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Kanye West donates $150,000 for security guard killed by officer

CNN - Sun, 2018-11-18 11:27
Rapper Kanye West donated $150,000 to a memorial fundraising site for a security guard shot by an officer in his hometown Chicago.

SURFACING: For Jewish Israelis of Yemenite Heritage, Reviving a Past

NY Times - Sun, 2018-11-18 11:02
Prewedding henna ceremonies have regained popularity in Israel’s Jewish Yemenite community, an expression of ethnic pride in their heritage and traditions.

Surprise guest joins Michelle Obama onstage

CNN - Sun, 2018-11-18 11:00
Barack Obama made a surprise appearance at Michelle Obama's book tour in Washington, comparing himself to Jay-Z at a Beyonce concert.

Huge, previously unknown impact crater found beneath Greenland’s ice

Ars - Sun, 2018-11-18 11:00

Enlarge (credit: Natural History Museum of Denmark et al.)

You might not think of giant impact craters as being particularly subtle or in any way capable of hiding from us. If so, you’ll be surprised by the discovery, announced this week, of a 31-kilometer- (19-mile-) wide crater we didn’t know existed.

Let’s get the important questions out of the way—no, the crater isn’t home to a Godzilla or some Lovecraftian horror. It’s filled with ice. And that’s how it escaped our notice for so long.

The crater lies beneath Hiawatha Glacier in northwestern Greenland. One of the tools researchers use to monitor the shrinking of the Greenland Ice Sheet is airborne radar surveys. The resulting high-resolution data shows the shape of the ice sheet’s surface, some of its internal layering, and even the bedrock below. In this case, it revealed a suspiciously circular depression in the ice near the glacier’s edge.

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Trump Cried ‘Fraud’ in Florida. Ron DeSantis Said, Tone It Down.

NY Times - Sun, 2018-11-18 10:58
Ron DeSantis has taken a quiet, nonconfrontational approach during the fractious recount that preceded his victory as governor.

Sen. Flake: 'Worth using a little leverage' to get Mueller bill passed

CNN - Sun, 2018-11-18 10:36
Retiring Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said on Sunday that he has threatened to vote against federal judicial nominees because "it's worth using a little leverage" to spur a vote on a bill to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.

New TV spot for Glass will make you want to believe in super powers

Ars - Sun, 2018-11-18 10:30

Enlarge / Elijah Price, aka "Mr. Glass" (Samuel L. Jackson), Kevin Wendell Crumb, aka "The Horde" (James McAvoy), and David Dunn (Bruce Willis) find themselves thrown together in a mental institution. (credit: Universal Pictures)

An evil genius in a wheelchair and a psychotic serial killer with superhuman abilities join forces to escape from a mental institution in the new TV spot for Glass—the third and final installment in what's become known as director M. Night Shyamalan's "Unbreakable trilogy." The trilogy brings together characters from his 2000 film Unbreakable and his 2016 box-office hit, Split.

(Spoilers for Unbreakable and Split below.)

Unbreakable tells the story of a security guard named David Dunn (Bruce Willis). Dunn is the sole survivor of a horrific train crash who draws the attention of a wheelchair-bound comic-book art dealer named Elijah Price (Samuel Jackson). Price, who has a genius-level IQ, suffers from a rare disease that gives him very fragile, easily fractured bones. He has become convinced that he must have an opposite "unbreakable" counterpart; he thinks Dunn might be that man.

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Ariana Grande debuts new look

CNN - Sun, 2018-11-18 10:08
Ariana Grande is known to rock a high ponytail, but those days are long gone -- for now.

Democrats see an opening in Mississippi Senate runoff

CNN - Sun, 2018-11-18 10:07
To have a shot at another stunner in a Senate race in the Deep South, Democrats knew their candidate, Mike Espy, needed something dramatic to shift the landscape.

Formula Three driver survives airborne crash

CNN - Sun, 2018-11-18 10:06
A teenage German driver has fractured her spine after suffering a horrifying airborne crash at Macau Grand Prix's Formula Three final on Sunday.

Instacart changes how it pays shoppers, but many say they’re now making less

Ars - Sun, 2018-11-18 10:00

Enlarge / Kaitlin Myers, a shopper for Instacart, navigates the aisles as she shops for a customer at Whole Foods in Denver. Myers receives a grocery list from an Instacart customer and then completes the shopping on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. (credit: Denver Post / Cyrus McCrimmon / Getty Images)

Earlier this month, Instacart publicly announced that it had redesigned its "shopper experience for more choice and clarity," adding that it aimed to "provide clearer and more consistent earnings."

The San Francisco-based startup, which has more than doubled its total venture capital funding amount in a year to $1.6 billion, allows customers to buy  groceries online, which according to the company are marked up for 30 percent of partner retailers. "Shoppers," in company parlance, are the ones doing the bulk of the labor—they constitute 70,000 workers across North America. The ratio of shoppers to bona fide employees is over 116 to 1.

Shoppers drive to the store, select the items, bag them, and deliver them. Sometimes they even correspond via app with the customer while shopping.

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CNN projects: Levin defeats Harkey in CA

CNN - Sun, 2018-11-18 09:50
California Democrat Mike Levin defeated Republican Diane Harkey by nearly 28,000 votes in a hotly contested race for a vacant US House seat, securing another blue vote for the new Democratically controlled House, CNN projects.

CNN projects: CA Democrat defeats longtime GOP representative

CNN - Sun, 2018-11-18 09:48
Democrat Harley Rouda has defeated California Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher with a current lead of about 17,000 votes, securing another seat for the new Democratic majority in the US House of Representatives, CNN projects.

Flake: Protecting Mueller must be priority

CNN - Sun, 2018-11-18 09:33
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) discusses a bill he co-sponsored to protect the Mueller probe in the wake of Matt Whitaker taking over the role of acting attorney general.
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