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New UnitedMasters deal will enable its artists get play across NBA properties

UnitedMasters came out of stealth about a year ago with a plan to help artists have a more direct relationship with their customers and fans and, more importantly, retain more control over their actual recordings. With $70MM from Alphabet, A16z, Floodgate an

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Nearly 120 days past federal judge's deadline, separated migrant kids are still under U.S. custody

Campaign Action The day before families all over the U.S. will gather around tables to celebrate Thanksgiving, children kidnapped from the arms of parents by the U.S. government continue to remain under U.S. custody, nearly 120 days past a federal judge’
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Nearly 120 days past federal judge's deadline, separated migrant kids are still under U.S. custody

Campaign Action The day before families all over the U.S. will gather around tables to celebrate Thanksgiving, children kidnapped from the arms of parents by the U.S. government continue to remain under U.S. custody, nearly 120 days past a federal judge’s reunification deadline. Of 25 kids eligible for reunification, tweeted MSNBC’s Jacob Soboroff, the parents of 18 have already been deported.  Some kids may never see their parents again, because a court filing also revealed that officials have a separate group of 99 kids who have “deported parents who have chosen not to reunite,” Soboroff continues. Perhaps some parents felt their child deserved a chance here. Perhaps others were coerced into being deported, as reports have indicated. Look at this administration’s track record, there’s plenty of reason to believe it’s more of the latter. One child separated from their family is one too many, yet the administration has a record number of migrant kids—14,000, according to officials—in U.S. custody, the vast majority of them minors who came to the U.S. alone. These kids could get released to sponsors, including relatives, but officials have been roadblocking this process, including arresting dozens of potential sponsors who have stepped forward. “Right now, unaccompanied children are being held in detention facilities or living in tent cities due in part to potential sponsors’ fear of retribution from ICE for coming forward,” said Sen. Kamala Harris of California. “This is an unacceptable obstacle to getting these children into a safe home, and we must fix it.” Harris and Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon have also introduced a bill to protect potential sponsors from immigration rest, and it could easily pass in a Democratic House next year. What a Democratic House also means is a meaningful investigation into the administration’s barbaric “zero tolerance” policy and kidnapping of thousands of children, a crisis that will continue as long as children continue to remain separated. “The reckoning for one of Trump's most disgraceful and unconscionable policies begins,” Daily Kos’s Kerry Eleveld tweeted. “Everyone who had a hand in the family separations should be held to account.”

In 2016, Trump's new acting attorney general argued Hillary Clinton should be indicted

«I would indict Hillary Clinton,» read the July 2016 USA Today op-ed penned by Matthew Whitaker, Donald Trump's now acting attorney general.  What a coincidence. The New York Times reported Tuesday that this spring Trump wanted his White Hou
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In 2016, Trump's new acting attorney general argued Hillary Clinton should be indicted

«I would indict Hillary Clinton,» read the July 2016 USA Today op-ed penned by Matthew Whitaker, Donald Trump's now acting attorney general.  What a coincidence. The New York Times reported Tuesday that this spring Trump wanted his White House counsel Don McGahn to direct the Department of Justice to prosecute both Hillary Clinton and former FBI Director James Comey. McGahn reportedly rejected the request, explaining to Trump that he didn't have the legal authority to order such a prosecution and doing so would put Trump on shaky ground politically and perhaps even otherwise. McGahn also followed up by memorializing his advice in a memo (in other words, there's a written record). In the op-ed, Whitaker took issue with then-FBI Director Comey's conclusion in summer of 2016 that «no reasonable prosecutor» would indict Clinton over her handling of government emails. «I disagree,» Whitaker wrote. «I believe myself to have been a reasonable prosecutor, and when the facts and evidence show a criminal violation has been committed, the individuals involved should not dictate whether the case is prosecuted.» This is just one more instance in which Whitaker’s public assertions appear to fulfill Trump’s greatest aspirations for how the Justice Department would be run. Of course, Whitaker has also taken a very skeptical view of Robert Mueller’s Russia probe and even mused about how it could be effectively ended.  When he was serving as chief of staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Whitaker also spoke regularly with Trump and top White House aides. White House Chief of Staff John Kelly even bragged about Whitaker being the the West Wing’s “eyes and ears” within the Justice Department. Whitaker’s role bears eerie parallels to the Watergate era, when President Richard Nixon plumbed a mole within the Justice Department to track the agency’s investigation into his own presidency. On Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer urged the Justice Department’s Inspector General to investigate whether Whitaker improperly shared confidential information with Trump about Mueller’s investigation.  “I write today to urge you to begin an immediate investigation into whether there has been any political interference with an ongoing Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation related to President Trump's campaign, transition, and administration's contacts with the Russian Federation and attempts of Russia to interfere with the 2016 United States election,” Schumer wrote to Michael E. Horowitz, the department watchdog. 

