- Breitbart News 05:35October 23, 2019New York Times Editorial Board Member: 'Trump Is Right: The Deep State Is Alive and Well'Liberals have scoffed at Trump's claim of a "deep state" undermining him, but the New York Times admitted the "deep state is alive and well."
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- Breitbart News 02:46October 23, 2019White House: Donald Trump Not Comparing Impeachment to Black LynchingThe White House on Tuesday pushed back on criticism from Democrats and the establishment media for using the word "lynching" to describe the Democrat-led impeachment investigation.
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- The Guardian 01:01October 23, 2019US envoy says Trump used military aid to push Ukraine to investigate BidenAmbassador Bill Taylor’s testimony met with ‘sighs and gasps’Push to target Biden described in leaked testimony – liveThe acting US ambassador to Kyiv has provided congressional committees conducting impeachment hearings a detailed account of how Donald Trump repeatedly sought to make a summit meeting and military aid to Ukraine conditional on its government launching investigations into the president’s political opponents.Bill Taylor’s testimony was the latest in a series of depositions by serving and former administration officials, as part of the impeachment inquiry, about Trump’s use of the presidency to put pressure on the Ukrainian government to procure compromising information on his political rivals. And it was the most detailed and damning to date. Continue reading...
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- The Guardian(UK) 23:21October 22, 2019Don't buy the hype: Boris Johnson's Brexit deal did not win approval | Jonathan FreedlandMPs have voted for the bill to go forward, but that doesn’t mean they all back it – or that the saga is ending any time soonIt’s not over. For a few anxious, or jubilant - depending on which tribe you belong to – minutes between 7.15pm and 7.30pm, it seemed as if the Brexit saga might just be on the verge of resolution, after three and a half agonisingly long years. The House of Commons voted to allow Boris Johnson’s withdrawal agreement bill to advance to the next stage, a prize that had eluded Theresa May not once, not twice, but three times.What’s more, MPs gave it a green light more emphatically than even the most ardent Brexiters had dared hope. While May had been crushed by triple-figure majorities, Johnson won his meaningful vote by 329 to 299 votes, a majority of 30. Put another way, and as if to reflect this divided nation through what have become the defining numbers of the Brexit era, he won by 52% to 48%. Continue reading...
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- Coindesk 22:05October 22, 2019Zuckerberg to Tell Congress: Libra Can Fix ‘Failing’ Financial SystemFacebook's CEO released his written testimony a day before his scheduled appearance before the U.S. House of Representatives.
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- The Guardian(UK) 21:51October 22, 2019Withdrawal bill: How did your MP vote on the timetable motion?MPs have inflicted yet another defeat on Boris Johnson by rejecting his proposal to fast-track the final parliamentary stages of the EU withdrawal bill. Find out how each MP voted. Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 20:31October 22, 2019Inside Michael Jordan's 56,000-square-foot home in Chicago that's been on the market for 7 years and might be unsellableConcierge Auctions; Stephan Savoia/AP Michael Jordan's enormous house in Chicago is still on the market after seven years.
Michael Jordan has tried to sweeten the pot by cutting the price nearly in half and throwing in a complete set of Air Jordans with the purchase of the house.
He's still paying more than $100,000 in annual property taxes.
"Any time you have these homes that are just kind of gross over-improvements for the area they do lead to very, very lengthy marketing times," said Gail Lissner of Integra Realty Resources.
The house was originally listed for $29 million and has every bell and whistle you can think of. Some of the "over-improvements" Lissner may be referring to are the pool with a grass island in the middle of it, a door from the Playboy Mansion, a table based on the streets of Baghdad, and MJ-branded golf flags.
Below, we take a closer look at the house and why it's struggling to find a buyer. Most images are from footage provided by Concierge Auctions. Tony Manfred contributed to this post.Michael Jordan's 56,000-square-foot, 7-acre compound looks massive even from the air.
Anyone who approaches from the ground can tell right away that this estate belongs to the legendary No. 23, Michael Jordan — and that might be what's keeping it from selling. "It's clearly his home," said Bruce Bowers of Bowers Realty Group. "... There's a lot of work that would have to be done to make it your own."
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The price on the house has dropped several times and is now going for $14.9 million, or about $265 per square foot — that's a far cry from the original price of $517 per square foot. The exact price is $14,855,000, and the numbers in that price add up to 23 — Jordan's basketball jersey number.
