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Morning Brief: California Is Finalizing Its Vaccine Roll-Out Plan

» California is finalizing plans for who will be eligible to get a COVID vaccine first. The roll-out plan is expected to start with healthcare workers, then go to nursing home and care facility residents before being offered to the general public.  [Los Angeles Times] » Sheriff Villanueva has issued his first public response to recent actions by the Board of Supervisors aimed at removing him from office. He claims accusations against him are false and thinks the supervisors should focus on other matters. [ABC Los Angeles] » The state is considering taking emergency action to protect workers as workplace-linked infections continue to soar. New pandemic protections would cover almost all employees, except for those in medicine. [Los Angeles Times] » Just weeks after their World Series win,...

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Jenelle Evans Announces Fashion Line: Y’all Wanna Look Like Me and David?!

It's been about 18 months since Jenelle Evans got fired from Teen Mom 2, and her financial situation doesn't appear to ge getting anymore promising. In fact, Jenelle is desperately scrambling to try and figure out some way to avoid getting a real job. She's launched several business ventures over the course of the past year, but they've all gone bust almost immediately. (We're sure Jenelle blames Covid, but really, the problem is that her products are crap, and no one likes her.) The most infamous of these, of course, was the Jenelle Evans cosmetics line. Not only did JE Cosmetics fail, it flamed out in spectacular fashion. Evans has been accused of selling moldy makeup to fans, the result of her inventory having sat around untouched in a storage shed for several ye...

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Trump and his allies have won zero out of the 22 lawsuits they’ve filed since Election Day

Summary List PlacementFaced with the prospect of losing to a man he spent months hammering as corrupt, doddering, and mentally deficient, President Donald Trump is going on offense, spreading lies and conspiracy theories about a "rigged" election marred by "major fraud" from Democrats. He's alternated between demanding that some states stop counting ballots, which he doesn't have the power to do, and saying that others should keep counting, which they were doing anyway. To that end, the Trump campaign and other Republican groups have mounted 22 legal challenges since Election Day. They've won zero. The lawsuits argue that states and counties have violated election laws, playing into Trump's political strategy to discredit the results of the 2020 election that President-elect Joe Biden wo...

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Hollywood’s haunting stories fuel Instagram star Carla Valderrama’s new book

Like countless hopefuls before her, Carla Valderrama headed to Hollywood fueled by a dream, only to crash headlong into reality upon arrival. For Valderrama, acting was the dream that brought her south from Seattle in 2011. The reality was months of crashing on friends’ couches after she arrived. She survived through odd jobs and acting classes, auditions and the friendship of those she met through improv comedy work at the Upright Citizens Brigade. Marie Callender’s Whole Pie-To-Go Sale continues through Feb. 28. (Photo courtesy of Marie Callender’s) Marie Callender’s Whole Pie-To-Go Sale continues through Feb. 28. (Photo courtesy of Marie Callender’s) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Show Caption of Expand Five years later, a video she made went viral, lan

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Big Law career guide: here’s the latest news on pay, hiring, and hot practice areas

Summary List PlacementThe business of law is going through some major changes.  Some Big Law firms have made layoffs, others have rolled back compensation cuts that they imposed earlier in the year, and a select few are giving surprises bonuses to overworked first years. Meanwhile, firms are increasingly turning to tech to help boost productivity and cut costs. And aspiring lawyers are facing a lot of uncertainty thanks to virtual learning and a delayed firm recruiting timeline.  We've been tracking hiring trends and compensation changes at Big Law firms. We've also rounded up the hot practice areas that are helping bolster firm's revenue — and that young lawyers can lean into. Here's the latest.  Compensation We're tracking which top law firms are delaying their first-year associate cl...

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Nearly 3,500 federal employees will receive compensation from the US government for contracting COVID-19 at work

Summary List PlacementNearly 3,500 federal workers will receive injury compensation benefits from the US government after they contracted COVID-19 at work, the Department of Labor announced Friday. In an email to the Washington Post, the agency said the government had also granted death benefits to the family of 14 deceased employees on the same grounds. The Labor Department also said that more than 2,600 further claims for benefits under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA) were pending, including 68 for deaths. Since March, more than 6,600 federal workers have sought compensation for catching the coronavirus whilst at work. So far, 339 have been denied and 191 were withdrawn, the Washington Post reported. That's an increase from July, when around 4,000 federal employees had s...

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The best tech deals on Cyber Monday 2020: Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon, and more

 Summary List Placement Cyber Monday 2020 is set to kick off on Monday November 30, soon after Black Friday. For Cyber Week, Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, Target, and the rest of our favorite retailers will still be slashing prices on some of their best-selling gadgets.  Right now, you can save $50 on the Apple's AirPods Pro, $25 off the Amazon Echo Show 8, and $200 off a high-end LG TV. Sign up for Insider Reviews' weekly newsletter for more buying advice and great deals. Table of Contents: Masthead StickyWe'll be updating this post with new deals throughout Cyber Week. Bookmark this page to stay updated on all the latest Cyber Monday tech deals.  Cyber Monday 2020 is just around the corner and kicking off on November 30, the week after Thanksgiving and Black Friday.  As usual, we're expe

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7 reasons to consider the new Amex Platinum 75,000-point offer, even if you’re not traveling right now

Summary List Placement  The Platinum Card® from American Express came out with a stunning offer: 75,000 points after you spend at least $5,000 in your first 6 months of account opening. (Note: New Platinum Card® cardmembers can earn 10x points on eligible purchases at U.S. Gas Stations and U.S. Supermarkets, on up to $15,000 in combined purchases, during the first 6 months of card membership). This unique twist could add up to another 150,000 American Express Membership Rewards points if you meet the maximum spending. While this premium travel credit card does have a $550 annual fee (The Platinum Card® from American Express - Rates & Fees), the first-year benefits make it worth it whether you're traveling or not. Read Business Insider's guide to the best travel rewards credit card...