Lying Trump told yet another one, this time about an extra $500 million for CA fire prevention

Day after day after day after day, Donald Trump fabricates, falsifies, deceives, invents, concocts, manufactures, misrepresents, equivocates, and prevaricates. In short, along with all the other destructiveness he’s brought to the office of the presidency,
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Lying Trump told yet another one, this time about an extra $500 million for CA fire prevention

Day after day after day after day, Donald Trump fabricates, falsifies, deceives, invents, concocts, manufactures, misrepresents, equivocates, and prevaricates. In short, along with all the other destructiveness he’s brought to the office of the presidency, he has normalized lying. Not that other presidents haven’t also told lies, sometimes very big ones. But Trump is clearly shooting for a record, to be a tremendous liar, the best liar ever to lead the nation. At the rate he is going, by the time he leaves office, even if that should occur next year, No. 45 will have lied more times since taking the oath of office than all 44 previous presidents combined.  Last weekend, while touring the devastation caused by two California fires whose death toll now stands at 81, Trump told two more lies. One was about how he learned in discussions with the president of heavily forested Finland that the Finns rake their forests to keep the fire hazard low. The Finnish president’s response was a diplomatic version of WTF. There was no talking about raking that he can remember. The other lie—wrote Emily Cadei at McClatchy (whose editor wimped out and headlined as “an error”)—came when Trump said there would be a half-billion-dollar bump in the 2018 federal budget for mitigating wildfires: “$500 million. That will be in the farm bill. We just put it in,” Trump told reporters at the Incident Command Post for the Camp Fire in Chico, Calif on Nov. 17. “We have a new category, and that’s management and maintenance of the forests. It’s very important. Just one problem: “I’m not sure where he got that from,” said one congressional aide, who was not authorized to speak on the record, echoing the sentiment of a number of colleagues on Capitol Hill. The reality is that there is no such funding provision in the 2018 Farm Bill, which authorizes federal agriculture and land management programs but does not appropriate funds. That requires separate spending legislation, a congressional source familiar with the Farm Bill confirmed.

Rep. Seth Moulton pens bogus argument against Pelosi as speaker

Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton, one of the key ringleaders of the conservative uprising against Nancy Pelosi's leadership, laid out his best argument Tuesday against her speakership complete with bogus reasoning and dated polling to back it up. The crux of M
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Rep. Seth Moulton pens bogus argument against Pelosi as speaker

Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton, one of the key ringleaders of the conservative uprising against Nancy Pelosi's leadership, laid out his best argument Tuesday against her speakership complete with bogus reasoning and dated polling to back it up. The crux of Moulton's justification for ousting Pelosi comes down to this: the voters who sent some 40 new Democrats to Congress this cycle wanted «real change and new leadership in Washington.» «And if we, as Democrats, are going to answer that call, we can't turn around and choose the same leadership we've had in place since 2003,» Moulton wrote at CNN. It is entirely disingenuous of Moulton to hide behind voters in order to rationalize his anti-Pelosi campaign. The «real change» voters clearly endorsed in the election was for competent leadership (i.e. a check on Trump) and shoring up health care.  In fact, the top two issues driving people's votes for Democrats in the AP exit polls were health care and Donald Trump: nearly 4 in 10 people who voted for Democrats said health care was their top issue; another 4 in 10 people said they cast their vote to express opposition to Trump. Those two issues dominated the mindset of pro-Democratic voters. Voters plainly didn't vote against Pelosi; they voted against Trump and in favor of shoring up the healthcare law Pelosi both passed in 2010 and helped to build their entire midterm strategy around. But if you want to look at the election as a head-to-head between Pelosi and Trump—which is certainly the matchup Republicans spent millions of dollars hyping—Pelosi won without a doubt. Anti-Trump votes led the way to Democrats' victory. In order to buttress his point, Moulton cites Gallup polling suggesting 56 percent of Democrats favor new leadership over Pelosi. The poll was conducted Oct. 15-28, well before Pelosi-led Democrats executed the most impressive takedown of Republicans since Watergate. Huh, why use last month's polling, Seth? Here's why, from Quinnipiac Tuesday: Democrats say 53 - 27 percent they would like to see U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi return to her position as Speaker of the House of Representatives. Levels of support are consistent across the Democratic political spectrum. Huh, it seems Moulton's coup only enjoys the support of a quarter of Democrats.

Arkansas Medicaid work requirement fiasco actually causing working people to lose jobs

One of the 12,000 people in Arkansas who have been summarily kicked off of Medicaid and who are suing the state over it is Adrian McGonigal. Ironically, this formerly full-time worker ultimately lost his job over the state's work requirement. The Washington P
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Arkansas Medicaid work requirement fiasco actually causing working people to lose jobs

One of the 12,000 people in Arkansas who have been summarily kicked off of Medicaid and who are suing the state over it is Adrian McGonigal. Ironically, this formerly full-time worker ultimately lost his job over the state's work requirement. The Washington Post's Catherine Rampell features McGonigal in a story about how badly the new requirement is harming the people it purports to help. McGonigal worked full time at a chicken plant, despite having the chronic lung disease COPD. The disease was managed by prescription medication that was funded by Medicaid he qualified for under the state's expansion plan. He says he didn't get clear information on how to report his work. «Like many I spoke with, McGonigal says he got confusing and sometimes conflicting information from the state's Department of Human Services, which told him to report online,» Rampell writes. «He doesn't have a cellphone or computer, so he borrowed his sister-in-law's smartphone.» «I thought that everything was good,» he told me in an interview for The Post and «PBS NewsHour.» «I thought it was just a one-time deal that you reported it, and then that was it.» The state requires enrollees to report every month, but didn't communicate that to McGonigal. He didn't find out that he had been dropped until he tried to fill his COPD prescription and was told he no longer had coverage. Without the medication, he ended up in the emergency room and missed work. «I tried to stick it out, and still go to work, but I just couldn't do it,» he said. He was laid off. Losing Medicaid coverage made him lose his job. Here's one of the real kickers to what Arkansas is doing: Enrollees are required to report their hours online, a cost-saving measure by the state to avoid hiring more staff to take the reports by phone, in person, or through the mail. But this: «Most indefensibly, the website shuts down every single night between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. for 'scheduled maintenance.'» That's just cruel. And likely unconstitutional, as McGonigal seeks to prove.

Democratic wins in secretary of state races could have big impact on voting rights

Democrats have won secretary of state offices in Arizona, Michigan and Colorado — here’s why it matters
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Democrats have won secretary of state offices in Arizona, Michigan and Colorado — here’s why it matters

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Technical error exposes Amazon users' names, email addresses - CNET

This is the second time in as many months Amazon has had to tell customers their email addresses were wrongly disclosed.
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Technical error exposes Amazon users' names, email addresses - CNET

This is the second time in as many months Amazon has had to tell customers their email addresses were wrongly disclosed.

Cyber Monday sales: 3 dirty little secrets you should know before Black Friday - CNET

Commentary: Don't delay a good Black Friday purchase -- the Cyber Monday deals aren't likely to be dramatically better.
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Cyber Monday sales: 3 dirty little secrets you should know before Black Friday - CNET

Commentary: Don't delay a good Black Friday purchase -- the Cyber Monday deals aren't likely to be dramatically better.