See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:All of the NBA's partners in China have suspended ties as the firestorm over Daryl Morey's Hong Kong tweet heats up76ers say fans who held up signs supporting the protests in Hong Kong were ejected for verbal confrontations and 'disrupting the fan experience'The NBA has already felt 'economic impact' from Daryl Morey's pro-Hong Kong tweet — Here all the moves that have been made by ChinaSEE ALSO: How Michael Jordan, the first billionaire athlete, makes and spends his $1.9 billion fortune
DON'T MISS: Photos show the rise and fall of Nike's iconic Air Jordan sneakers — and how the shoes are making a comeback 15 years after Michael Jordan's retirement
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- Business Insider 17:48October 22, 2019Danish workers moved a 120-year-old lighthouse before it could topple over the side of a sand dune cliffHans Ravn/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty Images A 120-year-old lighthouse was put on wheels and moved on Tuesday from the edge of an eroding sand dune cliff on Denmark's northwestern coast.
When it was first constructed, the Rubjerg Knude lighthouse was 656 feet from the shore. Before its move on Tuesday, it was 19.5 feet from the water.
Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A 120-year-old lighthouse was put on wheels and rails and moved back from the eroding North Sea coastline in northwestern Denmark on Tuesday.
The now-defunct Rubjerg Knude lighthouse was moved 300 feet inland, said Kjeld Pedersen, the mason in charge of the move, which took less than the expected 10 hours. Concrete will now be poured around the base of the roughly 1,000-ton structure.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Here's what airlines legally owe you if you're bumped off a flightSee Also:Chicago's mayor says the the police superintendent had 'a couple of drinks with dinner' before he fell asleep at a stop sign while driving homeHow Michael Jordan, the first billionaire athlete, makes and spends his $1.9 billion fortuneThe 10 richest royal families in Europe, ranked
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- The Guardian 17:16October 22, 2019UK queries Facebook decision to exempt political statements from fact-checkingCommons committee demands explanation ‘given constraints it will place on combatting disinformation’The UK parliament has demanded to know why Facebook has decided to exempt political statements from its fact-checking programme – removing all bars on political candidates lying in paid adverts.In a letter to the former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, now Facebook’s vice-president for global affairs and communications, Damian Collins, the chair of the House of Commons’ digital, culture, media and sport select committee, described the change first reported in early October as “particularly concerning”. Continue reading...
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- The Guardian(UK) 14:58October 22, 2019Accountancy profession 'complicit in Thomas Cook failure'Rachel Reeves, chair of business committee, says legal reform neededThe chair of an influential parliamentary committee has launched a blistering attack on the accounting industry, accusing it of being complicit in the failure of Thomas Cook, Carillion and other firms and called for urgent reform of the sector.Rachel Reeves, who chairs the business, energy and industrial strategy committee, said: “I wonder how many more company failures, how many more egregious cases of accounting do we need? We’ve had BHS, we’ve had Carillion, we’ve had Patisserie Valerie and now we have Thomas Cook. How many more do we need before your industry opens its ideas and recognises that you are complicit in all of this and that you need to reform?” Continue reading...
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- Observer 14:00October 22, 2019Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber Checked Out a $13.75 Million New York ApartmentBella Hadid recently toured a unit in the very same building.
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- The Guardian(UK) 02:01October 22, 2019Electric cars to get green number plates under government planPlates will mean perks such as free parking as part of scheme to push zero-emission vehiclesGreen coloured number plates will be issued for electric cars under government plans to encourage drivers to buy zero-emission vehicles.The government said the new licence plates would make the least polluting cars easily identifiable and help their drivers benefit from incentives such as free parking or access to clean air zones. Continue reading...
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- Breitbart News 01:11October 22, 2019Kompromat: Nude Photos of Democrat Katie Hill, Multiple Affairs Swirling Around Congresswoman Threaten to Undermine ImpeachmentThe burgeoning scandal surrounding freshman Democrat Rep. Katie Hill (D-CA) threatens to cause serious repercussions for Democrats throughout the House of Representatives as they move forward with an effort to impeach President Donald Trump.
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- Time 01:02October 22, 2019U.S. Diplomat Who Said ‘It’s Crazy to Withhold Security Assistance’ in Ukraine Text Messages to Testify to CongressWilliam Taylor has emerged as an unlikely central player in the impeachment inquiry
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- Breitbart News 00:00October 22, 2019184 House Republicans Back Bill to Censure Adam Schiff Ahead of Monday VoteOne-hundred and eighty-four House Republicans have moved to back a resolution to condemn House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) for deliberately fabricating a conversation between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
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- Business Insider 23:22October 21, 2019How architects use feng shui to design famous buildingsFeng shui about creating harmony by finding ways to connect manmade things with nature through design.