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The best dishwashers

Summary List Placement High-quality dishwashers leave your dishes sparkling clean and dry while efficiently using water and electricity. The Bosch 300 Series 24-inch Pocket Handle Dishwasher is our top pick because it features a third rack allowing it to hold more items, runs quietly, and uses less than three gallons of water per cycle. Read more: The best dishwasher detergents Table of Contents: Masthead StickyWhen my family and I moved cross-country into a house that was still in the process of being remodeled, the kitchen was in a barebones state. And, as I spent half an hour or so each day at the sink scrubbing the dishes, there was no appliance I missed more than a trusty dishwasher. When it comes to time-saving, a dishwasher is well worth the investment. And there are a number of f

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Visa announced a partnership with the NFL for a cashless Super Bowl experience

Summary List PlacementVisa will work with the NFL to create a digital, cashless Super Bowl experience that will apply to everything from parking to concessions and mobile ordering. Fans who only have cash can access ATMs that accept cash in exchange for Visa prepaid cards of up to $500, which can also be used outside the stadium. This partnership comes after payment technologies company InComm Payments launched a similar cashless payments solution for the Jacksonville Jaguars' home stadium, allowing fans to exchange cash for a prepaid Visa or Mastercard that's branded with the team's logo. InComm Payments plans to roll out this cashless solution to more sports venues across the US over the next few weeks. Stadiums' promotion of cashless spending reflects the overall trend toward digital ...

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Amazon’s Music Unlimited streaming service is free for 3 months as part of its pre-Black Friday sale

 Summary List Placement New Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers can get three months of the premium streaming tier for free. This paid tier opens up streaming access to over 60 million songs over the free tier. Current subscribers can also upgrade to the Family Plan free for three months, opening up access for up to six accounts. If you're looking for other deals, check out Amazon's Black Friday sale which starts today. See also: Amazon's Holiday Dash sales event promises Black Friday-like prices now through November 19 — here are the best deals available now. Read Insider Reviews' Black Friday and Cyber Monday coverage for more savings. Amazon's Black Friday sale is already underway, with savings on several Ring and Echo devices. In addition to products, several Amazon services are al...

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Ivanka Trump called the New York investigations into the Trump Organization’s finances ‘harassment’ and motivated by ‘rage’

Summary List PlacementIvanka Trump, the elder daughter of President Donald Trump and White House senior advisor, has described two fraud investigations into the Trump Organization's finances as "harassment." The New York Times reported on Thursday that two ongoing fraud investigations by New York city and state attorneys had expanded to including consulting-fee write-offs, some of which appeared to be to Ivanka Trump. "This is harassment pure and simple," Trump tweeted on Thursday, linking to the Times report. "This 'inquiry' by NYC democrats is 100% motivated by politics, publicity and rage. They know very well that there's nothing here and that there was no tax benefit whatsoever. These politicians are simply ruthless." This is harassment pure and simple. This ‘inquiry’ by NYC...

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How a wealth coach went from $70,000 in debt to a 7-figure net worth by building a new habit into her day

Summary List PlacementAdeola Omole has learned a lot about managing money since climbing her way out of $70,000 worth of debt. After losing her job at a law firm in Canada during a tough economy, Omole was faced with the debt she accumulated over the years from student loans, car loans, a line of credit, and credit cards, she said on an episode of Farnoosh Torabi's "So Money" podcast. As Omole, who was raised by immigrants as one of six children, watched her parents struggle financially, she came to think debt was a normal part of life, she said. "When I embarked on my debt-free journey, I learned very quickly that I had to unlearn everything I had been taught about money (both from society and through my upbringing), so I began to live my life for half the price by buying virtually ever...

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California jury recommends life without parole for former baseball star who killed his father, uncle and bystander

A former minor league baseball player who used a bat engraved with his name to bludgeon to death his father, uncle and a bystander inside a Corona home should spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole, a jury recommended on Thursday, Nov. 19. Brandon Willie Martin, 27, tilted his head back and clasped his hands behind it when the verdict was read in Riverside County Superior Court in Riverside. Defense attorney Christian R. Jensen patted co-counsel T. Edward Welbourn on the back. The jury could have recommended the death penalty. Judge Bernard J. Schwartz will make the final decision when he sentences Martin on Jan. 29, 2021. “This is a case we saw ending this way,” Welbourn said outside court. “We knew and believed so much in his mental illness that we were ho

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