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Why airplane takeoffs and landings are so dangerous

Summary List Placement Boeing research shows that takeoff and landing are statistically more dangerous than any other part of a flight.  49% of all fatal accidents happen during the final descent and landing phases of the average flight, while 14% of all fatal accidents happen during takeoff and initial climb.  During takeoff and landing, pilots have less time to react to problems because they're on or close to the ground and moving quickly.  Despite this, passengers still have a 95% chance of surviving an airplane accident, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Following is a transcript of the video.Narrator: You are much more likely to die eating a nice meal than you are in a plane crash. That being said, it happens.

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How Kimberly Guilfoyle became the female face of MAGA and turned boyfriend Don Jr. into a political powerhouse

Summary List PlacementAfter leaving Fox News in June 2018, likely as a result of a sexual-harassment allegations, according to The New Yorker, newscaster Kimberly Guilfoyle has refashioned herself as a conservative influencer for legions of female Trump supporters. Guilfoyle, who is dating President Donald Trump's oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., is a lead fund-raiser for the Trump reelection campaign. Her speech at the virtual Republican National Convention, in August, instantly became a meme, drawing comparisons to Mussolini and "The Hunger Games'" Effie Trinket. Mocked or not, it was the most talked-about speech of the convention, and it put Guilfoyle on a literal podium for Trump-loving conservatives. As for the 42-year-old Don Jr., in two years he's gone from just being Ivanka's broth...

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2 Florida men are accused of stealing mail-in ballots from a post office box

Summary List PlacementTwo Florida men are accused of stealing mail, which contained two mail-in ballots, from a post office mailbox in Broward County, according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel. While on patrol on October 27 just before midnight, a police officer saw the men idling beside a mailbox in Lighthouse Point, a suburb of Fort Lauderdale. When the officer stopped to question Junior Alexander Cabral, 28, and Vladimir Cabral Cuevas, 20, both of Miami-Dade County, he noticed a bag of mail between the front and center of the car, according to arrest reports. The office also saw a device that was used to take mail from the post office mailbox. When the mail was set aside, two mail-in ballots were discovered in the pile. Both Cabral and Cuevas were arrested and charged with stealing...

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Motorcyclist slams into rail on Peninsula highway

MILLBRAE — A motorcyclist died Thursday night after colliding with a rail while on a highway, the California Highway Patrol said. The 55-year-old San Mateo resident was on his Harley Davidson going southbound on US-101 to Millbrae Avenue when he came upon a sweeping right curve just before 9:30 p.m., and hit the rail head-on, the CHP said. Rescue workers rushed him to San Francisco General Hospital, but he died there. The man has not been publicly identified by authorities. Nobody else was injured. The CHP said it does believe drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash, but an autopsy will determine that. Related Articles Man slaps bicyclist from moving car, both die: Arrest and identification made 22-year-old Bay Area man faces hearing in hit...

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Rams at Miami Dolphins: Who has the edge?

RAMS (5-2) vs. DOLPHINS (3-3) When: 10 a.m. Sunday Where: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami TV/radio: Ch. 11, 710 AM, 1330 AM (Spanish) Line: Rams by 3½ What’s at stake? After playing their worst all-around game (the loss at San Francisco) followed by their best (the win over Chicago), the Rams look for the consistency the coaches have been talking about. The Rams would jump into first place in the NFC West if they win and Seattle loses to the 49ers. It would be a good way to cap the first half of their season and go into their bye week. Who’s better? It might be closer than the records suggest. The Dolphins have improved, going from 32nd in points allowed in 2019 to third in the league after bringing in six new defensive starters in their second season under Coach Brian Flores. They got the NFC W...

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Proud Boys flyers left on cars in Lincoln Square days before election

Flyers from the white nationalist hate group the Proud Boys were left on car windshields late Friday on several Lincoln Square blocks, including the 2100 block of West Montrose. | Bob Chiarito/For the Sun-Times President Donald Trump sparked outrage when instead of denouncing the group, he told them to “stand by.” Days before the election, flyers promoting the group showed up in a North Side neighborhood. Several residents in the Lincoln Square neighborhood woke Saturday morning to find flyers on their car windshields supporting the Proud Boys, a white nationalist hate group. At least five different flyers, three of which promoted the group, were put on cars sometime before 11:30 p.m. Friday night. Another flyer was fashioned to look like paper currency with an image of President Don

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How Are Americans Catching the Virus?

When the coronavirus first erupted in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in the spring, Mayor Paul TenHaken arrived at work each morning with a clear mission: Stop the outbreak at the pork plant. Hundreds of employees, chopping meat shoulder to shoulder, had gotten sick in what was then the largest U.S. virus cluster. That outbreak was extinguished months ago, and these days, when he heads into City Hall, the situation is far more nebulous. The virus has spread all over town. “You can swing a cat and hit someone who has got it,” said TenHaken, who had to reschedule his own meetings to Zoom this past week after his assistant tested positive for the virus. As the coronavirus soars across the country, smashing daily records and surpassing 9 million cases nationwide, tracing the path of the pandemic i

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Justin Herbert’s misinterpreted personality becomes Chargers’ gain

Republican candidate for California’s 39th Congressional District Young Kim (center left) speaks to guest as she arrives to the STC Center Banquet Hall in Rowland Heights, Calif. on Tuesday November 6, 2018. (Photo by Raul Romero Jr, Contributing Photographer) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers argues a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan (10) passes past Los Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) In this Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 photo, play groceries ...