Architects from around the world have made major design decisions based on feng shui.
Some of the popular buildings that were inspired by feng shui principles are the Louvre Museum, the Sydney Opera House, Columbus Circle, and more. Visit Insider.com for more stories. The following is a transcript of the video.
Narrator: 1990. The famous Bank of China building became the newest addition to the Hong Kong skyline with its sharp, pointed edges. Soon after the building was opened, the bank next door reported huge losses and two other businesses filed for bankruptcy. Those businesses specifically blame the design of the Bank of China building for causing this catastrophe. Why? Because with those sharp edges, that building shirks the principles of feng shui, supposedly cutting through the skyline's good fortune. It may seem like superstition, but architects from around the world have made major design decisions based on feng shui, decisions that we can see and that may even affect our lives.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:How Sperry boat shoes are madeHow Nalgene makes its water bottlesHow protein bars are made
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- The Guardian(UK) 22:00October 21, 2019Ocean acidification can cause mass extinctions, fossils revealCarbon emissions make sea more acidic, which wiped out 75% of marine species 66m years agoOcean acidification can cause the mass extinction of marine life, fossil evidence from 66m years ago has revealed.A key impact of today’s climate crisis is that seas are again getting more acidic, as they absorb carbon emissions from the burning of coal, oil and gas. Scientists said the latest research is a warning that humanity is risking potential “ecological collapse” in the oceans, which produce half the oxygen we breathe. Continue reading...
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- The Guardian 18:27October 21, 2019Britain is G7's biggest net importer of CO2 emissions per capita, says ONSUK produced emissions have been falling but rising imports from abroad leave increasing carbon footprintBritain has contributed to the global climate emergency by outsourcing its carbon emissions to developing nations, according to official figures, despite managing to weaken the domestic link between fossil-fuels and economic growth.The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the UK had become the biggest net importer of carbon dioxide emissions per capita in the G7 group of wealthy nations– outstripping the US and Japan – as a result of buying goods manufactured abroad. Continue reading...
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- The Guardian 18:18October 21, 2019John Bercow denies Boris Johnson second vote on Brexit dealSpeaker rules it would be ‘repetitive and disorderly’ for MPs to vote again on dealLatest Brexit news – live updatesBoris Johnson has been denied the opportunity to hold a second vote on his Brexit deal in the House of Commons after the Speaker, John Bercow, ruled that it would be “repetitive and disorderly”.Bercow said it would break longstanding conventions for MPs to debate and vote on the agreement struck in Brussels last week, little more than two days after Saturday’s historic sitting. Continue reading...
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- Observer 14:00October 21, 2019Justin Bieber’s Instagram Spree Already Brought in Offers to Buy His Beverly Hills MansionHe's been showing the house off on social media.
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- The Guardian(UK) 13:35October 21, 2019How the numbers add up on Brexit deal and possible amendmentsCould the Commons back PM’s deal, an all-UK customs union or a second referendum?Brexit latest: the day’s developmentsAs the longstanding political maxim goes, the first rule of being a party whip is knowing how to count. There will be a lot of totting-up of votes this week as MPs consider Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal and a series of possible amendments to it.There are 650 MPs in the Commons, but with the seven non-sitting Sinn Féin representatives, as well as the Speaker, John Bercow, and his two deputies not taking part in votes, the magic number for any victory is 320. Continue reading...
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- The Guardian(UK) 23:08October 20, 2019Labour seeks new alliance to kill off Boris Johnson’s Brexit dealLabour approaches Tory rebels and DUP in bid to force through amendments to PM’s dealWhat next for Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal?Boris Johnson’s hopes of winning a clear majority for his Brexit plan faced a new threat on Sunday night as Labour declared that it would seek the backing of rebel Tories and the DUP for amendments that would force him to drop the deal – or accept a softer Brexit.As both sides sought to gather parliamentary support after Saturday’s vote to force Johnson to seek a new delay to the UK’s departure from the European Union, Sir Keir Starmer, the shadow Brexit secretary, said Labour was prepared to talk to the prime minister’s former allies in the Democratic Unionist party (DUP) about forging a better deal. Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 22:21October 20, 2019Mick Mulvaney reacted to being confronted with a recording of the quid pro quo comment he made on live TV, saying he didn't 'have a perfect press conference'Getty Images Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney again defended his comment from days earlier in which he acknowledged that the White House withheld $400 million in aid to pressure Ukraine to investigate the 2016 presidential election.
