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New Effort to Stop Human Trafficking Uses Data Analysis to Follow the Money

44 minutes ago   |   Fortune

A coalition of nonprofits, law enforcement, and financial institutions is working to prevent human trafficking via the Traffik Analysis Hub, a system that aims to identify...
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The NFL's treatment of Colin Kaepernick is why we're stuck with Maroon 5 at the Super Bowl

The NFL's treatment of Colin Kaepernick is why we're stuck with Maroon 5 at the Super Bowl

1 hour ago   |   Think Progress

Last month, the NFL announced that the featured performer for the halftime show at Super Bowl LIII would be Maroon 5, a band best known for a handful of inoffensive pop/rock...
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Donald Trump Says Economy Is Great. But Most People Say They're No Better Off

1 hour ago   |   Fortune

President Donald Trump frequently boasts about his administration's accomplishments, especially when it comes to the economy. GDP is up, the unemployment rate is down, and...
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Bankruptcy Questions Circle David's Bridal as It Misses Debt Payment

2 hours ago   |   Fortune

David's Bridal, the nation's largest wedding retailer, could be the next victim of the retail apocalypse. Bankruptcy questions are swirling around the company amid falling...
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How and Where to Preorder Apple's iPhone XR

2 hours ago   |   Fortune

After a bit of a wait, Apple's iPhone XR is now available for preorder. Apple unveiled its iPhone XR at a press event last month. The device is a hybrid of its new iPhone XS...
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Just 25% of Americans Think Kavanaugh Was Entirely Honest in His Testimony, Poll Finds

2 hours ago   |   Fortune

Just 25% of the American people believe Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was telling the whole truth when he testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee last month...
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Who Is Nick Clegg, Facebook's New Head of Global Affairs?

4 hours ago   |   Fortune   |   6 articles

On Friday, Nick Clegg took to Facebook , announcing to his followers that he would be joining Facebook. The former U.K. deputy prime minister will serve as Facebook's vice...
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Trump's closing argument is full of conspiracy theories and brute force. And it just might work

6 hours ago   |   NBC News

First Read is your briefing from "Meet the Press" and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.
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UN ‘Sheriff' Nikki Haley Championed Israel at the Expense of the US

6 hours ago   |   MintPress News

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley, has made her post a “more glamorous” position than her predecessors - as President Donald Trump described Haley's 2-year term at the...
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Nikki Haley Warns Against Describing One's Political Opponents As ‘Evil'

6 hours ago   |   Fortune

Outgoing U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley tried her hand at stand-up comedy-and presidential rhetoric-at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner in New York...
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Everything we know about Karlie Kloss' wedding dress

Everything we know about Karlie Kloss' wedding dress

The supermodel married Josh Kushner on Thursday wearing a custom gown designed by the famous French fashion house's first female creative director, Maria Grazia Chiuri. Read more ...

Mega Millions jackpot hits $1 billion mark ahead of Friday drawing

Mega Millions jackpot hits $1 billion mark ahead of Friday drawing

The Mega Millions jackpot might need to alter its name because the current amount is now at $1 billion. Read more ...

Man gets 12 years in prison for biting ex-girlfriend's lip off

Man gets 12 years in prison for biting ex-girlfriend's lip off

The woman underwent emergency plastic surgery but doctors were not able to reattach her lip. Read more ...

Mega Millions jackpot hits $1B, thanks to worsening odds

Mega Millions jackpot hits $1B, thanks to worsening odds

Friday night's Mega Millions estimated grand prize has hit a staggering $1 billion, continuing a trend of giant jackpots. Read more ...

Odell Beckham's dad jumps into the fray with John Mara critique

Odell Beckham's dad jumps into the fray with John Mara critique

Odell Beckaham Jr.'s got one supporter, at least: his dad. As Beckham Jr. deals with the fallout from his ill-advised ESPN interview and harsh criticism from Giants owner John... Read more ...

Speeding train runs over crowd watching fireworks in India, killing at least...

Speeding train runs over crowd watching fireworks in India, killing at least 50 people

NEW DELHI - A speeding train ran over a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India on Friday, killing at least 50 people, a Congress party leader... Read more ...

Plea reveals disgusting details on coach who abused 400 boys

Plea reveals disgusting details on coach who abused 400 boys

IOWA CITY, Iowa - A prominent Iowa youth basketball coach faces potentially decades in prison after admitting to a yearslong pattern of sexually exploiting and abusing at least... Read more ...

Facebook has hired Britain's former deputy prime minister as its global...

Facebook has hired Britain's former deputy prime minister as its global comms chief

Facebook has hired the UK's former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg to head up its global communications team, in a move that will doubtless cause shockwaves in the UK... Read more ...

Red Sox headed to World Series after defeating Astros 4-1 in ALCS Game 5

Red Sox headed to World Series after defeating Astros 4-1 in ALCS Game 5

The Boston Red Sox are heading back to the World Series for the first time in five years. Read more ...

Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. explains why he might cramp up: 'I really don't...

Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. explains why he might cramp up: 'I really don't like water'

Beckham was asked about his recent problems with dehydration, and he had a response many probably weren't expecting. Read more ...