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Christmas Music, Twizzlers and Long Walks: The N.F.L.’s Obsession With Superstition

NY Times - Fri, 2018-12-07 10:05
Players (and officials) still cling to the pregame rituals they think will bring them success on the field.

Jobs report is weaker than expected

CNN - Fri, 2018-12-07 10:00
The US economy added 155,000 jobs in November. The unemployment rate remained at 3.7%

Trump's history of hiring undocumented workers

CNN - Fri, 2018-12-07 09:59
While President Donald Trump has pushed hardline immigration policies and vilified undocumented immigrants, his private club in New Jersey has employed people who managers allegedly knew were in the country illegally, The New York Times reported Thursday.

Trump doesn’t seem to be persuading anyone with his furious anti-Mueller rhetoric

Washington Post - Fri, 2018-12-07 09:57
Polling shows only a slight erosion in confidence in the special counsel's probe over time.

Stranger Things 3 game will let you jump into new Hawkins madness

Ars - Fri, 2018-12-07 09:53

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The forthcoming new season of Stranger Things will be accompanied by its own mobile game. Series creators Matt and Ross Duffer announced a new mobile game, simply titled Stranger Things 3: The Game, last night at The Game Awards and dropped a short trailer to tease the game. The game will follow the events of season 3 and will reportedly be available on all platforms.

The Duffer Brothers didn't provide any more details about the game, and the trailer is quite short, so it doesn't give too much away. However, it does show some of the show's beloved characters, including Hopper and Steve, fighting enemies in messy storage rooms, a food-court-like setting, and in front of a movie theater. Users will reportedly be able to take control of characters and go through some of the season's events, with surprises throughout.

The locations shown in the trailer jibe with the mega-mall that will come to Hawkins, Indiana, in the show's third season. The season's cryptic yet nostalgia-filled trailer promised that the town will "step into the future" with the addition of the Starcourt Mall, where we can expect to see characters hang out, shop, and even work (Steve appears to be the newest employee of the Scoops Ahoy ice cream shop).

Developer Bonus XP partnered with Netflix to create this 16-bit title, following up their previous partnership that created Stranger Things: The Game. That was another mobile, top-down game that was based loosely on the first season of the popular sci-fi show.

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The Daily 202: This week foreshadows the continuing escalation of the voting wars

Washington Post - Fri, 2018-12-07 09:49
Heated fights in N.C., N.H., Mich. and Wis. show the administration of elections is becoming more politicized.

The red flags on Trump’s new attorney general pick, William Barr

Washington Post - Fri, 2018-12-07 09:45
Last year, Barr said there was more substance to the Clinton-Uranium One situation than the Russia collusion investigation.

Trump confirms he will nominate William Barr as attorney general, Heather Nauert as U.N. ambassador

Washington Post - Fri, 2018-12-07 09:45
The president spoke to reporters as he left the White House Friday. Barr previously held the same position under President George H.W. Bush. Nauert is currently the State Department spokeswoman. This is a developing story. It will be updated.

Trump Picks William Barr, Attorney General Under H.W. Bush, To Return To DOJ Helm

NPR All Things Considered - Fri, 2018-12-07 09:44

The Justice Department veteran served as attorney general under President George H.W. Bush and now serves as a corporate lawyer. He's said to hold an expansive view on executive power.

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Snow to blanket the South this weekend

CNN - Fri, 2018-12-07 09:34
A significant winter storm will take shape beginning Friday over the Southern Plains and Texas, then spread this weekend through the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic.

New details help explain the origins of Mueller's investigation

CNN - Fri, 2018-12-07 09:32
In the hectic eight days after President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and top FBI officials viewed Trump as a leader who needed to be reined in, according to two sources describing the sentiment at the time.

Tourist killed in Costa Rica suffered 'absolutely violent' death, her father says

CNN - Fri, 2018-12-07 09:32
The body of a 36-year-old South Florida woman killed while vacationing in Costa Rica showed signs of a violent death, according to her father.

For Trump, Bush farewell is a first look at what presidential veneration could be

CNN - Fri, 2018-12-07 09:31
As he listened to military choirs and honor guards venerate George H.W. Bush on Wednesday, President Donald Trump found himself contemplating the vast scale of the job he holds --and wondering how his own legacy might compare.

2019 Grammy Nominations: Kendrick Lamar Leads, and Women Dominate Major Categories

NY Times - Fri, 2018-12-07 09:30
Facing criticism for a lack of diversity, the Recording Academy shifted its show’s processes, giving a crop of young and less heralded artists a chance to shine.

Schumer, Pelosi want climate-change measures in any infrastructure deal with Trump

Washington Post - Fri, 2018-12-07 09:23
The Democratic leaders are pushing for key provisions in one potential area of compromise with the Republican president.
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