Mulvaney said he could see how people took his comments "the wrong way" but said again that was incorrect because he never used the words "quid pro quo."
Mulvaney first shocked reporters at a White House press conference on Thursday when he said Trump dangled hundreds of millions of military aid dollars on the condition that Ukraine would investigate Democrats, a claim that could add fire to the impeachment inquiry by House Democrats.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney was doing damage control again on Sunday to downplay his comment from days earlier in which he acknowledged that the White House withheld $400 million in aid to pressure Ukraine to investigate the 2016 presidential election.
Mulvaney first shocked reporters at a White House press conference on Thursday when he said Trump dangled hundreds of millions of military aid dollars on the condition that Ukraine would investigate Democrats.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 'Shark Tank' star Robert Herjavec explains what makes America greatSee Also:Mick Mulvaney tries to claw back his confirmation — made on live TV — that Trump threatened to withhold aid to Ukraine to secure political dirt on DemocratsTrump compared Turkey attacking the Kurds to 'two kids in a lot': 'You have to let them fight, and then you pull them apart'The late Elijah Cummings, a key player in the Trump impeachment inquiry, was signing subpoenas from his hospital bedSEE ALSO: 8 Trump officials made stunning revelations about how the president and Giuliani weaponized the State Department
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- The Guardian(UK) 21:31October 20, 2019PM's Brexit deal still on knife-edge despite claim he has the numbersAnalysis of voting intentions suggests Boris Johnson is still one vote short of majority Boris Johnson’s attempts to pass his Brexit deal are still on a knife-edge, despite senior ministers claiming he has the numbers to get it through, according to Guardian analysis of likely voting intentions.Johnson appears to have got all of his 287 voting MPs on board with his plan, including his brother, Jo Johnson, who backed a second referendum but voted with the government on Saturday. Continue reading...
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- Huffington Post UK 21:13October 20, 2019Judges To Decide If Unsigned Brexit Letter Puts Boris Johnson In Contempt Of Court
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- The Guardian(UK) 19:10October 20, 2019'She has listened to us': constituents back Labour rebel Caroline FlintIn leave-voting former pit villages, many agree with the MP’s decision to support Boris Johnson’s Brexit dealOf the six Labour MPs who rebelled and voted with the government on Saturday, only one, Caroline Flint, is standing again in the next general election. But in her constituency of Don Valley, which she has represented for 22 years, that decision seems unlikely to be a costly one.Explaining her decision, Flint revealed a stark statistic: in the mining villages in this part of South Yorkshire, she wrote in the Sunday Times, 80% of voters backed leave in 2016 (over the whole constituency the figure was 68%). Parliament has not been listening to these people, she wrote: “The voices in our mining villages remain unheard, despite their support for Labour over many decades.” Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 17:09October 20, 2019Nancy Pelosi led a bipartisan delegation to Jordan to talk Middle East peace amid the Syrian crisisAssociated Press, Olivia Harris/REUTERS Speaker Nancy Pelosi led a bipartisan House delegation to Jordan on Saturday to meet with a group of officials that included King Abdullah II and other top officials.
In a statement, Pelosi said the meeting involved a "constructive dialogue on regional stability, counterterrorism, security cooperation, Middle East peace, economic development, and other shared challenges."
Pelosi was accompanied by eight other members of the House, including Representatives Adam Schiff and Eliot Engel, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee.
The meeting took place during the five-day ceasefire negotiated by the US in northern Syria, which is intended to give the Kurds a chance to retreat, after days of brutal attacks from Turkish forces and proxies.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. During Turkey's brief ceasefire in northern Syria, Speaker Nancy Pelosi led a bipartisan House delegation to Jordan to open a dialogue on peace and stability in the Middle East with King Abdullah II.
