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Farrah Abraham Rants: The Corrupt Media Discriminates Against Me!!

Farrah Abraham gets into trouble a lot. Sometimes with the law, but often with fans. When her Thanksgiving video took a bizarre turn and became a disjointed rant, her followers were quick to call her out. It's going to be an unseasonably warm winter, so it's an even worse autumn. While some of us suffered temperatures as high as 70 degrees on Thanksgiving Day, Farrah and Sophia were in Alaska. Winter is weeks away, but it's never too early for a winter wonderland ... or some absolute derangement. Farrah, like so many of us, took Thanksgiving as a time to contemplate that for which she is thankful in her life. Over a curiously edited photo of her walking around in a gorgeous snowy landscape, Farrah writes her thoughts on the matter. She begins with being thankful for ...

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Mother of slain Florida teen shot during his burial service

Associated Press COCOA, Fla. (AP) — An unknown gunman fired into a crowd gathered at a Saturday afternoon burial service of a teenager who was fatally shot by a Florida sheriff’s deputy earlier this month, officials said. The deceased teen’s mother was wounded by the bullet, Florida Today reported. The shooting happened as guests gathered at Riverview Memorial Gardens to pay their respects to 18-year-old Sincere Pierce. Pierce and 16-year-old Angelo Crooms were killed Nov. 13 by a Brevard County Sheriff’s deputy. The shot rang out as the pastor had just finished his prayers and the teen’s friends and loved ones were placing flowers on the casket, the newspaper reported. The loud popping sound was followed by stunned silence before Quasheda Pierce screamed that she’d been hit. The newspaper

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Bitcoin hits new all-time high after trading above $19,700 for the first time since 2017

Summary List Placement Bitcoin hit record highs on Monday, surging above $19,800 to smash its December 2017 peak. The world's most popular cryptocurrency traded at $19,843 as of 10:21 a.m ET, bringing the gain for the year to 186%. "The Bitcoin correction didn't last long, with the cryptocurrency having sights set on new highs once again," a senior market analyst at OANDA said. Rising inflation and increasingly negative views of modern monetary policy are forcing investors to look for alternative ways to preserve the value of their capital, the co-founder of Chainlink said. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Bitcoin set a new all-time high on Monday, trading above $19,700 for the first time in three years. The digital token was trading up 8% at $19,843 as of 10:21 a...

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Joe Biden may spark his first Senate confirmation fight after controversial pick for a top economic job

Summary List PlacementPresident-elect Joe Biden announced half a dozen picks for top economic jobs in his administration on Monday. Collectively, they signaled a willingness to put a more diverse team in charge of confronting the enormous challenge of rebuilding the economy after the pandemic. "As we get to work to control the virus, this is the team that will deliver immediate economic relief for the American people during this economic crisis and help us build our economy back better than ever," Biden said in a statement. Yet one of Biden's choices immediately ignited criticism from many Republicans: Neera Tanden as director of the Office of Management and Budget, the agency charged with designing and carrying out the annual spending plan. The position requires Senate confirmation — a...

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Morning Brief: L.A.’s ‘Targeted Stay-at-Home’ Order Goes into Effect Today

» A “targeted stay-at-home” order goes into effect today in Los Angeles County. The policy allows for far more activity than the stay-at-home orders issued in March, but does lower capacity caps on certain businesses categories and ban nearly all gatherings of non-household members. [Los Angeles Times] » Despite pleas of health experts and record-breaking COVID-19 surges, airports logged busy Thanksgiving weekend travel. The day before the holiday was the heaviest day for U.S. air travel since the pandemic began. [The Washington Post] » California Highway Patrol officers in tactical gear forcibly removed a family taking shelter in an unused, state-owned home in El Sereno. The incident triggered demonstrations and outcry.  [NBC Los Angeles] » Six Buddhist temples in Orange County have bee...

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Osmo’s fun STEM toy learning kits are getting rare discounts for Cyber Monday 2020, with savings of up to 40% off

  Summary List Placement Osmo is offering up to 40% off its STEM toy learning kits that inspire kids to get started with Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math concepts. Discounts on Osmo kits are very rare and they can be expensive, so this is a great time to try them out or bolster your collection. The Osmo Coding Starter Kit has everything you need to get started with an iPad or Fire tablet and combines tactile play with a digital world that introduces children to coding concepts. If you want to try Osmo and you have an iPad or Fire tablet, then the Base, which comes with two games, is cheaper than usual right now. See our guide to the best overall Cyber Monday deals here. Amid an explosion of Cyber Monday 2020 deals, discounts from the Osmo range of STEAM (Science, Technolo...

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Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway approaches 200% gain on Snowflake in under 3 months

Summary List Placement Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway invested $735 million in Snowflake when the cloud-data platform went public in September. The famed investor's company bought around 6.1 million shares that have roughly tripled in value to as much as $2.1 billion on Monday — a roughly $1.4 billion unrealized gain. Many Berkshire investors were surprised by the Snowflake investment, as Buffett has avoided unprofitable technology companies and IPOs for most of his career. However, one of Buffett's two portfolio managers and the CEO of Berkshire-owned Geico, Todd Combs, made the wager after experiencing Snowflake's offerings as a customer. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Warren Buffett raised some eyebrows when his Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate plowed $735...