Quikr revenue soars 95% to Rs 173 cr in FY18

Quikr claims to get over 30 million unique users a month. It operates several classifieds businesses across C2C, cars, education, homes, jobs and services.
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Quikr revenue soars 95% to Rs 173 cr in FY18

Quikr claims to get over 30 million unique users a month. It operates several classifieds businesses across C2C, cars, education, homes, jobs and services.

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Facebook appeals UK data watchdog’s £500k Cambridge Analytica fine

Facebook has said it will appeal against a £500,000 penalty issued by the UK’s data watchdog this summer following a lengthy investigation into the Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal. Facebook told the regulator an estimated one million UK users w
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Facebook appeals UK data watchdog’s £500k Cambridge Analytica fine

Facebook has said it will appeal against a £500,000 penalty issued by the UK’s data watchdog this summer following a lengthy investigation into the Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal. Facebook told the regulator an estimated one million UK users were among the 87M of its users whose private data was harvested by Dr. Aleksandr Kogan and his company […]

Found, Inside Dead Sperm Whale: 100 Plastic Cups, 4 Plastic Bottles, 25 Plastic Bags, 2 Flip-Flops

A dead sperm whale had more than 100 plastic cups, plastic bags, flip flops and other pieces of plastic in its stomach when it was found rotting on a beach in Indonesia.
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Found, Inside Dead Sperm Whale: 100 Plastic Cups, 4 Plastic Bottles, 25 Plastic Bags, 2 Flip-Flops

A dead sperm whale had more than 100 plastic cups, plastic bags, flip flops and other pieces of plastic in its stomach when it was found rotting on a beach in Indonesia.

Exploding Stars Make Key Ingredient Found in Glass

A new study using observations by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope reports for the first time that silica — one of the most common minerals found on Earth — is formed when massive stars explode.
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Exploding Stars Make Key Ingredient Found in Glass

A new study using observations by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope reports for the first time that silica — one of the most common minerals found on Earth — is formed when massive stars explode.

CV Compiler is a robot that fixes your resume to make you more competitive

Machine learning is everywhere now, including recruiting. Take CV Compiler, a new product by Andrew Stetsenko and Alexandra Dosii. This web app uses machine learning to analyze and repair your technical resume, allowing you to shine to recruiters at Google, Y
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CV Compiler is a robot that fixes your resume to make you more competitive

Machine learning is everywhere now, including recruiting. Take CV Compiler, a new product by Andrew Stetsenko and Alexandra Dosii. This web app uses machine learning to analyze and repair your technical resume, allowing you to shine to recruiters at Google, Yahoo and Facebook. The founders are marketing and HR experts who have a combined 15 […]

Amazon admits it exposed customer email addresses, but refuses to give details

Amazon’s renowned secrecy encompasses its response to a new security issue, withholding info that could help victims protect themselves. Amazon emailed users Tuesday, warning them that a it exposed an unknown number of customer email addresses after a ̶
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Amazon admits it exposed customer email addresses, but refuses to give details

Amazon’s renowned secrecy encompasses its response to a new security issue, withholding info that could help victims protect themselves. Amazon emailed users Tuesday, warning them that a it exposed an unknown number of customer email addresses after a “technical error” on its website. When reached for comment, an Amazon spokesperson told TechCrunch that the issue […]

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This Total-Body Scanner Is a Breakthrough For Medical Science

Remember when we thought 3D ultrasounds were the coolest thing since sliced bread? Well, the first medical imaging scanner able to capture a 3D picture of the whole human body at once has […] The post This Total-Body Scanner Is a Breakthrough For Medica
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This Total-Body Scanner Is a Breakthrough For Medical Science

Remember when we thought 3D ultrasounds were the coolest thing since sliced bread? Well, the first medical imaging scanner able to capture a 3D picture of the whole human body at once has […] The post This Total-Body Scanner Is a Breakthrough For Medical Science appeared first on Geek.com.