In a statement, Pelosi said it is a "critical time for the security and stability of the region," and said the delegation specifically discussed "regional stability, counterterrorism, security cooperation, Middle East peace" and "economic development."See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Here's why flight attendants avoid drinking tap water on airplanesSee Also:Atatiana Jefferson's death highlights a long history of police violence in Fort Worth, and the community says it's time for a 'reckoning'Woman rescued after 3 days in the Australian bush thanks to an SOS message she scratched in the sandAn interrogation company is suing Ava DuVernay and Netflix for defamation over how their series characterized a police technique used to extract false confessions from the Central Park 5
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- Huffington Post UK 17:03October 20, 2019Donald Trump Cancels Plan To Host G7 At His Golf Resort
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- The Guardian(UK) 12:41October 20, 2019EU will wait until MPs debate Brexit deal before extension decisionWithdrawal agreement to be sent to MEPs on Monday as Brussels consults on appetite for a further delayFollow the latest Brexit developments – liveThe EU will wait until the Brexit deal comes up in front of MPs on Tuesday before making decisions on the terms of a further extension.Brussels – with MPs likely to vote on a series of amendments to the deal including a confirmatory referendum – is reluctant to be dragged into the political drama in Westminster. Continue reading...
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- New York Times 22:56October 19, 2019Boris Johnson Has a Trust Problem in ParliamentIn thwarting a Brexit vote, lawmakers seek extra insurance against an abrupt departure from the European Union without a deal to shape future relations.
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- The Guardian(UK) 20:36October 19, 2019Boris Johnson's Super Saturday bubble bursts‘Trust me, I’m Boris,’ the PM had said, and to his astonishment 322 MPs decided they didn’tBoris Johnson isn’t good at deferred gratification. Sulk wants. Sulk must have. Jennifer Arcuri had driven him mad by insisting he stick to Google Hangouts when he’d been dying to move on to spreadsheets. But today of all days he had been certain nothing could spoil his triumph. He’d looked the EU in the eye and he had blinked first. It took some skill to go back to Brussels and negotiate an even worse withdrawal agreement than Theresa May, but somehow – against all the odds – he had defied the gloomsters and pulled it off.So this was to have been his Super Saturday. A day to go down in the history books, when parliament met for the first time on a weekend in 37 years and he, the World King, would be carried aloft along the Tory benches as the “Man who Delivered Brexit”. OK, it would almost certainly be a short-lived triumph once everyone realised that he’d promised polar opposites to different groups of MPs and the real arguments would only emerge once the UK had left the EU, but he could live with that. He wasn’t a man used to taking responsibility for the long-term consequences of his actions. Continue reading...
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- The Guardian(UK) 19:00October 19, 2019What does the Letwin amendment mean for Brexit timetable?Will Boris Johnson still try to get his deal through – and will he ask the EU for an extension?What happens now the Letwin amendment has passed?The former Tory minister Oliver Letwin’s amendment passed 322 to 306. This means Boris Johnson did not get the clean yes or no vote on his Brexit deal that he had hoped for in Saturday’s “super sitting” and must by law request an extension. In short, it pushes the focus of Brexit decision-making into next week. Continue reading...
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- The Guardian(UK) 17:05October 19, 2019EU withdrawal deal: How did your MP vote on the Letwin amendment?MPs delivered their latest defeat to Boris Johnson in accepting an amendment by Oliver Letwin to withhold approval for the prime minster’s Brexit withdrawal agreement until relevant legislation has passed. Find out how the vote broke down, and how each MP voted. Continue reading...
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- Time 16:54October 19, 2019Kurdish and Turkey Forces Reportedly Clash During Shaky CeasefireThe Kurds appealed to Vice President Mike Pence to enforce the deal
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- Breitbart News 02:58October 19, 2019173 House Republicans Move to Condemn Adam Schiff as Floor Vote ApproachesOne-hundred and seventy-three House Republicans have backed a motion Friday to condemn House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) as Republicans remain poised to force a vote on the bill next week.
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- Breitbart News 02:10October 19, 2019House Democrats to Formally Condemn Trump's Decision to Hold G7 Summit at DoralHouse Democrats are expected to vote in favor of a measure condemning President Donald Trump's decision to hold the next G-7 summit at his resort Trump National Doral in Miami, Florida.
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- Business Insider 19:51October 18, 2019Robert F. Smith, the billionaire who promised to pay off student loans for an entire college class, said his $34 million gift was inspired by a small act of philanthropy he saw his mom makeThe Carnegie Corporation In May, billionaire Robert F. Smith pledged to pay off student loan debt for an entire graduating class. Smith made the announcement that he would pay off the student loans of the 400 graduating seniors during his commencement address at Morehouse College.
In September, he followed up on the announcement by pledging to also pay off those students' parents' educational debt.