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A new CDC study says more than 50% of people living with someone who had COVID-19 got it — usually in less than 5 days

Summary List PlacementA US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report released Friday suggests that getting the coronavirus from someone you live with can be quick and easy, no matter their age. The study, which is ongoing in over 100 households in Nashville, Tennessee and Marshfield, Wisconsin since April, found that more than half (53%) of study participants living with a sick person who tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, wound up sick themselves within a week. 75% of those secondary cases tested positive for the virus within five days or less, according to their daily, self-administered tests. "Persons who suspect that they might have COVID-19 should isolate, stay at home, and use a separate bedroom and bathroom if feasible," the study au...

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Bears WR Allen Robinson cleared from concussion protocol, will play vs. Saints

Robinson leads the team, by far, in targets, catches and yards receiving. | AP Photos After missing practice all week, Robinson is cleared and will play vs. the Saints. The Bears will have wide receiver Allen Robinson against the Saints on Sunday after he cleared the concussion, the team announced Saturday. “If he’s able to pass through it and everything is good to go, of course we want him to be out there,” coach Matt Nagy said Friday. “It’s kind of out of our hands.” Robinson has been the team’s best offensive player the last two seasons and hasn’t missed a game since Week 17 of the 2018 season. He is eighth in the NFL in catches (44) and ninth in yards receiving (544). He has 26% of the targets, and no other Bears player has 30-plus catches or 240-plus yards. Losing him would be a t...

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Gap’s new CMO has a plan to make it cool again: ‘We all know that Gap has struggled over the past several years’

Summary List PlacementMary Alderete became the chief marketing officer of Gap in February 2020.  She had her work cut out for her. Within a few weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic had begun to spread across the US, leading governors to order temporary shutdowns of nonessential businesses, including apparel stores like Gap.  The year 2020 has also brought with it the chaos of an election year and renewed attention to the issue of racial justice. Amid all of that, Alderete's goal has been to push Gap's brand to be more relevant and of-the-moment than it has been in recent years. Even before the pandemic, Gap was reporting slumping sales, and analysts were looking for more excitement to be infused into the brand. The clothing store's net sales dropped 28% in its most recent quarter, despite a 75% ...

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Why Utah’s 1st District race is so important this election year

In this composite image, Blake Moore, Republican candidate for the 1st Congressional District, left, speaks with attendees at a gallery stroll in Ogden on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, while at right, Democratic candidate Darren Parry, attends a meet-and-greet at Central Davis Junior High School in Layton on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. | Jeffrey D. Allred and Steve Griffin, Deseret News Hill Air Force Base, public lands key issues in contest SALT LAKE CITY — For the first time in 17 years, the 1st Congressional District will welcome a newcomer — either a Republican former foreign service officer or a Democrat who is a tribal leader of the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation. Blake Moore and Darren Parry may be opposites in many instances when it comes to their political ideology, but common

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Doug Collins announced Trump ally Roger Stone will campaign for him in Georgia

Summary List PlacementRoger Stone, a longtime ally to President Donald Trump who was convicted and sentenced to prison on charges of obstructing a congressional probe into 2016 election interference, will campaign alongside Doug Collins in Georgia. "There's no better way to wrap up our Trump Defender Tour than a rally with @realdonaldtrump's original defender, Roger Stone," Collins tweeted Friday, along with a brief video featuring Stone. "See you Monday!" There's no better way to wrap up our Trump Defender Tour than a rally with @realdonaldtrump's original defender, Roger Stone. See you Monday! RSVP here: https://t.co/UjHcYHfmOB pic.twitter.com/OGwqGNRmfw — Doug Collins (Text DOUG to 87123) (@CollinsforGA) October 30, 2020 "This is Roger Stone and I've got Georgia on my m...

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Minority US contact tracers bridge cultural divides and build trust in diverse cities nationwide

AP Photos Contact tracers like Kakoz who are able to connect with people mark a rare success in a contact tracing effort that has largely been a failure nationwide. SAN DIEGO — When a contact tracer called the Iraqi woman to say her 18-year-old daughter tested positive for the coronavirus and could quarantine for free in a hotel, the woman panicked — recalling the family’s terror of risking separation forever during their flight from Baghdad after a bomb killed her brother. The contact tracer, Iraqi immigrant Ethar Kakoz, had made a similar harrowing journey using smugglers to get out of Iraq after her parents were told she could be kidnapped. So Kakoz came up with a safe way for the teen to isolate herself at home in the San Diego suburb of El Cajon, knowing the mother couldn’t bear t

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