile cases of Australian nationals trying to move drugs out of China have

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2018-11-13 19:40:24



Alex Morgan converted on a gorgeous volley in final game of the year to cap the USWNT's undefeated 2018 campaign  

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images The USWNT wrapped up its 2018 slate with a 1-0 win against 19th-ranked Scotland to remain undefeated on the year. Superstar striker Alex Morgan netted a beautiful volley in the 39th minute for her 98th goal in international play. The U.S. will look to carry the momentum from their 28-game unbeaten streak through the new year and to the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. Less than two months removed from a World Cup year, the U.S. Women's National Team is riding hig

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2018-11-13 19:37:12



California's Camp Fire has melted cars and reduced bodies to bone — these images show the horror of the state's deadliest fire ever  

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images California is in flames to the north and south as the deadly Camp and Woolsey fires rage on. Both wildfires lit up on Thursday, and have been stoked by dry, windy conditions. The Woolsey Fire has destroyed parts of Malibu and other areas on the outskirts of Los Angeles, while the Camp Fire ravaged the town of Paradise, California, which is north of Sacramento. That fire has killed at least 48 people — more people than any fire in state history. Inv

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2018-11-13 19:29:00



The new 'Detective Pikachu' movie trailer features cute and creepy 'real-life' versions of Pokémon — here they all are  

Warner Bros. Pictures recently released the first trailer for the upcoming "Detective Pikachu" movie — starring no less than "Deadpool's" Ryan Reynolds —  giving us our first look at how the creatures will be brought to life alongside live actors. The two minute trailer is chock full of hidden Pokémon and fun nods to the games that inspired the film. Youtube Embed: Width: 560px Height: 315px In "Detective Pikachu" and the Poké

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2018-11-13 19:22:54



2 photos show the stark difference in the new representatives Democrats and Republicans are sending to Congress  

Scott Eisen/Getty Images Soon-to-be members of the House of Representatives elected in last week's midterm elections are currently gathering in Washington, DC, for pre-freshman orientation. There are significant disparities in the racial and gender diversity of the new members.  All of the new Republicans are white, and just one is female. Among new Democrats, 64% are female, 37% identify as people of color, and 24% identify as women of color.  Soon-to-be members of the House o

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2018-11-13 19:13:17



Draymond Green suspended 1 game for confrontation with Kevin Durant  

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images The Golden State Warriors suspended Draymond Green one game for "conduct detrimental to the team." Green got into a verbal confrontation with Kevin Durant during Monday's loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, and reports said the argument continued in the locker room after the game. Green will miss Tuesday's game against the Atlanta Hawks. The Golden State Warriors have suspended Draymond Green for "conduct detrimental to the team," the team announced on Tuesday. The

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2018-11-13 19:06:57



3 reasons Florida's elections are a perennial chaotic nightmare  

Hoo-Me.com / MediaPunch /IPX Almost all of the local election administrators in Florida are elected, and the state doesn't require the training or expertise that other states do. At the same time, several Florida counties are larger than entire states, and elections can be very close.  A recent federal injection of cash for cybersecurity only came in July — otherwise, election funding and staffing levels have been flat for years. Florida now has simultaneous recounts for both

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2018-11-13 19:04:00



Religious Liberty Is Under Significant Threat This Term  

The Constitution and the Founders were clear, yet rather than the law, ideologically driven preference has largely dictated the result in this area.

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2018-11-13 18:29:28



Stop Indulging These Idiots Calling Mueller Indictments 'Perjury Traps'  

Okay, mainstream media, we need to have a talk.

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2018-11-13 18:02:05



Alternative Legal Career: Is Legal Recruiting Right For You? [Sponsored]  

Questions to ask yourself before taking a leap.

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2018-11-13 17:43:52



Harvard Law School Students Organize #DumpKirkland Campaign Over Biglaw Employment Arbitration Agreements  

The battle over Biglaw arbitration employment contracts continues...

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2018-11-13 17:15:51



Maryland Asks Judge To Put Matt Whitaker Out Of His Misery  

Can we just get a declaration that this guy isn't the Attorney General already?

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2018-11-13 16:45:03



12 Tips for Retaining Millennial Employees  

Your Millennial employees aren't as committed to your business as past employees were. In fact, as many as 6 out of 10 Millennials are currently looking for a new job. Here are 12 ways you can create a Millennial-friendly workplace that encourages retention and loyalty.

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2018-11-13 16:32:31



12 Tips for Retaining Millennial Employees  

Your Millennial employees aren't as committed to your business as past employees were. In fact, as many as 6 out of 10 Millennials are currently looking for a new job. Here are 12 ways you can create a Millennial-friendly workplace that encourages retention and loyalty.

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2018-11-13 16:32:31



Tales From An Unsuspecting T14 1L: Gearing Up For Exams  

Professors are evil.

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2018-11-13 16:14:16






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