At the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy award ceremony in NYC on October 16, Smith said the gift was inspired in part by his mother's monthly $25 gift to the United Negro College Fund.
Smith built his $6.08 billion fortune from his Texas-based private-equity firm Vista Equity Partners.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Robert F. Smith's $34 million gift to pay off student loans for an entire college class was inspired by a much smaller act of philanthropy he witnessed as a child.
On October 16, the billionaire accepted the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy for his donation. In his acceptance speech, Smith explained the role his parents played in inspiring the decision. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Animated map shows where American accents came fromSee Also:You now need to make more than $500,000 a year to be in the 1% in America, new study shows — and that's the highest it's ever beenThe $200 million superyacht once owned by a fugitive businessman and later rented by Kylie Jenner for her 22nd birthday is now for sale — take a look insideKen Griffin has spent $242 million on multiple condos in a Billionaires' Row tower on NYC's most expensive street. Here are the other big-name buyers in the building, from hedge-fund execs to a Brazilian heiress.SEE ALSO: A look at the life of Robert F. Smith, the billionaire investor paying off student loans who owns homes in Malibu and NYC, and married a former Playboy model in a lavish Italian ceremony
DON'T MISS: A real-estate billionaire who was the first in his family to attend college just pledged $100 million to fund scholarships for first-generation students at his alma mater, UVA
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- The Guardian(UK) 19:39October 18, 2019Violent threats against MPs 'commonplace', report warnsParliamentary report says threats come from social media, letters, notes and meetingsThreats of murder, rape and other violence against MPs have become “commonplace” and have forced many to change their behaviour and take increased security measures when they deal with the public, a parliamentary report has warned.The conclusion is based on a string of interviews with MPs and published before Saturday’s high-stakes Commons vote on Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal. MPs report that the volume of threats has “dramatically increased” during the Brexit crisis. Continue reading...
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- Breitbart News 19:28October 18, 2019House Intel Republicans: Adam Schiff Is Hiding Impeachment Documents from UsAll nine Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee sent a letter to panel chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) in which they accused him of "withholding the existence" of documents as part of the House Democrats' impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
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- The Guardian(UK) 19:09October 18, 2019Labour's Melanie Onn declares intention to vote for Brexit dealMP for Grimsby asks colleagues to back plan in an article with Tory Victoria PrentisWe as MPs need to come together to get Brexit done – and move onMelanie Onn has become the latest Labour MP to declare that she is prepared to vote for Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal despite intense pressure at Westminster to oppose it.Onn, who represents the leave-voting seat of Grimsby, has written an article for the Guardian with the Conservative MP Victoria Prentis, urging their colleagues to “use this unique chance to help us move this on, and get back to helping our constituents”. Continue reading...
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- The Guardian(UK) 19:07October 18, 2019We as MPs need to come together to get Brexit done – and move on | Victoria Prentis and Melanie OnnPride needs to be swallowed and colleagues of all stripes need to vote for a deal on SaturdayLabour’s Melanie Onn declares intention to vote for Brexit dealLast month, we came together with colleagues across the house to find a middle ground between the extremes of no deal and a second referendum. Our mission was to give a voice to the silent majority – both in parliament and across the country – a voice to those who respect the result of the referendum, and who want us to leave with a deal and move on.When our constituents tell us they are fed up of politics, and tired of Brexit, we can understand where they are coming from. They tell us we are focused on the wrong things, our priorities are all wrong, and that the issues they care about have been cast aside by the Brexit distraction. Continue reading...
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- Mashable 16:00October 18, 2019Jim Mattis mocks Trump over 'world's most overrated general' commentsFormer Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has responded to Trump's comments that he's "the world's most overrated general" in a pointed, joke-filled speech that quickly went viral.
On Wednesday, Trump made the remarks during a White House meeting with members of Congress about the president's decision to remove U.S. forces from northern Syria. Before reportedly storming out of the meeting, Trump described Mattis as "the world’s most overrated general. You know why? He wasn’t tough enough." Trump added, "I captured ISIS."
Mattis — who served as Trump's Defense Secretary from Jan. 2017 until Dec. 2018 — broke his silence on the comments during a speech at a New York charity event on Thursday. Read more...More about Donald Trump, White House, Trump, Trump Administration, and Culture
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- The Guardian(UK) 15:15October 18, 2019Brexit 'super Saturday': what will happen and will the deal pass?With MPs meeting on a Saturday for the first time since the Falklands conflict, how will the day unfold and what does it all mean?After over three years of parliamentary events touted as momentous, we will get one that definitely lives up to the billing – the first Saturday sitting of the Commons since the Falklands conflict, which will see a potentially knife-edge vote on a plan that could shape the UK’s future for a generation. Continue reading...