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With new health order, Tara VanDerveer’s quest for win record hits speed bump

VanDerveer has 1,095 career wins under her belt in 42 seasons with the Cardinal, Ohio State and Idaho. At the helm of the No. 2 ranked team in the country, VanDerveer could have broken Summitt’s 1,098-win record on Dec. 11 against UC Davis. But that game was canceled, Stanford announced in a statement. The Cardinal’s scheduled game against San Diego at Maples Pavilion for Nov. 30 was also canceled, and two match-ups against Pac-12 foes Washington and Washington State slated to tip off at Stanford on Dec. 4 and Dec. 6 could be moved. Stanford is scrambling to reroute its season after the Santa Clara County public health department’s mandate to ban sports for three weeks amid a surge in COVID-19 cases. The mandate was announced Nov. 28 and could last until Dec. 21. Related Articles ...

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How to vote in Georgia’s US Senate runoff elections in January

Summary List PlacementOn January 5, 2021 Georgia will determine which party controls the US Senate with two runoff elections.  If no candidate in an election earns over 50% of the vote in Georgia, state law dictates that the top two vote-getters will advance to a runoff election. Georgia is one of a dozen states, most of which are in the South, that use runoff elections. In addition to the Senate races, a runoff for a Georgia Public Service Commissioner election will also take place on January 5. In the state's regularly-scheduled US Senate election, first-term Republican David Perdue will go to a runoff against Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff, a 33-year-old former investigative journalist and US House staffer who ran in the high-profile 2017 special election for the US House in Georgi...

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Slack surges 7% on report that Salesforce takeover will be announced Tuesday afternoon at a premium

Summary List Placement Slack jumped as much as 7% on Monday after CNBC reported the company's deal with Salesforce will be announced after markets close on Tuesday. Salesforce is set to price Slack at a premium to its current stock price. The workplace-communications company has rallied roughly 64% since the first reports of a Salesforce deal. The acquisition is set to be Salesforce's largest ever and among the largest in the sector. Watch Slack trade live here. Slack rallied as much as 7% on Monday after CNBC reported Salesforce's acquisition of the company will be announced after markets close on Tuesday. Salesforce's takeover will price the workplace-communications company at a premium to its current share price and consist of a half-stock, half-cash deal, according to the repor...

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Have hummingbirds learned to negotiate a San Jose home?

DEAR JOAN: Is it possible for hummingbirds to retain memory of entry and exit paths through an enclosed space? Two times recently, hummers — maybe just the same one — entered my downtown condo through a standard-width balcony door. The 20 feet of vertical space in the living room makes an airy fly-space for them while they presumably look for escape. Between flights, they rested on indoor plants as well as curtain rods just inches above the door jamb. I watched in awe and dismay from an upstairs bedroom overlook into the living room. In both cases, the hummers eventually flew up through that opening to zip around my bedroom before exiting out double-wide balcony doors. I feel lucky to have been visited. Rita Cortez, San Jose DEAR RITA: Hummingbirds do have excellent memories. They’re able

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Cyber Monday will be the biggest online shopping day in US history and sales could reach $12.7 billion, analysts say

Summary List PlacementCyber Monday could be the biggest online shopping day in US history, according to estimates from analysts. Retailers are trying to convince customers to shop online to avoid crowds during the pandemic, and it seems to be working. The US's biggest online shopping day so far is Cyber Monday 2019, when consumers spent around $9.4 billion online. But the figure for this year could be more than a third higher at $12.7 billion, Adobe Analytics said in its holiday forecast. Part of this is because people are shopping online for things such as groceries and alcohol that they bought in stores before the pandemic, Adobe said. Total US online sales over the holiday shopping season will reach around $189 billion, it added. This represents two years of growth in just one seaso...

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4 new holiday cookbooks to inspire festive appetizers, cocktails, cakes and more

The fall cookbook avalanche brought with it some wintery favorites. A cookbook with platters for small holiday gatherings, a collection on warming, winter cocktails and a veritable masterpiece on modern fruit cakes from a Martha Stewart alum are among the inspired picks. And for those who want to escape to classic, Edwardian-era dishes, there’s even a new Christmas-themed cookbook delving into the holiday foods of the PBS series “Downton Abbey.” Here are four fabulous holiday-inspired cookbooks. “Share + Savor” by Kylie Mazon-Chambers (Page Street Publishing)  Share + Savor Cheese and charcuterie platters are about to get even better. In “Share + Savor: Create Impressive and Indulgent Appetizer Boards for Every Occasion,” (Page Street, $22) author and blogger Kylie Mazon-Chambers adds appe

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Nikola slips 25% after striking long-awaited deal with General Motors that doesn’t include crucial equity stake (NKLA, GM)

Summary List Placement Nikola Corp. slipped 25% on Monday after it announced a long awaited deal with General Motors. The pair signed a memorandum of understanding that General Motors will provide Nikola with its Hydrotec fuel-cell system for use in Nikola's commercial semi-trucks. The deal does not include General Motors taking an equity stake in Nikola or an OEM partnership to build Nikola's Badger pickup truck. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Nikola Corp. briefly surged, and then dipped on Monday after the company said it reached a memorandum of understanding with General Motors to work together on the production of Nikola's commercial semi-trucks. The MOU replaces a previously announced deal that included General Motors taking a $2 billion equity stake in Nikol...

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