Special dogs comfort holiday travelers at East Texas airport

TYLER, Texas (AP) - Dixie Diedering, 89, of New London, and her daughter Dee checked in for their flight to Dallas on Monday at Tyler Pounds Regional Airport. Elly and Klondike met them near the Transportation Security Administration checkpoint before their f
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Special dogs comfort holiday travelers at East Texas airport

TYLER, Texas (AP) - Dixie Diedering, 89, of New London, and her daughter Dee checked in for their flight to Dallas on Monday at Tyler Pounds Regional Airport. Elly and Klondike met them near the Transportation Security Administration checkpoint before their flight. The Tyler Morning Telegraph reports the visit wasn't ...

‘Black Lightning’ Season 2, Episode 6 Recap: A Strange and Scary New Villain

Black Lightning has always felt somehow more grounded than the rest of the CW fare. Yes, there are metahumans and conspiracies and powers, but the story always kept its focus on the characters. It […] The post ‘Black Lightning’ Season 2, Ep
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‘Black Lightning’ Season 2, Episode 6 Recap: A Strange and Scary New Villain

Black Lightning has always felt somehow more grounded than the rest of the CW fare. Yes, there are metahumans and conspiracies and powers, but the story always kept its focus on the characters. It […] The post ‘Black Lightning’ Season 2, Episode 6 Recap: A Strange and Scary New Villain appeared first on Geek.com.

The Ultimate Super Smash Bros. Character Guide: King K. Rool

King K. Rool Comes Aboard! Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is huge. Not just in terms of hype and importance and sales potential, but just in terms of sheer stuff. The Nintendo Switch mascot […] The post The Ultimate Super Smash Bros. Character Guide: King K
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The Ultimate Super Smash Bros. Character Guide: King K. Rool

King K. Rool Comes Aboard! Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is huge. Not just in terms of hype and importance and sales potential, but just in terms of sheer stuff. The Nintendo Switch mascot […] The post The Ultimate Super Smash Bros. Character Guide: King K. Rool appeared first on Geek.com.

‘The Flash’ Season 5, Episode 6 Recap: A New Villain Debuts to Little End

Sometimes you think you know what you want from The Flash. These past few weeks, the most enjoyable arcs have been watching Ralph and Sherloque play detective and watching Caitlin solve the mystery […] The post ‘The Flash’ Season 5, Episode
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‘The Flash’ Season 5, Episode 6 Recap: A New Villain Debuts to Little End

Sometimes you think you know what you want from The Flash. These past few weeks, the most enjoyable arcs have been watching Ralph and Sherloque play detective and watching Caitlin solve the mystery […] The post ‘The Flash’ Season 5, Episode 6 Recap: A New Villain Debuts to Little End appeared first on Geek.com.

Niantic Tapped For GPS-Based Augmented Reality Tourism Games

Can Niantic do for tourism what it’s done for pocket monsters? Known for augmented reality games Ingress and Pokemon Go, the software developer is partnering with the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) […] The post Niantic Tapped Fo
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Niantic Tapped For GPS-Based Augmented Reality Tourism Games

Can Niantic do for tourism what it’s done for pocket monsters? Known for augmented reality games Ingress and Pokemon Go, the software developer is partnering with the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) […] The post Niantic Tapped For GPS-Based Augmented Reality Tourism Games appeared first on Geek.com.

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Shannon Sharpe doesn’t think LeBron will ‘go outside of himself’ to make a statement in Cleveland

Shannon Sharpe talks NBA on today's show. Hear why he thinks LeBron James will not set out to make a statement in his return to the Cleveland since leaving the team for the Los Angeles Lakers.
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Shannon Sharpe doesn’t think LeBron will ‘go outside of himself’ to make a statement in Cleveland

Shannon Sharpe talks NBA on today's show. Hear why he thinks LeBron James will not set out to make a statement in his return to the Cleveland since leaving the team for the Los Angeles Lakers.

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