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- Breitbart News 22:41October 17, 2019Document: Adam Schiff Staffer Met with Impeachment Witness on Ukraine TripItinerary for a trip to Ukraine in August organized by the Atlantic Council think tank reveals that a staffer on Rep. Adam Schiff’s House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence held a meeting during the trip with acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor, now a key witness for Democrats pursuing impeachment.
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- Breitbart News 22:02October 17, 2019Mick Mulvaney: ‘We Held Up the Money’ for Ukraine Investigation into DNC ServerMulvaney said that Trump was concerned about corruption in Ukraine, including its efforts in the 2016 election.
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- Business Insider 20:36October 17, 2019What Earth might look like in 80 years if we're lucky — and if we're notDavid Burdick/NOAA/AP Last year was the warmest year on record for the planet's oceans, and the fourth-warmest year ever in terms of surface temperature.
That warming trend has continued into 2019: July was the hottest month ever in Earth's history.
Scientists are also discovering that melting in Greenland and Antarctica is occurring much faster than they previously thought.
These changes could spell disaster for coastal economies in the form of sea-level rise and more frequent (and intense) natural disasters like hurricanes and wildfires.
If greenhouse-gas emissions aren't curbed significantly worldwide — and soon — Earth might be almost unrecognizable by the year 2100.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As humanity nears the end of the 2010s, signs that our planet is irrevocably changing can be found everywhere. In the last year alone, ocean temperatures broke records, Antarctic melting reached unprecedented rates, and extreme weather swept through the US, Europe, and the Arctic.
Accelerated planet-wide warming has been linked to more species extinctions, an increased number of annual heat-waves, and more frequent natural disasters like wildfires and hurricanes.
According to the most recent report from the United Nations' International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), global temperatures will likely rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels between 2030 and 2052 if warming continues at the current rate. Staying under that threshold was the optimistic goal set in the Paris climate agreement.
If we hope to limit some of these climate change-related consequences, nations and industries must make drastic cuts — and soon — to greenhouse-gas emissions from energy production, transportation, industrial work, farming, and other sectors. An increasing number of people are demanding such action: In September, 4 million across 161 countries participated in a worldwide climate strike led by Swedish youth activist Greta Thunberg.
But if emissions continue to increase and Earth's temperature increases by more than 3 degrees Celsius, according to the IPCC , oceans would be an average of 3 feet higher by the year 2100. Those rising seas would displace 680 million people in low-lying coastal zones, along with 65 million citizens of small island states.
Read More: Sea levels are projected to rise 3 feet within 80 years, according to a new UN report. Hundreds of millions of people could be displaced.
Even if carbon emissions dropped to zero tomorrow, scientists say we'll still be watching human-driven climate change play out for centuries.
"There's no stopping global warming," Gavin Schmidt, a climate scientist and the director of NASA's Goddard Institute of Space Studies, previously told Business Insider. "Everything that's happened so far is baked into the system."
Now it's a matter of trying to "save what we can save," according to Thunberg.
Here's what the Earth could look like by 2100 in our best- and worst-case scenarios.To understand where we're headed, we must first assess the changes we're already observing. Since 2001, we've seen 18 of the 19 warmest years ever.
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Four of the five hottest years on record have happened since 2015. This year is on pace to be the third-hottest on record globally.
Source: Climate Central
The planet's oceans absorb a whopping 93% of the extra heat that greenhouse gases trap in the atmosphere. Last year was the hottest year on record for the oceans.
See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Scientists say these 11 major cities could become unlivable within 80 yearsThe California power outages show how dire the wildfire crisis has gotten — 9 of the state's 10 biggest fires came in the last 16 yearsGreta Thunberg's fans are upset she didn't win the Nobel Prize, but a peace expert says she should have never been a contenderDON'T MISS: At least 20 people have died from Europe's extreme heat. The Arctic caught on fire. This is what climate change looks like.
SEE ALSO: One of Antarctica's biggest glaciers will soon reach a point of irreversible melting. That would cause sea levels to rise at least 1.6 feet.
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- Huffington Post UK 19:58October 17, 2019Trump Will Host G7 Summit In 2020 At One Of His Own Resorts
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- Business Insider 19:22October 17, 2019Top White House adviser suggests Fed officials are part of 'deep state'Associated Press White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Thursday made a baseless claim that Federal Reserve officials were part of the so-called deep state.
The comment was an escalation in a long-running pressure campaign the Trump administration has waged against the US central bank.
"The deep state board staff, of course, has not been helpful," Kudlow said. "Oops, did I say that?"
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Thursday made a baseless claim that Federal Reserve officials were part of the so-called deep state. The comments escalated a long-running pressure campaign the Trump administration has waged against the US central bank.
"I don't want to get into a lot of Fed bashing," Kudlow told CNBC in an interview. "They do the best they can. Their models are highly flawed. The deep state board staff, of course, has not been helpful. Oops, did I say that?"See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: The US women's national team dominates soccer, but here's why the US men's team sucksSee Also:The hardest colleges and universities to get into in every stateA tech billionaire's $100 million Palo Alto home set the record for the most expensive Bay Area listing in a decade in 2018. Now it's taken a $50 million price cut.Today is National Dictionary Day — here are the 10 most confusing words in the English language, according to Merriam-WebsterSEE ALSO: Farmers are skeptical of the partial trade pact Trump announced with China
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- Business Insider 18:21October 17, 2019Zayn Malik just cut the price of his SoHo bachelor pad to $10.2 million. Here's a look inside the 4-bathroom penthouse he bought after his breakup with Gigi Hadid.Dallien Realty; Andrew Kelly/Reuters Zayn Malik listed his New York City penthouse for $10.8 million in July of 2019, according to the Observer.
He's now cut that price to $10.2 million.
He purchased the home in March 2018, shortly after his breakup with model Gigi Hadid was announced.
The home, located at 63 Greene Street in Manhattan, boasts 3,597 square feet of interior space and an additional 932 square feet of exterior space.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Singer-songwriter Zayn Malik, a former member of the famous pop band One Direction, is off-loading his New York City penthouse less than two years after purchasing it.
According to the Observer, Malik purchased the home in March 2018, shortly after his breakup with model Gigi Hadid was announced, for $10.69 million. (The two reunited shortly after but have since broken up once again.) He listed the home in July of 2019 for $10.8 million.
Now, he's cut that price to $10.2 million, which is over $400,000 less than what he purchased it for.
Read more: Matthew Perry just listed his Los Angeles penthouse for $35 million, and it's the most expensive condo in the city — here's a look inside
The 26-year-old's bachelor pad is located in SoHo, a swanky neighborhood in Lower Manhattan. According to the property listing, the 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom penthouse boasts 3,597 square feet of interior space and an additional 932 square feet of rooftop terrace space.
Keep reading for an inside look at the multimillion-dollar home.Singer-songwriter Zayn Malik purchased the SoHo penthouse in March 2018 for $10.69 million.
SoHo is a neighborhood located in Lower Manhattan. It's about a 20-minute subway ride from Midtown Manhattan.
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The penthouse is located on Greene Street, a cobblestone street known for its stunning architecture and boutique stores.
Photos from StreetEasy listing courtesy of Dallien Realty
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See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:48 US cities where you can buy a mansion for under $1 millionHere's how the Trump family spends their billions, from a $15 million beachfront estate in St. Martin to a $32 million fleet of private helicopters and airplanesThe Rock just married longtime girlfriend Lauren Hashian. Here's how the highest-paid actor in Hollywood makes and spends his millions.SEE ALSO: Inside one of the oldest and most expensive mansions in Charleston, which is selling for $15 million and was once owned by Abraham Lincoln's granddaughter
DON'T MISS: Former NFL quarterback Joe Montana's California estate is on the market at a 41% price cut — and it comes with an equestrian facility and a shooting range. Here's a look inside.
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- The Guardian(UK) 16:22October 17, 2019Can Johnson pass his Brexit deal through the House of Commons?Without DUP support, PM needs ERG, ex-Tories and pro-deal Labour MPs to get it over the lineBrexit latest – live Related: Boris Johnson and EU reach Brexit deal without DUP backing Boris Johnson faces an uphill battle to pass his Brexit deal through the House of Commons without the support of the DUP. It would be just about doable if he retains all MPs who voted for the deal last time, all of the 28 Eurosceptic “Spartans” who rejected Theresa May’s agreement, and wins over a handful of Labour MPs. Continue reading...
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